"Santa's Sleigh 5K" to Benefit FUMC Weekday Pre-School

ChristmasLogo5kSmallerThe Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the First United Methodist Church Weekday Pre-School for the 3rd Annual Santa's Sleigh 5K.

The event will take place at Gordon Wood Stadium on Saturday, December 8th at 9 a.m., with all proceeds benefiting the FUMC Weekday Pre-school.

The pre-school is located inside the First United Methodist Church in Brownwood, but operates on its own budget separate from the church as a non-profit organization. The funds raised from the Santa's Sleigh 5K will help provide supplies and other educational material for the pre-school over the next year.

Registration is $25 per runner and forms are available now at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce office, most area fitness centers, and the FUMC Weekday Pre-School.  

Packet and t-shirt pickup and last-chance registration will take place during the Christmas Under the Stars Festival on Friday, December 7th inside the Depot (600 E. Depot St.) between 5-7pm. T-shirts will be available to the first 50 to register for the race so early registration is encouraged.

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2012 Christmas Under the Stars Festival

logo 2012 300The 2012 Christmas season is upon us with festivities beginning Thursday December 6th around 6:30 p.m. with the Lighted Christmas Parade presented by Southside Church.

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and KTAB TV present the Fourth Annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival Friday December 7th and Saturday December 8th at the Depot Plaza Complex, Adams Street Community Center, and the Railroad Museum. Be serenaded by the sounds of Christmas from local talent and community choirs while you give Santa and Mrs. Claus your wish list.

Funnel Cake, homemade chili, sausage wraps, and hot chocolate are a few of the tasty treats to try while the kiddos build crosses and decorate Christmas ornaments, cookies, and pet food bowls.

Glide around the ice skating rink then stroll to the Railroad Museum and experience Choo Choo Christmas. While you are there, support a local nonprofit and bid on a fully decorated Christmas tree, ride the mini train, and vote for your favorite Christmas photo. If you have a competitive side, enter one of several competitions such as Santa’s Sleigh 5K run, the Amazing Race, the Photo Contest, or Treats for Santa bakeoff.

Bring your four legged family members to the Depot on Saturday for the Best Christmas Pet Costume Contest hosted by the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center. We can’t forget to mention Christmas Karaoke – you know you can’t resist the urge to belt out your favorite holiday tune! With so many activities, we can’t list them all.

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Brownwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Joins the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce

BrownwoodNursingandRehabRC450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 25th for Brownwood Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Brownwood Nursing and Rehabilitation was founded in 1980. The newly renovated facility offers long and short term nursing and rehabilitation services and are Medicare and Medicaid approved. On Tuesday, November 13th they will be hosting a Grand Re-opening open house from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM to celebrate the updated facility and to give tours of the Transitional Care/Private Medicare Suites. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served.

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Photo Exhibit Open at Brown County Museum of History

ArtAssociationLogoThe Brown County Museum of History is offering a photography exhibit which opened Saturday, November 3rd.


The "History Through the Photographer's Lens" features photos taken by the Brownwood Art Association's Photography Group. The group recently held a photo shoot and captured interesting images from within the museum.


The exhibit will be open to the public in the Museum Annex - 209 N. Broadway (across from the Old Jail) - during regular museum hours - Thursdays and Fridays 10am-2pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm.


The photo group will be displaying their best work at the exhibit and will be competing for first and second place awards based on creativity.

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Baird Brothers Express Car Wash Celebrates Membership with Ribbon Cutting

BairdBrosRC450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, October 24th for the Baird Brothers Express Car Wash.

Baird Brothers Express Car Wash is the newest car wash facility in the Brownwood/Early area. Baird Brothers pride themselves on offering the highest quality products resulting in an excellent car wash, FREE vacuums, and car washes starting at $4 and convenience with 3-minute car washes! Stop by today at their new location at 116 Early Blvd, Monday – Saturday between 8:00 AM and 6:30 PM and Sunday’s 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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Ribbon Cutting for Caring Family Network

caringfamilynetwork2 450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, October 24th for Caring Family Network in celebration of their new office location.

Caring Family Network (CFN) is a foster care and adoption agency licensed by the State of Texas. The local agency held their annual fundraiser “A Nite at the Races” on October 27th at Sorrel Canyon Ranch.

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Chamber Luncheon to Unveil Brownwood Economic Development Strategic Plan

LOGOpatch250The next Chamber's Monthly Luncheon will be Friday, October 19 at the Brownwood Country Club from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. The luncheon is open to members and guests. It will feature an interesting program, door prizes, introduction of new members and the "Aces Wild" Cash Drawing-which features a guaranteed winner each month.

The future of Brownwood economic development has been set forth in a recently completed strategic plan by Avalanche Consulting, Inc.  The 6-month planning process involved a large number of Brownwood leaders and residents.

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Ribbon Cutting for Cornerstone Pet Hospital

pethospital450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 25th for the newly opened Cornerstone Pet Hospital.

Owner Jeff Windham comes to the Brownwood area with over 10 years experience in animal medicine. Cornerstone offers small animal medicine, surgery, vaccinations and boarding/grooming.

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