Reports released for the week of December 11-17, 2011 from the Brownwood Fire Department indicate responses to 19 medical emergencies, 3 motor vehicle accidents, 3 fire calls, and 1 service call.
Reports of interest include:
*11:42pm- BFD responded to a fire call which was determined to be an unauthorized burn.
*2:11pm – BFD responded to a fire call at a residence in the 1700 block of Tulane Drive. Firefighters arrived to find a small dark spot behind the dryer. No fire was found; however the owner was advised to contact an electrician.
Early ISD fifth graders in Mrs. Bertrand's class sold ornaments this holiday season raising over $1400 for the Toys for Kids program.
The students were given a budget and money to spend on toys for kids their age and went on a shopping trip to Wal-Mart. With the money they raised, the students were able to purchase 181 toys.
A couple of Good Samaritan Ministry volunteers were talking to an older couple at church last Sunday. During the course of the conversation, the gentleman began crying as he revealed that he and his wife had no food left in the house and had no idea how they would make it through Christmas. They were living on a fixed income and most of their money went toward costly medications.
The volunteers shared with the couple about Good Samaritan Ministries and invited them to come down and pick up some food. They came in on Thursday, the day the volunteers who had spoken to them at church were working in the pantry. Perhaps it was easier to ask for help when there was a friendly, recognizable face.
Brown County 4-H is supported by the Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
18 - Mandatory Horse Practice 2:00p.m. at Youth Fair Barns
19 - Brown County 4-H Community Service Project Turkey Boxes 10:00a.m. at the Extension Office
20 - Rabbit Club Meeting 7:00p.m. at Extension Office
20 - Consumer Decision Making Practice 5:00p.m. at Extension Office
23 - Extension Office Closed for Christmas Holidays
26 - Extension Office Closed for Christmas Holidays
29 - Hoof Trimming at 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m. at Youth Fair Barns
The Brownwood Fire Department announced their department awards Thursday night for fire officer of the year and firefighter of the year at their annual Christmas party.
“The peers really vote for all of these awards,” said Brownwood Fire Chief Del Albright. “A lot of people put a lot of good work in this year, not only in this community but all over the state so it was a very hard choice.”
December 14th, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Men’s & Ladies' Auxiliary observed the 70th anniversary of the defense of Pearl Harbor from the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941 during their monthly joint meeting which was held at 6:30pm on December 14, 2011.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, December 16, 2011.
Thursday, December 15
*2:38pm-Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 500 block of W. Commerce regarding a report of theft. According to the report, the loss prevention manager of the store stated that he had caught an employee stealing from the business. The investigation is ongoing, the report states.
*3:46pm-Brownwood Police were called to the 2300 block of Main Blvd. regarding the theft of medication. According to the report, the complainant stated that someone stole her blue canvas medication bag off of the kitchen table.
*6:40pm-Brownwood Police responded to the Law Enforcement Center to speak to a complainant regarding a report of the burglary of a building in the 1200 block of Main Street. According to the report, the complainant stated that items had been removed from his storage building and that he believed the items were possibly stolen by former tenants. The investigation is ongoing, the report states.
The Lake Dam VFD is gathering donations to benefit families in the Bastrop area who lost everything during the wildfires earlier this year. This afternoon, the department is collecting donations such as household items, blankets, gift cards, cash and etc. at their department, which is located near the Lake Haven area.
Firefighters from Lake Dam VFD will be loading up their vehicles and delivering all the donations to Bastrop next Wednesday, in time for Christmas.
Lake Dam VFD firefighters are traveling to Bastrop today to meet with the Central Texas Fires Organization to present them with a donation of $1000, which will go toward a Secret Santa program. HEB gift cards will be handed out to these families on Sunday.
UPDATE: This afternoon, the U.S. District Court three-judge panel in San Antonio signed into effect the proposed agreement between the Texas Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Texas.
Per the signed order - the new date of the 2012 General Primary Election is set as Tuesday, April 3, 2012.Please note - the current filing deadline to submit an application for the primary ballot will end on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 6:00pm.
The court order provides for a reopened filing period which will begin at a date to be determined. We will keep you informed of any further announcements or developments regarding federal court action which affects these rulings.
At Wednesday night's regular school board meeting, Brookesmith ISD recognized Mrs. Mildred Reeves of Brookesmith for 30 years of teaching.
Most of the current school board members had Mrs. Reeves as a teacher when they were students at Brookesmith according to officials of BISD.
- TPWD Offers Economical Public Lands Hunting Opportunities
- Bangs FBC to Host Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Saturday 12/24
- BCWID Recognizes Employees
- Crock-Off To Raise Funds For Local MOPS Group
- Law Enforcement Blotter 12/15
- American Red Cross to Host Open House Monday 12/19
- Health Department Offers $10 Flu Shots
- Monthly Sales Tax Allocations Up for Brown County Cities
- BPD to Offer Second Annual Citizen’s Police Academy
- Brownwood Radio Stations Raise Thousands of Dollars and Toys for Area Children
- Students Enjoy Christmas Stories at Annual Pajama Party
- 71-Year-Old Man Arrested on Charges of Child Pornography