Family and friends are rallying support for a woman who grew up in Brownwood but is now fighting for her life in ICU in Dallas with many medical issues.
Family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical bills and expenses for the family as Lacy Davis Hall recovers from an abscess in her throat and now treatment and surgery related to pneumonia in both lungs, and a bacterial infection in her bloodstream. She is reported to be on a breathing tube and is expected to be in ICU another 6-8 weeks, according to family.
Hall has two young children and currently lives in Dallas, where she is hospitalized.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Wednesday, July 23
*6:18 PM – Brownwood Police responded to Wal-Mart regarding theft. According to the report, a female suspect stole $28.41 worth of merchandise.
*7:50 PM - Brownwood Police were called to Wal-Mart regarding the theft of a wallet. According to the report, the complainant did wish to pursue criminal charges. Video surveillance clearly showed the suspect stealing the wallet, which was reported to have $300 cash inside at the time of the theft, the report states.
*9:08 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Brady Avenue regarding the burglary of a building. According to the report, four storage units had been broken into on this date. Several tools were stolen from one of the units. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
*11:40 PM – Brownwood Police were called to Wal-Mart regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant stated that an unknown female stole her cell phone. A small search was conducted from the GPS coordinates provided by the complainant but nothing was located, the report states.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27-year-old Kevin Gary Barnes of Abilene on a Brown County warrant related to a surety withdrawal/delivery of a controlled substance and a Taylor County warrant related to assault family violence. He is being held in the Brown County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.*Early Police arrested 37-year-old Bobby James Crouch of Early for contempt of court.
Update: The same jury that convicted him of burglary of a habitation and assault with a deadly weapon on Wednesday, sentenced 28-yr-old Robert Zepeda to two life sentences that will run concurrently.
After hearing testimony in the punishment phase of the trial Thursday, the jury began deliberation at 2:20 p.m. Fifteen minutes later, at 2:35 p.m. the jury came back with its decision in the penalty phase of the trial, wrapping up four days of testimony.
Defense counsel John Lee Blagg called Zepeda’s brother, uncle, and sister to the stand. Assistant District Attorney Sam Moss and Christina Nelson cross examined the witnesses and Zepeda himself, who admitted that he’d spent most of his life behind bars after the age of twelve. He went from two stints in the Texas Youth Commission (TYC) to being tried as an adult at age seventeen, and sent to prison at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) twice. Zepeda told Moss that he estimated he’d been in the “free world” about three years since he was a teenager. Moss and Zepeda had several heated exchanges and had to be called down twice by Judge Dan Beck.Zepeda hung his head and slumped when Judge Beck read the sentence, then turned around and mumbled something to his victim that was unintelligible. An outburst caused the judge to have Zepeda removed from the courtroom as the jury was being discharged.
Janie Clements Industries will host their first annual fundraiser car show and dance from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 25th at 3401 Milam Drive in Brownwood.Entry is payable by donation at the gate. There will be concessions available, no alcohol is allowed at the dance. JCI will also have arts and crafts items for sale and a silent auction during the event.
A man from Bangs was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Taylor County on Wednesday night. Texas Department of Public Safety officials confirmed that 28-year-old Timothy Allen Shepard of Bangs was killed in the accident.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident occurred at 6:23 PM on US Hwy 277, 9 miles south of Abilene. Trooper Joshua DeLaGarza investigated the accident scene.
A new traffic signal at the intersection of Commerce Street and Riverside Park Drive is set to become operational Thursday morning.
This traffic signal will add enhanced safety to one of Brownwood’s busiest intersections and help relieve congestion further up the road, at the intersection of Commerce and Main Street.
The signals will also feature a safety light that has not been seen in Brownwood yet. It will have a Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) signal to tell motorists they can make a left turn but must yield to oncoming traffic.Signs will be posted near the signal to let motorists know what the signal means. The FYA signal has proven to be safer than a typical solid green light, which some motorists confuse with a protected left turn.
A Roy Orbison tribute dinner and show entitled “Remembering When” will be held Saturday, August 2nd at the Brownwood Coliseum. Proceeds benefit West Texas Rehabilitation Center. The event, starring Al Nelson, is being sponsored by Central Texas Farm Credit and KTAB News.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner guests being served at 7:00 p.m., general admission seating opens at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.Tickets are available for $25 general admission. Reserved tables of 8 for the dinner and show are $500 each. Individual tickets for the dinner and show are $75. Catering of the meal is provided by Humphrey Pete’s.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 11.61' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on cheesebait in 5–10 feet. Yellow catfish to 25 pounds are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3–10 feet.
Lake ColemanWater clear; 79–83 degrees; 17.13' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Tuesday, July 22
*9:13 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Bluffview Drive regarding theft. According to the report, a vehicle at the residence had fuel removed from it. The complainant advised that another vehicle had fuel stolen as well.
*4:24 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2200 block of Indian Creek regarding a loud party where a subject was reported to be “possibly ill or injured.” According to the report, this call led to a report for making alcohol available to a minor.
*11:15 AM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center. According to the report, a local business reported the theft of beer and a suspect was located.
*3:06 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 1600 block of 4th Street regarding an accident. According to the report, during this incident, a male subject backed into another vehicle and then fled the scene on foot. During the investigation, the male was identified.
*4:11 PM – Brown County Sheriff’s Office met with a complainant regarding two missing family members. According to the report, the male and female had not been seen since Sunday, July 20th and attempts at making contact with them have been unsuccessful.*4:45 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Lane Street regarding theft. According to the report, fuel was stolen from a vehicle. No suspects were known at the time of the report, police state.
A sewing summer camp is being offered at Brownwood High School in August. Incoming 3rd through 12th grade students are invited to attend; however space is limited to ten campers for each camp.
Campers will be taught basic sewing skills such as threading a sewing machine, using a standard pattern and how to measure for accuracy in a relaxed atmosphere. Campers need to arrive with supplies already purchased and ready to sew. They should also wear comfortable, casual clothing.
The camp goal is for each camper to take home a completed pair of boxer shorts.
The first camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on August 6-8 and will be for 3rd to 8th graders. A mid-morning snack will be provided. Students attending this camp should purchase the following supplies:Pattern: McCalls M6227
1 1/8 yard of woven cotton fabric
1 spool of thread to match fabric
1 yard ¾ inch wide no roll elastic
Optional seam ripper (just in case)
Scissors that will cut fabric
Tuesday Sonshine School is now accepting applications for the coming school year until August 12, 2014.Tuesday Sonshine School is a longtime parent's day out/preschool ministry of the Early Church of Christ. A faith based curriculum provides a full day of learning in a fun, loving atmosphere.
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