Plans continue to move forward for the 2013 Spirit of Christmas Lighted Parade and the Christmas Under the Stars Festival, and the approaching cold weather shouldn’t slow down either event this year.The annual parade organized by Southside Church and sponsored this year by Brownwood Regional Medical Center is all set to begin at 6:30 PM in downtown Brownwood Thursday night according to organizer Eric Evans.
TexasBank Bangs Branch is hosting their annual Christmas Craft Show daily through December 26th.
This is a public service show of all handcrafted items from all over the area. Items available include many wonderful pieces of art and goodies which would make great Christmas gifts.
The Christmas Craft Show is open during regular banking hours: Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m. The show will be open one Saturday, December 14th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Friday, December 26th will be the final day of the show.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
Monday, December 2
*2:33 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 200 block of W. Commerce Street regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant advised police that he had located property that had been stolen from him in San Angelo in September. The property, including various power and hand tools, was put on a hold and a report forwarded to the San Angelo Police Department, the report states.
*3:16 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 1500 block of Terrace Drive regarding an assault. According to the report, the complainant stated that a known subject shoved her and caused her pain. Contact was made with the male who stated that the female had pushed him and that he had accidentally pushed her in an attempt to stay on his feet, the report states. Due to the conflicting stories, both parties involved were named as victims and suspects in a report for assault causes bodily injury; however no one was arrested at the time of the incident, according to the report.*3:31 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1800 block of 2nd Street regarding harassment. According to the report, a known suspect has allegedly been harassing the complainant and his wife by phone calls and text messages. A trespass warning was issued to the suspected subject, the report states.
In an effort to continue promoting security and safety within the Brownwood Independent School District, Woodland Heights Elementary will be conducting a mock emergency scenario and school evacuation at a pre-determined time on Tuesday, December 10th.The drill will include a coordinated response by Brownwood Police Department, Fire Department, and Guardian EMS. Roads leading into the school will be blocked off while the drill is being conducted.
The May Community Christmas Celebration which will be held at the May Community Center has been rescheduled to Saturday, December 21st from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm. due to the May Tigers’ success in the state playoffs. The Tigers are scheduled to play on Saturday, December 7th and if victorious, play again for the state title on December 14th (the original date of the Community Christmas Celebration).
Organizers state, “Since this is a community affair, we will be in support of these kids in Fort Worth on the 14th.”
Everyone is invited to sing Christmas carols with the Abundant Life Church Praise Band and also enjoy an unforgettable theatric performance by the “Sweet Hattalines” of the Red Hat Society.
Santa Claus will be there too, ready to hear every child’s Christmas wish. Parents are reminded to bring their cameras. Children are also invited to participate in cookie decorating and holiday crafts.There’s something for everyone. Nativity scenes shared from the community will be on display to retell the story of the miraculous gift of the first Christmas. Take a stroll down Christmases past with exhibits which will answer questions about the season, such as: Where do Christmas traditions come from? Why do we hang stockings and mistletoe?
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that a felony case was recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.
Jason Rosas pled guilty to the felony offenses of Money Laundering and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity-Theft and was sentenced to 10 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division. Further, Rosas pled guilty to the state jail felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance and was sentenced to 18 months, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division.
David White pled guilty to the felony offense of Burglary of a Habitation and was sentenced to 7 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.Preston Bishop pled no contest to the felony offense of Theft over $20,000 under $100,000 and was sentenced to 6 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Further, Bishop, on probation for the state jail felony offense of Theft over $1500 under $20,000 was adjudicated and sentenced to 2 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division.
Students at Woodland Heights Elementary have been working hard to spread Christmas cheer around the world.Mrs. Mayo’s class, above, are pictured with over 500 Christmas cards that are now on their way to Washington, D.C. for Holiday Cards for Heroes. Through this program, the cards will be sent to Armed Forces stateside and overseas as well as those in military hospitals.
The National Weather Service reports that an arctic cold front will move into the area early Thursday morning, bringing much colder temperatures and the potential for freezing rain and sleet to much of West Central Texas. This wintry precipitation may begin as early as Thursday morning north of interstate 20 spreading south into the Concho Valley and Heartland by late afternoon, and south of interstate 10 by Thursday night. The wintry mix is expected to taper off Friday morning. Light ice and sleet accumulations are expected across the area with possibly dangerous travel conditions.
Temperatures are expected to fall into the 30s on Thursday with north winds of 15 to 25 mph yielding wind chills in the teens across the Big Country by Thursday afternoon. These cold temperatures will persist through Saturday with highs in the upper 20s and 30s and overnight lows in the teens to lower 20s. Dangerous wind chills in the single digits and teens are expected Thursday night and Friday night.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that during the November 2013 session of the Brown County Grand Jury, 33 indictments were returned against 32 people.
The District Attorney’s office does not release names on new indictments until after the Grand Jury proceedings have been processed through the District Clerk's office. Also, names are not released of those indicted but not yet arrested due to an indictment being sealed until the time of the arrest.
Erica Ordaz: Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle State Jail Felony Enhancement
Samantha Marie Hellinger: Possession of a Controlled Substance
J.R. Peirce: Theft from a Grave State Jail Felony Enhancement
April Xylina Brown: Forgery
Joshua Dean Harrell: Assault Family Violence-EnhancedCourtney Hudson Lockett: Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence
Brownwood High School Cross Country athletes were honored with a dinner and awards ceremony on November 25th with several athletes receiving special awards.Brownwood High School Head Cross Country Coach Don Hood said that he was very proud of the teams which he stated over the past five years have increased not only in numbers but in quality and records set.
The Cen-Tex Soccer U12 Girls Blue Jets won their U12 Girls division during the John Oubre Memorial Soccer Tournament in Granbury November 16 & 17th.
They also were U12 division Champions for the Cen-Tex Soccer league this fall. They will now compete in the North Texas Soccer Association Tournament of Champions in Dallas December 7-8.
The Early High School Band Boosters will host their 1st Annual Jingle Bell Bash Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, December 14th from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Early High School.
Admission is free and there will be local vendors with a variety of merchandise for sale.
Concessions will be available throughout the day, including a hamburger lunch consisting of a hamburger, chips and a drink for only $5.Early High School Jazz Band will provide live entertainment during the noon hour.
A come and go open house will be held at the Early Chamber of Commerce, located at 104 E. Industrial Drive in Early, on December 19th. The open house will be a come and go event from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p. m.
Entertainment will be provided by the “Local Vocals” from Early Elementary School.
Winners of the Christmas Decoration Contest will be announced during the open house.
There will also be door prizes, hot chocolate, cider, and snacks.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
Sunday, December 1
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a property located on FM 1849 for a Burglary, which had occurred the night before. Upon the deputy’s arrival, the complainant stated that he had some property stolen from his shop, and there was damage to the front gate also, according to the report. The incident is under investigation, the report states.
Monday, December 2
*9:55 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding phone harassment. According to the report, the complainant provided a list of 61 contacts by phone call or text from the suspect. The suspect was contacted and told not to contact the complainant; however the next day a message was received from the suspect on the complainant’s phone, the report states. The complainant was provided instructions on how to file charges against the suspect through municipal court, the report states.
*1:07 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of 2nd Street regarding a physical domestic disturbance. According to the report, minor injuries were observed and documented; however, no charges were filed at the time of the report.*3:18 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant regarding a lost/stolen cell phone.
Texas Department of Transportation brought their Sober Sleigh Ride Tour to Brownwood Tuesday, reminding the public to find a sober ride home after enjoying holiday festivities.During the tour, VIPs from the local area rode with TxDOT officials and representatives from an Austin based marketing firm Enviromedia (who are helping with the tour) in a 38-foot limousine wrapped in red with white reindeer print, topped with a big green bow. If that wasn’t showing enough Christmas spirit, the car also had interior Christmas decorations including a fireplace with stockings hung and exterior speakers which played Christmas music.
- Little Lion Soccer Registration Continues Through December 9th
- National Influenza Vaccination Week December 8-14
- VFW to Host Breakfast Burrito Fundraiser Benefiting Toys for Kids Friday, December 6th
- 5th Annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival Coming Friday and Saturday - Full Schedule
- BFD Fire & Rescue Reports 12/2
- Youth Fair Hogs to Provide Food for Good Samaritan Ministries
- HPU Jazz Orchestra to present music from the “Nutcracker Suite” at San Saba’s First Baptist Church on Sunday