Chili’s of Brownwood asks the public to help them support 9-year-old Josh Diaz of Brownwood and his family as they prepare for his impending open heart surgery. Josh is the son of Josh (Sr.) and Destiny Diaz of Brownwood. He is also the grandson of martial arts instructor Augustine Lopez.
A Chili’s Give Back event is set for this Thursday, October 2nd, from 10:45 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. During this event, the public is invited enjoy a meal and know that 20% of the event day meals will be given back to the Diaz family. Diners simply need to tell their server that they are dining to support the Josh Diaz fundraiser. No Give Back certificate is necessary.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
Monday, September 29
*8:04 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of 17th Street regarding theft. According to the report, a male subject reported that his Yeti cooler had been stolen from in front of his garage.
Tuesday, September 30
*8:17 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Main Street regarding the burglary of a building.
*10:05 AM – Brownwood Police received a report of identity theft. According to the report, an elderly victim was involved and suspects have been named. The incident is pending further investigation, the report states.
*10:49 AM – Brownwood Police responded to the 2000 block of Coggin Avenue regarding disorderly conduct.
*12:00 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 3600 block of Austin Avenue regarding the burglary of a building. According to the report, the renter of a storage building reported a small stereo, wicker bird cage, book shelf and an entertainment center were stolen.*1:29 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 2000 block of Avenue B regarding the burglary of a habitation. The incident is pending further investigation according to police.
Two vehicles collided under the Truman Harlow Overpass Wednesday afternoon with one striking the railroad crossing lights.The accident happened just before 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Carnegie/Coleman and Main Street. According to emergency responders, the Dodge pickup was traveling southwest through the intersection and failed to yield the right of way to a Chevy Suburban which was traveling north on Main Street. The impact sent the Suburban into the railroad crossing lights causing significant damage to its front end. The passenger side of the Suburban was also heavily damaged. The Dodge pickup also sustained front end damage from the collision.
Howard Payne University’s chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, national honorary band fraternity and sorority, recently transformed the trailer which hauls equipment and instruments for the Yellow Jacket Band. The groups have dedicated the trailer in memory of two students who passed away while members of the band – Chris Jones (1987-2011) and Jeremy Lewis (1979-2000).The upgraded trailer features a vinyl wrap which depicts images of the band and commemorates the lives of Jones and Lewis.
Reports released for the period of September 22-28, 2014 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 13 medical emergencies, 3 fire calls, and 2 motor vehicle accidents.
Reports of interest that the Brownwood Fire Department responded to include:
Monday, September 22
*9:54 AM – BFD responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 2400 of Ave B. Firefighters checked for injuries and provided first aid.
Tuesday, September 23
*2:11 PM – BFD were dispatched to a fire call in the 8600 block of County Road 225. Fire crews were responding to an alarm for a structure fire which was fully involved. Firefighters arrived on scene with Brookesmith Volunteer Fire Department. The home was a total loss. Overhaul was performed and the Brownwood Fire Marshal arrived to investigate.
Thursday, September 25*9:37 AM – BFD was called to a fire in the 600 block of 6th Street. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a man stating that his neighbors were burning something. After investigating, nothing was found.
The Young Leaders of Brown County will host their next quarterly luncheon on Wednesday, October 8th at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce.
This quarter's luncheon will feature Jill Evans from Family Services Center. Jill will share with the group about the importance of volunteerism and the many opportunities to volunteer in the Brown County Area.The luncheon, sponsored by Blaylock Funeral Home, will begin at noon and lunch will be provided at no cost. Register online in the events calendar at BrownwoodChamber.org or call Missi Malone at 325-646-9535.
The ARK Domestic Violence Shelter is setting up the Empty Shoes Exhibit in four cities this year to highlight October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There will be exhibits throughout the month and a candlelight vigil to honor local victims that lost their lives to domestic violence. In addition, each day, one of the recent tweets from the campaign #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft will be posted on the ARK's Facebook page. Everyone is encouraged to wear the purple, the color of domestic violence awareness, during the entire month.The Empty Shoes Exhibit features shoes representing the 12 deaths attributed to domestic violence in Brown, Coleman and Comanche Counties within the past 20 years. Beside each pair of shoes is the victim's name and their story. In addition to remembering the victims, the exhibit sparks great emotions and brings awareness to the general public not to turn a blind eye to obvious domestic violence, but to speak up.
Now is the time to get serious about managing your turfgrass/lawn. The hot summer days are behind us and most areas did receive some rainfall last week so we have some soil moisture to work with. Extension Specialists say that fall fertilizer applications are most critical.
The ideal time to fertilize your turfgrass in the fall is six seeks prior to the first expected frost. In our area the first frost is said to be approximately November 15thso now is the time. Fall fertilizer applications help the grasses recover from summer and accumulate energy reserves to survive winter dormancy. Do not get too ambitious and put out too much fertilizer. One pound of actual nitrogen per 1,000 sqft of lawn is all you need. So if you have a 50 lb bag of fertilizer that has the numbers of 13-13-13 we want to use the nitrogen amount to determine how much total fertilizer to apply. The first number is nitrogen, the second is phosphorus and the third number is potassium. If we have 50 lbs of total fertilizer in the bag and the first number is 13 that means there is 6.5 ibs of actual nitrogen in that one bag. If we intend to put out the fertilizer at a rate of 1 lb per 1,000 sqft then that one bag will cover 6,500 sqft of lawn.With once/week outdoor watering we may need to break up the fertilizer application and only put fertilizer on the amount of turfgrass that you can water and then treat the remaining area the next week. Most fertilizers need irrigation water to soak them into the top of the soil profile where they can be broken down into forms of nitrogen that the grass roots can readily take.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 25 for Sawa Japanese Steak House.The new restaurant located at 515 E. Commerce in Brownwood offers a selection of authentic Japanese cuisine with choices of sushi, habachi, teriyaki and much more.
Brownwood Firefighters received a unique visit from a fellow firefighter from England on Saturday, September 27th.Cyclist Tim Lezard of Brighton, England is traveling the world by bicycle and stopped by Brownwood Fire Department’s Station 1 to see where he could “pitch a tent.” Lezard was welcomed by BFD firefighters, given a chance to shower and rest a bit while also visiting with the guys. Lezard was also invited to the Brownwood Fire Department vs. Brownwood Police Department’s fundraising softball game later that night.
St. Mary’s Church will host their annual fall festival along with a car and motorcycle show on Saturday, October 4th. The event will take place at the church, located at 1103 Main Street in Brownwood.
The car show will give the following awards: Top 10, Best of Show, Kid’s Choice Award and People’s Choice Award. Trophies will be given for Best of Show and People’s Choice. Check-in is from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and awards will be given at 3:00 p.m.There is a $15 entry fee to enter a vehicle. Please contact Frank Bernal at 325-646-1415 for questions. Participants will be given one free raffle ticket per entry.
- Spay-ghetti Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit Corinne T. Smith Animal Shelter Spay/Neuter Program Set for October 9th
- Brown County Commissioners Adopt 2015 Tax Rate Amid Controversy
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/30
- Robert Priddy to be Featured in Brownwood Art Association’s First Thursday Event
- HPU to Host “Blood Moons” Concert this Thursday in Observance of Total Lunar Eclipse
- Woman Injured in Bicycle Versus Motorcycle Accident Tuesday Afternoon
- Big Country Ford Brings Back DRIVE4URSCHOOL Event to Benefit Area Project Graduations October 11
- 2nd Annual Zombie 5K Set for October 25th
- Brown County Extension Education Clubs Teach & Learn Program
- Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results September 24th
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/29
- Back-to-Back Accidents Occur at Traffic T Monday Evening, Fire Truck Damaged