The Brownwood High School A Cappella Choir will be singing "The Star Spangled Banner" at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock on Sunday, September 6th.
The choir has been invited to open the Round Rock Express game against the Iowa Cubs. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:05 p.m.
The Round Rock Express have also allowed BHS A Cappella choir members to sell tickets to the game that night as a fundraiser for the choir.Tickets are $11. Contact Cindy Franklin, BHS Choir Director, or a member of A Cappella, to make arrangements to purchase tickets.
Even as the August heat wilts gardens and gardeners alike, Brownwood Area Community Garden is preparing for cooler weather with a class on Fall and Winter Gardening this Saturday at 11 a.m.
The program will cover cool-weather vegetables, fall flowers, cover crops and composting, and will be presented by Daniel Graham, Garden Coordinator of the Community Garden, at the Community Garden at 1500 Dublin Street. The fee for the class is $5 for the general public and free to those who lease plots at the Garden. A few 3½ by 20 foot plots are still available for lease for $25.Brownwood Area Community Garden was established in 2009, primarily for the purpose of providing fresh, naturally grown produce to area food pantries to feed the hungry. The Garden’s secondary mission is to provide space for residents who wish to garden according to natural, sustainable methods; to provide a venue for education on sustainable gardening practices; and to provide employment and on-the-job training opportunities in a green industry for low-income workers.
Ron Jackson State Juvenile Justice Correctional Complex Hosts Appreciation Banquet, Recognizes Volunteers
The Chapel on the campus of the Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex (RJSJCC) was transformed with a 60s theme and the 19th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet was held on Thursday, August 20, 2015. This annual event honors all the volunteers who spend countless hours on the RJSJCC campus and Brownwood Halfway House performing duties such as mentoring, tutoring, leading Bible study, providing Chaplaincy services and/or being members of the Community Resource Council. Several were recognized for their outstanding service during the course of a year in various categories.
Howard Payne University is mourning the sudden loss of Dr. Brett Coulter, associate professor of mathematics and director of HPU’s engineering science program, who passed away on August 23.
Dr. Coulter was a faculty member in HPU’s School of Science and Mathematics for 10 years. His wife, Laura Coulter, serves as assistant professor and academic services coordinator for tutoring and QEP.
“Hearts are very heavy on campus,” said Dr. Bill Ellis, university president. “We’re asking everyone to continue to remember Dr. Coulter’s wife, Laura, and his family and friends in prayer.”
Dr. Pam Bryant, dean of the School of Science and Mathematics, reflected on Dr. Coulter’s strength of character.
“When he said something, students knew he meant it,” she said. “The School of Science and Mathematics was privileged to have Dr. Coulter as a part of its faculty. He will be greatly missed.”Dr. Coulter held a Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois; a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University; a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver; and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering mathematics from the Colorado School of Mines.
There were 24 participants in the Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on August 19th.
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. There were no junior entrants for the final tournament.
The lake conditions were as follows:
Weather was Mostly Sunny.
1st. Danny Armstrong.................................4.30
2nd. Audwin Hall JR...................................1.93
The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce will be co-hosting the August Chamber luncheon featuring the local school districts. The luncheon will be held Friday, August 28th from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at the Brownwood Country Club. Cost is $14 per person for the buffet lunch.
Attendees will hear from Brownwood ISD Acting Superintendent Leisa Land and Early ISD Superintendent Wes Beck. Each will outline what parents and the community can expect from each district for the new school year.
The presenting sponsor this month is Baird Brothers Express Car Wash.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, August 26, 2015:
Monday, August 24
*11:18 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Good Shepherd Drive regarding theft.
Tuesday, August 25
*Brownwood Police were called to the 2500 block of Belmeade regarding the burglary of a vehicle.
*2:20 PM – Brownwood police were dispatched to the 2800 block of US Hwy 377 South regarding theft. According to the report, two complainants stated that a known suspect stole a pizza from the store where they are employed.
*4:52 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 400 block of W. Commerce regarding theft. According to the report, this call led to the arrest of 28-year-old Rena Tapp of Brownwood for theft equal or greater than $50.
*6:07 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the area of Walnut and Belle Plain Streets regarding an assault. According to the report, an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (knife) was documented.*7:16 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 1900 block of Vincent Street regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, the incident occurred sometime between August 20 and this date and the suspect is unknown.
The Early Chamber of Commerce recently hosted their 3rd annual Skeet Shoot at Crab Pitt’s Place, in Early. Participants came from areas statewide including Granbury, Bedford, Palestine, Brady, Stephenville, Seminole, Murphy, Zephyr, Blanket, Early and Brownwood.According to organizers, there were 77 entries in 5 stand, 58 skeet entries & 69 Put/Out Annie Oakley entries.
The Brownwood ISD Board of Trustees approved the new 2015-2016 budget and a lower tax rate among other action items during a meeting Wednesday, August 26th.
Board members gathered at 7:50 a.m. in the Dr. Don Martin Executive Board Room in the Brownwood ISD Administration building to consider approval of action items that included various budget amendments, the 2015-2016 district budget, tax rate for maintenance and operations, tax rate for interest and sinking, and a final amended general fund, food service, and debt service budget by fund and function for the 2014-2015 school year.
The Brownwood City Council ratified the issuance of incentive grants from the Brownwood Economic Development Corporation supporting two new projects at 3M Brownwood.
The projects, Crystal Silk Surface Shield and MicroPrismatic Reflective Sheeting production, are high tech advances developed by 3M and produced at the local plant. Both grants offer $3500 in funding per employee hired, for five years, capped at $50,000 for the Crystal Silk Surface Shield Project and $60,000 for the MicroPrismatic Reflective Sheeting Project each year. This amounts to a possible grant funding of $350,000 from the BEDC.
A briefing sheet of the Brownwood City Council presented by BEDC director Guy Andrews gave the following information.3M has developed the Crystal Silk Surface Shield with glass micro-spheres that are precision coated in a polymer sheet. This new to the world of technology provides a surface that is both irresistibly smooth while being extremely tough at the same time. Crystal Silk resists scratches, abrasions, fingerprints, even stains and chemicals. It has the ability to replace metals, glass or ceramics, soft touch paints, hard coat laminates and films used in any product that is touched or handled such as handled devices, appliances, architectural surfaces, sporting apparel, electronics, etc.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports during the August 2015 session of the Brown County Grand Jury, 54 True Bills were returned against 45 persons.
The District Attorney’s office does not release names on new indictments until after the Grand Jury proceedings have been processed through the District Clerk's office. Also, names are not released of those indicted but not yet arrested due to an indictment being sealed until the time of the arrest.
Marta Lesli Rivera-Lovo: Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Forgery
Travonn Carlonnie Johnson: Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Forgery
John Wilburt Johnson: Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Forgery
Kelvin Dewayne Smith: Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Forgery
Frederick Lee Hemphill: Possession of a Controlled Substance; Money Laundering
Mathew Tanner Kenney: Possession of a Controlled Substance.John Michael Salazar: Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Repeat Offender; Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver
- HPU Welcomes New, Returning Students For Fall 2015 Semester
- Sanderson Trailers Welcomed to Early Chamber of Commerce Membership with Ribbon Cutting
- Young Leaders of Brown County and Brownwood Chamber to Host Summer Mixer Aug. 27
- BMS Meet the Teacher Set for Thursday, August 27th
- Law Enforcement Blotter 8/25
- BHS Classes of ’74 and ’75 to Jointly Host Class Reunion Sept. 26
- Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 8/25
- Brownwood Proposes $32 Million Balanced Budget with Raises for Staff and No Tax Increase
- Ribbon Cutting for Leann Bush, Independent Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics
- C. J. Grisham to Speak at Pecan Valley Republican Women’s Club Luncheon August 27th
- First Day at Big Kid School
- Brown County Sheriff’s Office Receives Approval for New Vehicle and Other Items