Registration is currently underway for the Early Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd annual Skeet Shoot sponsored by Weakley-Watson Sporting Goods. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 23 from 9 AM to 1 PM at County Road 315 off of FM 2525.
Registration includes a hamburger lunch provided by Heart of Texas EMS, ammo, and a chance to win cash and door prizes. Cash prizes will be awarded to first place shooters.
Advanced registrations will be entered in a 12-gauge Beretta shotgun raffle giveaway. Gun raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event as well. Drawing will be held at the conclusion of the Skeet Shoot.
There were 34 participants in the Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on July 23rd.
Each Wednesday, sign up is from 4:45 to 5:20 PM at the lake dam ramp and fishing hours are from 5:30 to 9:00 PM sharp. The tournament has recently added a Junior Division (ages 16 & under) for $5.00 entry + $1.00 Big Bass option.
The lake conditions were as follows:
Weather was Mostly Sunny
Wind: 5 to 13 mph East gust to 17
Air temp: start 94* end 84*
Water was Clear 86* to 87*
There were 20 fish weighed in for a total of 30.66 lbs.
Out of 34 contestants 14 people weighed in fish with 0 limits.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, July 28, 2014.
Wednesday, July 23
*3:14 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the area of Prater and Vincent Streets regarding a reckless driver. According to the report, a female in a Jeep was chasing a male in an SUV. The incident was documented and Child Protective Services was contacted regarding the incident, the report states.
Friday, July 25
*7:31 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Fisk Street regarding the burglary of a building during the overnight hours.
*8:00 AM – Brownwood Police responded to the 3200 block of Milam Drive, the Brownwood Aquatic Center, regarding the burglary of a building. According to the report, the concession booth had been broken into overnight. According to police, only damage caused by the suspect making entry was reported.
*8:03 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 500 block of 7th Street regarding criminal mischief. According to the report, the complainant stated that someone had punctured a plastic window on her vehicle.
*8:20 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1000 block of LaMonte Drive regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, the victim stated that that a relative had choked and slammed her head into a bedroom wall. The complainant had injuries consistent with her statements which led to the arrest of 41-year-old George Lundy of Brownwood for assault family violence strangulation.
Reports released for the week of July 21-27, 2014 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 26 medical emergencies, 4 fire calls, and 1 motor vehicle accident.
Reports of interest include:
Monday, July 21
*11:11 PM – BFD was dispatched to a fire call in the 600 block of E. Depot Street. The incident was determined to be a false alarm.
Tuesday, July 22
*10:21 AM – BFD was called to a fire in the 1000 block of Center regarding an alarm activation. Firefighters arrived on scene to find alarms sounding and no smoke showing. Firefighters investigated and determined the incident to be a false alarm.
Thursday, July 24
*10:44 AM – BFD was dispatched to a fire call in the 4100 block of 8th Street regarding an alarm activation. Fire crews arrived on scene to find alarm sounding and no occupants in the house. Firefighters investigated the residence and reset the alarm.
Brown County CID detectives arrested Kevin Sliger, a white male, 35 years of age, who was a primary target of Operation Tangled Web this morning according to Sheriff Bobby Grubbs.
A news release stated that the operation was a lengthy investigation which had netted 53 suspects for methamphetamine trafficking in Brownwood and Brown County. Deputies also arrested Jeanna Hopkins, a white female, 30 years of age, who accompanied Sliger as he fled from officers. Sliger, a fugitive and upper level drug trafficker wanted for engaging in organized crime caused a vehicle accident near Fourth Street and Coggin Avenue and was arrested by officers after a lengthy foot pursuit, according to BSCO officials.
The 3rd Annual Drug Training event will be hosted by the Brown County Training Coalition on Friday, August 29th at the Brownwood Coliseum and will feature Tony Hoffman, professional BMX racer and recovering addict. The keynote speech by Hoffman will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the public is invited to attend.
Tony Hoffman is a native of Central California and a graduate of Clovis High School. He is a gifted athlete who spent his high school years traveling the country racing BMX and achieved the status of a top-ranked amateur along with multiple contract endorsements. Hoffman began using alcohol and drugs which put him in a downward spiral of addiction and eventually led him to commit armed robbery in 2004. At his sentencing, Tony was given probation and the opportunity to achieve sobriety in lieu of prison. Because he was not ready to make changes in his life, he was arrested on a probation violation, and went to prison in 2007.Hoffman spent two years in the Wasco, Tehachapi, and Avenal state prisons, where he decided to make a change in his life and began planning a way to use both the positives and the negatives of his life to help kids avoid the mistakes he had made himself.
Early Longhorn Football season ticket sales for last year’s ticket holders only will be held the week of August 4 – August 8, 2014, at the Early ISD Administration Office, located at 101 Turtle Creek, Early, Texas. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.Early Longhorn Football season ticket sales for anyone else who wants to purchase season tickets will be held the week of August 11 – August 15.
A small handful of friends and I piled into my new (to me) SUV and headed out on the open road yesterday. Our destination: Arlington, Texas.
The reason: to watch the Rangers lose to Oakland. (C’mon, with their record and the fact they were playing the A’s it was a foregone conclusion!)
It was a good trip, jokes were told at one another’s expense, music was played probably too loud, and generally it was you’re a-typical “guys road-trip.”
A couple of us had never been to see a professional baseball game. (One might argue that after the display we were treated to, they still haven’t) That got me thinking: I’m not a diehard baseball fan, yet I’ll drive two hours one way and put miles on my vehicle to go and sit in the heat to watch a game I marginally enjoy.
Why is that?
What is it about sitting in the stands on a hot sunny summer’s day, with a beverage of your choice in one hand and a hot dog in the other that is so appealing?
I quote Terrence Mann from Field of Dreams:
“The one constant through all the years Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.”
Members of the United Family leadership team joined Brownwood community leaders to break ground at the site of the company’s next United Supermarkets and United Express locations, 300 East Commerce.
The Ceremony caps a two-year effort to bring United to Brownwood, with a 42,648 square foot supermarket and convenience store. Construction on the two stores will begin in August, with an opening targeted for June 2015.
The Brownwood Art Association photo group is pleased to announce its upcoming “First Thursday” event titled “Painting With Light.”
The event will be held at the Art Center, 215 Fisk Street, in Brownwood on Thursday, August 7th between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 PM.
This “First Thursday” event is open to the public and admission to the event is free. The event will feature photography from the Brownwood Art Association’s photo group with an expected 18 to 20 artists displaying nearly 80 photographic works of art.
This “First Thursday” event is being co-hosted by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce as the monthly “Business After Hours” event for KTXS Channel 12. Refreshments will be served during the event.
Brown County 4-H is supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
29 – County Council Interviews 5:00p.m. at Extension Office
6 – Deadline to RSVP for District 7 Fall Meeting
8 – Deadline for West Texas Fair and State Fair Entries
15 – Deadline to Order State Sheep and Goat Tags
15 – Deadline to RSVP for Banquet/Fun Day
23 – Brown County 4-H Awards Banquet/Fun Day at 4-H Center
BROWN COUNTY 4-H AWARDS BANQUET AND FUN DAY
Save the date for the upcoming Brown County 4-H Awards Banquet and Fun Day. The date is set for August 23, 2014. This year the Awards Banquet and Fun Day will be held at the Texas 4-H Center. There will be no cost to attend this year’s banquet. The banquet is open to everyone so bring some friends that are interested in 4-H.If you participated in any District or State Contest please RSVP by August 4, 2014 so that we can organize awards. The deadline to RSVP for the banquet will be Friday, August 15, 2014.
- Good Samaritan Ministries’ Deer Project to Benefit from ATV Raffle
- Law Enforcement Blotter 7/25
- Reminder: Brownwood Lions Season Ticket Sale Dates, New Ticket Sales Location
- Daniels Adds New Role To Coaching Duties
- Brown County Museum Receives Donation from VFW
- Early Cheerleaders Earn Top Honors at Texas Tech Competition, Set to Host Mini Cheer Camp Aug 11-13
- Malone of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Graduates from Institute for Organization Management
- Family and Friends Start Fundraiser for Brownwood Native Lacy Hall
- Law Enforcement Blotter 7/24
- Update: Zepeda Given Two Life Sentences for Assault and Burglary
- Janie Clements Industries to Host Car Show and Dance July 25th
- Bangs Man Dies in Fiery Crash Wednesday South of Abilene