On Monday, May 6th, Brownwood Intermediate School held its annual “Rocket Day” event. Sixth-grade students lined up on the BHS girls’ softball field and took turns igniting their rockets.
Students that placed 1st through 5th were awarded medals and 10 additional medals were handed out for “Outstanding Rockets.”
A missing Brown County woman was found in Graham, Texas and later died in the Young County Jail according to law enforcement officials.
Graham Police Department confirmed on Tuesday the arrest of a missing Brown County woman over the weekend. Graham Police Corporal Ford notified the Brown County Sheriff’s Office at the time of the arrest, on May 19th, that 50-year-old Diana Simpson was no longer missing and that she had been arrested on charges of public intoxication.
Texas Department of Public Safety Information Officer Tony Fulton confirmed that Simpson died in the Young County Jail. The details of her arrest were not available as of Tuesday afternoon as her death is being investigated by the Texas Rangers according to Fulton.Law enforcement is awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of Simpson’s death.
One Source Health Center-Santa Anna recently joined a network of family health care clinics and celebrated with an open house, health fair screenings and a ribbon cutting.One Source Health Centers are located in Santa Anna, Early & San Saba and offer quality family healthcare close to home with convenient hours of operation.
Veterans will be honored during Memorial Day weekend through ceremony and tributes at local cemeteries. The public is invited to attend and honor veterans through these events.
The Ladies’ and Men’s Auxiliary will host a Memorial Day Observance at East Lawn Memorial Park at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 27th. During the ceremony, patriotic songs will be sung, Taps will be played, and a Memorial Day address will be given by Chaplain James Looby, USN, Retired.
Greenleaf Cemetery, in Brownwood, will host the playing of Taps nightly, as a tribute to the many military veterans buried there. At 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 25-27, Taps will be played nightly at the flag pole location. This tribute is offered by S. Sgt. Les Beasley, USMC (Retired), and member of the American Legion Post #196 of Brownwood. According to organizers, this will be a short, Taps only ceremony. In addition to this ceremony, volunteers will place 1300 flags on veterans' graves on Saturday morning.
Is there anything more wonderful than a warm, chewy, chocolate chip cookie? I don’t think so, my friend. Nothing makes you feel more cozy than a pan full of freshly-baked cookies. I’m picky about my cookies. I want them to be buttery, moist, chewy with a hint of crisping around the edges and packed full of chocolate chips. In the past I’ve made them from scratch – but now that I’ve discovered how easily I can get the same homemade results using boxed cake mix my world has been forever changed.
We’re big fans of cake mix cookies here at Casa de Coers. I buy several boxes of cake mix on sale and keep them stored until I need to whip up a batch ofcake mix cookies to satisfy a sweet craving. That tends to happen at least once a week around here. These are so easy to make, I usually have my baking apprentice (the 12-year-old) make these while I’m busy with the twins. With only four ingredients it’s definitely kid-friendly.
There were 20 participants in the Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on May 15th. Each Wednesday, sign up is from 4:45 to 5:20 pm at the lake dam ramp and fishing hours are from 5:30 to 9:00 pm sharp.
The results of the tournament are below:
Weather was overcast pre-storm.
Wind: 7 to 15 mph SSE, gusts to 25
Air Temp: Start 90° End 80°
Water was stained to clear 71° to 73°
There were 28 fish weighed in for a total of 61.45 lbs
Out of 20 contestants, 12 people weighed in fish with 7 limits.
1st. Brandon Anglin......................................9.27
2nd. Danny Armstrong..................................8.553rd. Mark Doremus.......................................6.90
Students of Early High School were honored as Texas Music Scholars, a statewide award, at a ceremony on May 17th.
Those receiving the award were Bradley Brown, freshman, Euphonium; Abraham Cooper, sophomore, Piano; Ryan Contreras, senior, Baritone Saxophone; and Christopher Whited, sophomore Bb Clarinet.
Elizabeth Rogers, a senior political science and European history major in Howard Payne University’s Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom multidisciplinary honors program, was recently chosen to participate in the 2013 Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems (ICPES) to be held this summer in Washington, D.C.
Rogers was chosen for ICPES through her participation in the Hatton W. Sumners Program through HPU. Sumners Scholars receive significant financial assistance and opportunities to attend lecture series by national figures and participate in public policy seminars and student leadership conferences. Through the generosity of the Hatton W Sumners Foundation Inc., Rogers was awarded a full scholarship to the D.C. program, covering her tuition and housing expenses.
A native of Grand Junction, Colo., Rogers has participated in Moot Court and Model United Nations throughout her HPU career. She recently completed her junior year while studying abroad in London.
“After graduating from HPU, I plan to attend law school to study criminal or international law,” she said.
Brownwood Fire Marshal Buddy Preston and his canine partner Nika, the arson dog, will speak at the Pecan Valley Republican Women’s meeting at 12:00 noon at the Brownwood Country Club on May 23.Nika was trained by Maine Specialty Dogs and certified by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Through Nika’s keen sense of smell, she is able to locate gasoline and many other accelerants that are commonly used by arsonists to set fires. She resides with Preston, with whom she works as a team investigating fires throughout Brown and the surrounding counties.
Early High School Junior Luke Broussard received a Gold Star Student Award at the Abilene Reporter News Star Award Banquet held at Abilene Christian University Monday night, May 20th.
Luke Broussard, a Junior in Early High School, was presented with a Gold Star Student Award during the Abilene Reporter News Star Award Banquet held at Abilene Christian University, Monday, May 20th. Forty-five high school juniors were presented with either the Gold, Silver or Bronze Award, from 130 nominations submitted for consideration in the News circulation area. A special committee awarded points based on their academic achievement, school activities, volunteer work and family situations. Fifteen students were selected for each of the three categories, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
This is the second year that the awards have been presented. Those receiving the Gold Award, were also presented with a $3,000 scholarship to Abilene Christian University if they attend the University. Silver Student Award winners were presented with a $2,000 scholarship, and Bronze Student Award winners were presented with a $1,000 scholarship.
The Ark Domestic Violence Shelter will host their 19th Annual Mystery Dinner Theater “A Death at the Disco” at 6:30 PM on Saturday, May 25th at the Brownwood Coliseum.
Tickets are $35.00 each to attend the dinner theater and auctions. Emcee for the evening will be Mayor Stephen Haynes. Those pre-registering will be entered into a door prize drawing. To pre-register and purchase your tickets online, click here.
An all-star cast will be featured including the following:
Cindie ClaytonJames Fuller
Brownwood’s Lyric Theatre announces the opening of its first summer 2013 show, “The Fiddle Jig of Finn O’Flynn” which runs Wednesday through Friday of this week at the Howard Payne University Theatre. The show is written and directed by Mr. Nicholas Ewen, the Assistant Professor of Theatre at Howard Payne University.
"The Fiddle-Jig of Finn O'Flynn" is a fun family drama about a young boy, Mitch, as he deals with his brother leaving to fight as a soldier in World War II, a local bully, and the mysterious and magical effects of a strange, fiddle-wielding old man. It is a story about learning to deal with fear and loss, and finding the magic in music and friendship. Ewen drew on many of his own family stories, his obsession with Irish folk tales, and his love of fiddle music as inspiration for writing the play. His own brother, Matt Ewen, also contributed to the creation of the play, having composed and performed the fiddle tune of the title.
“We are so excited to premier this original show as our summer lineup starter,” said Eric Evans, Managing Director for the Lyric Theatre. “Families are going to love the music and characters.”
TexasBank recently made a donation in support of the J. B. Stephens Elementary PTC. The donation will help sponsor the “Rock the Wall for STAAR Fun Day” event, which the school will hold at the end of May.
According to Brown County Sheriff’s Office, a traffic stop for speeding resulted in the result of three people on multiple drug charges.
A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop on Hwy 67, near the Coleman County line, on a vehicle for speeding. The deputy reported that he smelled burnt marijuana when he approached the vehicle for contact.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 27-year-old Chais Robertson of Bastrop along with passengers 19-year-old Jessica Diane Ross of Bastrop and 22-year-old Alesha Hoskins of Rockdale.The officer performed a probable cause search of the vehicle and found a black magnetic key box under the driver’s seat containing a total of 9.9 grams of methamphetamine in three different packages and small baggies of methamphetamine were also found in Robertson’s luggage, the report states. A small roach along with a small contraption to smoke narcotics were found in the front passenger floorboard of the vehicle and a broken clear pipe with white residue was located in Ross’s purse, according to the deputy’s report. A small clear box containing 4.4 grams of methamphetamine was located in a small cubby hole in the dash of the vehicle. Ross claimed the box but not the methamphetamine, the report stated. Nine unused syringes were located in Hoskins’ purse along with a blunt weighing 0.6 grams with paper and a small plastic cap containing methamphetamine was located in the floorboard of the back passenger behind the driver where Hoskins was sitting, according to the report.
Residents living in Brown, Comanche, Mills, San Saba, Runnels, McCulloch, Coleman and Concho Counties are invited to attend an educational meeting on Monday, June 3rd with military representatives to learn more about the military aircraft training that has been flying the skies over these counties for several years.
The Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base announced the meeting this week that will help explain the aircraft training and discuss sonic booms some residents have been reporting.
The news release states “…overhead air space encompassing Dublin to the north, south to Valley Spring, west to Paint Rock and north again to just above Novice is considered a Military Operating Area for aircraft training evolutions. Then sitting almost dead center in this area lies the City of Brownwood."
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