The annual Good Samaritan Ministries’ Easter Buffet will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday, April 8 at the Beadel Dining Hall on the Howard Payne University campus. Adults ages 13 and older will dine for $10, children ages five to 12 cost $5 and children under five eat free.
The all-you-can-eat buffet is catered by the Sodexo staff and the menu includes: carved baked ham, chicken fried steak, rotisserie herbed chicken, baked tilapia, chicken nuggets, oven roasted red potatoes, fresh whipped potatoes, rice pilaf, shrimp Alfredo pasta, green bean casserole, buttered corn, glazed carrots, Prince William vegetable blend, assorted dinner rolls, assorted salads and desserts.
This year, credit and debit cards will be accepted.
Warmer weather and citizen violations of the conservation plan have increased water usage to a 140% increase over last month. Lake Brownwood is currently at a similar level to this time last year. If rain comes and the lake rises significantly, restrictions may be reduced to Stage 2 levels but at this time Stage 3 is in effect until further notice.
A requirement to Stage 3 is outside watering is limited to one day per week. The Schedule requirements, which are unchanged, are listed below.
Should lake levels continue to drop, Stage 4 will be adopted, and outside watering will be banned.
Penalties for violating Stage 3 requirements include two warnings, by door hanger or house call, followed by water turn-off with a reconnection fee.
The City of Brownwood appreciates the citizens’ support and cooperation in preserving our resources. By using water wisely, we can conserve water and maintain a normal lifestyle. To report violators of water restrictions, please call 325-646-6000.
The women seemed to catch the big bass at the 2 of Us Couples Tournament held on OH Ivie on March 24th. It was a beautiful day to fish and the day started out great with 7 couple’s teams fishing. Four couple’s teams caught the 5 fish limit. A total of 25 fish were caught total weight 61.66 lbs.
The Howard Payne University baseball team completed their American Southwest Conference series with McMurry University, falling in both games of Saturday's doubleheader, 7-4 and 11-1, at Walt Driggers Field.
With the losses, Howard Payne stands at 11-17 overall and 5-10 in conference play. McMurry improves to 16-14 overall.
In the first game, Howard Payne scored single runs in each of the first four innings to take a 4-0 lead that forced McMurry to change pitchers. In the bottom of the fifth, McMurry would score five runs to take a 5-4 lead. In the bottom of the sixth, McMurry added two runs scored via two wild pitches that made it the 7-4 final.
Gilbert Barrera got the loss in game one. Berrera threw 4.1 innings of work giving up five runs on seven hits. Houston Holmes and Colton Buzzard each had two hits. Five Howard Payne errors in game two lead to an 11-1 loss for the Jackets.
Tony and Dawn Norway of Brownwood are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Adrian Denea Norway to Dayton Gene Ferguson, son of Wayne and Jeanine Fish of Abilene and Gary and Doylene Ferguson of Odessa.
Adrian is the granddaughter of Roger and Sue White,the late Jerry Crosby, and the late Bonnie Norway, all of Coleman.
Dayton is the grandson of Jeane and the late Wes Davis of Abilene, and the late Gene and JoNell Ferguson of Lipan.
Adrianis a 2008 graduate of Brownwood High School and she now attends Howard Payne University, where she met Dayton. Dayton is a 2007 graduate of Jim Ned High School and he graduated from Howard Payne University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Practical Theology. Adrian will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While neither of them attended Howard Payne right out of high school, they have no doubt that is where God led them.
C.T. Ham announces that he is seeking re-election to the office of Constable Precinct 3 of Brown County.
He has not only served the people of Precint 3, but all of the people in Brown County since July of 1996 in that office.
Brown County 4-H is supported by the Brown County United Way.
DATES TO REMEMBER
1 - Shooting Sports Practice 2:00p.m. at Woodman of the World Range
3 - Deadline to turn in photos for the District Photography Contest
4 - Horse Quiz Bowl Meeting and Practice 6:00p.m. at Brookesmith ISD
9 - Livestock Judging Meeting 6:00p.m. at Extension Office
9 - Deadline to order State Fair Lamb & Goats Tags
10 - Brownwood 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Extension Office
10 - Early 4-H Club Meeting 6:15p.m. at Early First Baptist Church
15 - Shooting Sports Practice 2:00p.m. at Woodman of the World Range
16 - Brookesmith 4-H Club Meeting 5:30p.m. at Brookesmith ISD
16 - Deadline to order State Steer Tags17 - 4-H Rabbit Club Meeting 7:00p.m. at Extension Office
Howard Payne University is taking part in a major development project that will bring an HPU extension center to the Comal/Guadalupe County area. During its regular meeting held on campus earlier this week, the HPU Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of the Academic and Faculty Services Committee, authorized the university to begin working to develop an HPU presence in the New Braunfels area.
The university is now taking the steps necessary to notify its major accrediting body, establishing the parameters for programmatic design along with the planning of curricular offerings that will be delivered to students.
Australian firm ASA Properties, in conjunction with Craig Hall of Craig Real Estate, is negotiating with the City of New Braunfels to create a 5,000-home community on the Word-Borchers Ranch just outside the city limits. Plans for the community include a higher education campus, a resort hotel, parks and more.
“HPU proudly serves students from its Brownwood campus and El Paso Extension Center, and we look forward to reaching even more students through this wonderful opportunity,” said Dr. Bill Ellis, university president. “The university is honored to have been chosen for this venture, and we are certain it will be of mutual benefit to all parties.”
A passenger van crashed into Netherton Funeral Home on Belle Plain Saturday night shortly after 8pm sending the driver to the hospital.
Brownwood police officers on scene stated that the van hit a parked vehicle next to the building as it crashed into the funeral home. Officers state that no one was in the building at the time of the incident.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, March 30, 2012.
Saturday, March 24
2:42pm-Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1700 block Durham Avenue regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, evidence at the scene revealed that a window was entered and items stolen from the residence. A possible suspect has been named and charges are pending, the report states. Items stolen include a child’s foam Spiderman futon and a DVD, according to police.
Wednesday, March 28
*2:15pm-Brownwood Police were called to the 2700 block of Southside Drive. According to the report, the administration of the Brownwood Alternative High School reported an assault of a teacher by a female student. According to the report, a student pushed a teacher. After a short investigation, the student was issued a citation for Assault-Offensive Touch and additionally the student was suspended for three days as school punishment, the report states.
Howard Payne University held its fifth annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics this week, with speakers addressing the topic “Faith and Politics: Being Prophetic Without Being Partisan.”Guest lecturers included Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, president of Interfaith Alliance and pastor of preaching and worship at Northminster Church in Monroe, La.; Suzii Paynter, director of the Advocacy and Care Center and of the Christian Life Commission of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT); and Stephen Reeves, legislative counsel for the Christian Life Commission of the BGCT.
- Lady Lions District Golf Results
- Passmore Retires After 39 Years with TxDOT
- 2012 Empty Bowls Raises Record Amount for Hunger Relief
- Lunch-N-Learn Garden/Home Landscape Series April 5th
- Milton Avenue Baptist Church Youth Bake Sale 3/31
- City of Bangs Publics Works Director Arrested Friday
- Varied Opinions Form over Brownwood’s Waste Water Reuse Project
- Plea Bargain Accepted by Chris Diaz
- Lunch-N-Learn Garden/Home Landscape Series to Be Offered
- HPU to Host Resurrection Week Events
- Vehicle Strikes Tree, One Injured
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/29