Reports released for the period of September 6 - October 19, 2014 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 51 medical emergencies, 12 fire calls, 6 motor vehicle accidents and 5 public assistance calls.
Reports of interest that the Brownwood Fire Department responded to include:
Monday, October 6
*5:59 PM – BFD was dispatched to US 183 involving a vehicle striking a train. Fire units were cancelled in route by first responders on scene.
*8:02 PM – BFD was called to a fire in the 500 block of E. Commerce regarding an alarm system activation. Firefighters arrived on scene to find nothing showing and an investigation determined that a vent-a-hood had not been turned on.
Tuesday, October 7
*9:03 PM – BFD was dispatched to a fire call in the 1200 block of US Hwy 67. The incident was determined to be a controlled burn.
Wednesday, October 8
*10:07 AM – BFD was called to a fire at a residence on Apache Court. The incident was determined to be a self-cleaning oven with smoke. There was no fire.*3:39 PM – BFD responded to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries on S. Main Street. Fire crews arrived on scene to find all occupants out of the vehicles.
The Texas Department of Transportation recently announced the appointment of Efrain Almodova as the Brown County Maintenance Supervisor. Almodova succeeds Roque Dimas and will oversee the day-to-day maintenance activities for the 768 lane miles within the 944 square miles of Brown County.
Almodova has been a part of the TxDOT family for 24 years. He started as a Maintenance Technician in TxDOT’s Lubbock District in 1990. By 2001, he would rise through the ranks to become the Maintenance Section Supervisor of the Yoakum Section.He came to the Brownwood District in 2012 to serve as the Maintenance Supervisor in Comanche County. For a few months, Efrain even oversaw the maintenance activities of two counties, Brown and Comanche. His focused shifted solely to Brown County in August, when his replacement was hired in Comanche.
Nine students from the Early Middle School choir were selected for the Region 7 All-Region Honor Choir.These students will perform in a concert on Saturday, November 1, at Aledo High School in Aledo.
It’s that time of year again for kids to figure out costumes and adults to buy candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Many places in the Brownwood area are hosting events celebrating fall and for Halloween.
October 31st or Halloween falls on Friday this year and in addition to trick-or-treating, many places in the Brownwood area will be hosting special events leading up to the day. Some local churches and non-profit organizations have festivals and haunted houses for people of all ages.
Brownwood High School Varsity Girls, JV Boys and Girls outran their opponents in Wednesday’s district cross country meet, regaining the 6-4A District Championships. Varsity boys placed second by only 3 points under the first place Varsity Boys of Stephenville High School.In Varsity competition, Jessica Romero and Justin Gomez each placed 3rd, helping their teams stay at the top of the race. Romero (a junior) ran a 12:52 2 mile race, while Gomez (a senior) had a time of 17:54 in the 5K event. Other top athletes of the day were JV girls team members Jaycee Lenz (freshman) with a 13:46, Alexis Solis (sophomore) running a 14:20 and Micaela Lombrano earning a 14:48 in the JV girls 2 mile run and Chance Goodgion (senior) with a time of 20:21 in the JV boys 5K event.
Chili’s restaurant in Brownwood is hosting a “Chili’s Gives Back” benefit all day today, Thursday, October 23rd, for Clement Raymond Smiley, a local postman, father and friend to many. During The “Give Back” benefit, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Chili’s will donate 10% of the event day’s sales to “Smiley” to help with his medical expenses.
Those wishing to offer their support to Smiley and his family may simply tell the wait staff that they are eating at Chili’s to help support the Give Back benefit for Clement Smiley.
52-year-old “Smiley” has been battling congestive heart failure for the past four years and just this month received a heart transplant, according to his family and friends. He had hospitalized many times to keep the fluids drained off of his lungs and heart and has had a heart defibrillator inserted to keep his heart beating regularly, his nephew wrote on a GoFundMe.com fundraising page for Smiley. Donations are also being accepted via this GoFundMe.com page that has been set up for the Smiley family. CLICK HERE to make a donation.Currently in Medical City in Dallas, Smiley is being treated and recovering from this transplant surgery.
Colt Bertrand, left, a senior at Brownwood High School, has been selected by the faculty and administration as the October Student of the Month for the Brownwood Rotary Club. He is shown with club President Dion White.
Colt is active in the National Honor Society and Choices mentoring organization. He is quarterback of the football team, a sport he starting playing in fourth grade, and is also on the golf, track and basketball teams.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for Howard Payne University’s newly remodeled Mabee University Center will be held this Friday, October 24, at 5 p.m. as part of the university’s Homecoming 2014 celebrations.
The extensive remodeling project included a renovated dining hall, study lounge, social spaces, large eatery and coffee bar, enhanced technology, new office suite for the vice president for student life and her staff, expanded campus store, additional conference rooms and improved Bullion Suites to host events for the university and the community.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
Tuesday, October 21
*5:55 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Coggin Avenue, the WesTGo convenience store, regarding the burglary of a building. According to the report, a glass door was broken and approximately 18 packs of cigarettes were stolen. After an investigation, a juvenile suspect was identified and arrested, then taken to the juvenile detention center after processing, the report states.
*7:49 AM - Brownwood Police responded to the 700 block of 3rd Street regarding a hit and run accident. According to the report, the complainant stated that her City of Brownwood trash receptacle was struck and damaged.
*1:25 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Highland Drive regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, a purse containing the female complainant’s belongings was stolen during the incident. An iPhone, $200 in cash and various personal ID cards and credit/debit cards were stolen, the report states.*3:36 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on S. Broadway Street in Blanket regarding a license plate which had possibly been stolen off of a motorcycle. According to the report, the complainant stated that when he arrived home, he observed the license plate on his motorcycle was no longer there. No suspect information was available at the time of this report.
South Park Medical Plaza will be hosting its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting with the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 23 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The Ribbon Cutting will be held at 11:30 AM. The plaza is located at 118 South Park Drive.
South Park Medical Plaza is in the heart of the Brownwood Medical Community, across from Brownwood Regional Medical Center, adjacent to the ER on the corner of Streckert Dr. and South Park Dr.
In conjunction with this, plaza owner Dottie Layman will be hosting a cookout fundraiser for the Brown County Big Brothers and Big Sisters. They will be serving brisket sandwiches and wraps, hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings. Sodas and water will also be available. Carroll Fire & Safety owned by Dennis Carroll has volunteered to cook for the event.
Travis Medical Supply - Home Medical Equipment Specialists will have a four wheeled walker raffle during the event as well as wheel chair races.
A rental truck was badly damaged after it traveled north through the Vine Street underpass on Wednesday morning.
The accident occurred around 10:45 a.m. According to Brownwood Police on scene, the truck driver misjudged the height of his vehicle and traveled through the underpass, shearing off the top of the box truck.
- Local World War II Veteran Attends Honor Flight
- Milton Avenue Baptist Church to Host Community Revival Day October 26th
- HPU Announces 2014 Homecoming Court
- Fall Ideal for Planting Trees & Shrubs
- Wednesday Morning Two-Vehicle Accident on FM 2126
- Young Leaders of Brown County to Host Movie on the Plaza Thursday, October 23rd
- BHS Production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Set to Open Thursday, Oct. 23rd
- Early Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Set for Friday, October 24th
- Kohler Makes $1000 Donation to CASA in the Heart of Texas
- HPU Theatre Department to Present “Suite Surrender” during Homecoming 2014 – Preview Photos
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/21
- Dog Recovering After Being Stabbed, New Home and Donations for Medical Expenses Sought