Friday night high school football scoreboard October 10, 2014. Scores are reported as final, with the excepton of games which were called, cancelled or delayed due to weather as noted. Area games and other games of interest are listed below.
Fort Stockton 28
Big Spring 49
Post 0 (Delayed in 3rd Quarter)
Whitney 22 (Halftime - Postponed)
Over four tours, thousands of students from nearly 60 colleges throughout the Southeast and Midwest have tangibly acted to care for orphans with Show Hope’s Red Bus Project. Through a unique British double-decker-bus-turned-rolling-thrift-store, students have an opportunity to learn about the needs of orphans, sign up to get involved, and even shop for clothes and donate to help provide families for waiting orphans around the world. So far, the Red Bus Project has reached out to more than 220,000 students, sharing the message of advocating for orphans. To continue this powerful mission of impacting students around the U.S., the Red Bus will be visiting Howard Payne University on October 13th. The bus will be visiting 24 schools throughout the fall tour.
The Red Bus Project is a student program started by Show Hope in 2012. Show Hope is a nonprofit organization founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth for the purpose of caring and advocating for millions of orphans worldwide. The Red Bus Project’s mission is to unite and inspire students to help make a difference and speak up for the world's orphans. The Red Bus Project engages students in a variety of ways from encouraging students to start their own Red Bus Project Advocate teams to shopping on the British double-decker-bus-turned rolling-thrift-store, to donating their gently used clothes to the project and beyond.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, October 10, 2014.
Wednesday, October 8
*2:52 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Mulberry Street, the Center for Life Resources, regarding suspicious activity. According to the report, the complainant stated that his residence’s door was kicked in and that he was held at gunpoint while two unknown men stole his stereo. Officers found no damage to the residence’s front door or windows, the report states. The complainant gave officers consent to search his person, which led to the discovery of a syringe with a substance the male stated was his, “meth but that it was old,” the report states. The male, identified as John Quick, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 1 ounce.
Thursday, October 9
*8:31 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2000 block of Avenue B regarding possible narcotics activity. According to the report, the complainant stated that she had car trouble while she was visiting Fort Worth and offered two individuals a place to stay in exchange for assisting her. She found narcotics in her home that did not belong to her and she wished to have the two suspects removed from the home, the report states. Upon a search of the home, narcotics were located and this call led to the arrest of 44-year-old Tina Wilson of Dallas for the offense of tamper/fabricate physical evidence.
The Brownwood Area Community Garden and Keep Brownwood Beautiful are hosting Brownwood’s first every environmental fair on Saturday, October 11th at Riverside Park.
The fair will include some short courses on home composting at 10:30 AM, well adapted landscape plants at 11:15 AM, honeybee/pollinator protection at noon and water at 1 PM.
The fair will also feature several vendors including AgMart, Corinne T. Smith Animal Center, the Brown County Farmers Market, Flagship Inn, Brownwood Art Association and many more. Information will also be provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and other groups.
The Brownwood ISD Board of Trustees will meet Monday, October 13th in regular session with an agenda that includes an executive session to discuss the evaluation and duties of the superintendent as well as possibly censuring a board member.
BISD Superintendent Reece Blincoe stated that he did not know much about these two items to be considered in executive session. He explained that the business items of the agenda were put together by him and his secretary as customary and then submitted to the district’s attorney. The additional executive session items were added by Board President Michael Cloy and the district’s attorney.
“I haven’t been able to reach the BISD attorney (to ask about these items),” said Blincoe. “It’s a little bit of a puzzle to me.” He stated that he assumed the items are to amend district policy.
“I guess it’s to amend policy which is clearly outlined by state laws (especially as to the duties of the superintendent). Evaluation too could be looked at but is also prescribed by the state,” said Blincoe. He stated that any changes to either would have to go through the district’s site based decision making committee.
“Frivolous things cannot be added and you cannot add things that aren’t allowed by state law,” he said.
The Brownwood Art Association will feature Charlotte Garrett Tucker and her pocket watch art during their monthly demonstration from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the BAA Art Center located at 215 Fisk Ave.
The public is invited to attend this free demonstration.
Tucker resides in Brownwood with her children. She started creating pocket watch art 7 years ago after the passing of her sister who died of breast cancer. Charlotte is self-taught, but continues to study new techniques to enhance her art. She reuses broken and old outdated jewelry and watches. She loves antique jewelry and wants to see it reused.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that several felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.
Jose Hernandez AKA Jose Irriaza pled not guilty to the felony offenses of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and was sentenced to 30 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division; Theft over $100,000 under $200,000 and was sentenced to 20 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division; the state jail felony offenses of Burglary of a Building and Unauthorized Use of Vehicle and was sentenced to 2 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division in each case.
Alfonso Hernandez AKA Alfonso Darden pled not guilty to the felony offenses of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and was sentenced to 30 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division; Theft over $100,000 and Under $200,000 and was sentenced to 20 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice; Institutional Division; the state jail felony offenses of Burglary of a building and Unauthorized Use of Vehicle and was sentenced to 2 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division in each case.
Brownwood emergency responders were called to the scene of a one-vehicle accident in the 3500 block of 4th Street Friday afternoon.The accident occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m. when a Chevy Tahoe collided with a utility pole, breaking it off at the ground. The driver of the vehicle was not reported to be injured; however, the Tahoe suffered front end damage.
For the fourth year in a row, Big Country Ford and Ford Motor Company are teaming up with area high school’s Project Graduation for the DRIVE4URSCHOOL event in an effort to raise $6000 for area Project Graduations this Saturday. For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives a new Ford vehicle at the Brownwood Coliseum on October 11th, Big Country Ford and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Project Graduation. Schools participating in this year’s event are Bangs, Brownwood, Early, May, and Zephyr.
The Brownwood Regional Medical Center Volunteers Announce September 2014 BRMC Volunteer of the Month
BRMC Volunteer Mary Lively was honored as the September 2014 Volunteer of the Month during the October 2014 executive board meeting of the Brownwood Regional Medical Center Volunteers. She has been a volunteer for over 18 months having joined the organization in March 2013. Mary volunteers in the gift shop at Brownwood Regional Medical Center where she enjoys meeting people and showing them the many gifts available in the gift shop. The gift shop also allows Mary to use her math skills as she is a retired math teacher.The Volunteer of the Month award is given by the BRMC Volunteers each month during the year. Recipients of the award receive recognition and lunch at the executive board meeting held in the month following the month for which they are selected. Each BRMC Volunteer of the Month recipient is recognized with a framed Volunteer of the Month certificate, a ‘Volunteers Brighten Our World!’ pin, and a ‘BRMC Volunteer of the Month’ service bar.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water clear; 78–82 degrees; 12.80' low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits, Rat–L–Traps, and soft plastics over brush piles. Hybrid striper are good trolling hellbenders. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li'l Fishies and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes in 12–20 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch in 12–20 feet.
Lake ColemanWater clear; 78–82 degrees; 18.70' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and green tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
- Lady Cub Volleyball Announces “Diggin’ for a Cure” Pink-Out Game
- Reminder: VFW Fundraiser to Benefit Walker Cancer Center Patient Fund on Friday
- Bonfire Preps Fans for District Battle with Stephenville
- Fall Festival Celebration to be Held at Redstone Park October 30th
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/9
- Rotary Club Donates Dictionaries to Brownwood 3rd Graders
- Grand Jury Indictments September 2014
- Former Chief of Police Indicted on Charges of Abuse of Official Capacity
- Reminder: Annual Spay-ghetti Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit Corinne T. Smith Animal Shelter to be Held Thursday Night
- HPU Named a 2015 Military Friendly® School
- 6th Annual Heart of Texas Marching Festival Set for Saturday, Oct. 11 at Early Longhorn Stadium
- HPU’s Dr. Rick Beelby Inducted into WBU’s Athletic Hall of Honor