Woodland Heights Elementary announced the recipients of the Star Student awards for the 3rd six weeks.
Pre-K & Kindergarten recipients are pictured above. Back row (left to right): Sam Donathan, Kamryn Williams, Timberlie Thompson, Graci Bode, and Logan Baker. Middle (left to right): Emma Delgado, Brooke Osbourn, Brooks Clippinger, Christina Gonzales, and Mylee McKee. Front (left to right): Subhashree Pandey, Hayden Mair, Avah Castaneda, Kamila Ramos, McKenna Blethen, and Jordan Walston
45 Howard Payne University student-athletes have been recognized by the American Southwest Conference on its 2011 Fall All-Academic honor roll. The teams were announced by the ASC office on Thursday and include the sports of cross country, football, soccer and volleyball.
Brownwood Area Live On Stage will host Carpe Diem, “a classical string quartet that rocks,” at 7:30pm at Victory Life Church at 901 C.C. Woodson on Friday, January 20th.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, January 17 for one of its newest members, Dot’s Closet Boutique.
A 12-inch Sunset Monocle Cobra is missing from a house in the 500 block of 7th Street according to Brownwood Police Department animal control officer Nick Ferguson who asks that the public keep their distance from the snake if found, but report any sighting immediately to law enforcement.
“Call us immediately, do not try to kill it yourself,” said Ferguson. “People need to be aware that this snake is missing, but I really think it’s most likely in the house due to the cool weather. We’re lucky this didn’t happen in the summer when it is warm.”
Ferguson stated that he has been in touch with the herpetologist at the Abilene Zoo and Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens who will assist in the search for the snake. He stated that these professionals and snake experts will begin their search in the next day or two. Local officials have not searched the home due to the lethal venom of this snake and not having necessary protective gear for the search.
Ferguson stated that like most snakes, this cobra will usually stay in a place low to the ground that is small and warm because snakes do not metabolize their food well and cannot move as quickly in cooler weather.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes as reported by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this week.
Water lightly stained; 52–56 degrees; 15.84' low. Black bass are good on craw colored jigs, chartreuse Persuader crankbaits, and watermelon soft plastics in coves in 10–15 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies and crawdad crankbaits. Crappie are fair on Li'l Fishies and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Lake ColemanWater clear; 56–59 degrees; 15.97' low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver spoons and minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, liver, and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
Friday, January 6th, Northwest Elementary held their 3rd Six Weeks Awards Ceremony. Amongst those receiving awards were the recipients of the Good Choice Award. Each grade level teacher chooses one student from his or her class who has consistently made good choices for the six weeks. The staff at Northwest believes that all children can make good choices, making this a coveted award.
Law Enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, January 18, 2012.
Monday, January 16
*11:32am-Brownwood Police were called to the 2600 block of Vine Street regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant stated that a tool box with hand tools, which is valued at $500, had been stolen sometime between 7:20pm on January 15th and 11:00am on January 16th. The complainant stated that her son hosted a party at the residence and that an unknown subject had stolen the tools. At the time of the report, the complainant’s son had not been interviewed and there are no known suspects. The complainant did wish to pursue criminal charges if a suspect could be identified.
*7:20pm-Brownwood Police responded to the report of a burglary in the 2100 block of 6th Street. According to the report, several items were stolen from a secured detached garage at the residence. Stolen items included an arc welder which was valued at $300. There were no suspects at the time of the report; however the investigation is ongoing.
Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February.
High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Outfitters reported great goose hunting this week with light pressure late in the season. Canada geese have readily decoyed over scouted fields. Limited watering sources have allowed hunters to pattern movement. Duck numbers are fair, but few people are hunting. Most ducks are hanging on feed lots and large reservoirs. Estimates are that less than 5 percent of playas are wet. Goose season runs through Feb.5. Prospects are fair to good.
North Zone Duck: Biologist Jared Laing said recent aerial surveys indicated scattered bird counts along Central and East Texas. Good densities of ducks on small and medium-sized ponds near the upper Trinity, Sulfur and Sabine rivers. Water bodies along the Brazos and Red rivers are holding small concentrations. Deep Southeast Texas recorded low counts as well. Canvasbacks, scaup, ringed-necks and a few goldeneyes have been reported on Lake O’Pines, Lake Fork and Caddo Lake. Some mallards have been harvested on the Sulfur River, but on average, hunting was fair at best this week. Wood ducks have been steady in wet timber. Many hunters across the region say hunting has slowed overall and participation has been well below normal. Hunters along the border say hunting was slow in Oklahoma and Texas. Prospects are fair.
Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes will present his annual “State of the City” report on Friday, January 20 at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon. The luncheon will take place at the Brownwood Country Club from 11:30 AM to 1 PM and is open to members and guests. The Chamber’s luncheon will also include door prizes, introduction of new members and the new “Aces Wild” Cash Drawing—which features a guaranteed winner each month.
Mayor Haynes was born in Brownwood, Texas, and graduated from Brownwood High School. After high school, he attended Abilene Christian University where he obtained a bachelor’s of business administration degree. Following college, he attended law school at Texas Tech University School of Law.
Stephen is actively involved in many community and civic affairs. He is a past Chairman of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, and was elected Mayor of the City of Brownwood in May of 2010. Stephen also serves as a statewide director for the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool.
The Howard Payne University softball team has been picked to finish fourth in the American Southwest Conference West Division; it was announced by the league office after a vote of each division's head coaches, sports information directors and media members.
Howard Payne University was picked fourth in the West with 76 points, followed by Texas Lutheran (61 pts.), Schreiner (54 pts.) and Sul Ross State (28 pts). The Lady Jackets finished 15-23 overall and 13-11 in conference action last season. HPU returns their entire starting lineup except for four-year starter Ashley Silva. The Lady Jackets will also gain back Evangelina Tellez whose season was cut short last year due to a wrist injury. At the time, Tellez was leading the team in hitting.
- VLA Students Earn Honors at Academic Competition
- BFD: Fire & Rescue Reports 1/18
- 'Wizard of Oz' Opens Thursday at BHS - Preview Photos
- Law Enforcement Blotter 1/17: Man Arrested on Multiple Assault Charges
- Brownwood Bass Club Fishes O.H. Ivie - January 15th Results
- Sales Tax Allocations Released for January 2012
- Brisket Lunch Friday to Benefit Cherry Pie Auction for Youth Sports
- Neighborhood Dog Helps Apprehend Suspect After Shots Fired
- East Elementary Announces Paw Pride Award Winners
- 2012 Brown County Youth Fair Auction Raises Record Totals for Youth of Community
- BCYF Bidders Raise Over $8000 to Help with Exhibitor’s Medical Expenses
- HPU to Host Financial Aid Seminars