Four students at Brownwood High School were surprised with a reception event to honor their induction as members of the Future Educators Association Honor Society on Friday, March 27th.The FEA Honor Society is a distinction that recognizes the academic accomplishments of FEA’s highest achieving members, and to qualify, students must have a 3.5 or higher GPA.
Brownwood City Council will begin interviewing applicants for the city manager position Tuesday during a special called meeting of the council at 3:00 p.m.Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes announced last week that the city council would begin its search for a new city manager. From Wednesday, March 25-Friday, March 27, applications were accepted internally from interested employees within the city’s own organization. If no qualified applicants are received from within the organization, council will advertise externally, according to Mayor Haynes.
One man was arrested Friday afternoon after selling synthetic urine which was going to be used for the express purpose of falsifying a drug test result according to Brownwood Police.
According to the report, during an investigation of Tobacco Paradise, located in the 500 block of N. Center Avenue regarding the products that illegally facilitate the falsification of drug test results, an undercover investigator was sold the synthetic urine.The investigator, while operating undercover, spoke with the clerk about needing to pass a drug test, saying that he had a friend that told him the store sold a product that could help, the report states. After the discussion, the clerk sold him the synthetic urine after being aware that the customer, the undercover investigator, wanted to buy a product that would falsify or alter the results of a drug test that would not test positive for marijuana, according to the report. After purchasing the box containing the U PASS brand synthetic urine, the investigator called another officer who was waiting to assist, and the clerk was arrested.
The Howard Payne University Woman’s Club will host the annual Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s featured speaker is Dr. Joy Jordan-Lake, author and highly sought-after speaker and retreat leader.
During the luncheon, the Woman’s Club will announce the recipient of the Yellow Rose Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year as well as honor one of the guests with the prestigious 2015 Yellow Rose Award. Tickets are $25 per person and a sponsorship of $500 will reserve a table and eight tickets. Proceeds support the Yellow Rose Scholarship.Dr. Joy Jordan-Lake is known for her superb intellect, southern charm and wit. She is a highly acclaimed author with writings in numerous genres, including such books as Why Jesus Makes Me Nervous: Ten Alarming Words of Faith and Blue Hole Back Home: A Novel. Having taught at universities in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas and Tennessee, Dr. Jordan-Lake now focuses on writing, while teaching part time at the Honors College of Belmont University. She enjoys speaking at universities, book clubs and conferences across the country.
I really like cars.
I REALLY like cars. Apparently more than I thought!
I was in Fredericksburg this weekend, and apparently it was “Bring out the really cool classic car and go for a drive” weekend down there, because I saw more cool muscle and sports cars in 4 hours than I have in probably a year.
As readers may recall, I had a Miata that I LOVED to drive. It was tight in the corners, speedy on the exits, and cornered like it was on rails!
Yes, I am 6’2”, and barely fit in the thing, but I LOVED that car!
I tell you that to say this: while walking with my companion for the day, when she pointed out a newer Miata. I simply said “After everything I’ve seen today, that is small potatoes!”
There were Ferrari’s, Porsche’s, AC Cobras, MINI Coopers, Fiats, Alpha Romeo’s, and so on.
I was in HEAVEN!
But then a thought occurred to me, but I refused to let it ruin my revelry.
I know absolutely jack squat about working on cars.
East Elementary second-graders presented their projects at the school science fair on Friday, March 20th.“Our second-graders impressed us all with their amazing science projects,” stated principal, Nanda Wilbourn, adding a congratulatory “Way to go!” for the young scientists.
Early Chamber of Commerce honored James Cooley, Jr. and Dalton Cooley, owners of Hi-Way Auto Parts, with the Business of the Month award for March 2015.Hi-way Auto Inc. is a dismantling and recycling facility specializing in late model auto parts. Located on Hwy 279 in Brownwood, Texas, Hi-way Auto Parts has over 30,000 sq. ft of auto parts in their warehouses and their facilities cover over 50 acres. Hi-Way Auto offers high quality recycled auto parts to insurance companies, collision repair shops, mechanical shops, and the retail public. You can search for parts on their website at www.hiwayauto.com.
Brown County 4-H is supported by the Brown County United Way.
DATES TO REMEMBER
29 – Shooting Sports Practice 2:00p.m. at Woodman of the World
30 – Photography Workshop 5:00p.m. at Extension Office
31 – Duds to Dazzle Practice 5:30p.m. at Extension Office
31 – Horse Quiz Bowl Practice 3:45p.m. at Brookesmith ISD
1 – Horse Quiz Bowl Practice 3:45p.m. at Brookesmtih ISD
2 – Meat Judging Practice 6:00p.m. at Extension Office
3 – Extension Office Closed for Good Friday
6 – Deadline To Order State Fair Lamb & Goats Tags
9 – Meat Judging Practice 6:00p.m. at Extension Office12 – Shooting Sports Practice 2:00p.m. at Woodman of the World
Northwest Elementary held their fourth six weeks awards ceremony on Monday, March 16th. Among those receiving awards were the recipients of the Good Choice Award. Each grade level teacher chooses one student from his or her class who has consistently made good choices for the six weeks. The staff at Northwest believes that all children can make good choices, making this a coveted award.Pictured at top are the Northwest Elementary kindergarten and pre-k Good Choice Award winners: (top row, from left) Johnny Langdon, Aaliyah Walls, Bryan Eisenbach, Kaydence Allen, (middle row) Cesar Mejia, Jewel Ramon, Mercedes McDonough, Caleb Fell, (bottom row) Kelton Ellis, Gabriela Castenada, and Chelsea Abernathy.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, March 27, 2015.
Monday, March 23
*8:42 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy responded to 3M regarding the report of a theft. According to the report, the complainant stated that he had lost his wallet in the parking lot at 3M and it was returned to him missing $250 cash and a debit card, which he had already cancelled.
Wednesday, March 25*2:14 PM – Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an alleged assault. According to the report, the complainant stated that a male subject he has allowed to live in his rent house had tried to cut him with a machete earlier this date. The complainant believed the subject was under the influence of inhalants, the report states. The complainant explained that he barely managed to run out of the house and avoided being cut when the subject swung the machete at him, according to the deputy’s report. A report was filed for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Care Nursing and Rehab recognized Dr. David Morales, Medical Director on Friday, in honor of their facility’s celebration of National Doctor’s Day. This day annually recognizes the service of physicians to the nation.
- FSC to Offer Seminar on Helping Children Grieve April 2nd
- VFW Honors Citizens for Community Service
- HPU Students, Employees among Empty Bowls Volunteers
- TSTC Students Sharpen Skills at State Conference
- Ribbon Cutting for Brownwood Behavioral Health & Associates-Matthew Lynx, MD PhD
- EHS Senior Class to Host Benefit Garage Sale for Alcorta Family Saturday
- Felony Offenders Sentenced in District Court
- AutoXpress Joins Early Chamber
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/26
- Brownwood Regional Medical Center Names Employee of the Year
- HPU’s Social Work Club Helps Create Lasting Memories for Local High School Students
- Grand Jury Indictments March 2015