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.
Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs held a press conference Friday afternoon announcing the arrests of dozens of suspects in an early morning law enforcement operation entitled, “Operation Tangled Web.”
According to Sheriff Grubbs, early Friday morning, July 18th, approximately 65 law enforcement officers began serving arrest warrants, seeking 45 defendants on charges including engaging in organized criminal activity and other drug trafficking related charges in Brown County. In addition, one search warrant was executed and an additional 8 defendants were arrested for drug and other offenses during the roundup. Various amounts of drugs were seized as officers detained or arrested defendants, Grubbs said.
Janie Clements Industries will host their first annual fundraiser car show and dance from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 25th at 3401 Milam Drive in Brownwood.Entry is payable by donation at the gate. There will be concessions available, no alcohol is allowed at the dance. JCI will also have arts and crafts items for sale and a silent auction during the event.
The Veterans of Foreign War of the United States announced that Keith King has achieved All-American status as a District Commander.
King, Commander of District 8 in the Department of Texas, is one of only 29 VFW District Commanders selected worldwide for All-American Commander.
National Commander William Thien said, “The criteria for this honor are based on outstanding achievements in membership growth and participation in other VFW programs that benefit veterans and their communities. The title of All-American Commander is the most prestigious honor given by our organization.”The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans’ service organization comprised of combat veterans and eligible military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation’s largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans’ organization. With nearly 1.9 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in almost 7,000 Posts worldwide, “No one does more for veterans.”
In the heat of summer you’re probably not thinking about deer season yet.
But, the volunteer committee of The Deer Project through Good Samaritan Ministries has been busy making plans for this year’s hunting season to reach more hunters and bring more protein to the plates of those at risk of hunger in Brown County.
This year, Big Country Ford has partnered with House of Wheels to procure a 4-wheeler to raffle from now until October 4. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit The Deer Project.
The red Yamaha Grizzly 300 which retails for $4,695 is currently on display at Big Country Ford but will be moved periodically to different locations. Please watch the Good Samaritan Ministries’ Facebook page to see where the vehicle will be on display. Tickets are available at Big Country Ford, Good Samaritan Ministries, House of Wheels and at various other locations to be announced.
“We are so pleased that Big Country Ford decided to provide a 4-wheeler and host this raffle for The Deer Project again this year along with House of Wheels,” said Angelia Bostick, Executive Director of Good Samaritan Ministries. “Each year the raffle they hold helps us to reach even more people by sharing what The Deer Project is and how our hunters can help provide much needed protein to food-insecure families in Brown County.”
Brownwood Police are investigating the theft of a Caterpillar Oakland Raider edition skid steer and a flat bed trailer used to transport it. The value of the stolen equipment was estimated at approximately $18,000.
At approximately 7:50 a.m. Wednesday morning, construction workers reported the theft of the equipment from a site in the 3500 block of Austin Avenue. The complainant stated that he and his crew had left the skid steer and trailer parked at the back of the property at approximately 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night; however, when they returned Wednesday morning, they found both missing from the job site, the report states.
All of the employees know the combination to the lock on the job site, and according to the complainant, the lock was not cut, the report states. A possible suspect was named in the theft and the site was investigated. Brownwood Police found tire tracks and foot prints, along with other evidence, the report states.The equipment was listed as stolen in both the Texas and national crime investigation center databases (TCIC and NCIC). According to the report, at approximately 12:00 noon Wednesday, Comanche County Sheriff’s Office informed BPD that the stolen property was located at a property on County Road 157 in Comanche County. CCSO took possession of the stolen property and had it towed to the Comanche County Jail, the report states.
- 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
- Law Enforcement Blotter 7/16
- Update: Police Investigating Robbery at Dairy Queen
- Food Manager Certification Training
- U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway Postpones Local Town Hall Meeting to Visit Texas Border
- Brownwood Athletics U14 Baseball Team to Host Fundraisers for Trip to State Championship Tournament