Spring and summer brings warm temperatures, fresh vegetables from the garden and lots of seasonal fruits. It’s important to remember to wash your fruits and vegetables rather they come from your garden or from the store. Even if you don’t eat the skin, you can transfer harmful germs from the outside with your hands or by making repeated cuts with the same knife.
Federal health officials estimate that nearly 48 million people are sickened by food contaminated with harmful germs each year, and some of the causes might surprise you.
Although most people know animal products must be handled carefully to prevent foodborne illness, many don’t realize that produce can also be the culprit. In recent years, the United States has had several large outbreaks of illness caused by contaminated fruits and vegetables—including spinach, tomatoes, lettuce and most recently cucumbers.
The Food and Drug Administration says fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways. During the growing phase, fruits and veggies may be contaminated by animals, harmful substances in the soil or water, and poor hygiene among workers. After produce is harvested, it passes through many hands, increasing the contamination risk. Contamination can even occur after the produce has been purchased, during food preparation, or through inadequate storage.
Brownwood Project Graduation will host their annual Powder Puff Football Game and Powderpuff Volleyball Game on Sunday, May 19th at Gordon Wood Stadium.
The game will take place at 4:00 p.m. with senior girls taking on the junior girls.
Immediately after the football game, the senior boys will compete against the junior boys in the Powder Puff Volleyball game.Admission fees of $3 for adults and $2 for students will be charged. Brisket sandwich meals will also be sold for $6 a plate.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3278 and the Ladies’ & Men’s Auxiliaries observed the end of the War in Europe, VE Day, on May 8th at the VFW Post at 2300 Stephen F. Austin.
The Post awarded the Victory in Europe Commemorative Medal to Machinist Mate 3rd Class Michael M. Claude Jr. Mr. Claude served in United States Coast Guard July 1942 to March 1946. He is credited with the American Campaign Medal for his service in the Battle of the Atlantic.
The community of Early will host their annual Celebrate Community festival from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19th at Early City Park.
Celebrate Community is a free event of family fun that is open to the public. There will be fun for everyone including an obstacle course, dunking booth, bounce house, football throw, face-painting, home-run derby and a cookie walk.There will also be free hotdogs for everyone to enjoy.
Coggin Elementary students participated in a chess tournament in Goldthwaite on May, 6th. Two students received awards at the event. Christian Fijer received 1st place and Romulus Romero was awarded 3rd place.
A team of Howard Payne University alumni won the Inaugural Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament held on May 4th at the Hideout Golf Club on Lake Brownwood.
The four-man scramble team of Will Carrier '89, C. Norman Tinkler '75, Andy Gill '91 and David McCullough '76 won the Inaugural Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament. They shot a tournament best 53 pacing the rest of the field by five strokes.
HPU students Joey Carmack, Kyle Hamlin and Klay Cunningham paired with Joey Kirk to take second place with a 58.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
Friday, May 10
*4:00 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was attempting to serve two warrants to a male subject, identified as 18-year-old Trevolia Jaleel Rudd, who was at the Heartland Mall in Early. According to the report, Rudd avoided eye contact and then exited the building, ran across the parking lot and into a vacant field by the One Source Health Clinic. He was seen taking off his jacket and t-shirt in an attempt to disguise himself, and was located hiding and crouching down in some brush, the report states. Rudd was placed under arrest for the warrants and was additionally charged with evading arrest/detention.
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on Hwy 279 where there was a report of an assault with bodily injury; the woman reported that her husband had assaulted her.
Saturday, May 11
*2:00 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy performed a knock and talk at a local motel and received permission to search the room for illegal narcotics or weapons. During the search, the deputy found a destroyed syringe and spoon in the tank of the toilet and a small red colored baggy filled with white powdery substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, the report states. The occupant, identified as 26-year-old Lindsey Buzbee of May, also had hidden a small plunge from the syringe previously found in her pants, the report states. Buzbee was arrested for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 20 grams.
Brownwood Middle School recognized Family Consumer Science Education teacher, Ann Costa, in its annual “Joan Stewart Point of Light” ceremony on Wednesday, May 8th. The award honors the campus faculty with a special focus on a staff member who portrays the excellence in education and life examples that characterized Joan Stewart’s life and teaching career.
In 2005, the science wing of Brownwood Middle School was named the “Joan Stewart Science Hall,” in a dedication program honoring her as an outstanding educator. Stewart was described in a letter to the BISD Board of Trustees as, “…an outstanding teacher at Brownwood Jr. High/Middle School for 29 years imparting not only science knowledge; but even more importantly, she was an outstanding role model to her students in word and deed. Joan was also an outstanding leader beyond the classroom in her faith, her family and her hobbies. In a world that desperately needs heroes, it is truly right and proper to honor Joan Stewart for the out-of-the-ordinary everyday hero she was.”
Brownwood High School Athletic Department has announced its sports camp schedule for the summer of 2013. All camp brochures may be picked up at the Athletic Office. Registrations may be dropped off at the Athletic Office or mailed to PO Box 816, Brownwood, Texas 76804.
Football Camp - June 4-6 @ Gordon Wood Stadium
Baseball Camp - June 11-13 @ Southall Field
Girls Basketball Camp - June 11-13 @ Brownwood Middle School
Track Camp - June 12-July 11 @ BHS Track
Boys Basketball Camp - June 18-20 @ Brownwood Middle School
Volleyball Camp - July 29-Aug 1@ Warren Gym
Tennis Camp - June 10-13 @ Brownwood High School Tennis Courts
The public is invited to celebrate the Open House for One Source Health Center Santa Anna on Friday, May 17 from 2-5pm.The staff of One Source would like to welcome the public to the clinic and invite them to the open house. Several health fair screenings will be offered from 2-4pm in the clinic. Free Cholesterol and Glucose screening, blood pressure screening and Oximeter checks will be offered to the first 40 participants.
The City of Brownwood proclaimed the month of May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month at Tuesday’s meeting of the council.Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes read and then presented the proclamation to Lonnie Perceval and Carl Carroll of the Survivors United Motorcycle Club (pictured above).
- Ribbon Cutting for Principally Coins & Metal Detectors
- Mesquite ISD Awards HPU Alumna for Excellence in Teaching
- Local Law Enforcement Holds Memorial Service in Honor of National Police Week - Video
- BHS Students Honored for PLAN College Readiness Scores
- Cents-ible Recipes: Crock Pot Barbecue Pork Sandwiches
- VA2K Walk and Roll Promotes Wellness and Support for Homeless Veterans Across Central Texas
- BISD’s Community Relations Coordinator Wins Awards for Mobile App and Newsletter
- Law Enforcement Blotter 5/13
- East Elementary Announces Paw Pride Award Winners
- BFD Fire & Rescue Reports 5/13
- Cherita George Commits to Howard Payne University
- Local Officials Hold Kickoff Event for "Click it or Ticket"