The Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club will host their Annual Fish & Chicken Lunch and Dinner this Thursday, April 24th.
The meal will be served at the Adams Street Community Center during lunch (from 11:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.) and dinner (5:00 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.).Tickets are $8 each and include dine-in or take out plates of fish or chicken catered by Elmer Tabor and deserts furnished by Early High School Key Club and Middle School Builders Club. Tickets may be purchased from any Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club member.
Howard Payne University’s Concert Choir will present its spring concert next Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Grace Chapel, located inside the Paul and Jane Meyer Faith and Life Leadership Center on the HPU campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
Brownwood City Council proclaimed the month of April as Autism Awareness Month. Mayor Stephen Haynes presented a proclamation to staff of Center for Life Resources on Tuesday.According to the proclamation, Autism is a lifelong disability, resulting in significant impairment of an individual’s ability to communicate, understand social interactions, and develop appropriate interactive behaviors. It affects not only the diagnosed individual but the entire family and the community at large, Mayor Haynes stated.
The Early Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Veterans Assistance Programs to welcome them to the Early Chamber membership.Veterans Assistance Programs is a division of Center for Life Resources and is currently located at 104 E. Industrial, in the same building as the Early Chamber of Commerce. Programs offered give an array of assistance to veterans and their families such as counseling for various mental illnesses, substance abuse and bill pay assistance.
I am often faced with the question “Well what is BLT?” Besides the obviously delicious answer of “bacon, lettuce and tomato” BLT stands for “Better Living for Texans” and is a statewide nutrition education program. BLT was started in 1994 and is a cooperative endeavor between Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service.BLT extension program assistants, like myself, focus on teaching nutrition related topics like comparing prices, healthy menu options, Myplate, meal planning, food safety, importance of physical fitness, etc. BLT classes are free for participants and have been serving limited income families in 217 of the 254 counties in the state of Texas. The program’s goal is to provide nutrition education to families receiving assistance in hopes that they will make healthy food choices and choose a healthy lifestyle. This program reaches out to both adults and children to help teach them how to eat better and save money doing so.
The Early Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Early ISD candidate forum on Thursday, April 24 at 6 PM for the citizens of Early to get to know the candidates. The forum will be held at 104 E. Industrial Drive in the Bill King Conference Room of the Early Chamber.
The moderator will be Leland Acker with KXYL-FM/AM. The public is invited to attend and ask questions.
A head-on collision north of Brady resulted in 3 deaths and left 5 others injured late Tuesday afternoon.
Texas Department of Public Safety officials state the investigation of the accident is ongoing; however some details were released Wednesday morning.
According to Trooper Eckert of Brady, a family of six from Brady were traveling south on N Hwy 377 in a Chevy Suburban when a blue Dodge pickup crossed the center lane. It appeared that the driver of the pickup attempted to get back into the northbound lane and that the vehicles collided head-on at center stripe, reported Eckert. The accident scene was reported to be 12 miles north of Brady.
The driver of the Suburban, a female in her early 20s, died as a result of the impact. A toddler also was reported to have passed away at the time of the crash. A male passenger (also in his 20s) and three young children were transported to hospitals for treatment of their injuries, which were severe according to DPS officials. One of the children transported later died at the hospital, DPS confirmed.
Occupants of the Dodge pickup were said to be two males in their early 20s possibly from Brownwood; however, their addresses had not yet been confirmed as current according to Trooper Eckert. Both of these men were reported to be in critical condition, Trooper Eckert reported.
The Pearl Griffin Memorial Latch Key Program had a special visit from an Eagle Scout.Howard Payne Freshman and Eagle Scout Jimmy Abbatiello visited Cub Scout Pack 121 at Latch Key to talk about knife safety. He showed the boys in the Pack how to handle a knife safely, how to pass a knife to
someone else, as well as general knife information.
There were 29 participants in the Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on April 16th. 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. Beginning April 23rd, the tournament will add a Junior Division (ages 16 & under) for $5.00 entry + $1.00 Big Bass option.
The results of the tournament are below:
Weather was clear.
Wind: 6 to 18 mph SSE Gust to 26
Air temp: start 71° end 63°
Water was Murky 62° to 66°
There were 26 fish weighed in for a total of 52.48 lbs.
Out of 29 contestants 20 people weighed in fish with 7 limits.
1st. Wes Michael..............................................8.88
2nd. Brandon Day.............................................6.72
The Pecan Valley Republican Women will be hosting a luncheon forum for the local candidates on the ballot in the run-off elections that will be held in May.
The forum will be held at the Brownwood County Club Thursday, April 24, 2014. Leland Acker with KXYL AM/FM will moderate the forum starting at noon. Cost of the buffet is $12 and will begin serving at 11:30 AM.
There are 3 offices that will be decided in the run-off,
*District Clerk - Brenda Arp and Cheryl Jones
*Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 - Bob Wall and Michel Holder
*Constable Precinct 3 - CT Ham and Roy Parrack
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Friday, April 18
* Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Thomas was dispatched to the 3500 block of Hwy 279 regarding a reckless driver. According to the report, the vehicle had been driving all over the roadway and had driven up over a curb. The complainant advised that she had seen the driver drinking from a large bottle and that the vehicle was now stopped on the side of the roadway. The vehicle was located and the deputy observed smoke coming from the front of the vehicle. The front-end had substantial damage and the right front tire was shredded according to the deputy’s report. The driver, identified as 39-year-old James Floyd McCullough was found to be intoxicated and was charged with driving while intoxicated, according to the report.
Monday, April 21
*8:27 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 200 block of E. Commerce regarding a hit and run accident. According to the report, the passenger side door of the complainant’s vehicle had been struck by a green Chevrolet Suburban which fled the scene.*9:25 AM – Brownwood Police received a report that a previously reported runaway juvenile had returned home.
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