Brownwood Man Sentenced to 135 Months in Federal Prison for Enticing a Minor Child to Engage in Sexual Activity
Amarillo, TX - Luis Gerardo Alvarado, 22, was sentenced this morning, by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson, to 135 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in September 2013 to one count of enticement of a minor and aiding and abetting. Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
According to documents filed in the case, while living in Brownwood, Texas, Alvarado met a minor female, who lived in Coleman County, Texas, by contacting her through Facebook chat. From mid-March 2013 until April 8, 2013, Alvarado communicated with the minor female and attempted to persuade and entice her to engage in sexual activity with him. Alvarado knew the minor female was under 17 years of age. Alvarado has been in federal custody since July 1, 2013, when he was received from state custody, where he was being held on pending state charges.
Dad finally said I could go along on the annual pheasant hunt in northern Indiana, I think I was 14 years old. I guess he thought I had graduated from squirrels and rabbits. Boy was I excited and cleaned my trusty .410 Mossberg bolt action, over and over.Dad bought me a box of Remington 3 inch shells with number 5 shot; he said pheasants were tough to bring down. We got up at 5a.m. to make the drive to Kentland, dad knew some farmers there that would let us hunt. In those days you could drive in and ask permission and if you shared some of your pheasants they would let you hunt. Now you have to pay to lease hunting and most of it is already leased ahead of time.
The Early Chamber of Commerce named F&M Bank its business of the month for September 2013. F&M Bank is located at 118 Early Blvd.F&M Bank is a proud supporter of the Early community and is proud to offer the first personalized Early ISD checks and Early Longhorns Debit Card to their customers.
Kason King of Zephyr recently participated in the sectional competition of the NFL’s Punt, Pass, and Kick contest and took home top honors in the 12-13 year-old boys division.
The sectional competition was held on October 19th at McMurry University in Abilene, where King took first place in his division. Each participant was given one chance for a punt, a pass, and a kick. These events were then scored based on the distance.
The Brownwood High School HOSA team became minions for the future of health care and cystic fibrosis on Saturday, November 2. The group set up a screen at Gordon Wood Stadium and projected the popular movie “Despicable Me” for the children of Brown County.Prior to the showing of the movie, everyone was asked to search the underside of the bleachers for paper minions, and those that found them received 2 pound bags of popcorn.
A weekend Re-Fashion Retreat will be held from Dec. 13-15 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center, 5600 Farm-to-Market Road 3021 near Brownwood, said program coordinators.
The Re-Fashion Retreat will feature educational sessions conducted by members of the Texas 4-H Clothing and Textiles youth advisory board, fashion industry experts and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel, according to Mark Carroll, 4-H and youth development specialist and center program director.
“Re-Fashion Retreat is designed to provide 4-H members and adult volunteers an opportunity to receive the most current information on new categories within the fashion review of the 4-H clothing project,” Carroll said. “Participants will engage in hands-on skills assessment, followed by workshops aimed at increasing knowledge and developing skills for re-fashioning garments and for shopping on a very limited budget.”He said the retreat is for 4-H members age eight and older and adult chaperones. Participants will arrive at the center between 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and the program will conclude the afternoon of Dec. 15.
The driver in Monday night’s high speed chase from Early to Rising Star is now in custody according to Early Police Chief David Mercer.
30-year-old Joshua Anthony Silvers of Santa Anna, California has been released from Hendricks Hospital in Abilene Thursday. Taylor County Sheriff’s Office arrested Silvers on warrants issued in Brown County for Felony DWI and Felony Evading Arrest.
On Monday, Silvers was driving a maroon 2-door Thunderbird, believed to be driving while intoxicated, and committed a traffic violation in the 900 block of Early Blvd according to Mercer. Corporal Brandon McMillian began to follow the vehicle which accelerated to speeds of 70 mph in the 300 block of Early Blvd. The vehicle then turned north on Hwy 183 toward Rising Star, and continued traveling at speeds of 100 mph.As the pursuit approached the county line, Eastland County Law Enforcement was notified of the vehicle approaching their county and entered the city limits of Rising Star at 8:40 p.m. driving on bare front wheel rims.
The BRMC Volunteers are pleased to announce that BRMC Volunteer Joanie Thomas has been selected as the October 2013 BRMC Volunteer of the Month.
Joanie Thomas is a Charter Member of the Brownwood Regional Medical Center Volunteers having joined the organization in 1969. She is a familiar face in the Intensive Care Volunteer Service Area where she provides assistance to family members of patients in the Intensive Care Unit at BRMC. Joanie has served over 7000 hours of volunteer service at BRMC.The Volunteer of the Month Award is awarded by the BRMC Volunteers each month during the year. Recipients of the Award receive recognition and lunch at the Executive Board Meeting held in the month following the month for which they are selected. Each BRMC Volunteer of the Month recipient is recognized with a framed Volunteer of the Month certificate, a ‘For the Love of a Child’ pin which represents the motto of The Texas Association of Healthcare Volunteers for the 2013 - 2014 Volunteer Year and a ‘BRMC Volunteer of the Month’ bar.
Brownwood High School Project Graduation 2013 parents are selling playoff t-shirts.To order a shirt, please contact a parent or visit the concession stand in the high school gym on Thursday, November 14th starting at 4:30 PM.
Food Plaza donated $3000 to Brownwood ISD at Monday’s school board meeting that will be passed out to six recipient campuses as part of the Exxon Mobil Education Alliance Program.
PF&E and Food Plaza are working with Exxon Mobil in donating $2 million to school districts across America. The money is to help emphasize math and science programs.
To commemorate 15 years of partnership with the community, Family Services Center invites the public to an open house celebration on November 15th from 2-4 p.m. The event will be held in Brownwood at the Family Services Center - 901 Avenue B. Those instrumental in the creation of the center will be on hand to share stories and special memories about its inception. The Center’s Board of Directors and staff encourage everyone touched by the Center to join in on the celebration.
Over fifteen years ago, a dedicated group of community leaders, volunteers and agency representatives met to address community needs and find a way to speak out on behalf of families and children. It was then its “one-stop-shop” was conceptualized. Soon after, the Center became incorporated and gained a 501(c) (3) status. A grant awarded by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, now known as the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services allowed the Center the opportunity to begin serving families. LaNita Richmond the Executive Director of Brownwood’s Chamber of Commerce at that time was the key author of the grant proposal.
- Owen Signs Letter of Intent with Angelo State University
- Law Enforcement Blotter 11/13
- Finnigan Commits to University of Arkansas at Monticello
- Four HPU Lady Jackets on ASC All-Conference Teams
- Kohler to Host 1st Annual Brownwood “Turkey Trot” Benefiting United Way on November 28th
- Two-Car Accident on Hwy 377 Results in Arrest of One, Transport of Another
- Osteoporosis: Prevent It; Reverse Its Consequences
- Early Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Senior Care of Brownwood
- BMS Faculty to Play Students in Volleyball Game Fundraiser, Wednesday, Nov. 13th
- Rex Tackett Honored as 2013 Distinguished Citizen – Photos and Video
- Law Enforcement Blotter 11/12: Woman Arrested for Deadly Conduct
- Coleman Submits Letter of Resignation to BCWID Board