The Winchell Volunteer Fire Deptartment will hold its 16th annual Hunters BBQ Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th, serving the best BBQ brisket, chicken and sausage in Brown County. Hours of the BBQ will be 11am to 8pm both days.
Come to enjoy a great dinner or win some great prizes such as a Browning A-Bolt .280 rifle with Zeiss 3.5x10 scope.
Early Chief of Police David Mercer reported a theft of air conditioners that led to the arrest of two teenagers last Wednesday.
On October 26, Officer Brandon McMillian received a call reporting someone was stealing air conditioners in the 100 block of Salt Creek Drive. The caller, an employee of Atmos Energy Company, witnessed the theft and reported the incident to 911.
After taking the air conditioners, the individuals then stopped at a mechanic shop in the same area and stole two car batteries from the business, according to Mercer.
Officer McMillian and Sgt. Shawn Dibrell located the suspect vehicle near Heartland Mall. The owner of the property was located and confirmed that no one had permission to take the items, police reports state. 17-year-old Wyatt Thomas Hughes of Early and 19-year-old Patrick Thomas Holeman of Brownwood were placed under arrest and taken to the Brown County Jail. Both were charged with Theft of Copper, Aluminum, Bronze which is a state jail felony.
The American Southwest Conference today announced its women's soccer players of the week and Howard Payne's Leslie Jones was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
Howard Payne junior forward Leslie Jones (Mesquite, TX / North Mesquite HS) recorded a hat trick, scoring the games' only three goals in a road win over Schreiner. She also assisted on the game-winner in a 2-0 victory against Texas Lutheran. Jones, who takes the league's top weekly offensive award for the second time this season, is third in the ASC in points with 15 goals and five assists.
Brookesmith ISD recently initiated a new project called the Wall of Fame to recognize employees who have made a difference in the student's lives throughout the years.
Students attending Cross Classical Academy enjoyed a pumpkin patch field trip to Cullen’s Market Place recently.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 20th for Anytime Fitness to welcome them as new members.
Soon to be an autumn tradition in Brown County, the Greenleaf Cemetery will present its first historic cemetery walk, called Talking Tombstones, which will be held on Sunday, November 6th from 2:30-5:30pm.
Visitors to the scenic Greenleaf Cemetery will be guided to the gravesites of “former” residents, portrayed by actors in period costumes, who will share something of their lives and times. Transportation will be available from site to site during his tour of the lives historical people buried in Greenleaf Cemetery. Stew and cornbread will be served after the tour.
This year’s Talking Tombstones tour, will feature among others, a Brownwood pioneer, an early doctor, a war hero, a crafty journalist and politician, an author and a banker. Plans are for the cast of characters to change each year. The featured vignettes will provide a glimpse of Brownwood’s rich heritage through the lives of its citizens.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, November 1, 2011.
Monday, October 31
*9:27am-Brownwood Police received a report of theft in the 500 block of W. Commerce. The complainant advised that he had been to a convenience store in the 500 block of W. Commerce and left his card holder and money clip on the counter. When he returned to the store, he was given the card holder and money clip; however, $71 which was in the money clip was missing, the report states.*2:02pm-Brownwood Police responded to the report of theft in the 200 block of S. Broadway, at the courthouse. According to the report, the county inspector had noticed gas had been stolen from the truck sometime between October 19th and October 31st. The inspector stated that the last time (October 19th) she drove the vehicle, it had a half tank of gas and now there was only a quarter tank. According to the report, when she discovered the missing gas, around 8:30 on October 31st, she also noticed that the fuel cap was missing.
An elderly driver was seriously injured and flown by air ambulance for treatment after he struck a tree with his late model Chevrolet pickup truck Tuesday afternoon.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that during the October 2011 session of the Brown County Grand Jury, 38 indictments were returned against 30 people.
The District Attorney’s office does not release names on new indictments until after the Grand Jury proceedings have been processed through the District Clerk's office. Also, names are not released of those indicted but not yet arrested due to an indictment being sealed until the time of the arrest.
Robert Lynn Hale: Driving While Intoxicated
Antonio Hernandez: Evading Arrest and two counts of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle
Christopher Lee Cantu: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and two counts of Deadly Conduct
Christy Allen McDonald: Money Laundering Over $1500 Under $20,000
The United Daughters of the Confederacy Colorado River Chapter 2655 are participating in the Wreaths Across America annual project this year, which honors and marks Veterans’ graves. Below is a story of how the project was started and how the public can take part in this special honoring of our veterans in cemeteries across America.
- The Deer Project Grows as Number of Hungry Families Grows
- USDA Announces Disaster Assistance Sign Up for 2010 Crop Losses
- Brownwood Man Indicted & Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Child
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- Drug Take-Back Program Receives Huge Turnout
- Fit By Faith Hosts Costume Workout Party
- The Halloween Adventure of the Brownwood News Crew - Photos
- High Marks for Early High School Band
- Preparations Being Made to Mail Military Boxes of Support
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/31
- Big Brothers Big Sisters "Wheels & Deals" Features Ford Fusion
- Brownwood Area High School Eligible Team wins Championship in Burleson