Brown County emergency responders were called to the scene of a two vehicle accident Friday afternoon on north Hwy 279 just past Day’s Hill outside of Brownwood.
The accident occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. as the Chevrolet Camaro was traveling behind a small passenger car in the northbound lane. According to the driver of the Camaro, she had looked over at a semi-truck which was broken down parked on the side of the roadway, when she rear-ended the small passenger car which was stopped to turn left off of the highway.
Approximately $156,000 for work on US 377 in Brownwood was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its November meeting.
The funds will be used to construct a traffic signal at the intersection of US 377 and Crockett Drive, along with seal coating and striping.
The project was awarded to Highway Intelligent Traffic Solutions, Inc. who bid $156,330.88.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, November 21, 2014.
Thursday, November 20
*1:53 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 300 block of N. Greenleaf regarding a domestic disturbance. This call led to the arrest of Charles Johnson for assault family violence causing bodily injury.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of theft. According to the report, the owner of Lone Star Taxidermy reported that several skins had been taken by a known subject to be tanned in August; however the skins had not been returned to date. The total value of the deer skins is $1900.
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding an assault. According to the report, the female complainant stated that a Hispanic male had waved her down and told her she had a flat tire. The male then attacked her while she was looking at her tires, according to the report. The deputy noted that the female did have a few scrapes and bruises. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
*A Brown County Constable arrested 17-year-old Serjio Efrain Castillo of Brownwood on two counts of failure to attend school.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21-year-old Christopher James Cotton of Brownwood for motion to adjudicate/possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
Emergency responders were called to the scene of a one-vehicle accident in the 1800 block of Vine Street Friday afternoon.
At approximately 2:15 PM, a white Chevy Tahoe crashed into a utility pole and then into a fence. The pole was snapped in half leaving power and telephone lines down. The fire department closed that section of Vine Street for safety while the utility companies worked to repair the damage.No injuries were reported from the accident but EMS was called to assess the condition of the female driver.
Early morning burglaries of a home and several vehicles are being investigated by Early Police Officers who ask the public for help in solving these crimes.
According to EPD Chief David Mercer, Officer Michelle Sheedy observed 2 individuals on bicycles acting suspiciously in the 1400 block of Early Blvd. at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Friday, November 21st. As she attempted to stop and investigate further, the individuals fled on foot dropping the bicycles and the items they were carrying, reported Mercer. The suspects fled into wooded pasture areas between several homes.
Officer Sheedy immediately called for assistance at which time a Brown County Sheriff’s unit and several other EPD units were called out including the K9 unit, according to Mercer. Officers recovered several items that the suspects dropped including a backpack full of items and the bicycles which are pictured above. The area was checked for several hours; however, officers were unable to locate the suspects.While officers were searching the area, an individual at a residence in the 1500 block of Early Blvd called to report a burglary that occurred at their home while the residents were sleeping, reported Mercer. The suspects forced entry to the home, according to police. Officers then conducted an investigation of the crime scene where an undetermined amount of cash and personal items was taken from the personal office in the residence, according to the report.
Seven Howard Payne University social work students recently took part in Mission Waco’s annual Poverty Simulation, an experience designed to give participants a firsthand look at poverty in America.
Dan Humeniuk, assistant professor of social work and chair of HPU’s Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology, takes a group of students to the simulation each year. He shared his takeaway from the experience.
The Brownwood High School Student Crime Stopper Council recently traveled to East Elementary to assist in filling emergency Go-Bags with items that were purchased by the Campus PTO. After preparing the Go-Bags, students then distributed them to each classroom.
The PTO had been asked to assist in purchasing the bags that contain emergency supplies including a first-aid kit for teachers to utilize in the event of an emergency or evacuation.
The City of Early will host their annual Christmas tree lighting on Tuesday, December 2nd at 6:30 PM.
The public is invited to join in a fun and festive evening as they light the tree in front of Early City Hall. There will be Christmas caroling, a visit from Santa Claus, hot chocolate and more.
The Brownwood Turkey Trot will be held Thursday, November 27th at 8:00 a.m. at the Kohler Tank Plant, located at 3015 Milam Drive in Brownwood.
This 5K run and 1.5 mile fun walk will benefit the Brown County United Way.
Check-in and registration will be from 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Entry fees are $25 for 18 & over and $15 for 17 & under. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m.
Organizers encourage the public to bring the entire family. “Runners and walkers of all fitness levels will enjoy the fun!”
There will be door prizes and awards will be presented on race day.
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holidays, Brownwood City Hall will be closed and there will be no collection of residential waste on Thursday or Friday, November 27th and 28th, 2014. Residents with blue or green carts, please note that your collection days are as follows:
The Recycling Center and Landfill will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 27th and 28th and will reopen on Saturday November 29th.
The Early Chamber of Commerce’s Cash Mob did some Christmas shopping Thursday at K LeShae Designs in Early. The store was blanketed with beautiful Christmas decorations and home decor, the aroma of apple cider, and friendly service from the owners Beverly Holleman and Erika Wood.
K LeShae Designs is a full service florist offering fresh flower designs and plants.Each month the Early Chamber selects by a random computer program a retail member to surprise with the Chamber Board members, staff and Ambassador Club members in an effort to show their appreciation for that business being a member.
- Brownwood High School Students Attend FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference
- Law Enforcement Blotter 11/20
- Annual BHS National Honor Society Inductions to be held Monday, November 24th
- WhenSeanSpeaks Drunk Driving Prevention Program Coming to Early November 25th
- People Painter’s Art Exhibit Extended Two Additional Weekends
- HPU Jackets with 10 on All-Conference Teams
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- Wednesday Night House Fire on Gifford Street
- East Elementary Raises Over $3000 to Help Student With Upcoming Heart Surgery
- Law Enforcement Blotter 11/19
- Bangs High School Theatre Department Presents Shrek The Musical
- HPU Music Department to Present Junie B. Jones: The Musical November 20-22