Brownwood Fire Chief Del Albright announced that a test of the emergency sirens will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Monday, March 12th, rescheduled from the regular testing day which is the first Monday of the month.
Due to the malfunction of computers causing Brown County’s 9-1-1 service to go offline, the emergency sirens in Brownwood were not able to be conducted on the regularly scheduled day.
Avalanche Consulting has been awarded a contract with the Brownwood Economic Development Corporation to create an economic development strategy for the community. The consulting firm will kick off the project with the Brownwood EDC in April 2012, which includes a comprehensive competitive assessment, target industry evaluation, and strategic plan.
“We look forward to teaming up with Avalanche Consulting to identify target industry sectors and strategies that will increase jobs and investment in our community,” said Emily Crawford, Executive Director of the Brownwood EDC.
Avalanche Consulting’s principals, Amy Holloway and Chris Engle, have worked with more than 100 economic and workforce development organizations, including recent projects with The Beacon Council in Miami-Dade County, Florida; JAX Partnership in Jacksonville, Florida; and Lowcountry SC Economic Alliance in South Carolina, among others. Since Avalanche’s founding six years ago, the firm’s clients have generated over $3 billion in new capital investment and thousands of jobs for residents.
The third annual Empty Bowls Project will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the Brownwood Coliseum. For a donation only, choose a hand-painted bowl and enjoy a simple meal of soup or beans, bread and water.
Plan to leave a little hungry. Take your empty bowl home to serve as a reminder that there are those in our own community who have empty bowls and empty stomachs. Ninety percent of the proceeds from the event will go into the food ministries of Good Samaritan Ministries: the food pantry, Food for Thought Program and The Deer Project. Ten percent will be tithed to an organization that fights hunger on a global level. There will be live music throughout the day. Local restaurants will donate soup and beans for the event.
Students at Northwest Elementary enjoyed various western themed activities for “Texas Day” on Friday, March 2nd. Children rotated through different spots on the playground where they waited their turn for events that included hay rides, the boot scramble, a tug-of-war, horseshoes, sack races, bole-bending, and a drop the banana contest. The event is held annually, and is put together by the school’s Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers.
DATES TO REMEMBER
11 - Shooting Sports Practice 2:00p.m. at Woodman of the World Range
13 - Brownwood 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Extension Office
15 - Shooting Sports Meeting 6:00p.m. at Extension Office
18 - Shooting Sports Practice 2:00p.m. at the Woodman of the World Range
20 - 4-H Rabbit Club Meeting 7:00p.m. at Extension Office
20 - Photography Workshop 5:15p.m. at Extension Office
Friday morning emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle accident on Austin Avenue, at the bottom of the Bill Monroe Overpass near the Family Services Center, which sent two people to the hospital.
Brownwood Garden Club will present Steven Chamblee as guest speaker on Thursday, March 15th, at Southside Baptist Church (1219 Indian Creek Rd, Brownwood). This is a free event and is open to the public. The program will begin at 11:30am with a social time, followed by the meeting at 12:00 noon.
Steven Chamblee is the Chief Horticulturist for Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. He serves as consulting editor and author for Neil Sperry's GARDENS magazine, writes a monthly e-newsletter column entitled "Native Son", and is an adjunct instructor for Tarrant County College and Texas Christian University's Extended Education.
Brownwood ISD and Brownwood High School Athletic department announced Friday morning that the Bluebonnet Relays and Baseball Tournament have been cancelled. According to officials they will not be rescheduled this year.
Friday, February 24, Northwest Elementary held their 4th 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.
Girl Scouts of Central Texas celebrates women who have distinguished themselves as outstanding members of their community through individual excellence and high levels of achievement. This year, five women and one business in the Brownwood Area will be honored by the Girl Scouts at their annual Women of Distinction Luncheon on March 28th at Howard Payne University.
This year’s honorees include Jan Cate, Lynn Humeniuk, Janette Chesser, Vella Rae Pallette, and Alice Terrell Starbird. These women were nominated and selected because they are persons of importance and influence who have made significant contributions to their communities, have a direct and powerful impact on those with whom they have been associated, and are current or former residents of the counties served by Girl Scouts of Central Texas in the Brownwood Area (which includes Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Erath, Hamilton, Lampasas, McCulloch, Mills and San Saba Counties).
A fire Saturday morning on County Road 334 is under investigation by Fire Marshal Buddy Preston after finding evidence to support arson on an old barn/storage shed. Fire units from Blanket, Early, and Brownwood responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.
At approximately 10:40am, a Brown County deputy was called to the location because of an arson fire that had occurred. According to the report, the deputy met with the assistant fire marshal, Johnny Bennet who stated that the fire had been called in at 8:40am.
- Brownwood ISD Recognizes Educational Diagnostician’s Week
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/8: Thief Caught, Stuck in the Mud
- Drunk Drivers Beware on Spring Break
- Bluebonnet Relays Condensed to Saturday Only Meet
- Martinez Named ASC West Division Player of the Week
- Victory Life Academy Box Top Contest Winners
- Weekly Fishing Reports for Area Lakes
- HPU Alumnus Dr. Boyd Butler Presents Research to Current Students
- GSM Begins March Against Hunger Campaign, Feinstein Challenge
- Early Police Department Asks Public to Help Solve Burglary
- Zephyr Project Graduation Fundraiser: Dinner & a Show 3/20
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/7