CVS Pharmacy, as part of their partnership with Drugfree.org, recently donated a medication disposal unit through a property grant to the Brownwood Police Department.
Brownwood Assistant Chief of Police James Fuller wrote the application for the property grant and was excited to put it into use for the citizens of Brownwood and Brown County.
Brown County Clerk Sharon Ferguson received support from the Brown County Commissioners Monday as she and her office work to implement many changes within her office, including digitizing county records.
Ferguson presented the county clerk’s Records Archival Plan which focuses on the preservation and restoration of documents and records within the clerk’s office. According to Ferguson, just last year, she had 10 years worth of records scanned to a digital format so that they can be more easily searchable and retrievable by computer. This process cost approximately $200,000, according to Ferguson and the funds for this preservation were taken from fees received in her office which are earmarked for preservation and restoration of records.
The Records Archival Plan calls for more scanning of documents, digitizing all public records to help stop deterioration of public documents, creating backup copies of records, storage offsite, and modernizing the office to be able to digitally convert records as they are received so that they are accessible and searchable by computer, according to Ferguson. She stated that she hopes to have all records back to 1972 digitized and be a paperless office by 2016.
According to Ferguson, the State of Texas has mandated that county and district clerks shall implement e-filing of documents by 2016.Commissioners approved this Records Archival Plan unanimously along with a $2.00 cost recovery fee for e-filing, which will begin on September 29, 2014. This fee will be submitted for each filing submitted, to pay for equipment these offices are going to have to purchase in order to comply, according to Ferguson. Local attorneys were sent letters regarding the proposed fee and links to access training on how to submit e-filings.
This morning I was all prepared to write a column about my sense of organization, or lack thereof depending upon your point of view, when something stopped me.
I wrote that article this January!
The Cox Curse strikes again! (Let me back up, and explain this properly.)
In my family, we come from a long line of storytellers. Obviously I like to tell them, it’s kinda my job. My dad is in radio, too, so that is a no brainer where it cam from for me.
My grandfather JT (or Grandaddy as I knew him) would spin tales of “Jack Jackson” and his adventures that oddly mirrored my activities that day. (It was revealed to me that this was a time honored tradition, as old Jack had been copying my father’s daily activities when he was a child.)
The problem with being story tellers is always having fresh material.
So what you do is keep several “new” tales in reserve for people you constantly are around and “old favorites for new people in your life.
The 14th Annual Brownwood Reunion Celebration 5K/10K run and walk will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 and registration is now underway. This year's registration is only available online and will close this Wednesday, September 17th at 2:30 PM. To register for the 5K/10K run online, visit CelebrateBrownwood.com.
The race begins at the Lehnis Railroad Museum, located at 700 E. Adams Brownwood, at 7:30 a.m. this Saturday, beginning with the 10K, immediately followed by 5K runners and then walkers. Entry is $25 per runner.
The BHS Lions Boys Cross Country Team placed first at the Fort Worth Invitational Cross Country Meet at Trinity Park on Saturday, September 13th. Varsity girls also had a successful meet placing 3rd. The meet was hosted by Fort Worth Paschal High School.The Lions had four boys in the top ten 4A runners in the 5000 meter event. Justin Gomez earned 2nd place with a run of 17:37.21, followed by Hugo Yebra in third with 17:41.31. Reid Longabaugh placed 6th with a run of 18:12.97 and Ben Berger placed 7th with a time of 18:28:51.
Brown County 4-H is supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
15 – Deadline to Order State Swine Tags
16 – Rabbit Club Meeting 7:00p.m. at the Extension Office.
16 – Early 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Early First Baptist Church
21 – Sheep Club Meeting 6:00p.m. at Glasscock Farm 3400 CR 337
30 – Deadline to Register for D-7 Hunter Safety Camp
BROWN COUNTY 4-H NEWS AND UPDATES
4-H ENROLLMENT IS OPEN ON 4-H CONNECT!
The enrollment process for the 2014-2015 4-H year will begin August 15, 2014. All 4-H families, new and returning, are encouraged to log in and enroll in order to become an official 4-H member.
PLAINVIEW, Texas – The Howard Payne defense picked off Wayland Baptist three times in a 27-21 road victory for the Yellow Jackets Saturday afternoon in non-conference play.
Howard Payne's Jordan Shaw picked off Wayland's Campuzano pass with 1:35 left in the game to secure the 27-21 non-conference win for the Yellow Jackets. The HPU defense held Wayland to just 80 yards rushing on 35 attempts.
Wayland scored on their second drive of the game, one play, a 36 yard TD pass with 12:07 remaining in the first.
The Jackets would score on the next possession when Richard Young found Cameron Wong for a 39 yard TD strike. The TD capped an eight play 68 yard drive for the Jackets.
Wayland gained the lead back with 4:16 left in the first with a 54 yard TD pass to make the game 14-7 Wayland.
Both offenses would stale out in the second quarter but the Jackets were able to capitalize off a Jason Disney interception at the HPU five yardline.
The Brownwood Lions were defeated Friday night on the road by the Liberty Hill Panthers 43-36, fighting all the way to the end.
Brownwood High School Athletic Director and Head Coach Chuck Howard was proud of the team's effort throughout the game. With injuries from prior games and more during this game, many young players had a chance to play against a very good Liberty Hill.
“Defensively, we didn’t stop the football,” Howard stated. “The team’s effort was tremendous, there was no lack of effort, we were down over 20 points and scored two times and stopped them in the 4th quarter.”
Friday night high school football scoreboard September 12, 2014. Scores are reported as final. Area games and other games of interest are listed below.
Rising Star 16
Victory Life 24
St. John’s Church will host their annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, September 13th. This event is free to the public and is the largest fundraising event the church hosts each year.
Foods, jewelry, quilts, woodcrafts, candles, bird houses and metal art will be available for purchase. There will also be a silent auction as well as door prizes to be given away.A hamburger supper and desserts will also be available to those in attendance.
The Early Chamber of Commerce announced that they will award a $500 scholarship to an Early High School senior in correlation with the upcoming Early Pioneer Days Festival. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must write a 1200-1500 word essay using the following theme: “My Texas Heritage.”
The winner will attend the Early Chamber of Commerce Banquet on October 14th and read his/her essay. The deadline for submitting an essay is October 3, 2014 to the High School Counselor, Mrs. Bearden.For further information, call Early ISD 325-646-7934.
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/12
- Erath County Ambulance Dealer Arrested for Theft and Misapplication of Fiduciary Funds
- September is Fruit & Veggies – More Matters Month
- BBBS Board Welcomes New Executive Director
- 5th Annual “A Nite at the Races” Event Set for November 15th, Sponsorships Now Available
- Chief Appraiser to Speak at Brownwood Chamber Luncheon September 19th
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/11
- Janie Clements Industries Enters Pink Glove Dance Competition, Solicits Votes to Win $15,000 Donation for Walker Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund
- HPU to Host Sorores Duo in Soprano and Clarinet Recital
- Early City Council Approves FY2014/2015 Budget and Tax Rate
- Brownwood and Early See Continued Growth in September Sales Tax Allocations
- Industrial Accident Injures One Wednesday Morning