The Heart of Texas Children’s Advocacy Center will be hosting a “Safe at Home” adult co-ed softball tournament fundraiser on Saturday, July 26 at the Early City Park.
Participation fee is $200 per team.
All players must be 18 years or older, teams must have a minimum of 10 players each. Teams are made up of invited social service organizations plus their immediate family members. Each team must have at least 5 organization employees, regular volunteers, or board members on their roster. If an organization does not have 5 employees, regular volunteers or board members, the organization may join forces with another social service organization or get a waiver when signing up.
All umpires are volunteers.There will be some rules changes to the game for added challenge and fun. This is a recreational tournament so no actual softball skills are required to play, according to organizers.
There were 27 participants in the Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on July 16th. 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 overcast with storms.
Wind: 6 to 16 mph SSE, E, N gust to 20
Air temp: start 90° end 80°
Water was stained 82° to 84°
There were 19 fish weighed in for a total of 25.67 lbs.
Out of 27 contestants 11 people weighed in fish with 3 limits.
1st. Jeff Windham.......................................5.25
2nd. Brandon Walker...................................5.10
Monday Update: According to officials at Brown County Sheriff’s Office, more arrests have been made in Operation Tangled Web. On Friday, there were 45 defendants named in 49 cases. As of 9 a.m. Monday, there were only 9 defendants at large in 9 cases.
Newly made arrests include 28-year-old Anna Jeanette Coffey of Brownwood for engaging in organized criminal activity; 48-year-old Irene Gomez Walls of Bangs on the charge of delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone; and Bridget King on the charge of engaging in organized criminal activity.
Those still at large include Kenneth Baker, Justin Barnhill, Chaplin Delarosa, Charles Dickey, Shanna Hughitt, Courtney Sallie, Kevin Sliger and Katrina Leann White.
Officers of the 21st Cavalry Brigade, air combat unit, made their final flight from Brownwood Regional Airport on Monday in a ceremony which represented the end of a 27 year relationship with the City of Brownwood.
As a result of troop draw downs, from 540,000 to 420,000, the U.S. Army is doing away with several units such as the 21st Cavalry, according to Colonel John C. White, Commander of the 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat). Included in the draw down are 2 of the 13 aviation brigades.
Colonel White and 11 officers and a civilian aviation trainer of the 21st Cavalry came to make their final flight from Brownwood.
A favorite summertime tradition for many children and church members, Vacation Bible Schools are taking place at many local churches this summer. Volunteers are working hard to make special experiences and memories for children. Customarily offered are weeks full of learning about God and Christian teachings, arts & crafts, plus Kool-Aid and lots of cookies.
Schedules of vacation Bible schools and kids camps that are being offered in the coming weeks are below.
Austin Avenue Church of Christ hosts Kids Matter Kamp every Thursday starting June 19 and ending July 31. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 12:00 pm. and is for kids that have just finished kindergarten through kids that have just finished 5th grade. Parents can drop their children off in the back of the main church building by the tree and little white stair case; look for the sign that says “Visitation Room.” Austin Avenue Church of Christ is located at 1020 Austin Avenue.
Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana will host a Vacation Bible School themed “Weird Animals” from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on July 14-18. Children Pre-k thru 6th grade are invited to attend. Organizers state that there will be music, snacks, crafts and lots of fun. Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana is located at 1600 Melwood. For more information, please call 325 642 5299.
I had to do it. It was time. I just couldn’t deal with the unreliability and the threat of leaving me stranded.
I traded in my old car, and bought a much newer, used car. And I am loving it.
Air conditioning! While the car isn’t moving! What a novel concept!!
The Jeep did me well, but it was just time for it to go.
When I found myself to be a single man again, I had to get out of my much loved 2-seater convertible and into something that could haul DJ equipment, guitars, and just general stuff.
I was able to actually trade vehicles with a friend who was looking for something fun, so after a bit of haggling we made a deal to swap vehicles.
It was a great move for both of us, and I don’t regret it. But I still miss that fun little car.I could whip it around a corner and break the tail a little loose, and feel like a hotshot driver. I had the top down on more than one occasion and got looks from the ladies. Lemme tell ya, that’s always an ego booster!
Central Texas Gospel Sing and First Baptist Church of Bangs continue their 15th year of presenting Southern gospel music to Central Texas with a concert on Saturday, July 26th. The concert will be held at First Baptist Church of Bangs and will begin at 6 PM. Admission is free with a love offering taken.
Featured for this concert will be New Day from Fate, Texas. New Day has been ministering throughout Texas since 2006 presenting a unique blend of Southern Gospel Music that speaks to all generations.
Also featured will be local gospel artists Pure Grace, In His Name, and Leesa Stephens and Stacy Walker.
Cattle are worth lots of money right now and anyone in the cattle business should really pay attention to how they manage the cattle and the grazing forages in their pastures. Cattle prices are reaching new highs but expenses are climbing as well. Managing assets is of upmost importance.
Tuesday July 22nd is the date of a program which will address cattle vaccination protocols and small grains. The program will be held at the Ag-Mart Store located on Hwy 377 south in Brownwood. It will be from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. lunch will be served.
Brown County 4-H is supported by the Brown County United Way.
DATES TO REMEMBER
20 – 26 – State 4-H Horse Show in Abilene, Texas
24 – Deadline to Turn In County Council Applications
29 – County Council Interviews 5:00p.m. at the Extension Office
15 – Deadline to Order State Sheep and Goat Tags
23 – Brown County 4-H Awards Banquet/Fun Day at 4-H Center
BROWN COUNTY 4-H NEWS AND UPDATES
WEST TEXAS FAIR AND STATE FAIRIt is that time already to start thinking about stock shows. The fall stock shows that are coming up are West Texas Fair and State Fair. The deadline to enter into the West Texas Fair and State Fair is August 8th. The entry forms are available at the Extension Office. If you have any questions please contact Nick Gonzales.
Brownwood Community Concert Association (BCCA) released their 2014-2015 concert line-up recently with a variety of musicians offering quality entertainment. All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Victory Life Church Auditorium, located at 901 C. C. Woodson Road in Brownwood.
Annual memberships are available for individuals and families to enjoy the concerts with the following packages: Families: $120 (parents & children 18 & younger living at home). Individuals: Adults - $55, Senior (60+) - $50, or Student (ages 6-21) $30.
Tickets are also available through contributions in the following levels: Platinum: $1200 or more = 8 tickets, Gold: $600 – 1199.99 = 6 tickets, Silver: $300 – 599.99 = 4 tickets, and Bronze: $150 - $299.99 = 2 tickets
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, July 17, 2014:
Thursday, July 17
*12:02 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1000 block of W. Commerce Street regarding the alleged sexual assault of a child. A suspect had been identified in the case and Child Protective Services is involved in the investigation, the report states.
*7:03 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1800 block of Avenue B regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, the complainant advised that she was assaulted by a subject who had left prior to the officer’s arrival. The other subject involved had not been located at the time of the report.
*7:24 PM – Brown County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to W. County Road 411 regarding a possible domestic disturbance. According to the report, although the male half stated that the argument was only verbal, the female half stated she had been pushed to the ground and slapped by the male. The male, identified as 51-year-old James Lyle Green, then admitted to pushing the female and was arrested for assault family violence, the report states.
*Texas Department of Public Safety arrested 34-year-old Christopher Lee Dunlap of San Angelo on charges of possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
*Brownwood Police arrested 27-year-old Katherine Leanne Edwards of Brownwood for terroristic threat.*The Brownwood City Marshal arrested 25-year-old Ronnie Pena of Brownwood on a surety withdrawal related to failure to maintain financial responsibility.
- Dozens Arrested in “Operation Tangled Web”
- Janie Clements Industries to Host Car Show and Dance July 25th
- Local VFW Commander Achieves National Honor
- Good Samaritan Ministries to Raffle 4-Wheeler to Benefit The Deer Project
- Law Enforcement Blotter 7/17: Stolen Construction Equipment Located in Comanche County
- Brownwood Foundation for Excellence Revived, Large Anonymous Donation Received
- Cavanaugh to Speak at Early Chamber Luncheon July 25th
- Reminder: Super Bunco & Silent Auction to Benefit Christian Women’s Job Corp July 17th
- HPU Campus Closed for Remainder of Week Due to Power Outages.
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- One-Vehicle Accident Injures Male Driver
- Early ISD Primary School Registration To Begin July 21st