One of America’s extraordinary pastel artists, Kathleen Cook, will conduct a pastel demonstration at the Brownwood Art Association’s monthly meeting on 1:30pm Saturday, October 8, at the Brownwood Art Center. The demonstration is free to the public.
During her demonstration, Cook will focus on design, value and color, and the beauty and versatility of this popular and beautiful medium. She will also provide technical information about working with pastel. The demonstration will be of interest to both beginners and advanced artists.Cook has won countless professional juried competitions. Her artwork is been on the cover of several magazines, and her art can be found in Galleries throughout the nation. She is a member of the Pastel Society of America, and the Pastel Society of the Southwest.
Brownwood High School Choir members participated in District Choir Auditions which were held Saturday, September 24th at Granbury High School. Thirteen Brownwood High School Choir Students competed and advanced to the next round of auditions which will be held at Burleson High School on October 15th.
Reports released for the week of September 18-25 from the Brownwood Fire Department indicate responses to 21 medical emergencies, 2 motor vehicle accidents, 1 fire calls, and 8 false alarms.
Reports of interest include:
Sunday, September 18
*1:20am – BFD was called to investigate an electrical problem in the 400 block of Main which was found to be a malfunctioning electric smoke alarm.
*6:09am – BFD responded to a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Indian Creek and Horseshoe Trail. Firefighters checked for injuries & provided first aid.
Brownwood High School has selected Homecoming Queen Nominees and is ready for the festivities to begin. Five seniors were chosen by their peers, a vote by the student body will determine which of these lovely girls will be the Brownwood High School 2011 Homecoming Queen.
Pictured above are nominees, Addie Shipley, Colbie Crow, Marina Williams, Grace Randolph and Melissa Rmeili.
There were 17 participants in the Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on September 21st. Each Wednesday, sign up is from 4:45 to 5:20 pm at the dam ramp and fishing. Hours are from 5:30 to 9:00 pm sharp.
The results of the tournament are below:
Weather was cloudy
Wind: 5 to 10 mph gust to 25 Southeast
Air temp: start 97° end 86°
Water was pea green 78° to 84°
There were 18 fish weighed in for a total of 46.90 lbs.
Out of 17 contestants 9 people weighed in fish with 4 limits.
It is time for the county-wide cleanup event once again thanks to Keep Brownwood Beautiful and the City of Brownwood.
This Saturday, October 1st from 8am-3pm, area residents can get rid of unwanted items from their homes at no cost. The drop off point for cars, vans and pickups will be under the Austin Avenue Overpass at Avenue A and Brady Avenue. Trailers must go to the landfill where there will be no charge that day.
Residential items accepted include brush, yard debris, household garbage, latex & spray paint (limit 20 gallons), metal, appliances, anti-freeze, car batteries, recycling, car tires (max 8 per household, tires will not be accepted from tire dealers or tire resellers), used motor oil (limit 5 gallons).
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3278 and the Ladies & Men’s Auxiliary will observe VFW Day by Posting the National Colors 11:00 AM, Saturday 1 October. The observance will be held at the VFW Post at 2300 Stephen F. Austin.
The ceremony will recognize the 112th Birthday of the Veterans of Foreign Wars as a National Organization. The public is invited to attend the raising of the National Colors.
Before school began, a colleague and I were discussing the fact that, due to the requirements of the subjects we teach, we have often been called “tough” or “mean”. Others we know, however, are “cool”. We decided that this was going to be our year to be the “cool teachers”. As we laughed at ourselves we agreed that in reality we knew that we could never be truly cool. Our days of “coolness” have long departed amidst the tough curriculum we face, the state testing, and simply holding students accountable.
As most of you know I love using technology in my classroom. I am constantly researching new web tools that are free and simple and will be interesting for the kids while helping them to learn. For the past two weeks, I have had the laptops checked out and we’ve been using them in my classroom. I set them all up in Edmodo, a social networking site for kids that also allows them to turn in work and take quizzes. I set them all up in the ebook for our 6th grade literature book, so if they have internet they don’t need to lug that amazingly heavy book home. We’ve been taking pictures to paste into the documents they’ve been typing. All this has been wonderful in my class – the students love it and are excited when they come into the room. Edmodo is – as always – a big hit and they are always leaving each other, or me, messages.
Brownwood hosted their annual cross country invitational on Saturday at the Brownwood Middle School campus where the Lions and Lady Lions had an impressive showing.
The Lions came in second place as a team on Saturday led by Cameron McLaughlin in the 5K run with a time of 16:58 and coming in second place. The Lady Lions snagged second place in the two mile run as a team with Caitlyn Haynes coming in seventh place with 13:10 followed close behind by Katy Jacobs with 13:18.
Lions and Tigers and Deer….oh my. There’s no lying about the deer. Family Services Center’s is selling chances to a “Big Buck Hunt” courtesy of S & D Whitetails.
This is a three day hunt, December 9, 10 and 11, 2011 for a one person to hunt in either Mills or Comanche County. This hunt is valued at $3500 for a buck up to 140 gross. Tickets are going fast.
Suggested ticket donation is $5.00 a ticket, or you can purchase 5 tickets for $20.00. The drawing for this event will be November 18, 2011. You can visit www.familysc.net for more information.
DATES TO REMEMBER
1 - Food Show Workshop at Bangs ISD FCS Classroom 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
2-8 - National 4-H Week
3 - 4-H Proclamation at Commissioners Court
4 - Food Challenge Meeting 4:30 p.m. at Extension Office
4 - Brookesmith 4-H Club meeting 6:00 at Brookesmith Library
8 - 4-H One Day
11 - Brownwood 4-H Club Meeting 6:30 p.m. at Extension Office
11 - Early 4-H Club Meeting 6:15p.m. at First Baptist Church Early
17 - Sheep Club meeting 7:00p.m. at Youth Fair Barns
18 - Rabbit Club Meeting 7:00p.m. at Extension Office
22 - Lamb Validation 8:00a.m.- 10:00a.m. at Youth Fair Barns
- Jackets Fall To TLU
- Lady Jackets Go 3-0 Against Sul Ross State
- Brownwood Lions Beat China Spring 21-17
- Early Beats Jim Ned in Overtime
- Victory Life Academy Beats Stephenville Faith Knights 46-40
- Friday Night High School Football Scoreboard 9/23
- TSTC to Host Open House
- Save Energy and Money Today
- Dual Credit Program a Hit at BHS
- EHS Marching Band to Hold Marchathon 9/24
- Wildlife Officials Urge Deer Hunters to Manage Herds during Drought
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/23