The Brownwood Parks & Recreation Department will be offering tennis lessons at Coggin Park Monday through Friday beginning July 13th through July 31st.
These classes are being offered in beginner/intermediate/advanced levels of instruction in 1-hour increments starting at 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.The tennis lessons are free to the public, ages 7 and older. Those interested may sign up at Adam Street Community Center 511 East Adams or show up at Coggin Tennis Courts for the classes they are interested in.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that two felony cases were recently heard in the Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.Carey Lavon Reese pled guilty to the felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and was sentenced to 35 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
There were 43 participants in the Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on July 1st.
Each Wednesday, sign up is from 4:45 to 5:20 PM at the lake dam ramp and fishing hours are from 5:30 to 9:00 PM sharp. The tournament has recently added a Junior Division (ages 16 & under) for $5.00 entry + $1.00 Big Bass option. There were no junior entrants for the final tournament.
The lake conditions were as follows:
Weather was Mostly Cloudy.
Contestants1st. Justin Hall.............................................4.04
2nd. Doug Blankenship..............................2.82
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3278 and the Ladies and Men’s Auxiliary will observe the signing of the Korean Armistice at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, July 8.
The observation will be held at the VFW Post, located at 2300 Stephen F. Austin in Brownwood. The public is invited to attend.The United States involvement officially lasted over three years with forces still stationed there to prevent more hostilities.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, July 2, 2015.
Wednesday, July 1
*3:11 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 3500 block of Durham regarding the theft of a firearm.
*Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to County Road 189 regarding the burglary of a building. According to the report, someone had broken into the complainant’s gate and storage buildings, stealing items from the property.
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy received report at the law enforcement center regarding the theft of several firearms from a complainant’s pickup truck.
*Brownwood Police arrested 21-year-old David Munoz Gomez of Brownwood on a warrant related to the sexual assault of a child.
*The Brownwood City Marshal arrested 28-year-old Chad Hallum of Brownwood on two counts of indecency with a child and two counts of aggravated sexual assault. Hallum was released on $30,000 bond.*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28-year-old Dustin Ray Lawson of Brownwood on a warrant related to theft of property equal or greater than $20,000 less than $100,000 enhanced/previous conviction. Lawson was being held in the Brown County Jail in lieu of $25,000 as of Thursday morning.
The Brownwood Art Association's First Thursday event for July 2nd will feature the works of the Brownwood Art Association's Members.The event will be held at the Brownwood Art Center, 215 Fisk from 5-8 pm. The public is invited to come and vote on the People's Choice Award. Winner receives bragging rights and $100 cash.
It’s that time of year when fireworks stands open and big plans are made for the July 4th holiday. If fireworks, grilling or hanging out by a campfire are part of your celebration this year, Texas A&M Forest Service urges caution.
“According to the National Fire Protection Association, July 4th has the most fires reported than on any other day and fireworks account for two out of five of those fires, more than any other cause of fire,” TFS Wildland Urban Interface Department Head Bruce Woods said.
Due to the recent rains in May and June the potential for wildfire has decreased across much of the state. However, TFS encourages everyone to use caution and stay safe this Independence Day.“Though the rains have helped decrease wildfire potential, it has produced a lot of tall grass across the state this summer. It’s best to play it safe and avoid these areas if possible for your fireworks fun; especially when using aerials,” Tom Spencer, TFS predictive services department head said.
City of Brownwood Parks and Recreation officials announce that the Camp Bowie Family Aquatic Center, Wiggins Pool, and Lehnis Train Museum will be open their normal hours on Friday July 3rd.These facilities will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Saturday, July 4th.
The public is invited to enjoy fireworks and a concert at Wild Duck Marina at Lake Brownwood on Saturday, July 4th to celebrate Independence Day.
A professional fireworks display will start at 9:20 p.m. Before the fireworks, a concert will open with the Remains at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. and Wade Hayes at 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.Tickets are $20 per person for 14 and older, $10 for under 14. Wild Duck Marina is located at 320 High Top Street. For more information call 325-784-7100.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water murky; 78–82 degrees; 0.41' low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Pop–R's and crankbaits in 12–16 feet, and on minnows and jigs under lights at night. Crappie are good on minnows and white or shad Li'l Fishies in 9–12 feet. Channel catfish to 5 pounds are good on trotlines and juglines baited with cheesebait and cut shad in the river mouths. Yellow catfish to 10 pounds are good on trotlines baited with cut perch and shad in 8–12 feet.
Lake ColemanWater murky; 71–75 degrees; 9.41' low. Black bass are good on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits. Hybrid striper are good on live shad near the park. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
Monday, June 29
*7:19 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Victoria regarding harassment. According to the report, the complainant was being harassed by her ex-boyfriend. The situation and an investigation are ongoing, the report states.
*12:36 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 3300 block of Stephen F. Austin regarding theft. According to the report, the matter was determined to be a civil issue and the parties were referred to the justice of the peace.
*4:16 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 600 block of Melwood regarding an assault with injury. According to the report, a victim was identified and issued information about family violence and an investigation is ongoing.*7:24 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 3600 block of Austin Avenue regarding the burglary of a building. Items stolen included antiques, currency and power tools, according to the report.
- Grand Jury Indictments June 2015
- Lunch-N-Learn Oak Wilt Program July 9th
- Brown County Republican Women’s Club to Host Bake Sale July 3rd
- Lyric Theatre to Present Summer Musical Guys and Dolls July 16-26
- HPU’s Dr. Celeste Church Named to New Dean Position
- Coldwell Banker, Mark Campbell & Associates Continues Flag Distribution Program
- 7-On-7 Football State Tournament Pools Announced
- Missing Grandmother Found Alive After Car Accident Stranded Her in Ravine for Days
- Law Enforcement Blotter 6/30
- One Airlifted after Tuesday Afternoon Accident
- HPU’s Fishback Promoted to Associate Vice President for Business and Human Resources
- City of Brownwood Announces Independence Day Closing and Trash Service Schedules