Howard Payne junior guard Danyel Bradley was named Player of the Year the league office announced in conjunction with the release of the 2015 American Southwest Conference Women's Basketball All-Conference teams on Monday (March 2), following a vote of the league's head coaches.
Cole crops include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. They are all cool season crops that can be grown successfully in most Texas home gardens if the right varieties are planted at the right time. Brussels sprouts and cauliflower are the hardest to grow, while broccoli and cabbage are the easiest. For most gardens, broccoli is an ideal choice because it produces
quickly and each plant can be harvested several times.
Cole crops do best in full sunlight when grown in sandy loam soils with lots of organic matter. They prefer soils with a pH of 6 to 6.5; yield will be reduced if the soil pH is below 6.
Soil preparationAdd a 3-inch layer of organic matter such as compost, leaves, or grass clip-pings to the garden soil and turn it in a few weeks before planting. This will give the leaves or grass clippings time to decompose and release nutrients into the soil before planting. Dig the soil as deep as a garden spade or shovel will reach, usually 10 to 12 inches. Turn the organic matter under the soil as soon as possible after application.
The Corinne T. Smith Animal Center (CTSAC) is preparing for its flagship fundraiser, Canines Cats and Cabernet, from 5:30 - 11 p.m. on March 20, 2015. This will be the ninth year that the center has hosted the event and this year’s theme offers “fabulous food, great drinks and Las Vegas style fun,” according to organizers.
Tickets are offered at $60 each and include access to food and drinks from the following restaurants: Steves’ Market and Deli, CR Catering, Brennan Vineyards, Depot Liquor, Brownwood Country Club, The Hideout, Sweet Life Treats, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili’s, Flour Power, Prima Pasta, Chocolateness, Doc’s Drugstore, James Cleveland, Texas 4-H Center and more. All proceeds directly support the operation of the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
Monday, March 2
*10:53 AM – Brownwood Police responded to a two-vehicle accident at Crockett Drive and US Hwy 377 South. The driver of unit 1, identified as 68-year-old Leetis Wayne Dalton of Bangs, was arrested for driving while intoxicated, according to the report.
*11:04 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2800 block of Glen Cove regarding harassment. According to the report, this call led to the arrest of 25-year-old Paul Eli Snyder of Brownwood for two local warrants related to expired registration and public display or consumption of alcohol in state park. Snyder was also issued a trespass warning for this address, the report states.*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to FM 3100 regarding a suspicious vehicle which had been parked on the side of the roadway for over an hour and a half. According to the report, the deputy arrived to find a Chevrolet Tahoe that appeared to have driven off of the road and had gotten stuck. A male subject was slumped over the steering wheel asleep, the deputy reported. When the deputy woke the male, identified as 37-year-old Gregory Lamar Jones of Brownwood, he could smell a strong odor of alcohol and attempted to administer standardized field sobriety tests, however, the driver stated that he was “too inebriated,” to complete the tests, according to the report. Jones was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.
The Brownwood Municipal Police Association (BMPA) would like to say a big "thank you" to all the Dads and Daughters that attended the 2nd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance that was held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Depot.
There were over 100 dads and over 200 daughters that attended the dance, which was a splendid night for everyone attending (excluding the weather).
Reports released for the period of February 23-March 1, 2015 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 35 medical emergencies, 8 fire calls, and 1 motor vehicle accidents.
Reports of interest that the Brownwood Fire Department responded to include:
Monday, February 23
*9:23 AM –BFD was dispatched to a fire call on FM 586. Fire crews arrived on scene to find smoke showing from the rear of structure. Firefighters entered the structure and found no smoke or fire in the living area of the residence. A thermal camera was used to find the fire in the attic which was extinguished. Winchell and Brookesmith Volunteer Fire Departments were on scene.
Thursday, February 26*9:33 AM – BFD responded to a fire call at Howard Payne University’s Davidson Music Center. Firefighters arrived on scene to find nothing showing. After an investigation, firefighters found that an air conditioner blower motor had gone out and caused activation of the alarm. Smoke was cleared from the building and reset the alarms.
The City of Brownwood is conducting a survey of all of the City Parks and Recreation facilities and asks the public for input on how they should be improved.
Feedback is important because it will be used to create a 10-year plan (Parks & Recreation Master Plan) which will determine when and where money should be spent to upgrade and revitalize existing facilities and identify any unmet needs of the community related to parks and recreation.
The first Park & Recreation Master Plan was developed with the help of the Lower Colorado River Authority and was adopted by the Brownwood City Council on January 9, 2001 and the City Council approved an updated version on April 22, 2008.
The Brownwood Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a major part of the city being able to receive grants from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD). The City of Brownwood has benefited from the grant program in the past as a recipient of 5 different grants from TPWD which totaled $1,235,691 over the past ten years. These include the following:2005: Trails Grant for Riverside Park $85,691
2008: Small Communities Grant for Coggin Park $50,000
2010: Indoor recreation Grant for Annex $500,000
2010: Outdoor Recreation Grant for Aquatic Center and Sports Complex $500,000
2013: Camp Bowie Soccer Complex $100,000
Chick-fil-A at Heartland Mall in Early will host a fundraiser “Spirit Night” for the Alcorta family who lost their home and possessions to a fire last week.The fundraiser will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, March 3rd and 15% of the sales proceeds for that time period will be donated directly to the Alcorta family, according to owners Brent and Sarah Gooch.
We have started playing card and board games with Kiera. It is becoming fairly obvious that she is just a little competitive. Ok. Honestly, the competitive part we noticed before we started playing games with her.
I think the first time it sunk in that my sweet angel was a tiny bit competitive was when she would brush her teeth with her Daddy. Somewhere along the way, brushing teeth became a race. This child can be half asleep and I can mention that she should go brush her teeth with Daddy and she is off in a flash to “race.”
She stands on her stool to the side of the sink while Daddy stands in front of the sink. Toothbrushes are then held at the ready. Kiera yells, “Ready…Steady…GO!” As if the race to see who brushes their teeth the best and fastest is not enough, they then come to stand in front of me to see whose teeth are the “brightest.”Sometimes, she lets her Daddy win. When that happens, she takes and places a pretend medal around his neck.
Do you ever worry that your children or grandchildren may get into something that might harm them? It is not uncommon for children to go exploring and find something that could hurt them. Kids may get into medicines, plants or chemicals around the house that would make them sick if they ate or drank them. Take the time to follow these poison prevention tips and talk to your child about the poisons that may be around your home:
Share with your child the dangers of medicines when they are not used the right way. Medicines are supposed to make you feel better, but they can make you sick if they are not used correctly; you might take too much of them or take the wrong kind. Make sure to go through medicine cabinets and throw away old medicines. Also make sure to check old cleaning chemicals in the house, basement or even outside. Be sure to get rid of them the correct way.
PlantsWe eat many kinds of plants. Share with your child that at the grocery store we see different kinds of leafs (like spinach and lettuce) that are safe to eat. There may also be berries there that we eat. But tell your child that there are also many plants that grow that are not safe to eat. Your child should not just pick any leaves, berries, flowers or mushrooms from outside and eat them. They could be poisonous and may make your child very ill. You can discuss the difference between plants that are grown in a garden and are safe to eat, and wild plants that are not safe to eat.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, March 2, 2015.
Friday, February 27
*12:43 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to Walmart regarding theft. According to the report, store loss prevention employees had a male subject detained in the loss prevention office for theft. This call led to the male subject being issued a citation for theft less than $50.
*1:57 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1100 block of Vine Street regarding credit card abuse.
*5:37 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Calvert Drive regarding a runaway juvenile.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report that two mailboxes had been damaged at County Road 422 at the entrance to North Lake. According to the report, it appeared that someone had hit the mailboxes with a vehicle.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40-year-old Heather Lea Barker of Blanket on a warrant related to theft from person.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28-year-old Racheal Deann Bishop of Brownwood for driving while license invalid with previous conviction.
*59-year-old Thomas James hickey of Blanket turned himself in on a warrant related to forgery of a financial instrument.
- Severe Weather Awareness Week Observed Across the State March 1-7
- Rising Star Nursing Center Welcomes New Nursing Director
- Whataburger to Host Fundraiser Benefiting Brownwood High School Project Graduation March 5th
- Off Mic With Ben Cox: Cluttered House, Clear Mind?
- Ribbon Cutting for Crysler's Pest Control
- Morning Collision at Austin and Main Injures One
- City of Brownwood Engineer Don Hatcher Announces Retirement Plans
- Brown County 4-H News and Notes
- Candidates in Place for Brownwood City Council Election
- Jackets and Lady Jackets End Basketball Season in ASC Tournaments
- Law Enforcement Blotter 2/27
- Brownwood Middle School Art Students Find Inspiration at the Lehnis Railroad Museum