Drinking and driving after the Super Bowl is a serious problem in Texas. Texas Department of Transportation records show on Feb. 5, 2012 (Super Bowl Sunday), there were 100 alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes in Texas, which led to 33 serious injuries and 4 fatalities. And a 2009 report shows that 45 percent of Texans who drink while at football watching parties report driving home. In an effort to curb this dangerous behavior, TxDOT is ramping up a campaign called, “Know When to P.A.S.S.” (Person Appointed to Stay Sober). The campaign is aimed at increasing awareness of the consequences of game-day drinking and encouraging drinking fans to pass their keys to a sober driver.
The Texas High School Football Hall of Fame has announced the banquet date for the class of 2013, which includes Brownwood Football Coach Sam Harrell and his son Graham Harrell.
The banquet which is presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance will be held on Saturday May 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm at Baylor University's Ferrell Center. A news conference will be held prior to the induction banquet at 3:00 pm at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
The banquet will also include presentations to the 2012 state championship coaches. The 2013 Tom Landry Award will be presented to a high school coach and the 2012 Gordon Wood Award will be presented to a high school for their accomplishments this past season during the banquet.
The National Weather Service in San Angelo has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northern Brown County until 1:15 PM.
At 12:21 PM a severe thunderstorm was 6 miles south of Lake Brownwood near Byrd’s Store or 6 miles northwest of Early moving northeast at 55 mph.Storm hazards include damaging winds in excess of 60 mph with possible storm impacts such as some tree limb damage, weakened trees toppled, unsecured light objects blown around, scattered power outages possible, and potentially deadly lightning.
Early High School Project Graduation 2013 will be hosting a baked potato supper Tuesday, January 29 from 5 – 9 PM at the Early High School Student Activity Center during the Early vs. Wall basketball games.
Attendees will be able to enjoy a large loaded baked potato loaded with selection of butter, sour cream, bacon bits, green onions, cheese, chili, and dessert for $5.00. Drinks will be available at the concession stand.
In conjunction with the supper, the EHS seniors are selling raffle tickets for four gift packages totaling more than $1100.00 value of donated goods & services. Cost $2.00 per ticket. Winners will be drawn during half time at the boys’ games tonight. You do not have to be present to win. 100% of proceeds will benefit keeping EHS seniors safe on graduation night.
The Early High School Belles performed at the San Antonio Spurs Dance Competition on Saturday, January 26th, and they received a Division 1 placing in their category.Pictured above are the belles with their award.
Reports released for the week of January 20-26, 2013 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 27 medical emergencies, 3 fire calls, 1 hazardous materials call and 3 motor vehicle accidents.
Reports of interest include:
Sunday, January 20
*2:25 PM – BFD was called to a fire on CR 265. Firefighters arrived on scene to a small grass fire with a storage building involved.
Monday, January 21
*9:59 PM – BFD responded to a single-vehicle accident on Austin Avenue where the vehicle struck a utility pole.
Thursday, January 24
*12:20 AM – BFD was dispatched to a fire call on CR 265. Fire crews arrived on scene of a small grass fire with a storage building involved.*2:44 AM – BFD responded to a hazardous material call in the 700 block of W. Commerce. Fire crews responded to a smell of gas in residence which was found to be a stove that was unable to be lit. The residents were advised to contact a plumber.
The Bangs High School Lady Dragons powerlifting team placed first at the Dublin meet. The team won the meet with a total of 37 points.The Lady Dragons will compete in their next meet on Thursday, February 7th in San Saba.
Law enforcement reports and arrests released Monday, January 28, 2013.
Friday, January 25
*10:02 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2500 block of Vincent Street regarding theft. According to the report, several feet of copper wire, along with other metal items were taken from the back area of a residence.
*1:35 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the area of Creekwood Circle regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant stated that he had asked an acquaintance to hold several firearms for safekeeping while he was deployed overseas with the military. The complainant indicated that he was now unable to retrieve the firearms from the subject, the report states.
*3:13 PM – Brownwood Police assisted the Brown County Adult Probation Department with a probation search at a residence in south Brownwood. According to the report, numerous items of drug paraphernalia were discovered inside the residence during the search. The probationer and his fiancée were each issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.
*5:41 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Terrace Drive regarding a domestic disturbance in progress. According to the report, the complainant advised that a 4-year-old child had asked her to call the police due to his mother and father fighting. The incident was settled by separation, the report states.*6:07 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Calvert Drive regarding the theft of a cell phone.
The Brownwood High School Lionette Drill Team will host a Baked Potato Sale from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday February 5th.
Baked potatoes are offered at the price of $7 per meal which includes a potato with sides of butter, sour cream, chili, and cheese plus a homemade dessert. Orders must be received by Thursday, January 31 to a Brownwood Lionette or by calling 325-642-3323 or 817-487-2432.
Brownwood Police responded to a one-vehicle accident on Good Shepherd near the intersection of 14th Street on Monday afternoon.
The accident, involving a four door passenger car which struck a utility pole, occurred shortly after 2:00 PM. No injuries were reported.
Lack of suitable housing options in Brownwood is a top concern for major employers and people moving to Brownwood for work, retirement, and college. The Brownwood Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) has posted a short survey to identify what kind of housing is needed at www.brownwoodbusiness.com. The survey is in electronic and paper form and will be available through February 11th.
Everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a drawing for a 32” LG TV.Results of the survey will be provided to builders, developers, and other real estate professionals. “The goal of the survey is to show what kind of housing needs are not being met in the Brownwood area,” stated Emily Crawford, Director of the BEDC. “We hear testimonials of the challenges new residents face when relocating to Brownwood, but have no data to support a demand for more housing options.” The survey is a tool to measure housing demand and ideally stimulate residential development.
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