Brookesmith High School students participated in District UIL Academic Contests at Cross Plains on March 24 earning high marks.
Students earned some of the top places in multiple subjects. Brookesmith students earning places are pictured above and include the following:
Kenzee Heard – 4th Place Computer ApplicationsShyan Seamans – 3rd Place Accounting, 6th Current Events
Brownwood Regional Medical Center invites the public to their annual Health Expo which will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23rd at the Brownwood Coliseum. For twenty two years, BRMC has provided a day filled with FREE health screenings & a focus on health education.
Tuesday Update: The driver’s identity was released in Monday afternoon’s high speed chase. Brown County Jail records indicate that 27-year-old Jared Courtney South of Abilene was transferred from the McCulloch County Jail to the Brown County Jail Monday afternoon and was charged with evading arrest/detention with vehicle. South, pictured above, was released on $10,000 bond Tuesday morning.
Original Story: High Speed Pursuit Travels through Brown County, Ends in McCulloch County with Arrest
Brown County law enforcement along with multiple other state agencies were led on a high speed chase through Brown County and into neighboring McCulloch County Monday afternoon where a male subject was taken into custody.
At approximately 12:30 p.m., Bangs Police Officer Andre Smoot attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle in Bangs; however, when he went to make contact with the driver, the vehicle sped off. Officer Smoot radioed telling Brown County emergency dispatch that the suspect was traveling in-bound to Brownwood at speeds over 100 miles per hour at times.
Brownwood Police Department and Brown County Sheriff’s deputies and investigators joined the pursuit that traveled through Brownwood, along Commerce Street, Market Place Blvd, and Main Street, with the suspect vehicle at times on the wrong side of the roadway, according to law enforcement.
Brownwood emergency responders were called to a one vehicle accident involving a truck driving into a building in the 2200 block of Belle Plain late Tuesday morning.At approximately 10:30 a.m., an elderly male was traveling southeast on Belle Plain in a king cab Chevrolet pickup when he passed out due to a medical condition, according to law enforcement on scene. The truck traveled across oncoming traffic lanes and struck the building, which was unoccupied at the time, according to firefighters on scene.
Reports released for the week of April 14-20, 2014 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 24 medical emergencies, 4 fire calls, and 2 motor vehicle accidents.
Reports of interest include:
Wednesday, April 16
*3:19 PM – BFD was dispatched to a fire call in the 2500 block of 11th street, where they found an electrical problem of arcing wiring.
Friday, April 18
*7:04 AM – BFD responded to a single-vehicle accident on North Highway 279 involving a single vehicle. The occupant of the vehicle was transferred by ambulance.
Saturday, April 19
*4:38 PM – BFD was called to a fire in the 6500 block of County Road 225. Firefighters arrived on scene to find an unattended small fire pit. The fire was extinguished.*8:06 PM – BFD responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 800 block of 6th Street. Fire crews provided first aid.
Keep Brownwood Beautiful and the City of Brownwood are getting set for their upcoming county-wide cleanup event scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd.
The cleanup is a great chance to get rid of unwanted items from area residences.
It will take place from 8 AM to 1 PM under the Austin Avenue Overpass at Avenue A and Brady at the Community Plaza across the street from the overpass. Cars, vans and pickups only, trailers must go to the landfill where there will be no charge between the cleanup hours. All loads must be covered.
Acceptable items accepted at the cleanup include brush, yard debris, household garbage, latex and spray paint (limit 10 gallons), metal, refrigerators (must be free of food), stoves, ovens, air conditioning units, anti-freeze, car batteries, passenger car tires (max 8 per household - no tires accepted from tire dealers), used motor oil (limit 5 gallons). No hazardous waste will be accepted. Document shredding has also been added to the clean up with a 3 box maximum.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, April 21, 2014.
Monday, April 14
*9:25 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1000 block of Main Street regarding harassment by phone. According to the report, the complainant has received approximately 15 calls where a male subject simply states, “Sorry wrong number,” and hangs up. She has called the number back and only gets a message that states the number is not a working number, the report states. The complainant stated that she is worried that the male is watching her home, as the calls come when her husband is not at home, according to the report. The subject has not been identified at this time, the report states.
*Brownwood Police received a report of a stolen wallet. According to the report, the wallet, which contained a debit card, social security card and $20 cash, was stolen while the complainant was at Wal-Mart sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. this date. The complainant reported that three attempts to use the debit card had failed for failure to provide the correct pin number, the report states. A log of times and locations of the attempted access to the account were documented.
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a property on County Road 228 regarding theft.
Friday, April 18*4:51 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Austin Avenue regarding theft. According to the report, an employee of the store was in the process of confronting a suspect in the store who was believed to have shoplifted when officers arrived. An investigation found that the theft did occur. The suspect was identified and documentation of the incident was made.
The Brown County Elections office released sample ballots along with polling locations and times for the upcoming election on May 10th, which will include the City of Bangs, City of Blanket, Blanket ISD, City of Early and Early ISD.
City of Blanket and Blanket ISD will be holding their own election. Early voting for both will be at the Blanket ISD Administration Office, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, April 28th through Friday, May 2nd. The final two days of early voting will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the 5th and 6th of May. Election Day, May 10th, will be at 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Main.
For the City of Bangs, City of Early and Early ISD: All early voting will be at the Adams Street Community Center, located at 511 E. Adams Street. The polls will be open Monday, April 28th thru Friday, May 2nd from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The final two days of early voting will be the 5th and 6th of May from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For Election Day, the City of Bangs voting will be at the Bangs Community Center (406 Spencer) and the City of Early and Early ISD will be at the Early Lion’s Club ( 419 Garmon Dr. Highway 84). Polls at both locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Bangs Business Association will sponsor the Mayfest Parade at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 3rd.
The public is invited to the Bangs City Park to enjoy one of Bangs’ best parades ever, according to Mayfest officials. There will be marching bands, police, fire trucks, classic cars, trick mowers, floats from church groups, civic groups, out of town floats, and of course 4-wheelers and horses.The Grand Marshal this year is: Ken Fitzgerald, the man who originated the Mayfest Celebration idea some 20 years ago.
I am a fan of those DIY shows on TV, the “Hey let’s take a crummy old house and with a little work and love make it a beautiful home we can love for ever” kinda shows.
I, like many of my male brethren, think that “I have many tools, some of which resemble those on the tube”. So why can’t I make things like that?
Cause I’m not a master carpenter nor a tradesman, that’s why!! (dangit)
I also end up watching YouTube videos on how to make things. I was actually watching a video about how to make a piece of junk guitar into a much better one when my reminder to write my column went off this morning!
Yeah, I’d say I’ve got it bad.I tell myself that whenever I buy a house that I’ll have a workshop and then start making things that are beyond awesome and all my buddies will revel in my handywork.
CMS Healthcare’s Relay for Life team will host a fundraising barbeque dinner and dance on Friday, April 25th beginning at 6:00 PM at the 3M Clubhouse on Hwy 377S.A social hour from 6:00-7:00 PM will start the night, followed by the dinner from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Then at 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM, the dance featuring AMC Nashville recording artists Holloway will get underway.
- Brown County A&M Club to Host Aggie Muster Monday
- Brown County 4-H News and Notes
- Thousands Take Part in 6th Annual Great Easter Egg Hunt and Candy Throwdown – Photo Gallery
- Brownwood Girls Softball Association Season Gets into Action
- Bangs Mayfest to Celebrate 20 Years May 3rd
- Early ISD Students Earn Top Honors at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest
- Brownwood Police Release March 2014 Crime Statistics
- Lyric Children's Show Auditions to be Held April 21st
- Brownwood and Early Chambers Hold Ribbon Cutting for Fitness Evolution
- Spring Is Here – So Are The Flies
- Felony Offenders Sentenced in District Court
- One-Vehicle Rollover Accident Sends One Man to Hospital After Being Ejected From Vehicle