Photo Exhibit of Texas' Fallen to be on Display at Depot November 17-20th

ROF logoBrownwood, 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.

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Chambers Hold Ribbon Cutting for AccelHealth

AccelHelth500The 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, follow them on Facebook or call 254-893-5895.

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First Central Credit Union Opens New Location with Ribbon Cutting

FirstCentralCreditUnion500The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for First Central Credit Union on Tuesday, October 18th to welcome them to their new location.

First Central Credit Union is now located at 1602 Austin Avenue, Brownwood. They offer checking, savings, consumer business members, in-house lending, auto, personal, mortgage and home equity loans.

For more information about First Central Credit Union at 325-641-2613.

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Ribbon Cutting for Matthew Williams - State Farm Insurance Agent

MattWilliams600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the Early Chamber of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting on Saturday, October 15th to welcome new member Matthew Williams - State Farm Insurance Agent for the opening of their new offices at 3600 Hwy 377 South in Brownwood.

Matthew is a long-time Brownwood resident, a member of the Brownwood Kiwanis and a board member for the ARK Domestic Violence Shelter. State Farm's mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.

Matthew and his staff can assist with auto insurance, home and property insurance, life insurance, health insurance, banking products, and annuities and mutual funds.

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5th Annual Trick or Treat Trail Set for Monday, October 31st

FLH Logo 350The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Wendlee Broadcasting have teamed up again this year to host the 5th Annual Trick or Treat Trail. This family friendly event will be held in the Depot Plaza area on Monday, October 31st from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Area businesses and organizations will offer candy, goodies, games and other fun activities free of charge to area residents.  

Also included during the event will be a Halloween Costume Contest sponsored by Demand Staff.   The contest will offer prizes in the categories of most creative costume, best couple costume , best family costume, best group costume, cutest baby costume and best children's costume.   Entry forms for the costume contest are available at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce - 600 E. Depot Street or online at

During the Trick or Treat Trail, a family-friendly movie will be shown in the Depot pavilion lawn sponsored by Affiliated Bank and Baird Brothers Express Car Wash.

Area businesses are encouraged to set up an activity booth during the Trick or Treat Trail to offer free games and candy to those in attendance. 

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Ribbon Cutting for Brown County Democratic Party Headquarters

Democrat HQ600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the Early Chamber of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting on Monday, October 3rd for the Brown County Democratic Party at the opening of their new headquarters.

The new headquarters is located at 304 West Commerce Street in Brownwood, next door to Payless Shoe Store.

The Democratic Headquarters will serve as the home base for the Brown County Democratic Party from now through Election Day and will offer information and signs for Democratic candidates.   The new headquarters will be open weekdays from 1:00 to 6:00 PM and on Saturdays noon until 5:00 PM.

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List of National Night Out Block Parties in Brown County for October 4th

National Night Out sign2016Tuesday 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 4th between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

This year's National Night Out is sponsored locally by Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers, 3M Company, Hendrick Surgery Center, ATMOS Energy, Oncor, TexasBank, and Weldon Wilson Electric.

For more information about National Night Out, call the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535 or the Early Chamber of Commerce at 325-649-9317.

Below is a list of block parties scheduled for the 2016 National Night Out in Brown County for Tuesday, October 4th:

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Time to Register Neighborhoods for National Night Out

National Night Out sign2016Neighbors throughout Brown County are being invited to join together for the 2016 National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event on Tuesday, October 4th.

Coordinators of the local NNO event are currently looking for block captains to organize small gatherings in neighborhoods in Brown County. These gatherings will be a rallying point where neighbors can meet each other, visit with law enforcement officials, and send a message to potential criminals.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on October 4th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Brown County are asked to spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods throughout the area will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, visits from police, contests, and other activities.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Representatives from the Brownwood Police Department, Brown County Sheriff's Office, Early Police Department, Bangs Police Department, area fire departments, and city officials will travel around Brownwood, Early, Bangs and Brown County during the event to visit these gatherings and speak to those in attendance.

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.

For more information or to register as a block captain, contact the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535 or the Early Chamber of Commerce at 325-649-9317.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for PAR Country Club

Par RC 600The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for PAR Country Club of Comanche on Thursday, September 1st during the Brownwood Business Expo to welcome them as new members.

PAR Country Club is located at 1658 Highway 2861 in Comanche. It is noted for its 6,072 yard, Par 72, 18 hole golf course. They are nestled in the heart of Texas with rolling hills located on the banks of Proctor Area Recreational Lake, a 14,100 acre lake built on the Leon River. It is easily accessible and only a short drive from DeLeon, Dublin and Comanche.

For more information about PAR Country Club contact 254-879-2296, visit their website at or find them on Facebook.

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