The Brownwood High School Athletics Department announces that the Spring Sports Awards will be presented on Sunday, May 6 at 2 in the BHS Auditorium.
There will be light refreshments preceding the awards in the cafeteria.
Water is for farming, drinking and playing. But the Brown County Water Improvement District fails to manage Lake Brownwood and the Pecan Bayou watershed efficiently or with fairness to all of us who depend on its waters. Since I was a student at Brownwood High School, I have had an interest in Lake Brownwood and the management of water resources (hydrology). After earning an engineering degree at A&M and a medical degree at Tech, I came back to Brown County in 2007, drawn to once again live on the Lake. I would like to bring my engineering and scientific background to the Board to add some variety to the thought paradigm necessary to manage a complex operation such as the Lake’s hydrological systems.
I have always thought Lake Brownwood was a great lake. But, the Lake is not managed to its full potential for water management, recreation, or economic development. I have boated on the Highland Lakes, Lake Lewisville, East Texas lakes, and Oklahoma lakes. In all of those lakes recreational water users are welcomed — along with the dollars they bring. Being friendly to our locals and visitors on the Lake is just good business for all of us!
Even after last summer and the empty lake it brought, Texas is overdue for drought. Likely continuing drought coupled with population growth, makes managing water a big problem that will dwarf the ‘50’s drought. According to tree ring data there has been many, much worse droughts in the past 2000 years! If we don’t manage the district wisely now, we will have a big price to pay in the years to come.
Howard Payne University recently honored 81 students for academic achievements during the spring 2012 semester. The honors were conferred at the annual Academic Awards Convocation ceremony held on HPU’s campus.
Receiving awards were:
Justin Bryant, senior; Outstanding Student in Cross-Cultural Studies
Allen Andrus, junior; Presser Scholar for the 2012-2013 school year
Larissa Lynskey, freshman; Outstanding Student in General Biology
Amanda Jenkins, senior; Highest GPA in Exercise and Sport Science
Sarah Davies, senior; Outstanding Upper Division Student in Biology
Forages need a rest following the devastating drought of 2011 and placing more cattle on pasture and rangeland than vulnerable plants can manage will delay or prevent recovery. Plants were so stunted last year that root systems are extremely limited. It's like a new stand we would not need to go back in with a full stocking rate. Rangeland could recover this year if adequate rainfall continues and producers follow prescribed fertility recommendations on Bermuda grass pastures. Neither of those possibilities is assured, however.
Climatologists predict several more years of drought in what they see as a 25-year dry weather cycle, and high fertilizer prices may limit how much fertilizer cattlemen can afford. They caution producers not to be overawed by the green-up on pastures following good winter and spring rainfall. A lot of the green is weed growth. A familiar pattern for cattle producers is to chase rainfall with stocking rates and buying and selling accordingly. Unfortunately, that typically means they buy when cattle prices are high and sell when there is a glut in the market and prices fall. It makes more sense to follow a pattern of under stocking. Stock at the drought rate, about 70 percent of what the estimated stocking rate would be. That system reduces risk during drought and keeps producers out of the cycle of buying and selling. They develop a more consistent stocking rate and marketing strategy.
The Eighth Annual Heart of Texas Quilt Show was held this weekend at the Brownwood Coliseum with 130 quilts on display which were judged in 18 categories.
Five new members of the Gordon Wood Hall of Champions were welcomed and honored Saturday night at an induction ceremony hosted at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church’s Connection Center.
Those who have played important roles in Brownwood sports were honored including Eddie Gill, Bill Stovall, Colby Freeman, Roy Spence, and Dallas Huston.
Dr. Don Newbury introduced each inductee and outlined their contribution to the Brownwood Lions. Plaques honoring each new member of the Hall of Champions will be placed in the Gordon Wood Hall of Champions Museum located in the second floor of the Depot’s Harvey House.
The Region I-3A track meet was held on April 27-28, at the Fuller Track at Texas Tech University with the Brownwood Lady Lions team placing fourth overall. Lions had a few that placed well and ended up as a team in eighteenth place.
Brownwood High School state bound athletes are:
**Mitch Stephens (senior): 1st Place in the 300m hurdles with a time of 38.40 10.
**Lexie Freitze (freshman): Qualified in two events, the 100m dash with a time of 12.16 10 and the 200m with a time of 24.97 10.
Supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
30 - District 7 Round Up Meeting 5:30p.m. at the Extension Office
1 - Deadline for Horse Validation
5 - District 7 4-H Round Up in San Angelo
6 - Shooting Sports Practice 2:00p.m. at Woodman of the World Range
7 - State 4-H Round Up Meeting 6:00p.m. at the Extension Office
8 - Brownwood 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Extension Office
8 - Early 4-H Club Meeting 6:15p.m. at Early First Baptist Church
15 - Record Book Training 6:30p.m. at the Extension Office
Early voting begins Monday for elections for Bangs City Council, Early City Council, Early School Board, Blanket City Council and Brown County Water Improvement District #1 board.
Early voting ballots can be cast at Adams Street Community Center in Brownwood in these elections except for Blanket City Council which will be at Blanket City Hall. Adams Street Community Center will be open during the following days and times for early voting:
Monday, April 30th – Friday, May 6th –8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday, May 7th – Tuesday, May 8th – 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Roy Spence, Jr. was the featured speaker Friday at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit and talked about entrepreneurism and purpose during the event.
Spence outlined his success through pursuit of doing what he loves and encouraged everyone to turn their own strengths into their business and careers.
A two-vehicle accident occurred Friday afternoon at the intersection of Southside Drive and Roselawn.
The accident was reported around 6:40pm when a passenger car and a Dodge Durango collided in the intersection. The Durango also struck a telephone pole at the intersection. Both vehicles sustained major damage and were towed from the scene.
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/27
- Woodland Heights Elementary Announces STAR Students
- Heart of Texas Quilt Show Taking Shape to Open Saturday
- Blanket Business Class Wins Grand Prize in ACU’s Spring Board Challenge
- It's Time for Asparagus
- District Court Announcement 4/27
- HPU Softball Ends ASC Championship Run
- BHS HOSA Students Volunteer at Health Expo
- Injuries Reported in Thursday Night Accident
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/26
- Family Services Center Hosts Annual Appreciation Luncheon
- Roy Spence, Jr. to speak at Economic Summit Friday