Reports released for the week of May 19-25, 2014 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 9 medical emergencies, 5 fire calls, 5 motor vehicle accidents, and 2 public assists.
Reports of interest include:
Monday, May 19
*11:26 AM – BFD responded to a two-vehicle accident with no injuries in the 800 block of West Commerce. The collision involved a motorcycle and an SUV.
Tuesday, May 20
*5:28 PM – BFD was dispatched to a two-vehicle accident with no injuries at 10th Street and Avenue B.
Wednesday, May 21
*10:34 AM – BFD was called to the 4100 block of 8th Street regarding responded to an alarm activation. Fire crews found nothing showing upon arrival. Remodeling caused alarm to be activated and there was no fire.*12:56 PM – BFD responded to a fire call in the 200 block of West Commerce regarding the smell of smoke in a store. Firefighters investigated and nothing was found.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
Monday, May 26
*4:53 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 500 block of Cordell Street regarding a citizen’s dispute. According to the report, the officer met with a subject involved in the dispute who stated that he was assaulted by another male who had left the scene prior to the officer’s arrival. The other subject was located and returned to the scene and the incident was documented, the report states.
*4:57 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to Wal-Mart regarding three females being detained for theft. According to the report, the three females were each issued citations for theft less than $50 and issued criminal trespass warnings.
*6:40 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 500 block of W. Commerce regarding theft. According to the report, surveillance video was reviewed and a license plate number of the suspect vehicle was obtained. The investigation is ongoing and charges are being pursued, the report states.
Tuesday, May 27*9:19 AM – The Brownwood ISD resource officer responded to the 1600 block of Calvert Road regarding a student found to be in possession of what was believed to be marijuana. According to the report, the student was found to be in possession of marijuana. The student was taken to the Brownwood Police Department and released to the juvenile probation officer.
Two Early Primary School students were on the radio Tuesday morning, May 27th as a reward for their reading comprehension and achievement.Adyson Jones and Bailee Kelcy, first graders, were interviewed on The Breeze FM 96.9 as a reward for passing 700 quizzes taken on books they have read during this their first grade year. Jones read 779 books while Kelcy read 734.
Dr. Bill Ellis, Howard Payne University president, was recently named president of the American Southwest Conference (ASC) Executive Committee. He will begin his one-year term Tuesday, July 1.The ASC, one of the largest intercollegiate athletic conferences in NCAA Division III, will begin its 19th year of league competition in 2014-15. Twelve colleges and universities located in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas hold membership in the athletic conference.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 11.31' low. Black bass to 6 pounds are excellent on green pumpkin and redbug soft plastic worms, and on craw colored crankbaits around docks in 1–5 feet. White bass are excellent on small spinnerbaits and crankbaits off lighted docks at night in 1–8 feet. Crappie are excellent on minnows and white or shad Li'l Fishies in 1–8 feet. Channel catfish to 4 pounds are good on shrimp and cut shad over baited holes. Blue catfish to 12 pounds are good on prepared bait in 5–10 feet Yellow catfish to 35 pounds are good on trotlines baited with perch, shrimp, and goldfish in 5–15 feet.
Lake ColemanWater clear; 72–76 degrees; 17.04' low. Black bass are good on watermelon red soft plastic lizards, crankbaits, and electric blue worms. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
The Early High School Band held its annual banquet earlier in May to cap off an outstanding year. At the banquet, directors, band members, parents, family, and friends reminisced on the successes of the year and about the great time that was had with each other.Additionally, the awards for the year were given out and the 2014 graduating class was recognized. This EHS Band senior class will graduate as one of the most decorated band senior classes in the history of Early High School.
Brownwood City Council ratified action taken by the Brownwood Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors to fund an infrastructure incentive of $30,000 to Stripes, LLC to help in the construction of a new convenience store, fuel station and truck stop at the southbound intersection of Highway 377 and Crockett Drive.
The company plans to build a 6,844 square foot convenience store with a Laredo Taco restaurant inside, fuel station and truck stop.
According to Brownwood City Manager Bobby Rountree, the incentive of $30,000 will help fund a signalized intersection with a turn lane into the property.
“Due to Texas Department of Transportation driveway permitting requirements, the store must utilize the signalized intersection at Hwy 377 and Crocket Drive as their primary entrance and exit,” explained Rountree. “TxDOT has committed to pay for the turning lane at a cost of $70,000. Stripes will be responsible for $133,000 worth of signal work plus the actual cost of constructing the driveways and has requested BEDC support for the signal work.”The real estate contract on the property is set to close mid-June, said Rountree.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
Monday, May 19
*Brownwood Police received a report of the theft of property. According to the report, the complainant stated that 25 locomotive lubricator brackets were stolen from the Texas Rock Crusher Railway’s property off of Hwy 377 which is used for storage.
Tuesday, May 20
*11:48 AM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding identification theft. According to the report, the complainant brought in eight checks which had been forged along with forgery affidavits. The complainant did not know who forged the checks, the report states.
*5:30 PM – Brown County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched regarding a person climbing into a building on north Highway 279. According to the report, deputies spoke with the occupants and the owner of the property which resulted in the suspect being issued a criminal trespass warning.*8:39 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a property on Highway 279 regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, the victim advised that he believed a known female had burglarized his vehicle. An investigation was begun, the report states.
Elections results were released by the Brown County Election Office in Tuesday’s primary runoff elections. Voting results are in for all precincts in the Brown County Primary Elections.
Cheryl Jones was elected District Clerk with 60.71% of the vote defeating opponent Brenda Arp.
Mike Holder defeated incumbent Bob Wall for the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 with the support of 65.44% of the voters.
Roy Parrack was elected in a closer race for Constable, Precinct 3 defeating opponent C.T. Ham with 55.26% of the vote.
The Brownwood High School 2014 Commencement will take place Friday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Brownwood Coliseum located at 500 E Baker Street.
A live streaming video of the event will be viewable online at www.brownwoodisd.org/bhsgraduation.
Recent storms have brought 5-10 inches of rainfall to Brown County, helping to raise the level of Lake Brownwood over the past few days.According to Brown County Water Improvement District General Manager Dennis Spinks, the rains have soaked into the watershed of the lake and now any further rain on the watershed will continue to add volume to Lake Brownwood. Currently at 1414.2 msl, Lake Brownwood is up a foot and still rising.
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