Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 11.35' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish to 8 pounds are good on cheesebait in 5–10 feet. Yellow catfish to 20 pounds are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3–10 feet.
Water clear; 77–81 degrees; 17.79' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and watermelon green spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 20–30 feet. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
Brownwood Police made a stop on a Jeep Liberty in the area of Avenue I and 15th Street for a traffic violation on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the report, the stop took place approximately 3:51 p.m. in the parking lot of Dr. Gwendolyn Allen’s office, within 1000 feet of the First Christian Church. As the vehicle came to a stop, the officer noticed the driver making furtive movements, the report states.Upon contact, the officer asked the driver, identified as 18-year-old Dustin Marshall of Brownwood, why he was moving around in the vehicle after the officer activated his lights. Marshall mumbled something the officer could not understand and appeared to be very nervous, his hands visibly shaking and he was sweating profusely, according to the officer’s report. When asked if he had anything illegal in the car or on his person, Marshall denied having anything illegal, the report states. The officer noticed sores on Marshall’s arms and face, which are often present on people who abuse methamphetamine and are often caused by self scratching when using the drug, along with probable injection marks on his elbows, the report states. Marshall admitted having used methamphetamine approximately two weeks prior to the traffic stop, according to the report.
Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs released July sales tax allocation numbers this week reflecting May sales with increases for both Brownwood and Early.
The City of Brownwood was up nearly 2.5% in sales tax for the month compared to July of last year. Early was up almost 5% as compared to the same month last year. Blanket saw a drop of 33.99% from the same period in 2013 and Bangs was also down by 8.74.
Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their July local sales tax allocations totaling $602.5 million, up 4.2 percent compared to July 2013."Sales tax revenues continue to grow at a moderate pace," Combs said. "The increase was led by remittances from the wholesale trade, services, and restaurant sectors. Fiscal year-to-date collections have now grown by 5.2 percent."
The Girling Home Health Office will host a brisket plate fundraiser benefit in honor of Elias Stanke from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 10th. All proceeds will benefit the Stanke family.
Plates of brisket with all the fixings, beans, potato salad, a drink and desert will be offered for $8 each. To preorder, please call 325-643-5525. The Girling Home Health Office is located at 118 D South Park Drive in Brownwood.Deliveries are available for orders of 3 or more plates.
A Super Bunco and Silent Auction will be held benefiting the Christian Women’s Job Corp on Thursday, July 17th at 6 PM at the Central United Methodist Church.The public is invited to come to the event and enjoy fun, food and great prizes. Tickets are $20.00 and include a Mexican fiesta dinner, and door prizes. Tickets are available at Family Services Center and at the door.
The Mule Deer Foundation, Brown County Texas Chapter, invites the public to attend their annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, August 2nd at the Grand Starz Hall, located at 2323 Belle Plain in Brownwood.
The public is invited to come to the banquet and to bring friends and family for a night of fun. Tickets are available for $40 each (includes meal and annual membership) or $60 for couples (includes two meals and annual membership). Meals consist of rib-eye steak, with all the fixin’s, and tea. Ticket holders will enjoy an open bar, live auction, silent auction, raffles, and games. Prizes/auction items include hunting trips, fishing trips, 20 guns, limited edition art work and more. There will also be Mule Deer Association rifles, knifes and prints of the year.Tickets for the banquet are available at KOXE, Weakley-Watson sporting goods, Sportsman Center, and Wendlee Broadcasting or call Russ at 325-642-1644.
During the school year, Good Samaritan Ministries’ Food for Thought program provides food to chronically hungry students over the long weekends when food may not be readily available.
In addition to showing physical signs of malnourishment, a child who is hungry cannot focus on schoolwork. Hunger even negatively affects a child’s ability to interact socially.
The Food for Thought has partnered with local school campuses for about five years now.
Since the start of the program, the long summer months have always been a concern. If a child is hungry on weekends during the school year, when at least two meals are provided at school during the week, they will certainly be hungry on weekends during summer where those weekday meals may be uncertain.
For the past two years, Good Samaritan Ministries has partnered with Love Brownwood, a missions group from Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, to deliver the bags of food to the homes of the students on the weekends during the summer months.“We love the fact that we can continue to meet a vital need during the summer months when school is not in session,” said Angelia Bostick. “However, it does cost almost double to provide the food in the summer as in the school year since much of the food we use is not available from the Food Bank.”
Brownwood ISD announces Brownwood Head Start Registration will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 14 at the Brownwood ISD Administration office, located at 2707 Southside Drive in Brownwood.
The Head Start program serves children from birth to 4-year-olds. Children with disabilities welcome.For registration, please bring the birth certificate, shot records, social security card, proof of income, insurance or Medicaid information for each child registered.
For some reason, beets – much like Brussel sprouts and spinach – have built a bad reputation. As kids, we declared them as one of the “yucky” vegetables that Mom added to meals merely to make our lives miserable. How about giving beets a second chance because they’re packed with essential vitamins and minerals – and they’re tasty, too. Plus, beets naturally strengthen your immune system … and have even shown some cancer-fighting properties. Basically, beets are beneficial body boosters. So let’s take a look at some interesting facts about beets:
The Dire States Tour, seven events in three days, is traveling across Texas and kicked off its first day in Brownwood Tuesday to support Proposition 1, which will help fund improvements in Texas road infrastructure.CASE Construction Equipment has partnered with the Texas Good Roads and Transportation Association and ASCO Equipment to bring its Dire States initiative to Texas in support of Proposition 1 (the Texas Transportation Funding Amendment). The amendment, which would direct an estimated $1.4 billion annually from oil and gas tax revenues, will be on the Nov. 4 ballot and support investment in new highway/transportation construction and maintenance.
The Brown County Water Improvement District #1 unanimously approved their 2014/2015 fiscal year budget at their board meeting Tuesday, and set water rates for both treated and untreated water that they sell to local municipalities and retail water providers.
BCWID General Manager Dennis Spinks explained that the amount of treated water consumption will increase due to the City of Early and the Zephyr Water Supply Corporation coming online to the BCWID distribution system. With an increase in treated water sales, revenue will rise approximately 11.82%, resulting in the reduced rates of treated water, according to Spinks.Treated water rates to these wholesale customers will decrease to $1.4556/1000 gallons, a decrease of 0.55% from last year’s rates while untreated water will increase approximately 16% over last year’s rates.
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