Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 11.61' low. Black bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish to 5 pounds are good on cheesebait in 5–10 feet. Yellow catfish to 25 pounds are good on trotlines baited with perch and goldfish in 3–10 feet.
Lake ColemanWater clear; 79–83 degrees; 17.13' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Tuesday, July 22
*9:13 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Bluffview Drive regarding theft. According to the report, a vehicle at the residence had fuel removed from it. The complainant advised that another vehicle had fuel stolen as well.
*4:24 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2200 block of Indian Creek regarding a loud party where a subject was reported to be “possibly ill or injured.” According to the report, this call led to a report for making alcohol available to a minor.
*11:15 AM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center. According to the report, a local business reported the theft of beer and a suspect was located.
*3:06 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 1600 block of 4th Street regarding an accident. According to the report, during this incident, a male subject backed into another vehicle and then fled the scene on foot. During the investigation, the male was identified.
*4:11 PM – Brown County Sheriff’s Office met with a complainant regarding two missing family members. According to the report, the male and female had not been seen since Sunday, July 20th and attempts at making contact with them have been unsuccessful.*4:45 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Lane Street regarding theft. According to the report, fuel was stolen from a vehicle. No suspects were known at the time of the report, police state.
A sewing summer camp is being offered at Brownwood High School in August. Incoming 3rd through 12th grade students are invited to attend; however space is limited to ten campers for each camp.
Campers will be taught basic sewing skills such as threading a sewing machine, using a standard pattern and how to measure for accuracy in a relaxed atmosphere. Campers need to arrive with supplies already purchased and ready to sew. They should also wear comfortable, casual clothing.
The camp goal is for each camper to take home a completed pair of boxer shorts.
The first camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on August 6-8 and will be for 3rd to 8th graders. A mid-morning snack will be provided. Students attending this camp should purchase the following supplies:Pattern: McCalls M6227
1 1/8 yard of woven cotton fabric
1 spool of thread to match fabric
1 yard ¾ inch wide no roll elastic
Optional seam ripper (just in case)
Scissors that will cut fabric
Tuesday Sonshine School is now accepting applications for the coming school year until August 12, 2014.Tuesday Sonshine School is a longtime parent's day out/preschool ministry of the Early Church of Christ. A faith based curriculum provides a full day of learning in a fun, loving atmosphere.
The Early Chamber of Commerce invites the public to attend the Early Pioneer Days Festival’s 2nd Annual Kick-off event at 11:00 AM on August 1st at 104 E. Industrial Drive in Early.
At the kick-off event, organizers will unveil the concert headliner for the Saturday night “Dance in the Barnyard.”The Early Pioneer Days committee invites the public to attend the kick-off and enjoy refreshments, photo ops and the big announcement.
28-yr-old Robert Conrad Zepeda of Brownwood was on the witness stand Wednesday in his aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault, unlawful restraint, and criminal mischief trial in the 35th District court in Brownwood. Zepeda is charged with an assault on Amanda Moscorro which took place January 26, 2014. Retired District Judge Dan Beck from La Grange is presiding over the case. Zepeda’s attorney, John Lee Blagg, questioned Zepeda on the details leading up to the alleged assault. Zepeda referred to Moscorro as his “common-law wife,” admitting they were not legally married. Zepeda said he intended to see his "wife" to try to win her back after they had separated about five months earlier.
Zepeda testified that he was at a party with Jose Galaviz who told Zepeda that the woman had Jeremy Ortega at her home at that moment. Zepeda told the jury that there was "bad blood" between him and Ortega, and hearing that Ortega was at home with Zepeda’s wife infuriated him. He went to Moscorro's house to confront Ortega, but had no intention of harming the woman. Zepeda said he beat on the front door. Nobody answered, but Zepeda said he heard "scrambling" noises in the house. Zepeda said he thought Ortega was trying to run away, so he pulled an air conditioner out of the window to get in. Moscorro ran out of the house and headed to a neighbor’s house when Zapeda caught up to her and held her.
The American Southwest Conference recently announced it 2014 pre-season football poll and Howard Payne was predicted to finish fifth after a vote of the league's head coaches, sports information directors and media members.
Howard Payne, who finished 4-6 overall and 2-4 in conference last season, received 41 points in the pre-season poll ahead of Sul Ross State in sixth. The Yellow Jackets were just four points behind the fourth spot, East Texas Baptist.
Have you noticed that many people walk as if they were really, really old and really, really tired? They might hunch over, they take short, awkward steps, their eyes are looking down, they take up most of the sidewalk... and yet they aren't really old!
On the other hand, think about how most teenagers walk. They smile, they laugh, and their feet go where they want them to go in light, bouncy steps. They even hop, skip, and jump now and then. And they never look down – except, of course, to check their phones. Their whole bodies turn to face whatever it is they’re interested in… or whomever it is they’re interested in.
Some blame it on age, while others blame diminished physical fitness due to slowed metabolism. So, what’s the truth? Does your metabolism really slow down as you age, or is it just an excuse?
The Howard Payne University athletic department announced on Tuesday (July 22) that Sam McCutchen has left the Lady Jacket soccer program to take the head women's soccer position at Georgetown High School in Georgetown, Texas.
McCutchen officially stepped down as the Howard Payne head women's soccer coach for the Georgetown High School Lady Eagles after eight seasons leading the Lady Jacket program.
Starting up the newly formed collegiate program in 2006, McCutchen guided the HPU women's program to the first winning season in only their third year of competition and to their first ASC playoff appearance in 2010.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, July 22, 2014:
Monday, July 21
*8:15 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1300 block of 8th Street regarding a burglary which had already occurred. According to the report, the complainant stated that while he was sleeping, someone came into his residence and stole two flat screen televisions. The complainant wished to pursue charges, the report states.
*11:45 PM – A Brownwood Police officer was on a call in the 7-11 convenience store parking lot, in the 3800 block of 4th Street, when she noticed a vehicle traveling south on 4th Street at a high rate of speed that ran the red light at the 4th Street and Indian Creek intersection. According to the report, a traffic stop was attempted; however the vehicle ran two stop signs and drove on the wrong side of the road before coming to a stop. A traffic stop was then made which resulted in the arrest of 31-year-old Shannon Johnson of Brownwood for driving while intoxicated 3rd or more.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of fraud. According to the report, a victim from Springfield, Illinois advised that an unknown person had used her debit card to purchase a gift card in the amount of $115.87.
*Early Police arrested 41-year-old Damonn Steven French of Early on a warrant related to assault family violence.*Brown County sheriff’s Office arrested 31-year-old Brandon Jamall Payne on a warrant related to engage in organized criminal activity.
United Supermarkets will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, July 28th at 8:30 AM at 300 W. Commerce for their future location in Brownwood.
Representatives from United Supermarkets will be on hand to discuss their brand, the scope of the project and their timeline for completion.
Community leaders from the City of Brownwood, Brownwood Economic Development Corporation and the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will also speak during the event.
An incentive agreement (approved by the City of Brownwood in January) between the Brownwood Economic Development Corporation and United outlines a 40,000 square feet or better store which is hoped to be completed sometime in 2015, earlier than the BEDC incentive required completion date of June 1, 2016. The store will offer 140-150 jobs of which 25% will be full time positions with benefits. These jobs will bring $3,600,000 in annual gross salaries during the first three years according to the agreement.The store is expected to produce $19.5 million in annual sales of which 25% are taxable.
- Testimony Continues in Zepeda Trial
- Angerstein Earns Top Honors at West Texas Junior Champions Tour in Brownwood
- HPU Assistant Professor Publishes Books on Women in Missions
- BFD Fire & Rescue Reports 7/22
- Two Weeks Left of Good Samaritan Ministries Christmas in July Campaign
- Law Enforcement Blotter 7/21
- Barnum Makes BHS HOSA History as First to Walk National HOSA Stage
- Heart of Texas Children’s Advocacy Center to Host Benefit Softball Tournament Saturday
- Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results July 16th
- Update: Arrests Continue in Operation Tangled Web
- 21st Cavalry Brigade Makes Historic Final Flight from Brownwood
- Upcoming Vacation Bible Schools and Kids Camps at Area Churches