Brown County Elections Administrator, Karen Opiela reminds Texans that voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID now have additional options when voting in person.
“My office is working to make sure all the voters in Brown County are ready to cast a ballot,” said Opiela. “These new options for voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain photo ID are currently in place and will be used in the November Election.”
As provided by a court order, if a voter does not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, the voter may vote by (1) signing a declaration at the polls explaining why the voter is reasonably unable to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, and (2) providing one of various forms of supporting documentation.Supporting documentation can be a certified birth certificate (must be an original), a valid voter registration certificate, a copy or original of one of the following: current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck, or other government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, although government documents which include a photo must be original and cannot be copies. If a voter meets these requirements and is otherwise eligible to vote, the voter will be able to cast a regular ballot in the election.
Brownwood residents saddened by the lack of haunted house events may have a new adventure to appease their thrill-seeking desires. The Brownwood High School Varsity Players will present a spooky tour of the Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center in the high school during this upcoming Halloween weekend.
Woodland Heights Elementary recently announced its STAR students for the first six weeks. The STAR Award is typically given to one boy and one girl from each class, each six weeks. It is awarded to the students who gave the most effort, followed the rules, participated in class, and who had excellent conduct during that cycle.Pictured at top are Woodland Heights Elementary Pre-K and Kindergarten STAR Students (front row, left to right) Allison Monroe, Greyers Jeys, Jacqueline Andrade, Isabelle Russell, Adam Duran, Shooter Gibbs, Jyntri Temple (Middle row) Owen Oplotnik, Kensington Moses, lane Constanio, Franky Ibarra, Luis Morton, Jaycee Morton, Ian Barnum, Kaden Leach, Kenzie Chandler, (back row) Tinley Whisenhunt, Evan Smith, Roman Delgado, Ariel Duran, Hadley Sweeney, Renata Vazquez, and Maddison Puttman.
Brownwood firefighters and EMS were recognized for their lifesaving skills and dedication during the Brownwood City Council on Tuesday morning.According to Brownwood Fire Chief Del Albright, Brownwood Fire Department and Lifeguard EMS personnel were dispatched to a cardiac arrest which involved electrocution on July 20, 2016.
The first local infestation of New World screwworm in the U.S. in more than 30 years has been confirmed in Florida.
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) was notified of the infestation on Oct. 3 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS). New World screwworm was confirmed in Key deer at the National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, Florida.
New World screwworms are fly larvae (maggots) that can infest livestock and other warm-blooded animals, including people. They most often enter an animal through an open wound and feed on the animal’s living flesh. Infested animals that are not treated in seven to 14 days may die.
While they can fly much farther under ideal conditions, adult flies generally do not travel more than a couple of miles if there are suitable host animals in the area. New World screwworm is more likely to spread long distances when infested animals move to new areas and carry the pest there.
Livestock and wildlife owners are advised to immediately contact their TAHC regional office or local veterinarian if they suspect an animal may be infested with screwworm larvae.All of the potentially affected animals are from the same Key. There have been no human or livestock cases.
Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library will host an Authors’ Reception and Archival Display this weekend in conjunction with HPU’s Homecoming 2016 celebrations. The authors’ reception will take place Saturday, October 29, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The archival display will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Seven authors will participate in this year’s reception including Dr. Don Newbury ’61, HPU’s chancellor and former president. Additional authors include Dr. John Duncan, 1982 HPU graduate and former member of HPU’s Board of Trustees; Rev. James Goforth, 1961 HPU graduate; Craig Hughes, 1975 HPU graduate; Mark Long, 1973 HPU graduate; Murselle McMillan, 2015 HPU graduate; and Sara Musgrove, 2006 HPU graduate.
“This will be a fun time to mingle and visit,” said Alexia Riggs, dean of libraries. “If you see a book you want to purchase you will have the opportunity to do so.”The archival display will feature a recreation of a typical office from the university’s early years. Among the items featured in this display is the Founder’s Desk, the original desk used by Dr. John D. Robnett, HPU’s founder and second president.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, October 25, 2016.
Monday, October 24
*11:29 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the Brown County Law Enforcement Center regarding a complaint of theft. According to the report, the female stated that some vehicle transmissions had been stolen from her husband. He did not wish to pursue charges unless someone is caught on the property, the report states.
*1:33 PM – Brownwood Police made a traffic stop in the 800 block of Bailey Street. According to the report, this stop led to the arrest of 21-year-old Robert Daniel Rodriguez of Brownwood on an outstanding warrant for no driver’s license and failure to identify.
*8:06 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of Belmeade regarding a suspicious situation and found property. According to the report, some clothing along with narcotics had been found.*Brown County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence on Hwy 279 regarding an unwanted person. According to the report, a female complainant advised that her boyfriend would not leave and she feared the situation would get physical. The male, identified as 37-year-old Lonnie Dewayne Smith of Zephyr, was found to have two active Brown County warrants. After speaking with the pair, Smith was arrested on the warrants. The complainant requested a trespass warning be issued to Smith.
Early High School Choir is set to present their annual musical presentation, “Footloose” in three performances this weekend at the Lyric Theatre in Brownwood.
The public is invited to attend. Performances will be as follows:Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 30 at 2:30 pm
Monday, October 31 at 7:30 pm
Early Police Department made an arrest in a hit and run accident involving a vehicle striking a residence on Monday evening, according to EPD Chief of Police David Mercer who released the following information.The accident occurred at approximately 6:10 p.m. Early Police Department and Early Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the 200 block of Lucus Drive where a vehicle crashed into an apartment building, driving completely into the bedroom. The vehicle then backed out and drove away, explained Mercer.
Howard Payne University has announced its 2016 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming queen and princess will be crowned Friday, October 28, at 2 p.m. during Homecoming Convocation in the university’s Mims Auditorium.Homecoming queen nominees are seniors Jaclyn Bonner of Lytle, Elizabeth Rainey of Poolville and Sydney Spencer of Georgetown. Princess nominees are juniors Camila Cotter of San Antonio, Marissa Godbey of Austin and Adriana Mata of San Angelo.
The Early Chamber of Commerce held their annual Awards Banquet on Monday, October 24th, form 6-8 p.m. at the Aldersgate Enrichment Center. Awards were presented for teachers of the year from each Early ISD campus, Citizen of the Year, Board Member of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and Business of the Year. Chamber officials also presented highlights of the past year, including a successful Early Pioneer Days weekend with record attendance and profits. Pictured above is Shawn Russell, recipient of the Citizen of the Year award, and her husband Gene, who also received special recognition.
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