Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, July 28, 2016.
Tuesday, July 26
*7:35 AM – Brown County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Shamrock Drive regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, the victim advised a known suspect burglarized his house and that numerous items were taken. The estimated loss is approximately $1300 and an investigation is ongoing, the report states.
Wednesday, July 27
*8:17 AM –Brown County Sheriff’s’ deputies were dispatched to County Road 169 regarding the burglary of a habitation report. According to the report, the victim advised a window unit had been taken from his camper. The total estimated loss for the victim was $750 and an investigation ongoing, the report states.
*8:39 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s corporal was called to FM 45 South regarding theft. The complainant advised several pieces of copper wire were stolen from the property, the report states.*11:08 AM – Brownwood Police responded to the 1500 block of Avenue B regarding the burglary of a vehicle.
National Immunization Awareness Month is celebrated annually in August to focus the attention of the public on the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Immunizations have significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases; however, vaccination rates for some diseases are not meeting national public health goals. One of the goals of the Health Department is to educate the public about the importance of being vaccinated in order to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.
During the month of August the Health Department wants to highlight the need for vaccines across all age groups. Each week we will be focusing on a different age group and the vaccines required or recommended for that group.
During the week of August 1-7 the Health Department wants to focus on the vaccine needs of adults. Every year, thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized or die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccination.All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill and can pass certain illnesses to others. Immunization is especially important for older adults and for adults with chronic conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes or heart disease. Immunization is also important for anyone who is in close contact with the very young, the aged population, people with weakened immune systems and those who cannot be vaccinated.
Thursday Update: Texas Department of Transportation officials state that crews applying a top coat to roadways this weekend plan to include the Austin Avenue, from Avenue K to Magnolia, this weekend. This moves the roadwork up in schedule, so drivers should anticipate delays and are encouraged to reduce speed and be watchful for construction personnel in the area.
Original article: Contractors for the Texas Department of Transportation are scheduled to perform seal coat maintenance operations on major roadways in Brownwood and Early beginning Saturday, July 30.
On Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, crews will be seal coating US 67/84/377 (known locally as Commerce Street and Early Boulevard) from Romines Street in Brownwood to Meadow Glen Drive in Early. As part of this project, a small portion of US 183 will also be seal coated from Early Blvd. to just north of Heartland Mall.Early next week, the crews will move to Austin Avenue (FM 2524) in Brownwood to seal coat that roadway between Avenue K and Magnolia St.
The First Annual Lion's Pride Gala, entitled Sunset on the Serengeti, will be held on September 17th of this year at the Tolson Ranch in Deepwater Estates. The annual Lion's Pride Gala will have a different yearly theme but will serve as the sole fundraising effort for the Brownwood Education Foundation, a 501(C)3 organization tasked with funding innovative teaching grants within Brownwood ISD, as well as teaching awards and appreciation efforts. The Gala will always be slated for the Saturday night of the BHS Homecoming weekend, giving our alumni the best chance to participate each year.This year's Gala has a safari theme and will be hosted at a unique venue, offering a remote setting with safari memorabilia and hunting trophies providing an authentic backdrop for the evening's event. Brownwood's own Tres Womack and his Austin, TX band, the Chubby Knuckle Choir (www.chubbyknucklechoir.com), will serve as entertainment for the night, and a catered gourmet meal, raffle, and live and silent auctions will round out the fun.
Tax Free Weekend is just around the corner and the Good Samaritan Ministries Resale Store will be open extra hours so everyone can shop their gently used clothing, shoes, school supplies and other household items.
Tax Free Weekend hours will be: Thursday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Brownwood Lyric Theatre will be one of hundreds of host sites for the 2016 Global Leadership Summit. This two-day event will be broadcast live on August 11 & 12th.
A slate of world-class speakers will present opportunities to sharpen attendees’ skills and develop the people they lead. These skills are designed to help build teamwork, give attendees a more effective organization, make them feel more significant, and build better leaders.
Speakers for the event include John Maxwell, Patrick Lencioni, Travis Bradberry, Melinda Gates, Erin Meyer, T.D. Jakes and many more.
To register, go to BrownwoodLyricTheatre.com and click on the Global Leadership Summit link. Registration includes both broadcast days, workbook and snacks.The local event is sponsored by Chick-fil-a and supported by the Brownwood Lyric Theatre, Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Early Chamber of Commerce, and the Heart of Texas Baptist Network.
The Early Chamber of Commerce recognizes Baird Brother’s Car Wash as their July Business Spotlight of the Month.Baird Brother’s Car Wash in Early recently added two new features to improve the car wash experience. They now have towel dry with all washes and hand wheel and tire detail with the Ultimate Car Wash. Currently, they provide monthly packages to save customers money. They have the Ultimate, The Works, Premium, and the Express. Their other current special runs through August: BUY 1 Month GET 1 Month FREE!
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, July 27, 2016.
Tuesday, July 26
*12:41 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding an assault. As a result of the call, 82-year-old Howard Hutton of Brownwood was arrested and charged with assault causes bodily injury family violence.
*3:02 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s corporal was dispatched to Bay Oaks Drive regarding in reference the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, the complainant advised that an unknown person(s) stole several items from his residence sometime between June 1st and June 21st.
*6:30 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1700 block of Brady Avenue regarding a case of identity theft. According to the report, the elderly victim stated that someone had opened several credit card accounts in her name in the Houston area.*8:48 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of 9th Street regarding a domestic disturbance which was in progress. According to the report, the male suspect, identified as 30-year-old John Coulter of Brownwood, was reported to have attempted to wrap weed eater string around the victim’s neck during the disturbance. An investigation led to the arrest of Coulter for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon family violence.
The United Blood Services has issued an Emergency Critical Appeal for blood of all types and in response to this urgent need, there will be a bloodmobile at the Brownwood Chamber parking lot on August 2nd from 10:30 AM – 2:15 PM.
The need has now become a nationwide shortage. Current forecasting projects a tremendous shortfall throughout the rest of this summer throughout the country.
While UBS is currently meeting patient needs, there is a real possibility that patient care could be compromised by this shortage. Typically, UBS counts on other blood centers to help, but this critical need is occurring throughout the country. Patients in need tomorrow are relying on blood donors today to make sure blood is available for both critical and ongoing needs.Reserves of blood are depleted to a less than one-day supply on the shelves. Since it takes 24 to 36 hours to test and process each donation before it can be released for a patient, blood is being transfused as fast as United Blood Services can provide it to hospitals. Donors of all types are urgently needed to give blood now.
Contractors for the Texas Department of Transportation are scheduled to perform seal coat maintenance operations on major roadways in Brownwood and Early beginning Saturday, July 30.
On Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, crews will be seal coating US 67/84/377 (known locally as Commerce Street and Early Boulevard) from Romines Street in Brownwood to Meadow Glen Drive in Early. As part of this project, a small portion of US 183 will also be seal coated from Early Blvd. to just north of Heartland Mall.
Early next week, the crews will move to Austin Avenue (FM 2524) in Brownwood to seal coat that roadway between Avenue K and Magnolia St.Motorists should anticipate delays during these operations. Drivers are encouraged to reduce speeds and be watchful for construction personnel in the area.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state's annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 - 7.
As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.CLICK HERE for more information about qualifying items which may be purchased during the holiday period, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail. Shoppers can use layaway plans to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.
- Giant Book Sale to be Held Thursday and Friday at Brownwood Regional Medical Center
- BAA Photography Group to Host “All About Texas” Photography Exhibit October 6th
- Feral Swine Damage Water Quality and More
- Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 7/26
- Law Enforcement Blotter 7/26
- Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Hill Ranch Yoga
- 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum & Dyess Air Force Base Volunteers to Paint Aircraft at Brownwood Regional Airport
- Brownwood Coliseum Open for Local Events and Private Rentals
- Brown County A&M Mothers Club to Host Howdy Party for Incoming Freshman August 11th
- Daddy Can Wait
- One Vehicle Accident Reported Sunday Morning
- Law Enforcement Blotter 7/25