Jimmie Deen Named Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal

GrandMarshal2015 300The Brown County Fair Association announces that Jimmie Deen will be the 52nd annual Brown County Rodeo Parade grand marshal.

Deen, a Brownwood native, has been involved with the Fair Association and rodeo for 45 years.  He has worked in a wide variety of positions from plumber, janitor, cook, board member to president.  He served 6 terms as president and 9 three-year terms on the fair board.  He began helping with the rodeo in 1970 and his first fair board term began in 1980.  Deen puts in an average 250 hours a year for the fair and rodeo.  

Jimmie began his association with the youth fair as a young man showing sheep.  After graduating from Brownwood High School, he attended Texas A & M University and graduated with an engineering degree.  After college, he worked for Ross Company in Early. He later went to work at 3M Brownwood and retired in 2014.  

Jimmie has been married to Linda Edgar Deen, Brown County’s first rodeo queen, for 44 years.  They have three sons, Brad and wife Leslie of Waxahachie, Cody and wife Annalyn of Early, and Adam of Colorado City.  They have five grandchildren, Kaitlyn and William of Waxahachie and Hayden, Hannah, and Hudson of Early.  All of Jimmie’s and Linda’s sons were active in the youth fair and now Hayden, Hannah, and Hudson intend to carry on the Deen tradition.  

The 52nd annual Brown County Rodeo Parade will travel through Downtown Brownwood and feature a wide assortment of entries. The parade will start Saturday, June 6th at 10 AM.

Awards will be presented for best in-town float, best out of town float, riding club awards, best decorated vehicles, best antique vehicles, best horse drawn vehicles, and best bikes/unicycle.

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Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Holds Ribbon Cutting for Brownwood Public Library

Library450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 19th to welcome the Brownwood Public Library as its newest member.

The library offers a wide variety of services to the public including Children’s Story Time, E-books, meeting spaces, and faxing, copying and printing services. The Brownwood Public Library is also gearing up for its Summer Reading Program to start in June and is currently wrapping up their latest outreach effort with the "Library Tomorrow" planning survey that identifies the needs and wants of how the library’s facilities, resources, and services can best serve the public.

For more information on these and other services provided by the Brownwood Public Library, call 325-646-0155 or visit them online at www.brownwoodpubliclibrary.com.

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Ribbon Cutting for Yellow Rose Estates

YellowRose 450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 12th for their newest member, Yellow Rose Estates.

Yellow Rose Estates is a manufactured home community located on Stephen F. Austin across from Brownwood Middle School. They have renovated over 40 mobile homes and have new homes on site. One, two or three bedroom manufactured homes are available for purchase. Owner financing is available for renovated pre-enjoyed homes.

For more information, call Casey Homer at the Yellow Rose Estate 325-646-9333 or stop by 3310 Stephen F. Austin across from Brownwood Middle School.

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Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon to be Held Friday, May 15th

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The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce will hold their annual law enforcement appreciation luncheon on Friday, May 15 at the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church Connection Center (1715 Coggin Ave) from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. This event is intended to honor the men and women in all aspects of law enforcement—who work together to keep the community safe.

Representatives from area law enforcement agencies will be in attendance to announce special honors earned by their department and/or officers. Each of those agencies or departments has been offered the opportunity to announce their Officer of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Investigator of the Year, or whatever awards may be appropriate for their agency.

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Ribbon Cutting for NB's Boat Repair

NB Boat 450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, April 29th for their newest member, NB's Boat Repair.

NB's offers boat and personal watercraft repair and maintenance and is located near Lake Brownwood.

For more information, visit their location at 5817 Hwy 279 or call 325-437-6543.

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Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Holds Ribbon Cutting for 'Lahonda Blevins, Wellness Advocate for dōTERRA'

ThDoTerra450e Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 23rd to welcome their newest member, Lahonda Blevins with dōTERRA Essential Oils.

The business, promoted through member Lahonda Blevins, offers a variety of all-natural and powerful wellness alternative products and oils that promote vitality and well-being and have numerous other health benefits.  

For more information on dōTERRA products and its benefits, call Lahonda at 325-642-9310 or visit her online at www.mydoterra.com/lahondablevins.

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Ribbon Cutting for AgTexas Farm Credit Services

AgTexas 450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, April 8th for AgTexas Farm Credit Services.

They offer several services to help the agriculture industry - from buying farmland, expanding a herd or facility for maximum production, or managing risk. They offer a full line of flexible loan programs with competitive interest rates for agricultural financing needs including farm and livestock loans, real estate loans, agribusiness loans and equipment loans.

Contact their office at 254-965-3151 or visit their website at agtexas.com for more information about their services.

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2015 Annual Chamber Banquet Set for April 9th; Tickets Now on Sale

LOGOpatch250The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 2015 Annual Chamber Banquet on April 9, 2015. The celebration will be held in the Brownwood Coliseum with the reception at 6:00 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM and the awards presentation slated to begin about 7:00 PM.

Community Service Awards will be presented during the banquet including Stuart Coleman Good Neighbors, Community Partner, Business of the Year, Man and Woman of the Year and the Groner Pitts “Lifetime of Service” Award.

The 2015 Annual Banquet is presented by 3M Company. Gold Sponsor of the event is Citizens National Bank.

Individual tickets for the banquet are $35 each if reserved before April 6th.

To order a ticket, call the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535.

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Ribbon Cutting for Brownwood Behavioral Health & Associates-Matthew Lynx, MD PhD

DrLynx 450The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting on Tuesday, March 24th for Brownwood Behavioral Health & Associates-Matthew Lynx, MD PhD as the newest chamber member.

Matthew Lynx, MD PhD serves Brownwood Regional Medical Center as the Medical Director of the Senior Behavioral In-Patient Health Unit and also has a private practice located at 125 South Park Dr. Ste. F.

Brownwood Behavioral Health & Associates opened in February as an outpatient psychiatry center for adults and seniors. For more information, call 325-646-0400.

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