Red Cross brought fire victims financial help and support to get through the first few days of loss after their home burned Saturday night on Durham Avenue in Brownwood.At approximately 10:30 p.m., 25-year-old Mabel Miller received a call that the home she had been renting in the 1800 block of Durham Avenue, along with all of the contents, was on fire. Miller and two of her children lived in the house with her now ex-boyfriend and one of his male friends and were in the process of relocating. Unfortunately, none of their belongings had been moved out of the house when the fire occurred and they lost everything, according to Miller. She also stated that Saturday was her birthday.
Loud explosions or “booms” were heard Sunday evening across the county as the Texas Army National Guard trained at Camp Bowie.
Lt. Col. Jamey Creek of the Texas Army National Guard explained in an email that the noise was from the demolition range being used as a Route Clearance Company was completing their pre-mobilization training at Camp Bowie.
“They have conducted all individual and crew served weapons certification,” said Creek. “One of their final tasks is demolition training, which will be used in country to dispose of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).”The series of loud explosions were heard across Brown County starting around 5:20 PM on Sunday.
Two local Republican groups will offer political forums this week prior to the start of early voting in the upcoming Republican Primary Election.
The first will be Monday, February 10th at 7 PM at Adams Street Community Center in Brownwood, 510 E. Adams. The forum, organized by Brown County Republican Women’s Club, will include county candidates.
All local candidates running in the Republican Primary have been invited to participate. Each will be given 3 minutes to state who they are, why they are running and what changes they would like to implement. Voters will have an opportunity to submit written questions for the candidates where there is more than one running for the office.
The second forum is scheduled for Thursday, February 13th at 6 PM at the Ranger College, 300 Early Blvd., on the backside of the Heartland Mall. Candidates in both local and state Republican Primary races have been invited and most have confirmed representation. The Pecan Valley Republican Women are organizing this event.
Brown County 4-H is supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
10 – Photography Workshop 5:00p.m. at Extension Office
11 – Early 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at EarlyFirst Baptist Church
11 – Brownwood 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Extension Office
11 – Bangs 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Bangs FCS Classroom
12 – Shooting Sports Meeting 6:00p.m. at the Extension Office
12 – Brookesmith 4-H Club Meeting 6:00p.m. at Brookesmith ISD
17 – Extension Office Closed for Presidents Day
18 – Consumer Decision Making Practice 5:00p.m. at Extension Office
25 – Consumer Decision Making Practice 5:00p.m. at Extension Office
BROWN COUNTY FAIR CHECKS
The checks for the Brown County Youth Fair will be available for you to pick up on Monday February 10th. A thank you letter should be written to each buyer who contributed towards your project. Make sure that it is stamped and addressed and turned in to the Extension Office! You will not receive your check until we receive your thank you letters. Hand written “thank you” letters are best but, depending on your personality and penmanship a typed letter can also be appropriate. Thank each person individually, don’t try and thank a group of people in one letter.
Brownwood Fire Department was called to the scene of a house fire Saturday night in the 1800 block of Durham Avenue.
Firefighters were dispatched at approximately 9:20 p.m. to the report of a bedroom on fire. The back of the home became fully engulfed as firefighters arrived on scene.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Annual Mystery Dinner Theater (MDT), which will be a special 1940s Dinner and Dance on February 15th benefiting the Ark Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Shelter.
Added to the widely popular Mystery Dinner fundraiser this year is the Bill Smallwood Swing Band, which will perform during a “jumping – jiving” dance. There will be silent and live auctions, a steak dinner, and drinks along with the 1940’s style swing dance.
The event will be held on Saturday, February 15th at 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Brownwood Regional Airport Hangar.
Individual tickets for the event are $45, and include a catered steak dinner, live and silent auctions, and the swing dance. Tickets may be purchased through the Ark’s website (click here), or by calling the administration office at 325-643-2699 or toll free at 888-313-2699.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, February 7, 2014.
Wednesday, February 5
*4:02 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 500 block of W. Commerce regarding fraud. According to the report, employees of a local check cashing business advised that a check had been cashed in the amount of $1500 on January 21st and this financial instrument had been later determined to be a fraudulent check. Information was obtained about the suspect, the report states.
*4:19 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 100 block of E. Anderson Street regarding a hit and run. According to the report, the complainant stated that an SUV-type vehicle had attempted to make a U-turn which led to the crash. The suspect vehicle fled the scene of the crash, the report states. An investigation and evidence on the scene enabled police to locate the suspect vehicle; however at the time of the report, no contact has been made with the owner of the suspect vehicle.
*4:44 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Vincent Street regarding an assault. According to the report, it was determined that a 29-year-old male was assaulted by a 25-year-old female. The male suffered a small laceration to the upper lip and a bloodied nose, the report states. The female had left the scene prior to the officer’s arrival, according to the report.
TYLER, Texas - Brandon Gould scored a career high 32 points for Howard Payne in a 97-93 conference loss to the University of Texas at Tyler Thursday evening.The Yellow Jackets would lead for most of the second-half, but UT-Tyler took the lead with 2:30 minutes remaining to secure the win.
Brownwood City Council will not meet as regularly scheduled, on Tuesday, February 11 due to the lack action items for council to consider according to City Manager Bobby Rountree.
Early High School’s Tennis team braved the snow and freezing temperatures Thursday in Llano to bring home gold and silver medals.Luke Broussard and Chris Martin earned 1st place in doubles. Austin Carlisle placed 1st followed by Cody Luttrell in 2nd place in singles.
This past month, just as in every December or January for the past several decades, a small plane flew the length of the Texas coast while a wildlife biologist trained for the job looked out the aircraft's window and counted geese.
Flying a systematic route over the state's coast-rimming marshes and what originally was the extensive prairies inland from those wetlands, the plane's track took the observer over the traditional wintering grounds for almost all wild geese - snow, blue, Ross's, Canada, white-fronted - migrating down North America's Central Flyway.
That same week, a plane with a similar crew and mission - biologists counting wintering waterfowl - flew over a region of Arkansas known as the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, an area that for millennia wintered millions of ducks but, until just a few years ago, insignificant numbers of geese.
The results of those flights offer further proof of a stunningly dramatic shift in goose behavior that has left Texas' waterfowlers struggling to understand what happened and provide insight helping answer that question.
- Brownwood Police Release January 2014 Crime Statistics
- 5th Annual Brown County Coin Show Set for Feb. 14-15
- Law Enforcement Blotter 2/6
- Health Department Announces Extended Hours for Immunizations
- Faircloth to Retire After 10 Years at Brownwood High School
- Marine Corps All–Star Jazz Band Performs for Area Band Students
- Haynes Files for Re-Election
- Cold Weather Won’t Stop Insects
- Emergency Responders Kept Busy with Pair of Vehicle Accidents Wednesday Evening
- Orders Now Being Taken for Lady Lions Softball Shirts
- Sheriff Offers Additional Comments regarding Smuggling Ring at the Brown County Jail
- Internal Investigation Leads to Arrest of Jailer and 5 Others for Smuggling Contraband into Jail