VFW Post 3278 of Brownwood honored citizens for their service to the community on Thursday night. Each recipient was chosen by their supervisors for going above and beyond to serve the community while they performed their job requirements.
More than 50 students and employees from Howard Payne University joined the volunteers at Tuesday’s Empty Bowls fundraiser hosted by Good Samaritan Ministries of Brownwood.
For a $10 donation, guests received a hand-painted ceramic bowl and a meal of soup and water. HPU volunteers were among those ladling soup and assisting the diners.
2015 is a big year for SkillsUSA at TSTC in West Texas. Big, as in the biggest in 35 years. This year, the school brought 32 students to the SkillsUSA State Conference at TSTC in Waco, the largest number of participating students since 1980.Sharon Bagby, Master Instructor at TSTC in Abilene, says she predicts even more growth for SkillsUSA.
The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting on Tuesday, March 24th for Brownwood Behavioral Health & Associates-Matthew Lynx, MD PhD as the newest chamber member.Matthew Lynx, MD PhD serves Brownwood Regional Medical Center as the Medical Director of the Senior Behavioral In-Patient Health Unit and also has a private practice located at 125 South Park Dr. Ste. F.
The senior class of Early High School will hold a garage sale on Saturday, March 28th, from 8:00 AM -2:00 PM at the Early First United Methodist Church benefitting the Alcorta family who lost their home in a fire the morning of February 25th.
Merchandise available includes: bunk beds, sofas, other furniture, artwork, exercise equipment, clothing and miscellaneous items.The Alcorta children attend Early High School and Early Middle School. Please mark your calendar and support this family during this difficult time.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that several felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis, presiding.
Chad Barron Young pled guilty to the felony offense of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and was sentenced to 10 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Christopher Delarosa pled guilty to the felony offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Drug Free Zone and was sentenced to 10 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Further, Delarosa pled guilty to the felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance – Drug Free Zone and was sentenced to 5 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Delarosa also pled guilty to the state jail felony offense of Abandoning or Endangering a Child and was sentenced to 6 months, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division.
Kevin David Bond, on probation for the felony offense of Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, was adjudicated and sentenced to 8 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Jason Allen Jobe pled guilty to the felony offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence and was sentenced to 6 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Auto Xpress Oil and Lube Center recently joined the Early Chamber of Commerce and was recognized with a ribbon cutting.Along with being a teacher, owner Shane Easley decided to start a new venture and in October 2014 took ownership of Auto Xpress. Located at 413 Early Blvd. in Early, the AutoXpress offers oil and filter change, fuel system tune-ups, air, fuel and transmission filters along with belts, hoses, light bulbs, wiper blades, coolant and many more services on most models. They also offer state inspections.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Saturday, March 21
*10:34 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant regarding an assault.
Wednesday, March 25
*7:47 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 400 block of Main Street, Main Street Car Wash, regarding the burglary of a coin operated machine. According to the report, a Coca-Cola machine had been broken into. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
*7:54 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Austin Avenue regarding the burglary of a vending machine. According to the report, when the complainant arrived to open his business, Hunter’s Station, he noticed the Dr. Pepper machine had been broken into. According to BPD Assistant Chief James Fuller, this machine was one of several cola machines in Brownwood which were burglarized after midnight.
*12:11 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a residence on Seneca Circle regarding a burglary. According to the report, a .22 caliber rifle and a cedar hope chest were stolen during the incident.*7:26 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2500 block of W. Main Blvd. regarding a domestic disturbance resulting in an assault. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
Debra Ashby, RN has been named 2014 Employee of the Year for Brownwood Regional Medical Center. The recognition is the highest honor a hospital employee may receive.
Employees are nominated for the award by their colleagues based on their commitment to patient care, their professionalism and their contributions on the job. Debra Ashby, RN was chosen from among 550 employees for the recognition.
Howard Payne University’s Social Work Club recently helped facilitate special moments in the lives of several local high school girls by giving away free prom dresses. Dubbed the Cinderella Project, this year’s program placed 22 dresses with new owners.The like-new dresses, some complete with store tags, were donated by HPU students and others in the community. A total of 37 girls, accompanied by friends and loved ones, browsed through the collection.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports during the March 2015 session of the Brown County Grand Jury, 46 True Bills were returned against 41 persons.
The District Attorney’s office does not release names on new indictments until after the Grand Jury proceedings have been processed through the District Clerk's office. Also, names are not released of those indicted but not yet arrested due to an indictment being sealed until the time of the arrest.
Joshua Michael Baugnon: Possession of Marijuana
Wesley Ryan Parker: Possession of Marijuana
Jake Aaron Godin: Possession of a Controlled Substance
Ryan Patrick Hudnut: Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Possession of Marijuana
Barton Anthony Lazaro: Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Possession of Marijuana
Tina Marie Wilhelm: Driving While Intoxicated with Child Passenger
Rudolfo Hernandez-Lopez: Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Repeat/Habitual Offender
- Woodland Heights Elementary Students Showcase Projects at 2nd Grade Science Fair
- Early ISD to Begin Accepting Student Transfer Applications April 1st
- 6 Ways to Workout While Cooking
- Two New Ways to Keep Texas Wild
- Reminder: 2nd Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration Set for March 28th
- HPU to Present Special Evening of Music in New Braunfels
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/25
- Empty Bowls Project Sees Another Successful Year
- HPU’s Resurrection Week to be Time of Renewal
- April Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month in Brown County
- 2015 Annual Chamber Banquet Set for April 9th; Tickets Now on Sale
- Brown County Ag Set for Day March 31st