Below are the fishing reports for area lakes as reported by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this week.
Water stained; 73–77 degrees; 9.20' low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, green pumpkin or redbug Finesse worms on Shaky Head jigs near docks in 4–8 feet, white flukes, and spinnerbaits. White bass to 2 pounds are excellent on crankbaits and jigs off lighted docks at night in 5–25 feet. Crappie are excellent on minnows and white or shad Li'l Fishies over brush piles in 5–15 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Lake ColemanWater clear; 75–79 degrees; 15.05' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that several felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.
Lorenzo Villareal pled no contest to the felony offense of Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child or Children and was sentenced to 28 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Jeffery Hamill pled guilty to the felony offense of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and was sentenced to 25 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Dusty Luttrell pled guilty to the felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and was sentenced to 25 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Further, Luttrell pled guilty to the state jail felony offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Evading Arrest and was sentenced to 2 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division.
Larry Anthony Livingston pled guilty to the felony offenses of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and Burglary of a Habitation and was sentenced to 12 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division in each case.
A traffic stop made by a Brown County Sheriff’s investigator Tuesday afternoon led to the discovery of 22 grams of methamphetamine and the arrest of two individuals on drug related charges, according to Brown County Sheriff’s reports.
A BSCO investigator observed 28-year-old Anna Jeanette Coffey driving a vehicle on Beaver Street in Brownwood, and because the investigator knew Coffey did not have an eligible driver’s license, a traffic stop was made which was within 1000 feet of Wiggins Park, the report states. Passengers in the vehicle included a 6-year-old child and 36-year-old Butch Landon Spearman, the report states. Coffey was advised of the violation and asked for consent to search the vehicle, which she denied, the report states.
The BCSO K-9 unit arrived and alerted on the vehicle’s front passenger door on the exterior and on the console on the interior of the car, the report states. The vehicle was then searched and 22 grams of methamphetamine were found in the console along with 8.7 grams of marijuana which was located under the front passenger seat. Spearman claimed possession of the marijuana, the report states. Both Coffey and Spearman (pictured above) were charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 1 greater than 4 grams less than 200 grams in a drug free zone. Spearman was additionally charged with possession of marijuana less than 1 gram. The 6-year-old child passenger was released to a relative.
On Saturday, October 12th, ten members of the Brownwood High School Choir traveled to Burleson High School to participate in the second round of auditions toward making the All-State Choir. The students auditioned in front of a panel of judges and were required to sight read an eight measure phrase of music, sing two songs in Latin and another in Russian. Judges rated the students on their musicality, vocal tone, foreign language pronunciations, level of preparation for the audition, as well as their ability to read music.
The top twelve singers for each voice part (soprano 1 & 2, alto 1 & 2, tenor 1 & 2, and bass 1 & 2) were named All-Region Choir Members. Two Brownwood High School Choir members earned the honor of being a part of the All-Region Choir: Trey Fawcett and Albert Nguyen (both Tenor 2).
The next twelve top scores for each voice part were named District Choir Members. Three members of the Brownwood High School Choir were chosen to be a part of the District Choir: Jack Robinson (Tenor 1), Kalin Young (Bass 1), and Chevy Robertson (Bass 2).
Pumpkins, haystacks, and Halloween costumes make this a great time of year for getting professional photographs taken of the kids, family, and friends.
This Saturday, October 26th, from 9:00 AM until noon at Riverside Park, Southside MOPS is partnering with MAK Images to capture these precious times in your life. The community is invited to bring the kids in their Halloween costumes, holiday attire, or any cute outfit for individual or group photo sessions.
Each family will receive three to five professional, high quality photos on a disc to use as they like for only $12. It's time to get ready for Christmas cards and presents, so take this opportunity to get some cute pictures, and support MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) – a local service that makes the community better, one mom at a time.
U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) will hold a town hall meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, October 25th at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce in Brownwood.
The Chamber’s offices are located at 600 E. Depot St. in Brownwood.
The town hall is open to members of the public and local media.
Paw Pride Award winners for the first six weeks were recently announced at East Elementary. Every six weeks, two students from each class are selected by teachers to receive the award. These students exemplify respect for friends, teachers and themselves by making good choices and setting a good example for others to follow.
Above: East Elementary pre-k and kindergarten Paw Pride Award winners for the 1st six weeks. (Front row, left to right) Alonzo Rodriguez, Cashius Pressley, Karl Franqui, Daniel Alvizo, Joaquin Powers, Christian Vaughn (Back row, left to right) Haylie Helge, Kaytlyn Smith, Myra Vargas, Payty Messman (Not pictured: Joseph Covey)
Reminder - Young Leaders of Brown County Fall Mixer Set for Thursday, October 24th Featuring a Movie on the Plaza
The Young Leaders of Brown County will host a fall mixer on Thursday, October 24th, presented by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Kohler. A "Movie on the Plaza" will be held at the Depot Plaza from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Anyone living in the area between the ages of 22-35 is welcome to attend and enjoy "The Birds," an Alfred Hitchcock film, along with refreshments and networking under the stars.
It is free to attend this adults only event, and attendees are welcome to bring a blanket or chairs, whichever is most comfortable for the movie.
The purpose of the Young Leaders of Brown County is to provide young adults, ages 22 – 35 living in the area, opportunities to network with other young leaders, establish relationships to build a career and an enjoyable lifestyle. Throughout the year the group will host special events to facilitate the development of leadership skills and partnerships with business and community leaders necessary to grow as a young leader in the community.
The Brownwood High School Theatre Department is getting set for their fall production of “The Little Mermaid” which opens to the public on November 4th.
The play is based on the well known fairy tale by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince.
This adaptation of the story is not what many people might expect with interesting characters and unexpected plot twists, according to director Larry Mathis.
“It’s based on the same story by Hans Christian Andersen, but it is a totally different adaptation,” Mathis said. “We wanted to get as far away from the Disney version as we could although there are some Disney-ish elements.”
The Brownwood Police Department announces that they will be hosting their semi-annual Drug Take Back event on Saturday, October 26th, from 10 am until 2 pm at two locations in Brownwood. The event will take place at Wal-Mart and Brookshire’s parking lots and is an effort to help keep unneeded prescriptions and illegal drugs off the streets of Brownwood and out of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.
This will be BPD’s fifth time to participate with the Drug Take Back Day where residents can hand in those unneeded prescription drugs to be disposed of properly.
Brownwood Police Chief Mike Corley explained that the event has been well received by Brown County residents and is very beneficial to our community.
“It helps get expired and unwanted drugs out of our medicine cabinets without polluting our public water supply,” Corley said. “I would also like to say thank you to Wal-Mart and Brookshire’s for allowing us the use of their parking lots for this event.”
He also asks the public to remember: “Take back those old drugs. Make our homes safer. Keep our water supply clean and safe. Don't keep those old pills in the house and don't flush them down the toilet - dispose of them the legal and safe way. Bring them to Drug Take Back Day on the 26th - no questions asked.”
There were 12 participants in the Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on October 16th. Each Wednesday, sign up is from 4:45 to 5:20 PM at the lake dam ramp and fishing hours are from 5:30 to 9:00 PM sharp.
The results of the tournament are below:
Weather was Overcast.
Wind: 4 to 11 mph N gust to 16
Air temp: start 82° end 71°
Water was Stained 71° to 73°
There were 12 fish weighed in for a total of 22.84 lbs.
Out of 12 contestants 8 people weighed in fish with 1 limits.
1st. Jeff Windham..................................6.06
2nd. Steven Armstrong..........................3.433rd. Cade Wilson..................................3.37
- Early Police Chief David Mercer to Speak at Pecan Valley Republican Women Luncheon Thursday
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/22
- Man Shot in Early Remains in Critical Condition
- Reminder: BRMC’s Healthy Woman Program Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Abby Rike from NBC’s Biggest Loser October 29th
- City of Brownwood Approves Purchase of Two More Tahoes for Police Department
- BFD Fire & Rescue Reports 10/22
- Reminder: Zombie 5K Getaway Hits Brownwood October 26th
- Brownwood Art Association Photo Group Announces Local Photo Walk Winner
- HPU to Exhibit Works of Brownwood Artists
- Author Jan Sikes to be Guest Speaker at Early Chamber Luncheon Friday
- Early ISD Superintendent Brett Koch Submits Resignation, Reaches Agreement with Board
- Ontiveros Wins Brown County Farm Bureau Insurance Player of the Week