The Howard Payne University Jazz Ensemble was awarded the rating of “Superior” in a three-judge panel unanimous decision at the 24th Annual Temple Jazz Festival held at Temple College last month. Six from HPU were also awarded certificates as Outstanding Soloists at the festival.
The Outstanding Soloists were Ryan Contreras, freshman from Early, tenor saxophone; Joseph Dunlap, 2009 HPU alumnus and staff accompanist, piano; Angel Hernandez, freshman from Brownwood, drums; Juan Hernandez, senior from Brownwood, tenor saxophone; Bobby Martinez, freshman from Lampasas, bass; and Ethan Yeats, senior from Big Spring, trumpet.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, May 01, 2014.
Friday, April 25
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy made contact with a caller regarding the confirmation of a case of rabies. According to the report, the caller’s dog had attacked a skunk in the area of County Road 456 and the skunk was sent to the lab for testing by a veterinarian’s office. Testing of the skunk revealed a confirmed case of rabies, the report states. The owner of the dog was instructed to quarantine the dog for 45 days in-home and given instructions of the quarantine procedures, according to the report.
Wednesday, April 30
*8:20 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Crockett Drive regarding the burglary of a building. An investigation led to the arrest of Kyle Blackburn for burglary of a building, the report states.
*Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on Hwy 377 East regarding the burglary of a habitation. According to the report, two televisions were stolen and no suspect information was available.
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on Comanche Drive regarding an assault which had occurred earlier in the day. According to the report, the victim stated that 39-year-old Jennifer Diaz of May had shoved her down during the assault. Diaz was located and arrested for an active parole warrant, the report states. Diaz complained of chest pain and was taken to the emergency room where she was later medically cleared for jail, according to the deputy’s report. She was also issued a criminal trespass warning for the victim’s address.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Condor Document Services will hold a document shredding event during the Keep Brownwood Beautiful County-Wide clean-up day on Saturday, May 3rd from 8 AM - 2 PM. The event will take place underneath the Austin Avenue Overpass next to the Brownwood Intermediate School.
A mobile shredding truck will destroy all documents on site. Drive up and drop off up to 3 file boxes of documents. For each box of documents, please bring 2 non-perishable food items to be donated to the local food bank.
In addition to the document shredding, Keep Brownwood Beautiful and the City of Brownwood will be holding their county-wide clean-up.
Acceptable items accepted at the clean-up include brush, yard debris, household garbage, latex and spray paint (limit 10 gallons), metal, refrigerators (must be free of food), stoves, ovens, air conditioning units, anti-freeze, car batteries, passenger car tires (max 8 per household - no tires accepted from tire dealers), used motor oil (limit 5 gallons). No hazardous waste will be accepted.
Howard Payne University will host a book-signing event next Monday, May 5, to honor five faculty and staff members who have recently published books. The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Richard and Wanda Jackson Conference Room inside HPU’s Paul and Jane Meyer Faith and Life Leadership Center.
HPU authors recognized during the event will include Deborah Pierson Dill, administrative assistant for the School of Science and Mathematics; Dr. Derek Hatch, assistant professor of Christian studies; Dr. Melody Maxwell, assistant professor of Christian studies; John Nickols, assistant professor of history and political science and special assistant to the athletic director; and Dr. Daresa Voss, professor of education.
Set in Central Texas, “Perfect Shelter” is a contemporary Christian romance novel by Deborah Pierson Dill. Released in 2010, it is the first in a series of three novels published by Pelican Book Group. The other novels in the series are “Return to Me” and “Moving On.”
One man was airlifted for treatment of his injuries following a two-vehicle collision on W. Commerce Thursday afternoon.According to law enforcement on scene, a Chevy Blazer was attempting to turn west on W. Commerce when it collided with a motorcycle which was traveling east on W. Commerce. The male driver of the motorcycle sustained injuries which required him to be airlifted for treatment. At the time of the accident the location of the hospital was not disclosed nor was the extent of his injuries.
It is all “Fore” Family! The challenge is to complete 100 holes of golf in one day. At the end of the day, over 30 golfers will take a swing at raising $20,000. These funds will go directly toward supporting the Family Services Center in its programmatic and operational expenses.
If you missed out on sponsoring a golfer, it is not too late. Donations are tax deductible. Family Services Center is a nonprofit organization that exits to strengthen individuals, children, and families through professional counseling, education, supportive services and collaboration serving 9 surrounding counties.
FSC offers a special "thank you" to The Hideout and the Brownwood Country Club. Thank you to the event support team, Humphrey Pete’s, Staples, Daybreak and Taco Bueno.2014 100 Hole Challengers include: Von Bates, Al Dostal, Mike Bullard, Stephen Haynes, Tim Humpart, Jerad Weaver and Jerome Nowowiejski – “Humphrey Pete’s Team”, Joey Smith, Dion White, Jonathon Harvey, Doak Givan Team, Texas Bank Team, Dave Olhausen Team, Sharon Cook and Carl Wayne Team, Ray and Carene Baslee Team, Rhonda Pipkin Team, Curt Schneider and Gary Krause Team, Mitchell Bailey and Calvetti Pate Team.
Early Police Department reminds motorists to Click It or Ticket. In order to enforce this reminder, Early Police Department will be stepping up enforcement beginning May 19th, 2014, along with other law enforcement agencies in Brown County and across the state.
Early Police Department efforts are part of a larger, national Click It or Ticket mobilization that runs May 19 – June 1. As motorists take to the roads to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend, law enforcement officials across the nation will be ensuring that everyone buckles up.
“Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer vacation season, and we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safe and sound,” said Early Chief of Police David Mercer. “If you are not wearing your seat belt, you will be ticketed.”According to new data released from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatalities are up nationwide for the first time in five years. In 2012, 10,335 people who were killed in motor vehicle crashes were not wearing their seat belts. NHTSA data also details how more traffic vehicle deaths occur at night. In 2012, 61 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed during the nighttime hours of 6:00 p.m. – 5:59 a.m. were not wearing their seat belts.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 11.16' low. Black bass to 5 pounds are very good on black/blue and chartreuse/white chatterbaits, and craw or shad colored crankbaits in 2–6 feet. White bass are good on minnows and pink tube jigs off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on minnows and Li'l Fishies. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Lake ColemanWater clear; 70–74 degrees; 16.70' low. Black bass are fair on soft plastic lizards, crankbaits, jerkbaits, and electric blue worms. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Feat Studios Dance Company recently competed in the Hall of Fame dance competition in Austin.The company took home the following awards for their outstanding performances in three categories: 3 High Golds, 3rd place- lyrical, 2nd place - jazz, 1st place - hip hop (Top Score), and the judges’ choice award for precision in their lyrical performance.
The Early Cash Mob visited Sue’s Backyard, located at 404 E. Depot Street and spent some cash recently.
Sue’s Backyard has a beautiful selection of vegetable plants, shrubs, native perennials, annuals plants and flowers galore.
Sue’s Backyard has drought-friendly native plants to suit anyone’s needs. There is also a gift shop inside for that unique gift. Sue’s Backyard is open Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Brown County A&M Club will host the first Ol’ Sarge’s Crawfish & Shrimp Boil from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at Riverside Park. Live music will be provided by Parris and the Pride.
Proceeds raised will go toward the scholarship fund Brown County A&M Club.Tickets are $20 for the all you can eat meal and can be purchased at Western Bank located at 1110 Clements St., Weldon Wilson Electric located at 4507 Danhil Dr. or at KOXE located at 300 Carnegie.
- Cecilia Abbott to Speak at Pecan Valley Republican Women’s Club May 22
- Tyler January of Brownwood to Present Senior Recital at HPU
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/30
- May Proclaimed Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month
- Early 5th Grade Science Fair Results
- Roberts Places 5th at the UIL Girls Golf State Championship
- Grand Jury Indictments April 2014
- Two-Vehicle Accident Leaves One Injured Wednesday Morning
- Rockin’ RE Welcomed to the Early Chamber
- Alternative Plans Discussed Regarding Water Issues
- No Injuries Reported in Tuesday Afternoon Bus Collision
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/29