The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on January 9th for the renovation of Good Samaritan's resale store.
The Resale Store was founded on the principal that everyone deserves dignity, and that meant offering quality, gently-used items for low prices. It has recently been renovated to make customers feel comfortable while shopping and easily find what they are looking for. In addition to selling items, people in need can be eligible to receive a voucher for clothing items they need, but can't afford. They give blankets to those who need them, and any item that can't be sold are donated to one of two charities who give the items new homes in a variety of places. Every item donated is used or made into something new and reused.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 5th annual Brownwood Area Bridal Fair on Saturday, January 21st at the Depot Civic & Cultural Center in Brownwood.
The fair will host a variety of vendors and will be a resource for soon-to-be brides in planning their special day. Vendors will showcase their products and services and will be available with tips, techniques, and ideas for the perfect wedding. Photographers, florists, DJs, party rental, and venues as well as other businesses are just a few of the types of vendors that will be on hand during the event.
The bridal fair provides an opportunity for future brides to meet with businesses, all in one location, to help assist in planning the big day. Door prize drawings will be taking place throughout the day as well, including a grand prize drawing.
The Brownwood Area Bridal Fair will take place from 11 AM - 2 PM on Saturday, January 21st at the Depot Civic & Cultural Center (600 E. Depot Street). Admission to the show is free.
Beginning at 12:30 PM, participants can enjoy a wine tasting.
The Brownwood Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Amber Mullin of LuLaRoe on Friday, December 9th.
LuLaRoe offers comfortable, affordable, stylish clothing to women of all shapes and sizes as well as children and men. The company's focus is about empowering women and strengthening families.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on December 7th for the newly rebuilt Murphy USA in Brownwood. The new store is located at 403 W Commerce, in front of Wal-Mart.
Murphy USA is a retailer of gasoline and convenience merchandise with more than 1,300 stations located primarily in the Southwest, Southeast and Midwest United States. The company and its team of almost 10,000 employees serve an estimated 1.6 million customers each day through its network of retail gasoline stations in 24 states.
The new Brownwood store opened in August.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Hill Ranch Yoga's new location on Monday, December 5th.
Hill Ranch Yoga is a new yoga studio located in downtown Brownwood at 1045 Broadway, the corner at Main and S Broadway Street. They have multiple classes ranging from All Levels, Gentle Yoga, Express Lunch Class, Chair Yoga and more scheduled throughout the day. Apparel and other related items are also available. The structure of the classes allow clients to experience the presence of mindfulness with the added bonus of the physical benefit.
For information on classes and schedules, visit www.hillranchyoga.com or download the free Hill Ranch Yoga app from the app store.
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.