Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brown County will hold their annual Wheels and Deals event at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Grand Starz on Belle Plain in Brownwood and tickets are currently on sale.
The last ticket drawn will win a choice of a new vehicle and all proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.
March is National Nutrition Month® which is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Association. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In honor of National Nutrition Month®, let’s take a look at 14 Health Tips for 2014:
•Eat Breakfast – Include lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Try oatmeal cooked with low-fat milk, sliced almonds and berries or top a toaster waffle with low-fat yogurt and fruit.
•Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables – Fruits and veggies add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber to your plate. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal.•Watch Portion Sizes – Get out the measuring cups and see how close your portions are to the recommended serving size. Using smaller plates, bowls and glasses can also help you keep portions under control.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, March 14, 2014.
Friday, March 7
*Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Crothers Street regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, weapons were allegedly displayed by the individuals involved in the incident. An investigation is pending, the report states.
Wednesday, March 12
*5:55 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of 2nd Street regarding a reckless driver. According to the report, a relative of the victim attempted to run the victim over with their vehicle. A report documenting aggravated assault was filed, according to police.
Thursday, March 13
*10:45 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Market Place Blvd. regarding theft. According to the report, a suspect was named and charges are expected to be filed.*11:18 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 200 block of E. Baker Street regarding a domestic disturbance involving a male and female. According to the report, the female was determined to be intoxicated. At the conclusion of the call, the female was released to a sober individual; however, later that same night, officers observed the female walking on a sidewalk in downtown Brownwood. She was evaluated and determined to be intoxicated, and deemed a danger to herself and others. Subsequently, 41-year-old Stephanie Lynn Gonzales of Brownwood was arrested and charged with public intoxication.
In the spring of 1968, I read a story in Fur-Fish-Game about the great mule deer herds in Wyoming. I had never hunted mule deer before but really wanted to give it a try. Today you can get on the internet and find 500 outfitters in 30 minutes, but not in 1968.
The story said to call the chamber of commerce in Sheridan. They sent me a list of ranches that had hunting, one of which was the Kendrick Cattle Company with over 100,000 acres. They charged $25 per hunter and a $5 camp fee. I asked my hunting buddy Richard to go along so we could split the gas and food. I called information and found the phone number for Wyoming Game & Fish Dept, then found out the non-resident deer license was $30, today it is $312. The lady at Kendrick Cattle Company said to mail a check for $27.50 each which was good for a week of hunting. So our hunt was going to cost us $57.50 each plus gasoline, we both worked at the same place and made $66 a week, so we started saving our money.
The season came in October the first, so we put in for vacation at work and started making plans. Richard had a long Chevy van, so we built bunk beds in the back. It was a 1300 mile trip from our home in Indiana and we didn’t plan to stop except for gas, we had food packed for a week and heated chili on a Coleman stove in the back of the van while driving. We drove straight thru and arrived at the ranch in 22 hours. This was before good interstates and high speed limits; today you can drive it in 18 hours. The ranch foreman told us where to camp and said if you don’t cross a fence you will be on Kendrick land.
We were in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains north east of Sheridan, the only trees were some cottonwoods in the bottoms, and the hills had low brush and sage about knee high. As soon as we got out of the truck we could smell the sage, it was sure different from Indiana and I couldn’t wait to go hunting the next morning. We watched the hills until dark and saw a few mule deer moving up high. We didn’t sleep much and was up two hours before daylight fixing coffee and breakfast.
The 50th Annual Lone Star Fair & Expo and Rattlesnake Round-Up is underway at the Brownwood Coliseum located at 500 East Baker Street with many special activities and attractions to mark the anniversary.This event takes place every third weekend in March and is open Friday, March 14 from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 16 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children. Parking will be available in the vacant lot on Washington Street to the side of the Lehnis Railroad Museum, courtesy of BNSF Railway Company. There will be a shuttle service to and from the coliseum provided by the Brownwood Jaycees.
The Brownwood Lions baseball team played the Snyder Tigers at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene on Thursday evening, their first game without teammate Billy Jones who passed away last weekend in a motor vehicle accident. A plant was presented to Brownwood High School Baseball Coach Herb Rios from the Snyder Tigers to give to the Jones’ family as an offering of their sympathy.
The game began with Justin Osteen on the mound. Snyder was able to score 1 run in the first inning and four more in the second for a 4-0 lead.
Carson McAnally took the mound in the bottom of the second. Snyder was still able to score another run bringing the score to 5-0.Snyder continued to score, getting two more runners home in the third and four more in the fourth inning.
The 41st annual KOXE/KBWD Cherry Pie radio auction is set for this Saturday, March 15th, at the Adams Street Community Center from 9:00 a.m. until noon. The event benefits Brownwood area youth sports organizations.
Last year’s auction raised just over $17,000 for these youth sports groups.
Hundreds of items will be auctioned off including automotive goods and services; home décor; knick knacks of every kind; baked goods; and of course sports memorabilia.
Organizers state that some of the sports memorabilia includes: a Shelby Miller autographed glove; Yu Darvish and other Texas Rangers signed items; a Cal Ripken, Jr. autographed bat; lots of Dallas Cowboys items; Texas Longhorns Kenny Vaccaro, Jaxon and Jordan Shipley signed items and much, much more.
BRMC Volunteer Peggy McCrane was honored as the February 2014 Volunteer of the Month during the March 2014 Executive Board Meeting of the Brownwood Regional Medical Center Volunteers. She has been a Volunteer for over 12 years having joined the organization in 2001. Peggy is a familiar face at the Volunteer Information Desk located at the front entrance of Brownwood Regional Medical Center where she provides assistance to patients, their family members, and visitors to the Medical Center. She served as the Secretary of the BRMC Volunteer Organization from 2006 thru 2008. Peggy has over 1330 hours of Volunteer Service at BRMC.When asked why she became a BRMC Volunteer, she explained that she began as a Junior Volunteer in a hospital in San Antonio, Texas through the encouragement of her mother, who was a hospital volunteer. When she moved to Brownwood, Texas she joined the BRMC Volunteers through the encouragement of BRMC Volunteers with whom she became friends. Volunteering and giving back the community is part of a family tradition for her. Peggy also enjoys seeing the smiles on the faces of BRMC patients, visitors, and staff when they are assisted by a volunteer.
Brown County Relay for Life fundraising is getting underway with an evening of Bunco hosted by IntegraCare’s relay team on Tuesday, March 18th.
The event will be held at The Chatfield, located on 1605 Calvert Road, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Tickets to play are $10, which includes food and refreshments.
Preregister for the event at 107 South Park Drive Suite C or by calling organizers at 325-646-2717. Those who preregister get an extra ticket for a chance to win some wonderful prizes.
A silent auction will also be held during the event. All proceeds benefit the Relay for Life Brown County.Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society where individuals and teams walk/run overnight to show their commitment in the fight against cancer and to help raise money for cancer research and support. This year’s theme is “We can be Heroes,” based on superheroes.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, March 13, 2014.
Tuesday, March 11
*11:31 PM – Brown County Sheriff’s deputy Troy Boulter was dispatched to a residence on Sportsman Drive regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, a male complainant/victim stated that he and a female relative had gotten into an argument which led to her pointing a pistol at him and later at herself. Because he knew the weapon was loaded and he was afraid for his life, he left and went to a neighbor’s home, the report states. The female, identified as 33-year-old Benita Wright Johnson, was located and interviewed and confessed to destroying the complainant’s cell phone and ruining his clothes by bleaching and cutting them up with a pair of scissors, according to the report. 59-year-old Benita Johnson was arrested for aggravated assault with deadly weapon and for criminal mischief.
Wednesday, March 12
*6:18 a.m. Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 7-11 convenience store in the 3800 block of 4th Street regarding a male subject coming into the store covered in blood. According to the report, a store employee was able to give a description of the male’s vehicle as well as provide a first name, and police later located the male’s vehicle at a residence on Phillips Street.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Hairitage on Austin Salon on Friday, February 28th.Hairitage on Austin opened August of 2013 by Bradley Avants and offers salon and spa services including cut, color, nail, waxing and spray tan! Salon hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sunday and Monday - by appointment only.
- Relay for Life Team Captain Meetings Announced, Team Registration Still Open
- Good Samaritan Ministries and Community Prepare for Empty Bowls Project
- Early City Wide Yard Sale Set for April 12th, Registration Now Underway
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- New Oncologist Joins the Medical Staff at Brownwood Regional Medical Center
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/12
- Brownwood High School Class of 2014 Opens Benefit Accounts for Two Classmates
- Comptroller Releases March Sales Tax Allocations
- Lewis Named TxRunning Athlete of the Week 3A- Sprints
- BFD Fire & Rescue Reports 3/10
- Family Practice Physician Joins Brownwood Medical Associates
- Early Chamber Spotlights Waldrop Construction