The Brownwood Municipal Police Association (BMPA) would like to say a big "thank you" to all the Dads and Daughters that attended the 2nd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance that was held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Depot.
There were over 100 dads and over 200 daughters that attended the dance, which was a splendid night for everyone attending (excluding the weather).
Reports released for the period of February 23-March 1, 2015 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 35 medical emergencies, 8 fire calls, and 1 motor vehicle accidents.
Reports of interest that the Brownwood Fire Department responded to include:
Monday, February 23
*9:23 AM –BFD was dispatched to a fire call on FM 586. Fire crews arrived on scene to find smoke showing from the rear of structure. Firefighters entered the structure and found no smoke or fire in the living area of the residence. A thermal camera was used to find the fire in the attic which was extinguished. Winchell and Brookesmith Volunteer Fire Departments were on scene.
Thursday, February 26*9:33 AM – BFD responded to a fire call at Howard Payne University’s Davidson Music Center. Firefighters arrived on scene to find nothing showing. After an investigation, firefighters found that an air conditioner blower motor had gone out and caused activation of the alarm. Smoke was cleared from the building and reset the alarms.
The City of Brownwood is conducting a survey of all of the City Parks and Recreation facilities and asks the public for input on how they should be improved.
Feedback is important because it will be used to create a 10-year plan (Parks & Recreation Master Plan) which will determine when and where money should be spent to upgrade and revitalize existing facilities and identify any unmet needs of the community related to parks and recreation.
The first Park & Recreation Master Plan was developed with the help of the Lower Colorado River Authority and was adopted by the Brownwood City Council on January 9, 2001 and the City Council approved an updated version on April 22, 2008.
The Brownwood Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a major part of the city being able to receive grants from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD). The City of Brownwood has benefited from the grant program in the past as a recipient of 5 different grants from TPWD which totaled $1,235,691 over the past ten years. These include the following:2005: Trails Grant for Riverside Park $85,691
2008: Small Communities Grant for Coggin Park $50,000
2010: Indoor recreation Grant for Annex $500,000
2010: Outdoor Recreation Grant for Aquatic Center and Sports Complex $500,000
2013: Camp Bowie Soccer Complex $100,000
Chick-fil-A at Heartland Mall in Early will host a fundraiser “Spirit Night” for the Alcorta family who lost their home and possessions to a fire last week.The fundraiser will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, March 3rd and 15% of the sales proceeds for that time period will be donated directly to the Alcorta family, according to owners Brent and Sarah Gooch.
We have started playing card and board games with Kiera. It is becoming fairly obvious that she is just a little competitive. Ok. Honestly, the competitive part we noticed before we started playing games with her.
I think the first time it sunk in that my sweet angel was a tiny bit competitive was when she would brush her teeth with her Daddy. Somewhere along the way, brushing teeth became a race. This child can be half asleep and I can mention that she should go brush her teeth with Daddy and she is off in a flash to “race.”
She stands on her stool to the side of the sink while Daddy stands in front of the sink. Toothbrushes are then held at the ready. Kiera yells, “Ready…Steady…GO!” As if the race to see who brushes their teeth the best and fastest is not enough, they then come to stand in front of me to see whose teeth are the “brightest.”Sometimes, she lets her Daddy win. When that happens, she takes and places a pretend medal around his neck.
Do you ever worry that your children or grandchildren may get into something that might harm them? It is not uncommon for children to go exploring and find something that could hurt them. Kids may get into medicines, plants or chemicals around the house that would make them sick if they ate or drank them. Take the time to follow these poison prevention tips and talk to your child about the poisons that may be around your home:
Share with your child the dangers of medicines when they are not used the right way. Medicines are supposed to make you feel better, but they can make you sick if they are not used correctly; you might take too much of them or take the wrong kind. Make sure to go through medicine cabinets and throw away old medicines. Also make sure to check old cleaning chemicals in the house, basement or even outside. Be sure to get rid of them the correct way.
PlantsWe eat many kinds of plants. Share with your child that at the grocery store we see different kinds of leafs (like spinach and lettuce) that are safe to eat. There may also be berries there that we eat. But tell your child that there are also many plants that grow that are not safe to eat. Your child should not just pick any leaves, berries, flowers or mushrooms from outside and eat them. They could be poisonous and may make your child very ill. You can discuss the difference between plants that are grown in a garden and are safe to eat, and wild plants that are not safe to eat.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, March 2, 2015.
Friday, February 27
*12:43 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to Walmart regarding theft. According to the report, store loss prevention employees had a male subject detained in the loss prevention office for theft. This call led to the male subject being issued a citation for theft less than $50.
*1:57 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1100 block of Vine Street regarding credit card abuse.
*5:37 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Calvert Drive regarding a runaway juvenile.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report that two mailboxes had been damaged at County Road 422 at the entrance to North Lake. According to the report, it appeared that someone had hit the mailboxes with a vehicle.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40-year-old Heather Lea Barker of Blanket on a warrant related to theft from person.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28-year-old Racheal Deann Bishop of Brownwood for driving while license invalid with previous conviction.
*59-year-old Thomas James hickey of Blanket turned himself in on a warrant related to forgery of a financial instrument.
March 1-7 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Texas and the National Weather Service encourages all residents, businesses and schools across West Central Texas to practice their tornado drill at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4th. The NWS in San Angelo will transmit a Routine Weekly Message through the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at this time. Because of the test format of this message, it may or may not activate certain NOAA Weather Radios.
Being prepared can save lives. The public is encouraged to sign up for weather related warnings which can be life-saving, such as CodeRed which is offered as a free service to Brownwood and Brown County residents. To sign up for this notification of severe weather, CLICK HERE. CodeRed also offers alerts in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts, which may include evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.
Rising Star Nursing Center (RSNC) has added a new Director of Nursing to the management staff. They are proud to announce Shannon Steigleder, RN has joined their team.
RSNC is a full service Nursing and Rehab program with a complete therapy department to compliment the nursing staff. Ms. Steigleder will oversee all nursing operations including wound care, Wound Vac applications, IV Therapy Respiratory Therapy and Rehab.Ms. Steigleder has been a nurse for 19 years with continued education at multiple different Universities focused on Nursing education and Management. Her nursing experience includes pediatrics, AirEvac, ICU, Surgery, Hospital administration and Home Healthcare. She has been a Home Health Administrator for the last 6 years covering the West Central Texas area.
Whataburger, located at 411 E. Commerce in Brownwood, will host a fundraiser on Thursday, March 5 for Brownwood High School Project Graduation.Customers are invited to stop by the restaurant and enjoy their favorite Whataburger meal. During the fundraiser, 20 percent of sales from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. will be donated to the program.
I was talking to a friend back and forth via text last night, about each of us conquering our respective laundry piles.
We were both joking about how much it sucks being a grown up and having to actually do the chores we tried so desperately to get away from as kids, since we have to set an example for our children.
So I finally got up, and got through with a good portion of what needed to be done, and while I was putting away the clean clothes (I get ‘em clean, it’s the putting away that typically evades completion) I realized that I was simply lacking the motivation to do it.
Yeah, for my close friends, this is no surprise.
If I don’t have some one special coming over, or a group of people, my place returns to its natural state of existence: the bachelor apartment.
It’s a place I try to not go to if I can, but lemme tell ya, have a couple of weeks like I’ve had recently, and you tend to stop caring for a bit!With the cold weather, a transmission going out and needing replacement, on top of other things, it’s been hard to muster the ability to really care about the state of my living room.
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- Brownwood Middle School Art Students Find Inspiration at the Lehnis Railroad Museum
- Caregiver Conference to Offer Helpful Resources and Assistance to Caregivers March 26
- Pruning Fruit Trees
- HPU Theatre Students Overcome Obstacles With Presentation Of ‘Terre Haute’
- EHS to Collect Donations for Alcorta Family at Project Graduation Basketball Tournament on Saturday