Howard Payne University’s Department of Theatre will present performances of Suite Surrender in conjunction with HPU’s Homecoming 2014 celebration. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23; Friday, October 24; Saturday, October 25 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 26. Prior to the Saturday night performance, at 6:30 p.m., HPU theatre alumni will perform a special arrangement of songs, monologues and scenes.
Suite Surrender is a comedic play by Michael McKeever. The production is set in 1942 and focuses on a feud between two of Hollywood’s biggest divas, played by Gabi Guest, a junior from Midlothian, and Alexandra Taliaferro, a senior from Haslet.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
Friday, October 17
*5:49 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a resident on Big Hill Drive in reference to several puppies, that were left in a crate by the mailbox, with no food or water provided. According to the report, the puppies were taken to the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center. No suspect information was available, the report states.
Saturday, October 18
*1:25 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived at the Lake Bridge Volunteer Fire Department on Hwy 279 in Brownwood regarding an accident. The deputy spoke with a witness who stated that an employee of his had been hurt fixing a flat on a tractor tire.*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received the report of the theft of a cell phone valued at $180.00. According to the report, the complainant is homeless and was staying in the home of an acquaintance along with other people. Possible suspects were named, the report states.
Brownwood Animal Control, Brownwood Police and EMS were called Monday to an incident of animal cruelty where an owner had allegedly stabbed his pit bull multiple times resulting in the animal being taken to a local veterinary office for emergency care.
According to BPD animal control officer Judy Williams, the incident occurred at approximately 11:00 a.m. Monday morning after the owner stated that he could no longer care for the 4-5 year-old male pit bull dog and was attempting to euthanize it himself.
The red and white pit bull is being referred to as “Red” as his name was not available at the time of the incident. The owner had been transported by EMS after the incident, according to initial unofficial reports.
Williams stated that she took the animal to the Small Animal Medical Center, operated by doctors David Geeslin, DVM and Gayland Gowdy, DVM. Red was initially taken to the veterinarians in an effort to get him treatment for his serious injuries as well as to document how many wounds he suffered during the attack. Staff at the veterinary clinic stated Red was stabbed multiple times all over his body and had cuts on his head.
In the early 1960s, excitement swept the Howard Payne University campus when two students achieved international fame. Ray Hildebrand and Jill Jackson Landon – known around the world as Paul and Paula – recorded their smash hit “Hey Paula” which spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard pop chart in 1963. The pair will return to campus this Friday for a concert and unveiling of a Texas historical marker in their honor.
The event is in conjunction with HPU’s Homecoming 2014, October 24-26, which pays tribute to the university’s 125th anniversary.
“We’re privileged to honor Ray and Jill during our Homecoming and anniversary celebrations this year,” said Stephen Sullivan ’11, director of development and alumni relations. “They hold a very special place in HPU history.”
Landon said she always looks forward to returning home to Brownwood.
“My heart will always be in Texas,” she said. “I remember the day I got the call about the historical plaque. I really couldn’t take it all in. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing and then couldn’t believe the honor we were being given. I just starting crying and still do when I think about the plaque being at Howard Payne long after Ray and I are gone. The Lord has blessed us in so many ways and I am grateful beyond any words I could put on paper. I wish with all my heart my parents could be there. They are so important to the ‘Hey Paula’ story.”
Hildebrand is also excited to return to his alma mater.
The ARK Domestic Violence Shelter will host a candlelight vigil this Thursday, October 23rd, to honor local victims who lost their lives to domestic violence. The event will be held inside the Bettie and Robert Girling Center for Social Justice at Howard Payne University (next to the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom building) and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
A Candidate Rally will be hosted from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, October 21st at the May High School Auditorium. Organizers encourage the public to come and meet the candidates running for May ISD School Board and Brown County elections.
Refreshments will be served.The Candidate Rally is sponsored by May Neighborhood Watch and May Elementary Student Council.
The Lionette Mother’s Club will host a Shrimp Boil Dinner & Dance on Saturday, October 25th at the Grand Starz. All proceeds will help the Lionettes with travel expenses as they perform in the halftime show of the Capital One Bowl game.Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. There will be silent and live auctions to enjoy. Donations of items for the auctions are still being accepted. A Dance will be held after dinner, beginning around 9:00 p.m. featuring The Last Dance Band.
There were 27 participants in the Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on October 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 tournament has recently added a Junior Division (ages 16 & under) for $5.00 entry + $1.00 Big Bass option.
The lake conditions were as follows:
Weather was Clear.
Wind: 0 to 5 mph East
Air temp: start 83º end 62º
Water was Stained 73º to 77º
There were 3 fish weighed in for a total of 6.84 lbs.
Out of 27 contestants 2 people weighed in fish with 0 limits.
1st. Paul Hutchings.......................................5.03
2nd. Jeff Windham........................................1.81
East Elementary to Donate Proceeds from Fall Festival to Family of Student with Upcoming Heart Surgery
East Elementary school has announced their Fall Festival to be held Friday, October 24th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This year the festival will also serve to help the family of a student who is facing heart surgery.
Josh Diaz, a third grader at East Elementary, has a heart condition which will require surgery in December. The family is expecting that the surgery will cost anywhere from $80,000 to $200,000, depending on what the doctors find when they operate.
“He has had the condition since he was born,” said Josh’s mother, Destiny Diaz, noting that recent tests have shown that he requires the upcoming valve surgery. “You couldn’t tell there was anything wrong with him by looking at him. He’s very active and likes sports.”
Josh, who said he enjoys playing baseball and likes to pitch, has a great attitude and is encouraged by his friends, family, and community. “Everyone has been so supportive, and we’re so grateful for all the generosity and prayers from people all around the community,” said Diaz.
“Josh is precious, and has lots of friends,” said East Elementary principal, Nanda Wilbourn. “This is a great opportunity to help this fine boy and his family.”
The Fall Festival will include games, inflatable slides, a cake walk, and more. Hot dogs, sausage wraps, chips, cookies, and drinks will also be available for $4 per plate for Adults, while East students and any younger children can get their plate for a donation of 3 canned food items that will be donated to Good Samaritan.
Early Police responded to a disturbance at a business in the 400 block of Early Blvd. on Saturday, October 18th. According to Early Chief of Police David Mercer, around 9:00 a.m., a caller reported that the business manager had been attacked by a customer who had thrown acid on the manager’s face. Early Volunteer Fire Department and EMS also responded to the scene.
Officers were given a description of a suspect vehicle occupied by two white males, which was later located and stopped in the 100 block of Turtle Creek Drive, the report states.
Officers interviewed the occupants who denied throwing acid on anyone; however they did admit to having a verbal confrontation with the manager of the business over a car purchase, according to Mercer’s report. Officers located a jug of muriatic acid that was half full in the back floor of the vehicle stated Mercer. According to the report, the men did admit to threatening to throw the acid but stated they did not. Officers met with the victim, observed signs of acid on the ground as well as the injuries the victim received and spoke with two witnesses at the business who observed the suspect throw the acid, Mercer reported.
The suspect 32-year-old Steven Michael Pringle of Blanket was placed under arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon the report states.
Other unrelated law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, October 20, 2014.
Friday, October 17
*6:12 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Good Shepherd Drive regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, no arrests were made; however, an investigation is pending.
*10:22 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of Avenue H regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, $98 cash was stolen from the vehicle. No arrests were made at the time of the report; however, the investigation is pending.
Brownwood ISD is set to host the District 6-4A Cross-Country Meet on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Brownwood Middle School.
The public is encouraged to come and support the Brownwood Lions as they compete to reclaim the district title. Parking is available in the lot nearest to the tennis courts on the southwest side of the school.
- HPU Alumna to Present Piano Recital
- East Elementary Food Drive Collections Earn Class a Pizza Party
- Local Volunteer Recognized for Volunteer Service with American Red Cross
- BHS Choir Members Qualify for District and Region Choir
- Brown County 4-H Members Thank Commissioners Court for Support
- OFF MIC WITH BEN COX: Guitar Adventure or Life Lesson?
- BRMC Receives Donation for Walker Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund
- Brown County 4-H News and Notes
- Brownwood, Early and Bangs Receive High Marks at Region Marching Contest
- VLA Robotics Team Prepares for Competition, Offers Public Demonstration Oct. 20th
- Jackets With Comeback Win Over ETBU
- Lions Suffer Loss to Wylie 42-7