|Brandon Gould||Christian Davis||Donovan Ford|
The Howard Payne men's basketball team landed three players on the 2013 American Southwest Conference Men's Basketball All-Conference and All-Division selections, the ASC office announced on Tuesday (Feb. 26), following a vote of the league's head coaches.
ASC SECOND TEAM WEST DIVISION
Brandon Gould averaged a team high 16.0 points per game (3rd in the ASC). He was also third in the ASC in assists with 3.8 per game. He scored a career high 31 points at Mary Hardin-Baylor and dished out eight assists in a game twice this season.
Early Pioneer Day Festival is coming to Early, Texas in October 2013, and the public is invited to attend the kickoff planning meeting at the Early Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday at 5:30 PM.
Learn answers to questions about the festival such as “Who will be the band for Saturday night’s street dance? Who is the storyteller from Hico that is a former radio personality? Who is coming to Cowboy Church and cooking a chuck wagon breakfast? Where is the parade going to be and who is going to be Grand Marshal?”The public is invited to attend the kickoff meeting and have some fun. Also, there is need of more volunteers, more input, more suggestions and ideas.
Ranger College will be hosting the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Rodeo for the first time ever in Brownwood starting this Thursday. Over 400 college students from west Texas and eastern New Mexico will participate in the event on February 28, March 1 and 2 at the Earl Q. Wilson rodeo arena.
Rodeo events such as bull riding, goat tying, barrel racing, steer wrestling, and more will be featured as students work to show their skills.
As an added bonus, Bad Company Rodeo is providing stock for the event.
Tickets are available in advance at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Early Chamber of Commerce, Wendlee Broadcasting, KOXE, Scott's Western Wear, and Citizens National Bank. Tickets are $8 each for adults and $5 for kids. Box seats are also available.
The Pecan Valley Republican Women invite the public to join them on Thursday, February 28 at 11:30 a.m. at the Brownwood Country Club for their monthly luncheon. Guest speaker for the luncheon will be a native of Brownwood and HPU graduate Nathan (Nate) Willingham.
Nate has spent the last year in China teaching English and ministering to the Chinese people in cities and in remote villages. Nate is very excited about having the opportunity to share his experiences with Brownwood and will be showing slides.
While in China, Nate taught children and adults from ages 2 to 29 years old. Nate's outgoing personality and natural exuberance made him an instant favorite especially with the children, who were unaccustomed to such enthusiasm in their teachers.
The Brownwood High School Lion powerlifting team won 5th place team over-all at the Strawn Invitational Powerlifting Meet on Friday, February 22nd.
According to Coach Jim Taylor, this was the team’s last invitational meet and each team member competed very well all year. Coach Taylor stated that most individual totals increased every time they lifted, demonstrating all the hard work they have done throughout the year.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, February 25, 2013.
*According to Early Chief of Police Chief, during the week of January 28th, the Early Police Department located a stray goat in the 1000 block of Early Blvd. Anyone missing a goat is encouraged to contact the Early Police Department to properly identify and claim the animal.
Friday, February 22
*3:21 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to 401 W. Commerce, Wal-Mart, regarding theft. According to the report, two employees stopped two subjects who walked out of the store with a basket full of merchandise, passing all points of purchase. The complainant stated that he wished to file charges and trespass warnings were issued to both subjects, the report states.
*4:48 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at their residence regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant stated that several fishing items had been stolen from his boat in the last month at his previous address in the 2500 block of Vincent Street.
*6:34 PM – Brownwood Police received a report of a stolen bicycle in the 2000 block of 1st Street.*11:52 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 500 block of E. Commerce regarding an assault. According to the report, a fight had occurred at the Budget Inn and officers arrived to find two males sitting on the ground in the parking lot of the Silver Fox lounge. Both were bleeding from the head and face area, one man had a large baseball sized knot on the left cheek area and a small knot on the back of his head, the report states. According to the police report, an investigation determined that 34-year-old Carlton Wake of Isabell, Missouri had started the fight with an unknown subject by throwing him into the side of a parked vehicle, causing damage to the vehicle (which was estimated at $1500 by the owner). Wake was arrested for criminal mischief to the parked vehicle.
The Lady Lions took third place in the Bluebonnet Invitational golf tournament at the Brownwood Country Club on Monday.
The weather did not cooperate at tee time as winds were 25 mph and about an hour, and a half into the tournament, gusts were steady at 44 mph. This made a difficult day for most of the golfers.
Reports released for the week of February 17-23, 2013 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 17 medical emergencies, 6 fire calls, 2 motor vehicle accidents and 1 hazardous materials call.
Reports of interest include:
Monday, February 18
*3:11 AM – BFD responded to a fire call in the 2300 block of Vincent regarding a structure fire. Fire crews arrived on scene to see light smoke and all of the residence’s occupants in the yard. Firefighters searched and found the fire to be out and smoldering. Overhaul was performed and a thermal camera was used to ensure the fire was completely out.
*6:53 AM – BFD was dispatched to a fire call in the 600 block of Fisk Avenue. Firefighters were dispatched regarding fire in a stove, which was out upon arrival. The residence was vented to remove smoke.
Tuesday, February 19
*10:20 AM – BFD responded to a three vehicle accident in the 1400 block of Belle Plain. All occupants of the vehicles refused treatment and transport.
Brownwood Middle School students competed in UIL District Academic meets in Lampasas and Gatesville in January. Several students placed in their events. The results from those meets are listed below.
Alisha Patel - 6th ArtLiam McGraw - 4th Impromptu Speaking, 2nd Modern Oratory, 4th Social Studies
The Brownwood area farmers' market will have a new location this year after approval by the Brown County Commissioners’ Court on Monday.
The farmers' market will now be located at the covered parking across the street from the north side of the courthouse. The farmers’ market was approved to operate from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays beginning in late April until mid-August.
According to County Judge Ray West, who presented the matter to the court, a resolution which was passed years ago permits the public to use the north lawn of the court house. The farmers’ market request presented Monday was to use the north lawn; however, because of potential damage to the lawn, use of the sidewalks and street were considered. West stated that the covered parking area was also discussed which will actually provide a better location, both for vendors and for patrons of the market.
West explained that the resolution also approved the use of the courthouse lawn to the public and it provided that this county property could even be used by a candidate running for public office to use for raising campaign funds. Because of this, West stated that there should be no problems using the county owned covered parking for the farmers’ market, which is a private for-profit business. It was noted that most vendors were selling excess produce from gardens and really did not make much profit each week.
Strong winds through the area are bringing not only colder weather, but also causing damage as they roll through.
At approximately 1:00 PM, Brownwood emergency dispatcher received a call stating that the emergency sirens at Main Blvd and Walnut Street had blown down.
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