The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum on Friday, April 17th for those running for Brownwood City Council in the upcoming May 9th election.
Candidates were given up to 5 minutes to introduce themselves and then were able to give 60 second answers to several questions submitted the audience prior to the event. Leland Acker with KXYL-FM/AM served as moderator for the event.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, April 17, 2015.
Monday, April 13
*9:55 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 3800 block of US Hwy 377 South regarding a business trying to repossess property which is being hidden from the business. A case of hindering secured creditor with possible charges is being investigated, the report states.
*11:24 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was called to Brookesmith Water Supply regarding a found explosive ordinance. According to the report, the complainant had found what he thought was an unexploded land mine ordinance while he was clearing a pasture that is owned by Brookesmith Water Supply.
Tuesday, April 14
*1:14 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 100 block of N. Greenleaf regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, several items were removed from the home. An investigation is ongoing.
Wednesday, April 15*11:19 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Avenue A regarding a domestic disturbance.
The Brauntex Performing Arts Theater in New Braunfels recently played host to students and faculty from Howard Payne University’s flagship campus in Brownwood. More than 150 guests from the community enjoyed Monday evening’s concert titled “A Joyful Heart.”
The Pearl Griffin Memorial Latch Key Program would like to thank everyone that helped make their Hamburger Supper fundraiser such a success this year. Without community involvement this event would suffer drastically, said program director Jessica Hardy.
Raffle prizes this year were sponsored by the Texas Rangers, Songbird Lodge, TexasBank, CMS Home Health Care and Car Corral. Thanks to these sponsors, Latch Key saw an amazing turnout on raffle ticket purchases, according to Hardy.The Grand Prize winner of the Rangers package was Tracey Flake (pictured left). Second and Third place drawing winners were Crystal Welker and Pat Cox, each received a $50 Walmart gift card (pictured below).
The Heart of Texas Railroad Festival will be held this weekend at the Depot Cultural Center, April 18th and 19th.
This special event features a gigantic model train display (14 feet by 58 feet) with running trains.
There will be interactive games for children, a miniature live steam locomotive, with an adult ticket price of $3 and all children under age 12 are free.Those attending are invited to enjoy two locations for one price. Entrance to the Model Train Festival also gives admittance to the Lehnis Railroad Museum across the street.
Brownwood Regional Medical Center recently honored their BRMC Volunteers with a luncheon.Each volunteer was given a gift as a token of appreciation for all the kindness shown throughout the years to the patients, families and staff.
The City of Brownwood’s Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to join in the fun of the Adult Softball Leagues, Men’s, Co-Ed and Church.Registration is underway now at the Adams Street Community Center. The deadline to register teams is April 23.
LUBBOCK, TX – Robert Lawrence Noll, 40, of Brownwood, Texas, appeared Wednesday in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy M. Koenig and pleaded guilty to one count of possession of prepubescent child pornography, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.
Noll, who is on bond, faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, and a lifetime of supervised release. Sentencing will be set at a later date.
According to documents filed in the case, Noll used a laptop computer at his residence to search the Internet for images and videos of child pornography. In the course of searching for this material, Noll located, downloaded, and viewed numerous images and videos constituting child pornography, and some of those images involved prepubescent minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
Howard Payne University students Cara DeLoach and Mike McConnell recently participated in the Model United Nations conference at the University of Economics in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. DeLoach and McConnell served as chair of the Security Council and co-chair of the Disarmament and International Security Committee, respectively.
DeLoach, a senior from San Angelo, and McConnell, a senior from Burleson, have participated in Model UN conferences since 2013. Their experiences and track record at conferences across Europe prompted the Prague conference to offer them chair and co-chair positions on elite councils.“That Cara and Mike would be chosen for such an honor speaks volumes not only about their unique abilities as demonstrated at previous Model UN conferences, but also reveals that the HPU Model United Nations Team is making a name for itself and raising HPU’s international profile,” said Dr. Justin D. Murphy, HPU’s Brand professor of history, dean of the School of Humanities and director of the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Tuesday, April 14
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to Gobbler Lane where two llamas were on the complainant’s property. According to the report, after an extensive search, no possible owners could be located. The llamas were strayed and transported to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office and a report was made.
Wednesday, April 15*8:57 AM – Brownwood Police made a traffic stop at Carnegie and Fisk Streets. According to the report, when the officer informed the driver, identified as 20-year-old Coleton Hunter Tidwell of Brownwood, that he noticed a smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, Tidwell voluntarily informed the officer where he could find gram of marijuana in the vehicle’s front passenger door. No other narcotics were located in the vehicle, the report states. The officer arrested Tidwell for the offense and placed him in the patrol car, the report states. The vehicle was going to be towed due to the arrest and needed to be inventoried. When the officer asked Tidwell how he could access the truck to complete an inventory of the vehicle prior to towing, he was informed that there was more marijuana inside, according to the report. A search was completed which located a duffle bag containing a glass container filled with plastic bags of marijuana, a Ziploc bag of marijuana, a gold colored marijuana grinder, an easy splitter cutter, $440 in cash and a scale with marijuana residue on it, the report states. Tidwell admitted this was his second run to Houston to purchase marijuana which he sold to locals, the report states. Tidwell was charged with possession of marijuana greater than 4 ounces less than or equal to 5 pounds in a drug free zone (due to the stop being within 1000 feet of the Brownwood Intermediate School).
The City of Brownwood invites the public to attend a dedication ceremony for the new fire station, located at 600 E. Adams Street on Tuesday, April 28th.
This special event will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the fire station and will include a flag ceremony as well as an uncoupling ceremony. A special marker will be placed by the Masonic Lodge.
Fire apparatus will be escorted into the bay by those in attendance.The Heart of Texas Honor Guard will be in full attendance with several bagpipers and drums. City officials as well as the president of the Brownwood Professional Firefighters Association will also speak during the dedication.
- Felony Offenders Sentenced in District Court
- HPU’s Speech and Debate Team Ends Season with Awards in D.C., Oklahoma and Colorado
- Brownwood High School Band Earns Sweepstakes Award at UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest
- Ribbon Cutting for AgTexas Farm Credit Services
- City of Brownwood Proclaims April Safe Digging Month
- Food Manager Certification Training
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/15
- Brownwood Sets in Motion to Hire Retail Consulting Firm
- Reminder: Community Resource Fair Set for April 28th, Booth Registration Now Underway
- BHS FCCLA Members Earn Several Awards at State Conference; One Qualifies to Compete at Nationals
- Victory Life Academy Presents “Bye, Bye, Birdie” in Two Performances April 24 & 26
- Large Crowd Turns Out for HPU Fest