Christmas Parade Award Winners Announced

Parade rockcrusher2 450The 2015 Spirit of Christmas Lighted Parade was held in Downtown Brownwood on Thursday, December 3rd with thousands of spectators filling the streets to enjoy the annual event.

More than a dozen awards were presented to the various floats and entries in this year's parade for their hard work, creativity and participation.

This year's parade was sponsored by Texas Rock Crusher Railway with the theme of "my favorite Christmas," and included floats, vehicles, walkers, horses, classic cars, marching bands and more.

2015 award winners include:

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Ribbon Cutting for Riverside RV Park

Riverside RV 450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Riverside RV Park on Tuesday, December 8th.

Ross Setzler, owner of Riverside RV Park built 26 pull-thru shaded RV sites along the banks of the Pecan Bayou located at 320 Riverside Park Drive, Brownwood, TX. The sites include Wi-Fi, cable, modern showers and laundry on the property. Groceries and dining are within walking distance.

Daily, weekly and monthly rates are available. Contact Ross at (325) 642-1869 or online at www.riversideparkrv.com

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Brownwood Chamber Holds a Ribbon Cutting for Leon River Mercantile

LeonRiver RC 450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Early Chamber of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting on Saturday, November 21st, for new member Leon River Mercantile.

Leon River Mercantile has a large selection of western wear, boots, gifts and just about anything for any occasion. They carry Justin, Ariat, Lucchese, Boulet, Twisted X, Corral, Circle G and more.

They also offer work boots with and without steel toes, Twisted X Driving Mocs, boots for women, men, kids and even babies. Find Hooey caps and bill folds, Montana Silversmith and Bar V Ranch Jewelry, home decor and more. For the ladies, Gypsy Soule tops, Miss Me jeans, Cinch, Wrangler and Roper are available.

They are located at 420 Early Blvd. and can be reached by phone at 325-646-8700 

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Brownwood Chamber Holds a Ribbon Cutting for American Classifieds of Abilene

AmericanClassRC 450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, November 5th, for new member American Classifieds of Abilene.

They have published classifieds in Central West Texas for over 35 Years. The publication is distributed in 20 Counties to over 730 locations surrounding Abilene, including Brownwood, Early, and the rest of the Heartland.

They also offer a web presence with their national classified ad site ThriftyNickel.com and locally on AmClassAbilene.com . They also offer graphic design and web development services from logo design to banners and Facebook pages. They reach a large audience through their national network of Thrifty Nickel and American Classifieds papers.

Call 325-673-4521 for more information on their services.

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Rick Phelps Named Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

RickPhelpsOrganizers announced today that Rick Phelps has been named Grand Marshal for the 2015 Spirit of Christmas Lighted Parade which will take place Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30 PM in Downtown Brownwood.

Phelps is known for his involvement in the community through the Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce. He has also organized the Bangs Mayfest event for several year and served as the chairman of the 2015 Relay for Life. Rick currently serves as board president for the Salvation Army Service Center and is involved in church and school activities at Victory Life Academy. Rick also serves on the Bangs City Council as Mayor Pro Tem.  He is currently the news director for KOXE radio.

"Rick is involved in many aspects of the community and has a great spirit for community involvement," said Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ray Tipton. "Rick has organized parades this year in Brownwood and Early so we thought it was appropriate that he was recognized for his efforts and willingness to get involved."

This year's parade is sponsored by Texas Rock Crusher Railway and will have the theme of "My favorite Christmas." The parade will be broadcast by KTXS-TV- Abilene.

The parade will feature floats, vehicles, walkers, horses, classic cars, marching bands and more.

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Community Candlelight Service to be Held Tuesday, December 8th

candlelightserviceA Community Candlelight Service to pray for those who serve and protect will be held on Tuesday, December 8th, 6:00 pm at Depot Plaza, 600 E. Depot St. This will be a prayer service for Active-Duty Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue and EMT.

This is an opportunity for residents of Brown County to come together and pray for those who put their lives on the line every day. The event will include music, prayers, scripture reading and lighting of candles. Prior to the service, citizens may complete a prayer card for someone who serves the community to be prayed for by name.

Those attending are asked to bring their lawn chairs. All residents of Brown County are invited to attend and show support.

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Open Carry Workshop to be Held for Local Businesses

LOGOpatch250The Brownwood Police Department and the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host a free workshop for local businesses to educate them on the new Open Carry gun laws going into effect January 1st. Brownwood Police Chief Mike Corley will give an overview of the new laws and how it may impact local businesses.  

The workshop will be held at the Brownwood Fire Department Training Room located on Adams Street. The workshop will be offered at 4 different days and times to accommodate local businesses' schedule. Each session will last about an hour and include the following days and times:

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Entries for the Spirit of Christmas Lighted Parade Now Being Accepted

ChristmasLogo2015 jpg 200Entry 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 have the theme of "my favorite Christmas." The parade will be held on Thursday, December 3rd and will begin at 6:30 PM in Downtown Brownwood.

Registrations for the parade can be made 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 16th. The parade is limited to 100 entries each year.

The Spirit of Christmas Lighted Parade will kick off a weekend of holiday events including the 7th annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival on Friday December, 4th and Saturday, December 5th sponsored by KTXS-TV. The festival will include Mr. and Mrs. Claus, "snow mountain," kids activities, big wheel races and several holiday themed contests.

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Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Moseley Real Estate

Moseley Real Estate RC Pic 450The Brownwood Area and Early Chambers of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, October 13th to announce that the former Prudential Moseley Real Estate has joined with the HSF Affiliates LLC family and is now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Moseley Real Estate.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Moseley Real Estate is one of 1,200 offices throughout the United States and is independently owned and operated by Owner/Broker Brent Moseley, who stated that one reason for change included easier access to their real estate listings through the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate app. For instructions on how to download the app, users can text BHHSTX313 to the number 87778. More information is available online at www.moseley-realestate.com, at (325) 647-8930 or at their offices located at 1001 Early Blvd.

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