Early Elementary and Middle School robotics teams competed and placed at an invitational meet on Monday, November 5th at Angelo State University in San Angelo. Teams were made up of 4th and 5th graders from Early Elementary and 6th-8th graders from Early Middle School. Over 50 Early ISD students participated in the event.Out of 68 teams, the first place team Early (pictured top left) consisted of Aaron Koch, Hayden Barker, Corbin Whitley, and Dylan Whisenhunt. Other EMS teams that did very well are 5th place team of Asa Welker, Dagan Whisenhunt, Stephanye Lyon, and Shelby Gifford; 7th place team of David Wiley, Grant Mitchell, Bethany Kirk, and Cassie Durden; 8th place team of Kendel Beck, Ariel Lewis, Ryleigh Dalleh, and Noah Shreves; 12th place team of David Shields, Thomas Kinnin, Sydney Shea, and Emily Jillson. Other participants were Emily Rodriguez, Hannah Jones, Juni Ejere, Ben Johnson, Eric Diehl, Garrett Marsh, and Brandon Newman. Mrs. Hull took a total of 7 robotics teams, 27 students, to the meet.
As hard as it is to believe, the last day we were able to enjoy without a single fatality on Texas roads was 12 years ago today, November 7, 2000. That means since this date, at least one person has died every single day on a Texas highway or roadway, bringing the total to 41,252 fatalities – almost the size of the population in San Marcos.
“One fatality on a Texas roadway is one too many, and to see as many as eight or 10 in a single day is unacceptable,” said Phil Wilson TxDOT executive director. “As we acknowledge these tragic statistics, we are asking Texans to please help us make our roadways safer.”
In 2011 alone, Texas experienced 3,048 traffic fatalities. The majority of these traffic fatalities resulted from people who did not use seat belts, were drinking and driving and/or driving distracted:
Brownwood Professional Firefighters Association presented gifts of $1300 cash each on Thursday morning to two local women who are battling cancer.
BFD firefighters Bryan Harvey and Joe Stieber presented the gifts to Gloria McDougal of Early and Judy McDaniel of Brownwood. Harvey and Stieber told the ladies the money was to be put toward any of their needs, to help offset the financial burden the disease can often cause.
The BHS choir stopped by the Brownwood ISD central office on Wednesday, November 7th, to perform music they had rehearsed in support of Veterans Day. Selections performed included "The National Anthem", "All That They Had They Gave", and "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy". A video of the performance is viewable on the Brownwood ISD website.
Each year during the holidays, Good Samaritan Ministries helps hungry families with their Christmas boxes, which include the basics for a Christmas dinner. GSM asks the community to help by donating either monetarily or with food items to make this season another successful program.
Items such as canned pumpkin, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, cake mix, frosting, cornbread mix and stuffing mix are needed for the project this year. Christmas boxes will be distributed from December 3rd through December 21st.
A complete box costs approximately $25 to fill. Donations may be brought to Good Samaritan Ministries at 305 Clark Street or mailed to P.O. Box 1136, Brownwood, TX 76801 or made online at goodsambwd.org. Credit cards are accepted at the GSM office.
Howard Payne University’s speech and debate team, the Student Speaker Bureau, recently hosted the Fall 2012 Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA) state championship tournament. HPU received several honors including Debate Sweepstakes and 2nd Place Overall.The university hosted 19 institutions from Texas and other southern states and almost 200 people including competitors, coaches and judges. With 31 teams competing, the event had the largest Fall TIFA debate participation ever.
The City of Brownwood experienced a steep decline in sales tax allocations for the month of November, dropping 7.12% compared to November of last year. Despite the monthly decline, Brownwood's year-to-date sale tax number is still up 3.52%, although this number has declined slightly over the last two months.
The City of Early had an increase of 2.24% in sales tax allocations for November compared to last year at this time. Blanket saw an increase of 16.73%, and Bangs was down the largest percentage at -18.70% for November.
Statewide, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs will send November local sales tax allocations totaling $611.5 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 5.4 percent compared to November 2011.
“The state’s growth in sales tax revenue continued to be led by collections from the oil and natural gas-related sectors,” said Combs. “We also saw strong consumer spending drive gains in retail trade and the restaurant sector as well.”
November sales tax allocations represent monthly sales made in September.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes as reported by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this week.
Water stained; 70–73 degrees; 10.05' low. Black bass are good on watermelon red soft plastic worms and white spinnerbaits over brush piles. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and pet spoons off lighted docks at night. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait over baited holes. Yellow catfish are slow.
Lake ColemanWater lightly stained; 70–74 degrees; 12.71' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms, crankbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow.
Longtime Howard Payne University faculty athletic representative Hal Lane and golfer Tim Pavlas will be the two inductees in the 2012-2013 HPU Sports Hall of Fame class and will be officially inducted in a ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2013, the HPU athletic department announced today.
Hal Lane graduated from Richland Springs High School in 1950 and the same year enlisted in the United States Air Force. While serving he completed bachelor's degree in Mathematics from North Texas State College in 1954. After receiving discharge two years early, Lane took a job teaching math and science at Denton High School in Denton, Texas.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, November 07, 2012.
Sunday, November 4
*9:01pm-A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle on Hwy 183N near County Road 417. According to the report, the driver was identified as Jose Concepcion Tinoco and was determined to be driving while his license was invalid with a previous conviction. Tinoco was arrested for driving while license invalid with previous conviction.
Tuesday, November 6
*10:55am-Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of Magnolia Street regarding harassment. According to the report, a 61-year-old male subject was issued a criminal trespass warning for the property at the request of the complainant.
*1:08pm-Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of 12th Street regarding theft of services. According to the report, a City of Brownwood employee advised that a lock had been cut off of a water meter at the residence and 3 units, or 2244 gallons of water had been stolen. Photos were taken of the cut lock and meter for evidence, the report states. The City of Brownwood is pursuing criminal charges, according to the report.
The Howard Payne University team of Jake Aschmutat, a senior from Corpus Christi, and Charity Chambers, a senior from Derby, Kan., recently won the South Texas College of Law Moot Court Tournament in Houston.
The pair beat a team from the United States Air Force Academy in the final round, resulting in a unanimous 5-0 decision for Aschmutat and Chambers. The panel of judges consisted of the dean of the law school, a state appellate judge in Houston and one of the founding members of the undergraduate moot court organization, among others.
- Two Cars Collide in Downtown Wednesday Afternoon
- Nil Santana to Present Demonstration in Brownwood Saturday
- Candy Corn Isn't Just For Kids Anymore
- Alligator Alley
- Child Cancer Survivor Cade Boyle Gets a Visit with Brownwood Lions
- Thousands Gather for 60th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Supper
- Eric Evans Keeps Brownwood ISD School Board Trustee Seat after Election - Video
- Local School Board Election Returns
- Law Enforcement Blotter 11/6
- Texas Snake Man Recovering; Jaycees to Host Fundraiser for Jackie Bibby Saturday
- Art Association Hosts Ima Gem Queen Exhibit and Sale
- Good Samaritan Ministries Sees Continued Increases in Hunger, Donations Sought