Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, August 24, 2016.
Monday, August 22
*12:27 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 3300 block of Stephen F. Austin regarding disorderly conduct and theft. According to the report, a window air conditioning unit was stolen from the property.
*4:56 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Melwood regarding an assault.
Tuesday, August 23
*1:13 AM – Brownwood Police met with a citizen at the law enforcement center regarding found property. According to the report, the citizen had found a cellular phone in the roadway in the area of Stephen F. Austin and Stewart Street.
*4:21 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Commerce regarding theft. According to the report, $1350 in cash was stolen from the bank.
*6:24 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant who reported that her cell phone was stolen while at the Brownwood Middle School, located at 1600 block of Calvert Road.
*7:01 PM – Brownwood Police received a report of the theft of a bicycle approximately a week ago in the 3600 block of Golding Road.*Bangs Police arrested 26-year-old Christopher Andrew Bankhead of Brownwood on City of Bangs municipal warrants related to failure to appear and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
The Brownwood Country Club will host the ARK Classic, Adams Pro Golf Tour tournament and junior golf clinic, on September 19-24, which will benefit the ARK domestic violence and sexual assault shelter. Scramble registration is underway and volunteers and sponsors are being sought.
The Adams Pro Tour provides an avenue for professional golfers to hone their skills while preparing for a life on the PGA Tour, they partner with local non-profits and raise thousands of dollars for charity each year. Graduating several players to the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour (such as Bubba Watson, Ryan Palmer, Cameron Beckman, Tim Herron, J.L. Lewis and Mark Hensby), they are proud to announce their newest host club, Brownwood Country Club. The week will feature a Pro-Am Golf Tournament, Junior Golf clinic hosted by the Adams Tour Pros, a “Support the ARK & meet the Pros” Social and some spectacular competitive golf Wednesday through Saturday.
The golf scramble will begin at 9 a.m. off of the #1 tee, starting times will be assigned in 9 minute intervals.
Teams of four, made up of four amateurs and one Adams Tour Professional will play in the following format. All players will tee off and choose the best tee shot (including the Pro’s shot), from that location each player will play their own ball into the hole. The best gross and best net ball of the foursome will count.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that a felony case was recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.Ike Caleb Moseley, on probation for the felony offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance-Drug Free Zone, was adjudicated and sentenced to 20 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Further Moseley, on probation for the felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Drug Free Zone, was revoked and sentenced to 10 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
The Brownwood Area Community Garden invites local gardeners to a Fall and Winter Gardening class, this Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10-11am, at the Shade Arbor in the Garden.
Learn what vegetables and herbs grow well in this area during the fall and winter, and when to plant them.
The class fee is $5 for the general public, and free for those already leasing space at the Garden.A limited number of raised beds are also available for a 6-month lease, for a reduced rate of $25. All leases expire at the end of February, 2017, and may then be renewed in March for the following year.
The mosquito-transmitted Zika Virus is a threat to the health of unborn babies in Texas and other states. We know that. How much of a threat is it in our area? Exactly what can be done to protect yourself and your family? How do we get the most up to date, truthful information? Mark your calendars for Monday, August 29, 2016. That is the date of a double header Zika Virus program to be presented by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service here in Brown County.
The first program will be presented at the Adams Street Community Center at 4 p.m. on August 29th. It is being sponsored by the City of Brownwood. The second program will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 29th. It will be held at the May School in May. It is sponsored by the May Independent School District.Both of these programs are open to anyone interested, free of charge. The program presenter will be Dr. Charles Allen, Professor, Extension Associate Entomology Department Head from San Angelo, Texas. Dr. Allen will provide an update on the spread of Zika Virus in Texas, dispel the myths associated with the virus and discuss methods to protect yourself and family.
A new collaboration between Howard Payne University and Ranger College has been established to recruit nursing students to Brown County. Through this arrangement, students can become registered nurses and earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in four years plus one semester. The exact time frame depends upon a student’s pace and applicable transfer credit.
Ranger College has pre-licensure approval through the Texas Board of Nursing to offer the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) that prepares students to attempt Registered Nurse (RN) licensure. Howard Payne University has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer the RN-to-BSN program, making the post-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree available to candidates holding RN licensure. The cooperative effort between the two educational institutions creates a single, streamlined process culminating in the BSN degree.
A Memorandum of Understanding was recently signed to formalize the arrangement between the two educational institutions.
“We at Howard Payne University are excited about this collaborative arrangement and the opportunity it affords students to earn the pre-licensure ADN and the post-licensure BSN through a coordinated process,” said Dr. Bill Ellis, HPU president.
Dr. Bill Campion, president of Ranger College, agreed.“Ranger College is pleased to join with HPU in this important endeavor, which will greatly benefit students and better serve our geographic area,” said Dr. Campion.
Neighbors throughout Brown County are being invited to join together for the 2016 National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event on Tuesday, October 4th.Coordinators of the local NNO event are currently looking for block captains to organize small gatherings in neighborhoods in Brown County. These gatherings will be a rallying point where neighbors can meet each other, visit with law enforcement officials, and send a message to potential criminals.
A group of volunteers involved with Howard Payne University’s S.W.A.R.M. (Serving With A Right Motive) came to donate their time and energy to the Pearl Griffin Memorial Latch Key Program during Jacket Journey (orientation week) for incoming freshmen on Saturday, August 20th.According to Latch Key Program Director Jessica Hardy, the students came ready to work and do whatever was asked of them. “This year their time at Latch Key was spent cleaning chairs for the classrooms. They cleaned and scrubbed Pre-K/Kinder Little chairs as well as metal folding chairs for the older students,” explained Hardy.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
Wednesday, August 17
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy received a report of the burglary of a habitation in the Oak Point subdivision at Lake Brownwood.
Thursday, August 18
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy received a report of forgery against an elderly person. According to the report, the elderly victim stated that she was being billed by a collection agency for a Time Warner Cable account that she did not open.
Friday, August 19
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy met with a complainant regarding a known suspect dumping household trash without authorization. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
Monday, August 22*2:26 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 400 block of W. Commerce regarding credit/debit card abuse. According to the report, the complainant’s debit card number had been used to make an unauthorized purchase.
The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department announces that there will be extended hours in the Immunization Clinic each week beginning on Wednesday. The extended hours clinic will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday beginning August 24, 2016.
The health department wants to offer this service to the residents of the Brown County area who are not able to come in for immunizations during regular hours because of work or other time constraints. The clinic on Wednesday does not require an appointment. People coming in for immunizations do need to bring their vaccine record and insurance information.The health department is now able to accept debit, credit and health benefit cards. The health department is not yet able to file private insurance, but can file children’s Medicaid and CHIP. Parents will need to bring their child’s Medicaid or CHIP card.
Brownwood City Council took the first steps in adopting the Fiscal Year 2016/17 Budget of $33,580,634 with a public hearing and discussed setting the local tax rate at Tuesday’s regular meeting.
According to City of Brownwood’s Financial Director Walter Middleton, council along with department heads have worked hard to bring a balanced budget along with pay raises for employees without raising taxes. The proposed $33,580,634 budget is an increase of $814,457 from the FY 2015/16 budget or 2.49% increase.
The tax rate will remain the same as last year, at $0.7463/$100 evaluation. New properties on the tax rolls of the city along with increased evaluations of existing properties added $16,441,309 to the city’s ad valorem tax value causing the city’s effective tax rate to increase 5.4% from last year’s effective rate.The only increased cost to citizens in Brownwood for FY 2016/17 is an increase in the water consumption rate of 12¢/100 CF or 5.4%. This raises the rate to $2.34/100 CF as compared to $2.30 last year, which will result in an increase to the average residence of approximately $1.20/month. This increase will cover the 8.23% increase in the wholesale cost of treated water from the Brown County Water Improvement District, according to Middleton.
- BHS Student Completes Summer UT Geophysics Internship
- Brownwood City Council Approves Appointment of New Utility Director
- TYFL Registration Underway
- Representative Mike Conaway to Hold Town Hall Meeting Aug. 30th
- First Day of School
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- Brown County Commissioners Lift Burn Ban
- Brown County Man Faces Arson Charges
- Joint Pain and The Weekend Warrior
- Rhonda Lacy to Address Pecan Valley Republican Women’s Luncheon August 25th
- HPU Welcomes Freshman and Transfer Students with Jacket Journey and Chime In