Howard Payne University kicked off its fall 2014 Chapel season yesterday with its annual University Convocation ceremony. Dr. Don Newbury, chancellor and former HPU president, addressed the audience.
Dr. Newbury spoke of many notable people in HPU’s 125-year-history including alumna Dr. Cynthia Clawson Courtney and former presidents Dr. Guy D. Newman and Dr. Thomas Taylor. He urged those in attendance to trust God’s plans for their lives.Other program participants included Corey Ash, associate professor of music; Katie Bonner, HPU senior and president of the Student Government Association; Dr. Bill Ellis, HPU president; Amy Kresta, instructor of biology; Katherine Licce, HPU senior; Dr. Allen Reed, professor of music; Dr. Joe Robinson, professor of education; Dr. W. Mark Tew, provost and chief academic officer; and Dr. Julie Welker, professor of communication and president of the Faculty Assembly.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water clear; 82–86 degrees; 12.11' low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms in 8–15 feet, and on jigs and buzzbaits in 4–10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white or shad Li'l Fishies in 10–18 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are good on cheesebait in 5–10 feet Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3–10 feet.
Lake ColemanWater clear; 82–86 degrees; 17.91' low. Black bass are very good on Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and chartreuse soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad near the park and the store. Crappie are good on minnows and Li'l Fishies at night. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.
The Brown County Republican Women’s Club will host a bake sale on Friday, August 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in front of Family Dollar Store, next to Kroger on Main Street.
Members will be selling a variety of homemade baked goods just in time for Labor Day gatherings. The public is invited to come early and purchase these goods, as their July bake sale sold out in just one hour.
Reminder: Brown County Training Coalition to Host 3rd Annual Drug Training Event Featuring Tony Hoffman Friday
The 3rd Annual Drug Training event will be hosted by the Brown County Training Coalition on Friday, August 29th at the Brownwood Coliseum and will feature Tony Hoffman, professional BMX racer and recovering addict. The keynote speech by Hoffman will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the public is invited to attend.
Tony Hoffman is a native of Central California and a graduate of Clovis High School. He is a gifted athlete who spent his high school years traveling the country racing BMX and achieved the status of a top-ranked amateur along with multiple contract endorsements. Hoffman began using alcohol and drugs which put him in a downward spiral of addiction and eventually led him to commit armed robbery in 2004. At his sentencing, Tony was given probation and the opportunity to achieve sobriety in lieu of prison. Because he was not ready to make changes in his life, he was arrested on a probation violation, and went to prison in 2007.Hoffman spent two years in the Wasco, Tehachapi, and Avenal state prisons, where he decided to make a change in his life and began planning a way to use both the positives and the negatives of his life to help kids avoid the mistakes he had made himself.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
Friday, August 22
*12:00 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 1700 block of Broadmoor Drive regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, the complainant’s 2003 Trailblazer was broken into during the night and a purse was stolen.
Sunday, August 24
*2:39 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2800 block of Cleburne Street regarding the burglary of a vehicle.
Monday, August 25
*8:28 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1700 block of Belle Plain, Dave’s Tire Service, regarding the burglary of a building. According to the report, an unknown subject(s) broke into the complainant’s shop over the weekend.
Tuesday, August 26*9:41 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy received a report of theft. According to the report, the complainant stated on August 1, 2014 at approximately 6:00 p.m. he noticed someone had stolen his green Pelican canoe, valued at $200.00.
The Brownwood High School Lionettes are kicking off their fundraising efforts to raise money to send the dance team to Orlando, Florida where they will participate in the Capital One Bowl halftime show on New Year’s Day.The Lionettes were chosen as the Gussie Nell Davis Team of the Week at camp in June held at SMU and invited to dance during halftime at the Capital One Bowl.
Early Longhorn fans are invited to celebrate Purple Day on Saturday evening, August 30th at Longhorn Stadium. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a hamburger supper.Introductions of middle school and high school students participating in athletics, cheerleaders, drill team, band, and dance will begin at 8:00 p.m. There will be games for children and an auction from 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sopapilla Cheesecake is one of our family favorites. Did you know Sopapillas are recognized as the official pastry of the state of Texas? My first experience with sopapillas was at a Pancho’s restaurant when I was a kid. You would raise this little Mexican flag on your table and a fresh basket of piping hot sopapillas would be delivered right away with plenty of butter and honey. It was magical. I always thought the word sopapilla meant “little pillow” or something, but apparently the word sopaipilla is a form of the word “sopaipa,” which was originally the word “xopaipa” that meant bread soaked in oil. You can read up on all that jazz on wikipedia if you’re interested. I think I’m still gonna go with “little pillows.”
Funny thing is we’re not using sopapillas here in this recipe. We’re using crescent rolls. Taking something from the French, mutating it to fit into a can, and then using it to replace a wonderful Latin American treat to morph it into this dessert. That’s ‘Merica right there, baby.
The “Stuff the School Bus” collection drive held July 31 – August 18th at Brownwood grocer Kroger benefitted Brown County School Districts raising $3,687 in supplies. Hundreds of deserving students will receive free school supplies, distributed by the Salvation Army, to start the new school year thanks to the efforts of the grocer and its customers.
Caren Friend, area representative of The Salvation Army, is pictured above with Jason McLaughlin of Kroger.
During the 19-day program, shoppers had the opportunity to visit their local Kroger store to donate a pre-packaged school supply kit for $7 or to make a $1 donation at the checkstand.
Brownwood Art Association will present its First Thursday event featuring artist Kerry Sawyer on September 4th at the Art Center (2158 Fisk Street) in Brownwood.
Kerry Sawyer is a local artist out of Brownwood who brings a unique art style to the Brownwood Art Center. Many of his works are filled with bold, bright colors with a focus around tikis.First Thursday includes a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a chance for local residents to meet the featured artist and network with BAA members. Artists and exhibits on display are from both BAA members and guest artists.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has added two new quail management apps to their growing tally of electronic resources for tech-savvy wildlife managers. New apps aim to turn the tide in the quail decline.
These apps are free and tailored to iPhone, iPad and iTouch users, the apps are:
Northern bobwhite populations have been declining for decades due to a combination of factors, the most important being the loss of useable habitat. Proper and active land management that benefits quail could help reverse the decline. The Northern Bobwhite Management Calendar app offers instructions on habitat management practices and population census techniques through monthly recommendations. The recommendations focus on enhancing habitat and understanding quail populations and predator management.The Northern Bobwhite Habitat Evaluation app centers around quail-friendly plant species specific to Central and West Texas, though the tool also features habitat evaluation techniques beneficial for other regions as well.
- Shawn Russell Named Executive Director of Early Economic Development and Early Chamber of Commerce
- Brownwood ISD Lowers Tax Rate, Approves Budget
- Loadcraft Industries to Expand Brownwood Facilities, Create Jobs
- Law Enforcement Blotter 8/26
- Man Airlifted After One-Vehicle Rollover
- Ribbon Cutting for Premier High School
- Brownwood Native to be Honored with Street Dedication 46 Years after His Death in Vietnam
- Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results August 20th
- Program On Plants For Butterflies & Hummingbirds Set For September 2nd
- Meet the Lions Set for Monday, September 1
- Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 8/26
- Brownwood Senior Citizens’ Center Presented New American Flag from VFW and Ladies Auxiliary