Due to storm damage over the weekend, Oncor crews will be repairing two damaged poles in the Lake Brownwood area, resulting in a several hour outage for many customers.
This outage will be in the areas along 279 at about the Lake Bridge north toward the Lake Brownwood State Park according to Ken Harris of Oncor. The outage will begin around 6:00-7:00 p.m. tonight, Monday, November 24th. It will last approximately 7 hours as crews replace and connect the two power poles.
“We want to get the word out to as many customers as possible regarding the timing of the outage and the length of time power will be out,” said Harris. “We ask customers not to call in to report the outage as it is a scheduled outage of which Oncor is aware.”
Howard Payne University will be closed Wednesday, November 26, through Friday, November 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen on Monday, December 1.The university will host the 31st annual Community Thanksgiving Feast from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Mabee University Center.
Early High School’s Shattered Dreams Program Illustrates Dangers of Drinking or Texting While Driving
Early High School and the Early Police Department held a Shattered Dreams program Monday morning to raise student awareness of the dangers of drinking or texting while driving.
A mock accident scene was viewed by students, parents and faculty in the parking lot of the football stadium which consisted of a two-car head-on collision caused by a drunk driver and a 3rd car whose driver is texting and hits the accident that has already occurred. The result of the staged accident was where one fatality at the scene occurred and one patient was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Brownwood Lyric Theatre will present Handel’s Messiah on Monday, December 1st and Tuesday, December 2nd and tickets are now available for purchase.
The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Lyric Theatre in Downtown Brownwood. Tickets are available online for $10 each. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
The Lyric’s production of Handel’s Messiah is under the direction of Dr. Monte Garrett and will feature solo performances by Dr. Celeste Church (Soprano), Dr. Diana Ellis (Alto), Dr. Greg Church (Tenor), and Jeff Woods (Bass).
Brown County 4-H is supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
27-28 – Extension Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays
1 – Brown County Youth Fair Entry Deadline
7 – Mandatory Horse Practice 2:00p.m. at Youth Fair Barns
8 – Early 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Early First Baptist Church
9 – Brownwood 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Extension Office
9 – Bangs 4-H Club Meeting 6:00p.m. at Bangs ISD FCS Classroom
13 – Brown County 4-H Project Show
16 – Rabbit Club Meeting 7:00p.m. at Extension Office
18 – Annual Community Service Project (Turkey Boxes) 1:00p.m. at Extension Office
21 – Sheep Club Meeting 6:00p.m. at Glasscock Farms
25-26 – Extension Office Closed for Christmas Holidays
Brown County emergency responders were called to the scene of a two vehicle accident Friday afternoon on north Hwy 279 just past Day’s Hill outside of Brownwood.
The accident occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. as the Chevrolet Camaro was traveling behind a small passenger car in the northbound lane. According to the driver of the Camaro, she had looked over at a semi-truck which was broken down parked on the side of the roadway, when she rear-ended the small passenger car which was stopped to turn left off of the highway.
Approximately $156,000 for work on US 377 in Brownwood was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its November meeting.
The funds will be used to construct a traffic signal at the intersection of US 377 and Crockett Drive, along with seal coating and striping.
The project was awarded to Highway Intelligent Traffic Solutions, Inc. who bid $156,330.88.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, November 21, 2014.
Thursday, November 20
*1:53 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 300 block of N. Greenleaf regarding a domestic disturbance. This call led to the arrest of Charles Johnson for assault family violence causing bodily injury.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of theft. According to the report, the owner of Lone Star Taxidermy reported that several skins had been taken by a known subject to be tanned in August; however the skins had not been returned to date. The total value of the deer skins is $1900.
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding an assault. According to the report, the female complainant stated that a Hispanic male had waved her down and told her she had a flat tire. The male then attacked her while she was looking at her tires, according to the report. The deputy noted that the female did have a few scrapes and bruises. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
*A Brown County Constable arrested 17-year-old Serjio Efrain Castillo of Brownwood on two counts of failure to attend school.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21-year-old Christopher James Cotton of Brownwood for motion to adjudicate/possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
Emergency responders were called to the scene of a one-vehicle accident in the 1800 block of Vine Street Friday afternoon.
At approximately 2:15 PM, a white Chevy Tahoe crashed into a utility pole and then into a fence. The pole was snapped in half leaving power and telephone lines down. The fire department closed that section of Vine Street for safety while the utility companies worked to repair the damage.No injuries were reported from the accident but EMS was called to assess the condition of the female driver.
Early morning burglaries of a home and several vehicles are being investigated by Early Police Officers who ask the public for help in solving these crimes.
According to EPD Chief David Mercer, Officer Michelle Sheedy observed 2 individuals on bicycles acting suspiciously in the 1400 block of Early Blvd. at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Friday, November 21st. As she attempted to stop and investigate further, the individuals fled on foot dropping the bicycles and the items they were carrying, reported Mercer. The suspects fled into wooded pasture areas between several homes.
Officer Sheedy immediately called for assistance at which time a Brown County Sheriff’s unit and several other EPD units were called out including the K9 unit, according to Mercer. Officers recovered several items that the suspects dropped including a backpack full of items and the bicycles which are pictured above. The area was checked for several hours; however, officers were unable to locate the suspects.While officers were searching the area, an individual at a residence in the 1500 block of Early Blvd called to report a burglary that occurred at their home while the residents were sleeping, reported Mercer. The suspects forced entry to the home, according to police. Officers then conducted an investigation of the crime scene where an undetermined amount of cash and personal items was taken from the personal office in the residence, according to the report.
Seven Howard Payne University social work students recently took part in Mission Waco’s annual Poverty Simulation, an experience designed to give participants a firsthand look at poverty in America.
Dan Humeniuk, assistant professor of social work and chair of HPU’s Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology, takes a group of students to the simulation each year. He shared his takeaway from the experience.
- BHS Crime Stopper Council Prepares Emergency Go-Bags at East Elementary
- Early Christmas Tree Lighting to be held Tuesday, Dec. 2nd
- Brownwood Turkey Trot to Benefit United Way on Thanksgiving Day
- Brownwood and Early Thanksgiving Holiday Trash Pick Up Schedules
- Early Chamber of Commerce’s Cash Mob Visits K LeShae Designs of Early
- Brownwood High School Students Attend FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference
- Law Enforcement Blotter 11/20
- Annual BHS National Honor Society Inductions to be held Monday, November 24th
- WhenSeanSpeaks Drunk Driving Prevention Program Coming to Early November 25th
- People Painter’s Art Exhibit Extended Two Additional Weekends
- HPU Jackets with 10 on All-Conference Teams
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes