Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, August 21, 2014.
Tuesday, August 19
*11:19 AM – Brown County Sheriff’s Office responded to El Paso Street regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, the complainant stated that items were found to be missing from her home after she returned from vacation. Several suspects were named, the report states.
Wednesday, August 20
*11:30 AM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding debit card abuse. The complainant stated that a former employee had used his debit card without his permission, taking cash from the complainant’s bank account, according to the report.
*8:13 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the parking lot of Dollar General, in the 300 block of E. Commerce, regarding a reckless driver. According to the report, the driver was reported to be driving “all over the road” and into oncoming traffic. The suspect driver, identified as Jerry Whatley, eventually pulled into the drive-thru of Classic Liquor in the 400 block of W. Commerce, the report states. This call led to the arrest of Whatley for driving while intoxicated.*Brownwood Police arrested 29-year-old Carmin Henry Jackson of Sonora on a Sutton County warrant related to motion to revoke/driving while intoxicated.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water clear; 82–86 degrees; 12.41' low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms in 8–15 feet, and on jigs and buzzbaits in 4–10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white or shad Li'l Fishies in 10–18 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are good on cheesebait in 5–10 feet Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3–10 feet.
Lake ColemanWater clear; 82–86 degrees; 17.76' low. Black bass are very good on Rat–L–Traps, spinnerbaits, and chartreuse soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad near the park and the store. Crappie are good on minnows and Li'l Fishies at night. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.
The Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex (RJSJCC) and Brownwood Halfway House (BHH) honored the many volunteers who play a vital role in the assisting the students in their quest to become productive members of society. The 18th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet was held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex campus. With the theme of “Volunteers Plant the Seeds of Kindness,” volunteers and staff came together to celebrate all the people who give of their time to help the TJJD students in Brownwood.
Brownwood emergency responders were called to the Vine Street underpass Thursday morning to a 2-vehicle accident.At approximately 9:12 a.m., a 2005 Infinity was turning left on Vine Street from Avenue A when it collided with a 2000 Plymouth Neon which was traveling south on Vine, from the underpass.
Early Chamber of Commerce will host an appreciation dinner for members of the Early Volunteer Fire Department on September 26th at 5:00 PM.
Sponsorships are available at the following levels:
Firehouse Level $250 - Includes a logo on a banner inside Early VFD for one year and mentions in advertising plus two meals with two extra door prize tickets.
Firetruck Level $150 - Includes a logo on a banner inside Early VFD for one year and mentions in advertising.
Fire Department Siren Level $50 - Two meals and two extra door prize tickets.Deadline for sponsorships is September 6th. Organizers ask local businesses and individuals to consider sponsorship to show volunteer firemen appreciation for their time, training and tireless work fighting fires, performing rescues and being important first responders.
Members of the Howard Payne University cheer team arrived on campus this week to begin practicing for the upcoming season. The team will make its debut during the first HPU home football game at 1 p.m. on September 20 at Gordon Wood Stadium.The cheerleaders are under the direction of Skye Darby, cheer coach, and Gretchen Campbell, cheer sponsor and executive administrative assistant to the vice president for student life and dean of students.
The official Outdoor Annual — Texas Hunting and Fishing Regulations app is now available for free download on iOS and Android platforms, providing sportsmen with mobile access to information they can use in the field and on the water.
Once installed, the app enables access to the summary of the Texas 2014-2015 hunting and fishing regulations without having to be connected to the Internet. It can also utilize a device’s GPS capabilities to access location-specific regulations, such as exceptions to fish size and bag limits and county-specific hunting regulations.
“We wanted to make it easier and more convenient for hunters and anglers to find out what they need to know about the season dates, bag and length limits and other important information when they are enjoying the outdoors in Texas,” said Carter Smith, TPWD Executive Director. “We felt it was a priority to use this new technology to provide an added value to the sportsmen whose license dollars help conserve fish and wildlife for all Texans.”
The content is mostly the same as in the printed Outdoor Annual, just in a different layout and with added interactivity. The screens are easy to use and have an easy to navigate layout. It includes things like county listings, species listings, definitions, and even details about species. The app will be updated to include waterfowl regulations in September.
Two blood drives are scheduled for next week in Brownwood to give area residents a chance to donate.
United Blood Services recently issued a critical appeal for all negative blood types. Their supply on hand is less than one day on all negative blood types.
There is always a need for blood and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in the community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most people will need donated blood sometime in their lives.
Several appointments are available at local drives to be held within the next month. Make an online appointment today by clicking the link of the blood drive location you wish to attend or visit http://www.unitedbloodservices.org/ for more information.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
Monday, August 18
*3:46 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 200 block of 8th Street regarding an assault. According to the report, the complainant advised that an employee that he had just terminated punched him in the face and left the scene.
*3:50 PM – Brownwood Police were called to Walmart regarding theft. According to the report, this call led to the issuance of a citation for theft less than $50 to the female suspect.
Tuesday, August 19
*8:26 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1100 block of 8th Street regarding an unwanted person. According to the report, when the officer made contact with the unwanted person, drug paraphernalia was located. A trespass warning was issued to the subject, the report states.
*8:52 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the area of Custer Road and Stephen F. Austin regarding the theft of a road closed sign which was on a wooden base.*9:12 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2100 block of 9th Street regarding the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. According to the report, the owner stated his girlfriend had taken the vehicle without his permission.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that several felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.
Linsey Buzbee, on probation for the felony offense of Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence, was adjudicated and sentenced to 3 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Joshua Anthony Silvers pled guilty to the felony offense of Evading Arrest and was sentenced to 7 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Further, Silvers pled guilty to the felony offense of Driving While Intoxicated and was sentenced to 7 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Charles Cecil Simpson pled guilty to the felony offense of Driving While Intoxicated and was sentenced to 7 years, Texas Department f Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.Billy Berkley pled guilty to the felony offense of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and was sentenced to 12 months, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division.
Howard Payne University’s class of 2018 arrived on campus yesterday for Jacket Journey, a week-long introduction to their classmates, the university and the HPU way of life. Classes begin on Monday, August 25.
- Brownwood Area Community Garden to Hold Workday, Plots Available
- The Ark Premiers New Adopt-A-Room Program
- USDA Urges Cattle Ranchers to Apply for Federal Disaster Programs
- Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results August 13th
- Several Area High School Cross Country Teams Ranked Top Ten in Statewide Poll
- Law Enforcement Blotter 8/19
- Benefit for Matthew Duncan Set for Saturday, August 23rd
- Early Chamber to Host 2nd Annual Skeet Shoot Saturday, August 23rd
- Election Cancelled No Challengers File for BISD Board
- SmileLabs Coming to Heartland Mall, Grand Opening Labor Day Weekend
- Brownwood High School Joins the Fight to “Knock Out Childhood Cancer”
- New Homes Constructed Thanks to Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance Program