Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, May 02, 2014.
Tuesday, April 29
*7:09 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 500 block of E. Commerce regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, the complainant advised that she had left her purse in her vehicle while it was parked at a north Brownwood hotel, and when she returned to leave, she discovered a window broken out of the vehicle and the purse missing. An investigation of this incident also led to identifying the subjects involved in a theft from Wal-Mart, the report states.
*1:51 PM – While assisting with a warrant service in the 1500 block of Terrace Drive, two males walked up requesting to speak with a Brownwood Police officer about an incident of criminal mischief.*4:11 PM – While investigating a vehicle burglary, a Brownwood Police officer was informed by an anonymous subject that one of the subjects he was questioning was also involved in a theft from Wal-Mart. After completing the investigation, all subjects involved in the theft were identified, the report states. The investigation also led to more items being discovered stolen from Wal-Mart by the same subjects. The anonymous person also advised that the female had provided the officer the wrong name and date of birth, according to the report. Wal-Mart officials wished to pursue charges against the subjects involved, the report states.
The 51st Annual Brown County Rodeo is quickly approaching, June 12-14, and only a few box seats are still available according to rodeo officials.
There’s still time to sponsor a section of 10 reserved seats for all three nights of the rodeo. Box seats are all located along the edge of the arena, so get ready for the excitement. Box seats also have their sponsoring business or individual’s name displayed. Call Carey Thornberry at 325-642-9991 for more information on box seats.
Strong winds are expected to help dry out grass and brush this weekend potentially leading to an increase in wildfire activity. Texas A&M Forest Service urges residents to be mindful of local burn bans and exercise preventative measures to remain safe.
“The warm and dry weather this weekend will accelerate drying of vegetation across the state ahead of critical fire weather forecast over west Texas during the early part of next week,” said TFS Predictive Services Department Head Tom Spencer. “An increased potential for accidental fire starts will be present through this period, with the highest potential occurring when active fire weather is present.”
Along with the concerns for west Texas, hot weather and gusty winds in central and east Texas could cause an increase in fire potential this weekend.
“With vegetation dryness increasing around the state, we want residents to know ways they can prevent wildfires from starting and how they can protect themselves and their property,” said Melanie Spradling, TFS wildland urban interface specialist.
Brownwood Chamber to Present Excellence in Tourism Award May 7th During National Travel & Tourism Week
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will present their annual "Excellence in Tourism" award on Wednesday, May 7th during a reception event commemorating National Travel and Tourism Week. The event will take place at noon at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce office, 600 E. Depot Street in Brownwood.
The gathering amplifies the U.S. Travel Association's multiyear campaign-known as Travel Effect-to prove the huge impact that travel and tourism has on communities, businesses and local, state and national economies.
"The numbers tell the story: Travel supports 14.9 million jobs across the nation, including many right here in Brown County," said Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Tourism Director Sunni Modawell. "Not only do the rally and National Travel and Tourism Week celebrate the benefits of travel in our community, but the monumental week also allows us to inform elected officials and local citizens about the industry's true widespread effect in Texas and across America."
Locally, the Travel Effect is especially significant with over 600 jobs supported by travel and tourism in Brown County. Visitors spend over $50 million in each year in Brown County which generates over $1 million in sales tax revenue.
Four students from Brownwood Intermediate School earned the ability to compete in the State Robotics Competition on April 12th in Deer Park, Texas.
Will McIver, Jimmy Kniss, Hunter Day, and Tanner Roberts were chosen to represent their school after Brownwood Intermediate placed 2nd out of over 60 teams at the Area Competition held at Robert Lee in January, which clinched BIS one of the 60 spots in the state competition.
The 20th Annual Bangs Mayfest is set for Saturday, May 3rd at Bangs City Park, offering a fun day for everyone. The city park is located at the corner of Fitzgerald and 4th Street in Bangs.The Mayfest parade will kick off the day at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. The parade line up will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will travel down Fitzgerald, past the city park, and through the downtown area. Mayfest activities such as live music all day, arts and crafts as well as food booths, city wide garage sales, pony rides, face painting, bounce houses and a rock climbing wall will be open to the public beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Texas State Technical College West Texas presented awards to graduating students at the Brownwood campus Thursday night in their 2014 Spring student awards ceremony.
Students at the Brownwood campus received special honors Thursday including program awards, leadership awards, outstanding graduate awards and several special honors.Kris Messic received the President’s Award for the Brownwood campus. One graduate from each TSTC campus is selected for this award. Messic was not able to attend the ceremony.
The Howard Payne University Jazz Ensemble was awarded the rating of “Superior” in a three-judge panel unanimous decision at the 24th Annual Temple Jazz Festival held at Temple College last month. Six from HPU were also awarded certificates as Outstanding Soloists at the festival.
The Outstanding Soloists were Ryan Contreras, freshman from Early, tenor saxophone; Joseph Dunlap, 2009 HPU alumnus and staff accompanist, piano; Angel Hernandez, freshman from Brownwood, drums; Juan Hernandez, senior from Brownwood, tenor saxophone; Bobby Martinez, freshman from Lampasas, bass; and Ethan Yeats, senior from Big Spring, trumpet.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, May 01, 2014.
Friday, April 25
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy made contact with a caller regarding the confirmation of a case of rabies. According to the report, the caller’s dog had attacked a skunk in the area of County Road 456 and the skunk was sent to the lab for testing by a veterinarian’s office. Testing of the skunk revealed a confirmed case of rabies, the report states. The owner of the dog was instructed to quarantine the dog for 45 days in-home and given instructions of the quarantine procedures, according to the report.
Wednesday, April 30
*8:20 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Crockett Drive regarding the burglary of a building. An investigation led to the arrest of Kyle Blackburn for burglary of a building, the report states.
*Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on Hwy 377 East regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, two televisions were stolen and no suspect information was available.
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on Comanche Drive regarding an assault which had occurred earlier in the day. According to the report, the victim stated that 39-year-old Jennifer Diaz of May had shoved her down during the assault. Diaz was located and arrested for an active parole warrant, the report states. Diaz complained of chest pain and was taken to the emergency room where she was later medically cleared for jail, according to the deputy’s report. She was also issued a criminal trespass warning for the victim’s address.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Condor Document Services will hold a document shredding event during the Keep Brownwood Beautiful County-Wide clean-up day on Saturday, May 3rd from 8 AM - 2 PM. The event will take place underneath the Austin Avenue Overpass next to the Brownwood Intermediate School.
A mobile shredding truck will destroy all documents on site. Drive up and drop off up to 3 file boxes of documents. For each box of documents, please bring 2 non-perishable food items to be donated to the local food bank.
In addition to the document shredding, Keep Brownwood Beautiful and the City of Brownwood will be holding their county-wide clean-up.
Acceptable items accepted at the clean-up include brush, yard debris, household garbage, latex and spray paint (limit 10 gallons), metal, refrigerators (must be free of food), stoves, ovens, air conditioning units, anti-freeze, car batteries, passenger car tires (max 8 per household - no tires accepted from tire dealers), used motor oil (limit 5 gallons). No hazardous waste will be accepted.
Howard Payne University will host a book-signing event next Monday, May 5, to honor five faculty and staff members who have recently published books. The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Richard and Wanda Jackson Conference Room inside HPU’s Paul and Jane Meyer Faith and Life Leadership Center.
HPU authors recognized during the event will include Deborah Pierson Dill, administrative assistant for the School of Science and Mathematics; Dr. Derek Hatch, assistant professor of Christian studies; Dr. Melody Maxwell, assistant professor of Christian studies; John Nickols, assistant professor of history and political science and special assistant to the athletic director; and Dr. Daresa Voss, professor of education.
Set in Central Texas, “Perfect Shelter” is a contemporary Christian romance novel by Deborah Pierson Dill. Released in 2010, it is the first in a series of three novels published by Pelican Book Group. The other novels in the series are “Return to Me” and “Moving On.”
- Motorcyclist Airlifted Thursday Afternoon Following Two-Vehicle Accident
- Family Services Center 2014 100 Holes for Families
- Life Saving Click It or Ticket Mobilization to Begin in Brown County May 19th
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- Local Dance Students Win Awards
- Early Cash Mob Visits Sue’s Backyard
- Ol’ Sarge’s Crawfish & Shrimp Boil to be Hosted by the Brown County A&M Club May 10th
- Cecilia Abbott to Speak at Pecan Valley Republican Women’s Club May 22
- Tyler January of Brownwood to Present Senior Recital at HPU
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/30
- May Proclaimed Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month
- Early 5th Grade Science Fair Results