Several faculty, staff and students from Howard Payne University gathered recently to share with peers their reflections from a trip to Israel. The group returned from the Holy Land in January with more than just suitcases full of souvenirs – they brought back memories to last a lifetime.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Tuesday for the Heart of Texas Christian Women's Job Corps to celebrate their new location.
The organization recently relocated from the Family Services Center to 2410 Coggin Avenue thanks to a generous gift from Brownwood resident Mette Lundsgaard.
Lundsgaard recently purchased and donated the building to the Christian Women's Job Corps.
Coggin Elementary fourth graders recently participated in UIL academic competition for the first time and took third place overall.
“Our teachers did a good job on this,” said Coggin Elementary principal Todd Lewis. “We were just going to practice maybe once a week with these kids, then I told the teachers that if we were going to do this I wanted to have enough practice so our kids could go over and really compete well.”
Howard Payne University held its sixth annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics, Feb. 28-March 1 on the HPU campus.
Guest lecturer Dr. Jeph Holloway, professor of theology and ethics at East Texas Baptist University, addressed the topic of “The Practice of Christian Moral Discernment.”
A donation was made to the Brownwood School District on Monday by Exxon Mobile and Food Plaza.
Steve Fryar of Food Plaza presented a check to the BISD schools in the amount of $3000. Six BISD campuses will each receive $500 of the donation.
Pictured above are principals with Fryar during the presentation Monday at the BISD school board meeting.
A Brownwood man was arrested Monday afternoon when he ran after being involved in a minor two-vehicle accident. The Brownwood City Marshal witnessed a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 4th Street and Avenue K shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4th. According to the report, as the marshal was with both vehicles, he called out to dispatch that one of the drivers was fleeing on foot, running in the alley between 4th Street and 6th Street.
Other officers arrived to assist in apprehending the suspect, later identified as 40-year-old John Carney, police reports state. As the foot pursuit came into the 1800 block of 7th Street, the officer and Carney rounded the side of a house where they were met by a large pit bulldog.
According to the report, Carney refused to follow the officer’s command to drop to the ground and instead became defensive. The officer took out his Taser, ordering him to the ground or he would be tased, the report states. Carney took a step toward the officer and then turned toward the house and was tased, according to the report. He continued to ignore commands to stay on the ground and was tased two more times by the officer, according to the report.Carney struggled as officers handcuffed him and they found a small container in his hand that he would not let go of until the officer pried it loose and found it to contain a substance believed to be methamphetamine, the report states. Carney was also found to have tubing and a small scoop in his mouth, which was retrieved by an officer before the suspect could swallow it, and also contained a substance believed to be methamphetamine, the report states.
Reports released for the week of February 24-March 2, 2013 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 18 medical emergencies, 7 fire calls, 2 motor vehicle accidents and 2 hazardous materials call.
Reports of interest include:
Sunday, February 24
*4:06 AM – BFD responded to a single vehicle accident on US Hwy 67W. Patient was transported to Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
*4:17 AM – BFD was dispatched to a hazardous materials call in the 2800 block of Southside Drive. The incident was determined to be a gas leak.
*3:21 PM – BFD was called to the 3900 block of Crestridge Drive regarding a downed power line.
Monday, February 25
*6:58 PM – BFD was called to a fire in the 300 block of Main Street regarding an arcing transformer. Upon fire crews’ arrival no arcing was visible; however oil was leaking from transformer.*10:51 PM – BFD was called to the 4000 block of 4th Street regarding a downed power line. The line was later determined to be TV cables that had tree limbs in them.
Local attorney William “Bill” Ruth turned himself into the Brown County Jail Tuesday on the charge of aggravated perjury.
An indictment was returned by the Brown County Grand Jury against Ruth on March 1, 2013, according to records of the 35th District Court. Ruth posted bond of $10,000 for his release after being booked into the Brown County Jail, according to jail records.
In January, Ruth was indicted for the charge of barratry which stems from a lawsuit he filed in the interest of his grandmother.
“It's more ridiculous than the barratry,” Ruth said. “It stems from same suit.”
The new indictment alleges that Ruth made statements in court under oath on January 17, 2012 that contradicted another statement made before a grand jury on February 21, 2013 related to power of attorney to act in the interest of the Smith Family Partnership for his mother, Peggy Joyce Ruth.
Ruth said that the question asked him by attorney Bill Burnett of Abilene on January 17, 2012 was “Has your mother given you or executed a power of attorney whereby she granted you the authority to act on her behalf with regard to the partnership?”
Brownwood High School varsity and junior varsity track teams traveled to Fredericksburg to compete in the Carlin Wicker Relays on Saturday, March 2nd, bringing home three gold medals.
The Lady Lions varsity placed 4th as a team and the Lions earned 5th place. Other teams competing included Boerne, Burnet, Fredericksburg, Kerrville Tivy, Marble Falls, Lampasas, and TMI of San Antonio.Athletes earning medals included the following:
The Howard Payne University Jazz Ensemble will present its winter concert this Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Mims Auditorium.
Among the selections featured on the program will be famous arrangements of George Gershwin classics including the pop song “Love Walked In,” a medley of songs from the opera “Porgy & Bess” and “Rhapsody in Blue.” The arrangement presented on Thursday won the 2012 Grammy for “Best Jazz Arrangement.”There is no charge for the concert and the public is cordially invited.
During the month of March and April, Care Nursing and Rehab is joining efforts to support the Good Samaritan Ministries’ March Against Hunger campaign and their participation in the Feinstein Challenge.
Throughout these two months, Care Nursing and Rehab will be accepting donations of canned foods for their March Against Hunger food drive. By donating canned foods, Good Samaritan Ministries will get credit of $1 per item toward the challenge. Donations may be dropped off at Care Nursing and Rehab, located at 200 County Rd 616 in Early or for pickup of donations, please call Jodie Armstrong at 325-642-0363.
For 16 consecutive years, Alan Shawn Feinstein has issued his one million dollar challenge to food pantries across the country to raise awareness for hunger. And once again, Good Samaritan Ministries has taken on the challenge.
- Bangs Lady Dragons Regional Power Lifting Results
- House of Wheels Makes Donation to BHS Automotive Mechanics
- The Brownwood Art Association Presents “First Thursday” Event March 7th
- BISD Approves Letter of Commitment for Proposed Camp Bowie Walking Trail
- Good Samaritan Ministries Sets Feinstein Challenge Goal
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/4
- Brownwood Police Release February 2013 Crime Statistics
- Commissioners Consider Bids for Lease of Juvenile Justice Center
- HPU Names Randy Yeakley as Vice President for Development
- Fame Camp to be Offered at First Church of the Nazarene March 11-15
- Several Blood Drives Scheduled for March in Brown County
- Brownwood ISD Students Could Graduate Early with UT-A&M Alternative Diploma Pilot