Early Chamber of Commerce selected Reca Godfrey for their April Ambassador of the month during their May meeting.
Godfrey has been a resident of this area for over 50 years. She and her husband, Grant Godfrey, both graduated from Blanket High School.
Godfrey has been a co-owner of Cullen’s Hometown Market since it was reopened in 2011 and has been employed by Early ISD for 21 years. She was an elementary counselor for 10 years, a high school counselor for 10 years and is now the Chief Academic Officer for the district.“The school district is one of the largest businesses in Early and is richly supported by the local businesses,” said Godfrey. “We enjoy every opportunity we get to increase the tie between the school district, businesses, and the community.”
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
Thursday, May 21
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was called to a residence in May regarding the theft of medication, methadone and hydrocodone.
Tuesday, May 26
*8:23 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Bluffview regarding a male subject who was wearing a blue shirt and basketball shorts, allegedly attempting to enter different residences and vehicles, according to the report. This call led to the arrest of 17-year-old Caleb Crouch of Brownwood for public intoxication, the report states.
*12:20 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2200 block of W. Main Avenue regarding a stolen Boer goat had been taken from the complainant’s property. According to the report, the complainant believed the theft occurred shortly after the storms passed through on May 25th. The investigation is ongoing, the report states.*12:44 PM – Brown County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a theft in progress at a convenience store on Belle Plain. According to the report, a suspect was identified and located; however it was determined that no theft had occurred. A criminal trespass warning was issued to the suspect at the request of management.
United Blood Services will be holding blood drives over the next several weeks to give area residents a chance to donate.
There is always a need for blood and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in the community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most people will need donated blood sometime in their lives.Several appointments are available at local drives to be held within the next few weeks. Make an online appointment today by clicking the link of the blood drive location you wish to attend or visit http://www.unitedbloodservices.org/ for more information.
The Brownwood Lyric Theatre will continue their production of M*A*S*H on Thursday May 28th-31st.
The Lyric will offer 5 more shows for this production which opened May 21st. Remaining shows will begin at 7:30 PM on May 28, 29, & 30 and at 2:30 PM on May 29 and 31. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for students. All shows will take place at the Lyric Theatre in Downtown Brownwood. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.
Early High School will celebrate their 2015 Commencement ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30th. Top graduates were announced recently as Early ISD named Abraham Cooper Valedictorian and Grayson Ebarb Salutatorian of the EHS Class of 2015.Pictured above are Cooper (left) and Ebarb (right). Below are biographies for both top graduates as well as a complete list of the EHS Class of 2015 who will graduate on Saturday.
Brownwood City Council approved an infrastructure loan through the Brownwood Economic Development Corporation to Lortscher Animal Nutrition, Inc. (LANI) to help build a rail spur in an amount not to exceed $200,000.
LANI is a major supplier of pet food manufacturers in the Southwest, including Ethos Pet Nutrition, and the Brownwood Economic Development Corporation has been working with this company since November 2013, according to Brownwood City Manager Bobby Rountree.
LANI has been shipping ingredients into Brady by rail to serve Ethos and desired to purchase a facility in Brownwood due to the reliable short line railroad, more abundant workforce and proximity to Ethos. The company purchased the former Brownwood Manufacturing facility on Custer Road and since that time, the scope of the company’s plans has grown significantly, according to BEDC Director Emily Crawford.The company’s most pressing need is rail service and the estimated cost of the rail spur and dirt work ranges from $205,871 - $231,800. A request from the company for assistance from the BEDC for the cost of the rail infrastructure was made recently.
Bangs Business Association will host their regular meeting at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, June 2 Bangs Community Center.
There will not be a meal at this regular meeting, just a brief meeting.The Bangs Business Association will start planning for their annual Business Showcase. Any member or prospective member is invited to attend.
Brownwood Police officers were called to the Brownwood Regional Medical Center Monday night regarding an assault which left a woman’s face severely lacerated, according to Brownwood Police. The assault occurred in the 3700 block of Savoy, at a local apartment complex.
According to the report, the officer arrived at the emergency room, saw the victim and stated that the right side of her face was “littered with wicked lacerations, with the most traumatized facial wound extending the length of the victim's face; deep enough to have gone completely through the jaw line.” The victim appeared calm and smelled of alcohol, and she stated that “Mimi” had struck her in the face with a bottle, the officer reported.
After an investigation it was learned that 25-year-old Mecora Marie Smith of Brownwood had struck the victim with a beer bottle, severely lacerating her face, the report states. Witnesses confirmed the victim’s account that Smith had accused the victim of having sex with her boyfriend and when the victim turned to walk upstairs to her apartment, Smith struck her in the face with a purple beer bottle with such force that it shattered the bottle, the report states. After being struck in the face, the victim then engaged Smith physically; however one witness, fearing the victim was seriously injured, pulled her from the fight and took her to the hospital for treatment, the report states.
Prater Equipment Company, Inc. of Comanche, Texas was awarded the bid to re-pave part of Coggin Avenue for the amount of $78,459 during Tuesday’s meeting of the Brownwood City Council.
According to City Manager Bobby Rountree, the project was approved as part of the Phase II streets project, and includes a one-inch asphalt overlay on a portion of Coggin Avenue, from Austin Avenue to 13th Street. David Harris, City of Brownwood Assistant Division Director of Public Works, stated that the project stops at 13th Street due to the remainder of the street, from 14th Street to Hwy 377, being reconstructed in the past several years and did not warrant the repairs.
To reduce the cost of the project, the city will furnish material (hot mix) at an estimated cost of $140,000 and will complete a seal coat to seal cracks, block moisture and will adhere the hot mix to the existing road.
The project has a completion date on or before August 1, 2015. Funds for the project will come from the 2012 Street Certificates of Obligation.
During the bidding process, Prater was the only bid received with four no-bids. Rountree explained that no-bids were usually due to the project being too small for some companies and that Prater is the company that completed the Fisk Street project recently.“Unlike Fisk, this project will not be rebuilding the road, only resurfacing,” explained Mayor Stephen Haynes. “At the end of the day, it will be the same smooth surface that we have on Fisk.”
Do you like photography, scrapbooking, sewing, quilting or jewelry making? If so, then make plans to enter your items and attend the Hobby & Craft Fair on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Brown County Youth Fair Home Economics Building, 4206 Hwy. 377 South in Brownwood. This event is sponsored by the Brown County Extension Education Association. The mission of the Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA), Inc. is to work with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to strengthen and enrich families through educational programs, leadership development, and community service.The hobby & craft fair will include judging of entries in 24 different divisions. People of all ages can enter their items for judging. In addition to the judging there will also be an educational program and various craft demonstrations. There will be a FREE luncheon and door prizes. Awards and the presentation of 4-H Scholarships will take place during lunch.
- Brownwood High School Presents 2014-2015 Academic Awards, Names Top Graduates
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- Local Deer Processor Recognized for Partnership in Deer Project
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- Brown County Museum of History Seeks Volunteers
- Red Noses for Everyone at Brownwood Intermediate School
- 2nd Annual Brownwood Rotary Club Three Man Scramble Set for June 13th