Central Texas Opportunities, Inc. has received an additional $453,449.00 for the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP).
CEAP provides assistance to targeted households with priority given to elderly, disabled and families with young children and high energy cost related to income. Additionally, eligible households receive education and coordination of resources.
- Household Crisis - Provides Utility assistance, service and repair of existing heating and cooling units or portable units in an energy related crisis.
- Utility Assistance - Provides energy payments to assist low-income household to reduce their home energy needs.
Central Texas Opportunities, Inc. serves Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, McCulloch, and Runnels counties.
The Early Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for The Insurance Lady (formerly The Insurance Couple).
The Insurance Lady is located at 104 E. Industrial Dr., and offers auto, flood, homeowners, workers compensations, commercial property and liability, mobile home, motorcycle, boats, recreational vehicles, rentals, and renter insurance. Call Lori Lindsey at 325-643-1040 for 24/7 service.
Woodland Heights Elementary announced its STAR students for the 6th six weeks at their end-of-year awards assembly. 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 1st Grade STAR Students. Front row (L to R): Kamryn Williams, River Prado, Keegan Waldorf, Max Guerrero, Persyus Mares Kelton Williams Back row (L to R): Asiyah McGlothin, Ariel Taylor, Tristin Rasor, Tyler Livingston, Morsello Hooker.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
Sunday, June 2
*3:39 AM – Brown County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop on County Road 136 near Bangs. During the stop, a metal marijuana pipe and metal stem to a water bong was located on a suspect, according to the report. A partially burnt marijuana cigarette was also located in the vehicle that the suspect claimed ownership of, the report states. James Virgal Lowe, Jr. was arrested for possession of marijuana under 2 oz.
Monday, June 3
*6:30 AM – Brownwood Police responded to a report of attempted burglary of a vehicle in the 1400 block of English Avenue. The complainant said that she noticed some damage to her vehicle’s door weather stripping and antennae.
*2:23 PM – Brownwood Police received information from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services regarding a possible sexual assault. No other information was available.
Tuesday, June 4
*2:36 AM – Brownwood Police responded to the 500 block of E. Commerce regarding a domestic disturbance. Daniel Richard Yanez, 25 of Brownwood was arrested and charged with Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence.
There were 17 participants in the Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on May 29th. Each Wednesday, sign up is from 4:45 to 5:20 pm at the lake dam ramp and fishing hours are from 5:30 to 9:00 pm sharp.
The results of the tournament are below:
Weather was mostly cloudy.
Wind: 17 to 20 mph ESE, gusts to 30
Air Temp: Start 86° End 80°
Water was stained to clear 76° to 77°
There were 15 fish weighed in for a total of 43.67 lbs
Out of 17 contestants, 8 people weighed in fish with 4 limits.
1st. Brandon Anglin.......................................10.86
2nd. Shelby Hutchens.....................................8.353rd. Jeff Windham...........................................6.61
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a contest this week to find the best decorated buildings and shops in the area to commemorate Western Week which leads into the Brown County Rodeo.To help revive the tradition of Western Week, buildings and store fronts were decorated with buntings, flags, banners, and other decorations. First, second, and third places were awarded to the “best decorated” building that was registered in the contest. Winners will get a trophy, media recognition, a spot in the parade, and will have their names announced during the rodeo.
5:00 p.m. Update: Department of Public Safety released the following report regarding the fatal accident Wednesday morning near Lake Brownwood.
The Texas Department of Public Safety was called to the scene of a fatal crash in Brown County. This crash involved two vehicles, occurring today at 8:12 A.M. on Farm Road 2632, 0.9 miles west of Farm Road 2125. The first vehicle was a 1992 Chevrolet Pickup, driven by Aparicio Puentes of Brownwood, Texas. The second vehicle was a 2002 Toyota Sequoia, driven by Stanley Wayne Walker of Brownwood, Texas.
Deceased:Stanley Wayne Walker (driver of vehicle #2), 58 years of age from Brownwood, Texas was taken by ambulance to Brownwood Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 9:39 A.M. by Dr. Gilmore. The body was taken to Blaylock Funeral Home in Brownwood, Texas.
Brown County, City of Brownwood, City of Early, Brownwood/Brown County Health Department, Comanche County, along with the Texas State Guard and numerous other area agencies and organizations will be conducting a disaster drill this Friday & Saturday, June 7th and 8th according to Brown County Emergency Management Coordinator Brent Bush.
Bush stated that the mock disaster will be a large wildland fire requiring the opening of many shelters in and around Brownwood.
Approximately one thousand Texas State Guard personnel will be attending this drill, Bush stated.
Drivers in TxDOT’s nine-county Brownwood District may have noticed a different type of traffic signal in construction and maintenance zones throughout the area.The district has been expanding the use of portable traffic signals and automated flagger assistance devices in recent years. Brownwood was the first TxDOT district to begin using these devices in 2008 and has steadily increased their use throughout the district, which includes Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Lampasas, McCulloch, Mills, San Saba and Stephens counties.
Paw Pride Award winners from East Elementary for the 6th six weeks were announced at the end-of-year awards assemblies. East Elementary teachers present two students from each class with the award every six weeks. These students exemplify respect for friends, teachers and themselves by making good choices and setting a good example for others to follow.
Pictured at top: East Elementary pre-k and kindergarten Paw Pride Award winners. Front row (L to R): Abby Long, Ariana Torres, Sean Altman, Zaidlin Dominguez, Chance Pinkney Back row (L to R): Brooklyn Ballejo, Tre Torres, Autumn Parvis, Trevor Wallace, Robert Rocha
Six Brown County athletes and cheerleaders and one coach are getting ready for the big games Thursday night as the South takes on the North in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star basketball game at the Brownwood Coliseum.
It’s more than just a basketball game according to the coaches that are leading them, says Early High School’s Kristi Sandoval as she coaches the South women’s team.
“I was really excited to be a part of just the FCA, the Christian side of it. I’ll get a chance to witness to some of those girls and that is going to be exciting,” said Sandoval. “I hope they grow a closer relationship with God and hope they find some friends out of it. I hope those who don’t get to play college ball, it’s kind of their last thing and I hope they take a lot from it. The ones that get to play college ball, I hope they advance on.”
She stated that it will be great to coach such talent and that two of the players are very special to Sandoval, as she coached them at Early High School.
“I’m excited; it’s going to be fun. Getting to see that talent and see that caliber of play. Just to think having all 12 talented girls, inside shooters, defense, all of them,” said Sandoval. “It’s kind of a bittersweet ending, get to have Hannah and Aubrey once again.”
For Hannah McDaniel it’s her last hurrah, she will be attending Midwestern State University where, although she will not be playing basketball, she will put all of her efforts toward studying dental hygiene.
- Brownwood Elementary Students Complete Recycling Program with Big Results
- Law Enforcement Blotter 6/4
- PAWS Canines of the Week
- HPU to Host College Search Event for High School Students and Families
- Northwest Elementary Announces Final Six Weeks Good Choice Award Winners
- Reminder: Advance Tickets Still Available for 50th Annual Brown County Rodeo
- Brownwood Girls Softball Association Awards Ceremony, Presentation to Umpire Diagnosed with Cancer
- Means to Receive State Law Enforcement Achievement Award for Valor
- Early Chamber Spring Swing Winners
- Cents-ible Recipes: Green Chile Chicken Burritos
- BFD Fire & Rescue Reports 6/4
- BHS Landscaping Class Gives some TLC to Margie Michael Learning Garden