Citizens National Bank recently donated $1000 to the Brownwood High School Lionette drill team as they continue to raise funds for their trip to New York to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The BHS Lionettes attended a camp at SMU in June under the direction of American Dance Drill Team. Five Lionettes were chosen as All American Honorable Mention Dancers (Destiny Muenzler, Bethany Pittman, Alexis Garcia, Shania Dixon, and Alex Hetzel) and the entire team earned the title of All American Team.
With the All American Team title, the BHS Lionettes are invited to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and/or the Capital One Bowl halftime performance. The cost of registration for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is $1850 per girl with additional costs for airfare.
Brownwood Lions fans were introduced to the 2013 fall sports teams for Brownwood middle and high school at Gordon Wood Stadium Monday evening. The annual “Meet the Lions” event began with a hamburger supper and booster club fundraising time as fans were greeted with some great food to start the fall sports season.
Athletes and their coaches from cross country, volleyball, tennis, and football were recognized along with the cheerleading squads, the Lionettes drill team, and the Lion Crew. The Mighty Maroon Marching Band was also on hand showing off their musical talents.
The Brownwood Lions varsity football team was introduced as the grand finale to the event. The Lions will play their Homecoming game at 7:30 p.m. this Friday as they take on the Snyder Tigers at Gordon Wood Stadium. One highlight of the night will include the crowning of the Brownwood High School homecoming queen at the game.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, September 9, 2013.
Thursday, September 5
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on Hwy 279 North where he received a report of a stolen lawnmower valued at $600.
Friday, September 6
*10:49 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Hawkins Street regarding theft. According to the report, a subject had witnessed two females steal a gas can from the residence. The suspects were located and identified, then issued citations for Class C theft and released.
*1:15 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the area of W. Austin Avenue and Bailey Street in reference to graffiti. According to the report, the complainant stated that a storage trailer had been vandalized with spray paint.
*4:17 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was called to the 1500 block of Bluebonnet Hills Drive in Early regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, the complainant stated that approximately $251.00 worth of tools had been stolen from a trailer house that she had been working on.*6:35 PM – Brownwood Police were called to Wal-Mart regarding theft. After an investigation, 33-year-old Patricia Brown of Early was arrested and charged with theft over $50. Items stolen included a Duck Dynasty t-shirt, a blue t-shirt, a Full House DVD, a Cabbage Patch doll, and another doll, the report states.
The Brownwood High School A Cappella Choir has been invited to perform John Rutter’s “Gloria” with the Howard Payne University ensemble, University Singers, thanks to the vision of Dr. Gregory Church, Associate Professor of Music for Howard Payne University, and director of University Singers, along with Mrs. Cindy Franklin, the newest addition to the Brownwood ISD Choral Department.
University Singers is a non-audition choir, made up of HPU students and community members from Brownwood, Early and the surrounding areas.
This year, Dr. Church has issued an invitation to A Cappella Choir to join University Singers in performing John Rutter’s “Gloria” on Tuesday, December 3rd. This concert will open the Christmas concert season for both HPU and Brownwood ISD.Dr. Church also extends the invitation to the singers among Brownwood ISD staff, A Cappella Choir member’s parents, as well as any A Cappella Alumni in the area who would like to join us in preparing to sing this major work. A variety of other pieces will also be included in the evening’s concert, ranging from Hot Chocolate from “The Polar Express” to “Betelehemu”, an a cappella Nigerian carol, sung in the original Yoruban language, accompanied by conga, bongos, and tambourines.
Brown County has a new emergency management coordinator that was appointed to the job but without the blessing of any of the county commissioners.
Mechail Cox of Early, who most recently worked in the district attorney's office, was appointed by County Judge Ray West to the position and has been serving since late last week awaiting approval from the court. Brent Bush was the previous Brown County Emergency Management Coordinator who recently left the position.
According to West, Cox needed several National Incident Management System (NIMS) classes in order to hold the position, of which she has taken and passed 5 of them via internet courses. The final two classes (8 hours) are scheduled for her to attend in the near future according to West.
Commissioner Wayne Shaw of Precinct 3 stated that he felt that the position was not open long enough and that more qualified applicants has possibly been overlooked.
Howard Payne University is making plans for the 2013 Homecoming themed “There's No Place Like Home” on the weekend of October 4-6 and is putting out a call for volunteers to help with the event.
HPU volunteer coordinator Miranda Marsh said that a variety of volunteer opportunities are available during homecoming this year. These include:
Reminder: Red Cross to Host Open House at New Location in Brownwood and help to honor heroes of 9/11
The West Central Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross will host a tribute to first responders along with Brownwood Fire and Police Department followed by an open house at its new location on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. The tribute will honor local first responders and remember those our nation lost on 9/11, followed by a reception at the new Red Cross office location in Brownwood.
“The Red Cross works very closely with our firefighters, police officers and emergency management teams in times of disaster,” said Janet Karcher, Executive Director, American Red Cross West Central Texas Chapter. “We are honored not only be part of the recognition for these individuals who serve the community, but also further strengthen our foundation in Brownwood by welcoming everyone to the new location.”
The ceremony will include the presentation of the Honor Flag, bell ceremony, dedication to men and women serving in the armed forces, a moment of silence and prayer.
Speakers include Brownwood Fire Chief Del Albright, Fire Chaplin David Barnum, Brownwood Police Chief Mike Corley, Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes, Dave Fair – Chaplain of Ground Zero and Dr. Dan Chapman – Chaplain of Ground Zero.
One woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident involving a school bus Monday morning.
Emergency responders were dispatched to the railroad crossing on Morris Shepherd Drive, near Southpark Development Center and the Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
The Brown County Republican Women will hold their monthly luncheon this Friday, September 13th.
Guest Speaker for September will be Evan Autry, State Representative Jim Keffer Staff Member. Evan will talk about session and what is expected down the road. He will also give an overview of the upcoming constitutional amendments.
The public is invited to join this luncheon on Friday, September 13th, 11:30 am at the Brownwood Country Club.
The Early Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Weakley Watson Sporting Goods to celebrate their Grand Opening.
David Furry recently purchased Weakley Watson Sporting Goods located at 102 Fisk Ave, and the Early Chamber kicked off their Grand Opening on August 23rd with a ribbon cutting.
Weakley Watson Sporting Goods is sponsoring the Early Chamber’s first time annual Skeet Shoot Event on September 21, 2013 from 9 AM to 1 PM. For more information or to register call Vann 325-642-2088.
Brownwood High School Athletics welcomes the public to a new season and invites everyone to come out and meet the Lions on Monday, September 9th at Gordon Wood Stadium. The event had been scheduled earlier this week; however, was cancelled due to weather.
Introductions of the fall sports teams will begin at 6:30 p.m.The event will kick off with a hamburger supper fundraiser for the Lions Booster Club which will begin at 5:30 p.m. Supper will be $5 and includes a burger with all the fixings, chips and a drink.
- VFW Post 3278 to Observe POW/MIA Recognition Day Wednesday
- Brown County 4-H News and Notes
- HPU Jackets Fall In Season Opener
- Brownwood Cross Country Teams Earn 22 Medals at McMurry Invitational
- Early Purple Day 2013 – Photo Gallery
- Registration Ongoing for Reunion 5K/10K Run and 1.5 Mile Walk
- Lions Fall to Graham 56-15 – Photo Gallery
- Friday Night High School Football Scoreboard 9/6
- Bruner Toyota Holds Grand Opening, Announces New Youth of Inspiration Award Program
- One Person Transported to Hospital after One-Vehicle Rollover
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/6
- Bangs Schools Go Under “Soft Lockdown” Friday as Precaution