The 32nd annual Community Thanksgiving Feast at Howard Payne University will once again usher in the holiday season for area residents. It is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at HPU’s Mabee University Center.
The tradition has been supported throughout the years by numerous individuals and organizations. Last year, more than 2,000 meals were served on campus and through the home-delivery program.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, November 25, 2015.
Monday, November 23
*8:31 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 500 block of W. Commerce regarding criminal mischief. According to the report, a vehicle at a local auto dealership was “keyed” on the tailgate and the front and rear doors of the driver’s side.
*9:37 AM – Brownwood Police received a report of the sexual assault of a child. According to the report, the complainant stated a known juvenile sexually assaulted a 13-year-old female.
*11:35 AM – Brownwood Police received a report of the sexual assault of a child. According to the report, the complainant stated that her juvenile daughter was involved in a sexual relationship with someone over the age of 18.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28-year-old Ashland Clark of Staford, Texas on warrants related to three counts engaging in organized criminal activity/forgery. Clark was being held in the Brown County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $35,000 as of Tuesday morning.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37-year-old Regina Yvonne Holmes of Bangs on warrants related to speeding and failure to appear.*28-year-old Daniel Lee Mendietta turned himself in on a probation violation and two Travis County warrants related to driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Brownwood Regional Medical Center is offering community residents free help with evaluating insurance options and enrolling on the Marketplace. Appointments can be made with certified assisters by calling (325) 649-3331.
The purpose of the Health Insurance Marketplace is to offer all U.S. citizens access to affordable health plans that offer comprehensive benefits in an effort to keep you healthy.Question and answer sessions will be held on Tuesday, December 1 from 10-12 noon and on Wednesday, December 9 from 1-3 pm in the Brownwood Public Library. This is an opportunity for the public to come and ask questions and options for insurance to avoid the penalty of not having insurance for 2016.
Early Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Quilter’s Hide Out on Saturday, November 21, 2015.Quilter's Hide Out is for all things quilting. Quilting supplies, batting, fabric, tools, yarn and classes are all available at Quilter's Hide Out.
Heart of Texas Baptist Camp will host their annual Christmas Dinner Theatre on Monday, December 7th at 6:30 p.m.
During this year’s Dinner Theatre entertainment attendees will get the opportunity to take part in the all new game show, 'Christmas Camp Challenge!' and have a chance to win some awesome prizes!
If you like 'Family Feud,' 'Wheel of Fortune,' or 'Jeopardy,' you will love 'Christmas Camp Challenge!' The program will be partly scripted and partly impromptu, as audience members will be randomly selected to participate as game show contestants. There will also be an opportunity to affect the outcome of the game through audience participation. All contestants will receive a prize and the grand prize will be given to the final winning contestant.The evening meal will consist of tender pulled pork, with a variety of sauces, and your choice of bread; including jalapeno cheese bun, croissant roll, or tortilla wrap. Also enjoy the camp's famous hot baked potato salad with old fashioned red beans. In addition, there will be a variety of mouthwatering homemade desserts to choose from.
Brownwood High School held the induction ceremony for the Eisenhower Chapter of the National Honor Society on Monday, November 23rd. Parents and family gathered in the Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center Auditorium at Brownwood High School to watch as 43 new members were inducted during the ceremony which featured former BHS Secretary and cancer survivor, Norlene Gleaton as the guest speaker.
The world population continues to grow, while the number of available acres to grow food stays the same or shrinks.
There are only 3.7 billion acres available for agriculture. That’s less than 3 percent of the world’s land-half the size of North America. The other reality…The demand for food will increase by 60 percent in 35 years.
The task sounds simple, but it’s monumental. Providing enough food for the world while protecting our resources at the same time.Here’s what’s needed to sustain the population explosion: 1.5 times cereal production, two times meat production, and two times oilseed production.
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holidays, Brownwood City Hall will be closed and there will be no collection of residential waste on Thursday or Friday, November 26th and 27th, 2015. Residents with blue or green carts, please note that your collection days are as follows:
The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department will soon get updates to the building’s lighting system which were approved at Tuesday’s meeting of the Brownwood City Council.
According to officials, the building, located at 501 East Lee Street, was last renovated in 1992 and at that time the light fixtures were replaced. During the last 6-8 months, the Brownwood Fire Department has been called to respond to lights burning up at the health department. Fire Marshal Buddy Preston has recommended replacement of all of the older lights in the building due to the current safety risk. In addition, city officials state that some of the fixtures are obsolete and that replacement bulbs are no longer available.
The building belongs to the City of Brownwood; however in 1992, Brown County paid 30% of the cost of renovating it and agreed to provide 30% of the funding for the health department in return for the city operating the program. Brown County officials have agreed to pay 30% of the costs for replacing the light fixtures up to $5,000. City officials state that replacement of the lights is expected to be approximately $10,000. Funding for the city’s portion of the project will come from reserves with a budget amendment presented at the year’s end.
Below is a list of performances planned by various Brownwood ISD schools during the month of December. An online Fine Arts calendar is also available at: www.brownwoodisd.org/fineartscalendar.
Good Samaritan Ministries to Celebrate Giving Tuesday through “Love Big, Give Big” Campaign Dec. 1st
Tuesday, December 1st is Giving Tuesday and Good Samaritan Ministries (GSM) is joining the global celebration of generosity with their “Love Big, Give Big” campaign.Through the “Love Big, Give Big” campaign, Good Samaritan Ministries has a goal of raising $10,000 in one 24-hour period to help local families in need. GSM asks the public to help meet this goal by making donations online at www.GoodSamBwd.org or by bringing donations of cash or checks to the GSM office, located at 305 Clark Street.
- "No Sugar Added"
- National Guard Receives Goodie Bags and Notes of Thanks From Latch Key Girl Scout Troop
- Woodland Heights Elementary Students Enjoy Thanksgiving Feast
- HPU’s Symphonic Band and Concert Choir to Present Christmas Celebration Concert
- Being Thankful
- Santa to Visit Heartland Mall this Weekend, Nov. 27 & 28
- Address Decals Fundraiser Offered by Brownwood High School Project Graduation 2016
- Law Enforcement Blotter 11/23
- Annual Christmas Craft Show Hosted at TexasBank Bangs Nov. 23-Dec. 28
- Woodland Heights Elementary Garden Club Thanks Local Businesses
- Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 11/23
- Early Primary Participates in World’s Largest Sport Stacking Event