Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, May 1, 2015.
Monday, April 27
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of possible animal abuse. According to the report, a complainant stated that a mule at a property near Sandy Beach is allegedly not being properly cared for, having overgrown hooves, causing the mule to have trouble walking.
Tuesday, April 28
*7:48 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 600 block of Avenue C regarding a possible case of child abuse.
Wednesday, April 29
*8:51 AM – Brownwood Police responded to the 2800 block of Southside Drive regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, the victim arrived home from being out of town only to discover her apartment had been completely cleaned out and items thrown in the trash. The incident is under investigation, the report states.
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the area of Hwy 183 and FM 2273 regarding a road hazard. According to the report, a vehicle had lost a load of roofing material in the roadway. The vehicle was located and found to be displaying an incorrect license plate, the report states. The trailer was fresh with wet paint and had no identifying markings, its VIN numbers appeared to have been recently forcibly removed, according to the officer’s report. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Josiah Andrew Huggins, claimed ownership of the trailer and was arrested for displaying wrong, fictitious, altered or obscured license plate and for tampering with identification numbers.
Brown County Republican Women’s Club will host their monthly luncheon featuring Mary Bowen discussing CSCOPE at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 8th at the Brownwood Country Club.
Guest speaker Mary Bowen is a 30-year master’s level teacher with a specialty in curriculum and instruction who has taught for years at the university level.She speaks passionately, with a mother's heart, about Texas school children and the issues facing education today.
A 91-year-old World War II Veteran is currently running across the United States in a fundraising effort to land his ship back on Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and will be running through Brown County May 2-16.
Ernest Andrus, or Ernie as friends call him, will be coming through Brownwood on May 7th ending his day’s run at Heartland Mall in Early. Local supporters will host a welcome reception May 8th at the Brown County Courthouse square from 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Heart of Texas EMS will be serving hot dogs, chips and drinks during the reception.Ernie started his fundraising quest in 2013, running about 6-8 miles a day, 3 days a week and will complete his run in 2016.
Eleven Brownwood Intermediate School “Cool Blue Club” members were invited to dine at HPU’s Cool Eatery with their principal, Chuck Chesser, and special HPU guest, Dr. Evelyn Romig.Cool Blue Club members read all 20 of the 2015 Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominated Books. Every year across the state of Texas, students read 5 of the books on the list of 20 to be eligible to vote for their favorite.
A local nightclub was destroyed during an early morning fire in the 700 block of W. Commerce Friday morning.
Fat T's stands now just a charred shell of a building. The interior was completely gutted according to Brownwood Fire Chief Del Albright. He stated that the fire was very quick and created the classic "backdraft" scenario, which was when a Brownwood Police Officer arrived on scene and saw flames bursting out the front doors of the building.
Winners of the April 25th - 1st Annual Rib Burn-Off were recently announced with Goat Willies BBQ winning the top prize.
The first place team consisted of cook Ray Scalf and team members Paul Coghlan and Miguel Mantos. Pictured left center, Mantos was happy to know this 4 foot trophy (which was almost as tall as he is) would be his, said organizers.
The 2nd Place plaque went to Indio Slayer’s team, with cook Joe Castaneda and teammate Ruben Villarreal
The 3rd Place plaque went to Clarence Dust Bowl, with ribs cooked by Clarence McDowell.Burn-Off organizers, the Juneteenth Committee, thanked all who participated and stated they look forward to an even bigger turn out next year.
The Boys and Girls Club of Brown County will host their 14th annual Barn Dance featuring Mark Chesnutt on Saturday, May 2nd at the Sorrel Canyon Ranch.
Tickets to attend this event are $100 per person and entitle the ticketholder to enjoy a night of dancing to the music of Mark Chesnutt, a wonderful Chateaubriand dinner catered by Copper Creek of Abilene, an open bar, and both silent and live auctions.
Cocktails will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.Some of the live auction items include a trip for two to Las Vegas-Caesar’s Palace, Taylor Swift concert tickets, sports memorabilia, guns, and several weekend excursions.
A $100 investment in a bull can provide a big return now that October futures for 650-pound calves are hovering around $216 per hundredweight, with each calf born being worth $1,404.
A breeding soundness exam, or fertility test, and a trich test usually cost around $50 each.
A $100 investment in a fertility test (breeding soundness exam) and trich test for your herd bull could pay dividends in settled heifers and cows.
On deciding when to get a bull soundness exam, they advise beef producers to conduct these fertility tests on all bulls every year. It is not uncommon for a bull to test satisfactory after falling short of satisfactory earlier in the year.
On most farms, the breeding season for heifers begins in May. Young bulls under 18 months of age frequently fail a fertility test, yet mature into a sound breeder as they progress through puberty.
Older bulls may fail a breeding soundness exam because of injury or disease.A veterinarian will examine the bull's feet and legs, eyes, mouth and teeth, and body condition. He or she also will examine the bull for any injuries that may make him unable to mate. Generally, between 10 to 20% of bulls fail a bull fertility test in a given year.
Jomio and Rueliete's Cards and Comics in Early is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the biggest day in the comic book industry and comic art form, Saturday, May 2nd. On Free Comic Book Day, over 5.6 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books!
The wide array of comic books being published today ensures that readers of all ages — children, teens, and adults – can find something appropriate that will stir their imaginations.
Celebrating its fourteenth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be a smashing success, spreading the word that comics are a terrific read. Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into Jomio and Rueliete's Cards and Comics, because you never know what you will end up finding.Comic books and graphic novels are considered a hot form of entertainment, that are fun and a smart pick for readers to dive into as imagination comes to life with the turn of every page. Comic Books have propelled to the front ranks of pop culture, many being adapted into movies. The first Saturday of May has been and will continue being a big day in the comic book world.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, April 30, 2015.
Wednesday, April 29
*1:20 PM – Brownwood Police were called to Walmart regarding theft. According to the report, a suspect had been identified by store associates but had then fled on foot. The suspect could not be located at the time of the call; however a report was completed for a warrant to be sought for his arrest, according to police.*10:09 PM – Brownwood Police made a traffic stop in the area of N. Broadway and N. Main Street which led to the arrest of Monty Lane and Alex Fischer, each charged with possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
The American Legion Lynn Snow Post 308 invites all veterans to visit their booth at the Bangs Mayfest on Saturday, May 2nd.Memberships and membership transfers will be offered to all eligible veterans, regardless of gender or race. Members state, “If you are an eligible veteran, you are welcome here (at the post).”
- Girl Scouts Honor 2015 Women of Distinction and Workplace of Distinction
- HPU’s Library to Host Book Sale this Friday and Saturday
- Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Holds Ribbon Cutting for doTERRA Essential Oils
- More Peas, Please!
- Special Needs Cheer Team In 2nd Year, Now Recruiting New Special Needs Members
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/29
- City of Brownwood Receives Results of Parks & Recreation Survey, Accepts $200,000 TPWD Grant
- Upcoming Local Area Blood Drives
- City of Early Hires the Retail Coach
- Brown County Citizens Encouraged to Register for Code Red Emergency Notifications
- BRMC Junior Volunteer Teen Program Now Accepting Applications
- Early Voting Underway This Week