Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, June 6, 2014.
Wednesday, June 4
*8:27 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 3200 block of 2nd Street regarding a follow-up of a harassment report.
*9:43 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a reckless driver call on Hwy 183 South. According to the report, the deputy was able to locate the suspect vehicle and made a traffic stop. The driver, identified as 36-year-old Kimberly Ann Sims, failed multiple field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving while intoxicated blood alcohol content equal to or greater than 0.15 after a breath specimen registered 0.172, the report states. Sims was taken to the Brown County Jail and her vehicle was impounded, according to the report.
Thursday, June 5
*5:45 AM – Brown County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 66-year-old Henry Lee Smith after making a traffic stop for reckless driving. The stop was made on South Main Street and Fisk Street after Smith refused to pull over after traveling approximately a half a mile, passing up ample opportunities to pull over, the report states. The subject was detained after he came to a stop at the above location and had put his vehicle into reverse moving backward towards the deputy’s patrol unit, the report states. Lee appeared to be under the influence of something other than alcohol, and after refusing sobriety tests, was found to be in possession of a pill which was identified as generic Soma, a schedule 4 medication, according to the report. Smith refused a blood draw and was charged with evading arrest detention with vehicle, possession of a dangerous drug and driving while intoxicated, the deputy reported. He was then transported to the Brown County Jail.
Brownwood Regional Medical Center hosted their semi-annual disaster drill Friday morning from 8 AM until noon.
The "mock" tornado drill included the Brown County Disaster Trailer and triage tent setup along with participation from the Texas State Guard to give readiness and training for the use of these assets in an emergency situation with possible mass casualties. The scenario of the drill included mass casualties as if the area suffered damage as a tornado made a path through the Brown County area at 9:00 AM.
Texas Department of Transportation will host 25 open house events in cities across the state, including Brownwood, asking the public for input to guide the development of the Texas Transportation Plan 2040 – the state’s multimodal, long-range transportation plan.
Brownwood is on the schedule for Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Brownwood TxDOT District Office, located at 2495 US 183 N. Other meetings throughout the state will be held from Monday, June 9th through August 5th. For the list of open house locations and times, click here.At the open houses, attendees can review displays, talk with staff and provide input using an interactive prioritization tool. Public input will help TxDOT develop priorities for the Texas Transportation Plan 2040.
The Arts Council of Brownwood is pleased to announce the premier of its new website.
The Arts Council is organized to promote the arts, facilitate fine arts activities, encourage coordination between organizations, foster the arts, and create cultural tourism in the City of Brownwood.With the new website, the Arts Council hopes to help coordinate arts events in the Brownwood area by providing a calendar that includes all arts events in the Brownwood area. The website also includes news stories about area arts events, information about organizations in the Brownwood area that help to further our purpose of promoting the arts, and information about grants from the Arts Council.
The Brownwood Municipal Police Association in conjunction with the Brown County Fair Association will be holding a Junior Rodeo playground area on Saturday, June 14th from 10:00 till 2:00p.m.
The area will have bounces houses, a climbing rock wall and other games all for free and the public is invited to bring their children to play area after the rodeo parade. The play area will be located in the 400 block of Fisk, across from Verizon and next to Harris Broadband.
So plan to come enjoy the Brown County Rodeo Parade, organized by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, which will take place Saturday, June 14th at 10 AM.Entries are still being accepted. There is no fee to enter the parade. Entry forms are available at www.brownwoodchamber.org. Entry forms may be returned to the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce office at 600 E. Depot Street.
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office has had an ongoing investigation on Brown County traffickers who obtained significant quantities of methamphetamine from suspects in Brady, Texas, according to Sheriff Bobby Grubbs. This investigation has led to the arrest of five people with more arrests expected as the investigation continues.
The following information was released regarding the investigation:
“Brown County deputies with the assistance of the Brady Police Department worked cooperatively on June 4, 2014, on a surveillance of a residence in the 1400 block of S. College in Brady. At about 8:15 p.m., a search warrant was executed by the BCSO tactical unit in concert with the Brady Police Department and McCullough County Sheriff’s Office.Inside the residence, officers seized approximately 60 grams of high grade crystalline methamphetamine (also known as ICE) and associated paraphernalia. At the residence, officers arrested Chester Horton, Victor Jordan Hernandez and Stephen Gomez. Gomez and Horton are known Brownwood area drug dealers. Officers also seized a counter-surveillance system and several cameras. Phillip David Gomez, also a Brownwood area drug dealer and the target of the investigation fled the residence minutes before officers executed the hard entry warrant. Cooperative efforts to locate Phillip Gomez are ongoing in McCullough and Brown Counties.
As my readers may know, last February I opened a coin shop and metal detector store in Early. In some respects, this seems to be an odd pairing of unrelated ventures. However, let me explain the solid connection between the two hobbies.
First of all, this area of Texas has two kinds of treasure tales that one hears fairly often.
The earliest treasures are those that were “lost” by the Spaniards that explored much of the Southwest. If you’ll remember, the Spanish’s main goal, after converting the natives to Christianity, was to find all the gold they could find. There are stories of old Spanish mines, old Spanish smelters for melting gold and silver, and reports of both gold and silver bars, all found if not in Brown County, then within the surrounding counties. For example, the legendary lost San Saba mine, near Menard, is not more than a hundred miles from here. The legend of Jim Bowie’s mine says that his mine wasn’t very far from Brown County.These Spanish treasure caches, supposedly, were caused when the Comanche Indians got too close to the Spanish expeditions. They were hidden to prevent them from being stolen. Then, the caches were lost or forgotten to be searched for centuries later. Nearly a hundred years ago, Texas historian J. Frank Dobie wrote Legends of Texas in two short volumes that record many of these stories.
Brown County Relay for Life honored cancer survivors with a dinner Thursday at Victory Life Academy Chapel.
The dinner is hosted annually before the event to recognize those who have fought the battle against the disease. A meal including desert, entertainment and games was provided. Sponsors of the dinner were Victory Life Church, Hook & Anchor, Whataburger, Underwood’s, Lemon’s BBQ, Sticks BBQ, Brownwood Regional Medical Center and G4S.
Relay Survivor Chair Marian Deans spoke of the success of the event.
“It really warmed my heart to see our community come together for an evening to celebrate our survivors, our heroes,” said Deans. “We are already making plans for next year’s to be even more special.”
This year’s relay honorees and their families attended the dinner as well. Child survivor 6-year-old Yelana Martin and adult survivor Brandy Bishop will each arrive at the event Friday evening via helicopter. At about 7:30 PM recognitions will be made from the football field which will then lead into the survivor lap led by Martin and Bishop. All cancer survivors in attendance will start the Relay with their traditional first lap around the track.
“The New Landscape, where water is optional” program will be held Tuesday June 10, 2014. This program is the next in a Lunch-N-Learn series of home horticulture programs. It will be held at the Brown County Extension Office located at 605 Fisk Avenue in Brownwood.
“The New Landscape” program will begin at 12 noon on June 10th. This program will focus on natives, plant selection, and efficient watering tips. Karen Richardson, Texas Landscape Architect from Glen Rose, Texas will present the program.Karen Richardson has an M.S. degree in Landscape Architecture. She owns River Glen Studio which provides commercial and residential site designs and consultations.
The PAWS program at the Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex pairs a select group of TJJD youth with K-9 partners from the local Corinne T. Smith Animal Shelter for 12 weeks. During this time, the dogs learn basic commands, improve their socialization skills and earn the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizenship certification. The youth benefit by learning to demonstrate empathy, compassion and responsibility. They are responsible for their dogs at all times and do all the feeding, walking, grooming and training. The youth and their companion form great bonds during this time, helping both of them. Currently Ron Jackson has three AKC graduates ready for adoption.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, June 5, 2014.
Wednesday, June 4
*12:55 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of Belle Plain Street regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant stated that he had left his iPhone and “jam box” at the residence the night before by mistake. When he returned for the items, this date, he discovered that they were missing, the report states. A possible suspect has been identified, the report states.
*1:18 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 900 block of Booker Street regarding narcotics. According to the report, the complainant advised she had located narcotics in a rented room. The officer was later given consent to search the room by the renter, narcotics were located and an arrest was made, the report states. The renter, 23-year-old Howard Lee Adams of Brownwood was charged with possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
*2:21 PM – Brownwood Police were called to Wal-Mart regarding theft. According to the report, an employee noticed a male subject conceal merchandise in his pockets before exiting the building without paying for the items. The male was stopped and detained by the officer and issued a citation for Class C theft.*11:14 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the report of the theft of a firearm from a residence on Feather Bay Blvd. near Lake Brownwood. According to the report, the complainant stated that her Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver had been stolen. A possible suspect was named, the report states.
- Woodland Heights Elementary Announces STAR Students for the Final Six Weeks
- HPU Education Professor Publishes Children’s Book
- Tickets Now Available for 51st Annual Brown County Rodeo
- VFW Donates iPad Minis to Autism Support Group
- Students from HPU’s Pre-College Music Program Earn Honors at State Music Competition
- Man Stabbed in Back During Fight
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- Howard Payne University Named Early Chamber’s May Business Spotlight
- Law Enforcement Blotter 6/4
- BISD to Host USDA 2014 Summer Feeding Program
- Reminder: Heartland Rod Set for This Weekend, June 6 & 7
- Photography Group to Meet Thursday, June 5th