Former Brown County Republican Party Chair Brad Locker was recognized Friday by State Representative Jim Keffer, District 60, for his years of service.
Locker served as chairman over 14 years for the Brown County Republican Party until he resigned in April of last year. Sammie Steward was elected as the new chairman after Locker resigned.
VFW Post 3278 with the Ladies & Men’s Auxiliaries observed the signing of the Paris Peace Accord Wednesday night. The accord ended America’s involvement in the Vietnam War on 27 January 1973.
The war officially lasted 11 years becoming America’s longest war. Over 58,000 services members were killed and over 153,000 were wounded with 2,338 still listed as MIA.
The Ferguson family lost their longtime family home Friday morning to a fire that started in the kitchen before 2 AM.
Homeowner Kathy Ferguson said that she was asleep in bed when she heard a crash that briefly woke her up. At first she didn’t think much about it until her niece Mona Ellington began screaming about a fire.
“I was sleeping, I heard a crash. I laid there for a second to see if I heard anything else and I didn’t,” Kathy Ferguson said. “I closed my eyes and my niece that I raise was upstairs, and she came running down the steps screaming that fire was coming out of the kitchen window.”
Ferguson’s children Dalanna Ferguson, 14, and Turner Barrett, 6, were also asleep in their mom’s bed when the fire broke out. Josha Chamblee, Ellington’s boyfriend who lives with the family, was also at the home at the time. All five occupants were able to escape the fire along with their five dogs. Kathy Ferguson said that her husband Wendell was on the road driving an 18-wheeler and was not home at the time of the fire. Ferguson’s oldest son, his girlfriend and their child were also away but are residents of the home as well.
The City of Early Beautification Commission will kick off a new recycling program on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The hours will be 8:00 AM until 12:00 noon located at the Early City Hall, 960 Early Blvd, next to Sonic Drive-In.
The Recycle Program will start with the basic recycle items: NEWSPAPERS/MAGAZINES; GLASS BOTTLES (must be clean and without lids); PLASTIC CONTAINERS ( number 1 & 2 only); ALUMINUM CANS.
There will be Beautification Commission Members at the site to assist from 8 AM until Noon. No recycle items accepted after noon.
The Brownwood Lions Mothers Club hosted the team’s annual football banquet and awards Thursday night.
Brownwood Lion Mack Monsen received the Chris Hart Memorial Scholarship during the event, and Bryce Vickers received the Debbie Ellis Scholarship award.
Head Coach Bob Shipley spoke about the season and thanked the athletes, parents and coaches for their hard work. All of the players, freshmen, JV and Varsity, were recognized individually with certificates.
A fire destroyed a home in the 1200 block of 1st Street early Friday morning.
The Brownwood Fire Department responded to the call of a house fire around 1:40 AM Friday. The home was fully engulfed in flames, and multiple fire units from Brownwood and the Early Volunteer Fire Department were used to fight the fire.
Brownwood Fire Marshal Buddy Preston said that 5 occupants were inside the home when the fire started along with several dogs. All were able to escape unharmed.
The Howard Payne women's basketball team outscored Schreiner University 6-0 in the final two minutes of the game to take the conference win 48-43 Thursday evening.
A Tresta Donahoo three-pointer with 1:39 remaining in the game gave the Lady Jackets a 45-43 lead. Howard Payne held Schreiner scoreless in the final minute and a half to secure the 48-43 victory.
HPU struggled shooting to start the game but rallied late to hold a 29-23 halftime advantage. After shooting 41% from the field in the first half, HPU was just 6 of 33 from the floor in the second half for 29% in the game.
The Lady Jackets forced 22 Schreiner turnovers and held a 17-0 fastbreak point advantage over the Mountaineers. Schreiner did have the rebounding edge in the game 50-46.
The second day of livestock showing at the 61st Annual Brown County Youth Fair started at 8:00 AM and lasted past 7:00 PM on Thursday with market lamb and market swine shows.
The rain had stopped and the crowds were huge, especially at the market swine show which is a favorite each year. Kindergarten students from East Elementary and others from Woodland Heights Elementary enjoyed a field trip to the youth fair.
Livestock judges for the day were Brandon Callis of Brenham for the market sheep and Charles Hodde of Burton.
The Market Swine show wrapped up Thursday evening at the 2013 Brown County Youth Fair.The judge for the event was Charles Hodde of Burton, Texas. Hodde, who is a 1980 Texas A&M University graduate, has been a high school teacher for 33 years and has been a livestock show judge for 25 years.
The market lamb show was held Thursday morning at the 2013 Brown County Youth Fair. Grand and Reserve Champions were chosen for each breed and for overall Grand and Reserve Champions. Junior and Senior Showmanship awards were also given.
Results are as follows:
Even though the regular deer season is over, if you still have tags left, all is not lost. With a special late season through Sunday, January 20, you can still go hunting and donate the deer to The Deer Project of Good Samaritan Ministries.
The special season is for antlerless and spike deer only.
“Our donations of deer meat are way down over last year,” said Angelia Bostick, Executive Director of Good Samaritan Ministries. “We’ve heard that it’s been a rough season all the way around but we want to encourage hunters to keep trying.”
Last year’s season brought in 11,421 pounds of venison but at the end of the regular season this year only 7,261 pounds had been donated.
“We know our hunters have been out there trying, but with the cold weather, maybe the extended season will be the key,” Bostick said.
In the five seasons that The Deer Project has been in existence, the number of venison brought in each year has increased as well as the monetary donations to the project. This is the first year in five that the numbers have actually decreased and is the lowest seen in two years.
“We know we can’t control the season or whether or not the deer come out of hiding,” Bostick said. “This may just be a down year, but we just want to make sure our hunters know that there is still an opportunity to be a part of The Deer Project this year.”
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