Brown County Sheriff’s Office honored a Brown County man on Monday for his heroic actions that helped kill the gunman who perpetrated the Peach House murders in July of last year.
Citizen Vic Stacy was presented with a certificate of valor by Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs who described him as a hero that hot Sunday afternoon, July 29, 2012. Grubbs stated that Stacy saved the life of Early Police Sgt. Steven Means as he responded that day and possibly many more lives that day.
The last time you popped a frozen pot pie in the microwave, did you read the cooking/reheating instructions? It is very easy to just throw these convenience meals in the microwave without taking the time to read how to properly cook them. Convenience foods can be purchased frozen, refrigerated, or right off the shelf. Because each food has different cooking requirements, it is imperative to read and follow the manufacturer’s cooking instructions. The majority of these foods are not ready to eat straight out of the package, and typically, some further cooking is required.
Not following label directions can lead to undercooked food, thus leading to food borne illness. Follow the basic steps provided while cooking convenience foods to help reduce your risk of getting a food borne illness. You might find that proper cooking requires a conventional, convection, or toaster oven and not a microwave. Instructions are specific to that product and may not be applicable to all ovens. Remember to stir, cover, and rotate foods to allow for even cooking.
Another important consideration in convenience foods is the microwave wattage. Do you know the wattage of your microwave? Wattage is found on the inside of the door or on the back side of the appliance. If your microwave’s wattage is lower than what is recommended on the instructions, it will more than likely take longer for your food to be cooked and reach its proper internal temperature. Typically, the higher wattage of a microwave you have, the less time it will take that food to reach its proper temperature.
VFW Post 3278 along with the Ladies and Men’s Auxiliaries will observe the beginning of operations against Kosovo at 6:00 PM Wednesday, 13 March at the VFW Post, 2300 Stephen F. Austin.
Veterans of Kosovo are invited to attend. VFW membership benefits will be presented to the Veterans.
HPU performers gathered Sunday evening to rehearse for the upcoming “Rock: Then and Now” concert. The event will be held March 22-23 at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the university’s Mims Auditorium. Tickets are $5 each and available for purchase online at www.hputx.edu/rock. Tickets are also available at the School of Music and Fine Arts and at the door on the evenings of the concerts.
“Rock: Then and Now” will feature HPU faculty, students and alumni performing family-friendly songs by a variety of musicians including Elvis Presley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Whitney Houston, Journey, Coldplay, the Beatles and more.
Brownwood Lions Kevin Hobbs and Jaylen Bocknite competed at the Regional Powerlifting Meet in West on Saturday.
Kevin participated in the Super Heavy Weight division, finishing the day with a personal best of a total of 1380lbs. He also had a personal best in squat with 600lbs.
Jaylen participated in the 220lb Division, and he also had a personal best with a 500lb squat.
"Both Kevin and Jaylen had a great year, breaking many personal records throughout the year" said Head Powerlifting Coach Jim Taylor.
An indictment for aggravated perjury against local attorney William “Bill” Ruth will be thrown out according to court records; just one week after the indictment was handed down by a Brown County grand jury.
Ruth filed a Motion to Quash the indictment last Thursday with a response from special prosecutor Evan Pierce-Jones coming on Friday stating “The state of Texas does not oppose the Defendant’s Supplemental Motion to Quash Indictment in this cause.”
Ruth said that his Motion to Quash was based on a law that states that a grand jury may not charge a defendant for aggravated perjury if it is the same jury where the alleged statement was made.
“My family has been humiliated enough by the ridiculous allegations brought against me,” Ruth said Saturday in a statement he released. “As stated in my Motion to Quash and Motion to Disqualify the Special Prosecutor, the prosecutor cannot even identify how my testimony was anything but true. So, I'm not surprised that my Motion to Quash was successful.”
The Brownwood Lady Lions took 2nd place and the Lions 4th place Saturday in the 3A-5A Division at the Bluebonnet Relays held at Gordon Wood Stadium, and athletes secured several medals on each team.
The Lady Lions varsity team took 4 gold medals, 3 silver and 1 bronze at the meet. Leading the Lady Lions with first place finishes were Lexie Lewis in the 100m dash, Katy Jacobs in the 1600m run, the Lady Lions relay team in the 4 x 400m relay and Victoria Henry in the shot put.
Lady Lions silver medalists included Julianne Hood in the 1600m run, Lexie Lewis in the 200m dash and Sharday Melvin in the 300m intermediate hurdles.
Caroline Kirbo won the bronze medal in the pole vault.
Woodland Heights Elementary announced its STAR students for the 4th six weeks at an awards assembly Friday, March 1st. 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/K STAR Students. Front row: (From left) Rawnie Hakim, Abby Martinez, Keshaun White, Braxton Wommack, Cutter Newton, Marcos Mullen Middle row: (From left) Zaiden Aroch, Ella Locker, Ryleigh Krischke, Avah Casteneda, Nathan Graham Back row: (From left) Addison Bennett, Noemi Ceniceros, Benson Henry, Mya Salazar, Brayden Keith
Brown County 4-H is supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
10 - Shooting Sports Practice 2:00p.m. at 4-H Center
12 - Brownwood 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Extension Office
17 - Shooting Sports Practice 2:00p.m. at 4-H Center
18 - Photography Workshop 5:30p.m. Location TBA
19 - Early 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Early First Baptist Church
21 - Shooting Sports Meeting 6:30p.m. at Extension Office
25 - Photography Workshop 5:30p.m. Location TBA
BROWN COUNTY FAIR CHECKS
The checks for the Brown County Youth Fair are available for you to pick up at the Extension Office if you showed under 4-H. If you put your goat or lamb on the truck at the Youth Fair the truck checks are available for you to pick up. A thank you letter should be written to each buyer who contributed towards your project. Make sure that it is stamped and addressed and turned in to the Extension Office! You will not receive your check until we receive your thank you letters. Hand written “thank you” letters are best but, depending on your personality and penmanship a typed letter can also be appropriate. Thank each person individually, don’t try and thank a group of people in one letter.
At a very well attended special school board meeting, Early ISD welcomed new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Kent Hawthorne from Refugio on Friday evening. Parents, teachers, and athletes were present to get to know the new coach.
After a short executive session, the EISD board of trustees unanimously decided to hire Hawthorne and welcomed him to the community. EISD superintendent Brett Koch thanked the 8 member committee who he stated worked tirelessly to find the new athletic director/coach.
The Texas Comptroller’s office released March sales tax allocation numbers for cities across the state this week showing a slight increase for Brownwood but declines in other parts of the county.
Brownwood saw an increase of 2.27% for the month compared to March of last year. This is still a decrease of about 0.85% year-to-date compared to 2012 for Brownwood. Early’s sale tax allocation declined by less than 1% on the month.
State Comptroller Susan Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their March local sales tax allocations totaling $531.3 million, up 12.2 percent compared to March 2012.
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/8 - Man Arrested after Alleged Assault of Woman and Baby
- Principally Coins & Metal Detectors Now Open in Early
- HPU Students Recognized by Faculty for Achievements in Christian Studies
- Brownwood ISD Addresses Concerns about CSCOPE
- Hamburger Lunch Benefit for James Anderson Saturday, March 9 in Bangs
- Citizen to be Recognized for Heroic Actions
- Empty Bowls Project Set for March 28th
- Springtime Sees Increased Alcohol-Related Traffic Crashes On Texas Roads
- In God We Trust
- Fishing the Llano River
- Bluebonnet Relays Set for Friday & Saturday
- Brownwood Heart Association Board Members Thank Community for Support