Howard Payne's Tresta Donahoo hit a jumper as time expired in overtime to give the Lady Jackets a 79-77 victory over visiting Concordia University Texas Thursday evening in the Brownwood Coliseum.
After the Lady Jackets found themselves down by as much as 13 points midway through the first half, they would battle back slowly to tie the game up at 49-49 with 9:38 to play in the second half.
It was Tresta Donahoo who hit 15 foot jumper as time expired in overtime to give Howard Payne the 79-77 conference win. The video made ESPN's Top Ten Plays of the Week (#10).
The Lady Jackets reserves played a huge role in the HPU comeback outscoring Concordia's bench 36-26. HPU's Danyel Bradley scored 20 points with five steals followed by Kayla Scott with 11, both a part of the Lady Jacket the bench.
HPU was led by Senae Dillard with 22 points and nine rebounds. Dana Marrs also added 11 points.
CTX was led by Madison Kramr with 15 points and followed by Domonique Liddell with 14 points and nine rebounds.
Howard Payne improves to 15-3 overall and 10-2 in conference. The Lady Jackets remain in first place with a two game lead in the ASC West Division standings. Concordia falls 11-7 overall and 8-4 in ASC play.
Entries for the 15th Annual Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit are due this weekend as organizers get set for another great show.
Artists can begin dropping off artwork Friday, January 25th from 5 – 6:30 PM at the Depot Civic and Cultural Center. Artwork can also be dropped off at the Depot on Saturday, January 26th from 9 AM to 12 noon.
The juror, Billy Hassell, will begin judging entries on Saturday from 12 noon to 4 PM.
Hassell is a native Texan and artist who has painted nature inspired works for over 25 years. His colorful and expressive artworks, frequently featuring birds and indigenous plants and animals of Texas and the Gulf Coast region have been exhibited nationwide and are included in the permanent collections of the Houston Museum of Art, the Menil Collection, the Fort Worth Modern, The Dallas Museum of Art and numerous other public and private collections.
The exhibit itself will open to the public February 3rd through 15th at the Depot Civic and Cultural Center in Brownwood.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes as reported by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this week.
Water lightly stained; 58–62 degrees; 10.31' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Bass Hogg spinnerbaits, jigs, and crankbaits along shorelines. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies and minnows. Crappie are fair on Li'l Fishies and tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Lake ColemanWater lightly stained; 62–66 degrees; 13.44' low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and frozen shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, January 24, 2013.
Wednesday, January 23
*10:42 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 4200 block of Austin Avenue regarding animal cruelty. According to the report, this was a follow up call to one originally placed on January 15th. The report states that a pit bull had been getting out and being aggressive after having been left in a backyard after its owner moved out of the residence approximately three months prior to the complaint. The pit bull was caught by animal control and taken to the shelter at that time. Officers left notices on the left and right gates of the yard as well as the front door of the home for whoever was feeding the animal to call animal control by 4:00pm on January 22nd, the report states. Police received a second call on January 22nd regarding a Rottweiler dog which was also abandoned at the residence which was not being fed, according to the report. Animal Control has not received a call regarding the dog at the residence and it was seized due to lack of care, the report states.
*Bangs Police arrested 41-year-old Israel Arocha on four warrants issued from Bangs Municipal Court.*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 41-year-old Yolanda Agapita Arredondo of San Antonio on a warrant for failure to appear related to theft of service greater than $500 less than $1500.
The Early Elementary Robotics team competed in the Area 15 Competition on Saturday, January 12, in San Angelo Texas. The Robo Turtles team placed 7th out of 54 teams. The team is made up of 5th grade students Brent Grooms, Kiah Laborn, Nathan Mitchell, and Timothy Smithson.
The Brownwood High School Lionettes are heading to San Antonio this weekend to compete at the San Antonio Spurs Dance Competition. The competition will take place on Saturday at the AT&T Center.
Lionettes Sponsor Stacee Hetzel stated that she is excited for these young dancers to compete at the event.
An Brownwood attorney was arrested Wednesday on an indictment from the Brown County Grand Jury for the charge of barratry, according to Brown County Jail logs.
48-year-old William Wesley Ruth turned himself in to the Brown County Jail Wednesday on the charge and was released on a personal recognizance bond of $10,000.
The indictment, filed on January 17, 2013 states that “William Wesley Ruth, also known as Bill Ruth, Defendant, on or about the 27th day of October, A.D. 2011, and before the presentment of this indictment, in said County and State, did then and there, with intent to obtain an economic benefit, knowingly institute a suit or claim that the defendant had not been authorized to pursue, to-wit: Cause Number CV11-10385 in the 35th Judicial District Court of Brown County, Texas, insofar as that suit was brought by the defendant on behalf of Arma Lee Crow and The Ruby and Annie Smith Family Partnership and the defendant’s conduct was not authorized by the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct or any rule of court.”
Ruth released a statement via email regarding the allegation, stating that the “erroneous allegations made against me stem entirely from my involvement in a family dispute.” According to Ruth, prosecution knew for a year that the suit was amended but still used the original suit to present to the Grand Jury.
Click here for Ruth’s complete response to the indictment.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 17th for their newest member, Parker Home Solutions.Josh Parker has over 10 years experience in home improvement services. He and his wife are focused on a one-call solution for everyday home projects or small repairs.
The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters will play at the Brownwood Coliseum on Tuesday, January 29, at 7:00pm for one of the 270 games of their 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour. Bringing basketball, tricks and a lot of interaction with fans, the Globetrotters will play a game where the fans write the rules.
The Globetrotters are taking the sport and family entertainment to a whole new level of kid participation and fun as fans will decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. For the first time ever, fans will be able to vote for the rules they want used at the game, which according to the Globetrotter’s website, could be anything from playing with two basketballs at once, to getting double the points for each basket made.
Another great opportunity offered at the game will be the unique 30 minute pre-game show where fans who have purchased the “Magic pass” get to actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters – shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos! To be a part of this show, customers must have a game ticket AND Magic Pass for entry. Soft/rubber soled shoes must be worn on court. Magic Pass takes place 5:30pm-6:00pm.Doors for general admission and courtside seating will open at 6:00pm.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on Thursday approved $1.3 million in competitive grants for city and county parks across the state, funding 12 out of 35 funding requests, including one in the city of Brownwood.
Money for the 10 Outdoor Recreation Grants and 2 Urban Outdoor Recreation Grants comes from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Program funding is appropriated annually by Congress. TPWD is the pass-through agency for local governments in Texas.
The city of Brownwood in Brown County has received $100,000 to support the renovation and further development of 24 acres for the Camp Bowie Soccer Complex located in the south area of the city on Calvert Road. The proposal includes soccer/ football fields, playground, pavilion, field irrigation, lighting for three fields, landscaping and xeriscape garden with drip irrigation.
The city of Belton in Bell County was granted $100,000 to support its proposal to acquire 3.26 acres by donation and develop Nolan Creek, south/southeast to Confederate Park. The proposal includes trails, picnic tables, horseshoe court, exercise stations, two acres of open space, creek improvements for kayak/canoe use, amphitheater, landscaping, and interpretive signs.
Paw Pride Award winners from East Elementary for the 3rd six weeks were announced at awards assemblies on Friday, January 11th. East Elementary teachers present two students from each class with the award every six weeks. These students exemplify respect for friends, teachers and themselves by making good choices and setting a good example for others to follow.
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 Thursday, Jan. 31, and Thursday, Feb. 7, 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.”
The Corinne T. Smith Animal Center will host a Microchip Clinic on Saturday, January 26, from 9am to noon, at Agmart. The cost is only $20 each, and organizers state that it is “worth every penny.”
“The first thing the shelter does when any animal is brought to us is to scan it for a microchip. If it has a chip with a current phone number, we can get that dog or cat back home in no time,” explained Corinne T. Smith Animal Center Administrative Manager Freda Day. “It is definitely a lost pet's ticket home if it ends up in a shelter or with animal control. We can't get the pet back to the owner if we can't figure out who the owner is.”The microchipping only takes a minute to insert, and is usually there for the life of the pet.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
Monday, January 21
*5:27 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 4200 block of 9th Street regarding identity theft/fraud.
Tuesday, January 22
*4:30 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Bluffview regarding a scam. According to the report, the complainant stated that he believed an acquaintance used his identifying information to open a cell phone account without authorization.
*4:49 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of Terrace Drive regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, the complainant stated that their refrigerator had been opened and a DVD stolen from the residence.
*10:39 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Austin Avenue regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, the complainant advised that a brick had been thown through the window of her vehicle and her purse had been stolen.
Reports released for the week of January 13-19, 2013 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 24 medical emergencies, 7 fire calls, 2 hazardous materials calls and 3 motor vehicle accidents.
Reports of interest include:
Sunday, January 13
*5:27 PM – BFD was called to the 4400 block of Brookdale regarding a fire in the backyard of a residence. Fire crews arrived on scene to find the fire out.
Monday, January 14
*1:01 PM – BFD was dispatched to a fire call in the 1600 block of 9th Street. Firefighters investigated smoke in the area. The cause was discovered to be wood burning in an approved container.
*3:08 PM – BFD responded to a two-vehicle accident with injuries in the 700 block of Austin Avenue. Firefighters checked for injuries and provided first aid.
Tuesday, January 15*3:02 PM – BFD was dispatched to a three vehicle accident with no injuries in a parking lot in the 2700 block of Austin.
- HPU to Host Pulitzer Prize-Winning Presidential Biographer Edmund Morris
- Gleaton Among 8 New Inductees to the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame
- EISD School Board Recognition
- Northwest Elementary Announces 3rd Six Weeks Good Choice Award Winners
- May to Hold Fundraiser for Former Resident
- Lemonade, Anyone? - Book Signings Scheduled For Local Author
- Brownwood ISD School Board Extends Superintendent’s Contract
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