The Young Leaders of Brown County will host a fall mixer on Thursday, October 24th, presented by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Kohler. A "Movie on the Plaza" will be held at the Depot Plaza from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Anyone living in the area between the ages of 22-35 is welcome to attend and enjoy "The Birds," an Alfred Hitchcock film, along with refreshments and networking under the stars.
It is free to attend this adults only event, and attendees are welcome to bring a blanket or chairs, whichever is most comfortable for the movie.The purpose of the Young Leaders of Brown County is to provide young adults, ages 22 – 35 living in the area, opportunities to network with other young leaders, establish relationships to build a career and an enjoyable lifestyle.
Greenleaf Cemetery will present their 3rd Annual Talking Tombstone Tour on Saturday, October 19th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and tickets are still available.
Tours to historic gravesites will run about every 20 minutes and will each last approximately an hour and a half. Transportation for the tour will be provided at the parking lot of Victory Baptist Church, located at 2202 Center Avenue (Off of Hwy 377S near the HPU baseball and soccer fields, see map below).
There will be live entertainment at the parking site along with brisket sandwiches and soft drinks available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will go toward the purchase of a new equipment storage building at the cemetery. The front gates will be closed for the event and participants will enter through the recently opened and restored Greenleaf Cemetery gate.
Visitors to the scenic Greenleaf Cemetery will be guided to the grave sites of “former” residents, portrayed by actors in period costumes, who will share something of their lives and times. Transportation continues from site to site during this tour of the lives of historical people buried in Greenleaf Cemetery.“I believe we have a wonderful line-up of actors and important lives to make people aware of,” said Connie Wyatt, Greenleaf Cemetery board member. “I think it will be just as much fun as the past years. It’s really a walk back in history.”
Howard Payne University celebrated a decade of preparing students for careers in the criminal justice field this year, and faculty, staff, students and alumni of the program commemorated the occasion with a picnic held during HPU’s Homecoming Weekend earlier this month. Steve Tidwell, a 1974 HPU graduate and retired FBI agent, spoke during the event.
In 2003, Lynn Humeniuk, director of HPU’s criminal justice program, wrote the criminal justice curriculum for the university. The program started with only 10 students, but quickly grew to become one of the university’s most popular academic offerings. Humeniuk now oversees a program with 80 students.
Several of those students were in attendance as Tidwell, now a managing director for global risk management firm Freeh Group International Solutions, spoke at the picnic. Tidwell received a degree in Christian education at HPU, planning to pursue a ministry-related career.
“However,” Tidwell said, “If God can call you to a career, he can call you away from it.”
He went on to spend 34 years in law enforcement, including eight years as a police officer with the Richardson Police Department and 26 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He also served as a leadership consultant and executive director of the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc.
Tidwell entered the FBI in 1983 and served in a variety of capacities including investigative agent, SWAT team member, protection detail for the FBI director and Attorney General, supervisory special agent and Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Salt Lake City Division.
Early Chamber of Commerce is getting set to host the 1st Annual Early Pioneer Days October 18th-20th, a weekend full of family friendly activities and educational events about the days of the pioneers around their offices in Early. Early Pioneer Days will be held at the grounds of the Early Chamber of Commerce, located at 104 E. Industrial Drive in Early.
Friday, October 18th will kick off Pioneer Days with Wagon Rides from 5:30-10:00 p.m. and storytelling with Bob Sawyer and K.R. Wood at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday will be filled with events such as the 5K fun run and 1.5 mile walk, arts & crafts, the farmers market, tasty festival food, educational demonstrations, pony rides and lots of family fun. There will also be a horseshoe tournament and other old fashioned games.
Saturday culminate with music by Gone to Texas Western Swing Band (K.R. Wood) and a street dance with Billy Mata and the Texas Traditions.
Sunday will conclude the Early Pioneer Festival with an “Old Tyme Camp Meeting” with a cowboy breakfast.
For more info, please see the schedule of events below, call the Early Chamber of Commerce at 325-649-9317 or click here to visit the Early Pioneer Days website.
The American Southwest Conference announced its weekly awards and Howard Payne defensive specialist Shelby Bridges was named the ASC Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season.
Howard Payne junior Shelby Bridges led the Lady Jackets with a solid weekend performance in wins over Mississippi College and LeTourneau. Bridges finished the weekend with 15 service aces and 51 digs, 4.25 digs per set. She would also have eight service aces in the 3-0 victory over Mississippi College.
There were 17 participants in the Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on October 9th. 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 clear.
Wind: 6 to 18 mph SE gust to 23
Air temp: start 82° end 71°
Water was Stained 73° to 78°
There were 14 fish weighed in for a total of 24.65 lbs.
Out of 17 contestants 8 people weighed in fish with 1 limits.
1st. Jeff Windham....................................5.33
2nd. Joey Wynn......................................4.45
3rd. Steven Armstrong.............................3.95
Brownwood ISD is working to implement a new program where graduating seniors will be able to simultaneously earn an associate’s degree through a partnership with Ranger College.
Dr. Bill Campion, president of Ranger College, unveiled the plan to Brownwood ISD school board trustees on Monday, a plan developed by BISD Superintendant Reece Blincoe, school counselor Sheila Senkirik, and Ranger College staff.
“This plan will allow your students, who are capable, to not only graduate from high school, but have the chance to earn an associate’s degree at the same time they graduate from high school,” Campion said. “Now they are going to have to work hard, they are going to have to be involved in summer school, but this is incredible.”
Campion credited Brownwood ISD Superintendent Reece Blincoe with primarily putting the idea together and getting it set to implement at the high school.
“We are really, really excited to partner with Brownwood ISD and Dr. Blincoe who is the architect for this whole idea,” Campion said. “This is an innovative thing, I think it will not only be a good thing for Brownwood, but there are many, many other schools who are out there watching it.”
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday and Tuesday, October 14-15
Tuesday, October 8
*9:48 AM – A Brown County deputy was dispatched to CR 270 in reference to a calf being on a property where it did not belong. The calf was transported to the Law Enforcement Center livestock holding area the next day.
*11:11 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 500 block of Booker Street regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant stated that some neighbors had property belonging to the complainant and refused to return it. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
*2:50 PM – A Brown County deputy was called to a property on County Road 477 in reference to a subject who had been fired for intoxication and was at the end of the complainant’s driveway. The subject was identified and advised of criminal trespass, the report states. The subject received a ride to town from a private citizen.*11:16 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of Carriage Lane regarding theft of property. According to the report, the complainant stated that a subject entered her property and stole her security cameras. The complainant named a possible suspect and wished to pursue charges for the theft, the report states.
Brown County Farm Bureau Insurance presented their Player of the Week award to Zephyr High School's Bradley Lewis. Brown County Farm Bureau agent Charles Walters presented to Bradley on Friday, October 11th.On October 4th, Bradley finished the night with 3 passing touchdowns, 3 rushing touchdowns, and a 66 yard interception returned for a touchdown in a victory over Mullin.
Texas Association of Counties presented District 60 Representative Jim Keffer with the Friend of County Government award at the Brown County Courthouse Tuesday morning.
Brown County and Hood County officials met in the Brown County Courtroom to honor Representative Keffer for supporting issues of counties during the 83rd legislative session.
BRMC’s Healthy Woman Program Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Abby Rike from NBC’s Biggest Loser October 29th
Brownwood Regional Medical Center invites women of the area to celebrate the 5th anniversary of their Healthy Woman program from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29th. The celebration will feature “A Ladies’ Social” with Abby Rike, which will be held at Heartland Mall in the previous location of Bealls, please use the entrance at the back of the mall.BRMC invites the women of the area to join them to hear Abby’s incredible story of tragedy and her descending health issues followed by her public ascent into healing and wellness. Organizers state that attendees will be inspired by Abby’s story of healing and wellness; the boost of confidence she received as a participant on NBC’s reality series, “The Biggest Loser.” She will share her experiences and prove that there is “Hope Even in Your Darkest Hour.” A book signing will follow the presentation.
- Farmers Market Brings out the Goodies at Community Garden Harvest Festival
- BFD Fire & Rescue Reports 10/15
- Hot Rods for Heroes Set for October 26th
- BISD Explores Food Service Options
- Wanted: A Big Brother for Hayden
- Upcoming Fall Festivals and Other Spooky Fun
- Ontiveros Nominated for Gridiron Legends High School Player of the Week
- Two-Vehicle Accident Monday at "Traffic T"
- Brownwood Kiwanis Install New Officers; Getting Set for Annual Pancake Supper
- Off Mic With Ben Cox: A New Look at an Old Problem
- Brownwood, Early and Bangs Experience Increase in Tax Allocations for October
- Brown County 4-H News and Notes