The AgriLife Extension Services of Goldthwaite and Brownwood will present a training necessary to obtain a Private Applicators License at 8:30am on Monday, July 9th in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church in San Saba, 208 W. Wallace. The cost of the training is $65.00, which includes study materials and reference manuals.
There will be a lunch break, and lunch will be on your own. After lunch, Shawn Davis, Texas Department of Agriculture will administer the test which takes about an hour.
Please call, (325) 372-5416, or come by the Extension Office in San Saba to pre-register. Materials and registration can also be completed at the Extension Offices in Goldthwaite and Brownwood. Study materials should be picked up two weeks prior to the training. Remember to bring a hand calculator.
Members of the Howard Payne University football staff recently gave of their time and worked the annual NCAA Football/AT&T Cotton Bowl Youth Clinic at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.Hunter Sims, Lance Unger, Randy Miller, Guy Ament and Brandon Day worked the clinic representing HPU and were the only American Southwest Conference coaches working the clinic. The free camp was from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm on Tuesday, June 12th and included North Texas area college football coaching staffs and student-athletes as coaches for the clinic. The clinic's purpose was to instruct kids ages 7 to 14 in fundamental skills and drills, including tackling, receiving, kicking and passing.
Tim Lee, Executive Director of The Retired Teachers Association, made a presentation in Brownwood on Tuesday, June 19th, in the Brownwood Coliseum speaking to both active and retired school personnel on ways the TRTA and school personnel can work together to help save their current retirement plan – Defined Benefit - which was established in the 1936 Constitution.
The alternative plan – Defined Contribution – is being promoted by individuals representing the financial industry and does not provide beneficiary coverage and has no insurance, according to organizers of the event.
The Bangs High School Lady Dragons will host a High School Eligible Softball Tournament on Saturday June 30th at 8am. The deadline for team registration is Thursday June 28th. The tournament fee is $225 per team, and will help cover umpire fees.
The type of tournament will depend on how many teams register, but the goal is to have each team play as much as possible.
The newly formed Rising Star Park Improvement Committee (P.I.C.) will be hosting its inaugural “Evening of Texas Country Music” celebration on Saturday, June 30th in Rising Star. The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for those in attendance to hear some of today’s best Texas Country music by local artists. At the same time attendees will be supporting the revitalization of the town. Increased levels of community involvement in small towns all across America are on the rise, and Rising Star is no exception.
P.I.C. is a community improvement organization that was recently formed by a group of Rising Star residents. Its goal is to work with various other local organizations to further the improvement and revitalization of Rising Star through intensive community projects. The National Main Street Center (NMSC) research shows that the visual quality of buildings, signs, window displays and public areas are considered a crucial element of small town revitalization. Further, that a bold, imaginative and dynamic plan is tremendously effective in uniting a community towards a common goal. P.I.C. realizes the importance of these principles.
Salt Creek Baptist Church invites the public to tour the congregation's new facilities at an open house this Sunday, June 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served and church members will be on hand to serve as guides. The church is located at 7775 FM 3100 in Early, four miles off U.S. Highway 377.
Tickets are now on sale for the Lyric Theatre’s production of “Annie Get Your Gun” and ten performance times are offered over the next two weeks starting Thursday at the Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center at Brownwood High School.
Director of the show Dr. Nancy Jo Humfeld said that “Annie Get Your Gun” is based on the historical characters of Annie Oakley and her husband Frank Butler. Annie was an anomaly since she was an amazing sharpshooter which was unusual for a girl at the time. Frank Butler was also a sharpshooter and both toured with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Sitting Bull, the famous Sioux warrior took Annie as his adopted daughter later on, and that is showcased in the show as well.
Volunteer firefighters from the Lake Brownwood, Brownwood’s Rescue 1, Brown County Sheriff's Office and Early Police Department responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident about three miles north of Brownwood on FM 2125 near Lake Brownwood Tuesday night after 7pm. According to law enforcement officials on scene, it appeared that a 24-year-old female driver lost control of the vehicle and veered off of the road, causing the vehicle to flip.
Volunteer fire crews from Brookesmith, Winchell, Bangs and Early were called to the scene of a barn fire around 6:30pm Tuesday.
According to Fire Marshal Buddy Preston, the owner of the property where the barn was located had been welding earlier in the day before the fire started. The barn was located on a property in the 6200 block of FM 1176 near County Road 190 approximately 10 miles southwest of Brownwood.
The Brownwood Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) approved funding on Tuesday to help launch a new pilot welding program through Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in an effort to bring more jobs to local employers.
A new concept for fast track welding training has been developed by TSTC, in coordination with local employers, Ranger College, and the Brownwood, Early and Brady Economic Development Corporations. The training will leverage the “Jobs in Texas” grant for $279,000 which will pay for a mobile welding lab and equipment. The pilot program will be implemented at Loadcraft’s Early location to train new welders while earning the trainee a wage for time on the production floor.
“This program that we are talking about today is 8 machines that we will put at the Early plant and our plan is that we will pay people,” said James Simmons, Loadcraft’s VP of Human Resources. “We want to pay them for their time.”
The course will be 6 weeks long and will provide an industry certificate issued by the company and a TSTC transcript. Training is set to begin immediately, and four classes of eight are planned, making a total of 32 welders trained. The training will be at no cost to the student.
In addition to the TSTC grant money for the program, the BEDC approved up to $40,000 to help implement the program at their board meeting on Tuesday. This will include $31,500 directly for the program and an additional $1000 per employee trained to work in the Loadcraft facility in Brownwood.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
Thursday, June 14
*4:00am-Brownwood Police were dispatched to a noise nuisance, a barking dog, in the 2200 block of Indian Creek Road. According to the report, the complainant stated that the dog at a residence in that area barked throughout the night, keeping her and her daughter awake. The owner of the dog was not able to be contacted at the time of the report and the complainant was advised that she could sign a complainant at the Brownwood Municipal Court.
*10:50pm-Brownwood Police were called to the 300 block of Bluffview regarding an intoxicated person. According to the report, the initial call indicated the male subject was talking to himself and was armed with a knife. Officers arrived to find Mark Garcia holding onto the stair railing and leaning over the shrubbery of the 900 series of the apartments, the report states. Police report that a butcher knife with an approximately 8-inch blade was found lying in the shrubbery next to the stair railing. Garcia was determined to be intoxicated and admitted drinking a 6-pack of beer, the report states. Garcia was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication.
- TSTC to Host Food Drive Thursday
- 49th Annual Rodeo Parade Awards Announced
- “The Botany of Desire” to be Fourth in Community Garden Film Series
- Fireworks Show & Fundraiser to be Hosted by Wild Duck Marina July 7th
- Reminder: Mayor, District Judge to Speak at CASA Community Meeting
- Law Enforcement Blotter 6/18
- BFD Fire & Rescue Reports 6/18
- Project Sweat Brings Students Together to Help Community
- Brown County Ham Radio Operators to Participate in Nation Field Day Saturday
- Young Girl Injured at McDonald’s after Struck by a Vehicle
- Three Promoted to Sergeant at Brown County Jail
- Workshop On How To Start A Small Business Set For June 28