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 arrests and reports released Friday, September 12, 2014.
Wednesday, September 10
*2:31 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to Walmart regarding theft greater than $50 less than $500 which had occurred a few days before this date. Items stolen included 13 CDs and a few articles of clothing.
*3:36 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 3500 block of Rhodes Road regarding the theft of a motor vehicle. According to the report, the complainant stated that her daughter had taken the complainant’s vehicle, left her three children, and did not return for two days.
Thursday, September 11
*7:53 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Avenue H regarding theft of property equal or greater than $50 less than $500.
*8:30 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2600 block of Avenue C regarding a domestic disturbance.*8:29 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 300 block of Bluffview Drive regarding terroristic threat. According to the report, the complainant stated that her juvenile daughter had threatened her and she wished to file criminal charges.
The Early Police Department and Texas Rangers have been investigating a case of theft over $20,000 and misapplication of fiduciary funds over the past year according to EPD Chief David Mercer.
Heart of Texas EMS reported to the Early Police Department that they had made a down payment and paid money for equipment and taxes for 2 new ambulances in September of 2013 according to Mercer. The ambulances were to be delivered in December 2013.The ambulances were purchased through Cross Timbers Emergency Vehicles, which is owned and operated by Daniel Feemster, Mercer said in a report. It was later discovered that the payments for the equipment were never paid to the equipment dealers and part of the money for the purchase of the ambulances was never made to the manufacture, said Mercer.
September is here and it’s time to celebrate National Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month. We’ve all heard it before – fruits and vegetables are good for you. So, let’s talk about why fruits and vegetables are good for you and the top 10 reasons why we should all be eating more.
10. All Forms Matter. It doesn’t matter how you get them or where you get them, they all matter. Fruits and vegetables are available year round and in a variety of forms to include fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice. They are all nutritious so pick the best one for the right occasion. If choosing juice, be sure the label states 100% juice and there is little to no added sugar to get the most benefit.
9. Calories that Count. With adult and childhood obesity on the rise, calories “in” continue to trump calories “out.” The only way to bring this trend to a halt is to eat less and move more. Make the best use of your calories by selecting nutrient-dense foods (foods that contain plenty of good stuff and much less of the bad stuff). Fruits and vegetables contain few calories, but tons of important vitamins and minerals.8. Fiber. Most Americans are falling short on fiber consumption, which is vital for heart and digestive health along with weight maintenance. Fill the gap with fruits and vegetables, which along with whole grains are the top sources of fiber.
During the July meeting of the Brown County Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors - they welcomed the new Regional Executive Director, Eric Evans. Eric replaced Gina Jameson.
"I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing organization that positively impacts the lives of kids," Evans said. " I look forward to seeing this program grow with helping to connect mentors to kids and watch the lives of these kids find meaningful change and change for the better. It is significant when someone invests a few hours a month into someone's life and the impact upon that life could be significant for generations to come. I want to see that happen!"
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brown County provides mentors to local children. Research shows that through the positive impact of a match relationship, children are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to use drugs, alcohol or engage in high-risk behaviors. In short, they will have more opportunity to reach their highest potential with the encouragement that an additional adult mentor can add to their life. Volunteers are asked to spend time with a child at least twice a month.
The Caring Family Network announces their 5th Annual “A Nite at the Races” event is set for Saturday, November 15, 2014 at The Depot Cultural and Civic Center in Brownwood. The event offers a fun and exciting night out for guests and sponsors, including door prizes, a hat contest, dinner & drinks, pre-recorded thoroughbred horse racing, live & silent auctions, and live music by the Aaron Sandoval Band. The public is invited to attend.
Triple Crowne - $2,500
Full page ad in official race program, logo featured on event billboard and all print advertising. Sponsorship of 1 race, announcement of sponsor’s name during the evening and during the sponsored race. Link to business website on NATR Facebook. Inclusion in pre and post media outreach and any advertising, and 8 VIP tickets to the event.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly luncheon on Friday, September 19th featuring Brett McKibben, Chief Appraiser for the Brown County Appraisal District.
The luncheon will be held at the Brownwood Country Club from 11:30 AM to 1 PM.
Brett McKibben has been the chief appraiser of the Brown County Appraisal District since November 1, 2011. Brett McKibben attended Odessa College and East Texas State and has achieved the Registered Professional Appraiser (RPA) state designation and is a past participant in the Chief Appraiser Institute.
This month's luncheon is sponsored by Bruner Auto Group.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, September 11, 2014.
Sunday, September 7
*A Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling south on Hwy 183 North. According to the report, the stop was initiated after the driver flicked out a lit cigarette in the roadway, right in front of the deputy. The driver, identified as 21-year-old Christopher Cotton of Brownwood, was advised of the violation and asked to exit the vehicle because he did not have his license on his person. During an investigation and a consensual search of the vehicle, the deputy located a clear baggy which contained 31.4 grams of marijuana inside a Taco Bell cup, the report states. The cup was located next to where Cotton was sitting. Cotton was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the report of a theft. According to the report, a 275 gallon water tank was taken from the complainant’s property sometime between 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning and 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 9*4:13 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 1300 block of 13th Street regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, several items were stolen from the residence. Some of the items were recovered and returned to the owner, the report states. The investigation is ongoing.
Janie Clements Industries Enters Pink Glove Dance Competition, Solicits Votes to Win $15,000 Donation for Walker Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund
Janie Clements Industries/Center for Life Resources has officially entered the 2014 Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition for a chance to win a $15,000 donation to Walker Cancer Center-Patient Assistance Fund and international social media attention. The filming of their video has been completed and these dedicated dancers need the public’s vote.
Howard Payne University’s School of Music and Fine Arts will host guest soprano Dr. Amy Rosine in recital on Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. The recital is free to the public and will be held in the university’s Grace Chapel.Dr. Rosine, a former HPU faculty member, will be accompanied by Dr. Sandra Mosteller on the clarinet and assisted by Dr. Elizabeth Wallace, HPU professor of music, on piano. Known as the Sorores Duo, Drs. Rosine and Mosteller have been performing together for 10 years. Their programs focus on contemporary music for soprano and clarinet.
Early City Council adopted the budget for fiscal year 2014/2015, set the 2014/2015 tax rate and amended water and sewer rates at their regular meeting held Tuesday September 9, 2014.
According to City Administrator Ken Thomas, the city adopted a budget of $5,024,000, which is a 9% increase from last year’s budget of $4.986 million. One new expenditure included in the budget is funds to hire a part time paid fireman, said Thomas. This will add approximately $23,000 to the Early Volunteer Fire Department budget. He explained that the position will be staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. During this time, the fireman will be on call and several members of the EVFD will fill in and work the position.
“This will allow our department to become certified through the Texas Fire Commission. They will be able to do all the things the state requires,” explained Thomas who also confirmed having the certification may also positively affect the city’s ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating.The tax rate for 2014/2015 will remain $0.5146 per $100 valuation. The effective rate will be $0.5021, which although lower will still net the city the same amount of property tax revenue with the increased property valuations within the city, said Thomas.
- Brownwood and Early See Continued Growth in September Sales Tax Allocations
- Industrial Accident Injures One Wednesday Morning
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- The Brownwood Regional Medical Center Volunteers Announce the August 2014 BRMC Volunteer of the Month
- HPU Names Dr. Magen Bunyard Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
- Emergency Personnel Respond to Motorcycle Accident on C.C. Woodson Wednesday Evening
- Royal Netherlands Air Force to be Featured at Brownwood Reunion
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/10
- 1st Annual Bangs Business Showcase Set for September 27th
- HPU Named a Great Value, Veteran-Friendly Institution by U.S. News & World Report
- Grand Jury Indictments August 2014
- New Hometown Living Magazine Comes to Brown County