Big Country Ford and House of Wheels have donated a red Yamaha Grizzly 300 4-wheeler to be raffled with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Good Samaritan Ministries’ Deer Project.
Tickets are just $10 each or 12 for $100.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, July 25, 2014.
Thursday, July 24
*8:35 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 500 block of E. Commerce regarding the theft of a mechanized wheel chair. According to the report, the complainant stated that the wheel chair that belonged to his wife had been charging in the hallway of the motel when the bottom of it where the battery and charger are located was stolen.
*1:31 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of Belle Plain Street regarding theft. According to the report, an AT&T boom box and an iPad had been stolen from the complainant’s residence.
*3:11 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 800 block of Peach Street regarding animal cruelty. According to the report, the complainant stated that her dog was hung by the neck until it died. The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 23rd, the report states.
*Brownwood Police arrested 45-year-old Michael Andrew Penn of Brownwood on surety withdrawals related to driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1.*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 56-year-old Carey Lavan Reese of Brownwood on a warrant related to a parole violation.
Tickets for the Brownwood Lions 2014 football season will be on sale for current ticket holders July 21-July 31. Sales for new season ticket holders will be August 4 - August 14. Sales will be from 8:30 AM -12:30 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Monday - Thursday. Season tickets are $30. Parking passes for current holders will also be available at these times.
Please note that there is a new location for ticket sales. All tickets will be sold through the Brownwood High School Athletic Office in the Warren Gym, located at 2100 Slayden.
The Howard Payne University athletic department announced on Friday that current Lady Jacket basketball coach Meia Daniels would take on compliance duties and is now Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance for HPU.
As the Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance, Meia Daniels will be responsible for monitoring compliance with all American Southwest Conference and NCAA rules and policies. She will serve as the Howard Payne athletics representative for all NCAA compliance issues and enforce all ASC and NCAA bylaws rules and regulations. Daniels will also develop and conduct rules and compliance education for the HPU coaching and athletic staff.
"I am excited to promote Meia Daniels to Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance," said HPU director of athletics, Mike Jones. "Her organization, attention to detail and firmness will serve her well in this additional role."
VFW Post 3278 along with the Ladies’ and Men’s Auxiliaries presented a donation of $1,000 to the Brown County Museum of History on Friday. Funds are being raised to renovate the Camp Bowie military exhibit at the museum.Pictured above are members of the VFW and its auxiliaries with members of the Brown County Museum board.
The Early High School Varsity Cheerleaders recently attended camp at Texas Tech University. The squad gained experience and came home with many awards.Individual awards are as follows: Tuesdi Tidwell- Jump-Off champion; Breanna Zeigler, Hunter Desemar, Tuesdi Tidwell and Faith Wade- All-American squad; and Taylor Turner- Mascot award.
Malone of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Graduates from Institute for Organization Management
Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Missi Malone IOM, MBA, Director of Members Services of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition of IOM. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. In addition, participants can earn credit hours toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications. Nearly 1,000 individuals attend Institute annually.
Family and friends are rallying support for a woman who grew up in Brownwood but is now fighting for her life in ICU in Dallas with many medical issues.
Family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical bills and expenses for the family as Lacy Davis Hall recovers from an abscess in her throat and now treatment and surgery related to pneumonia in both lungs, and a bacterial infection in her bloodstream. She is reported to be on a breathing tube and is expected to be in ICU another 6-8 weeks, according to family.
Hall has two young children and currently lives in Dallas, where she is hospitalized.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Wednesday, July 23
*6:18 PM – Brownwood Police responded to Wal-Mart regarding theft. According to the report, a female suspect stole $28.41 worth of merchandise.
*7:50 PM - Brownwood Police were called to Wal-Mart regarding the theft of a wallet. According to the report, the complainant did wish to pursue criminal charges. Video surveillance clearly showed the suspect stealing the wallet, which was reported to have $300 cash inside at the time of the theft, the report states.
*9:08 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Brady Avenue regarding the burglary of a building. According to the report, four storage units had been broken into on this date. Several tools were stolen from one of the units. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
*11:40 PM – Brownwood Police were called to Wal-Mart regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant stated that an unknown female stole her cell phone. A small search was conducted from the GPS coordinates provided by the complainant but nothing was located, the report states.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27-year-old Kevin Gary Barnes of Abilene on a Brown County warrant related to a surety withdrawal/delivery of a controlled substance and a Taylor County warrant related to assault family violence. He is being held in the Brown County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.*Early Police arrested 37-year-old Bobby James Crouch of Early for contempt of court.
Update: The same jury that convicted him of burglary of a habitation and assault with a deadly weapon on Wednesday, sentenced 28-yr-old Robert Zepeda to two life sentences that will run concurrently.
After hearing testimony in the punishment phase of the trial Thursday, the jury began deliberation at 2:20 p.m. Fifteen minutes later, at 2:35 p.m. the jury came back with its decision in the penalty phase of the trial, wrapping up four days of testimony.
Defense counsel John Lee Blagg called Zepeda’s brother, uncle, and sister to the stand. Assistant District Attorney Sam Moss and Christina Nelson cross examined the witnesses and Zepeda himself, who admitted that he’d spent most of his life behind bars after the age of twelve. He went from two stints in the Texas Youth Commission (TYC) to being tried as an adult at age seventeen, and sent to prison at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) twice. Zepeda told Moss that he estimated he’d been in the “free world” about three years since he was a teenager. Moss and Zepeda had several heated exchanges and had to be called down twice by Judge Dan Beck.Zepeda hung his head and slumped when Judge Beck read the sentence, then turned around and mumbled something to his victim that was unintelligible. An outburst caused the judge to have Zepeda removed from the courtroom as the jury was being discharged.
Janie Clements Industries will host their first annual fundraiser car show and dance from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 25th at 3401 Milam Drive in Brownwood.Entry is payable by donation at the gate. There will be concessions available, no alcohol is allowed at the dance. JCI will also have arts and crafts items for sale and a silent auction during the event.
- Bangs Man Dies in Fiery Crash Wednesday South of Abilene
- New Brownwood Traffic Signal Becomes Operational Thursday
- Roy Orbison Benefit for West Texas Rehab Center Coming to Brownwood August 2nd
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- Law Enforcement Blotter 7/23
- Brownwood High School Offers Sewing Camps in August
- Applications Now Being Accepted for Tuesday Sonshine School
- Early Pioneer Days Kick-Off Set for August 1st, Concert Headliner to be Announced
- Update: Defendant Takes the Witness Stand in Assault Trial
- Jacket Football Picked 5th in ASC Poll
- Walk Like a Happy Teenager
- McCutchen Leaves HPU Soccer Program