Comanche resident killed in rollover crash

A one-vehicle rollover crash on US 67 west of Comanche claimed the life of the driver Friday. The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that 44 year old Dora Guitierrez-Ballard was ejected and killed when she lost control of her 2000 Izusu Amigo, which fishtailed before crossing the median and rolling over.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday June 1, 2017, at the New Life Pentecostal Church in Comanche.

Brownwood man hit, killed by pickup truck in Cross Plains

A pickup truck towing a boat trailer struck and killed a Brownwood man on SH 206 near Cross Plains early Monday morning, according to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The release states that 34 year old Fernando Alvizo was standing in the roadway when he was hit. He was declared dead at the scene of the accident, which is still under investigation.

Fire marshal to investigate Saturday house fire

Brownwood Fire Marshal Buddy Preston is investigating a fire that destroyed a home in the 1600 block of Waco St. Saturday. The fire was reported at about 11:49 am. The occupants of the home were safely evacuated. No reports of any injuries were given. 

Volunteers sought for Vietnam ‘Moving Wall’ Memorial

The Moving Wall, a traveling replica of the Vietnam War Memorial is coming to Brownwood June 8-12. The Moving Wall will be placed near the Central Texas Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park across the street from the hospital. Brown County Veterans Service Officer Billy Murphy says they expect a huge turnout.

“The last time The Moving Wall came to Brownwood, we had more than 3,000 signatures in the guest book,” he said.

Murphy said volunteers are needed to assemble the wall, serve as guides, help visitors with name-rubbings, and to provide security. Those wishing to volunteer can do so by calling 646-0335.

Brownwood shooting victim dies

Larry Irvin, 29, of Brownwood has died as a result of injuries sustained from a shooting that took place on Saturday, May 20th. Irvin was shot at a residence in the 300 block of N. Greenleaf at approximately 12:25pm. He was initially flown to Hendrick Hospital in Abilene and later transferred to a Fort Worth area hospital where he later died.

Preston Dilon Browne, 25, was arrested shortly after the shooting and charged with Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence and Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, both Third Degree Felonies. He has also been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a Second Degree Felony. He is currently in the Brown County Jail with a bond set at $600,000.

The ongoing investigation into the shooting of Irvin is being conducted by the Brownwood Police Department Criminal Investigation Division in coordination with the Brown County District Attorney’s Office. Anyone with specific information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Brownwood Police Department at 325-646-2525 or Crime Stoppers at 800-822-8477.