Brownwood Animal Control officers received a new microchip pet scanner Thursday as a result of one pet owner’s tragic loss.
According to Sandra Mann, the owner of a male Shi-Tzu named Dexter that was recently hit by a car, she thought having her pet microchipped would help her to be reunited with her pet if he was ever lost. Unfortunately, that was not the case when Dexter somehow escaped out of the house while she was at work.When she heard the dog was missing, she immediately left work and began looking for Dexter. When she didn’t find him, she called the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center (CTSAC) to see if he had been dropped found and left at the shelter. She also called the Brownwood Police Animal Control officer.
Kroger Co-Managers Jason McLaughlin and Margaret Gressett, dropped off several cases of school supplies at the Brownwood ISD central office On Wednesday, August 22nd. The supplies were the result of Kroger’s “Stuff the Bus” campaign held July 31st to August 18th.“Kroger customers were able to donate a packaged EPI school kit for $7 or simply donate cash at the register via scan cards to help the local students,” said Gressett in a statement explaining the program. “The money collected was then converted to purchase additional supplies.”
The Howard Payne University women's soccer team was pre-season picked to finish seventh the American Southwest Conference announced recently after a vote of the league's 11 head coaches and sports information directors.
Howard Payne had 112 points to be the seventh-place pick in the 2013 American Southwest Conference pre-season poll. Mary Hardin-Baylor (106 pts.) was eighth, followed by Louisiana College (68 pts.), LeTourneau (44 pts.) and Ozarks (29 pts.). The Lady Jackets finished 6-9-0 overall and 6-6-0 (7th) in ASC play last season.
Head coach Sam McCutchen and his staff added 16 players to 13 returners from last season's squad. Among the 13 returners are nine seniors and should provide an abundance of leadership to the large recruitment class.
The 2013 ASC season – the 18th in league history – begins as early as Aug. 30. The six-team, single elimination conference tournament is slated for Nov. 7-10 – with an off day on Nov. 9 – at the site of the regular season champion. An automatic berth into the NCAA Division III tournament will be on the line.
Coleman County District Attorney Heath Hemphill confirmed Thursday that the Coleman County Grand Jury indicted Lanny Bush on a capital murder charge Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Hemphill had no further comments on the case or the indictment.
Bush was suspected in the murder and had been charged initially with online impersonation in connection with the Michele Reiter case. Bush appeared in the 35th District County District Court, entering a not guilty plea on Tuesday, April 2nd on that charge. Bush is represented by Perry Sims who asked the court for an investigator to be appointed for the defense, which was granted by District Judge Stephen Ellis. Sims also asked for a motion to suppress some evidence in the case.The online impersonation case was reset for pretrial matters and a hearing on this motion to suppress was scheduled for Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Jury trial has been set on that charge for Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
As Back-To-School Traffic Resumes, TxDOT Reminds Motorists To ‘Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.’ All Year Long
Back-to-school means back-to-traffic, and as students return to the classroom this fall, the Texas Department of Transportation calls on drivers to “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.” to reduce crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists.
In 2012, vehicles on Texas roads struck more than 5,000 pedestrians resulting in 2,962 serious injuries and 481 fatalities. Vehicles also struck more than 2,000 bicyclists resulting in 1,450 serious injuries and 56 fatalities. Compared with the previous year, 2012 saw a 13.2 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities and a 19.1 percent increase in bicyclist fatalities.
“When you drive friendly and drive safe, you’re doing your part to help save lives,” said Phil Wilson, TxDOT executive director. “Being responsible behind the wheel is especially important in and around school zones, and other areas where vulnerable pedestrians and bicyclists interact with vehicles.”Equally concerning are nationwide crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists. On average, one pedestrian is killed in a vehicle crash every 119 minutes, and one injured every eight minutes. Additionally in 2011, 677 bicyclists were killed in nationwide vehicle crashes and 48,000 were injured.
The Brownwood Area Community Garden will offer a class this weekend about fall and winter gardening. Learn what, when, and where to plant, trees, shrubs, vegetables, and herbs in the coming months.
The class will be held this Saturday, August 24th at 11 AM in the Shade Arbor of the garden. The class is $10.The garden is open from 10 AM to 1 PM on Saturday and volunteer opportunities are available.
One person was transported to the hospital in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Avenue E and 17th street on Wednesday evening shortly after 7 PM.
According to witnesses on scene, a Chevy Cruze was traveling southwest on Avenue E when the driver began to cross the intersection, and the GMC pickup, which was traveling southeast on 17th Street, struck the side of the car. The driver of the Cruze stated that she didn’t see a stop sign, which was partially obstructed from view by tree limbs.
A passenger of the GMC pickup was transported to Brownwood Regional Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of her injuries. The extent of her injuries was not reported at the time of the accident.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
Thursday, August 15
*1:00 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 2500 block of Coggin Avenue regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, the complainant stated that someone came into the residence and took several items. A possible suspect was named, the report states. Later the complainant called Brownwood Police Department and reported that she had found her jewelry box with the jewelry in it, according to the report.
Tuesday, August 20
*12:10 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2200 block of Vincent Street regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, the incident happened in the overnight hours of August 19 and the morning of August 20.
*12:43 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2200 block of Main Blvd. regarding the theft of several tools. According to the report, the complainant named a possible suspect.
*1:22 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Avenue A regarding the theft of property. According to the report, the complainant advised that someone had stolen his window unit air conditioner from off of his front porch.*2:48 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1900 block of 14th Street regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, a vehicle was burglarized at the residence in the early morning hours of this day. The incident is being investigated, the report states.
Public voting in the Brownwood Reunion Celebration’s Brownwood’s Got Talent competition is now online to help determine this year’s winner in this event.
Auditions were held Saturday at the Grand Starz Bingo Hall for the 2nd annual competition, and the top 12 finalists were selected to participate in the next round. The competition was open to any talent and the winner will be selected during this year’s Brownwood Reunion Celebration.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes as reported by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this week.
Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 8.36' low. Black bass are good on crankbaits, Shaky Heads, white spinnerbaits, and on green pumpkin, redbug, or watermelon seed soft plastic worms around docks in 2–10 feet, and on flukes and buzzbaits in flooded grass. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies off lighted docks at night in 5–15 feet. Crappie are excellent on minnows and white or shad Li'l Fishies over baited brush piles in 8–15 feet. Channel catfish are excellent on cheesebait and cut shad near the Hwy. 279 Bridge. Blue catfish are excellent on prepared bait near the Hwy. 279 Bridge in 5–8 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
Water clear; 82–86 degrees; 14.14' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin Rat–L–Traps and Carolina rigged soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.
The Brownwood Reunion Celebration is less than a month away and organizers and contestants alike are getting set for one of the most popular events, Hands on a House. Contestant applications forms are now available online at the Reunion website, at Coldwell Banker at 1900 Austin Avenue, and the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce.
This year’s theme for the contest is “Western Movies,” so a Texas cabin is up for grabs and contestants will be required to wear a cowboy hat during the competition. The three day competition will be held September 20th-22nd and the last person with their hand in contact with the house is declared the winner and will take home the custom-built playhouse.
- Two Vehicles Stolen from Brownwood in Less than 12 hours Caught Attempting to Cross into Mexico, 2 Arrested
- Little Longhorn Registration Set for Saturday, August 24th
- Early Police Charge One in Theft of Vases at Eastlawn Memorial Park
- Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results August 14th
- Law Enforcement Blotter 8/20: Multiple Assaults and Burglaries of Vehicles Reported
- No Injuries Reported in Back-to-Back Traffic Accidents Tuesday Afternoon
- Save the Date for the 4th Annual “A Nite at the Races” - Saturday, October 12
- BISD Announces Brownwood Middle School Schedule Distribution
- HPU Food Service Employees Honored for 25 Years of Service
- August is National Sandwich Month
- Registration Time for Brownwood Reunion Celebration Grand Parade
- Brownwood Police Participating in “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” Campaign