The Brownwood Kiwanis Club is getting set for their 62nd annual Pancake Supper, and tickets for the event are currently on sale.This year's supper will take place on Tuesday, November 4th from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Brownwood Coliseum.
It's that spooky time of year again and the Brown County Museum of History invites the public to the 6th annual Hunted Jail event. This year, back by popular demand is Zombie Lockdown.
Zombie Lockdown is a thrilling adventure where participants are equipped with a non-lethal dart gun (NERF) and sent into the dark rooms of the historic old Brown County Jail to fight off a horde of zombies while searching for the mysterious artifact.
This interactive, non-gory action challenge will test nerves and aim. There will also be a Haunted History Walk-Through tour that will travel through the first floor and the museum annex. Organizers invite the public to explore their curiosity in our local Brown County legends, and possibly experience some ghostly encounters.Tickets cost $5 per person and include admission to all exhibits in the museum. Proceeds benefit the Museum of History and Alpha Psi Omega.
Early Volunteer Firefighters were honored with an appreciation dinner on Saturday, October 4th. The dinner was held at the fire department and many citizens enjoyed chili for a donation to the department and its firemen.A special group of cooks took part in preparing the homemade chili, the Cooking Club of Senior Care of Brownwood Health and Rehabilitation as pictured below. Award winning chili cook Bobby Brian also donated chili for the event.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
Monday, October 27
*7:44 AM – Brownwood Police responded to the 1500 block of Magnolia Street for an assault. According to the report, the complainant stated that 25-year-old Autry Lee Jones III of Brownwood punched her in the face over a video game. Jones was arrested for assault causes bodily injury family violence.
*9:01 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Commerce regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant stated that his Texas license plate, inspection sticker and reflectors had been stolen from his motorcycle on October 21st. The complainant believed the incident occurred while he was at a business at this location, the report states.
*9:58 AM – Brownwood Police responded to the 1100 block of Duke Street regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, the resident of the property is currently incarcerated.*7:58 PM - Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Brooks Avenue regarding disorderly conduct. During this call, a juvenile female was found to have been assaulted a family member at the location. The juvenile was arrested and transported to the juvenile detention center.
Loadcraft Industries, Ltd (LCI) received approval of a resolution that will allow housing of temporary employees on company property during Tuesday’s Brownwood City Council meeting.
This resolution will help the company to offer housing to migrant workers which will fill needed positions of skilled welders and in turn will help the company to meet growing orders received from oil related industries.
According to LCI VP of Human Resources James Simmons, Loadcraft has tried to hire local welders by advertising in local and regional newspapers, through the help of temporary services such as Demand Staff and Personnel Services, contacting welding schools, and offering referral bonuses to Loadcraft employees for placement of new hires. Despite these efforts, LCI along with other manufacturing companies in the area are still suffering from a shortage of skilled laborers. Over 40 online help wanted ads have also been placed by LCI in hopes of securing employees; however, with the oil field boom in West Texas, it has been difficult to find workers and LCI has tapped contract labor companies such as ITT, Secured Services and J&L Specialty.
“These trade specific companies were able to supply LCI with over 100 welders but the bill rate per hour ranged from $35-42 per hour plus an additional fee for overtime,” explained Simmons.“We have tried our first choice, we are Texas bred, Texas born, and we want to hire people here within our own state,” said Loadcraft Chief Operating Officer Reece McIver. “It’s because of the oil boom; it’s very competitive for local people, for people who already live here.”
Reports released for the period of October 20-26, 2014 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 30 medical emergencies, 2 fire calls, and 1 motor vehicle. Reports of interest that the Brownwood Fire Department responded to include:
Monday, October 20
*4:56 PM – BFD was dispatched to a fire call in the 1500 block of Terrace Drive. Firefighters arrived on the scene of a multi-residence complex with nothing showing. Firefighters found a wire on a dryer that had shorted out. The thermal camera was used to check for any hot spots and nothing was found.
Saturday, October 25*12:42 PM – BFD responded to a two-vehicle accident with no injuries on Austin Avenue.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to spreading awareness about the most frequently diagnosed non-skin cancer and second leading cause of all cancer deaths in women (after lung cancer).
Men -- don't go anywhere! Although the disease predominantly affects the gals, you guys are NOT immune.
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2012:
Risk Factors:The most important risk factors are being female and increasing age. Other important factors include certain inherited genetic mutations (BRCA1 and/or BRCA2), a personal or family history of breast cancer, extremely high breast-tissue density as seen on mammograms, biopsy-confirmed atypical hyperplasia, a history of high-dose radiation therapy to the chest between the ages of 10 and 30, and having Li-Fraumeni or Cowden syndromes.
Howard Payne University’s Department of Art will host the first annual “Above and Below I-10: Cross-Country Art” exhibition at the Dorothy and Wendell Mayes Art Gallery in the university’s Doakie Day Art Center in February and March of 2015. All contemporary American artists who reside above or below I-10 are encouraged to submit an entry or multiple entries of up to three per artist. I-10 is the southernmost transcontinental highway connecting both the West and East coasts from San Diego, California, to Jacksonville, Florida.
HPU will receive entries until January 15, 2015 and the exhibit will be open to the public from February 9 to March 27, 2015.Artwork should reflect the American themes of landscape, traveling and transportation. However, all two-dimensional artwork themes will be considered by the juror. Only two-dimensional, abstract realism artwork will be accepted.
Members of the Brownwood High School Band are offering Poinsettias for sale to raise funds for a trip to perform at Disney World in Florida next spring.
Former Brownwood Lion and now Kansas State kicker Matthew McCrane was nominated Monday as a “Star of the Week” recognizing him as a top collegiate kicker by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission Lou Groza award which is presented each year by the Orange Bowl. Those nominated as “Stars of the Week” may be considered for the prestigious Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award which has become the most prestigious college football award for kickers.
Fans are encouraged to vote for Matthew McCrane as their “Star of the Week” by visiting www.LouGrozaAward.com. Although this week’s voting poll does not determine the winner of the annual award, it does give McCrane recognition.
McCrane, a freshman at KSU, has attempted six field goals so far this season and has made all of them. Three of them, 38, 30 and 19 yards, were made this weekend in a game against Texas in Manhattan, Kansas, helping the Wildcats win 23-0 Saturday against Texas, improving their Big 12 record to 4-0. The game was a landmark win for the Wildcat program 500th all-time and for the first time in his career, McCrane successfully made multiple field goals in one game and added two extra points. He is one of eight in the nation with at least six field goals and no misses this season.
Other nominees this week include the Clemson Tiger’s Ammon Lakip, a junior from Johns Creek, Georgia and TCU’s Jaden Oberkrom, a junior from Arlington, Texas.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, October 27, 2014.
Friday, October 24
*7:57 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2100 block of Slayden Street regarding a minor in possession of alcohol. According to the report, a student was found to be in possession of alcohol and was issued a citation for minor in possession of alcohol. Additionally, the juvenile was placed into the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) for forty five days as school discipline.
*9:37 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 800 block of Beaver Street regarding theft. A male complainant stated that a female had stolen his rototiller from the yard of his residence, the report states.
*11:22 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 4200 block of US Hwy 377 South, Schaffer Motors (a used car lot), regarding a stolen check. According to the report, the complainant stated that two known subjects purchased a car from him with a stolen check. The check was collected and further investigation is pending, the report states.
*1:27 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to Walmart regarding theft. This call led to the arrest of both 25-year-old Douglas Cooper and Amanda Cooper of Brownwood for theft.*3:27 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to a residence on Avenue C regarding a possible sexual assault of a child. CPS advised that an investigation had been started by their agency after receiving a report from one of the child’s relatives who was babysitting and was provided information he found concerning. The suspect is another relative, the report states. Further investigation is needed, the report states.
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