Early Police reported that employees of a local car dealership discovered a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of the business when they arrived to work Thursday morning and found a woman slumped over inside. The call came in at 7:15 a.m. When officers arrived, it was determined that the woman had a gunshot wound to her temple and was deceased, according to Early Chief of Police David Mercer.The body was sent to the Travis County medical examiner’s office for an autopsy and an investigation is ongoing, according to Mercer.
Brown County emergency responders were called to a one-vehicle rollover accident on Hwy 67/84, between Brownwood and Bangs, near the intersection of County Road 152.The accident occurred at approximately 1:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 19th to welcome the Brownwood Public Library as its newest member.The library offers a wide variety of services to the public including Children’s Story Time, E-books, meeting spaces, and faxing, copying and printing services. The Brownwood Public Library is also gearing up for its Summer Reading Program to start in June and is currently wrapping up their latest outreach effort with the "Library Tomorrow" planning survey that identifies the needs and wants of how the library’s facilities, resources, and services can best serve the public.
The 52nd Annual Brown County Rodeo is getting ready to kick off June 4-6 and advance tickets are now available.
Nightly performances will begin at 8:00 p.m. each night at the Earl Q. Wilson Arena in Brownwood on Hwy 377 South. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Milton Avenue Baptist Church will host a fundraiser garage sale on Saturday, June 13 to help send some of the youth of the church to camp. The sale will be held at Larry Holder Insurance on Coggin Avenue between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.This will be the second fundraiser to raise money for camp that Milton Avenue has participated in this year.
Early Chamber of Commerce selected Reca Godfrey for their April Ambassador of the month during their May meeting.
Godfrey has been a resident of this area for over 50 years. She and her husband, Grant Godfrey, both graduated from Blanket High School.
Godfrey has been a co-owner of Cullen’s Hometown Market since it was reopened in 2011 and has been employed by Early ISD for 21 years. She was an elementary counselor for 10 years, a high school counselor for 10 years and is now the Chief Academic Officer for the district.“The school district is one of the largest businesses in Early and is richly supported by the local businesses,” said Godfrey. “We enjoy every opportunity we get to increase the tie between the school district, businesses, and the community.”
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
Thursday, May 21
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was called to a residence in May regarding the theft of medication, methadone and hydrocodone.
Tuesday, May 26
*8:23 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Bluffview regarding a male subject who was wearing a blue shirt and basketball shorts, allegedly attempting to enter different residences and vehicles, according to the report. This call led to the arrest of 17-year-old Caleb Crouch of Brownwood for public intoxication, the report states.
*12:20 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2200 block of W. Main Avenue regarding a stolen Boer goat had been taken from the complainant’s property. According to the report, the complainant believed the theft occurred shortly after the storms passed through on May 25th. The investigation is ongoing, the report states.*12:44 PM – Brown County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a theft in progress at a convenience store on Belle Plain. According to the report, a suspect was identified and located; however it was determined that no theft had occurred. A criminal trespass warning was issued to the suspect at the request of management.
United Blood Services will be holding blood drives over the next several weeks to give area residents a chance to donate.
There is always a need for blood and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in the community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most people will need donated blood sometime in their lives.Several appointments are available at local drives to be held within the next few weeks. Make an online appointment today by clicking the link of the blood drive location you wish to attend or visit http://www.unitedbloodservices.org/ for more information.
The Brownwood Lyric Theatre will continue their production of M*A*S*H on Thursday May 28th-31st.
The Lyric will offer 5 more shows for this production which opened May 21st. Remaining shows will begin at 7:30 PM on May 28, 29, & 30 and at 2:30 PM on May 29 and 31. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for students. All shows will take place at the Lyric Theatre in Downtown Brownwood. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.
Early High School will celebrate their 2015 Commencement ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30th. Top graduates were announced recently as Early ISD named Abraham Cooper Valedictorian and Grayson Ebarb Salutatorian of the EHS Class of 2015.Pictured above are Cooper (left) and Ebarb (right). Below are biographies for both top graduates as well as a complete list of the EHS Class of 2015 who will graduate on Saturday.
- Infrastructure Loan Offered by BEDC to Lortscher Animal Nutrition to Create Jobs in Brownwood
- Bangs Business Association to Meet June 2nd
- Law Enforcement Blotter 5/26 - Fight Leaves Woman with Severe Facial Lacerations
- Brownwood City Council Awards Bid for Re-Paving of Coggin Avenue
- Brown CountyExtension Education Association to Host Hobby & Craft Fair
- Brownwood High School Presents 2014-2015 Academic Awards, Names Top Graduates
- Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results May 20th
- Life's "Real" Hallmark Moments
- Little Lion Olympics Set For May 26th and 27th
- CrossFit Brownwood Hosts Memorial Day Workout, Honors Fallen Navy Seal
- Brown County 4-H News and Notes
- Local Deer Processor Recognized for Partnership in Deer Project