TSTC announces that their Allied Health Showcase will be held on Friday, May 13 at the Brownwood TSTC Campus Welcome Center. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for students. Pastries, juice and coffee will be served.
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. offers a session for adults and a lunch will be served.TSTC invites prospective students to come learn about TSTC’s new EMS program, along with all the other exciting career opportunities in the allied health field, offered at TSTC in Brownwood.
The Brownwood Art Association will hold a special reception on Thursday, May 5th from 5-8 p.m. in the Art Building at 215 Fisk Avenue in downtown Brownwood. The Art Association will showcase the outstanding work of the students of Julie Mize, Brownwood Middle School teacher and BAA member. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, and leading up to the downtown festival Friday, May 6th celebrating that event, the reception will include various Mexican appetizers and refreshing limeade. There will be no alcohol served at this event because it is a school exhibit.
The Art Association will continue to exhibit the work of local young artists with Jacque Rider and the art of her Early Intermediate School students during the second week of May. The Art Association will then exhibit Tasha Carter’s Early High School art classes during the third week of May for a total of three unique exhibits in one month.
The gallery will be open Friday 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Sunday 2 - 4 p.m. during those weeks.
Bangs First United Methodist Church will have several activities in association with the Bangs Mayfest Celebration on May 5th, 6th and 7th.A garage sale featuring collectibles, clothing, books, furniture, and other miscellaneous items will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. A bake sale and enchilada lunch will take place on Friday and Saturday. A plant sale will also be on the premises for shoppers.
The Central Texas Community Band will present its spring concert tonight, Tuesday, May 3, at Howard Payne University’s Mims Auditorium. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. and is free to the public.
The band is comprised of area musicians and meets on Monday evenings each spring for rehearsal. Corey Ash, associate professor of music and director of bands at HPU, directs the band, but many area band directors will also conduct during the concert.
“The Central Texas Community Band is comprised of members of all ages from area communities such as Bangs, Early, Brownwood, May, Santa Anna, Coleman, Goldthwaite and Brady,” said Ash. “The band also includes students from area high schools along with their directors.”
Compositions include “Rolling Thunder March” as well as selections from “The Music Man” and “American River Songs.”
Early Middle School Robotics team #Power competed at the TCEA State Arena Robotics competition on April 30th at Hutto High School.The team consisting of Chevy Fulton, Kannon Vogt, Austin Ortiz and Ty McConn placed 14th among 58 teams from various school sizes. This is the second year in a row this team has participated in the state robotics meet and the 6th year in a row EMS has had teams at the state meet. The team is coached by EMS science teacher Mrs. Tami Hull.
Well, it’s finally time. I’ve put this to the back of my mind for several months now but I just can’t avoid it anymore. I know that as a parent it is just another step that you take as your child grows… but I’m not ready.
I handled it fairly well when we took Kiera out of daycare and put her in Pre-K. Okay… okay…fairly well might possibly be a bit of an exaggeration, but let’s not get into a debate over that right now. We need to focus on this new, life-altering change that is fixing to take place.
Are you ready? Take a deep breath. It is time… time to move Kiera’s clothes from baby hangers to normal size hangers.
Stop laughing! This is serious, people! Do you realize the enormity of this situation? Now, instead of keeping her cute, little hangers in her room, I can literally open my closet, grab a hanger and put her clothes on it! Her clothes will be using the same size hanger that my clothes fit on!
I need a moment to breathe.I remember before she was born, I washed all the teeny-tiny clothes that we had been given. I took special care hanging those precious, tiny clothes on little, pink hangers. In fact, I recall trying to reach my hand into some of the legs of the pants to turn them right side out and my hand was too big to reach the end of the pant leg.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, May 2, 2016
Friday, April 29
*12:07 AM – Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the burglary of a vehicle in Early. According to the report, a GPS unit was stolen during the burglary.
*9:41 AM – Brownwood Police made a traffic stop in the 2600 block of Vincent Street. According to the report, this stop led to the discovery that the passenger of the vehicle, identified as 29-year-old Jarvis Coleman of Brownwood, was in possession of marijuana. Jarvis was arrested for possession of marijuana in a drug free zone.
*11:36 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Lovers Ln. and Blarney Dr. Brownwood, TX 76801. During the course of the stop, the deputy noted an odor of marijuana and conducted a probable cause search on the car which led to the discovery of about 4.7 ounces of marijuana without packaging. Both adult occupants of the car, identified as 43-year-old Jennifer Lilly and 32-year-old Ryan Michael Schwab, both of Brownwood, were questioned about the contraband and eventually arrested for possessing it. Lilly was charged with possession of marijuana greater than 4 ounces less than 5 pounds. Schwab was charged with possession of marijuana greater than 4 ounces less than 5 pounds.*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18-year-old Colbey Ray Owings of Brownwood for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 1 gram.
Brownwood Police released the following information regarding a fatality accident which occurred on Burnet Drive over the weekend.
Saturday, April 30, 2016, at approximately 9:00 p.m., members of the Brownwood Police Department, Brownwood Fire Department and Lifeguard EMS responded to the area of Burnet Drive and Virgil Gray Street regarding a report of a one-vehicle traffic accident. The Texas Department of Public Safety also assisted the police department in this investigation.
Upon arrival, officers observed a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup stopped in the middle of the roadway across both lanes of traffic. It appeared that, for unknown reasons, the pickup left the roadway and traveled up an embankment where it struck a large rock, causing it to roll over. The pickup then traveled back onto the roadway where it came to rest. Based on the observations at the scene, it appears that the driver was ejected from the vehicle.The driver of the pickup was identified as 40-year-old Salamon Luis Nava. Mr. Nava was transported to the Brownwood Regional Medical Center where he was stabilized then flown to Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene for further treatment.
Reports released for the period of April 25-May 1, 2016 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 34 medical emergencies, 4 fire calls, 1 lock-in call, and 4 motor vehicle accidents.
Reports of interest that the Brownwood Fire Department responded to include:
Tuesday, April 26
*11:43 AM – Brownwood Fire Department was dispatched the 400 block of W. Commerce regarding a child who was locked inside a vehicle. The door was quickly unlocked and the child unharmed.
Wednesday, April 27
*3:38 AM - Brownwood Fire Department responded to a motor two-vehicle accident involving a vehicle striking a parked car in the 2000 block of 4th Street. Firefighters arrived on scene with police to find there were no injuries.
*7:54 AM - Brownwood Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident with no injuries at the intersection of Austin Avenue and Melwood Street.
*9:16 AM - Brownwood Fire Department was dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at 14th Street and Magnolia. Fire crews arrived on scene with police to find all occupants out of the vehicles and that there were no injuries.*8:01 PM - Brownwood Fire Department was called to a possible structure fire in the 1700 block of 11th Street. Firefighters arrived to find nothing showing. Fire crews investigated and found a heating ventilation and cooling unit was smoking and had filled the house with smoke. The residence was searched with nothing found and the ventilation fan was used to remove smoke from the structure.
The Arts Council of Brownwood is pleased to announce a Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Friday evening, May 6 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the streets of Historic Downtown Brownwood near the Lyric Theatre.
There will be food and craft vendors, activities for children, an area for dancing, and artists painting portraits and caricatures. There will be entertainment in the streets provided by the Matachines de Sta. María Reina de la Paz dancers and Mariachi Los Toros, from Austin. There will also be other activities and contests throughout the evening.
The Bangs Business Association have selected Dr. Charles Hall as grand marshal for next Saturday’s Mayfest parade. The 57 year-old Hall, who was born in Kirksville, Mo., graduated from Eden High School in 1977. Hall finished his high school career with the third highest grade point average, attained the rank of Eagle Scout and received numerous academic and athletic awards and also served as student council president.
Hall did not travel far from home, graduating from Angelo State University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in pre-medicine, majoring in biology. Much of Hall’s tuition was covered, courtesy of an earned presidential scholarship from ASU for high school academic achievement. While at ASU, Hall was granted membership in the Beta Beta Beta Biological Society.Furthering his education, Hall was granted Doctor of Osteopathy in 1985 from the University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, where he graduated in the top 25%. During his tenure, Hall was elected a member of Sigma Sigma Phi, the National Osteopathic Honor Society and was elected as a teaching assistant for first and second year students in Osteopathic Philosophy, Principles and Practice. Hall was also a student member of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and American College of General Practitioners.
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