Reports released for the week of February 12 - 18, 2012 from the Brownwood Fire Department indicate responses to 27 medical emergencies, 1 motor vehicle accident, 4 fire calls, and 1 hazardous materials call.
Sunday, February 12
*3:47pm – BFD responded to a fire call in the 900 block of Melwood. Firefighters arrived on scene to find smoke coming from vents on the roof and from eves all around the structure. The fire was contained and extinguished.
Wednesday, February 15
*4:24pm – BFD was called to a hazardous material call in the 600 block of Penn Street. Fire crews responded regarding CO2 monitor sounding an alarm. The incident was investigated.
*6:34pm – BFD was dispatched to a fire call in the 1200 block of Hall Street. Firefighters responded to a call regarding an oven sparking at the residence. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a heating element in stove had burned out. Fire crews removed the oven at the request of the homeowner.
On Tuesday, February 21st, Brownwood Middle School will host a special evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for students, staff, and parents. Fourth six weeks report cards will be handed out in the cafeteria, and Family and Consumer Science Education classes will be providing free refreshments in the cafeteria until 6:30 p.m. along with baked items for sale as a fund-raiser. Teachers will also be available in the cafeteria during that time to visit with students and parents.
Brownwood area residents will see a huge plume of smoke Monday as the 10th Annual Central Texas Wildfire Academy wraps up with a controlled burn.
Both prescription and over-the-counter medications can affect the way your body uses nutrients in food. In addition, certain foods or nutrients in food can affect the action of medications. A drug-interaction is the effect of a medication on food or a nutrient in food. Medications interact with foods and nutrients in several ways. Medications can decrease appetite or change the way a nutrient is absorbed, metabolized or excreted.
A food-drug interaction is the effect of food or a nutrient in food on a medication. Dietary nutrients can affect medications by altering their absorption or metabolism. The food you eat could make the medications you take work faster, slower, or even prevent them from working at all.
Children, older adults, pregnant women, people who are poorly nourished, and people with a chronic disease are at greater risk of medications affecting their nutritional health. Changing the diet to include more foods rich in vitamins and minerals is preferred to taking vitamin or mineral supplements. In fact, vitamin and/or mineral supplements taken in excess can affect how a medication works.
Hardin-Simmons University shot 64% from the field and outscored Howard Payne University by 11 in the second half to upset the Lady Jackets 81-76 Saturday afternoon.
The Brownwood Lady Lions basketball team made the trip to Eastland on Friday to play in their Area Championship game against Kennedale.
In the beginning of the game, the Kennedale Lady Kats could not be stopped. Along with press defense and multiple 3 point shots, they took a 22-2 lead over Brownwood.
However the Lady Lions didn't give up, a beautiful bounce pass to Kelsey Gober under the basket sets up the layup, and starts Brownwood's fight to close the point gap.
Roadside litter continues to be a problem in Brownwood on both main entries and side streets. Brownwood is TRASHED OUT! The litter problem can be addresses in a number of ways, but the most important aspect is community involvement. We, as a community, need to take on the challenge of cleaning up Brownwood.
Keep Brownwood Beautiful (KBB) is declaring war on litter and the community’s help is needed. We need groups, families, individuals, businesses, and churches to step forward to clean Brownwood up. Winter is a great time to clean up. The litter is highly visible since grass is dormant.
McCullough County Sheriff’s Office discovered a burned pickup truck at the Heart of Texas Roadside Park near Brady, just off of US Hwy 377 Friday morning which had been reported stolen from Brownwood recently.
According to Brownwood Fire Marshal Buddy Preston, MCSO contacted the Brownwood Police Department after they ran the identifiers of the truck and found it to be stolen from Brownwood. Preston stated that he was contacted because MCSO wanted to see if any accelerants had been used to start the vehicle fire.
Preston agreed to come to the scene and brought his arson dog Nika to investigate around 11:30am Friday.
On Thursday, February 16th, the 4th grade classes at Coggin Elementary presented their President’s Day Program with students singing patriotic songs, delivering fun facts, and some students dressed as their favorite presidents.
“The students really enjoyed learning about the presidents,” said Brian Potter, Music Director and coordinator for the event. “I taught them a song I learned in fourth grade with all the president’s names in order from first to last.”
Howard Payne University’s art students and the Baptist Student Ministry are meeting clean water needs for people around the world through events to be held February 23 and 24.
All proceeds will go to Charity: Water, a non-profit organization working to provide safe drinking water to families in developing nations. According to the organization, there is a serious need for clean drinkable water in many countries, especially those in South America, Africa and South Asia.
“Water should never be something the privileged have access to and the poor don't,” said Allison Harp, senior art education major from Ovilla. “I love how Charity: Water shows the connections between water and other facets of life like health and education.”
District Attorney Micheal Murray reported Friday that a felony case against a Brown County resident resulted in a 50 year sentence. The case was heard in Brownwood/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.
Brown County Resident, Che Patrice Hutchinson, pled guilty to the felony offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance on January 31, 2012, and was sentenced to 50 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division on February 16, 2012.
First Assistant District Attorney Sam C. Moss presented evidence that Che Hutchinson delivered over 4 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant on November 16, 2010 in Brownwood. Early Police Detective Shawn Dibrell testified that he began the investigation into Hutchinson after his confidential informant identified Hutchinson as a distributor of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana in Brown County. Dibrell was able to get a video recording of Hutchinson delivering methamphetamine to the confidential informant. Hutchinson was later indicted by a Brown County Grand Jury and arrested as part of an 83 defendant narcotics round-up on August 17, 2011. Dibrell testified that he arrested Hutchinson at his home in Zephyr on August 17, 2011.
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