Brownwood High School Lionettes are working to raise funds to participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and recently announced upcoming fundraiser.
Now through August 7th, the Lionettes will be selling Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts. Boxes of one dozen doughnuts are available for $9 each. Delivery of doughnuts will be August 8th. To order, please call Lionettes Spirit Club president Angela Agan at 325-203-3663 or Lionettes director Stacy Hetzel at 325-642-7379.
Concert tickets for the 2015 Brownwood Feels Like Home Celebration main stage will go on sale Monday, August 3rd.
This year's concert will feature the dual headliners of Josh Turner and Uncle Kracker on Saturday, September 19th, the second day of the three-day festival.
Advance concert tickets will be available for $25 each and can be purchased at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, KOXE, Heartland Mall, Wendlee Broadcasting or online at CelebrateBrownwood.com.
Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested a third man in connection with a counterfeiting operation in Blanket Thursday afternoon.
According to an arrest affidavit, Richard Wayne Humphries, Sr. was arrested at his residence on two outstanding warrants. While at the residence, deputies continued the investigation of money counterfeiting, a BCSO investigator stated.
A consent search of the property led to the discovery of a “clandestine” methamphetamine lab, according to authorities. The components consisted of plastic containers and tubing specifically altered for the manufacturing of methamphetamine, and discarded materials from the manufacturing process including lithium battery cases, pseudoephedrine packaging and coffee filters, Coleman fuel containers and a salt container, the affidavit states. Also found were over 20 hypodermic syringes which are commonly used for the injection of methamphetamine, according to the document.In the affidavit, the investigator stated that the property borders the Blanket school campus and that he believed it posed a significant hazard to the safety of the public.
Troops at Camp Bowie have been working this month to build a road around the camp, which brought more than $500,000 in economic impact to the Brownwood area, according to Major Zebadiah Miller, Texas Army National Guard 111th Engineering Battalion.The weekend of July 18th and 19th, there were 646 soldiers present at the base (Active Duty, Reserves, and National Guard), explained Major Miller. Although several units have departed, nearly 400 soldiers remained at the base working on the project.
Dr. Nancy Romig, assistant professor of English at Howard Payne University, recently presented a paper at the 26th annual American Literature Association conference in Boston.
The ALA is a national association that encourages scholars to come together and share their research on and strategies for teaching American authors and writings.
Dr. Romig’s paper, titled “Fitzgerald’s Crisis of Masculinity in The Great Gatsby,” was presented during a discussion hosted by the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society. Each presentation for the panel centered on Fitzgerald’s life and his works.“My paper examined Fitzgerald's personal life and how his anxieties about and desires to meet social expectations for masculine behavior caused him to construct the central male characters in The Great Gatsby, like Nick Carraway and Tom Buchanan, in definite and extreme ways,” Dr. Romig said.
The Brown County Museum of History announces new admission ticket rates. General admission is $3, Seniors 65+, military with ID are discounted to $2 and children 5 and under are free. Group rates and memberships are also available.
The Brown County Museum of History is housed in the historic Brown County Jail, pictured above, which features a unique architectural style that many believe resembles a castle. According to museum officials, the first floor of the old jail had once served as the living quarters for the Brown County Sheriff and his family as well as the jailer and his family. Some of those rooms have been recreated for the public to view in the museum. Jails cells were once located on the second and third floors. A timeline of sheriffs of Brown County is displayed, along with other exhibits including the sheriff’s office and a crime scene. A gift shop is also located in the main museum in the Old Jail.The Museum Annex, located directly across the street, features Brown County pioneer articles, a teepee, a children’s area and the World War II Camp Bowie exhibit gallery.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water stained; 80–84 degrees; 0.19’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon and redbug crankbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and spinnerbaits over grass flats. Hybrid striper are good on shad. White bass are very good on Li’l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait.
Lake ColemanWater murky; 79–83 degrees; 5.72’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed Rat–L–Traps and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, July 30, 2015.
Wednesday, July 29
*8:42 AM – Brownwood Police made a traffic stop in the 700 block of W. Commerce regarding the driver not wearing a seat belt. According to the report, as a result of the stop, 59-year-old James Alton Deshields III of Brownwood was arrested for driving while license invalid with previous conviction.
*10:24 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of 3rd Street regarding criminal mischief. According to the report, a vehicle had been damaged by spray painting the sides and breaking three windows. A possible suspect was named, the report states.
*12:26 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Fisk Street regarding the passing of counterfeit bills. According to the report, one $20 and two $100 bills were reported to have been passed at local businesses.
*4:20 PM – Brownwood Police responded to a business in the 400 block of W. Commerce regarding forgery/counterfeiting. According to the report, a counterfeit $50 bill was used to purchase items at the business.*7:45 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a property on US 183 North in Early regarding criminal mischief. According to the report, the complainant stated that someone had cut a section of a barbed wire fence.
Brown and Mills County Sheriff’s Offices worked a cooperative investigation which resulted in the arrests related to a counterfeit money operation, according to Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs.
Brown County Sheriff’s Office assisted Mills County Sheriff’s Office with a probation search at a residence in Blanket on a male suspect identified as Richard Humphries on Wednesday, July 29th. According to BCSO Captain Vance Hill, Humphries was identified as a possible suspect in the passing of forged US currency in Brown and Mills Counties.
During the search a male, identified as 30-year-old Michael Burnett, Jr. of Blanket, was at the residence, the release states.A consent search of a vehicle located several counterfeit $20 bills and a subsequent search of a storage building at the same location revealed evidence that both Humphries and Burnett had been printing/forging US currency at the residence in Blanket, according to Sheriff Grubbs.
Now that summer has arrived, you may be thinking about taking that well-earned vacation. If you are planning to take an extended trip now or later this summer, be sure your landscape is in order prior to leaving. Lawns, gardens, and landscapes left unattended for several weeks can be ruined by our summer sun, wind, and heat. Just a little extra effort on your part before leaving can make a big difference in the health and well-being of your plants.
Here are some practical tips that should help ensure that your home landscape will not suffer the post-vacation blues.
Water the home grounds well prior to leaving. Soak your lawn, gardens, and all landscape plants deeply. Our shallow soils can dry out rapidly even after heavy watering, so if you will be gone over a week, plan to have a neighbor hook up your hose and do a little supplemental watering.
Mow your lawn a day or two before your leave. Use the same cutting height that you normally do. Don't lower the mower blade for a 'closer shave'. Doing so could easily cause sun scald and damage. If you plan to be gone more than a week, it would be a good idea to arrange to have a friend or neighbor mow the lawn for you.Prune hedges and other plants likely to get gangly by the time you return.
Local Chapter of Buckmasters American Deer Foundation Makes Donation to Care Packages for the Troops
The Heart of Texas Chapter of the Buckmasters American Deer Foundation (BADF) made a generous donation to Care Packages for the Troops on Wednesday afternoon.
Chapter president Tim Schoen and Larry Hart, National Regional Director, presented a check for $500 to Tori Butler at AgMart where additional donations are being collected. Butler, a Marine wife, was inspired to gather donations to send care packages to the troops after sending a package to her own husband and learning how many Marines never receive such packages. Tori’s husband Jared, who is stationed in the Middle East, shared his care package with friends and told his wife how much it meant to all of the Marines that enjoyed its contents. They decided it would be great to gather more items to be able to help out more of the troops and their K9 troops.
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- City of Brownwood Announces End of Season Schedule for City Pools
- TSTC to Host Fall Preview and Open House Event August 1
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- TYFL Registration Underway
- Registration Now Open for Brownwood Feels Like Home Grand Parade
- Brownwood Lion 2015 Season Tickets Now Available
- Reminder: Eagles Tribute Show Comes to Brownwood August 1st Benefiting the West Texas Rehab
- Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Solar Centex
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