The Brown County Fair Association announces that Jimmie Deen will be the 52nd annual Brown County Rodeo Parade grand marshal.
Deen, a Brownwood native, has been involved with the Fair Association and rodeo for 45 years. He has worked in a wide variety of positions from plumber, janitor, cook, board member to president. He served 6 terms as president and 9 three-year terms on the fair board. He began helping with the rodeo in 1970 and his first fair board term began in 1980. Deen puts in an average 250 hours a year for the fair and rodeo.
Jimmie began his association with the youth fair as a young man showing sheep. After graduating from Brownwood High School, he attended Texas A & M University and graduated with an engineering degree. After college, he worked for Ross Company in Early. He later went to work at 3M Brownwood and retired in 2014.
Jimmie has been married to Linda Edgar Deen, Brown County’s first rodeo queen, for 44 years. They have three sons, Brad and wife Leslie of Waxahachie, Cody and wife Annalyn of Early, and Adam of Colorado City. They have five grandchildren, Kaitlyn and William of Waxahachie and Hayden, Hannah, and Hudson of Early. All of Jimmie’s and Linda’s sons were active in the youth fair and now Hayden, Hannah, and Hudson intend to carry on the Deen tradition.
The Early Police Department received a call on Saturday, May 30th of a possible explosive device that a man found while cleaning a lot on Coggin Avenue in Brownwood, according to EPD Chief David Mercer.
The man found the device and put it in his pickup and took it to his home in Early, Mercer said.
“After he got to looking at it he decided to call the police because the device looked like a land mine,” reported Mercer. “EPD contacted the Abilene bomb squad and sent pictures to them, which time they confirmed the item appeared to be a land mine.”
Abilene Police Department bomb squad came to Early and used a robot to retrieve the explosive device, which was taken to a remote location in the county and detonated, according to Mercer. Bomb technicians stated that the safety was still intact and the mine could still have been armed, Mercer said.
The Early Police Department reminds the public that items similar to this can still be found around the area and while they may be old, they could still explode.
Brown County 4-H is supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
31 – Shooting Sports Practice 2:00p.m.at Woodman of the World
1 – Mandatory State RoundUp Meeting 5:30p.m.at Extension Office
7 – Shooting Sports Practice 2:00p.m. at Woodman of the World
8-12 – State 4-H RoundUp, College Station, Texas
16 – District Horse Show, Llano, Texas
29 – County/State Steer and Heifer Validation 3:00p.m. at Bob Clark Pens
BROWN COUNTY 4-H NEWS AND UPDATES
STATE ROUNDUP PRACTICE SCHEDULE
- Consumer Decision Making, Tuesday, June 2nd, 3:00p.m.
- Duds To Dazzle, Wednesday, June 3rd, 2:30p.m.
- Horse Quiz Bowl, Wednesday, June 3rd, 4:30p.m.
- Consumer Decision Making, Thursday, June 4th, 3:00p.m.
Lake Brownwood Community Development Council will host a forum to discuss ways local businesses and organizations can work together to promote & market Lake Brownwood now that the lake is nearing capacity and prime for tourism.
This quarterly meeting of the LBCDC will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8th at the meeting room of the Flagship Inn, located at 8775 Highway 279, at Lake Brownwood.
The Heartland Rod Run will take place Friday, June 5th and Saturday, June 6th, and organizers are getting set for a great weekend of fun.
Friday kicks off the fun with a Poker Run at Early City Hall, located at 906 Early Blvd. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. and cost to enter is $5 per hand with proceeds benefiting a local charity. The main event on Saturday features an outdoor car show at Riverside Park which will showcase street rods, muscle cars, sports cars, classics, race cars, imports, trucks, motorcycles and antique tractors.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, May 29, 2015.
Wednesday, May 27
*8:01 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of Vincent Street regarding the report of a stolen vehicle. According to the report, a male subject reported the theft of his vehicle to a BPD patrol officer. The case was then forwarded to an investigator who determined that the vehicle had been involved in a crash in the 2800 block of Hwy 279, and that the vehicle was not stolen as reported, the report states. A case of false report to police officer/law enforcement, a class B misdemeanor, was documented.
*8:49 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 600 block of 6th Street regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, this call led to the arrest of 18-year-old Harley Williams for criminal trespass.
Thursday, May 28
*3:50 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Bluffview Drive regarding a “rolling disturbance” or domestic disturbance inside a moving vehicle. According to the report, this call led to the arrest of 22-year-old Justin Don Lewis for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 1 gram.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 20-year-old Kory Austin Lowrey of Brownwood on a Kendall County warrant related to possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
Because of heavy and much needed rains of the last few weeks, Brownwood has gone from drought conditions to having an abundance of standing water on many properties, leading to record numbers of mosquitoes according to Paul Coghlan of the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department.
Although mosquitoes are in abundance, Brown County has been fortunate to have no reported cases of West Nile Virus; however, the public is still warned to take precautions when outside.
The 52nd annual Brown County Rodeo is fast approaching and organizers are getting set for a great lineup of events and activities including the annual rodeo parade. Organizers remind the public that it is not too late to sign up an entry for the parade.
As a major component to the rodeo each year, the Brown County Rodeo Parade will travel through Downtown Brownwood and feature a wide assortment of entries. Entry forms are now being accepted for the parade which will take place Saturday, June 6th at 10 AM.
With several inches of rain falling in Brown County overnight and already saturated ground, Lake Brownwood is rapidly rising, and officials at the Brown County Water Improvement District are predicting that the lake will soon be near-capacity.
“Lake level is at 1421.88’ (mean sea level) as of 8:30 AM Friday, 3.12 feet below spillway, 89.47% capacity and a gain of 9.35 feet since April 20th when it first started raining,” said Water District General Manager Dennis Spinks. “Right now rise is about .2 tenths of a foot every hour and should continue for several hours today.”
Early voting in the Brownwood City Council runoff election for Ward 2 will begin on Monday, June 1st between incumbent Eddie Watson and challenger Ed McMillian.
Early voting in this election will be held Monday through Friday, June 1-5th, between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM at Adams Street Community Center. Early voting will then continue on June 8th and 9th from 7 AM to 7 PM. Election day for the runoff will be Saturday, June 13th from 7 AM to 7 PM at Adams Street Community Center.
In the May 9th election, Watson received 40% of the vote and McMillian 27% beating out the other two candidates.
A fundraiser fish fry benefiting the Zephyr Volunteer Fire Department will be held on Saturday, June 13.
The fish fry will be held in the Zephyr school cafeteria from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Organizers encourage “everyone to come out and bring their families.”
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- Brownwood’s Camp Bowie Aquatic Center To Open Sunday
- Law Enforcement Blotter 5/28
- Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 5/28
- Winners Announced for Early Chamber 5th Annual Spring Swing Golf Tournament
- Donations Sought Locally for Victims of Central Texas Flooding
- Body of Local Woman Found Thursday Morning at Local Car Dealership
- Driver Walks Away from One Vehicle Rollover Accident on Hwy 67/84 Thursday
- Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Holds Ribbon Cutting for Brownwood Public Library
- Tickets Now Available for 52nd Annual Brown County Rodeo
- Fundraiser Garage to Benefit Milton Avenue Baptist Church Youth Set for June 13th
- Reca Godfrey Named Early Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the Month