Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, March 11, 2013.
Friday, March 8
*9:52 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2000 block of Slayden Drive regarding a domestic disturbance in progress. According to the report, the officer spoke to both parties involved and the incident was settled by separation.
*10:30 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Austin Avenue, Brookshire’s grocery store, regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant advised that he observed a female, who was detained, stealing a can of food. The complainant declined to press charges but requested that the subject be issued a criminal trespass warning.
*11:30 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of 1st Street regarding an unwanted person and a criminal trespass warning was issued to the subject.
*5:29 PM – Brownwood Police were called to 401 W. Commerce, Wal-Mart, regarding theft. According to the report, this call led to the arrest of 52-year-old Brenda Loraine Kilgore Salazar of Blanket for theft of property equal or greater than $500 less than $1500.*5:48 PM – Brownwood Police received a report of theft via telephone. According to the report, the complainant filed a report for misapplication of fiduciary funds. The suspect is known, the report states.
TSTC West Texas will begin registering for the Summer 2013 semester on Monday, March 25 at all four campuses (Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood and Sweetwater).
Programs beginning this summer include Computer-Aided Drafting, Computer Networking, Digital Media, Diesel Technology, Digital Signage, Environmental Science, Health Information Technology, Food Service Technology, Software & Business Accounting, Software & Business Publishing and Welding.
Good Samaritan Ministries announces Sodexo Catering will once again host an Easter Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31 at the Beadel Dining Hall in the Mabee Center of Howard Payne University.
The buffet will feature multiple main dishes, sides, salads, rolls, breads, and desserts. Cost is $13 for adults, $7 for children ages 8 to 15 and $4 for children ages 4 to 7. Children ages three and under are free.
Brown County Commissioners approved a lease Monday with G4S Youth Services concerning partial use of the Brown County Juvenile Justice property, formerly known as the Ron Jackson Unit 2, which is now used for the county’s juvenile probation offices and juvenile holding facility.
As discussed at the previous court meeting last Monday, commissioners were considering leasing the building to G4S Youth Services after opening sealed bids from G4S and another company, Rite of Passage. According to Brown County Judge Ray West, the Rite of Passage bid contained a contingency regarding the company being awarded a contract with a state entity, and commissioners said that they would reject it because of the contingency.
Commissioners needed some clarifications on the G4S Youth Services bid at the time and no action was taken at last Monday’s meeting. G4S Youth Services is an international company operating privatized youth detention services whose North American corporate offices are located in Florida.
This week’s meeting of the court held on Monday, March 11 recessed into executive session twice to consider the bid. After the second executive session, the public session of the court reconvened and commissioners voted on the lease with no details being released to the public until the lease is recorded for public record. The vote was 3-1 in favor of the lease with County Judge Ray West, Commissioner Precinct 1 Gary Worley and Commissioner Precinct 3 Wayne Shaw voting in favor of the lease and Commissioner Precinct 2 Joel Kelton being in opposition.
Organizers of a recent benefit for James Anderson held Saturday report the hamburger fundraiser was a huge success and wish to thank the community along with several businesses who showed support. The fundraiser was held to help Anderson who has been battling cancer.
According to TexasBank officials, the event sold 210 hamburgers and raised more than $2300 as people “gave from the heart.”
The TexasBank Bangs branch staff and their families, Gregg Dodds and TexasBank Brownwood cooked, served and supported the event for Anderson. They ask the public to continue to support and pray for him.
“Please keep James and other members of our TexasBank family in your daily prayers as they continue to battle this terrible disease,” asked Charlie Gravell of TexasBank in Bangs in a recent email.
Brown County Sheriff’s Office honored a Brown County man on Monday for his heroic actions that helped kill the gunman who perpetrated the Peach House murders in July of last year.
Citizen Vic Stacy was presented with a certificate of valor by Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs who described him as a hero that hot Sunday afternoon, July 29, 2012. Grubbs stated that Stacy saved the life of Early Police Sgt. Steven Means as he responded that day and possibly many more lives that day.
The last time you popped a frozen pot pie in the microwave, did you read the cooking/reheating instructions? It is very easy to just throw these convenience meals in the microwave without taking the time to read how to properly cook them. Convenience foods can be purchased frozen, refrigerated, or right off the shelf. Because each food has different cooking requirements, it is imperative to read and follow the manufacturer’s cooking instructions. The majority of these foods are not ready to eat straight out of the package, and typically, some further cooking is required.
Not following label directions can lead to undercooked food, thus leading to food borne illness. Follow the basic steps provided while cooking convenience foods to help reduce your risk of getting a food borne illness. You might find that proper cooking requires a conventional, convection, or toaster oven and not a microwave. Instructions are specific to that product and may not be applicable to all ovens. Remember to stir, cover, and rotate foods to allow for even cooking.
Another important consideration in convenience foods is the microwave wattage. Do you know the wattage of your microwave? Wattage is found on the inside of the door or on the back side of the appliance. If your microwave’s wattage is lower than what is recommended on the instructions, it will more than likely take longer for your food to be cooked and reach its proper internal temperature. Typically, the higher wattage of a microwave you have, the less time it will take that food to reach its proper temperature.
VFW Post 3278 along with the Ladies and Men’s Auxiliaries will observe the beginning of operations against Kosovo at 6:00 PM Wednesday, 13 March at the VFW Post, 2300 Stephen F. Austin.
Veterans of Kosovo are invited to attend. VFW membership benefits will be presented to the Veterans.
HPU performers gathered Sunday evening to rehearse for the upcoming “Rock: Then and Now” concert. The event will be held March 22-23 at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the university’s Mims Auditorium. Tickets are $5 each and available for purchase online at www.hputx.edu/rock. Tickets are also available at the School of Music and Fine Arts and at the door on the evenings of the concerts.
“Rock: Then and Now” will feature HPU faculty, students and alumni performing family-friendly songs by a variety of musicians including Elvis Presley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Whitney Houston, Journey, Coldplay, the Beatles and more.
Brownwood Lions Kevin Hobbs and Jaylen Bocknite competed at the Regional Powerlifting Meet in West on Saturday.
Kevin participated in the Super Heavy Weight division, finishing the day with a personal best of a total of 1380lbs. He also had a personal best in squat with 600lbs.
Jaylen participated in the 220lb Division, and he also had a personal best with a 500lb squat.
"Both Kevin and Jaylen had a great year, breaking many personal records throughout the year" said Head Powerlifting Coach Jim Taylor.
An indictment for aggravated perjury against local attorney William “Bill” Ruth will be thrown out according to court records; just one week after the indictment was handed down by a Brown County grand jury.
Ruth filed a Motion to Quash the indictment last Thursday with a response from special prosecutor Evan Pierce-Jones coming on Friday stating “The state of Texas does not oppose the Defendant’s Supplemental Motion to Quash Indictment in this cause.”
Ruth said that his Motion to Quash was based on a law that states that a grand jury may not charge a defendant for aggravated perjury if it is the same jury where the alleged statement was made.
“My family has been humiliated enough by the ridiculous allegations brought against me,” Ruth said Saturday in a statement he released. “As stated in my Motion to Quash and Motion to Disqualify the Special Prosecutor, the prosecutor cannot even identify how my testimony was anything but true. So, I'm not surprised that my Motion to Quash was successful.”
- Brownwood Bluebonnet Relay Results and Photo Gallery
- Woodland Heights Elementary Announces STAR Students for the 4th Six Weeks
- Brown County 4-H News and Notes
- Early ISD Welcomes New Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Kent Hawthorne to the Herd
- Comptroller Releases March Sales Tax Allocations
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/8 - Man Arrested after Alleged Assault of Woman and Baby
- Principally Coins & Metal Detectors Now Open in Early
- HPU Students Recognized by Faculty for Achievements in Christian Studies
- Brownwood ISD Addresses Concerns about CSCOPE
- Hamburger Lunch Benefit for James Anderson Saturday, March 9 in Bangs
- Citizen to be Recognized for Heroic Actions
- Empty Bowls Project Set for March 28th