The 2016 Lighted Christmas Parade was held on Thursday, December 1st in Downtown Brownwood with a near-record number of entries participating.
The parade was sponsored by Texas Rock Crusher Railway while volunteers for the Toys for Kids program were honored as this year's Grand Marshal.
The Lighted Christmas Parade kicked off the Christmas Under the Stars Festival events held at the Depot Civic & Cultural Center and the Lehnis Railroad Museum. The festival was presented by Brownwood Regional Medical Center. Additional festival sponsors included: Gold sponsors - McCoy's Building Supply and United Supermarket; Silver sponsor - Home Depot; Bronze sponsors - Brownwood Women's Clinic, Landmark Life and Staples; Big Wheel sponsors - Matthew Williams State Farm and Sonic.
Parade award winners included:
The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting for Central Texas Farm Credit on Tuesday, November 15th.
Central Texas Farm Credit is a lender that has provided financing to central and west Texas farmers, ranchers, and rural property owners for 100 years. They offer competitive interest rates and their loans can be tailored to fit any situation, not a one size-fits-all. They offer financing for farms, ranches, livestock, equipment, operating capital, improvements, rural homes and agribusiness.
For more information visit their new headquarters and branch office at 1026 Early Blvd., Early. For more information, visit www.ranchmoney.com, or call 325-643-5563.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for McAlister's on Monday, November 14th.
McAlister's Deli was founded in 1989 and is a fast food restaurant chain known for their sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister's famous sweet tea. They have dine-in and take-out services and offer catering with a selection of sandwich trays, box lunches, desserts and more.
McAlister's Deli is located at 414 E. Commerce, Brownwood and is open Sunday - Thursday 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM and Friday and Saturday 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM . For more information, visit Mcalistersdeli.com, or call 325-600-4375.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will feature Jim Keffer, Texas House of Representative Dist. 60 as their guest speaker at their monthly luncheon on November 18th. Keffer will give a preview of the next legislative session and have a look back at his career in the Texas House of Representatives for the past 20 years.
The luncheon will be held at the Brownwood Country Club. The buffet lunch begins at 11:30 AM and the program will begin at noon. Buffet lunch costs $14 per person payable to the Brownwood Country Club.
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Company is the presenting sponsor for this luncheon. Table sponsors include Kindred at Home Home Health, Ranger College, and West Central Wireless/Right Wireless/Mid-Tex Cellular. Brownwood Regional Medical Center is sponsoring the Ace's Wild Cash Drawing.
In 1997, Keffer became the first Republican to ever represent District 60. And has won overwhelming reelections ever since. He chose not to seek reelection this year.
Jim currently serves as Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Natural Resources. He also serves on the Energy Resources Committee, Redistricting Committee and Texas House Republican Caucus.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host its next Business to Business Showcase on Thursday, November 10th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the Depot Civic and Cultural Center.
This event will showcase several local businesses so they can share information about their products, services, knowledge and experience to other businesses right before the holidays. The event also gives members of the local workforce the opportunity to build relationships with each other.
This Business to Business Showcase will also serve as a meet-and-greet event for physicians Robert Brown, Gen. Surgeon; Yasmin Wilkinson, OB/Gyn; and Ahad Hassan, Cardiology; and Molly Gray, DO, Family Practice.
The Young Leaders of Brown County will be hosting an outdoor family movie night on Thursday, November 10th showing "Little Giants" at the Depot Plaza from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM with the movie beginning at 7:00 PM.
The family-friendly event is open to all ages and free to attend. Attendees are welcome to bring blankets or chairs.
The movie is hosted by the Young Leaders of Brown County. Free pizza, popcorn and drinks will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
The purpose of the Young Leaders Of Brown County is to provide young adults living in the area opportunities to network with other young leaders, establish relationships to build a career and an enjoyable lifestyle. Throughout the year the group will host special events to facilitate the development of leadership skills and partnerships with business and community leaders, necessary to grow as a young leader in the community.
Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce holds Ribbon Cutting for The Brownwood Women's Health Clinic's new location
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Brownwood Women's Health Clinic in their new location on Friday, October 28th.
For years, Brownwood Women's Clinic has continued to provide the most innovative OBGYN services for women. They understand what it takes to improve their patients' health and wellbeing, and go to great lengths to ensure the satisfaction of local residents. Dr. Dan Stewart and Dr. Yasmin Wilkinson, both Board Certified OBGYN's, specialize in matters of high risk pregnancy and infertility insemination and are able to offer the latest treatment options, all within a comforting and welcoming facility.
The Brownwood Women's Health Clinic is now located at 98 South Park Drive, Brownwood. For more information call 325-641-2686.
Brownwood, TX - A photo exhibit will be coming to Brownwood next month to commemorate and honor those who have given their lives in the line of duty during The War on Terror.
A very emotional exhibit, "Remembering Our Fallen," is a sad reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by almost 600 Texans killed in The War on Terror while wearing this country's uniform in Afghanistan or Iraq.
"Remembering Our Fallen" will be on display November 17-20 in the Depot Civic & Cultural Center in Brownwood. An opening ceremony will take place on November 17th at 10 AM for Gold Star Families. The exhibit will be open 11 AM-7 PM on November 17 & 18, 10 AM - 5 PM on November 19 and 1 PM - 6 PM on November 20. There is no charge to view the display and it is open to the public.
All Gold Star Families are encouraged to contact the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535 to register.
"We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom. We must remember these American Heroes and speak their names when we see their family members," said Dr. Mary Hawkins, President of Bellevue University, sponsor of the exhibit. "This exhibit is created so it can travel easily, so that more people will have the opportunity to honor and remember our Fallen who called Texas home."
The exhibit, created by Bill and Evonne Williams of Patriotic Productions in Omaha, is financially sponsored by Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska. The display is on loan to the Texas Funeral Directors Association, and they will be responsible for touring the exhibit throughout Texas.
The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting for AccelHealth on Thursday, October 20th.
AccelHealth began as Cross Timbers Health Clinics, Inc. They provide a wide array of primary healthcare services including medical care, dental care and behavioral health services for the entire family and provide affordable healthcare for patients of all income levels in the communities of Brownwood, De Leon, Stephenville and surrounding areas using a sliding fee scale based on income as compared to federal poverty guidelines.
AccelHealth is located at 3804 Hwy 377 S, Brownwood. For more information, visit accelhealthcare.org, follow them on Facebook or call 254-893-5895.