My name is Jim Cavanaugh and I am seeking re-election as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4. I am seeking re-election as the Republican candidate in the March 2014 Primary Election and ask for your vote. When I took office in January 2007, I promised to be a full-time Justice; available 24/7 to the citizens of Brown County. I promised to be fair, honest and expeditious in my decisions and to account for all the monies passing though my court. I have kept those promises and will continue to keep them if re-elected.
My wife, Kitty, and I have been married for over forty-five years. We have two married daughters and three grandsons.
I have been both a certified teacher and a Commissioned Peace Officer in the State of Texas prior to becoming a Special Agent of the FBI. I graduated from a Texas high school (LaPorte, TX); received my undergraduate degree from a Texas college (Lamar University); received post-graduate education from Sam Houston State, South Texas College of Law and the University of Virginia. I have also received additional national certifications by the FBI as a Hostage Negotiator; Police-Community Relations Agent; General Police Instructor; Advanced Hostage Negotiations; Abnormal Behavior Instructor; Economic Espionage; Major Case Investigations; Undercover Operations; and Bomb Scene Examination. Since becoming Justice of the Peace, I have exceeded the mandated training hours each year and am a member of the College of Justice Court Judges.
The Early Police Department is proud to announce the completion of their new Police department facility with an open house event next week.
“We will have open house on Friday, December 13th from 2 PM-4 PM to show off the new offices,” said Early Police Chief David Mercer.
The Police Department is still located at 960 Early Blvd next to the Early City Hall in the old Fire Station.
“We have moved from 2 small office spaces where everyone was literally stumbling over each other to 2250 square feet, which for our 7 officers and 2 civilians department, makes us very excited.”
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, December 6, 2013.
Wednesday, December 4
*1:27 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Carnegie regarding forgery. According to the report, the incident is pending further investigation.
Thursday, December 5
*11:58 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1000 block of LaMonte regarding improper photography. According to the report, the victim advised that a family member had posted sexually explicit photographs of her on the Internet.
*5:38 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of Avenue D regarding a civil matter. According to the report, it was discovered that the female complainant was being stalked by her estranged husband. The stalking included text messages, phone calls and appearances by the husband at the wife’s residence at odd hours of the day, which caused the wife to fear for her safety, the report states.
*5:50 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of 11th Street regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant advised that property had been stolen from her residence while she was having her home remodeled.
LUBBOCK, Texas – A central Texas man was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in federal prison for producing and receiving child pornography.
This sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Jacob Aniceto Jose Villarreal, 29, of Brownwood, Texas, has been in custody since his arrest in June 2013 on a related federal criminal complaint. U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings also sentenced Villarreal to a lifetime of supervised release following his guilty plea in August.
On June 25, special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed a federal search warrant at Villarreal’s home; they seized five computers, two telephones and three thumb drives.
The 5th annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival that was scheduled for Friday and Saturday, December 6th and 7th, has been canceled because of icy road conditions.
Local law enforcement agencies are discouraging travel Friday and Saturday because of the icy weather. Temperatures are not expected to get above freezing on those days.
Roy Parrack announces that he is seeking election to the office of Brown County Constable in Precinct 3.
Roy retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety as a Sgt. Investigator in 2011, with an expertise in Motor Vehicle Theft. He has 39 years in Law Enforcement with 35 commissioned years for the State of Texas.
Roy started his DPS career in 1982 in Brown County as a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper, and after promoting to Sgt., was stationed in Hurst and later in San Angelo, but returned to Brown County in 1995 to finish out his career.
Roy obtained his Master Peace Officer Certification in 1994, and currently holds a commission as a Special Ranger with the Texas Dept. of Public Safety. He has received numerous commendations for his role in criminal apprehensions and duty throughout his career. Roy has a Bachelor’s Degree from Hardin-Simmons University.
Roy received the prestigious honor, Silver Star for Bravery, and is in the National Police Officer’s Hall of Fame for his quick action in the tragic Luby’s shooting in Killeen, TX.
Updated Friday, 8:05 AM - School delays and closings because of weather - School officials said that some of these are subject to change as sleet continues to fall this morning.
Schools closed Friday - Brownwood, Blanket, Early, Bangs, Cross Plains, Rising Star, Santa Anna, Coleman, Richland Springs, Panther Creek, Victory Life Academy, May, Brookesmith, Mullin, Zephyr, Goldthwaite, Ranger College (Early Campus), TSTC Brownwood and Howard Payne University.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Monday, December 2
*10:47 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding a complaint of terroristic threat. According to the report, the complainant, who is going through a divorce, desired to report text messages sent from her husband threatening bodily harm to her.
Wednesday, December 4
*8:42 Pm – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Melwood regarding criminal mischief that occurred sometime in the overnight or early morning hours. The incident is under investigation.
*9:48 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2700 block of Southside Drive regarding a juvenile problem. According to the report, a student who was responsible for the damage was identified by BISD employees.
*1:55 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 600 block of Fisk Avenue regarding a hit and run. According to the report, the complainant stated that he had been to several businesses during the day and was unsure of when or where the damage had occurred. He noticed the damage at his last stop, the report states.
TxDOT crews throughout the Abilene District and Brownwood Districts have been monitoring and treating roadways for icy conditions throughout the afternoon. Staff will be on duty around the clock until the winter storm passes.
All counties in the Abilene District have received either sleet or rain/freezing rain, and several areas are beginning to see precipitation in the Brownwood District, including Brown and Coleman Counties. Although crews are treating roadways and bridges, the low temperatures will cause any amount of moisture to freeze quickly. Sleet and patchy ice have been reported throughout the I-20 corridor and outlying areas, with accumulations of frozen precipitation expected overnight.
The National Weather Service reports that the moisture received today has been light to moderate, but heavier precipitation is expected this evening. Areas to the west and southwest (including Brownwood, Brady and San Saba) could see significant impact from the storm according to current forecasts.
Travel is strongly discouraged, especially tonight as the temperature continues to fall.