Entry forms for the annual Brownwood Spirit of Christmas Lighted Parade are now being accepted.
This year's parade is sponsored by Texas Rock Crusher Railway and will be held on Thursday, November 30th beginning at 6:30 PM in Downtown Brownwood.
Registrations forms are available online at BrownwoodChristmas.com by clicking on the parade link. The parade is open to floats, vehicles, walkers, horses, classic cars, marching bands and more. Cost to enter the parade is $10 per entry if registered by November 20th. The parade is limited to 100 entries each year.
The Spirit of Christmas Lighted Parade will kick off a weekend of holiday events at the Depot Plaza in Brownwood including the 9th annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival on Friday December, 1st and Saturday, December 2nd sponsored by Brownwood Regional Medical Center. The festival will include Mr. and Mrs. Claus, "snow mountain," kids activities, carriage rides, big wheel races and more.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the Early Chamber of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 12th to celebrate the Multi Modal Facility for City And Rural Rides (CARR).
City and Rural Rides has been in existence for over 30 years and is the public transportation provider for Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Nolan, Runnels, Shackelford, Stephens, and Rural Taylor counties. CARR rides are available for a variety of purposes, including shopping, work, beauty shop visits, visiting friends and medical appointments.
Rides may be scheduled by calling 1-800-710-277 or 325-625-4491, Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information visit them on Facebook.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Friday, September 29th for Taylor's Mini Mall.
Taylor's Mini Mall, located on the corner of Austin Avenue and Melwood, opened 22 years ago in April of 1995. They are known for their years of window tinting, and carry the largest in-stock inventory of pick-up truck accessories in the Brownwood area. In addition, they have access to other inventory lines that they do not stock.
Taylor's Mini Mall has recently added spray-on bedliners to round out the expansion and has more to come in the future. They added a sign shop in the last 4 years and can make stickers, magnetic signs, Coroplast signs, banners, as well as up to 5'x10' signboards.
Tommy and Sharen would like to thank all of their repeat customers and welcome any newcomers.
For more information call 325-643-9903 or visit them on Facebook .
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 26th for La Sorella.
L Sorella, meaning 'sisters' in Italian, is a new venue specializing in wine and craft beer where people can come together in a relaxing environment that feels like home. Leona Cleveland's passion for pets and people, entrepreneurial spirit, and knowledge of wine led her into the new phase of life as a local business owner. Leona said that the dream of this gathering place is possible because of the bonds and relationships she has formed over wine.
La Sorella is located at 2803 Austin Avenue, in Brownwood. For more information, call (325) 203-2891 or visit their page on Facebook.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 21st for the Grand Opening and new owner of Trees Forever Nursery in Brownwood.
Trees Forever Nursery is located at 3803 Hwy. 377 South. They help customers select trees, shrubs, garden supplies and plants for their flower beds and yards. They offer landscaping design for business or home, tree trimming and specializes in 10" caliber trees.
Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Tuesday is National Night Out for Brown County and area residents are getting ready to hold block parties to meet neighbors and local law enforcement.
This year, dozens of block parties are scheduled across the county in Brownwood, Early, Bangs, and several rural locations.
The Brownwood and Early Police Departments; the Brown County Sheriff's office; area fire departments; along with other city and county officials will visit these parties taking place Tuesday, October 3rd between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Residents attending block parties are encouraged to bring canned tuna to benefit Good Samaritan Ministries, who will collect the donated cans during National Night Out.
Local participating sponsors for the 2017 National Night Out include Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers, 3M Company, Atmos Energy, Oncor, TexasBank, Lifeguard Ambulance Service , and Weldon Wilson Electric. Goodie bags sponsored by Andy's Pest Troopers.
For more information about National Night Out, call the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Monday, September 11th for Nancy Ervin, Damsel in Defense Independent Damsel Pro.
Damsel in Defense is a direct sales company who's Independent Damsel Pros equip, empower and educate women to protect themselves and their families. They provide women with the necessary tools for self-defense.
For more information call 325-998-3167 or visit the website at www.mydamselpro.net/PRO5726.
The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting on Wednesday, September 6th for Spa de la Terre.
Spa de la Terre is a full-service hair and nail salon that exclusively uses Aveda hair products. They provide a full range of color services from highlighting, lowlighting, semi-permanent, permanent hair color correction and color glossing. Other services they offer include spa pedicures, body massages, waxing, brow tint and a complete suite of eyelash services and makeup.
Spa De La Terre hair and nail salon is located at 1107 Riverside Drive in Brownwood and online at spadelaterre.com or call 325-732-5757.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the Early Chamber of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 24th for Blue Sky Entertainment during their Tailgate Like a Champion event.
Blue Sky Entertainment is the parent company for Brown County radio stations KBNX – 97.9/103.9 SUNNY FM, KXXU – 104.3 KISS FM, KQMJ – 104.7 LA LEY and KSZX – 105.5 – THE BULL. The ribbon cuttings and football-themed event were held at their newly remodeled offices at 510 Early Boulevard in Early.
For more information about Blue Sky Entertainment, contact Ron Oswalt, Business Development Specialist at 325-430-0338.