Wednesday, the rabbit show began at the 2012 Brown County Youth Fair with Breeding and Market Rabbits at 3:00pm and lasted well into late evening finishing up with Breeding Rabbits. Carrol Hooks, an American Rabbit Breeders Association judge, saw to it that participants learned about not only how to show their rabbits but also basics about their particular breeds. Grand and Reserve Champions were chosen for both Meat and Breeding Categories. Junior and Senior Showmanship Awards were also awarded.
Regarding the Senior Showmanship award, this year there was a tie, Kott decided to present two winners. After asking Brown County Fair officials, Kott offered to purchase a second showmanship banner.
“I had to award them both, because both of these young men were deserving of the award,” stated Kott.
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The 2012 Brown County Youth Fair continued on Wednesday morning with the breeding gilt show.
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The 2012 Brown County Youth Fair continued Wednesday morning with the breeding boer goat show. Grand and reserve champion were awarded as well as showmanship awards.
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Wednesday morning, the 2012 Brown County Youth Fair continued with the Breeding Sheep show. Grand and Reserve Champions were chosen for ewes and rams. A Junior Showmanship Award was also awarded.
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Wednesday morning, the 2012 Brown County Youth Fair held the breeding goat show. Grand and Reserve Champions were chosen for doe and buck. Showmanship awards were also given.
Results are as follows:
The 60th Annual Brown County Youth Fair got off to a great start Wednesday with breeding goats, sheep and swine followed by breeding and market rabbit shows. Students from across Brown County gathered to show off the results of their hard work for the past months.
52-year-old Paul Eugene Umsted Jr. hung his head in Brown County’s 35th District Court Wednesday afternoon as District Judge Stephen Ellis read the guilty verdict in his attempted murder trial.
The jury deliberated just over three hours before reaching the verdict. Judge Ellis set the punishment phase for Thursday afternoon at 1:30 in the district court. Umsted’s personal recognizance bond was revoked, and the Judge re-set bond at $100,000. He was remanded to the Sheriff, handcuffed, and transported to the Brown County jail.
Umsted was indicted on charges of attempted murder after beating 48-year-old James Clark with a baseball bat Feb 28, 2009, and leaving him for dead.
Another suspect was arrested Wednesday in connection to the 2009 murder of Ronald Philen.
According to Assistant District Attorney Sam Moss, an arrest warrant was signed Wednesday morning and by mid-morning, 20-year-old Efrain Castillo III was in custody. Castillo is charged with Capital Murder and is being held in the Brown County Jail. Castillo was apprehended at his place of employment in Brownwood.
Moss also confirmed that the murder victim’s brother, Randall Philen, was granted a motion for a retrial and brought back to the Brown County Jail. Randall was convicted of his brother’s murder in November of 2011.
Weekly migratory bird hunting reports are posted from early September through early February.
High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Excellent decoying action for Canada geese has been reported throughout the week. What had the looks of a lackluster season at best with drought conditions persisting has turned in to a solid season of hunting according to outfitters. However, the bleak forecast has affected hunter participation. Best hunts have come over corn and wheat. Larger Canada geese have moved in to Texas with freezing temperatures to the north. Duck hunting has been fair to good with recent precipitation, but few hunters have taken advantage. Canada goose hunting remains solid near Knox City, but ducks there have been iffy. Prospects are fair to good.
Brown County recently approved changing the area’s emergency alert system from CodeRed to a new service company called DeltAlert due to a considerable cost savings to the county.
Officials stated that although the change will come with a notable savings, it also comes with a little inconvenience, but that area residents should know that the change will still be a simple change. Anyone who was registered to receive emergency alerts by telephone though the CodeRed system will now need to register with the new system to continue receiving the alerts.
Brown County Emergency Management Coordinator Brent Bush released the announcement via the CodeRed system Tuesday morning which stated the following:
Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs has one of his more notorious inmates back in custody after two deputies arrived Tuesday night with Chris Diaz after an extradition trip to Mendocino County California. According to Sheriff Grubbs, the trip was without incident or problems.
Diaz’s return comes nearly a year to the date when he failed to show up for a hearing on January 18th, 2011 to face charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Manufacture of Controlled Substance, over four grams and under 400 grams.
Authorities had been looking for Diaz for nine months after he failed to show up in court on these drug charges before he was arrested in Mendocino County California on October 30th after an anonymous tip, according to Brown County Sheriff’s Office. The tipster had “unfavorable dealings” with Diaz and another man and when she “googled” the pair, found that Diaz had a warrant for his arrest, according to BCSO investigator Carlisle Gover. The men were seen again by the tipster that afternoon and a call was made to BCSO who then alerted authorities in California. Diaz has been held in the Mendocino County Jail since his arrest in October.
- Defense Rests in Attempted Murder Trial
- Chili’s Offers Brown County Youth Fair Fundraiser Wednesday
- Officials Give Update on Lake Level & Drought Conditions, Still Encourage Conservation
- National Night Out Award Presented
- Brownwood Takes Next Step in Water Reuse Plan
- Two-Vehicle Accident Lands Car in Front Yard
- Law Enforcement Blotter 1/10
- Thomas Named ASC Player of The Week
- Judge West Warns BHS Students about Consequences of Sexting
- Jury Hears Opening Testimony in Attempted Murder Trial
- Felony Offenders Sentenced in District Court
- New Developments, Two Charged with Capital Murder in Ronald Philen Death