Brownwood High School Cheerleaders and Lion Crew are gearing up to help in the fight against childhood cancer by selling "Knock Out Childhood Cancer" t-shirts for the September 5, 2014 football game.
They will be donating all the monies raised to Hope From the Heart, a local organization (named for being the geographic Heart of Texas). All of the money raised will be used to help Brown County families dealing with childhood cancer.All children diagnosed with childhood cancer in Brown County have to travel to receive treatment. This means one or more family members will need to travel with the child, find housing and food, and take care of basic needs while their child is undergoing treatment. Often, these families are fairly young and there are siblings to care for as well. It can be overwhelming to try and keep the household running while caring for their sick child. Hope from the Heart wants these families to know they are not alone and that someone who has been through this is there to listen and provide support.
Central Texas Opportunities, Inc. officials turned over keys to a new home Monday thanks to their Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance Program.Jennifer Barton is now the proud owner of a newly constructed home on Hawkins Street in Brownwood through the program and took possession of the home after a short ceremony and ribbon cutting.
Many people in the U.S. eat out frequently. In 2012, Americans spent about half of their food dollars on foods prepared away from home, or $2,167. Here are ways to lower your family’s costs when dining out:
Share a Main Dish. Restaurant portions are growing in size, along with our waistlines and the bill at the end of our meals. To decrease all of the above, share a main dish or side dish with a friend or family member. This is a great way for kids to eat healthier, too. Kids’ menus are typically made up of foods high in fat, yet low in nutrients. Small children often don’t eat much, so let your children share from your plate to expand their palate and shrink your calorie intake — and your bill.
Drinks Anyone? Order water with meals instead of sodas or specialty drinks. Even a glass of iced tea can easily add an extra dollar per person to your meal cost. Ask for a slice of fresh lemon to add a special touch and a dash of flavor to your water.Do Lunch. Lunch menus often offer the same items as dinner menus, but in smaller and lower-priced portions. So opting to go out for lunch, or for an early afternoon supper, can save money. However, even during the evening, a smaller portion or half-order may be offered. Opt for the smaller size and you’ll get more than enough food while saving money.
Community Health Systems released a statement Monday regarding the theft of personal information of 4.5 million patients system wide in their network of 206 hospitals across the country. The company operates in 28 states with the majority of their hospital locations in the states of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.
Brownwood Regional Medical Center is one of the hospitals affected by the security breach.
Below is the statement issued Monday by Abilene Regional Medical Center and Brownwood Regional Medical Center regarding the issue:
The Early Police Department and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens made a traffic stop Saturday afternoon which resulted in the arrest of two people along with the seizure of $9000 cash.
Early Police Chief David Mercer reported that the traffic stop occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. on FM 2525 just south of US Hwy 183 in Early. Game Warden Vance Flowers and EPD Sgt. Steven Means stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation said Mercer.According to the report, Flowers made contact with the driver, identified as 40-year-old Wilma Deering of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a strong smell of marijuana was coming from the vehicle. Sgt Means then questioned the passenger, 53-year-old Thomas Rider Yarbrough (also of Colorado Springs), who later asked Sgt. Means if he could obtain his heart medication from the trunk of the car because he wasn’t feeling good, the report states. Sgt Means assisted Yarbrough in obtaining the medication and when he opened the trunk, the odor of marijuana was very intense, the report states. Yarbrough was provided his medication then questioned about the odor and both Deering and Yarbrough admitted there was marijuana in the trunk, said Mercer.
Brown County Precinct 1 crews began repair work on Stephen F. Austin Drive today that may cause some drivers to use detours.
The repairs will necessitate the closing of through-traffic for approximately 4 to 6 weeks, and there will be detours around the section being worked on at that time.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is increasing DWI patrols through September 2, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend. DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. The enhanced patrols that target impaired drivers are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
“DPS is committed to helping keep Texas roadways are safe for all travelers, and these enhanced patrols are aimed at saving lives by getting impaired drivers off the road,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “The Department urges all drivers to do their part this Labor Day holiday – and every day – by obeying traffic laws and not drinking and driving.”
During the Labor Day enforcement effort last year, DPS troopers made 1,682 DWI arrests, and approximately 218 of those were the direct result of the increased patrols.
Last year during this same time period, DPS enforcement also resulted in 24,443 speeding citations, 3,541 seat belt/child safety seat citations. In addition, troopers made 1,223 fugitive arrests and 977 felony arrests during routine patrol operations.
As you may have guessed by my lack of submission to this site last week and my subsequent absence from the airwaves last week, I was on vacation.
No, I didn’t go anywhere cool or crazy fun. I visited my Dad and his wife, spent time with my daughter, went to the zoo, and got some good time with someone who is very special to me.
It was just what the doctor ordered. I got back to work today, and there was a slight feeling of “OK, how do I do this again?” but that quickly went away. That’s how you know it was a good break!
I spent some time by myself, and did some introspecting. I spent time with friends laughing. Spent time with family, eating and relaxing. (The former before the latter, as is the way with most family gatherings!)
Got some good news, and got some bad news. The good news was a relief, the bad news was not so much. Hence it being designated as “bad news”.
But there was a silver lining to the bad news, and without sharing too much of another person’s story, it is hopefully being turned into possibly the greatest Good News possible.
The Brownwood Reunion Celebration is approximately 1 month away and organizers and contestants alike are getting set for one of the most popular events, Hands on a House. Contestant applications forms are now available online at the Reunion website, at Coldwell Banker at 1900 Austin Avenue, the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and at each sponsor’s place of business.
This year’s house style is a “Shotgun Home” which will be the grand prize. The three day competition will be held September 19th-21st, and the last person with their hand in contact with the house is declared the winner and will take home the custom-built playhouse. Each year approximately 25 people compete in this contest.
There will also be extreme contests throughout the competition, including participating in the Reunion parade, various food drive competitions, being blind-folded, holding cans of food in various positions and/or other physical and mental challenges designed to eliminate competitors.
Brown County 4-H is supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
18 – Deadline to Submit County Council Applications
23 – Brown County 4-H Awards Banquet/Fun Day at 4-H Center
1 – Extension Office Closed for Labor Day Holiday
4 – Adult Leader Meeting 6:00p.m. at Extension Office
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.
As you begin your enrollment for the year, here are some tips in using 4-H CONNECT:
Brownwood ISD teachers, faculty, and administration will be treated to a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Don Newbury during this year’s convocation on Monday, August 18th.
Dr. Newbury, who is known as a philosopher, author, humorist, teacher, and patriot has made 5800 appearances in 45 states, but is probably best known locally as the “popcorn president” from his time spent as the Howard Payne University president from 1986 to 1997. Having given away more than 24 tons of popcorn over his 40 years in higher education, it was common knowledge among college students and the community that, “when the porch light’s on,” Dr. Newbury was giving away popcorn. He currently serves as Chancellor for HPU, a position he has held for the last 20 years.
As a native of rural Texas, Dr. Newbury was educated in Brown County, holding B.A., Master of Journalism and Ph.D. degrees from Howard Payne University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Texas, respectively, with post-doctoral study at Nortre Dame. In addition, he was awarded Howard Payne University’s highest award: The Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.
- Brownwood Fire Department Captain Retires after 23 Years Service
- Law Enforcement Blotter 8/15
- BISD Free and Reduced Lunch Applications Now Available
- Brownwood Art Association to Host Jeremy Serna Workshop
- VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Make Donation to Salvation Army School Supply Distribution
- Reminder: Brown County Training Coalition to Host 3rd Annual Drug Training Event Featuring Tony Hoffman
- New School Year May Mean Increase in Child Abuse or Neglect Reports
- Law Enforcement Blotter 8/14
- Conditions Favorable for Mesquite Control
- Brownwood Reunion Celebration Locomotion 5/10K Registration Now Underway
- Early ISD Tax Ratification Election Information
- New Stop Signs Installed for Traffic Control Near Early ISD Schools