The City of Brownwood is an authorized provider for the American Red Cross and will be accepting registrations for the summer Learn to Swim program this week. Registration will be at the Camp Bowie Family Aquatic Center at 3201 Milam Drive starting June 3rd through 5th from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m.
There is only one instructor, so registration will be limited to the first 60 students.
The three “Learn to Swim” sessions will have one hour classes at the following days and times:
- June 17th through June 27th 8 a.m. & 9 a.m.
- July 8th through July 18th 8 a.m. & 9 a.m.
- July 22nd through Aug 1st 8 a.m. & 9 a.m.
Entry fees are $50 per session and scholarships are available.
Also, the Camp Bowie Family Aquatic Center is now open for the summer season and will be offering two daily swim sessions and will also have extended hours on Tuesdays & Thursdays until 8:00 p.m. for family swim time. Wiggins Pool is also open and hours will be Tuesday thru Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Brown County 4-H is supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
1 – Shooting Sports Practice 2:00p.m. at Woodman of the World Range
3 – Mandatory Round Up Meeting 5:30p.m. at the Extension Office
6 – 4-H BBQ Fundraiser at 11:00am – 2:00pm at Tractor Supply
9-13 – State 4-H RoundUp in College Station
17 – District 7 Horse Show in Sweetwater, Texas
23 – County Deadline to Turn in RecordBooks for Review
23 – State/County Steer Validation 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. at Bob Clarks Pens
BARBECUE SANDWICH FUNDRAISER
The Barbecue Sandwich Fundraiser will be on June 6th at Tractor Supply.
- Plates consist of: pulled pork sandwich, chips, & drink for $7.50
- Plates will be sold the day of the fundraiser from 11AM to 2PM at Tractor Supply.
- Delivery will only be made on 10 plate minimum pre-sold orders.
Early High School honored the class of 2014 during commencement Saturday night at the Brownwood Coliseum.
There were 71 graduating seniors who walked the stage. The top graduates from Early High School this year are Valedictorian Christopher Martin and Salutatorian Kassidy Allen. Each addressed their fellow graduates and those in attendance. Martin is the son of Rex and Shannon Martin and Lisa McNeal. Allen is the daughter of John and Anna Allen.
Brownwood High School honored the class of 2014 during commencement Friday night at the Brownwood Coliseum.
There were 194 graduating seniors who walked the stage and BHS Principal Bill Faircloth said it was a privilege teaching the students of the class of 2014.
“This is beyond a doubt the best group that I have ever had as a principal,” he said.
The top graduates from Brownwood High School this year are Valedictorian Victoria Hood and Salutatorian Shelby McKillip. Each addressed their fellow graduates and those in attendance.
Brownwood Lyric Theatre recently received a major donation from Kohler Company which included bathroom fixtures and other supplies needed in the restoration of the theatre in Downtown Brownwood.
Kohler Human Resource Manager Rachel Tobin explained the importance to Kohler of donating through their stewardship efforts to the project.
“Restoring the 1914 vintage theatre in the heart of historic downtown Brownwood is important to preserving this region’s history and heritage,” Tobin said. “The Brownwood community is proud of their history as our Kohler associates are proud of our company history.”
Brownwood City Council and Brown County Commissioners held a joint meeting to discuss and amend the contract for ambulance and emergency medical services between Brown County and Guardian EMS, which is being acquired by Allegiance Ambulance. Commissioners approved a revised contract with Guardian EMS to be assigned to Allegiance with the remaining year and a half term with no increase in price. Brownwood City Council ratified the contract during the meeting with these revised terms.
County commissioners had met Monday and assigned the Guardian EMS contract to Allegiance, and they granted a 3 year extension of the contract. Allegiance agreed to keep the subsidy for the emergency service provided at the same amount, not raising it as the previous contract terms allowed.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, May 30, 2014.
Wednesday, May 28
*3:51 PM – Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the Brown County Jail regarding an assault between inmates.
*9:18 – Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a residence on County Road 367 in May. The complainants said that a subject would not stay away from their residence. The deputy issued a criminal trespass warning to the suspect.
Thursday, May 29
*7:12 AM - Brownwood Police were called to the 2600 block of Southside Drive in reference to a theft. The complainant stated that a suspect stole several items of jewelry from the residence. Investigation is ongoing
*8:35 AM – Brownwood Police spoke with a complainant at the Law Enforcement Center regarding theft. The complainant said that his power tools were taken from a home on 16th Street on Sunday, May 25th.
*12:50 PM – Brownwood Police spoke with a complainant at the Law Enforcement Center regarding a hit-and-run. Reporting party stated he was grazed by an oncoming vehicle while doing roadway work near the intersection of Austin and Wood. This event appears accidental, but is pending further investigation.
*2:41 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the Law Enforcement Center regarding theft. The complainant stated that a suspect had forged checks on her father’s account. Investigation is ongoing.
In preparation for summer mission trips through the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ Go Now Missions, Howard Payne University students Ashley Chapman, Daniel Harris and Paula Johnson spent time reflecting on Isaiah 6:8.
The verse reads, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’”
“The last words in that verse really stuck out to me,” said Chapman, a junior from Ennis. “I already had a plan for my summer, but the one God had for me is so much better. I now have a chance to serve in two areas that desperately need the Word of God and His unconditional love.”
Chapman will serve in Mission, Texas, and Mexico City, helping with backyard Bible clubs, Vacation Bible School, food distribution, personal evangelism, prayer walking, medical missions and more as she connects with the people living in those cities.
The Brown County Historical Commission dedicated a Texas historical maker Friday, May 30th at 10:30 a.m. at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood, Texas. The marker recounts the history of Charlie Webb, a Texas Ranger and John Wesley Hardin, the man who shot and killed him.
Friday morning, members of the Brown County Historical Commission, Greenleaf Cemetery board members, city and county officials, along with past and present Texas Rangers honored the service of Webb who served as a Texas Ranger and a Brown County Sheriff’s deputy in the 1870s.
The Central Texas Master Gardeners in Brady are organizing a Master Gardener Training Class for this fall, Tuesdays from September 9 through November 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are open to residents of all surrounding counties and volunteer service and certification can be completed in any county. Classes will include workshops, lectures, and field trips.
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. What sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. In exchange for their training, Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through the Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to their community.Master Gardener training courses are taught by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialists, agents, and local experts. The program offers a minimum of 50 hours of instruction that covers topics including lawn care, ornamental trees and shrubs, insect, disease, and weed management; soils and plant nutrition, vegetable gardening; home fruit production; garden flowers; and water conservation.
The Early Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Katy’s Steakhouse located at 700 Main St. in Blanket, Texas.Owners Clint and Jami Tunnell purchased Katy’s Steakhouse and after completely restoring the 1901 historic building inside and out, then reopened the restaurant about a year and half ago. It bears the name W.T. Smith who is considered the proprietor of Blanket due to his joining of other investors who bought the property, sight unseen, and ended up owning about 300 plus acres which later became the town of Blanket, Texas.
- Brownwood Lyric Theatre Makes Last Push in $500,000 Matching Gift Campaign
- Parrish receives Bill Lamkin Memorial Kiwanis Scholarship
- HPU to Host Book Signing for Authors of Texas Fern Guide
- Law Enforcement Blotter 5/29
- 51st Annual Brown County Rodeo Parade Still Accepting Entries
- Early High School Band Members Compete at State, Two Take Top Honors
- Brown County Historical Commission and Former Texas Rangers’ Association to Dedicate Historical Marker, Place Cross at Greenleaf Cemetery
- Pedestrian Airlifted after Being Struck by Car Wednesday Night
- Texas Beef Checkoff Referendum Set For June 2-6
- BFD Fire & Rescue Reports 5/28
- Law Enforcement Blotter 5/28
- Early Primary Students Interviewed on Local Radio Station