Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday and Wednesday, November 8-9, 2011.
Saturday, November 6
*12:30am-A Brownwood Police officer, while working security in the 4600 block of US 377 was approached by a woman who reported that her husband would not let her leave from the parking lot. According to the report, the officer observed the male standing nearby and the complainant stated that he had prevented her from leaving by his own actions and by utilizing nearby vehicles to assist him. An investigation into the incident determined that the suspect had unlawfully restrained her and he was subsequently arrested for Unlawful Restraint.
*12:42am-A Brownwood Police officer, while working security at the Brown County Youth Fair Barns, was approached by a complainant who reported the back windshield of her car had been broken out while she had been inside dancing. Damage to the vehicle was estimated to be $250.
*2:31pm-Brownwood Police spoke to a complainant at the Law Enforcement center regarding identity theft. The complainant identified themselves as the victim and named a possible suspect, the report states.
The Brownwood High School cheerleaders are selling Brownwood Lions football playoff t-shirts.
The new shirts are on sale now at the BHS front office and will be available at the Brownwood Lions football versus Bowie in Breckenridge Thursday night.
Howard Payne University’s Concert Choir will present their fall concert this Friday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. in HPU’s Grace Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
The concert will feature musical settings of 19th-century American poets and authors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. Assisting the choir with background information about each of the poets/authors and the texts will be HPU English majors Austin Smith, a senior from Springtown; Josh Sherman, a senior from North Richland Hills; and Megan Leonard, a senior from Grandview.
The choir will be accompanied by Dr. Allen Reed, professor of music. Additional accompaniments will include a brass quartet and cello.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs released sales tax allocation numbers for November which showed another increase in sales tax revenue for the City of Brownwood, but a small drop for the City of Early.
Brownwood’s sales tax allocations for the month are up 4% over November of last year. The city is continuing to have positive gains with a 5.62% increase year-to-date.
The City of Early experienced a decline of 2.2% in November allocations after experiencing a big increase last month. Sales tax revenue for Early is down 2.68% year-to-date.
Several area water providers announced that they are tightening their outdoor watering restrictions. The City of Brownwood and Early and the Zephyr Water Supply Corporation now only allow outdoor watering one day per week. The City of Bangs has opted not to increase restrictions at this time. Brookesmith Special Utility District has not announced any watering restriction changes at this time, and were not available by phone on Wednesday.
Officials from Brownwood said that cooler weather and citizen conservation has reduced daily water use, but Lake Brownwood continues to drop. Lake water level is currently at 38% of capacity, and additional measures must be taken to ensure an adequate water supply for all customers.
All water resellers have a warning system for water wasting with an eventual disconnection penalty for repeat offenders. Reconnection penalty fees vary between each city or utility district. Any questions should be directed to your local water provider. The following information shows all cities and water supply companies’ guidelines for Stage 3 of their water contingency plan.
Weekly migratory bird hunting reports released by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Duck season continues to be plagued by the drought. Few, if any, playa lakes have water. Many ducks are using big water reservoirs for sustainable water. Best hunts have been on feed lot ponds for wigeons, gadwalls and teal. Goose numbers are improving, but few roosting waters have Canadas concentrated. Sandhill crane numbers are good over plowed ground. Prospects are fair.
Four Howard Payne University men's soccer players were honored with 2011 American Southwest Conference men's soccer awards, the ASC office announced on Tuesday after a vote of the league's head coaches. HPU's Shane Cazad was named Offensive Player of the Year.
Shane Cazad was named ASC Offensive Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Conference after leading the conference with 13 goals, including four game-winners. He also dished out four assists.
Jaime Benitez received 1st Team All-Conference honors scoring five goals and dishing out a team high eight assists. He finished second in the regular season in total assists in the ASC.
TJ Mayfield gained 2nd Team All-Conference honors anchoring a HPU defense that had two shutouts and held their opponents to a .099 shot percentage.
The Brownwood Area Community Garden is working on their fall clean up and volunteers are invited to come this Saturday, November 12th from 9:00am-noon and lend a helping hand to finish up the job.
With the recent freezes, fall cleanup at the garden is well underway. Garden Coordinator Daniel Graham states, “Join us to finish the job! Come for a little while, or stay longer, or just watch! Everyone is welcome.”
Volunteers will be pulling the last of the summer plants out, and filling the compost bins. There will be lighter tasks as well, such as harvesting the gourds from the arbor and the hyacinth runner bean pods.
District Attorney Micheal Murray says that two felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.Eugene David Rodriguez pled guilty to the felony offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance-Drug Free Zone and was sentenced to 15 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
The Brownwood Art Association announces that Jill Keesee, a mosaic artist, will demonstrate her unique form of art at the Brownwood Art Center on Saturday, November 12, at 1:30pm. The Art Center is located at 215 Fisk Avenue, Brownwood .
Keesee has great vision for creating beautiful and thought-provoking mosaics. The public is invited to attend the demonstration and there is no charge to attend.
Beginning this Friday and continuing through Saturday, “Pamper Me for the Holidays” will feature quilting demonstrations by members of the Brownwood Quilting Guild. Guild member Doris Rice stated, “Throughout the show, members of our organization will show the latest trends and techniques for quilting enthusiasts including ‘Ruler’ Demo on Friday evening by Angela McCorkle and I will do a ‘T-shirt’ demo.” Rice concluded, “On Saturday, we will have an on-going ‘hand quilting’ demo by Sheila Smith all day in addition to a repeat ‘T-shirt’ demo, ‘English Paper Piecing’ demo, and ‘Applique’ demo.”
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