In observance of the Labor Day holiday, Brownwood City Hall will be closed and there will be no collection of residential waste on Monday, September 7th. Residents with blue or green carts, please note collection days as follows: Monday’s routes will be collected on Tuesday; Tuesday’s routes will be collected on Wednesday; and Thursday’s and Friday’s routes will not be affected by the holiday.
The Brownwood Recycling Center and Landfill will be closed on Monday and will reopen on Tuesday, during normal business hours. Tuesday’s routes will be collected on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday’s routes will be collected on regular schedules. Call the Brownwood sanitation department at 643-4200 for any questions.
Bagged trash prevents litter. Citizens are asked to bag their waste and securely tie the bags closed before placing in carts or dumpsters.
The Recycling Center and Landfill will also be closed on Monday September 7th and will reopen on Tuesday for normal business hours.The City collects bulky items including brush and tree limbs from residential customers at no charge. Please cut limbs into lengths of 5 feet or less and notify the Sanitation Department at 325-643-4200 or CLICK HERE to submit a request online.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 1.01’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits over brush piles in 15–25 feet. Hybrid striper are fair on shad in Hybrid Alley. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows at night. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with cut bait and shrimp. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with cut bait and chicken livers.
Lake ColemanWater murky; 84–88 degrees; 6.57’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon Rat–L–Traps and spinnerbaits, and on chartreuse soft plastics. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are good on minnows at night. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and chicken livers. Yellow catfish are slow.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has gone hog wild over wild hogs.
To help landowners fight the state’s ever-increasing feral hog population, the agency is in the midst of releasing a five-part Wild Pig Management Video Series.
The videos, the first made public on Aug. 18 and the rest being released this week, include:
• How to Corral Wild Pigs
The T. R. Havins Unit was selected to host the “One Day with God” camp for inmates and their children to come together for one day. The day is filled with fun activities and God moments. It is a time of renewing the relationship with a child to a father that has been removed from the home and is soon to return. These moments together have made a huge difference in the life of many children, and helped the parent to adjust back to a new way of life.
Many prison terms leave families torn apart, serious struggles begin to happen to everyone, especially the children. Children often feel loneliness when their mom or dad is in prison and experience many emotions that they are often left alone to deal with, as the parent or guardian at home begins the busy care of many other needs. Many families do not talk about the parent absent due to incarceration with the children.Those interested in being a part of this ministry are encouraged to contact Gayland Gowdy (325 643 2427) or Ima Martin (325 642 6670) by September 7th for an application. There are many volunteer positions available, such as becoming a part of the team inside the prison or at the church for the caregivers events that day.
Volunteers from Love Brownwood, a missions group from Coggin Avenue Baptist Church recently packed bags of food for the Food for Thought Program.This program is dedicated to improving the lives of Brown County children by providing backpacks full of kid-friendly, shelf-stable food to chronically hungry or food insecure students over the weekends and holidays during the school year. All food is easy to open, kid-friendly and shelf-stable.
Thursday September 10th is the date of the next Lunch-N-Learn program in the series of horticultural programs planned for this year. This program will be on oak wilt in home landscapes. Renea Burks with the Texas Forest Service will present the program. It will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Brown County Extension Office located at 605 Fisk Avenue in Brownwood, Texas.Oak Wilt continues to cause problems in the local area even with all of the recent rain received. Dealing with the disease out in a rural pasture is one thing but it becomes more difficult in an urban setting such as a home landscape.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, September 2, 2015.
Monday, August 27
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of animal cruelty. According to the report, the complainant stated that two dogs at a house on Pency Drive were being under fed. The deputy located three dogs, two of which appeared a little thin and the owner was advised of the complaint, the report states.
Monday, August 31
*1:28 PM – A Brownwood Police officer was dispatched to the law enforcement center regarding harassment. According to the report, two complainants advised that a known suspect is harassing them.
*1:35 PM – A Brownwood Police officer met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, a camera, computer, mouse, headphones and charger, were stolen from the complainant’s vehicle.*3:02 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 300 block of Bluffview Drive regarding harassment. According to the report, a female complainant stated a known suspect is harassing her.
The City of Brownwood is proud to announce the release of a new city web site, http://brownwoodtexas.gov. As of September 1, the former website has been removed and all web traffic is re?directed to the new site.The new city website has improved design, navigation and functionality for viewers. The purpose of the website is to provide a user?friendly, attractive space that provides accurate information and increased digital interaction with the City. By going to http://brownwoodtexas.gov, users land on a portal page that serves as a gateway to virtually explore Brownwood.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that two felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.Tiffany Riggleman pled guilty to the felony offense of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and was sentenced to 25 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Further, Riggleman, on probation for the felony offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance – Drug Free Zone and Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence, was revoked and sentenced to 2 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division in each case.
Ranger College is considering relocating their campus to Brownwood, according to a press release issued Wednesday afternoon. The following information was released as Ranger considers the pros and cons of a potential move.
Ranger College President Dr. William J. Campion has always maintained that the college would have an expanding presence in the Brownwood/Early area. That presence could be substantially larger, and at a new location, in the near future.
Campion announced last week that Ranger College and Texas State Technical College (TSTC) had signed a Memorandum of Intent between the two educational entities to explore the possibility of combing the two campuses. Such a move would see Ranger College move from the Heartland Mall complex it has operated for the past six years to the larger TSTC location at 205 Booker Street in Brownwood.
“This is not something we are taking lightly,” said Campion. “but this is something we need to look into so we are going to proceed with the study along with TSTC to see if this is something that is feasible and helps both institutions.”
Howard Payne University kicked off its fall 2015 Chapel season last week with its annual University Convocation ceremony. Kathy Hillman, president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, addressed the audience.Dr. Bill Ellis, HPU president, said he appreciated Hillman’s words to the students.
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