Brownwood Police responded to the 1800 block of 10th Street regarding an assault which, according to police reports, led to a woman and her son being assaulted, and later, the arresting officer being punched in the jaw during a struggle to arrest the suspect.
According to the report, the female victim and 42-year-old Gerald Lee Chadwick were sitting in a hot tub in the back yard of the residence talking and drinking beer when Chadwick began to call the woman unfavorable names. Chadwick became angry when the woman stated that he needed to leave and he punched the door twice breaking the glass and part of the wood of the door, the report states.
The Brownwood Bass Club fished O.H. Ivie Reservoir on January 15th and had a great turnout.
According to member Jennetta Toeppich, “The weather was perfect for fishing but the fish just weren't biting.”
Results are as follows:
1st Ben Villalpando, 10.92 lbs (pictured left)
2nd Mark Doremus, 9.85 lbs
3rd Robert Brown, 5.67 lbs
4th Brent Cox, 4.83 lbs
5th Steve Butler, 4 lbs
6th Danny Armstrong, 1.91 lbs
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs released sales tax allocation numbers for January which showed a positive month for all Brown County municipalities.
Brownwood’s sales tax allocations for the month are up 6.1% over January of last year. The city is continuing to experience positive gains after closing out 2011 with a 5.22% total gain in December.
The City of Early experienced an increase of 2.71% in January’s allocations after experiencing a decline last month. Sales tax revenue for Early was down in 2011 by 2.22%.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in December was $1.98 billion, up 9.5 percent compared to December 2010 statewide.
“Sales tax revenue continues to grow in almost all major economic categories and revenue has now increased for 21 consecutive months,” Combs said. “Sales taxes from retail trade and restaurant activity continue to improve, with tax revenue from the oil and natural gas sector also providing a lift to overall collections.”
The Veterans of Foreign War Post 3278 will be hosting a fundraiser brisket lunch on Friday, January 20th from 10:30am until 1:00pm benefiting the Cherry Pie Auction which helps out youth sports in the area.
The public is invited to dine-in, carryout or purchase brisket by the pound. Plates of brisket with coleslaw, beans and the trimmings are $8 each. Brisket by the pound is offered at $8/pound.
Call your order in early at 325.646.8113 to make sure you do not miss out. This fundraiser has sold out the last several times so early orders are encouraged.
Brownwood Police along with a Brown County Sheriff’s investigator arrested an 18-year-old male after he shot twice at his mother’s boyfriend as the man was trying to leave a residence, according to Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy. Police said that the suspect ran from the scene and was arrested after he jumped a fence in his effort to flee and was attacked by a pit bulldog.
According to Brownwood Police, Manuel Edward Mantos stood in the gate of an apartment complex located in the area of the 700 block of Coggin Avenue and Vine Street. The shots were fired toward Coggin Avenue around 3:00pm, reports state. Police were able to locate damage to the Brookshire’s grocery store where the bullet ricocheted off of the brick of the backside of the building and denting the gutter downspout. The weapons used by Mantos in the assault were identified as a .45 automatic and a.38 revolver pistol, according to reports.
The suspect’s vehicle was located in the 1000 block of Vine Street near the apartment complex and appeared to have fresh damage where it had struck either a tree or telephone pole, according to police.
East Elementary announced its Paw Pride Award winners for the 3rd six weeks. This award is presented to 2 students from each class each six weeks. These students exemplify respect for friends, teachers and themselves by making good choices and setting a good example for others to follow.
Each year, kids from across the county come to show the animals that are the results of months of hard work and dedication in hopes of making the annual premium sale. This year, those that did were part of a record breaking year.
Not only did the Grand Champion steer bring a record bid of $10,500, but the buyers themselves broke a total record bidding over $259,000, according to Board of Directors member Gaylan Miller. Official totals will be available toward the end of the week.
Overall grand and reserve champions in the livestock division brought in premiums totaling $39,200, which was approximately twice as much as the previous year. Overall home economics champions brought in premium totals of $8450 for their clothing, foods and crafts projects.
Known by its catch phrase “Feels Like Home,” the Brownwood area often lives up to what that means by helping those in need, and Saturday night was no exception as buyers raised one little girl’s bid to $8100 when they learned of her medical condition and financial needs.
Paige Florence, 12, of Mullin had placed 9th out of 20 and was excited to be entered into the sale. According to her mother Michelle Florence, Paige was diagnosed about 5 years ago with a rare form of juvenile arthritis, Eosinophilic Fasciitis, which is a condition where her white blood cells attack the lining of her muscles causing contractions of the muscle at the joints. It also causes a scleroderma effect, hardening of the skin from the inside out. Paige has spent the past 5 years receiving treatments at no cost from the Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, about half of that time she was involved with inpatient treatment. Because of the treatment and care that Paige has received from the Scottish Rite Hospital at no cost and the time she has spent there, she decided to give 20% of her sale premium back to the hospital as her own donation. By giving the auctioneer, Keith Hetzel a note she felt she might raise her bid to possibly $500 total; however, that was not the case.
Parents of area junior and senior students in high school are invited to free seminars at Howard Payne University to learn more about financing their children’s college education. HPU will host meetings on financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, and Thursday, Feb. 9, in the university’s Paul and Jane Meyer Faith and Life Leadership Center.
Glenda Huff, HPU’s director of student aid, will discuss the financial aid process with a special emphasis on the FAFSA, the application used to award loans and grants to students at universities across the nation.
“It is important that senior students begin the financial aid process as soon as possible after January 1,” Huff said. “Some schools have very early ‘priority dates’ for awarding financial aid funds.”
University representatives will also discuss HPU’s Heart of Texas Scholarship Program, designed to benefit students graduating from high schools in Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, McCulloch, Mills and San Saba counties. The scholarship awards up to $13,500 annually to students who meet the requirements.
A new show division, Ag Mechanics, was added to the Brown County Youth Fair in 2012 and was a great success with 5 schools represented and 14 projects entered.
Taylor Roberts and Blake Standbridge of Bangs FFA earned the Grand Champion and Showmanship ribbons along with a box full of prizes for their camouflage picnic table. (Pictured above, left to right are Roberts and Standbridge)
DATES TO REMEMBER
16 - Extension Office Closed for Martin Luther King Holiday
17 - Consumer Decision Making Meeting / Practice 5:00p.m. at Extension Office
30 - 4- H Finance Task Force Meeting 6:30p.m. at Extension Office
CONSUMER DECISION MAKING TEAM
We are looking for more participants for CDM Team. Good consumer skills can help you get more for your money. Consumer Decision Making gives youth the opportunity to make wise decisions when shopping.
- Candlelight Vigil in Honor of MLK Day Monday
- Joyce Parker Remembered During Brown County Youth Fair
- 2012 Brown County Youth Fair Day 4: Horse Show & Premium Sale - Photos
- Ashley Garrett Crowned Miss Brown County Fair Association
- 2012 Brown County Youth Fair Premium Auction Results
- 2012 Brown County Youth Fair Results: Horses
- 2012 Brown County Youth Fair Day 3 – Market Goats, Steers & Heifers - Photos
- 2012 Brown County Youth Fair Results: Heifers
- 2012 Brown County Youth Fair Results: Market Steers
- 2012 Brown County Youth Fair Results: Market Goats
- 2012 Brown County Youth Fair Results: Clothing
- Law Enforcement Blotter 1/13 – Man Arrested for Pointing Shotgun at Deputy