There were 14 participants in the Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on August 3rd. Each Wednesday, sign up is from 4:45 to 5:20 pm at the 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: 10 to 20 mph South East gusts to 25mph
Air temp: start 106° end 95°
Water was clear 88° to 91°
There were 13 fish weighed in for a total of 19.73 lbs.
Out of 14 contestants 7 people weighed in fish with 2 limits.
1. Bruce Toeppich...................................4.65
2. Jeff Windham......................................4.25
3. Joey Wynn...........................................3.86
As many people are aware, The Boy Scouts of America, Texas Trails Council will honor J. Fred Perry and Calvin Fryar as the 2011 Distinguished Citizens.
The event will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2011 with a Reception at 6:00 p.m. at the
“Former Mayor of Brownwood Hon. Bert V. Massey II was planning on being our Master of Ceremonies but unfortunately he is ill and is undergoing surgery,” said Judge Steve Ellis, President of Texas Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America. “We regret Bert can’t be with us and we pray that he fully recovers and is back home shortly. He is a dear friend of the Boy Scouts of America and is himself a past recipient of this Distinguished Citizen Award.”
Although the news of Massey being unable to attend is a disappointment to many, organizers of the event found someone to help out.
A Brownwood man is in jail Friday in connection to a string of burglaries in Brownwood and Early. 28-year-old Joshua Lucier is being held on a total of $20,000 in bonds for the charges of burglary of a habitation and burglary of a building.
According to Early Chief of Police David Mercer, Early police officers responded to the 100 block of Early Blvd to Humphrey Pete’s restaurant in response to a reported burglary of a motor vehicle on Thursday, August 4th, 2011. While investigating the burglary, officers learned that Lucier had just left the restaurant.
Lucier was wanted for burglary of the Humphrey Pete’s restaurant that occurred July 6th 2011, according to Mercer.
The Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex is in the second year of the Pairing Achievement with Service (PAWS) program. PAWS is a unique program that uses the natural relationship that comes from the bond between humans and animals living together and being responsible for each other.
The PAWS program pairs select TYC youth with K9 partners for 12 weeks. The dogs, who come from local Corinne T Smith Animal Center , learn basic commands, improved socialization skills, and earn American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizenship certification. Youth learn responsibility and benefit from the companionship. During the 12 week program, youth are responsible for their dogs at all times. They must groom, feed, and train them. The dogs live on the dorm with their human caretakers.
Two such dogs, Jodeci and Jake, are ready for adoption and described below by the trainer. If you are interested in adopting a dog please contact Holli Fenton, Dorm Supervisor, at 325-641-4260 or Freda Day, Corinne T Smith Animal Center Director, at 325-646-0617.
The 11th Annual Brownwood Reunion Celebration will once again feature a 5K/10K run and 1.5 mile walk as one of its competitions. This popular event typically attracts over 400 participants each year as they race through Downtown Brownwood.
The event will take place during Reunion on Saturday, Spetember 17. It begins and ends at the Lehnis Railroad Museum and takes runners past the Depot District, old Coca-Cola Building, Howard Payne Campus, Center Park, the Lyric Theatre, Brown County Court house and the Guinness Book of World Record’s smallest block in the world.
The 10K will start at 7:30 AM with the start of the 5K immediately following and walkers to follow thereafter.
Cost to participate is $20 per individual in advance and $25 on race day. Age categories include 10 & under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce is getting set for its new class of Leadership Brownwood. The leadership program is dedicated to educating, developing, and empowering current and future leaders for the community and motivating them to serve civic, charitable, and business organizations.
Spanning nine months from September through May, Leadership Brownwood is designed to increase individual and community leadership skills. The beginning retreat, the first Thursday in September, focuses on individual leadership styles and techniques. Starting in October and ending in May, the class then spends one day a month (typically from 9 AM to 3 PM) examining specific aspects of the community such as education, area government, local business and economic development, health and human services, the criminal justice system, and tourism.
Brownwood Area Live on Stage (BALOS) is getting set for their new series of concerts for the 2011-2012 season. Seven new concerts are now lined up for this new season and tickets are now available.
Concerts start at 7:30pm each scheduled night at Victory Life Church at 901 C.C. Woodson with open seating. Doors open one hour before concert time.
Season tickets for BALOS are $55 for adults, $50 for senior tickets (60+), $30 for students and a family package for $120.
Visit www.liveonstagebwd.com for more information on purchasing tickets.
The Brownwood High School “Mighty Maroon Marching Band” has started practice, three times a day in fact, to make sure they are ready to entertain the crowds at this year’s Lions football games.
Practice begins at 8:00am sharp each day with marching, then a mid-day practice for sectionals and another full band marching practice in the evening. This routine made for a busy first week for the 117 members of the 2011 Brownwood High School Band.
Instructed by director Richard Graham and assistant directors Deborah Graham & Jayme Smith, the band is preparing for a new year of marching and competitions. Leading the band for this year are senior drum major Robert Lynch and junior drum major Natalie Mayo.
The Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA) and Texas Tourism Foundation (TTF) are awarding a 2011-2012 TTIA/TTF Scholarship for $1,500 to Claire Bettis Faetche of Brownwood, Texas. Faetche, a sophomore at Texas A&M University in College Station majoring in Archaeology, will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Ms. Faetche is the daughter of Martha Faetche, Visitor Center Manager for the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB.
Additional scholarships are being awarded to:
Maegan E. Hutton, a junior at Lubbock Christian University majoring in English with a minor in Art, will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Ms. Hutton is a family member of an employee of the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce.
Christina J. Swanson, a senior attending Tarleton State University in Stephenville majoring in Business with a minor in Marketing, will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Ms. Swanson is an employee of the Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The TTIA/TTF Scholarship Program was established in 2001 by TTIA’s membership.
Brownwood ISD met the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards for the federal school rating system this year.
There were mixed results of schools across Brown County in the AYP report, according to the Texas Education Agency. In addition to Brownwood; Brookesmith ISD, May ISD, and Zephyr ISD also met AYP, but districts in Early, Bangs, and Blanket did not. Almost 5,600 Texas schools met the AYP standards for the federal school rating system this year.
Schools and districts must have 80 percent or more of their students in grades 3-8 and 10 pass the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) reading or English language arts test and 75 percent must pass the TAKS mathematics test to meet AYP.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes as reported by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this week.
Water clear; 14.39' low. Black bass are excellent on watermelon buzzbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastic worms along shorelines. Hybrid striper are fair on shad. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies off lighted docks at night. Crappie are excellent on white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait over baited holes. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with perch.
Water clear; 77–81 degrees; 14.30' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
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