First Baptist Church, Brownwood, is pleased to welcome home Grammy & Dove award winning artist Cynthia Clawson to lead in worship through the special music during their 10:50 a.m. Worship Service this Sunday, October 6th. While a student at Howard Payne University, Cynthia was active in the FBC College Ministry. The public is cordially invited to join the congregation in worship.
Clawson’s biography follows:Referred to by many as the “singer’s singer” and called “The most awesome voice in gospel music” by Billboard Magazine, Cynthia Clawson has received a Grammy and five Dove awards for her work as a songwriter, vocal artist and musician. Her career has spanned over four decades with 22 recordings to her credit.
The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department, Public Health Preparedness (PHP) office announces the winner of the Family Emergency Kit, Rosie Cadena (Barbara Cadena, her mother, is pictured) and the winner of the Emergency Hazard Radio, Janiece Johnson.Entries for the drawings were accepted at the PHP booth at the Brownwood Reunion Celebration. The Family Emergency Kit included all items recommended for inclusion in family emergency kits except for family specific items such as baby diapers and pet supplies. The emergency hazard radio included a light and a hand crank for powering and charging of cellular devices.
Residents across Brown County participated in the 2013 National Night Out with block parties Tuesday evening.
Organizers of the event said that more than 40 block parties were held across the county. Neighborhoods held these cookouts, pot-lucks, games, and other activities to help heighten crime and drug prevention awareness in their neighborhoods. National Night Out also helped neighbors get to know each other and helped strengthen relationships between residents and local law enforcement.“This is Brown County’s fourth year to participate in National Night Out,” said Ray Tipton, Marketing Manager for the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and co-organizer for National Night Out in Brown County. “Residents in the county need to know the people that live around them so they can keep their neighborhoods safe. National Night Out is a great time to get to know who lives in your neighborhood so residents can look out for each other – that is the core component to this event.”
The Howard Payne University Sports Hall of Fame will add just one new member in the spring of 2014. Dr. Don Newbury '61, long-time speaker, writer and former Howard Payne president, will be inducted in a roast-style ceremony on May 2, 2014.
The Howard Payne Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Jackson Room of HPU's Meyer Faith and Life Leadership Center. The event is also part of a HPU Sports Hall of Fame Weekend that includes the second annual SHOF Golf Tournament (four-man scramble) on Saturday, May 3.
Educated in Brown County, Don Newbury holds B. A., Master of Journalism and Ph.D. degrees from Howard Payne University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Texas, respectively, with post-doctoral study at Notre Dame. In 2008, he received Howard Payne's highest award: The Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.While in college, he was sports editor of the college newspaper, sportswriter for the local newspaper and sports director for the radio station. During a six-year stint as Publicity Director of the Lone Star Conference, he hosted a syndicated weekly radio program with LSC coaches; it was carried by radio stations across Texas. He also was a correspondent for several major Texas newspapers, and received the National Award of Merit from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in Kansas City for his work in intercollegiate sports promotion.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, October 01, 2013.
Monday, September 30
*5:36 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Slayden Street, Camelot Apartments, regarding burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, the caller advised that he had observed three subjects stealing property from a vehicle. The property was recovered and returned to the owner, the report states. The incident is pending further investigation according to the officer’s report.
*8:13 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 3400 block of Cottage Street regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, during the overnight hours of September 29 and September 30, someone burglarized the complainant’s vehicle and stole a Glock .40 caliber handgun and an iPhone 4.
*10:47 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Durham Avenue regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, the complainant stated that during the night the vehicle was burglarized and several medications were taken along with the complainant’s wallet.*1:15 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 2200 block of 9th Street regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, a radar detector was taken from the vehicle during the incident.
Good Samaritan Ministries along with donors Big Country Ford and Hawk Hill Sales presented raffle winner Forrest Snyder of Brownwood the keys to his new Massimo UTV on Tuesday afternoon at Big Country Ford.Snyder is a Brownwood resident who, along with his wife Marianna, volunteers their time in the Good Samaritan Ministries food pantry. Snyder has also served as a past GSM board member. Snyder’s name was drawn at noon on Saturday, September 28th, at Big Country Ford by Good Samaritan Ministries Executive Director Angelia Bostick.
Keep Brownwood Beautiful cut a ribbon Monday to celebrate their new membership to the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and to promote their upcoming county-wide clean up event scheduled for this Saturday, October 5th.The clean up is a great chance to get rid of unwanted items from area residences.
Reports released for the week of September 23-29, 2013 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 22 medical emergencies, 2 fire calls, and 2 motor vehicle accidents.
Reports of interest include the following:
Tuesday, September 24
*7:02 PM – BFD responded to a two-vehicle accident in the 400 block of W. Commerce. Firefighters checked for injuries and provided first aid.
*7:40 PM – BFD was dispatched to a fire call in the 800 block of Hendricks. The incident was determined to be arcing, shorted electrical equipment.
Friday, September 27*7:53 AM – BFD was responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 3200 block of Milam Drive. Fire crews assisted Guardian EMS with loading of the patient for transport.
Brenda Arp is formally announcing her intent to file as a candidate in the Republican Primary for the office of Brown County District Clerk. Brenda is currently Court Coordinator for Brown County Court-at-Law, for the Honorable Judge Frank Griffin, a position held since 2006. After learning the current clerk, Jan Brown will not seek re-election and of her impending retirement, several friends and family have encouraged Brenda to seek the office of District Clerk.
Brenda is married to Billy Arp, who is a Brown County Deputy Sheriff for the past 24 years. They have 5 children and 2 grandsons, with another grandson due in October this year. They are members of the Early First Baptist Church where she currently teaches a Sunday school class and choir. Billy and Brenda reside in Early, Texas where they have lived the past 12 years.
Brenda has been a long time Brown County employee first serving in the Brown County Sheriff’s Office as secretary. During her time there she was later an assistant to the administrator and her duties included sex offender registration, terminal agency coordinator for the TCIC state wide, and NCIC nationwide criminal information center. She was responsible for all entries into the computer system for both stolen property as well as wanted subjects. Brenda served under Sheriff Bill Donahoo, Sheriff Glen Smith, and Sheriff Bobby Grubbs until she was hired as the Brown County Court Administrator in 2006. Click here for more information.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports during the September 2013 session of the Brown County Grand Jury, 28 indictments were returned against 21 people.
The District Attorney’s office does not release names on new indictments until after the Grand Jury proceedings have been processed through the District Clerk's office. Also, names are not released of those indicted but not yet arrested due to an indictment being sealed until the time of the arrest.
Joseph Ryan Garrett: Possession of a Controlled Substance
Brent Mears: Driving While Intoxicated with Child Passenger
Mariana Cintron Ramirez: Driving While Intoxicated with Child Passenger
Justin Daniell: Burglary of a Habitation, Repeat Offender; Burglary of a Vehicle; Credit Card or Debit Card Abuse; Burglary of a Habitation Repeat Offender.
Christopher Delarosa: Abandoning or Endangering a Child; Possession of a Controlled Substance – Drug Free Zone.Colin David Matthews: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm; three counts Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon, Repeat Offender; and Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence, Repeat Offender.
One of central Texas’ first zombie runs is coming to Riverside Park in Brownwood at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 26th, benefiting the Brown County United Way.
Organizers from 3M Brownwood invite the public to be a part of the adventure, anyone and everyone can participate. The Zombie 5K Getaway is a 5K fun run in which human runners are trying to “survive” the zombies chasing after them. Zombie runners will be released 3 minutes after the human runners start.
In addition to the zombie runners, there will be zones in which zombie roamers (who are slower) will provide interference for the zombie runners, and may even pick up a few human lives as well, say organizers.
The race will be timed by Race Day Event Services. Participation is open to males and females of all ages. Runners may choose to be a human or zombie runner or a zombie roamer in the zombie classification.
Human Runner – Trying to avoid the zombies, gets a 3 minute head start over the zombie runners, and gets to dodge the zombie roamers. Human runners will wear a survival belt with 3 flags on it.
Zombie Runner – Chases the human runners the entire course, after a 3 minute head start of the human runners.
- “Drive 4UR School” Fundraiser Provides Opportunity to Support 2014 BHS Project Graduation
- Cowboy Capital Rollergirls are approaching $10,000 in Community Donations and are Now Recruiting
- Brownwood Historical CD to Benefit Pecan Valley Genealogical Society
- HPU to Present “Into the Woods” During Homecoming Weekend – Photo Gallery
- Spay-ghetti Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit Corinne T. Smith Animal Shelter Spay/Neuter Program Set for October 10
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/30
- Brown County 4-H News and Notes
- Brown County Commissioners Adopt 2013/2014 Budget and Increased Tax Rate
- WATCH D.O.G.S. Kick-Off Pizza Party to be Held at Woodland Heights Elementary Oct. 3
- 6th Annual Health Fair at Care Nursing and Rehab Set for October 11th
- Fisher Named Farm Bureau Player of the Week
- Off Mic with Ben Cox: So what can YOU do?