Archives for March 2019

Hardeman Freed On Bond

A Brownwood man whose 2016 felony conviction was overturned negating a life sentence is now free on bond. The Bulletin reports Dwayne Hardeman was released on Thursday. An appeals court ruled Hardeman’s jury wasn’t allowed to find him guilty of a lesser charge.

Brownwood Hotel Feasability Study Approved

The Brownwood City Council orders a feasability study on renovations to the Brownwood Hotel. A developer has expressed interest in the historic building and the study is described as a first step in any project being done there. The Houston-based consultants are being paid up to $35,000.

Semi Driver Stopped For Erratic Driving

A semi-truck driver pulled over Monday in Early ends up being arrested. Police say they stopped the truck on Market Place Boulevard and found the driver had an invalid license and was also wanted on an arrest warrant.

Brownwood Infant Dies

An infant from Brownwood injured at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend has died. Authorities say they were called to a Bluffview Drive address on March 5 but didn’t provide details on what happened to the seven-month-old boy. Evan Williford is charged with injuring the boy.

Drunk Driver Arrested In Early

An erratic driver spotted in Early on Saturday ends up arrested for DWI. Police say they stopped Jared Peverhouse on Garmon Drive and a blood test was conducted. Peverhouse was then booked into the Borwn County Jail.

No Sale On Fire Station

The future of the former Brownwood Central Fire Station at Austin and Main is in doubt now that the City Council voted to terminate a sales contract with Bill Ruth. The sale was to have been done by March 21.

Coleman County Pursuit Suspect Arrested

A driver leading Coleman County authorities on a pursuit then fled is now under arrest. Police say Justin Rojas has been on the run since the March 16 incident but was found Sunday in Wilbarger County. He is being brought back to Coleman.

Disorderly Conduct Call Leads To Arrest

A disorderly conduct call in Brownwood results in a man’s arrest. Police say they were called to a south side home on Saturday and the suspect took off on foot when he saw officers but was eventually taken into custody for stalking and evading arrest.

Attorney Running For Judgeship

A Brownwood attorney is running for the 35th Judicial District Court of Texas in Brown and Mills Counties. Mike Smith says he’s talked with Judge Steve Ellis and he plans to retire so Smith is seeking his seat. The primary doesn’t take place until March of 2020.

DD Call Turns Into Drug Bust

A domestic disturbance call in Brownwood turns into a drug bust. Police say they were called Friday to the 1800 block of Avenue B and and investigation determined a man at the center of the disturbance possessed methamphetamine. He faces a controlled substance possession charge.