Howard Payne University’s Department of Art will host the first annual “Above and Below I-10: Cross-Country Art” exhibition at the Dorothy and Wendell Mayes Art Gallery in the university’s Doakie Day Art Center in February and March of 2015. All contemporary American artists who reside above or below I-10 are encouraged to submit an entry or multiple entries of up to three per artist. I-10 is the southernmost transcontinental highway connecting both the West and East coasts from San Diego, California, to Jacksonville, Florida.
HPU will receive entries until January 15, 2015 and the exhibit will be open to the public from February 9 to March 27, 2015.Artwork should reflect the American themes of landscape, traveling and transportation. However, all two-dimensional artwork themes will be considered by the juror. Only two-dimensional, abstract realism artwork will be accepted.
Members of the Brownwood High School Band are offering Poinsettias for sale to raise funds for a trip to perform at Disney World in Florida next spring.
Former Brownwood Lion and now Kansas State kicker Matthew McCrane was nominated Monday as a “Star of the Week” recognizing him as a top collegiate kicker by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission Lou Groza award which is presented each year by the Orange Bowl. Those nominated as “Stars of the Week” may be considered for the prestigious Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award which has become the most prestigious college football award for kickers.
Fans are encouraged to vote for Matthew McCrane as their “Star of the Week” by visiting www.LouGrozaAward.com. Although this week’s voting poll does not determine the winner of the annual award, it does give McCrane recognition.
McCrane, a freshman at KSU, has attempted six field goals so far this season and has made all of them. Three of them, 38, 30 and 19 yards, were made this weekend in a game against Texas in Manhattan, Kansas, helping the Wildcats win 23-0 Saturday against Texas, improving their Big 12 record to 4-0. The game was a landmark win for the Wildcat program 500th all-time and for the first time in his career, McCrane successfully made multiple field goals in one game and added two extra points. He is one of eight in the nation with at least six field goals and no misses this season.
Other nominees this week include the Clemson Tiger’s Ammon Lakip, a junior from Johns Creek, Georgia and TCU’s Jaden Oberkrom, a junior from Arlington, Texas.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, October 27, 2014.
Friday, October 24
*7:57 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2100 block of Slayden Street regarding a minor in possession of alcohol. According to the report, a student was found to be in possession of alcohol and was issued a citation for minor in possession of alcohol. Additionally, the juvenile was placed into the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) for forty five days as school discipline.
*9:37 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 800 block of Beaver Street regarding theft. A male complainant stated that a female had stolen his rototiller from the yard of his residence, the report states.
*11:22 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 4200 block of US Hwy 377 South, Schaffer Motors (a used car lot), regarding a stolen check. According to the report, the complainant stated that two known subjects purchased a car from him with a stolen check. The check was collected and further investigation is pending, the report states.
*1:27 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to Walmart regarding theft. This call led to the arrest of both 25-year-old Douglas Cooper and Amanda Cooper of Brownwood for theft.*3:27 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to a residence on Avenue C regarding a possible sexual assault of a child. CPS advised that an investigation had been started by their agency after receiving a report from one of the child’s relatives who was babysitting and was provided information he found concerning. The suspect is another relative, the report states. Further investigation is needed, the report states.
Woodland Heights Elementary recently announced its STAR students for the first six weeks. The STAR Award is typically given to one boy and one girl from each class, each six weeks. It is awarded to the students who gave the most effort, followed the rules, participated in class, and who had excellent conduct during that cycle.
Pictured at top: Woodland Heights Elementary Pre-K STAR Students. (Front row, left to right) Brynli Temple, Kenzie McBride, Ethan Woodruff (Back row, left to right) Brennen Rasor, Gabriella Galvez, Adren Castaneda, and Everett Kirchner.
The Early Chamber of Commerce’s Cash Mob recently visited Bob’s Fuels and spent some money.Bob’s Fuels located at 1107 W. Commerce in Brownwood offers propane bottle exchange locations at Cullen’s Hometown Market, Big G’s, and Diamond R Café and Store in Zephyr. They provide home delivery to Brown, western Comanche and northern Mills Counties.
The Big Country BEST Robotics competition took place Saturday, October 25 at TSTC in Sweetwater. This year’s theme was "Bladerunner," thirteen area teams participated.
Sweetwater High School, Roscoe High School and Potter's Hand Christian School move onto the next round of BEST competition in Dallas on November 14 and 15th.
Blanket High School Varsity Girls’ Cross Country team qualified for regional competition on Monday, October 20th after placing second as a team at the district meet held at Melody Oaks Ranch in Priddy, Texas.
Teams competing included Blanket, Zephyr, Priddy, Gustine and Sidney High Schools.
Firewood is an important commodity to Texans, whether it is used for firing up the barbecue pit or for warming up on a chilly winter morning. And with cooler temperatures arriving, now is the time to pay close attention to the firewood you are picking up and storing for use in winter. Transporting and storing diseased wood can actually spread the devastating oak wilt fungus.
By selecting well-seasoned, disease-free firewood and by following other disease prevention guidelines, homeowners can take the following steps to prevent a new oak wilt disease outbreak in their neighborhood.
I was up at the radio station giving a friend a tour of the place this weekend, when something needed attending to. Just a simple glitch that needed fixing, and it was an easy thing for me to do.
A little while later, she said it was nice to see me in my element. It kind of took me a minute to figure out just what she meant by that, and when I did, I had to smile.
How many of us know what our “element” is? You know that thing that we do that is second nature to us, and feels like an extension of ourselves.
I can’t tell you how interesting I found that my element was not in fact playing my guitar, but what I do for a living.
Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do, it’s the perfect blend of a lot of what feels like playing around and a little of what feels like work. I swear I’m not sucking up to Rex. (OK, maybe a little!)
That being said, it was an eye opener about where I am in my life. (I almost wrote it blew my hair back, but you and I both know that hasn’t happened in a VERY long time!) I am at a point in my life where I am happy with what I do, with the way things are in my life, and the prospects I have for my future.
The Rising Star Volunteer Fire Department’s Fall Firefighter Fundraiser will be happening November 1st from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Market Building on Main Street in Rising Star.Brisket tacos with all the trimmings including desserts will be served to enjoy there or to take home. The department is currently selling raffle tickets for four guns and a gun safe with a mystery gun inside: a Mallard Over/Under 20 gauge shotgun, a Ruger Winchester 243, a SigSauer P250 compact 45mm, a special edition pink gun that is a Bersa Thunder 380 and a Liberty special John Deere edition 25 gun safe with a mystery gun inside.
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- Upcoming Local Area Blood Drives
- Jackets Fall 51-20 To The Cowboys
- Brown County 4-H News and Notes
- Friday Night High School Football Scoreboard 10/24
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/24
- Early ISD ACE Program to Host Hidden in Plain Sight: What Every Parent Needs to Know Now
- Troops Benefit from Halloween Candy Mission
- Bonner and Wood Crowned HPU Homecoming Queen and Princess
- Ribbon Cutting for South Park Medical Plaza
- Howard Payne University Celebrates 125th Anniversary during Homecoming, Schedule of Events
- Walker Memorial Library Showcases HPU Memorabilia