Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, September 26, 2016.
Monday, September 19
*8:00 PM – Brownwood Police received a report of the violation of a protection order at a property located on Coggin Avenue.
Tuesday, September 20
*9:16 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of 4th Street regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, an investigation determined that a suicidal subject discharged a firearm through a wall of the residence. An investigation regarding deadly conduct is ongoing, the report states.
Wednesday, September 21
*1:12 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Commerce regarding theft. According to the report, the actor was not on scene and the incident was documented.
Friday, September 23*10:39 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2200 block of Southside Drive regarding the theft of a motor vehicle. According to the report, a 2015 Yamaha motorcycle valued at $7,000 had been stolen.
Brown County A&M Mothers Club cordially invites new and current mothers of Texas A&M students to attend their 2016 Mom’s Howdy Party on Thursday, October 6th.
The party will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at 2375 Thomas Dr., Brownwood, Texas.Those attending are invited to meet and greet other new and current Aggie mothers. There will be a door prize & lots of great finger food.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that two felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.
Derin Fortner pled guilty to the felony offenses of Burglary of a Building, Theft of Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon and was sentenced to 8 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division in each case.
There were 15 men and no women or youth who participated in the Family Bass Club Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on September 17th.
Lake conditions were as follows:
Weather was Clear
The 5 lb. pot was not won and carries over to the October tournament.
October tournament will be held at Lake Leon on October 15th. Weigh in will be in the dam ramp. The October backup lake is Lake Proctor.The club voted on A.O.L. prizes (tournament style jerseys) which passed and also voted on the Mini Classic. The top 15 at the end of the year will fish March 2017.
The Brownwood Art Association Photo Group will participate in the local Worldwide Photo Walk on October 1st. The location for the local shoot will be in Mason, Texas. The photo shoot will start at 8:45 a.m. and will last through 11:00 a.m. Participants will meet at the Mason County Courthouse
“The Square has many storefronts with photographic possibilities, and not far beyond the Square are other interesting sites: The Seaquist House (listed on the National Register of Historic Places); the Mason County Library, with a sculpture commemorating Fred Gipson’s book Old Yeller; and the Odeon Theater (in operation since 1928),” stated Photo Walk leader Julie Mize.
Participants carpooling from Brownwood can meet at the Brownwood Art Center at 215 Fisk Avenue at 7:30 a.m. The group will enjoy lunch together in one of the restaurants along the Square (TBA).
The Photo Walk is open to anyone who has an interest in photography and would like to participate. The event is free to participate; entrants need only bring their camera. Sign up for the Photo Walk can be made at www.worldwidephotowalk.com. CLICK HERE to register.
The Howard Payne University Alumni Choir will present a concert featuring the world premiere of HPU alumnus Dr. William Bates’ setting of “O Sing to the Lord a New Song” on Saturday, October 29, at 1:30 p.m. The Alumni Choir will perform during the university’s Concert Choir performance in HPU’s Grace Chapel. All HPU choir alumni are invited to join the choir and be a part of this exciting world premiere during Homecoming.
The new piece was composed by Dr. Bates to honor the HPU music faculty of the class of 1966.
Dr. Bates earned his Bachelor of Music degree in organ and church music as well as a Bachelor of Arts in music theory from HPU in 1966. He went on to earn both his Master of Music and Doctorate of Music degrees from Indiana University. Dr. Bates has presented recitals and workshops for churches and American Guild of Organist chapters throughout much of the United States. He has also presented recitals in Europe, including those at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, and King’s College in Cambridge, England.Dr. Bates’ teaching career spans a total of 46 years. He served at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, as professor of organ and music history, associate dean and director of graduate studies for the university’s School of Music. In 2012, Dr. Bates was named a recipient of the Oswald Gleason Ragatz Distinguished Organist Alumnus Award at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
Brown County 4-H is supported by the Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
25 – Sheep Club Meeting 6:00p.m. at Glasscock Farms
26 – Deadline to RSVP for 4-H Proclamation at Commissioners’ Court
27 – 4-H Volunteer Appreciation & Recognition Dinner 6:30p.m. at Home Economics Building
3 – 4-H Proclamation at Commissioner’s Court
10 – Extension Office Closed for Columbus Day
10 – Brownwood 4-H Club 6:30p.m. at Extension Office
10 – Brookesmith 4-H Club 6:00p.m. at Brookesmith ISD
11 – Bangs 4-H Club 6:00p.m. at Bangs ISD
15 – Sheep/Goat Validation at Brown County Youth Fair Barns
18 – Rabbit Club Meeting 7:00p.m. at Extension Office
Friday night high school football scoreboard September 23, 2016. Scores are reported as final.
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Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, September 23, 2016.
Wednesday, September 21
*9:45 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 100 block of E. Commerce regarding fraud involving prescriptions of controlled substances.
Thursday, September 22
*9:58 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Calvert Road regarding a student at Brownwood Middle School being found in possession of marijuana during a routine sweep by a “drug dog.” The juvenile was arrested for possession of marijuana and was taken to the Brownwood Police Department for processing and then transferred to the Juvenile Detention Center.
*10:22 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 700 block of W. Commerce regarding an assault. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.*8:37 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a property on CR 620 in Blanket, Texas regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, the complainant reported a relative had arrived at her home in an intoxicated state and began verbally arguing with her. The complainant had a strong odor of alcohol coming from her breath, according to the report. As a result of this call, the complainant, identified as 43-year-old Cynthia Betty Hodges of Blanket, was placed under arrest after an attempt to get her a ride to prevent her from harming herself or others, according to the deputy’s report.
Brownwood ISD is beginning the referral process for Gifted/Talented (G/T) services for the 2016-2017 school year. We are committed to providing challenging learning experiences for students with exceptional intellectual and creative thinking abilities.A general information meeting about the district's G/T services and an overview of the characteristics of gifted and talented students will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the administration building in the Conference Room. Referral forms will be made available at the meeting.
Stephanie Young began working at Texas State Technical College in Brownwood at the start of August to teach the campus' new Emergency Medical Technician program.
The Bangs, Texas resident graduated from the Emergency Medical Services program at TSTC in Abilene in 2011. She served as a paramedic throughout the Big Country area for the last six years before teaching at TSTC.
Young was inspired to break into the industry by her brother, who is also a paramedic.
"My brother was a paramedic right out of high school," Young said. "We're only 14 months apart."
But after getting married and having children at a young age, she decided to put her college plans on hold.
"I had my first child when I was 18," Young said. "You're kind of strapped to the kids at that point. I worked in real estate for a long time, but I always wanted to be an EMT. I just had a passion for it and for helping people."
So once her children were able to care for themselves, she took the plunge into the emergency medical services field."I decided that it was time for me to do it," Young said. "I went through the paramedic program at TSTC in Abilene and I loved it so much. I really think the education I got at TSTC is what brought me back here to teach."
- Deadline to Apply for Military Service Academies Quickly Approaching
- FSC Receives Donation from Parent Advisory Committee
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/22
- Pick-Up Truck Strikes Senior Citizens Center in Sunday Morning Accident
- Brownwood Area FCA Students to Host FCA Fields of Faith Event Oct. 12
- Local Church Delivers Cookies and Appreciation to First Responders
- Three Sent to Hospital as Result of Bee Attack
- Voter Registration Volunteers Sought
- GED Program Announces Seven Graduates
- Memorial Bricks to Help Fund Revitalization Efforts at Cecil Holman Park
- Reminder: Still Time to Register Neighborhoods for National Night Out