The ARK Domestic Violence Shelter hosted their annual candlelight vigil Thursday inside the Bettie and Robert Girling Center for Social Justice at Howard Payne University to honor local victims and survivors of domestic violence and to commemorate domestic violence awareness month.The names of local victims who lost their lives to domestic violence were read while those in attendance held lit candles as a sign of remembrance.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, October 23, 2014.
Tuesday, October 21
*9:13 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 600 block of W. Commerce regarding a juvenile male being disorderly. According to the report, the officer observed the male to be the same male from a previous call. The juvenile male was issued a criminal trespass warning as requested during the previous call, the report states. The male was also found to be in possession of tobacco and was issued a citation for minor in possession of tobacco.
Wednesday, October 22
*7:00 AM – Brownwood Police received a report of a sex offender who was not in compliance with the sex offender registration program. No arrest had been made at the time of the report.*9:48 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1100 block of Santa Clara Drive regarding theft.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water clear; 71–75 degrees; 12.67' low. Black bass are good on watermelon/chartreuse tailed soft plastic worms, topwater frogs, torpedoes, and Pop–R's on main lake flats near grass. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies off lighted docks at night. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 10–20 feet, and under lighted docks at night. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and shrimp over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and worms.
Lake ColemanWater clear; 72–76 degrees; 18.74' low. Black bass are good on watermelon red spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow.
Paramedic Melissa Stevens spoke with the Latch Key Girl Scout troop about safety on Wednesday, October 8th.
Stevens taught the girls about first aid and the importance of 911. She explained when to call 911, what to say, and how to handle the situation.
Depot Liquor recently had the opportunity to purchase authentic costumes and some props from the set of the television series "True Blood" from the HBO studio auction. These items are now on display at the store, located at 1001 Vine Street in Brownwood.The spirited HBO series was shown in 7 seasons and gathered a huge following of fans. It was based on the progression of vampires from legendary monsters into contributing citizens, thanks to a Japanese scientist's invention of synthetic blood. Through the series, vampires had removed humans from their daily menu, but many humans still remained apprehensive about these creatures "coming out of the coffin." The series is set in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps and features a waitress, Sookie Stackhouse (played by Anna Paquin), who sympathizes with vampires being outcasts, and through her ability to listen in on people’s thoughts, she has an open mind about the integration of vampires into society.
Reports released for the period of September 6 - October 19, 2014 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 51 medical emergencies, 12 fire calls, 6 motor vehicle accidents and 5 public assistance calls.
Reports of interest that the Brownwood Fire Department responded to include:
Monday, October 6
*5:59 PM – BFD was dispatched to US 183 involving a vehicle striking a train. Fire units were cancelled in route by first responders on scene.
*8:02 PM – BFD was called to a fire in the 500 block of E. Commerce regarding an alarm system activation. Firefighters arrived on scene to find nothing showing and an investigation determined that a vent-a-hood had not been turned on.
Tuesday, October 7
*9:03 PM – BFD was dispatched to a fire call in the 1200 block of US Hwy 67. The incident was determined to be a controlled burn.
Wednesday, October 8
*10:07 AM – BFD was called to a fire at a residence on Apache Court. The incident was determined to be a self-cleaning oven with smoke. There was no fire.*3:39 PM – BFD responded to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries on S. Main Street. Fire crews arrived on scene to find all occupants out of the vehicles.
The Texas Department of Transportation recently announced the appointment of Efrain Almodova as the Brown County Maintenance Supervisor. Almodova succeeds Roque Dimas and will oversee the day-to-day maintenance activities for the 768 lane miles within the 944 square miles of Brown County.
Almodova has been a part of the TxDOT family for 24 years. He started as a Maintenance Technician in TxDOT’s Lubbock District in 1990. By 2001, he would rise through the ranks to become the Maintenance Section Supervisor of the Yoakum Section.He came to the Brownwood District in 2012 to serve as the Maintenance Supervisor in Comanche County. For a few months, Efrain even oversaw the maintenance activities of two counties, Brown and Comanche. His focused shifted solely to Brown County in August, when his replacement was hired in Comanche.
Nine students from the Early Middle School choir were selected for the Region 7 All-Region Honor Choir.These students will perform in a concert on Saturday, November 1, at Aledo High School in Aledo.
It’s that time of year again for kids to figure out costumes and adults to buy candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Many places in the Brownwood area are hosting events celebrating fall and for Halloween.
October 31st or Halloween falls on Friday this year and in addition to trick-or-treating, many places in the Brownwood area will be hosting special events leading up to the day. Some local churches and non-profit organizations have festivals and haunted houses for people of all ages.
Brownwood High School Varsity Girls, JV Boys and Girls outran their opponents in Wednesday’s district cross country meet, regaining the 6-4A District Championships. Varsity boys placed second by only 3 points under the first place Varsity Boys of Stephenville High School.In Varsity competition, Jessica Romero and Justin Gomez each placed 3rd, helping their teams stay at the top of the race. Romero (a junior) ran a 12:52 2 mile race, while Gomez (a senior) had a time of 17:54 in the 5K event. Other top athletes of the day were JV girls team members Jaycee Lenz (freshman) with a 13:46, Alexis Solis (sophomore) running a 14:20 and Micaela Lombrano earning a 14:48 in the JV girls 2 mile run and Chance Goodgion (senior) with a time of 20:21 in the JV boys 5K event.
Chili’s restaurant in Brownwood is hosting a “Chili’s Gives Back” benefit all day today, Thursday, October 23rd, for Clement Raymond Smiley, a local postman, father and friend to many. During The “Give Back” benefit, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Chili’s will donate 10% of the event day’s sales to “Smiley” to help with his medical expenses.
Those wishing to offer their support to Smiley and his family may simply tell the wait staff that they are eating at Chili’s to help support the Give Back benefit for Clement Smiley.
52-year-old “Smiley” has been battling congestive heart failure for the past four years and just this month received a heart transplant, according to his family and friends. He had hospitalized many times to keep the fluids drained off of his lungs and heart and has had a heart defibrillator inserted to keep his heart beating regularly, his nephew wrote on a GoFundMe.com fundraising page for Smiley. Donations are also being accepted via this GoFundMe.com page that has been set up for the Smiley family. CLICK HERE to make a donation.Currently in Medical City in Dallas, Smiley is being treated and recovering from this transplant surgery.
- Bertrand Named Rotary Club Student of the Month
- HPU to Host Ribbon Cutting for Newly Remodeled Mabee University Center
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/22
- South Park Medical Plaza to Host Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Thursday
- Top of Truck Sheared Off After Traveling Through Underpass
- Local World War II Veteran Attends Honor Flight
- Milton Avenue Baptist Church to Host Community Revival Day October 26th
- HPU Announces 2014 Homecoming Court
- Fall Ideal for Planting Trees & Shrubs
- Wednesday Morning Two-Vehicle Accident on FM 2126
- Young Leaders of Brown County to Host Movie on the Plaza Thursday, October 23rd
- BHS Production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Set to Open Thursday, Oct. 23rd