Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28-29, 2016.
Monday, June 27
*5:27 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2000 block of Brady Avenue regarding criminal mischief.
*7:29 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the1500 block of Davis Lane regarding theft of property. According to the report, a Dell tablet, valued at $400, had been stolen.
*9:15 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2500 block of Greenway Drive regarding the burglary of a motor vehicle.
*11:38 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 300 block of Bluffview Drive regarding the burglary of a motor vehicle.
*2:05 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of Avenue B regarding terroristic threat. According to the report, the complainant stated a subject had threatened him with a wrench in his hand. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
*5:03 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to W. Main Blvd in reference to a terroristic threat. A suspect was named the report states.*6:16 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2100 block of Avenue E regarding theft of property.
Fun learning programs will focus on the Monarch Butterfly on Saturday, July 9 at the Lehnis Railroad Museum. The programs are especially for children grades 1 – 6, but every age will learn more about the danger of extinction that now faces the Monarch Butterfly, and what you can do to help.
Jan Fischer of Texas Botanical Gardens will present information, activities, and crafts for different age groups. Pre-schoolers will have their own activities and story times, come and go between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.The programs are free with regular $2 admission, but seating is limited, and reservations must be made. Call the Lehnis Railroad Museum at 325-643-6376 to reserve a space for your child.
Brownwood Animal Control Officer Amy Abernathy was recognized by the City of Comanche at Tuesday’s meeting of the Brownwood City Council. Comanche Mayor Ronnie Clifton presented Abernathy with a certificate of appreciation for her help and tireless service assisting Comanche animal control officers on June 23rd.According to Mayor Clifton, Abernathy provided not only her service to the City of Comanche’s effort but was able to teach the Comanche officers, who were overwhelmed with the number of animals involved in this incident, with a few “tricks of the trade,” which were very helpful.
Chili’s of Brownwood is partnering with family and friends of Cody Loyd in a fundraiser from 10:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29th.
Chili’s will do the cooking while they support Cody Loyd at the same time. With each flyer presented or mentioned on Wednesday, Chili’s will donate 15% of the event day sales back to help Cody’s family with his medical expenses.
Cody was injured in the rollover crash that occurred Monday, June 20th. During the crash, Loyd and the driver were ejected and Loyd was critically injured.
Loyd is 28 years old, has a wife, Shaylene, and is the father of four small children.Chili’s of Brownwood is located at 210 E. Commerce Street. Call 325-641-1314 or visit www.chilis.com for menu information or for carry out orders.
As Texans from around the state make plans of picnics with family and friends, parades through town squares and fireworks displays after dark, Texas A&M Forest Service urges caution with outdoor activities such as grilling, campfires and fireworks.“According to the National Fire Protection Association, July 4th has the most fires reported than on any other day and fireworks account for two out of five of those fires — more than any other cause of fire,” TFS Mitigation and Prevention Department Head Bruce Woods said.
Due to the recent rains in May and June the potential for wildfire has decreased across much of the state. However, Texas A&M Forest Service encourages everyone to use caution and stay safe this Independence Day.
“Though the rains have helped decrease wildfire potential, it has produced a lot of tall grass across the state this summer. It’s best to play it safe and avoid these areas for your fireworks fun; especially when using aerials,” Tom Spencer, TFS predictive services department head said.
United Blood Services will be holding blood drives over the next several weeks to give area residents a chance to donate.
There is always a need for blood and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in the community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most people will need donated blood sometime in their lives.Several appointments are available at local drives to be held within the next few weeks. Make an online appointment today by clicking the link of the blood drive location you wish to attend or visit http://www.unitedbloodservices.org/ for more information.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that several felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.
Russell Wayne Schwartz pled guilty to the felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and was sentenced to 12 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Joseph Ryan Womack pled guilty to two separate felony offenses of Delivery of a Controlled Substance and was sentenced to 15 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Eustaquio Gonzales pled guilty to the felony offense of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and was sentenced to 10 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.Chelsea Rene Mallone pled guilty to the felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver – Drug Free Zone and was sentenced to 10 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
For many of us, the Fourth of July just wouldn’t be complete without fireworks. State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy warns that people often forget that fireworks are explosives – potentially dangerous chemicals and combustibles that can cause fires and injure people.
“Sparklers, for example, burn at 1200 degrees,” Connealy said. “That’s almost six times hotter than boiling water.” According to the National Fire Protection Association, sparklers account for 41 percent of fireworks-related injuries.
In 2015, there were 272 fires caused by fireworks, resulting in $164,602 in property damage. This was the second year in a row to see a decrease in fireworks-related fires. To help continue this downward trend, the State Fire Marshal’s Office offers these tips to make everyone’s Fourth of July celebration safer:
Reports released for the period of June 20-26, 2016 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 41 medical emergencies, 4 fire calls, 6 motor vehicle accidents, and 1 lock-in.
Reports of interest that the Brownwood Fire Department responded to include:
Monday, June 20
*2:47 PM – Brownwood Fire Department responded to a single vehicle rollover accident with ejection near the intersection of Hwy 377 South and County Road 233. Firefighters arrived on scene and assisted Lifeguard EMS with one ejected passenger and set up landing zone for Air Evac. Both occupants were transported, one by ambulance and one by helicopter.
Tuesday, June 21
*12:36 AM - Brownwood Fire Department was dispatched to a fire call in the 1000 block of Brinn Street. Fire crews arrived on scene to find an unapproved rubbish/trash fire smoldering. Firefighters advised the property owner that he cannot burn after dark and the fire must be completely extinguished.
*7:34 AM - Brownwood Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident with no injuries at Vine and Washington Streets.*3:06 PM - Brownwood Fire Department was dispatched to a fire call in the 1000 block of Avenue B a report of mulch smoldering on a playground. Firefighters arrived on scene to find several spots smoldering underneath the top layer of mulch. Firefighters wet the area down.
The next Lunch-N-Learn program is the series of noon time horticulture programs is set for Wednesday, July 6, 2016. It will be held at the Brown County Extension Office located at 605 Fisk Avenue at 12 noon.
Summer has arrived with its hot temperatures so moisture prevention in the home landscape will be a priority. The July 6th program will focus on mulch and compost utilization. Daniel Graham, manager of the Brownwood Community Garden will present the program.This program is open to anyone interested. There will be a $10 registration fee at the door for those that have not attended previous Lunch-N-Learn programs this year.
It seems like just yesterday that Kiera started walking. She was taking those cute, little, off-balance steps. I also remember when she was old enough to begin to “help” us. You know the kind of help I am talking about.
It was the kind of help like when you would see a piece of paper on the floor and ask your new helper to pick it up. They were always so agreeable. It was a huge task for them at that point in their lives.
I can still see it in my mind. “Kiera, can you pick up that piece of paper and throw it in the trash?” I asked pointing out said paper.
She would hurry over to the paper, pick it up and show it to me with a huge grin on her face and then proceed to take it to the trashcan. At that point, I would get another huge smile as I thanked her for being a big girl.
After a time, your helper begins to grow up and realize that the task that you are asking them to perform is not as big of a deal as they used to think it was. You learn that as a parent, if you want it done, you tell them to do it.
Now instead of asking, it is more like, “Please pick up that piece of paper and throw it in the trash.”Once that task is achieved, you thank them and sometimes still get a smile in return.
- TPWD Kicks Off Fourth Year of Youth Arts Contest
- County Officials Await Opinion of Attorney General, Agree to Pay Salaries Out of General Fund
- Law Enforcement Blotter 6/27
- Endowed Scholarship Created from Proceeds of HPU History Book
- VFW to Observe Independence Day July 4th with Ceremony
- Brown County Museum of History to Participate in Blue Star Museums
- 1st Annual Boat Parade Set for Friday at Lake Brownwood
- Brownwood Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Selling Prescription Drugs
- Range/Brush Program Set for July 7th
- Family Bass Club June Tournament Results and Standings
- Reminder: Upcoming Vacation Bible Schools and Kids Camps to be Hosted by Area Churches
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