The Mule Deer Foundation, Brown County Texas Chapter, invites the public to attend their annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, August 2nd at the Grand Starz Hall, located at 2323 Belle Plain in Brownwood.
The public is invited to come to the banquet and to bring friends and family for a night of fun. Tickets are available for $40 each (includes meal and annual membership) or $60 for couples (includes two meals and annual membership). Meals consist of rib-eye steak, with all the fixin’s, and tea. Ticket holders will enjoy an open bar, live auction, silent auction, raffles, and games. Prizes/auction items include hunting trips, fishing trips, 20 guns, limited edition art work and more. There will also be Mule Deer Association rifles, knifes and prints of the year.Tickets for the banquet are available at KOXE, Weakley-Watson sporting goods, Sportsman Center, and Wendlee Broadcasting or call Russ at 325-642-1644.
During the school year, Good Samaritan Ministries’ Food for Thought program provides food to chronically hungry students over the long weekends when food may not be readily available.
In addition to showing physical signs of malnourishment, a child who is hungry cannot focus on schoolwork. Hunger even negatively affects a child’s ability to interact socially.
The Food for Thought has partnered with local school campuses for about five years now.
Since the start of the program, the long summer months have always been a concern. If a child is hungry on weekends during the school year, when at least two meals are provided at school during the week, they will certainly be hungry on weekends during summer where those weekday meals may be uncertain.
For the past two years, Good Samaritan Ministries has partnered with Love Brownwood, a missions group from Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, to deliver the bags of food to the homes of the students on the weekends during the summer months.“We love the fact that we can continue to meet a vital need during the summer months when school is not in session,” said Angelia Bostick. “However, it does cost almost double to provide the food in the summer as in the school year since much of the food we use is not available from the Food Bank.”
Brownwood ISD announces Brownwood Head Start Registration will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 14 at the Brownwood ISD Administration office, located at 2707 Southside Drive in Brownwood.
The Head Start program serves children from birth to 4-year-olds. Children with disabilities welcome.For registration, please bring the birth certificate, shot records, social security card, proof of income, insurance or Medicaid information for each child registered.
For some reason, beets – much like Brussel sprouts and spinach – have built a bad reputation. As kids, we declared them as one of the “yucky” vegetables that Mom added to meals merely to make our lives miserable. How about giving beets a second chance because they’re packed with essential vitamins and minerals – and they’re tasty, too. Plus, beets naturally strengthen your immune system … and have even shown some cancer-fighting properties. Basically, beets are beneficial body boosters. So let’s take a look at some interesting facts about beets:
The Dire States Tour, seven events in three days, is traveling across Texas and kicked off its first day in Brownwood Tuesday to support Proposition 1, which will help fund improvements in Texas road infrastructure.CASE Construction Equipment has partnered with the Texas Good Roads and Transportation Association and ASCO Equipment to bring its Dire States initiative to Texas in support of Proposition 1 (the Texas Transportation Funding Amendment). The amendment, which would direct an estimated $1.4 billion annually from oil and gas tax revenues, will be on the Nov. 4 ballot and support investment in new highway/transportation construction and maintenance.
The Brown County Water Improvement District #1 unanimously approved their 2014/2015 fiscal year budget at their board meeting Tuesday, and set water rates for both treated and untreated water that they sell to local municipalities and retail water providers.
BCWID General Manager Dennis Spinks explained that the amount of treated water consumption will increase due to the City of Early and the Zephyr Water Supply Corporation coming online to the BCWID distribution system. With an increase in treated water sales, revenue will rise approximately 11.82%, resulting in the reduced rates of treated water, according to Spinks.Treated water rates to these wholesale customers will decrease to $1.4556/1000 gallons, a decrease of 0.55% from last year’s rates while untreated water will increase approximately 16% over last year’s rates.
A Brownwood Police officer finished working the night shift Monday morning to find that she was the victim of criminal mischief. According to the report, the officer arrived home at approximately 6:15 a.m. and found that her mailbox was damaged and a neighbor’s mailbox had been pulled up and was lying in the officer’s yard.
While the officer was still on duty, she had noticed several trash cans on 4th Street to have been knocked over as well. Another officer was dispatched from another call to investigate multiple mailboxes being damaged in the area. The locations of the damage was in the 3900 block of 4th Street, the 1400 block of Phillips, 3800 block of 3rd Street and 1300 block of Indian Creek.
The report stated that several of the mailboxes had no dents, damaged paint or other visible signs of being struck by an object or projectile and no vehicle parts or tire marks were observed around the damaged mailboxes. Two of the mailboxes had lids bent downward. Another mailbox belonging in the 1300 block of Indian Creek was found in a lot which belongs to Brownwood ISD in the 1400 block of Phillips.One victim stated that he and his family were up until about 1:00 a.m. and heard nothing. Another stated that he was woken by loud crashing noises around 3:00 a.m. It took him a few minutes to find his glasses and exit his house; however he did see a vehicle driving recklessly in the parking lot of 7-11, the report states. A description of the suspect vehicle was given to police, according to law enforcement.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Maurices on Friday, June 27th to welcome them to their new location in Brownwood.Now located at 519 C West Commerce in Commerce Square, Maurices gives customers a place to express their individuality and feel good about who they are. With styles that match the budget and the occasion – and sizes 1-24 – the fashions always fit.
Brownwood Economic Development Corporation recently commissioned a promotional video featuring the Brownwood area and showed it to those attending the Brownwood City Council meeting Tuesday morning.
BEDC Executive Director Emily Crawford stated that the video was made in an effort to better tell the story of what Brownwood has to offer.
“Our goal was to be able to tell the story of Brownwood to those who are looking at us online,” said Crawford.
Emergency responders were called to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Main Street and Austin Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
Shortly before 12:00 noon, a Ford Explorer and a four-door sedan collided in the intersection. According to first responders there were no injuries; however the accident resulted in significant damage to both vehicles. The occupants of the Explorer included a woman and a young child. The sedan was occupied by a male driver.
There were 30 participants in the Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on July 2nd. 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.
The results of the tournament are below:
Weather was Cloudy.
Wind: 9 to 16 mph NE gust to 24
Air temp: start 95° end 80°
Water was stained 81° to 84°
There were 21 fish weighed in for a total of 41.74 lbs.
Out of 30 contestants 14 people weighed in fish with 0 limits.
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- Early Cash Mob Visits Ag-Mart
- VFW to Observe Signing of Korean Armistice Wednesday
- BCSO to Add Another Chevrolet Tahoe to Department Fleet
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- 2014 BHS Project Graduation Organizers Thank Community for Another Successful Event
- The ARK Domestic Violence Shelter to Benefit from Fundraisers Set for July 12th
- Brown County Historical Commission Receives 2013 Texas Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award
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