The Brown County Tax Assessor Collector’s office located in the Brown County Courthouse will close at noon on Wednesday, March 7th according to Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Nelson.
Nelson said in a news release that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles in Austin requested the early closure on Wednesday for equipment upgrades. New equipment for all workstations in the office will be installed causing the office to shut down for a half-day.
Friday night, Early Police officers were called to the 100 block of Early Blvd regarding a bar fight around 11:30pm which led to the arrest of two Brownwood women.
According to Early Police Chief David Mercer, EPD officers arrived and were able to intervene in the ongoing disturbance and placed the two females into custody. The two women, identified as 19-year-old Alicia Gil Bates and 27-year-old Stephanie Franklin Mejia, were reported to have been continually aggressive toward bar employees. After an investigation, officers determined there were four victims assaulted by Bates and Mejia, according to Mercer.
Alicia Bates was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication, Assault with Injury and Fail to Indentify (for giving false information when identifying to the officers) and Criminal Trespass. Bates was being held at the Brown County Jail in lieu of $5000 bond as of Monday morning.
Stephanie Mejia was also arrested and charged with 3 counts of Assault with Injury, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Trespass and Public Intoxication. Mejia was also being held at the Brown County Jail on $9000 bond as of Monday morning.In other nonrelated reports released Monday, March 05, 2012:
Victory Life Academy elementary students attended an ACSI speech meet on Friday, March 2nd. ACSI is the Association of Christian Schools, International, and is similar to UIL in public school.
Chris Younts, 11th District Republican Congressional candidate, will be speaking Monday, March 12th at the Adams Street Community Center, 511 E. Adams St., Brownwood, TX 76801, 6:30 PM. Meet and greet starting at 6:00.
“Being one of the most conservative districts in our nation, the Texas 11th Congressional District must be leading the charge in reining in the out of control spending in our nation's Capitol. That is simply not the case with our current representation. If we are to succeed at positively turning our nation around, we must have productive leadership that will lead the fight to restore fiscal sanity in Washington.”
Brownwood ISD Deputy Superintendent, Kevin Gabaree and his wife Lisa won first place in a dance competition that was a part of the “Night of Glitz and Glam”, an annual gala held by Brownwood American Heart Association on Saturday, March 3 at the Brownwood Country Club.Brownwood ISD was one of three school districts that participated in the fundraising event that also included Keith Taylor and Sherry Clark, representing Early ISD and Bill and Linda Foster, representing Bangs ISD.
A collision at 15th Street and Brady Avenue sent one to the hospital Monday morning.
Shortly after 8:00am, a GMC extended cab pickup struck the driver’s side door of a four-door Saturn passenger car, sending the male driver of the car to the hospital.
Howard Payne University students raised more than $1,800 through recent campus events for Charity: Water, an organization dedicated to providing clean drinking water for people in developing nations.
A Head Start teacher in Brownwood was fired after she left marks on a young student’s face.
Brownwood Police were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Bluffview Friday afternoon regarding injury to a child. According to the report, the complainant stated that an unknown person at Head Start had injured her child. The complainant told to police that she was called by Head Start officials to come pickup her child as soon as possible. She arrived approximately 15 minutes after the incident had occurred and was able to see red marks on the jaw of her son which were the size of an adult’s fingers on one side and thumb on the other, the report states.
The woman told police that she was not told who the teacher was that injured her son. She was asked to sign an unknown paper and then told to leave with her son before the teacher was called into the office, the report states.
According to police, the incident occurred in a classroom where two teachers are present at all times. One of the teachers stated she did not see the incident but that she was putting down mats when the boy came up to her crying, tugged on her leg then pointed toward the other teacher and showed her his face, stated the report. This disturbed the teacher who followed policy and contacted her supervisors as well as the child’s parents, the report indicates.
According to Early Chief of Police David Mercer, officers responded to a motel in the 600 block of Early Blvd regarding an aggravated robbery at approx 9:30pm. The victim, a 40-year-old Brownwood man, was assaulted by several individuals in the motel room and left unconscious according to police. The victim was transported to BRMC by Guardian EMS due to injuries he received during the assault and was later transferred to Scott and White Hospital in Temple due to severe facial fractures from being repeatedly kicked in the face, Mercer stated.
Mercer said that EPD Officer Amanda Williams had suspect information broadcast to all local agencies to be on alert for 2 male subjects along with the vehicle involved. The victim also provided partial names of the suspects because he had met them a couple of days earlier when they had a room next door to him.
According to Brownwood Police, an 18-year-old Brownwood man is jailed after allegedly firing 4-5 shots from a small caliber pistol at his uncle after an argument early Sunday morning.
Brownwood Assistant Chief James Fuller reported that dispatch began receiving calls of a domestic disturbance at 5:42am Sunday at a residence in the 1800 block of 8th Street. The incident was initially reported as a father and son who were arguing and the son was armed, stated Fuller. According to the report, 18-year-old Dustin Atkins and the man, which was actually his uncle, had been in an argument in which Atkins was reported to have fired shots at his uncle. Atkins’ aunt called 9-1-1 and reported the argument stating that Atkins was still armed and that his uncle was now armed and stated that he wasn’t going to let police harm the suspect.
Police formed a perimeter around the house and were able to make contact with the aunt who was still inside the residence until police were able to talk her into coming out of the house for her own safety and to speak with them, Fuller reported. When Atkins came out of the house calling for his aunt, officers instructed him to get on the ground where he was later patted down and handcuffed. Police reports indicate that Atkins’ uncle was heavily intoxicated and that Atkins was under the influence of some type of substance at the time of the incident.
Brownwood Police Department released the following on Monday morning:
Brown County’s 9-1-1 telephone system experienced a computer malfunction affecting the entire county. Dialing 9-1-1 should still enable the caller to reach an emergency operator, however, if you receive a busy signal please contact our direct line at (325) 646-2525.
The West Central Texas Council of Governments is in charge of this system and is working diligently with support staff to alleviate this problem. We expect the 9-1-1 system to return to normal by Wednesday if all goes well.
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