The Brownwood High School Choirs would like to invite BHS Choir Alumni to join in singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Homecoming, Friday, September 19th.The choirs will meet Friday night at 7:00 p.m. by the field house to warm up and line up before heading to the sidelines to sing. “We would be honored to have choir alumni join us,” said BHS Choir Director, Cindy Franklin. “We recognize that we are only able to be the choir we are today because of the legacy begun by alumni.”
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, September 15, 2014.
Friday, September 12
*10:12 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 400 block of Main Street regarding a burglary at the Candlestick Apartments. According to the report, two complainants advised that an unknown suspect(s) broke into the complainants’ apartment and stole several items while they were away from home.
*10:16 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Waco Street regarding the theft of a firearm. According to the report, the complainant stated that several firearms were missing from his residence. No suspect information was available at the time of the call and the case is pending further investigation, the report states.
*10:55 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1800 block of Belle Plain regarding the burglary of a coin operated machine. An unknown amount of coins were stolen, the report states.
*5:49 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding a hit and run accident. Through an investigation, a suspect has been identified, the report states.*8:08 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to Walmart regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant witnessed 38-year-old Mario Narro of Brownwood steal multiple items from the store. Narro was arrested and charged with theft equal or greater than $50 less than $500.
District Attorney Micheal Murray released a list of felony cases recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.
John Simon Armendarez pled guilty to the felony offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and was sentenced to 40 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
John Phillip Couch pled guilty to the felony offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver-Drug Free Zone, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance and was sentenced to 40 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Enrique Abraham Pesina 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.Auston Rand Welker pled guilty to the felony offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver-Drug Free Zone, Delivery of a Controlled Substance-Drug Free Zone and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and was sentenced to 25 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
The Early Chamber Cash Mob recently visited Chicken Express for lunch to thank Ben Kennedy (manager) and his crew for being a member of the Early Chamber of Commerce.
Chicken Express, home of the legendary chicken tenders and “Chicken E” sweet iced tea is located at 221 Early Blvd.
Last week, Brownwood High School students nominated five young ladies who will be in the running for the 2014 BHS Homecoming Queen. Voting for this honor will take place this week and the Queen will be announced at the Homecoming game against Alvarado on September 19th, 2014.Pictured from left to right, Lexie Lewis, Jennifer Martinez, Maddie Oines, Jennifer Hinojosa, and Coraima Rodriguez.
CVS Pharmacy, as part of their partnership with Drugfree.org, recently donated a medication disposal unit through a property grant to the Brownwood Police Department.
Brownwood Assistant Chief of Police James Fuller wrote the application for the property grant and was excited to put it into use for the citizens of Brownwood and Brown County.
Brown County Clerk Sharon Ferguson received support from the Brown County Commissioners Monday as she and her office work to implement many changes within her office, including digitizing county records.
Ferguson presented the county clerk’s Records Archival Plan which focuses on the preservation and restoration of documents and records within the clerk’s office. According to Ferguson, just last year, she had 10 years worth of records scanned to a digital format so that they can be more easily searchable and retrievable by computer. This process cost approximately $200,000, according to Ferguson and the funds for this preservation were taken from fees received in her office which are earmarked for preservation and restoration of records.
The Records Archival Plan calls for more scanning of documents, digitizing all public records to help stop deterioration of public documents, creating backup copies of records, storage offsite, and modernizing the office to be able to digitally convert records as they are received so that they are accessible and searchable by computer, according to Ferguson. She stated that she hopes to have all records back to 1972 digitized and be a paperless office by 2016.
According to Ferguson, the State of Texas has mandated that county and district clerks shall implement e-filing of documents by 2016.Commissioners approved this Records Archival Plan unanimously along with a $2.00 cost recovery fee for e-filing, which will begin on September 29, 2014. This fee will be submitted for each filing submitted, to pay for equipment these offices are going to have to purchase in order to comply, according to Ferguson. Local attorneys were sent letters regarding the proposed fee and links to access training on how to submit e-filings.
This morning I was all prepared to write a column about my sense of organization, or lack thereof depending upon your point of view, when something stopped me.
I wrote that article this January!
The Cox Curse strikes again! (Let me back up, and explain this properly.)
In my family, we come from a long line of storytellers. Obviously I like to tell them, it’s kinda my job. My dad is in radio, too, so that is a no brainer where it cam from for me.
My grandfather JT (or Grandaddy as I knew him) would spin tales of “Jack Jackson” and his adventures that oddly mirrored my activities that day. (It was revealed to me that this was a time honored tradition, as old Jack had been copying my father’s daily activities when he was a child.)
The problem with being story tellers is always having fresh material.
So what you do is keep several “new” tales in reserve for people you constantly are around and “old favorites for new people in your life.
The 14th Annual Brownwood Reunion Celebration 5K/10K run and walk will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 and registration is now underway. This year's registration is only available online and will close this Wednesday, September 17th at 2:30 PM. To register for the 5K/10K run online, visit CelebrateBrownwood.com.
The race begins at the Lehnis Railroad Museum, located at 700 E. Adams Brownwood, at 7:30 a.m. this Saturday, beginning with the 10K, immediately followed by 5K runners and then walkers. Entry is $25 per runner.
The BHS Lions Boys Cross Country Team placed first at the Fort Worth Invitational Cross Country Meet at Trinity Park on Saturday, September 13th. Varsity girls also had a successful meet placing 3rd. The meet was hosted by Fort Worth Paschal High School.The Lions had four boys in the top ten 4A runners in the 5000 meter event. Justin Gomez earned 2nd place with a run of 17:37.21, followed by Hugo Yebra in third with 17:41.31. Reid Longabaugh placed 6th with a run of 18:12.97 and Ben Berger placed 7th with a time of 18:28:51.
Brown County 4-H is supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
15 – Deadline to Order State Swine Tags
16 – Rabbit Club Meeting 7:00p.m. at the Extension Office.
16 – Early 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Early First Baptist Church
21 – Sheep Club Meeting 6:00p.m. at Glasscock Farm 3400 CR 337
30 – Deadline to Register for D-7 Hunter Safety Camp
BROWN COUNTY 4-H NEWS AND UPDATES
4-H ENROLLMENT IS OPEN ON 4-H CONNECT!
The enrollment process for the 2014-2015 4-H year will begin August 15, 2014. All 4-H families, new and returning, are encouraged to log in and enroll in order to become an official 4-H member.
- Jackets Sting Pioneers 27-21
- Brownwood Lions Fall to Liberty Hill 43-36
- Friday Night High School Football Scoreboard 9/12
- St. John’s Church to Host Annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday
- Early Pioneer Days Festival Promotes Education
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/12
- Erath County Ambulance Dealer Arrested for Theft and Misapplication of Fiduciary Funds
- September is Fruit & Veggies – More Matters Month
- BBBS Board Welcomes New Executive Director
- 5th Annual “A Nite at the Races” Event Set for November 15th, Sponsorships Now Available
- Chief Appraiser to Speak at Brownwood Chamber Luncheon September 19th
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/11