Police arrest two in car dealership thefts

The Early Police Department arrested two men accused of breaking into an auto dealership and stealing key FOBs and two pickup trucks. Police identified the two men as 42 year old Jamith Burt Fraser and 32 year old Dustin Hubbard, both charged with burglary of a building and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The investigation stemmed from a Jan. 31 report where a local car dealer reported that their office had been broken into, and several key FOBs and two pickup trucks were missing. One of the trucks was located two days later. Police then followed leads which led to the two suspects.

13 BHS HOSA Students Qualify for State Competition

Thirteen (13) Brownwood High School (BHS) Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) qualified for the state conference after competing in the area contest in Copperas Cove earlier in February.

We are so tremendously proud of them,” said BHS Health Science Teacher and HOSA Advisor, Annalyn Deen. “We have our very first State Officer Candidate from Brownwood High School, Miss Emily Chapa.”

Deen noted that they also have their first official middle school HOSA chapter. “They will be attending state this year as well and have about 18 students competing,” stated Deen.

The state HOSA competition will be held April 12-14 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX.

Ark Mystery Dinner Theatre Saturday

Less than 20 tickets remain available for Saturday’s Mystery Dinner Theater benefiting the Ark Domestic Violence Shelter in Brownwood. The event will be Saturday night at the Grand Starz Ballroom on Belle Plain. Tickets are $60 each, are available at the Ark administration offices at 2900 Coggin Avenue, and proceeds will fund the Ark’s shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as counseling and job placement services.

Brownwood moves east, Early moves north in UIL Realignment

The University Interscholastic League announced the new districts for football. Football districts are as follows:

District 5-4A D1:

  • Brownwood
  • China Spring
  • Gatesville
  • Stephenville
  • Waco La Vega

District 3-3A D1:

  • Early
  • Breckenridge
  • Clyde
  • Eastland
  • Jim Ned
  • Wall

District 4-3A D2:

  • Bangs
  • Coleman
  • Anson
  • Ballinger
  • Cisco
  • Merkel
  • Grape Creek
  • San Angelo TLC

District 6-3A D2:

  • Comanche
  • Dublin
  • Jacksboro
  • Millsap
  • Rio Vista
  • Tolar

District 13-3A D2:

  • Brady
  • Sonora
  • Ingram Moore
  • Comfort
  • Blanco
  • Johnson City

District 7-2A D1:

  • Goldthwaite
  • San Saba
  • Crawford
  • De Leon
  • Hico
  • Valley Mills

District 7-2A D2:

  • Cross Plains
  • Albany
  • Haskell
  • Roscoe
  • Baird
  • Hamlin
  • Roby

2018 Economic Summit Set for February 20th

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that registration for the 2018 Economic Summit is currently underway. The event will feature Texas State Demographer Dr. Lloyd Potter as the keynote speaker. The summit will be held on Tuesday, February 20th at Howard Payne University’s Bullion Suites in the HPU Mabee Center from 8:00 AM to 11 AM.

Lloyd Potter was appointed State Demographer on June 4, 2010. He is a professor in the Department of Demography at The University of Texas at San Antonio where he also serves as the director of the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER). He has extensive experience working as an applied demographer in several settings.

Dr. Potter will outline current demographic and population trends in the state of Texas and specifically Brown County and how they may impact the economic future.
U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway will also make a presentation that will outline the current economic state of the federal government and how that may impact business locally.

Also speaking at the event will be Guy Andrews, Executive Director of the Brownwood Municipal Development District and a representative from the Heartland Association of Realtors. The speakers will give an in-depth look at the local and state economy regarding sales tax, employment statistics, the real estate market, current trends and more.

The presenting sponsor for the 2018 Economic Summit is TexasBank. Gold sponsors include Coldwell Banker, Mark Campbell & Associates and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Moseley Real Estate. Silver sponsor is the Brownwood Municipal Development District.

Breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM, with the program from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Cost of the Economic Summit is $15 per person.
For more information or online registration, go to the Chamber’s Calendar of Events: www.brownwoodchamber.org or call the office at 325.646.9535.