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SAMMY BURNETT COMES HOME Once a standout athlete for Brownwood High, he now hopes to bring the program back to the glory it once knew.

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Small Town Boy to Internet Entrepreneur BY MARTHA HELTON

Braxton Kilgo proves that even one person can make a difference when you follow your passion.

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Stagecoach Station: History Restored BY PEGGY PURSER FREEMAN

Nancy Gathright and Pam Ribble have worked hard to rebuild Stagecoach Station Venues to its former glory.

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Corrine T. Smith Animal Shelter BY CONNIE LEWIS LEONARD

CTSAC is working hard to find good homes for the animals of Brown County. Find out how you can make a difference!

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A Little Birdie Told Me BY RICK MAUCH

Luke and Marki Kinkade have left an impressive golf legacy in Blanket, TX.

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A Window Into City Management BY MELISSA MCGAVOCK

Managing Early and Brownwood is a difficult task, but these two teams of hardworking people are up for the job.

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Aldersgate Enrichment Center BY CONNIE LEWIS LEONARD

Aldersgate provides a safe haven where individuals with limited abilities can discover and develop their full potential.

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Sammy Burnett Comes Home BY RICK MAUCH

Sammy Burnett has returned to Brownwood High School in hopes to give back to the team and school where he grew up.

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A Circle of Valor: Central Texas Veterans Memorial BY PEGGY PURSER FREEMAN

The Brown County community is coming together to restore a beloved memorial.

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Third Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration

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District Honors Society Band Convention at Howard Payne University

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Texas Gardening Guide August - January

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Brown County Chamber Directory & Important Information

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Small Town Boy To Internet Entrepreneur Out to Change the World Words by Martha Helton | Photography by Mary Kaitlin Artistry

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s a young boy growing up in the small, unincorporated town of May, Texas, Braxton Kilgo lived on a giant, rectangular family farm. His great-grandparents live on one corner of the farm, his grandparents live on another corner, his aunt, uncle and cousins live on another, while his dad and stepmom live on another corner. They all “do a little bit of everything and share the work of the farm,” explains Braxton. His mom’s family are in the nearby small community of Lake Brownwood. Braxton’s path would appear that he, too, would occupy a spot on the family farm. With his dad he built wood fences, hauled hay, drove tractors and moved

cattle. He also helped in his dad’s carpentry business, building houses, cabins, cabinets and other projects. His stepdad had a construction company and a towing company, so he helped build hotels, poured concrete slabs and did all kinds of dirt work and renovation. But Braxton had his sights on something bigger than his close-knit community. “I remember being really little and telling my mom, ‘I want to change the world,’” Braxton recalls. His high school football talent landed him a scholarship to West Texas State University. But a high school knee injury that wouldn’t go away dashed his football dreams. He dropped out of school, went home and worked with his dad for a while. Then he

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re-enrolled at West Texas State and even though he was a stellar student, he felt a business degree wasn’t for him, so he dropped out a second time. While in college, Braxton launched a fitness apparel company. The idea was fueled from his love of working out, coupled with a fun junior high experience when he and his buddies designed their own t-shirts. When he dropped out the second time, he decided to pursue his business full-time. It took him a year to decide on the name because he knew it would drive the business. “I also decided to put an important message behind it because that is important to me—in everything I do I want to have a purpose.” Vision Company Apparel was born. On the webpage (visioncompanyapparel.com), Braxton writes Vision’s purpose, “Our goal is to motivate and inspire you to chase YOUR VISION! Never give up!” His Facebook page further elaborates on Vision’s mission: “to generate positivity, belief, and self-confidence within all of our fans. We want to inspire you to truly live a happy life.” The muscular, 22-years-young entrepreneur exudes confidence, yet tempered with southern humility. He frequently says, “Yes, ma’am” and dots his conversation with “blessed” and “grateful.” “I really believe in myself, not in a sense of cockiness or overconfidence or anything like that, but I read books and listen to a lot of podcasts and different things. In anything that you do you have to believe

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that you are before you are.” As he talks, the listener can’t help but be drawn into his Tony Robbins-like life coach passion and be inspired. “My friends always mess with me. They always say they don’t like when I talk with certain people because it makes them want to quit their jobs. I don’t mean to do that. I get passionate and I question people and make them tell me their passions.” The company has been up and running for two years, growing five times in size since the beginning, reaching every state in the U.S. Braxton reflected on his humble beginnings, which began in his one-bedroom apartment. “I remember at one point I had Austin (his good friend) and my girlfriend (at the time), helping me. Austin was holding up a lamp sideways, a blanket was stapled up to the wall (as a background) and I have on these sweatpants, standing on the coffee table, pressed against the wall. My girlfriend was laying on the ground, holding the phone to get one picture released. We edited it and it looked really professional.” Braxton laughs. Braxton handles all the pictures,

design, packaging and mail; his good friend, Austin, helps when needed. Products offered are t-shirts, caps and hoodies. Prices range from $22-$45. One shirt proclaims, “Just a Kid with a Vision.” Another shirt says “Believe” with the Vision Company logo underneath. The tagline found in the neck inside each shirt states, “More Than Fabric.” “We were able to take this common t-shirt you’ve worn a hundred times with a hundred different companies and give it something deeper,” Braxton explains. “We’re’ just sharing positivity and telling people we believe in them and giving them a physical product to remind themselves.” Feedback from enthusiastic Vision fans has been rewarding. “We have one person specifically--she’s a young mom and has a son who’s two or three. She reaches out to us pretty often and tells us how motivated she is for getting her life on track and getting in the gym and how she just loves the positivity that we bring and that it just amps her up,” Braxton shares. “We have people who are just chasing their vision to work on their physique that reach out to us. We have

“We’re just sharing positivity and telling people we believe in them and giving them a physical product to remind themselves.”

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people in their Instagram stories that are crying and people who are losing tons of weight, chasing their own vision. One guy quit his job and started his own construction/dirt company.” Even his own family is inspired. His cousin started his own fencing and land improvement company. “He’s told me stories of how I’ve motivated him--and the brand obviously has something to do with that vision. He sends me pictures of him wearing his Vision shirt, working.” Family frequently wear Vision apparel. “I’m super blessed because my family all supports me,” adds Braxton. His enthusiasm has outgrown his original business. He hired a guy in Florida for sales coaching and online marketing for Vision. His partnership with another guy soured and, inspired by the young entrepreneur’s zeal, he invited Braxton to co-own a new business with him; it’s called, “Today Only.” “We get to coach people how to make money online by helping people create their passion and monetize it.” Today Only is also his vehicle to fund his Vision Company Apparel business full-time.

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Ever percolating with ideas, Braxton is in the process of not only rebranding Vision to make it better, he has come up with yet another business idea. He explains: “It’s going to be another fashion-type company but it’s going to be a little bit different. The products are where you’re going to be inclined to give them away. Charity and giving back is something that I know will absolutely be there. The whole thing is going to be like a wave of positivity.” (He wears a tattooed picture of a wave on his right forearm to remind him of his new vision. “Vision 2017” is tattooed on his right wrist). “This business is really going to be the one that really takes off. This is going to be the one that changes the world,” Braxton confidently explains. “I think I created a product this time that it doesn’t matter how old you are or where you’re from or what you do, it makes sense to wear it and to have it.” He isn’t at liberty to reveal more as the details are still coming together. With no shortage of creative ideas rattling in his head, this small town boy-turned-entrepreneur is out to change the world.


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The unique history of stagecoach glory days, what it was, what it is, and what it can be, merge together at Stagecoach Station.

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Nancy Gathright (left) and Pam Ribble (right).

estled in a pallet of green, the old rock barn and quaint farmhouse call visitors to the quiet serenity of yesteryear. Located in the center of Texas, just moments from the hum of two Brown County cities, the Stagecoach Station secures its place in history with a new purpose. “We are not a wedding venue, a concert venue, a family reunion venue, a class reunion venue, or a corporate retreat venue,” owner Pam Ribble explained. “We hope to be all of those and more, only limited by the imagination.” Now a retired teacher, Pam grew up in Brown County and graduated from May High School and then taught for 30 years in many departments, including English and physical education, and also coached basketball, track, and cross-country.

Co-owner Nancy Gathright, a graduate of Azle High School, is the owner of the First Aide Agency, an elderly and disabled care service, operating in areas from DFW through Brown County and surrounding areas since 1996. “I had retired and was doing some office work for the First Aide Agency,” Pam said. “Nancy and I were interested in beginning an additional venture. My father suggested we look at a property that had been for sale for several years because it had this grand rock barn on it. We did and immediately the wheels began turning. At the time, we didn't realize that underneath all the fallen trees, briars, and high Johnsongrass, a truly beautiful piece of property existed. When we learned some of the history of this place we knew it was what we wanted.”

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Texas weather played a part in the history of Pam and Nancy's new venture. According to one of Lorene Bishop's articles on Brownwood history, when the Pecan Bayou flooded the stage couldn't enter into Brownwood. The property where the Stagecoach Station now stands is where mail delivery and passengers would arrive or depart on the stage. Not many vehicles spark the imagination like the stagecoach. When early-day Texas travelers needed to get from one place to another, they would walk, ride a horse, or drive a buggy, and then there came the stagecoach. A line grew from Fort Worth to Brownwood and all points west. The history revealed primarily in articles by Harriett Graves and Lorene Bishop shows the Chidester Stage Line ran from Fort Worth to Cisco and beyond in the 1800s. The line from Cisco to Brownwood connected to Comanche and Coleman. According to old newspaper articles, the Brownwood to Cisco stage seemed plagued with dangers. Outlaws preyed on the stages several times from 1884 to 1887. One article stated, “Brownwood businessman John Rankin telegraphed his wife on her arrival from a trip visiting family, to wait for him in Cisco because of stagecoach robberies between Cisco and Brownwood.” Pam added more history. “We know that Judge John Stewart Cleveland owned the place. His dream was to have a thoroughbred horse

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farm, but before he could completely bring that to fruition, he died. E.W. Fitzgerald had the land from 1890 to 1898. Known as the 'hotel man,’ Fitzgerald owned hotels in Brownwood around the courthouse. It's likely that prior to that time, guests from the stagecoach stayed here with the Cleveland family and perhaps another family that lived here before them. This was a typical scenario at locations where the stagecoach would stop.” The unique history of stagecoach glory days lingers in this venue. What this place may have been, what it is now, and what it can become, merges together at Pam's and Nancy's Stagecoach Station. “We have heard over and over from people that just being here for a while makes them feel relaxed and tranquil,” Pam explained. “So, whether people come for a concert, a wedding, or a festival, they appreciate the peaceful atmosphere.” With several large events completed, the Station has already received excellent reviews. “A Stagecoach Christmas” featured a hayride through lighted trees and meandered through "Santa Town" props, ending with pictures with Santa. Great food, live music and a western reenactment group performing “Who Stole the Reindeer” completed the event. Plans for next Christmas includes fun only Santa himself can conceive. “The first Stagecoach Market Days in 2018,”


“Though modern transportation agencies have stolen away the glories of the stagecoach with its galloping spans, it can still be found... by those who seek it.� ~The Dallas Morning News (1910)

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“This place just oozes history. You feel like you've walked back in time just walking through the gates.”

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Pam said, “despite the first day being one of the coldest ever in April, we had a really good turnout. With about 85 vendors, food, and live music—the event went well enough that we will do it again. October 27-28 and then continue to make it a twice-a-year event. We're currently working with the Texas Western Music Association on doing a cowboy gathering, and we are interested in other groups who may want to work with us or rent the venue for other facets of entertainment in this area. Daily, we are booking for weddings, receptions, and other meetings or gatherings. Finding the old hotel has been an extra bonus for Pam and Nancy. “At first sight, we thought it was just a brush and debris hole,” Nancy said. “Upon further inspection, we realized that the rock surrounding the debris was not placed there by God.” "While talking to Doug Tervooren, the nephew of Trewis Pelts, who last lived on the property, we learned that it was a hotel that serviced the rock barn when it was used as a stagecoach stop. We attempted to remove the debris ourselves, but soon figured out we would have to call in the guys with the big guns. That's when we contacted Wyman Kelcy and Gene Rodgers to the rescue. Wyman got his digging equipment in that hole and Gene hauled away thirteen truckloads of debris. Then we saw it—the rock basement, in very good shape, except some of the ground level rock had fallen." 'Rock man' Greg Kirk restored rocks and put rock

steps in the area that must have originally been wooden steps. A fire pit in the old basement and some seating make this a welcome place for the ghost riders from past trails and visitors seeking the peace and serenity of a star-studded sky. The old ranch hands bunk/farmhouse may be the next thing to receive restoration work. Presently, its front porch houses some of the live music. It's a great place for weddings and parties. Plenty of open areas offer space for family games such as corn hole, washers, horseshoes, and badminton. Twenty acres are available to be used for company picnics or events. As well, grills are available for cookouts. “This place just oozes history. You feel like you've walked back in time just walking through the gates,” Pam added. “We hope to soon update the interior by repairing structural issues to make it a functional piece of history.” Located in the center of Texas in Brown County, Stagecoach Station is easy access from the Early/ Brownwood communities and two main highways intersecting nearby, Hwy 183 and 377/67. Less than one mile from six hotels, three motels, and two RV parks, there are also thirteen restaurants as well as numerous fast food restaurants within one mile. Heartland Mall is within view. Call 325-200-8198 or 325-200-9171 or visit stagecoachstationvenues.com to schedule a time to visit 400 Old Comanche Road, Early, Texas.

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HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS

Stagecoach Market Days Stagecoach Station Venues April 7 - 8, 2018 ​Photos provided by StageCoach Station Venues This two day arts and crafts fair featured great food, live music and numerous artisans. Participants shopped vintage items, handmade treasures, jewelry, clothing, home dÊcor and much, much more. The Stagecoach Station hosts encourage homemade items and unique finds. Vendors were from as far as New Mexico, Arizona, Minnesota and all parts of Texas including Corpus Christie, Houston to Midland. Join us next year as a vendor or a guest! See Facebook for updates www.facebook.com/StagecoachStation

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eneath the sad eyes, the protruding bones, the wounds infested with maggots, beat a tender heart, a sweet soul searching for love. Such was the case of “Happy”—a pitiful, pit bull found abandoned on a country road. In some places, this little girl would have been immediately “put down”—but not at Corrine T. Smith Animal Center (CTSAC) where the staff witnessed her will to live, and her trusting nature. After receiving antibiotics for her skin infection and three days of medication to kill the maggots, Happy improved dramatically. Within two weeks of receiving proper nutrition and tender loving care, she looked like a different dog. Her skin healed, and the hair began

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growing back. She patiently waited for her new home where Lady Grey, AKA Happy, is now loved as a valuable member of the family. Many other animals, the abandoned and abused, the unloved and unwanted, find their way to CTSAC. Some are picked up as strays by animal control officers. Some are brought in by citizens who find them running loose. Some are owner surrendered due to uncontrollable life situations. CTSAC works diligently with rescue organizations and adopters to reduce the numbers of euthanasia. Many of the rescue organizations require that the animals be in a foster home outside of the shelter for


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DID YOU KNOW? The name of the shelter changed in 2006 to honor Corinne T. Smith, one of the original organizers of the Humane Society in Brown County and the director for almost thirty years.

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14 days before transporting to them. This is difficult at best to find someone to take some of them for that period of time. There is a desperate need for dedicated fosters. The more foster homes available, the more animals can be saved. The mission of the CTSAC is dedicated to promoting the welfare, compassionate care and protection of animals, taking all domestic animals brought in, finding suitable homes for adoptable animals, providing information, raising public awareness of animal issues and promoting responsible pet ownership. The CTSAC, created in Brown County in 1974, was originally called the Brown County Humane Society. The name of the shelter changed in 2006 to honor Corinne T. Smith, one of the original organizers of the Humane Society in Brown County and the director for almost thirty years. She dedicated her life to the animals and the shelter. Another reason for the name change was that the original name fostered many misconceptions about the shelter, mainly that it was a county office supported by Brown County, which is not true. Anoth-

er common misconception associated with being called a “humane society” was that they were somehow affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The only funding CTSAC received from HSUS was a one-time grant in 2006. In 2009, with funding from the city and volunteers, a 3,600 square foot building was erected to house more kennels and pet facilities. The adoption numbers continue to grow with expanded operations. The vision, beyond placing animals in permanent, caring homes, is to eliminate cruelty to animals through education and advocacy; to reduce pet overpopulation through education and spay/neuter programs; and to provide education and resources that promote responsible pet ownership. Currently, there are no low-cost spay/ neuter clinics in Brown County. It would be an effective means of reducing animal overpopulation of unwanted pets leading to euthanasia. However, it would require financial sponsors and volunteer vets. Last year, 2017, almost 900 animals were adopted through CTSAC. Jo Lewis said, “My husband and I adopted a terrier mix from Corinne T. Smith nine years ago. She was


The City of Brownwood permits a maximum of four dogs and cats per home. If you rent, you should check with your landlord or lease to make sure pets are allowed. Families with small children must get approval from the Administrative Manager before adopting small pets, and are usually not allowed to adopt small puppies and kittens. Adoptions as gifts to family or friends, who do not reside in the same household, are not allowed due to the high return rate. Approval for adoptions is at the sole discretion of the staff. The $90 cost to adopt a cat pays for the spay/neuter surgery, microchip, rabies vaccine, first set of boosters, de-flea and de-worm. For a cat that has been fixed, the adoption fee is $45. The cost for a dog is $150. This includes an $85 spay/neuter fee, $10 rabies vaccine, $15 heartworm test, $20 for the first set of boosters, microchip, a de-flea, and a de-worming. The fee is $65 if the dog is already neutered. The CTSAC program Pets for Seniors offers adoption assistance for people age 60 or older. Adult dogs and cats

the best thing for both of us. She unfortunately went to heaven before us, but I know she is there waiting for us. Corinne T. Smith has done so much good in this community that as soon as I feel my heart is ready for another furry love, it will come from them. I would recommend them to anyone that is looking for a rescue pet.” Louise D. Allison said, “I have adopted two, a Chihuahua and a Yorkie mix. They are the loves of my life.” “I adopted a cat to be my grandmother’s companion. I couldn’t have asked for a better cat. Cleo is so thankful, loving and well behaved. The staff obviously pre-spoils the animals adopted out,” said Jennifer Parrish. Another happy adopter, Seneca Cheyenne Hildebrand-Gray, said, “My baby is super happy. I'm so glad we found her.” To adopt a pet, you must be an adult and have a legal form of ID (such as a driver's license) and fill out an adoption form in person. For certain animals (e.g. bully breeds and some other large dogs), you must consent to a premises inspection, to ensure the pet will be going to an appropriate place.

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at least four years of age qualify to be adopted through this program. Studies have shown that owning a pet can lower blood pressure, relieve depression and anxiety, and improve overall health and outlook on life. The shelter offers dog adoptions for $50 and cat adoptions for $25 for seniors adopting a qualifying pet. This program is made possible by a grant from the J. R. Beadel Foundation. The Guardian Angels program, composed of volunteers, pet owners and pet lovers, sponsors a pet to make it more likely to be adopted. You can become a guardian angel by donating any amount towards the animal of your choice (or an animal that you are signing over to the shelter) to reduce the adoption price for that animal. Some people can only donate $5; others donate the majority of the adoption fee. The chances of adoption are very much increased for an animal that has a guardian angel, but there are no guarantees. If the animal you sponsor is not adopted, your donation will be applied to help another similar pet. The Corinne T. Smith Animal Center of Brownwood, located at 3016 Milam Drive, Brownwood, TX, is open M-F 1-5, Saturday 1-4 closed Sunday. For more information about how you can help save the beating heart of a sweet animal soul, call (325) 646-0617, or visit: www.ctsanimalceenter.org, or www.facebook.com/CTSAnimalCenterPage.

WHAT YOU NEED BEFORE ADOPTING A PET: 1. Food bowl 2. Water bowl 3. Dog food, dry and wet 4. Treats 5. Bed 6. Heartworm preventative 7. Grooming supplies (brush, nail clipper, shampoo, etc.) 8. Leash 9. Collar 10. Flea collar 11. ID tag 12. Toys 13. First aid kit 14. Pooper scooper 15. Doggie doodie bags 16. Crate (for traveling) 17. A dog house if he will spend any time outdoors

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A Little Birdie Told Me Words by Rick Mauch | Photography by Little Bear Photography

Luke and Marki Kinkade are from the small town of Blanket. However, when it comes to golf, their legacy is about as big as it gets.

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he brother and sister recently graduated from Blanket High School, where they led their respective boys and girls programs to state prominence all four years they competed on the varsity squads. This past season Marki won a second consecutive girls Class A state championship, while her team also repeated as champions, winning the title by 100 strokes. She also has previous finishes of sixth at state in 2016 and second in 2015 as a freshman when she was the lone female competitor in the school. Her team finished fourth in 2016, its first season. Luke was the state runner-up among the boys this past sports’ season, as was the entire Blanket team. He won a state championship in 2016 and was fourth in both 2015 and 2017. His entire team qualified for state all four years, as well. "Nothing is given to them. They are not country club kids," said Blanket coach Monty Jones. "Their success comes from the hours they put in."

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It helps, of course, when your family owns a golf course, as is the case with Luke and Marki. Their parents bought The Creek course four years ago and reopened it. Luke and Marki play it daily, but they also work there daily. "You get up, mow the greens, fix sprinklers, the work is never done on a golf course," Luke said. "I pick up range balls and I mow the stuff that doesn't have to look so pretty," Marki said with a laugh. The course, though a par-3, offers significant challenges that have helped improve their game. It features two ponds and a river that runs through it for water hazards, and though there are no sand traps, there are narrow fairways. "You learn where you need to hit the ball for your next shot. Placement and a lot of strategy are required," Marki said. "You learn how to score on that kind of course, being that tough," Luke said. The two also still play at Par Country Club in nearby Comanche, close to where they grew up before moving to Blanket in the fifth grade. Luke said they would have played for Dublin High School. With all due respect to Dublin, Coach Jones and the folks in Blanket are glad they made the move. "I told Luke, 'You and Marki have taught me more than I've ever taught you,'" Jones said. "You sit there and watch these kids perform and see how they act in public, and you realize you are blessed to have them in your program - and not just for their golf skills. They are two great individuals." Luke and Marki have been playing golf since they were around age three and competitively since around eight or nine. Their father is a nine-time club champion at Par.

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In golf as in life, it’s the follow through that makes the difference. "Used to be I could never beat him, but now we can beat him sometimes," Luke said. "It makes you realize how far you've come since being 9 years old." Both Luke and Marki have competed and won numerous tournaments on the West Texas Junior Champions Tour. They both want to compete in college. She's already committed to play for the University of Texas - Tyler, and Luke is still weighing his options, though he's considering joining her in the Rose City and playing for Tyler Junior College. Luke is interested in a nursing career. "I want to go into the medical field, and I like interacting with people. Nurses do a lot more of that," he said. Marki wants to teach and coach. "I've always wanted to teach since I was really young. I want to work at a smaller school like this one, so I can coach more than one sport," she said. "I see Luke as somebody who might be head of nursing somewhere," Jones said. "And Marki, she'll be great as a teacher and coach. You've got to have a strong desire to educate kids today, and with her patience, she'll make a real difference. "Marki sits back and observes. She absorbs everything."

Jones said that quality played a key role in Marki winning her first state championship. "She pulled a drive at state and put herself in an impossible situation for a second shot. She wanted to try something, but she rationalized, went back to the tee box, hit a better shot, got a bogey instead of a double or even a triple, and won state," he said. Both finished near the top of their senior class, with Marki the salutatorian and Luke in the top 10. "They're both very bright kids who will change society," Jones said. Both are also multi-sport athletes. Luke was also a standout in football, basketball and track, while Marki stood out in cross country, basketball, track and tennis. "If I could play football and golf in college, I'd play both," Luke said. Luke's other sports accolades include: *District newcomer of the year in football as a freshman, followed by three more all-district honors. He quarterbacked the team to a district championship as a freshman. *He was all-district four times in basketball, helping the team reach the third round of the playoffs as a junior.

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*In track, he ran on five regional-qualifying relays, including a 4x200 squad that reached state as a junior. Marki's successes in other sports include: *A four-time all-district selection in basketball, including offensive MVP as a junior, leading the team to the second round of the playoffs as a junior and senior. Two-time all-region selection. *A two-time regional qualifier on the 4x100 in track. *A two-time regional tennis qualifier. "They are well-rounded - MARKI athletes. Marki has one of the best 3-point shots you'll ever see," Jones said. Both are equally active in non-sports activities. Each competes in University Interscholastic League academic events, both siblings are in the Family, Career, Community Leaders of America program, Luke is in Future Farmers of America, and Marki is in the National Honor Society. And they like to compete against each other. "We don't really have a rivalry, but we want to beat each other," Marki said with a grin. "When they’re in a contest, putting, pitching, they don't mind whipping up on each other," Jones laughed. "But when we do go out and play, it definitely helps

make us better," Luke added. While not much has eluded them in the game of golf, one thing has so far. Neither has a hole-in-one, though they've both come close. "I've lipped out on a couple and I hit the pin and bounced back," Luke said. "I hit a bad shot in Glen Rose and it rolled up close (about an inch away)," Marki said. And now, as with all high school graduates, life is taking them on a new path. Still, they said KINKADE they will never forget how special being a part of the Blanket team was to them. "There's nowhere else I'd rather have played. I loved it here. It's meant a lot to know I was one of the best, if not the best, guys-wise," Luke said. "I take a lot of pride in where the girls program has gone. It's a little sad to be leaving, but I'm so happy with the last four years," Marki said. And Jones, though remiss to see them go, smiles when he thinks of their little sister Carli, a sixth-grader, on her way. And yes, she also golfs. "She's good, and she likes it," Jones said. "She's kind of a mix of the two of them."

"We don't really have a rivalry, but we want to beat each other."

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very day there is a team of people working on the front lines for the residents of Brown County. In an effort to offer transparency, your city management leaders answered key questions about what elected officials, together with city administration, accomplish daily to make Brownwood and Early a better place to live.

CITY COUNCIL AND CITY ADMINISTRATION The city council, an elected legislative body, has the authority to pass ordinances and appropriate funds. In this effort, the city council hires a city administrator to act as the CEO of

the city. This person is responsible for the day to day operations of all city departments: project planning and completion, as well as the building and management of the budget for all related departments. This includes administration, water, sewer, sanitation, streets, parks and recreation, fire departments, police departments, development services, and economic development. Sometimes, this branch also oversees the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). While this is the case in Early, in Brownwood, the CVB is a not-for-profit organization separate from City Hall, as it is primarily funded through a portion of hotel occupancy taxes.

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The Council and the City staff’s interaction creates a balance necessary for implementing goals in the best interest of the people.

THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PEOPLE The city mayor along with the council, the representatives of the public, layout the terms and budget for goals and objectives on the people's behalf. The city management team puts these goals and objectives into action. City Manager of Brownwood, Emily Crawford explains, “If the local government was a vehicle, the City Council would be the steering wheel. They ultimately determine the direction of the organization. The city manager would be the gas pedal. We are responsible to keep the organization moving forward to accomplish the vision and direction of the Coun-

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cil. Department heads and all city staff would be the internal components that make the vehicle run.” The city council, along with city management staff, are the closest form of government to the people. Early City Administrator Tony Aaron said, “These individuals live within our community and shop at our local eateries and grocery stores. A citizen has access to these members of government on a regular basis. The public at any point can walk into city hall to interact with members of management or the council. You can even, from time to time, see this interaction going on at a baseball park or in the grocery store.”


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THE PLAN Planning sessions, open to the public, are held to discuss goals and objectives. Players include the mayor, city council, city admin, as well as department heads (subject matter experts), and community leaders along with everyday citizens. As for budget planning, Tony Aaron explains that when, “budget season comes around, budget workshops are held in the same manner… in an open meeting, to discuss budget priorities for the year or based on a multiyear plan.” Priorities are set based on the need or availability of funding resources, as well as public interest.

THE DELIVERY Much like an organic and symbiotic relationship, the Council and the City staff ’s interaction creates a balance necessary for implementing goals in the best interest of the people. The city manager is tasked with making recommendations to the Council, based on their everyday involvement, and the best practices presented by subject matter experts and staff. However, having clear direction from the Council provides the City with the ability to “make those decisions without bogging the elected officials down into the ‘weeds’ of the daily operations of the city,” says Emily Crawford.

THE BIG PICTURE Preparation begins in May during budget planning season. Meanwhile, projects approved under the previous budget cycle are underway. While the fiscal year begins October 1st, each year, in May, city management is already preparing for future needs. Closely following, in June these objectives are delivered to the Council during an open budget workshop. Projections for budget allowances and limits are simultaneously developed by the city management. Tony Aaron says, “These projections are determined based on historic and future property tax revenue, the local economy, sales tax, franchise tax, utility revenue, court and traffic fees, and other revenue streams.” These workshops continue on into August and sometimes mid-September until a budget plan is fully adopted for the following cycle. It is the job of city management to monitor spending and stay in line with projected revenue. They work to ensure city services operate smoothly and that citizens needs are met as effectively as possible.

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Keeping a finger on the pulse of the economy helps a city manager project governmental spending.

Some of these services are regulated by state and federal government. Included in this effort is providing safe drinking water, proper disposal and treatment of wastewater, disposal of trash, street construction, repair, and maintenance. It is the city manager’s responsibility to employ properly trained department heads and ensure that they are performing at the highest possible level. Tony Aaron explains further, “..this micro snapshot of the annual responsibilities repeat every budget cycle and… as more people and business move to a community, the team of city employees and man-

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agement responsibilities grows with it.” Emily Crawford adds, “On occasion, we are surprised by a natural disaster or unexpected facility or equipment repair that must take place in order for the city to continue to provide services to the public. In those instances, the City usually does not have budget funds available to make the repairs necessary without special Council action. Staff must present options to the Council, so that they can determine if services must be reduced, other approved projects must be delayed, or a budget amendment made.”


EARLY CITY MANAGEMENT TONY AARON City Administrator taaron@earlytx.net

THE RUNDOWN Both city managers of Early and Brownwood concur that there is never a boring day for them or their staff. Due to the nature of a small, rural community to manage, it is common for employees to be involved in nearly every aspect of local government operations. In other words, the city administrator and all staff are pretty hands on. Tony Aaron said, “This includes never wearing clothing or shoes that are too nice that you can’t go onto a job site to discuss with a department head the details of the project status.” “As well, daily involvement with our business owners, development groups, and potential new business in Early is a priority. This may be as simple as stopping in a local business to talk to the owner about their business and challenges, or discussing a future development with a new investor in our community. Either way, the health of our local economy is a good indicator in how conservative or aggressive the city needs to be with spending on rehabbing existing infrastructure (water, sewer, streets) or building new infrastructure. Keeping a finger on the pulse of the economy helps a city manager project governmental spending.” In Brownwood, the factors are much the same, except on a larger scale. As the city managers and staff are responsible for providing elected officials with the information they need to make good decisions, they must be highly aware of all activity within dozens of city departments (City of Brownwood has 30 departments). Emily Crawford concludes, ““The city manager must depend on the staff to complete the mission daily and give them the to tools to do that.” As well, the city manager sets the tone of leadership for the staff in attitude, service and work ethic.”

LARRY MCCONN Assistant City Administrator lmcconn@earlytx.net BRENDA KILGO City Secretary/Finance bkilgo@earlytx.net

BROWNWOOD CITY MANAGEMENT EMILY CRAWFORD City Manager ecrawford@ brownwoodtexas.gov TIM AIRHEART Assistant City Manager, Public Works tairheart@ brownwoodtexas.gov *alongside a management team that consists of about 25 department heads and managers

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Hometown Bundles of Joy Photography provided by Photos by Karina & Prince Prints 1. Thaddius Jordan Rose | Parents: Travis & Taylor Rose 2. Serena Roland | Parents: Chris & Elisa Roland 3. Carter Ratliff | Parents: Owen & Katie Ratliff 4. Stetson Skelton | Parents: Stephen & Kendi Skelton 5. Dawson Mata | Parents: Abel & Charlsa Mata 6. Jakson Hallum | Parents: Chance & Jessica Hallum 7. Haygen Carter | Parents: Jordan & Aspyn Carter 8. Cyrus Boykin | Parents: Emmit & Elizabeth Boykin

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P H I L A N T H R O PY

“A community in which adults with special needs work and live together in harmony striving to reach their full potential, and ultimately, creating family bonds and a rewarding quality of life.�

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Aldersgate Enrichment Center Words by Connie Lewis Leonard | Photography by Photos by Karina

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ldersgate Enrichment Center rests in an idyllic, pastoral setting of partially wooded ranchland three miles southeast of Early, Texas. It provides a safe haven where individuals with limited abilities can discover and develop their full intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual potential. The United Methodist Men envisioned a ministry for mentally challenged adults, and in 1987, the Central Texas Conference of United Methodists approved the development. The Brownwood Industrial Foundation presented Aldersgate Enrichment Center a deed to 150 for the new center in 1988.

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DID YOU KNOW?

From their morning devotions to your worship services, to their very own concerts, the Promise Singers are sure to bring the Holy Spirit alive. To Book the Promise Singers, please call 325-646-5608.

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Most of the 21 residents living on Aldersgate’s campus, as well as the 80 plus associates who live with family or on their own within the community, come from all over Texas, with a few from Oklahoma and Arkansas. Each resident is provided with a private, furnished bedroom with lavatory and satellite TV connection. Transportation is provided so resident associates may attend the church of their choice. They also have an opportunity to participate in the Aldersgate Kiwanis Aktion Club and to go bowling on selected Saturdays. The associates have many other planned recreational activities including sports, shopping, gardening and tending to animals. Every staff member and associate receives a free lunch during regular operating hours. The residents have a family-style dinner every evening in their

respective home. Rotating shifts provide staff availability at all times to cook, clean up and ensure that each resident has taken his or her medications. They also spend time with the residents in the evening teaching them certain life skills such as balancing a checkbook or proper table etiquette. However, there are many times that the residents themselves offer to cook the meal, and the staff merely observes to guarantee their safety. Most residents go visit family on holidays. The residential facilities close for holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, which gives the staff an opportunity to be home with their families. The few residents that do not have family may stay with friends or even travel with fellow residents for the holidays. Families may come and visit the campus at any time. They may use the small RV park on campus, which


also accommodates volunteer teams that come to graciously donate their time and talents on various projects around campus. An important part of the on-going Christian Ministry at Aldersgate are morning devotionals, Bible studies, emphasis on prayer, church attendance, visiting mission groups and basic Christian principles. Devotions, which are held at The Chapel on a Hill each morning at eight, may be led by a staff member, fellow associates or people in the community that have a heart for the kids. The devotions are structured much like a church service. The first 15 minutes are praise and worship, followed by a lesson from the Bible, and the last 15 minutes are prayer requests and praise reports. Prior to dismissal, the associates and staff circle up and pray for the day and the campus. The Promise Singers is a choir comprised of a very wonderful group of associates. Any associate who is interested in singing may be a part of the Promise Singers. From their morning devotions to your worship services, to their very own concerts,

the Promise Singers are sure to bring the Holy Spirit alive. To Book the Promise Singers, please call 325646-5608. Marshall Thornhill, Director of Development and Marketing, said, “We believe the purpose behind our group is not to be the most talented singers, but to share the love and joy that we have on Aldersgate with all who hear them. We have a lead singer, Anthony Williams, whose range is wide and the rest of our Promise Singers from more of a choir background. However, we have had Promise Singers with very distinct talents that we will showcase when they feel comfortable. For example, we had a young man that was an extremely talented guitar player, and I would make sure that he would get an opportunity to do a song a cappella when he felt comfortable doing so.� All of the associates work on campus with the exception of the road crews. These crews are responsible for picking up litter and landscaping state highways and roadside parks for Brown County as well as eight surrounding counties. For the majority

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of the time, the crew leader, who is a full-time staff member, will pick up his or her crew from their house in the mornings and go to their job site. Some associates come by public transportation, others are dropped off and some drive themselves. Aldersgate reaches out to the community in other ways. Thornhill said, “The Aldersgate Easter Eggstravaganza, held in 2016 and 2017, was an event that was very dear to our hearts. We noticed there was not an Easter Egg Hunt in our community that catered to special needs kids. Therefore, those kids often had to miss out or got very few eggs due to their disabilities. So, we planned our entire event around the special hunt. The event was held on Aldersgate’s campus and included the special hunt, an obstacle course run, an egg roulette tournament, an indoor carnival of games and prizes, and a special visit from Al the Aldersgate Easter Bunny. This event was sponsored by KOXE, The Kohler Co., The ARC of Brown County and the Barfield Foundation. We were very involved with the event this year, but we have given it up so that we can focus our time and efforts towards a new annual fundraiser.” Aldersgate has many great plans for the future. Thornhill said, “We are currently in the process of constructing the Tod Bishop Memorial Therapeutic Center based solely on contributions. Tod Bishop was one of our

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The Tod Bishop Memorial Therapeutic Center will be equipped with a weight training facility, private theater room, gym, and indoor pool.

most beloved associates. Tod came to us from the Baddour Center in Mississippi and never met a stranger! His loving hugs and infectious smile were what he was known for, and he had a knack for remembering names. He was one of the first residents to move into our assisted living facilities once they were built. Tragically, Tod passed away in December of 2016 from sudden heart failure. It was such a tragic loss, and our kids took it very hard. The Bishop family decided to use Tod’s savings to begin a dream project: to have a facility where our associates can have fellowship as well as improve their physical health. The Tod Bishop Memorial Therapeutic Center will be equipped with a weight training facility, private theater room, gym, and indoor pool. The expected completion date is late fall of 2018. We plan to have an open house at the completion of the center. We will offer walking tours, a BBQ lunch, and a special presentation by our associates. Donations are always welcome and can be made by visiting our website, www.aldersgate.org, or mailing a check to us with Tod Bishop Memorial Therapeutic Center in the memo. “I believe it is important to share that we are about 90% self-sufficient. We do not rely on handouts and donations to keep our doors open. We allot the majority of our donations to improvements of our campus for the associates.”

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GARDENING GUIDE

S U M M E R A N D FA L L G A R D E N I N G

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entral Texas sits in Zone 8a of the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone. Zones are based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones. Brownwood’s average minimum temperature is recorded at 10 - 15 degrees Fahrenheit. These zones are the standard by which gardeners can best determine which produce are likely to grow in their specific location. Fall is an exciting time for gardeners! As we approach winter, consider frost-susceptible vegetables that are tolerant such as eggplant, black-eyed peas, brussel sprouts and greens like spinach, swiss chard, even kale. Root vegetables are perfect to plant this time of year, think turnips, potatoes, carrots, and beets. This is also the time to plant herbs, so, get your basil, rosemary, parsley and mint seeds ready, just be sure to plant annuals (live only one season) or perennials (grow back from their root systems each year) apart from one another, so as to not disturb the soil when preparing for the annuals’ next season. In addition to produce, perennials, trees, and shrubs can all be successfully added to your landscape during this season. Each season offers an opportunity to learn and try again. See our Zone 8 gardening guide to see what’s in store for your inner gardener this time of year.

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GARDENING GUIDE

CEN T R A L T EX AS GA R DEN I NG GU I DE August - January

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Beans

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Beet

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Broccoli Mid Aug

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Cabbage Aug Oct - Mid Nov Carrot

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Cauliflower

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Kale

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Lettuce Sept

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Peas Sept Mid Oct - Mid Nov Spinach Sept - Mid Oct

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Squash Mid Aug - Mid Nov Black Eyed Peas

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Early Nov

Turnips Mid Oct Mid Nov Potatoes Early Aug October Carrots Mid Aug Mid Nov Beets Early Sept Mid Nov *Every vegetable it’s own window of opportunity for harvesting. Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly when is the best time to harvest. Use your best judgment and reep the rewards!

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HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS

377 Crossfit Box Wars 2018 Crossfit Brownwood 2909 Stephen F Austin Drive Brownwood, Texas February 3, 2018 ​Photography provided by CrossFit Brownwood 377 Box Wars is a regional CrossFit competition and fundraising event. 100% of the proceeds are gifted to a local family struggling from the medical expenses associated with childhood cancer. For this competition, large teams represented by participating gyms tally for a combined score, competing as a whole for the overall fittest athletes. All athletes collect individual sponsorships and are asked to complete three WODs (Workout of the Day). The top four go head-to-head in a final competition that adds to the team's total. This year's winner, CrossFit Stephenville, keeps bragging rights and the Box Wars 377 trophy until next year's competition. For more information www.crossfitbrownwood.com

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S P O R T S

SAMMY BURNETT COMES HOME

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Sammy Burnett has come home. Once a standout athlete for Brownwood High, he now hopes to bring the program back to the glory it once knew.

Words by Rick Mauch | Photography by Photos by Karina

"This means everything, being back," Burnett said. "Brownwood is my roots. It's where I built the foundation to be a productive adult." Burnett is a 1988 Brownwood High graduate, stood out in a variety of sports, most notably football and baseball. He later played center field for the baseball teams at Ranger Junior College and Texas Tech University, and earned a bachelor of science degree from Howard Payne. And now, he is the first BHS graduate to lead the program in the modern era. But the best teacher of all, he said, was Wood, who led Brownwood to seven state championships during his time at the school (1960-85).

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"He taught me how to be a young man. You were the example for the school, and he expected nothing else," Burnett said. "It wasn't for everybody, but those who chose to be a part were great because of it. Football was a byproduct of the best things you got from Coach Wood.� "There are no excuses. Don't look at the rocks. Look at a way around the rocks," said Coach Wood. Though he was never on a state championship team for Wood, during his four football seasons at Brownwood, Burnett's teams lost just five games and made the playoffs each season. The discipline he had as a player then is what he is counting on to turn the program around today. It's not as though the Lions have been terrible of late. In fact, they are playoff regulars. However, only once since 2012 have they won more than six games and gotten past the second round of the playoffs, going 11-3-1 in 2015. Their record in the other five seasons combined is 28-28 with four first-round playoff exits and one second-round dismissal. But, as School Board President Dr. Michael Cloy noted, the program has gone through several coach-

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es in recent years. He said it's nice to have a favorite son at the helm. "We have had somewhat of a coaching carousel for the past five years or so, good men for the job, but in the end the fit may not have been right. When we began the search the superintendent and board of trustees, as well as the search committee, felt a good deal of pressure to get this right," Cloy said. "In the end it came down to Coach Burnett's passion, his immediate familiarity with Brownwood and our school district, and his experience. He brings a wealth of knowledge from the multiple programs he has led and coached in, not only football, but all aspects of athletics and education. He said it best when he told the interviewing committee one of his highest aspirations is to win the Lone Star Cup in Division 4A for Brownwood ISD." As a baseball coach, Burnett won two state championships at Shiner St. Paul, along with taking Brenham to the state tournament, and posting a 24-0 regular season at Kemp. "I thought I was going to be a college baseball coach until I changed directions and became a foot-


ball coach to become an A.D.," he said. Burnett came to Brownwood after being the head football coach and athletic director at Farmersville since 2012. His teams were 58-32 there, and he was named Dave Campbell's 2013 Class 3A Coach of the Year after leading them to an 11-2 record. He was also the first recipient of the Kyle Crews Memorial Scholarship and has earned a Coca-Cola National Educator of Distinction Award. Burnett encourages athletes to participate in multiple sports, like he did. He simply loved competing, and he said it helped him better understand a multitude of challenging situations in life. "When it's crunch time, you want the kid that's competed longer," he said. "I tell coaches if you force a kid to make a decision, you've got a 50 percent chance it won't turn out your way." Another major influence in Burnett's life was his mother, Linda Burnett, who passed away in 2016. She was an educator in the Brownwood School District for over three decades. He said he has worked to honor her with his life decisions.

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"She impacted many people. So many of the positive things I have in my life came from how she impacted me," he said. "She knew this was a goal of mine, and I know she's proud of me. People who know us both see my mother in me, and I'm proud of that.” He continues, "She was truly a Christian person. She worked two jobs so we had what we needed, even my cap and gown to graduate in. I saw how responsible she was among females and males in the community, and it made such an impression on me." Not only does Burnett work to impress what he learned on his players, but on every student he can - especially on his and wife Kathleen’s four children ranging in age from 6 to 25. This is not the first time Burnett has tried to return to his alma mater. In fact, after trying several times previously, he began to wonder if it was meant to be. "Everything is done in the Lord's time. The timing just wasn't right before," he said. "I told my wife if it doesn't happen this time it's probably not in the Lord's plans." But apparently it was, and he's not the only one who's happy it came to be. "His success as an athletic director and coach stand alone, but when combined with his background as a Brownwood Lion, it is a unique opportunity for great-

ness," said Brownwood Superintendent Dr. Joe Young. "Coach Burnett’s experience and high levels of excellence in multiple sports will help all our Lions and Lady Lions programs excel.” Young explains, "The attention to detail and the high levels of motivation since he arrived are impressive. He is surrounding himself with great men and women coaches who are going to bring exciting days to Brownwood in the upcoming years." Burnett admits winning is not easy, either in competition or real life. He does, however, have a formula he learned from Wood that, when applied, makes for success. The four steps include coaches believing in each other, coaches in believing in their players, players believing in coaches, and players believing in each other. "I build programs that don't know direction. It's my job to put desire in them, and it's their job to maintain that desire while they're playing, in the classroom, at work, wherever they are," Burnett said. And while a popular saying is you can never go home, Cloy said this situation is proving that statement wrong. "In this case I believe it was time for Brownwood ISD to bring one of it's own back home," Cloy said. "Coach Sammy Burnett was really the perfect fit, and the timing was simply just right for the coach to come home."

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HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS

Third Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration Center Avenue in Downtown Brownwood May 4th from 5:00pm – 10:00pm Photography provided by Down Home Digital Hosted by the Arts Council of Brownwood, the increasingly popular event drew in some 5,000 guests for this local, outdoor fiesta. Activities included food and vendors, as well as kid friendly games, live music and dancing. Free performances at the Lyric Theatre featured Austin's Mariachi Los Toros and San Antonio's Guadalupe Dance Company, as well as live performances by Art.Music.People in Pat Coursey Park and demonstrations in the streets by several local organizations, including the Matachines de Sta. María Reina de la Paz. For more information visit www.brownwoodartscouncil.org.

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A CIRCLE OF VALOR Central Texas Veterans Memorial Words by Peggy Purser Freeman | Photography by LP Taylor Photography

How do we respond to this much bravery, love for country, love for freedom?

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he words engraved on the World War I granite monument echo through the centuries. Standing there, you can't help but ask, “How do I respond to this much bravery, love for country, love for freedom?” The good folks in Brownwood decided to add to and build eleven more monuments to all Veterans. Then on May 19, 2018, four of the twelve tablets were destroyed. Devastated, the community clicked on the news and saw the smashed stones and asked, “Why? How did this happen?” It must have been a difficult sight for those who worked to create this beautiful monument. Thankfully, the almost onehundred-year-old monument donated by the Brownwood High School Class of 1921 stills stands. It's the tallest in its new location within Camp Bowie’s 36th Division War Memorial Park as part of the Central Texas Veterans Memorial (CTVM).

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DID YOU KNOW? 259 Veterans from Brown County have given the ultimate sacrifice in World War I and the wars following.

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Dr. Steve Kelly and the Central Texas Veterans Memorial Committee immediately went to work to replace the damaged tablets. Like the Veterans whose valor we celebrate, these memorials rise from the ashes once again to honor all. The shattered granite from the original tablets is being auctioned off to those who believe in their sacrifice, those who will not let their lives be forgotten. “The Veterans Memorial project began in 1944 and was reactivated in 1998,” Dr. Kelly explained. “Special honor is given to the 259 Veterans from Brown County who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I and all those after that war.” Brown County lost 39 soldiers in World War I, 198 in World War II, eight in the Korean War, 11 in the Vietnam War, and three in the war on terrorism following September 11, 2001. “I have a lot of families who have served,” Joyce Leidig said, “including my son, Dad and my ex-husband. There's a lot of 'heart and love' in the names written on the tablets. Judge Ernest Cadenhead organized, incorporated and

accomplished our 501(c)3 non-profit status. Then, he re-organized a Board of Directors (BOD). He asked me to serve on the BOD around 2005.” Joyce credits the past president of the CTVM BOD, Dr. Steve Kelly, with much of the current work on the project. “So many have worked to accomplish this,” Dr. Kelly said. “I think to single out a few would not do justice to all who have worked so hard. The current board got it accomplished, but so many in our community worked for years toward the same goal. So many of our local Gold Star Families took time to establish this memorial and rebuild it. I can’t imagine what they go through on a daily basis. Two of our soldiers left young sons without a dad (both sons were under two years of age when their dad died). One Marine had just married. Now, his parents have not only lost their son but will never have the joy of grandchildren. That’s just three of the 259. I know one soldier who was killed in Vietnam, his sister grieved until her death just last year. To me, that is the


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The community is coming together to quickly get the damaged memorials replaced.

“To those men from Brown County w h o r e n d e r e d va l i a n t s e r v i c e i n t h e W o r l d Wa r . W h o f e a r e d n o t; w h o believed in the sacred principles upon which this republic is founded; w h o p r e f e r r e d d e at h t o s l av e ry; who signified a willingness to g i v e t h e i r l i v e s a n d p e r p e t u at e d e m o c r a c y, t h i s m o n u m e n t i s r e v e r e n t ly d e d i c at e d .” 74

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story about Central Texas Veterans Memorial—the families whose son, daughter, husband, wife, brother, or sister gave their life defending the freedoms we enjoy.” The seventy-five-foot diameter circle is impressive, however, the words on each of the tablets far surpass anything words can express. We ask again, “How do I respond?” One tablet honors all Veterans, especially the 259 Veterans from Brown County who made the ultimate sacrifice from World War I and forward. Four granite tablets list the names of our 259 local heroes. Camp Bowie is recognized on a tablet as the most significant historical event in the history of Brown County. Another tablet honors the Fighting 36th Infantry Division, Texas National Guard, which became an elite infantry division in World War II with more days of combat than any other infantry division. The tablet honoring Major General Fred Walker, who was the commanding general of the 36th Division in World War II, represents all officers from Brown County. He served with the Thirteenth Infantry Regiment in the Philippines and under General John J. Pershing in Mexico. At the beginning of World War I, Walker was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for exceptional gallantry in combat. From September 1941 to July 1944, Walker commanded the 36th Texas Infantry Division. Walker was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his leadership and the Distinguished Service Cross


with Oak Leaf Cluster for his part in the Italian campaign. The tablet that represents all enlisted men—including all who returned from war with PTSD, also honors Commando Charles Kelly, Congressional Medal of Honor winner who was called a 'one-man army' during the Second World War. In one battle, the tough but shy kid, Charles "Commando" Kelly single-handedly defended an ammunition dump and emerged without injuries. However, with peacetime came a string of bad-luck, ill-health and financial misfortune. Lonely, friendless and without a job, Kelly represents the forgotten hero, those who deserved better from the country they served. Other tablets in the circle recognize the Lost 36th Division Battalion on Java and another Lost 36th Division Battalion in France. Since 198 of the 259 fatal casualties occurred during World War II, the CTVM's focus is on

World War II. “The last granite tablet honors Colonel Jack Bradley who was Brownwood's most decorated combat Veteran. Jack Bradley earned credit for fifteen confirmed enemies destroyed in aerial combat and his squadron ranked first in WWII with seventy confirmed. Bradley was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and was inducted into the American Combat Airmen's Hall of Fame in 1999. In addition to the granite tablets and monuments, many plaques are placed in the area to honor Veterans from the Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The memorial park’s newest acquisition, a refurbished Korean War-era jeep, is parked just adjacent to the memorial. The 36th Division Memorial Park and the Central

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Texas Veterans Memorial are located next to the Brownwood Regional Medical Center and the Brownwood Veterans Outpatient Clinic on Memorial Park Drive in Brownwood. A handicapped-accessible sidewalk leads to the VA Clinic and Brownwood Regional Medical Center with handicap parking. The destroyed tablets are quickly being replaced. When you visit the memorial, you too may find yourself asking, “How do I respond to this bravery, love for country, and love for freedom?” The answer is—don't forget! Keep the memory of their sacrifice alive. “Memorials are important for this generation and more important for generations to come. They tell a story,” Dr. Kelly said. Harold Stieber, current president of the CTVM BOD, said, “The board is committed to replacing the tablets engraved with the names of Brown County’s war dead to make sure those names are not forgotten.” Joyce Leidig added, “Our veterans need to be remembered. We need everyone's help.”

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AUTO DEALERS Big Country Ford Lincoln Mercury 500 West Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

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CAMPS

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CEMETERIES

191 Starr Lane, Brownwood, TX 76801

Eastlawn Memorial Park, Inc.

(325) 721-1230

1921 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-9125


CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE Brownwood Jaycees P.O. Box 969, Brownwood, TX 76804

(325) 998-7340

Coleman County Chamber of Commerce 218 Commercial Ave., Coleman, TX 76834

(325) 625-2163 www.colemantexas.org

Early Chamber of Commerce 104 E. Industrial Drive, Early, TX 76802

(325) 649-9317 www.earlychamber.com

Mills County Chamber of Commerce 1003 Fisher St., Goldthwaite, TX 76844

(325) 648-3619 www.goldthwaite.biz

Santa Anna Chamber of Commerce 704 Wallis Ave., Santa Anna,TX 76801

(325) 348-3535

CHILD CARE Little Dude Ranch 1601 Stewart St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-8877 www.littledudeonline.com

Pearl Griffin Memorial Latch Key Program 2411 Coggin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-2138 www.latchkeyprogram.org

CHIMNEY SWEEP Chimney Pro and Pool Pro 1902 Bundrant Drive, Killeen, TX 76543-3255

(254) 519-3435

CHIROPRACTORS Heartland Chiropractic 801 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

(325) 641-2541 www.325BACK.com

CHURCHES

CLOTHING STORES

CONSTRUCTION

Krischke CPA, PC

Factory Connection

AIM Stucco & Plastering LLC

(325) 646-6576

300 Early Blvd., Ste 34, Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-4218 www.factory-connection.com

Glamour Shop 405-411 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-2633

Leon River Mercantile 420 Early Blvd., Early, Texas 76802

(325) 646-8700 www.leonriver.com

That Crane Store 112 W. Anderson, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 642-9240

COFFEE SHOPS Common Grounds Coffee House & Deli 2208 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-3354

COLLECTIBLES

P.O. Box 489, Brownwood, TX 76804

Concho Valley Foundation Repair 3317 N. Chadbourne, San Angelo, TX

(325) 643-3410 www.brownwoodartscouncil.org

Gridiron Heroes/Texas Heritage Bowl

(325) 673-7899

Brownwood, TX 76804

Ryan Construction 9500 CR 270, Zephyr, TX 76890

(325) 739-5821

(512) 409-5277 www.texasheritagebowl.com

Tunnell Construction, Roofing, Water/Fire Restoration

DAY SPA

716 Main, Blanket, TX 76432

Fancy’s Day Spa

(325) 642-7540 www.tunnellconstruction.com

402 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

Waldrop Construction Co. Inc. 3208 4th, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-9106 www.fancysdayspa.com

DENTISTS

(325) 646-2529 www.waldropconstruction.com

Aspen Dental 507 W. Commerce St., Brownwood, TX 76801

Texas Rock Crusher Railway

Avenue Dental

(325) 998-5783

COMMUNITY GARDEN Brownwood Area Community Garden 1514 Dublin St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-9029

COMPUTERS SALES & SERVICE Apollo Computers Inc. 611 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

(325) 643-8184 www.acisolution.com

Legacy IT 311 N. Center Suite 200, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-1961 www.LegacyIT.net

204 W. 8th St., Brownwood, TX 76801

1206 Looney St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-5105 www.tnwcorporation.com

(325) 649-9600

Evans, Rick, DDS

CONVENIENCE STORES & GAS STATIONS

511 E. Adams St., Brownwood, TX 76801

4301 Danhil Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-6518 www.ingramconcrete.com

Pruett Concrete & Construction, LLC 3121 Shady Oaks Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 642-4598 www.pruettconcrete.com

(325) 692-8200 www.scstores.com

Johnson, Robert, DDS

PF&E Oil Company dba Food Plaza 3805 Hwy 377 S., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-1584 www.pfeoilco.com

(325) 646-7823

2600 Coggin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-4622

Smile Crafters 3709 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

Better Days Counseling & Consulting (713) 447-3255

(325) 646-0516 www.smilecrafterstexas.com

Smile Doctors Braces

Taylor Clinic, The

2414 Crockett Drive, Brownwood, TX 76804

(325) 646-2515

205 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 649-4357 www.thetaylorclinic.com

DEVELOPERS

CPA’S & TAX SERVICES 205 N. Fisk, Brownwood, TX 76801

105 Southpark Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

Kirkland, Kyle, DDS

COUNSELING

(325) 646-0466 juliataylorcpa.com

Goodwin, Robert, DDS (325) 646-3755

3457 Curry Lane, Abilene, TX 79606

Julia Taylor, CPA

2601 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-1561

3004 Coggin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

Delek U.S. dba 7-Eleven

1001 Belle Plain St., Brownwood , Texas 76801

Ingram Concrete, LLC

(325) 646-8569 www.unionpresbrownwood.org

Arts Council of Brownwood

(214) 707-6957 www.avalonhomestx.com

2101 CR 381, Early, TX 76802

Cross Community Church

700 Fisk Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

3002 Asbury, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 510-3023

CONCRETE & PAVING

Union Presbyterian Church (PC U.S.A.)

Avalon Custom Homes

CULTURAL & EVENTS

CONTRACT SERVICES

(325) 646-1506 www.cogginchurch.org

www.crosscommunitychurch.net

1011 Santa Clara Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 200-8644

Jomio and Rueliete’s Cards and Comics

Coggin Avenue Baptist Church 1815 Coggin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

201 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

King’s Point Cove 6284 FM 2632, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 784-8000 www.kingspointcove.com

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LeeCo Properties Inc. 3501 Billy Hext Road, Odessa, TX 79765

Tarleton State University - Small Business Development Center

DISCOUNT STORES

(325) 646-7299 www.tsusbdc.org

Wal-Mart #813

Texas Massage Academy

(432) 550-0073

105 N. Stockton St., Granbury, TX 76048

Waco.GoboEntertainment.com P.O. Box 1842, Brownwood, TX 76804

(512) 522-5365 www.waco.goboentertainment.com

(325) 643-9727

(325) 646-4272 www.texasmassageacademy.com

FARM & RANCH PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

DRY CLEANERS

Victory Life Academy

Ag-Mart/Nelson Wholesale

401 W. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

Comet Cleaners & Laundry 1514 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-8248

Stieber Enterprises, Inc. Wilson Cleaners & Laundry 907 N. Fisk, Brownwood, Texas 76801

(325) 646-9627 www.wilsoncleanersandlaundry.com

400 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76804

901 CC Woodson Road, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-2223 www.victorylifeacademybrownwood.org

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS & SUPPLIES Elliott Electric Supply Co. 4300 Danhil Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

EDUCATION & TRAINING

(325) 646-6566

Brownwood ISD

Grimsley Electric, Inc.

2707 Southside Drive, Brownwood, TX 76804

(325) 643-5644 www.brownwoodisd.org

Cross Classical Academy 700 Fisk Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

www.crossclassicalacademy.com

Dale Carnegie of West Texas & Western Oklahoma 10309 Indiana Avenue, Suite B, Lubbock, TX 79423

(806) 355-5033 www.dalecarnegie.com

Damsel in Defense - Nancy Ervin, Independent Damsel Pro Brownwood, TX 76804

(325) 998-3167 www.mydamselpro.net/PRO5726

Education Service Center - Region 15 P.O. Box 1671, Brownwood, TX 76804

(325) 998-5237

Heart of Texas Christian Women’s Job Corps 2410 Coggin Ave.,Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-3566

Weldon Wilson Electric, Inc. 4507 Danhil Drive,Brownwood, TX 76801

1611 Coggin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-8170

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES (325) 641-8583 www.demandstaff.com

819 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

(325) 643-3735 www.responsiveed.com

Ranger College 300 Early Blvd., Ste. 105, Early, TX 76802

(325) 641-5726 www.rangercollege.edu 84

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Tractor Supply Company

A World for Children

(325) 643-2256 www.tractorsupply.com

Easyfinancial Services 1214 Looney, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-6500

Painter & Johnson Financial

Lifeguard Ambulance Service

1200 Looney St., Brownwood, TX 76801

Personnel Services of Brownwood 3665 US Hwy. 377 South, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-1238 www.psstaffing.com

EVENT PLANNING The Vault 113 E. Baker St., Brownwood, Texas 76804

(325) 998-0789

505 Fisk Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

FOSTER CARE

Brown County Sheriff ’s Office

(325) 646-2525

FLORISTS

(325) 646-3833

(325) 643-2544 www.edwardjones.com

1050 W. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

400 S. Broadway, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-4928 www.heartoftexasflooring.com

5600 FM 45 South, Brownwood, TX 76801

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Brownwood Police Department

Heart of Texas Flooring

(325) 646-9595 www.davisfloralco.com

Edward Jones

(325) 646-5510

(325) 646-8123

Richmon Farm Supply, Inc.

(325) 643-3110

1050 W. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

2627 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

Davis Floral Co.

(512) 965-3907

FINANCIAL SERVICES

3500 HWY 279, Brownwood, TX 76801

Brownwood Decorating

15000 Hwy 183 N, May, TX 76857

Pecan Valley Electric Company, Inc.

(325) 641-0564

Howard Payne University

Premier High School

Burns Ranch

2104 Fisk, Brownwood. TX 76801

Demand Staff, Inc.

1000 Fisk Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-3636

315 A East Commerce St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-1788

(325) 649-8020 www.hputx.edu

2400 Highway 377 South, Brownwood, TX 76801

FLOOR COVERING

500 Main St., Brownwood, TX 76801

1309 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 641-1055 www.awfc.org

New Horizons 2222 HWY 377, Suite 5, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-2264 www.newhorizonsinc.com

FUEL & OIL DISTRIBUTORS P. F. & E. Oil Company 3805 Hwy 377 S., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-2959

(325) 646-1584 www.pfeoil.com

Insurance Specialists/ Voya Financial Advisors

FUNERAL HOMES

201 W. Adams, Brownwood, TX 76801

201 N. Fisk Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-5080 www.brownwoodadvisors.com

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service 1419 Austin Avenue, Brownwood, Texas 76801

(855) 816-1040 www.jacksonhewitt.com

Strong Business Solutions, LLC 310 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-8969

FIRE/WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION ServiceMaster by A-Town Hi-Tech 4402 S. Danville Dr., Abilene, TX 79605

(325) 692-0500

Blaylock Funeral Home 1914 Indian Creek Road, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 203-4027

Brownwood Funeral Home 2512 Belle Plain St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-5551 www.brownwoodfuneralhome.net

Davis Morris Funeral Home 800 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-5555 www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com

Heartland Funeral Home & Cremation Service 303 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-9424 www.heartlandfuneralhome.net


FURNITURE & APPLIANCES Southwest Appliance 100 CC Woodson Road, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-8773 www.brownwoodsouthwestappliance.com

GARAGE DOORS Overhead Door Company 608 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

(325) 643-4996

GIFT SHOP Early Blooms & Things 504 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

(325) 641-1803 www.earlybloomsandthings.com

The Brownwood Store 600 E. Depot St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-9535 www.brownwoodchamber.org

GLASS - AUTO Auto Glass Magic 100 N. Main St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-9789

Brownwood Municipal Development District 501 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-9600 www.brownwoodbusiness.com

City of Brownwood

501 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 646-5775 www.brownwoodtexas.gov

Congressman Mike Conaway 501 Centar Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

The Rage - Salon and Day Spa 1601-A Coggin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

1104 Early Blvd. Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-0668 www.pateshardware.com

Texas Custom Interiors

Weakley-Watson Ace Hardware

(325) 203-2443 www.texascustominteriors.com

1414 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

State Representative Mike Lang

HEALTH & NUTRITION

Texas Juvenile Justice Department

800 FM 3254, Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 641-4240 www.tjjd.texas.gov

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas 2202 Hwy 377 S., Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 646-1591 www.workforcesystem.org

GRAPHIC DESIGN

909 North Fisk, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-7017

919 Early Blvd. Suite 2B, Early, TX 76802

(325) 641-2796 www.earlyivw.com

3804 Hwy 377 South, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-5167 www.accelhealthcare.org

(325) 643-1023 www.brownwoodcountryclub.com

The Hideout Golf Club 185 Hideout Lane, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 784-4653 www.thehideoutgolfclub.com

(325) 510-3370

801 Early Blvd. Suite 200, Early, Texas 76802

S&R Make Readies, LLC

2504 Crockett Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

309 Main St., Blanket, TX 76432

(325) 642-2576 www.centerpointinspection.com

Hendrick Health System 2401 Crockett Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 670-6402 www.ehendrick.org

Hair Nation The Barber Beauty Shop

(325) 643-1983 www.BRMC-Cares.com

302 E. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76804

Melda’s Elite Cuts 1500 Beaver St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-2383

(325) 949-5722 www.rivercresthospital.com

35th District Court Judge

Nathana’s Tanning & Hair Studio

The Wellness Center

106 S. Broadway, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-2145 www.nathanas.com

205 Center Avenue, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 642-4164

Central Texas Home Inspections P.O. Box 1523, Brownwood, TX 76804

One Source Express Care Clinic

GOVERNMENT & CITY OFFICES

(254) 485-0212

Center Point Inspection Services, PLLC

(325) 646-0295 www.davita.com/

1636 Hunters Glen Road, San Angelo, TX, 76901

1743 CR 182, Stephenville, TX 76401

HOME INSPECTION

2511 Crockett Drive, Brownwood, TX 76804

River Crest Hospital

(325) 646-1987

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Brownwood Dermatology

(325) 430-0829

200 South Broadway St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-5525 www.kindredathome.com

HAIR & NAIL SALONS 201 Adams Street Suite D, Brownwood, TX 76804

Kindred at Home Home Health 118 Southpark Drive Suite D, Brownwood, TX 76801

Affordacare

Davita Brownwood

300 East Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-4900 www.cmshomehealth.com

(325) 643-4999 www.bradyhealthcareservices.com

AccelHealth

Brookshire’s Food Store

5875 CR 225, Brownwood, TX 76801

1102 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

Jordan Health Care

HEALTHCARE

(325) 646-2929

United Supermarkets

403 N. Main , Brownwood, TX 76801

3657 HWY 377 S., Brownwood, TX 76801

GROCERY STORES (325) 643-2234 www.brookshires.com

Carter Healthcare

CMS Health Care Inc.

Innovation Wellness Health Spa

Brownwood Glass & Mirror

1400 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

HOME HEALTH CARE (325) 430-2453 www.carterhealthcare.com

Honey Bee Natural Foods

(325) 430-0000

Brownwood Country Club

3510 Hwy. 377 S., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-0536

(325) 642-5851 www.facebook.com/doodlebugdes

GOLF & COUNTRY CLUBS

HOME BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS

Pate’s Hardware, Inc.

Doodlebug Designs by Rowonna McNeely

1609 Coggin, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 793-3400 ww.westtexasrehab.org

HARDWARE

GLASS PLATE, MIRROR, DOOR (325) 646-7575

4601 Hartford, Abilene, TX 79605

(325) 643-3920

(325) 646-1950 www.conaway.house.gov

1400 Congress Ave., Austin,TX 78701 (512) 463-0656

West Texas Rehabilitation Center

(325) 998-4663 www.centraltexashomeinspections.com

HOSPICE CARE Interim Healthcare Hospice 120 South Park Drive, Suite B, Brownwood, TX, 76801

(325) 643-1113 www.interimhealthcare.com

Kindred at Home Hospice 2400 Crockett Drive, Suite 300, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-5718 www.gentiva.com

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HOSPITALS Brownwood Regional Medical Center 1501 Burnet Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

Landmark Life Insurance Co. 5750 South CR 225, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-6579 www.landmarklife.com

(325) 646-8541 www.brmc-cares.com

Larry Holder Insurance

Oceans Behavioral Hospital Abilene

(325) 646-7526 www.larryholder.net

4225 Woods Place, Abilene, TX 79602

(325) 691-0030

HUNTING Warren Ranch

1203 Coggin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

Lenzi Insurance Agency, LLC 2800 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 643-1583

2949 PR 1342, Santa Anna, TX 76878

www. agents.farmers.com/tx/brownwood/ kelli-lenzi

ICE CREAM

Matthew Williams State Farm Agency

Erma Jean’s Place

(325) 646-6288

(325) 624-5531

510 Cordell St., Brownwood, TX 76801

3600 HWY 377 S, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 642-3284

Porter Insurance Agency

Poppy’s Sweets N Treats

(325) 646-9586 www.porterins.com

710 W. Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 430-3689

Show Cones 1115 Belle PLain St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 260-9566

INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES & SERVICES Centex Hydraulic Service & Supply 1403 A Blake Drive, Brownwood, TX 76804

(254) 638-3215

Ratliff Steel Company 2910 Stephen F Austin, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 600-4264 www.ratliffsteel.com

Starr Sales 1511 Drisco Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

100 N. Fisk, Brownwood, TX 76801

Robnett Integra Insurance Services

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Jennifer W. Broughton Attorney at Law

NextLink Enterprises

(325) 646-9800 www.jwblawyer.com

95 Parker Oaks Lane, Hudson Oaks, TX 76087 (817) 304-5428 nxlink.com

INVESTMENT SERVICES Edward Jones 1105 Riverside Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

115 S. Broadway, Brownwood, TX 76801

Lappe & Lappe Attorneys at Law 404 N. Fisk, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-3322 www.lappelaw.com

Law Offices of Jason M. Johnson 315 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-2777 www.jasonjohnsonlaw.com

(325) 646-9795

State Farm Insurance - Mike Hall Agency

(325) 643-6278

807 Center Ave Suite C, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-8600 www.mikehallinsurance.com

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Co. 2450 Hwy. 377 S, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-5516 www.txfb-ins.com

600 Fisk Avenue #134, Brownwood, TX 76801

INTERIOR DESIGN 500 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-3399

INTERNET SECURITY Cyber Watchtower 6860 N. Dallas Pkwy., Suite 200, Plano, TX 75024

(512) 766-0378 www. cyberwatchtower.com

205 N. Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

Morelock, Scott A., Attorney 207 N. Fisk, Brownwood, TX 76804

1200 CC Woodson Road, Brownwood, TX 76801

Tom F. Duren, Attorney at Law

Dust Busters

(325) 643-5877

6601 CR 103, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 217-3547

Texas-Clean

405 East Adams, Brownwood, TX 76801

211 South Broadway, Brownwood, TX 76801

Woodley & Dudley, Lawyers 707 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-7685 www.woodleydudley.net

(325) 642-2779 www.texas-clean.com

LENDERS

JEWELERS

Affiliated Bank

Syndgar Trading Company

(325) 642-8347 www.affiliatedbank.com

101 Tall Oak, Brownwood, TX 76804

AFLAC

(325) 643-1600 www.farmersagent.com/eharriss

500 Fisk Ave., Brownwood TX 76801 (325) 646-4696 www.harrisbb.com

Brownwood Janitorial & Fire Extinguisher Supply

Joe Sheppard Designs

2421 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

309 N. Fisk, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-2821 www.haynesfirm.com

(325) 646-4578 www.smithandsharpeins.com

201 W. Adams, Brownwood, TX 76801

1412 Custer Road, Brownwood, TX 76801

Farmers Insurance - Harriss Insurance Agency

Haynes Law Firm, P.C.

JANITORIAL SERVICE & SUPPLIES

Smith & Sharpe Agencies

VRC Technologies, Inc.

(325) 641-2255 www.aflac.com

Harris Broadband L.P.

LEGAL SERVICES

(325) 641-1677

(325) 646-2886 www.robnettintegra.com

(325) 642-7119

105 W. Anderson St., Brownwood, TX 76801

1018 W. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801 1-800-643-3246 www.echowibb.com

P.O. Box 102, Brownwood, TX 76804

(325) 647-6703

Mark T. Bessent, Attorney at Law

Willis Insurance

INSURANCE

Echo Wireless Broadband

Top Cut Lawn Care

(325) 641-2777 www.edwardjones.com

508 Main St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-2524 www.starrsales.com

(325) 643-8038 www.vrctexas.com

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS

(310) 722-6084 www. syndgardelights.com

LAWN CARE Brasher & Co. 508 Garmon Drive, Early, TX 76802

(325) 642-2415 www.brasherco.com

Rent-A-Ruminant 15201 County Road 129, Brownwood, TX 76801

(469) 863-3476 www.rentaruminant.com/texas.html

305 N. Center, Brownwood, TX 76801

AgTexas Farm Credit Services 3145 W. Washington, Stephenville, TX 76401

(254) 965-3151

Cash Store 310 W. Commerce St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-1757

Central Texas Farm Credit 1026 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

(325) 643-5563 www.ranchmoney.com


LIBRARY

MARINAS

Comfort Inn

Rufus F. Hardin Museum, Inc.

204 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

Brownwood Public Library

(325) 641-3400 www.comfortinn.com

1009 Hall St., Brownwood, TX 76801

US Dock’s Wild Duck Marina (325) 784-7100 www.us-dock.com

Flagship Inn

MUSIC STORES

LIQUOR STORES

MEDIA

(325) 784-7656 www.flagshipinntx.com

Brady Music

Depot Liquor Beer & Wine

KBWD/KOXE Brown County Broadcasting

Hampton Inn

(325) 456-5130 www.bradymusicstore.com

600 Carnegie St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-0155 www.brownwoodpubliclibrary.com

1001 Vine St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-3500

MANUFACTURERS 3M Company 4501 Highway 377 South, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-3551 www.mmm.com

Airtite Products 4008 S. Treadaway, Abilene, TX 79602

(325) 672-5774 www.airtiteproducts.com

Barr Fabrication 4501 Danhil Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-2277 www.barrfabrication.com

DanHil Containers II, Limited 4500 Danhil Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-2009 www.danhilcontainers.com

Diamond P Enterprise 3300 Milam Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

320 High Top St., Brownwood, TX 76801

300 Carnegie St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-3505 www.koxe.com

KTAB KRBC TV 4510 S. 14th St., Abilene, TX 79601

(325) 643-2661

Performance Pipe, Inc. 1400 Drisco Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

4420 N. Clack St., Abilene, TX 79601

(325) 677-2281 www.ktxs.com

KXVA-TV 4127 S. Danville, Abilene, TX 79605

(325) 672-5606 www.myfoxzone.com

KYOX 94.3 ‘’The Ox’’ 218 N. Austin, Comanche, TX 76442

(325) 356-3090 www.kyoxfm.com

600 Fisk St., Brownwood, TX 76801

MEDICAL SPA Creative Image Laser Solutions 3661 Hwy. 377 South, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-1927 www.creativeimagelasersolutions.com

(325) 646-6561 www.performancepipe.com

Timeless You

Superior Essex

(325) 646-1616 www.timelessyou.net

2900 Morris Sheppard Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

101-A Southpark Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-8591 www.superioressex.com

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Wright Asphalt Products Co., LLC

Choice Medical Supply

1505 Custer Road, Brownwood, TX 76801

101-D South Park Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-7175

(325) 641-9411

MAPS

MEETING FACILITIES

Texas Trails Maps

Brownwood Coliseum

207 E. Main, Llano, TX 78643

(325) 247-5183

Brownwood Music Company

Heart of Texas Baptist Camp & Conference Center

(325) 646-1365 www.brownwoodmusic.net

201 W. Baker, Brownwood, TX 76801

Holiday Inn & Suites

(325) 646-3535 www.wendleebroadcasting.com

4601 Hwy 377 S, Brownwood, TX 76801

1103 Riverside Dr., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-1122 www.hamptoninn1.hilton.com

KTXS(ABC) Television / KTXE (San Angelo) / NTXS(CW) / KTES(MeTV)

Ethos Pet Nutrition

Kohler Company

1906 S. Bridge St., Brady, TX 76825

8025 N. FM 2125, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-5629 www.diamondpenterprises.com

(325) 600-4202 www.ethospet.com

8875 HWY 279, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 692-4242 www.bigcountryhomepage.com

Wendlee Broadcasting, KXYL-AM/ FM, KQBZ-FM, KSTA-AM

3101 Stephen F. Austin, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 642-4745 www.rufusfhardinmuseum.org

500 E. Baker, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-3586

(325) 784-5821 www.heartoftexcascamp.com

NATURAL GAS & PROPANE

504 W. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-8085 www.hiexpress.com/brownwoodtx

Bob’s Fuels, Inc. 1107 W. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-7571 www.bobsfuelsinc.com

Stagecoach Station Venues 400 Old Comanche Rd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 200-8198 www.stagecoachstationvenues.com

Hill Gas, Inc.

Texas 4-H Conference Center

(325) 646-6116 www.hillgas.com

4650 HWY 183N, Brownwood, TX 76802

5600 FM 3021, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 784-5482 www.texas4hcenter.tamu.edu

NEWSPAPERS Brownwood Bulletin

MONUMENTS & ENGRAVING

700 Carnegie St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-2541 www.brownwoodtx.com

Sterling Monument Co. 2701 S. Hwy 377, Brownwood, TX 76801

NURSERIES

(325) 641-5701 www.sterlingmonument.com

Trees Forever Nursery, LLC

MORTGAGE LENDERS

3803 Hw. 377 South, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-8234

Texana Bank 301 N. Fisk Avenue, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 600-4653

NURSING HOMES

MOVING & BOXES

1105 Fitzgerald, Bangs, TX 76823

Bangs Nursing Home (325) 752-6321 www.savaseniorhealthcare.com

Leach Brothers Mfg. Co. & U-Haul 210 N. Main, Brownwood, TX 76801

Brownwood Nursing and Rehabilitation

(325) 646-9301

MUSEUMS

101 Miller Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-9555

Brown County Museum of History

CARE Nursing & Rehabilitation

212 N. Broadway St., Brownwood, TX 76801

200 CR 616, Brownwood, TX 76802

(325) 643-1373 www.browncountyhistory.org/bcmoh.h.html

Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum 700 E. Adams, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-6376 www.ci.brownwood.tx.us

(325) 646-5521 www.carenursingcenter.com

Cross Country Healthcare Center 1514 Indian Creek Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-6529 www.seniorlivingproperties.com

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Songbird Lodge

US Senator Ted Cruz

2500 Songbird Creek, Brownwood, TX 76801

300 E. 8th, Suite 961, Austin, TX 78701

OFFICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

PARTY RENTALS & SUPPLIES

Advantage Office Products

(325) 646-4750

220 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-2345 www.youradvantageonline.com

Kirbo’s Office Systems 3005 Hwy 377 S.,Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-3383 www.kirbos.com

Print Solutions 211 West Baker St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-3446 www.GoToPrintSolutions.com

OFFICE SPACES Brownwood Enterprises, LLC 114 Center, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-3494 www.brownwoodoffices.com

(512) 916-5834

Brownwood Family Care Tamara Cox MD

Black Plumbing, Inc.

(325) 646-7779 www.greenacresrental.com

PEST CONTROL Andy’s Pest Troopers Inc. 1025 W. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-2571 www.andyspesttroopers.com

Crysler’s Pest Control P.O. Box 743, Brownwood, TX 76804

(325) 647-5068 www.cryslerspestcontrol.com

PHARMACIES Best Med, Inc.

Comolli & Ethridge, Optometrists

3800 Hwy 377 S., Brownwood, TX 76801

1200 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-5511

(325) 643-3800 www.docsbrownwood.com

Texas State Optical

Doc’s Drugstore of Early

310 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

1210 C.C. Woodson Road, Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-6625

(325) 646-2500 www.docsearly.com

OTHER

Jacobs Family Pharmacy

200 S. Broadway St., Suite 323, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-0444

Brown County Judge 200 S. Broadway St., Room 111, Brownwood, TX 76801

2701 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-1100 www.jacobsfamilypharmacy.com

PHYSICAL FITNESS Anytime Fitness 1101 Clements Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-1909 www.anytimesfitness.com

Brownwood Fitness Center 104 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-2828

(325) 641-3488 www.brownwoodfitnesscenter.com

Brownwood Chamber Staff

Camp Gladiator

600 E. Depot, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-9535 www.brownwoodchamber.org

Brownwood Civic Improvement Foundation P.O. Box 756, Brownwood, TX 76804

City of Early P.O. Box 3100, Early, TX 76803

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2502 Crocket Suite B, Brownwood, TX 76801

1100 Riverside Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

Doc’s Drugstore - Brownwood

Brown County District Attorney

(254) 918-0159 www.texasoralfacial.com

PLUMBING

(325) 646-9414

(325) 643-1985

Brownwood ENT & Allergy Kimi Dart DO

201 River North Blvd., Stephenville, TX 76401

Green Acres Rental

116 Southpark Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

200 S. Broadway, Suite 322, Brownwood, TX 76801

Texas Center For Oral & Facial Surgery

(325) 643-5695 www. BrownwoodENTandAllergy.com

OPTOMETRISTS

Brown County Commissioners Court

PHYSICIANS & SURGEIONS

1511 Indian Creek Drive, Alcorn Park, Brownwood, TX 76801

(682) 205-9974 www.campgladiator.com

The Wellness Center 205 Center Avenue, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 642-4164

125 Southpark Suite D, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-2500 www. brmc-cares.com

Brownwood Medical Associates Drs Narendra & Ranjana Nigalye 2502 Crocket Suite A, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 649-0999 www.brownwoodmedicalassociates.com

Brownwood Surgical Associates Stephen Scoggin MD 125 South Park Suite H, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-0400

Brownwood Women’s Clinic 98 Southpark Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-2686 www.brownwoodwomensclinic.com

Central Texas Heart & Vascular 125 South Park Drive, Suite A, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-8648 www.centraltexashv.com

Family Medical Home Robert L. Hogue, M.D. 101-A South Park Dr., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-6568 www.familymedicalhome.us

Heart of Texas Foot Care Center 103-A South Park Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-0715 www.heartoftexasfootcare.com

Heart of Texas General Surgery Eric Wiley MD 125 South Park Drive, Suite E, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-2384 www.brmc-cares.com

Heart of Texas Internal Medicine D. Morales S Oines A Tindol MDs

1512 Coggin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-5215 www.blackplumbing.com

KW Plumbing Heat and Air Conditioning 301 SW 23rd, Seminole, TX 79360

(423) 788-4045

McMillian Plumbing 2514 Waco, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-6102

Roberts & Petty 2709 Stephen F. Austin, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-6452

PORTABLE TOILETS Pitts Stop Porta Pottys 3060 CR 315, Early, TX 76802

(325) 643-4399

PRINTING ASAP Creative Arts 220 N. Main Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-2727 www.ASAPcreativearts.com

Moore Printing Company 407 Fisk Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-7181 www.mooreprintingco.com

PROFESSIONAL Brownwood Education Foundation 2707 Southside Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-5644 www.supportbisd.com

Brownwood Industrial Foundation 600 E. Depot Street, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-9535 www.brownwoodchamber.org

Brownwood Municipal Police Association

109 South Park Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

1050 W. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

Pediatrics of Brownwood

Downtown Brownwood Inc.

(325) 643-3300 www.HeartOfTexasInternalMedicine.com 2500 Crockett Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-5456

(325) 646-2525 www.brownwoodpd.org

Brownwood, TX 76804

(325) 646-9535


Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers

KPSM/KBUB Christian radio

Brownwood, TX 76804

910 Main Street, Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 646-5993

(325) 646-1982 www.heartoftexascrimestoppers.com

Lake Brownwood Community Development Council Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 642-5072

www.brownwoodlake.com

TSTC Foundation 650 E. Highway 80, Abilene, TX 79601

(325) 738-3349 www.tstc.edu/westtexasabout/ foundation

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Bangs Business Association Bangs, TX 76823

(325) 998-1567

Condor Document Services 2104 11th St., Marble Falls, TX 78654

(830) 637-7204 www.condordocs.com

H & H Resources 210 Main Street, Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 646-2100

www.hhresources.com

Turner, Bob 40-CR 340, Voss, TX 76888

www.kpsm.net

REALTORS & REAL ESTATE AGENTS Ann Jones Real Estate 600 Fisk Ave., Ste 122, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-1500 www.annjonesrealestate.com

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Moseley Real Estate 1001 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-4186 www.moseley-realestate.com

Coldwell Banker, Mark Campbell & Associates 1900 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-1547 www.brownwoodrealestate.com

Donnie Stegemoller Realtors 2700 Hwy 377 S. Suite 101, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-5656 www.wehavethekey.com

Heartland Association of REALTORS 503 E. Anderson, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 200-2862 www.heartlandaor.com

(325) 669-1717

Jennifer Newton, CRS, GRI Broker Associate

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

(325) 642-2100 www.jennifernewton.net

Insignia 7246 CR 334, Blanket, TX 76432

(325) 203-0038 www.yourinsignia.com

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT HCD Graham Investments, LLC 1805 16th St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 642-2044

1900 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

Julie Gribble Town & CountryReal Estate 3500 HWY 279, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-7979

Keller Williams Realty - The Followwell Property Group 114 Center Ave., Suite 206, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 704-0068

McCluskey & Associates Real Estate 1515 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

South Park Medical Plaza -Property Management - Medical & Commercial Office Suites & Corporate Housing

(325) 643-3200 www.brownwoodproperties.com

118-122 South Park Drive, 4612 Delwood, 2009 9th, 1111 High Mesa, 1800 Early Blvd, Brownwood, TX 76801

1900 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 998-3114

RADIO Blue Sky Entertainment Group, Inc. 510 Early Blvd., Early, Texas 76802

(325) 430-0338

Nesa Morelock, Realtor (325) 642-4932

Rod Martin Group 820 Spillway, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 430-8727

Texas Goldstar Real Estate 2222 S. Hwy 377 Suite. 1, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-4781 www.goldstar-realestate.com

Texas Realty ‘’Where the Star Shines Bright’’ 8603 N. Hwy 279, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 784-5100 www.texasrealtybrownwood.com

CiCi’s Pizza 1107 Clements St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-3700 www.cicispizza.com

Cook’s Fish Barn Restaurant & Catering

The Wells Team Keller Williams Realty

3669 Hwy 36, Comanche, TX, 76442

(254) 842-5409

807 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 203-5278 www.wellsteam.com

Cotton Patch Café, LLC

Tootie Kelly Real Estate

406 E. Commerce, Suite 300, Brownwood, TX 76801

7551 Highway 279, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 430-0125 www.cottonpatch.com

(325) 784-5270 www.tootiekellyrealestate.com

Dairy Queen 1620 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

Twiford, Gary, Realtor

(325) 646-6132

1900 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

Diamond R Store & Café

(325) 642-1179 www.RealEstateByGaryTwiford.com

11801 Hwy. 84E, Zephyr, TX 76890

(325) 739-2068

RECYCLING CENTERS

Domino’s Pizza 1012-B Coggin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

Brownwood Iron & Metal 1500 Melwood, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-7058

(325) 643-3112 www.dominos.com

Keep Brownwood Beautiful

Fiesta Filipino 211 E. Baker Street, Brownwood, TX 76801

1111 Willis St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 430-0010

(325) 641-0533 www.keepbrownwoodbeautiful.org

Humphrey Pete’s 102 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

(325) 646-8576 www.humphreypetes.com

La Botana Mexican Grill

Book of Acts Now Church 1800 Belle Plane, Brownwood, Texas 76801

(682) 500-2579

(325) 643-5294

Lemongrass Asian Cuisine

RENTAL EQUIPMENT

1900 Coggin Avenue, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 203-4466

Lemons’ Bar-B-Q Restaurant & Catering

Roberson Rent-All 3102 Morris Sheppard Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

3202 Coggin, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-9655 www.lemonsbarbq.com

(325) 646-7732 www.robersonrentall.net

LouLou’s Spicy Cafe

RENTAL PROPERTY

11800 HWY 183-84

(325) 998-3621

McDonald’s

Indian Creek Townhomes 2131 Indian Creek, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 330-4968 www.indiancreek.rentals

204 E. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-1408 www.mcdonalds.com

Ricardo’s Restaurant & Tortilla Bakery

The Waterstone 3000 4th St., Brownwood, Texas 76801

(512) 423-4136 www.waterstonebrownwood.com

904 Booker St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-3333

Runaway Train Café

RESTAURANTS

3600 Stephen F. Austin, Brownwood, TX 76801

Chili’s Grill and Bar 201 E. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-1314

108 Early Blvd. , Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-3333 www.runawaytraincafe.com

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Schlotzsky’s Deli 919 Fisk Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-6661

Skillet’s Restaurant 500 E. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-4185

Sonic Drive In 211 W. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-6812

Sonic Drive-In Brownwood #2 1500 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-5510

Studebaker’s Cafe & Grill 409 E. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

325-643-8090 www.studebakerscafe.com

SUBWAY 211 E. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-7878

Taco Bell 547 W. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES Redstone Park Retirement & Assisted Living Community 2410 Songbird Circle, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-9056 www.redstonepark.com

Vicksburg Retirement Community 3020 4th St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-6938 www.vicksburgretirementcommunity.com

ROOFING CONTRACTORS Clear Fork Roofing, Inc. 3080 E US Hwy 80, Abilene, TX 79601-6423

2001 S. Fisk, Brownwood, TX 76804

Harlowe RV Park

Arrows and Oaks 1510 Indian Creek Dr., Brownwood, TX 76801

305 Clark St., Brownwood, TX 76804

(325) 643-2273 www.goodsambwd.org

Brownwood CR Council to Benefit TJJD Youth

Rotary Club of Brownwood

(325) 641-4240

www.brownwoodrotary.org

VFW Post 3278 and Auxiliary 2300 Stephen F. Austin, Brownwood, TX 76801

615 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-5589 www.harlowesrv.com

Riverside Park RV 320 Riverside Park Drive, Brownwood, TX 76804

(325) 642-5033 www.riversideparkrv.com

RV TRAVEL TRAILERS

413 Garmon Drive, Early, TX 76802

(325) 643-2800

SHIPPING & MAIL SERVICES Box-N-Mail 901 Fisk, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-1037 www.neighborhoodpostal.com

SIGNS AND BANNERS ASAP Creative Arts 220 N Main Ave, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-2727 www.ASAPcreativearts.com

Clark Signs & Service, LLC dba Sign Doctor

Mary Kay Cosmetics, Gayla Locks

SANITATION

(325) 203-0038 www.marykay.com/glocks

Waste Connections

LimeLife by Alcone Independent Beauty Guide, Melissa Williams

(325) 643-2564 www.shopdazzlingboutique.com

His & Her Scrubs 203 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-1459 www.hisherscrubs.com/

Sears Hometown & Outlet 300 Early Blvd., Suite 300, Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-3606

CASA in the Heart of Texas, Inc.

1526 Early Blvd., Early, Texas 76802

200 FM 45 W., Brownwood, TX 76801

(940) 654-9619 www.wasteconnections.com

408 Mulberry, Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 646-9574 www.cflr.us

Family Services Center, Inc. 901 Ave. B, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-5939 www.familysc.net

Good Samaritan Ministries 305 Clark St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-2273 www.goodsambwd.org

Goodwill Brownwood 829 W. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-9896 www.goodwillwesttexas.org

Heart of Texas Children’s Advocacy Center 1305 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

SKIN CARE

(325) 641-8800 www.kanarrvsales.com

1601 Coggin Ave., Suite C, Brownwood, TX 76801

300 Center Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-6611

Salvation Army Bwd Service Center

(361) 597-0310

CDC Games

Dazzling Divas

Brownwood Manor

(325) 646-7148

Kanar RV Sales

(325)998-8904 www.facebook.com/cdcgames

600 FM 3254, Brownwood, TX 76801

6551 CR 180, Bangs, TX 76823

(812) 767-5552

303 S Broadway St., Brownwood, TX 76801

P.O. Box 1026, Brownwood, TX 76804

Center For Life Resources

Triple T Grill

RETAIL

(325) 643-5084

Quilter’s Hide Out

(325) 200-0622 www.fatmattroofing.com

RV PARKS

(325) 646-1776 www.underwoodsbbq.com

Good Samaritan Ministries

SEWING & QUILTING

311 N. Center Ave., Suite 105, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-7810 www.tacocasatexas.com

404 W. Commerce, Brownwood, TX 76801

Brown County United Way

Fat Matt Roofing

(325) 646-9581 www.lydickhooksbrownwood.com

Underwood’s Cafeteria

(325) 646-6365 www.browncountyfairandrodeo.com

901 Ave. B, Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 643-2557 www.casabrownwood.org

Taco Casa

1411 Indian Creek Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

4206 Hwy 377 S., Brownwood, TX 76801

1701 Ave. L, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 641-CLUB www.bgcbrownwood.org

(325) 646-8113 www.vfwpost3278.org

(325) 643-1466

(325) 646-8619

Brown County Fair Association

Boys & Girls Club of Brown County

(325) 646-4090 www.clearforkroofing.com

Lydick-Hooks Roofing Co., Inc.

207 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

SERVICE & CIVIC CLUBS

7246 CR 334, Blanket, TX 76432

2210 Calvert Road, Brownwood, TX 76801

403 Lakeway Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-5369 www.salvationarmytexas.org

The ARK Domestic Violence Shelter 2900 Coggin Ave., Suite A, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-2699 www.arkshelter.org

SCREEN PRINTING & EMBROIDERY

(325) 200-7219

TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, LLC

SOCIAL SERVICES

800 FM 3254, Brownwood, TX 76801

Willie’s T’s

Aldersgate Enrichment Center

909 Pecan St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-2128 www.gotowillies.com

5001 Hwy 183/84 E, Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-5608 www.aldersgatecenter.org

(325) 646-5383 www.us.g4s.com

West Central Texas Council of Governments 3702 Loop 322, Abilene, TX 79602

(325) 793-8417

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SPORTING & POLITICAL Brown County Republican Women (325) 200-2162

Cen-Tex Soccer Association 2211 Crockett Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-8230 www.centexsoccer.org

Heart of Texas Buckmasters Am. Deer Foundation 102 Mark Allen Drive, Early, TX 76802

TRANSPORTATION

UTILITIES

City And Rural Rides (CARR)

The Hideout Golf Club & Resort

ATMOS Energy

185 Hideout Lane, Brownwood, TX 76801

P.O. Box 712, Coleman, TX 76834

(325) 625-4491 www.cityandruralrides.com

Ideal Limo Service 2512 Belle Plain St, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 642-8239

Mr. Taxi 2413 Avenue E, Brownwood, TX 76801

4304 Danhill Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801

Oncor

Wall Moulding 203 W. 8th St., Brownwood, TX 76801

912 Sharp St., Brownwood, TX 76801

Republican Party of Brown County

Safe Charters/VIP Sports Getaway

Texas Energy Exchange

(325) 676-1199 www.vipsportsgetaway.com

3420 CR 180, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-5562

(325) 646-1111

(325) 643-3198 wwwbrowncountytexasrepublicanparty.com

Grooms Seed

1801 CR 338, Early, TX 76802

(800) 915-2533 www.ceca.coop

(888) 313-4747 www.oncor.com

104 Spinks Rd, Abilene, TX 79603

WHOLESALERS

Comanche Electric Cooperative

(325) 642-4307 www. buckmasters.com/Resources/BADF

110 N. Fisk, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 784-4653 www.thehideoutgolfclub.com

(888) 286-6700 www.atmosenergy.com

(325) 643-2521 www.wallmoulding.com

WHOLESALE STORES

1080 Industrial Blvd., Hewitt, TX 76643

Sam’s Club

(254) 366-4089 www.texasenergyx.com

5550 S. Clack St., Abilene, TX 79606

(325) 691-5480 www.samsclub.com

SPORTS & RECREATION

TRAVEL

VETERINARIANS

Circle B Ranch, LLC

Texas Forts Trail

Austin Avenue Pet Clinic

WINERY

2705 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

La Sorella

9400 County Road 258, Early, TX 76802

(325) 203-6578

Hoffpauir Outdoor Superstore Goldthwaite 2114 Highway 84W,Goldthwaite, TX 76844

3702 Loop 322, Abilene, TX 79602

(325) 795-1762 www.texasfortstrail.com

TRUCK ACCESSORIES

(325) 648-3341 www.hautogroup.com

Taylors Mini Mall

Rex’s Texas Lanes

804 Melwood, Brownwood, TX 76801

1101 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-0637

STORAGE BUILDINGS & FACILITIES Stewart Street Storage 1800 Stewart St., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 217-8236 www.stewartstreetstorage.com

TITLE COMPANIES Brown County Abstract Co. 201 S. Broadway, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-6591 www.bcacinc.com

Pecan Valley Title Co. 208 E. Anderson, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-6666 www.pecanvalleytitle.com

TRAILERS Early Trailer Sales, LLC 901 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-2022 www.earlytrailersales.com

(325) 646-0514 www.aapetclinic.com

3807 South Hwy 377, Brownwood, TX 76801

Harris Broadband L.P.

Cornerstone Pet Hospital

500 Fisk Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

2406 Coggin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 646-8183

UNIFORMS AmeriPride - Linen & Uniform Services 4747 Chadbourne, San Angelo, TX 76903

(432) 288-1936

UniFirst 48 Windmill Circle, Abilene, TX 79606

(325) 695-0570 www.unifirst.com

6037 County Road 291, Early, Texas 76802

(325) 643-1523

TV - CABLE & SATELLITE SYSTEMS

1621 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

Spirit of Texas Winery

105 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

Cadenhead Veterinary Clinic

Shaw T.V., Sales & Service

(325) 203-2891

Brown County Animal Clinic

(325) 643-9903

(325) 646-9493 www.harrisbb.com

2803 Austin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 455-3232 www.sotwines.com

(325) 646-8775

(325) 643-2020 www.cornerstonepethospital.com

Small Animal Medical & Surgical Center 1001-A North Fisk, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 643-2275

WEDDING Albero Wedding Garden 8132 CR 182, Bangs, TX 76823

(325) 642-6722

Ideal Limo Service 2512 Belle Plain St, Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 642-8239

Stagecoach Station Venues 400 Old Comanche Rd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 200-8198 www.stagecoachstationvenues.com

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V i si t o rs G ui d e EVENT PLANNING & SERVICES Early Blooms & Things

504 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 641-1803 www.earlybloomsandthings.com

K LeShae’s Florist & Gift Boutique 119 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 643-1743 www.kleshaesflorist.com

Visit Early Texas

104 E Industrial Dr., Early, TX 76802

(325) 649-9300 ext 2 www.visitearlytexas.com

GOVERNMENT & CITY OFFICES City of Early

960 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 643-5451 www.earlytx.net

Knights Inn

Corn Dog 7 - Heatland Mall

RV PARKS

(325) 643-5621 www.wyndhamhotels.com/knights-inn

(325) 646-3841 www.corndog7.com

Early CC RV

606 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

Royal Inn

807 Early Blvd., Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-5525

MEETING & VENUE FACILITIES Aldersgate Enrichment Center 5001 US 84, Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-5608 www.aldersgatecenter.org

Central Texas Rural Transit Multi Model Facility

300 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

Doc’s Drugstore of Early

1210 CC Woodson Rd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-2500 www.docsearly.com

Heff ’s Burger

215 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-5589 www.harlowesrv.com

J’s RV

(325) 643-6140

(325) 203-3780

Early Business Complex

La Botana Mexican Grill & Bar

Quite Country RV Park

1016 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 203-8198 stagecoachstationvenues.com

(325) 430-4309

HOTEL & MOTEL

Travelers Banquet Hall

400 Old Comanche Rd, Early, TX 76802

1511 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 642-7239 www.travelers-n.com

Classic Inn Motel

RESTAURANTS

(325) 643-3567

204 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 641-3400 www.comfortinn.com

Executive Inn

1204 CC Woodson Dr. Early, TX 76802

(325) 643-5611

Holiday Inn Express

128 Early Blvd. Early, TX 76802

(325) 641-1014 www.holidayinn.com

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615 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

Jerry’s Burgers and Shakes

(325) 643-5451 www.earlytx.net

Comfort Inn

3025 US 183 Early, TX 76802

800-710-2277 www.cityandruralrides.com

1031 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

Stagecoach Station Venues

607 Early Blvd Early, TX 76802

G Country RV Park

(325) 643-6421 www.huphreyepetes.com

La Sabrosita Taqueria

(325) 643-4551

(325) 643-5451 www.earlytx.net

Harlowe RV Park

102 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-5294

618 Early Blvd Early, TX 76802

199 Trailer Dr. Early, TX 76802

Humphrey Pete’s

(325) 649-9300 ext 1

Avalon Motel

Early City Park

(325) 646-5589

108 Early Blvd, Early, TX 79802

960 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 203-3780

(325) 641-0215 www.heffsburgers.com

104 E Industrial Dr., Early, TX 76802

Early Municipal Development District

5115 HWY 67/377 E, Early, TX

611 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

Pizza Inn

915 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

1511 Early Blvd Early, TX 76802

7120 US 183, Early, TX 76802

(817) 269-6769

SPORTS & RECREATION Early Game and Skate 300 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 643-4263

(325) 646-0801 www.pizzainn.com/early-tx

Regal Heartland Stadium 8

Prima Pasta

(844) 462-7342

210 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

300 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 641-8070

Seal Gym Driving Range

Burger King

Sonic Drive-In of Early

(325) 643-6498

(325) 430-0200

(325) 643-3434

TimeOut Sports

Chick-fil-a - Heartland Mall

Taco Casa

(325) 643-3910 www.chick-fil-a.com

325-646-7810

424 Early Blvd Early, TX 76802

300 Early Blvd #25, Early, TX 76802

Chicken Express

221 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 643-3100 www.chickene.com

974 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

207 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

Taco Rico

3315 HWY 183 N, Early, TX 76802

702 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 642-9735

WINERY

419 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

Spirit of Texs Winery

Taquito Millonario

(325) 455-3232 www.SOTWINES.com

(325) 643-3079

1020 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802

(325) 646-4442

6005 HWY 84E, Early, TX 76802


BROWN COUNTY

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BROWNWOOD: (325) 646-9535

Important Numbers Abilene Better Business Bureau (325) 691-1533

EARLY: (325) 649-9317

America’s Small Business Development Center (325) 646-7299

CITY HALL

Brown County Appraisal District (325) 643-5676

BROWNWOOD: (325) 646-5775 EARLY: (325) 643-5451

FIRE DEPARTMENT BROWNWOOD: (325) 646-6743 EARLY: (325) 643-5451

POLICE DEPARTMENT BROWNWOOD: (325) 646-2525 EARLY: (325) 646-5322 ***For an Emergency Call 911***

POST OFFICE BROWNWOOD: (325) 646-0656 EARLY: (325) 646-3530

MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT BROWNWOOD: (325) 646-9600 EARLY: (325) 643-5451

Brown County Clerk (325) 643-2594 Brown County Commissioners (325) 643-1985 Brown County Elections Office (325) 646-4333 Brown County Sheriff’s Office (325) 646-5510 Brown County Tax Assessor Collector (325) 643-1646 Driver’s License Office (325) 646-0180 Recycling Center (325) 641-8832 Landfill (325) 646-6574 Representative Mike Lang (254) 631-0528 | (512) 463-0656 Senator Dawn Buckingham (512) 463-0124 Senior Citizens Center (325) 646-0559 Texas Workforce Solutions (325) 646-1591

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BROWN COUNTY

Calendar of Events

JANUARY

MAY

SEPTEMBER

Brown County Youth Fair Bridal Fair

Gordon Wood Hall of Champions Banquet

Business Expo & Taste of Brownwood Early Texas Showcase Bass Clubs of Texas Top 6 Tournament

FEBRUARY Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit The Battle at Camp Bowie HPU Intercollegiate Golf Tournament

Buckmasters Banquet Bluebonnet Jr. Golf Championship Lake Brownwood State Park Open House Cinco de Mayo Celebration

JUNE

MARCH

OCTOBER Trick or Treat Trail Corks & Caps Southwest Amputee Golf Association Championship Tournament Heart of Texas Marching Festival Stagecoach Market Days APT Stars of Tomorrow Tour Hunter’s Appreciation & Expo

Easter Eggstravaganza Empty Bowls Lone Star Expo Bluebonnet Relays Silver Spur Gun and Blade Show

FCA All-Star Games Heartland Rod Run Juneteenth Celebration Brown County Rodeo & Market Days Spring Swing Golf Tournament

NOVEMBER

APRIL

JULY

Community Night @ McDonald Park Brownwood Bass Club Annual Open Tournament Stagecoach Market Days

Wild Duck Maria Fireworks Show & Boat Parade

Silver Spur Gun and Blade Show HPU Homecoming Veterans Appreciation Ceremony & Lunch

AUGUST Clays & Praise

DECEMBER Lighted Christmas Parade Stagecoach Christmas Christmas Under the Stars Festival Christmas Expo

Scheduled performances are throughout the year with the Lyric Performing Arts Company. *Events and dates are subject to change.

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BROWN COUNTY

FREE COUNTY-WIDE RESIDENTIAL CLEAN UP AND ELECTRONIC COLLECTION APRIL 2019

Recycle Information

BROWNWOOD IN-TOWN RECYCLING

CLEAN IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT! FREE COUNTY WIDE CLEAN UP

1st and 3rd Saturday of each month 9am12pm Under the Austin Ave. Overpass at Brady Ave.

WHAT:

EARLY

Getting rid of unwanted items from your HOME

WHEN: April 2018 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

IN-TOWN RECYCLING

WHERE:

2nd Saturday of each month from 8am12pm at City Hall, 960 Early Blvd.

Under the Austin Avenue Overpass Ave.

A & Brady Cars, Vans, and Pickups only. Trailers must go to landfill where there will be no charge. More information to come.

ITEMS ACCEPTED:

By law, loads must be covered. (Residential ONLY)

• Newspapers • Magazines

ACCEPTABLE CLEAN UP ITEMS: Brush, yard debris, household garbage, latex & spray paint (limit 10 gallons), metal, refrigerators (must be free of food), stoves, ovens, a/c units, anti-freeze, car batteries, passenger car tires (max 8 per household, no tires accepted from tire dealers or tire resellers. 20 inches or less. No tractor or 18 wheeler tires!), used motor oil (limit 5 gallons), recycling will be collected at the Community Plaza across the street from underpass.(NO HAZARDOUS WASTE!!!) **NEW SERVICE…DOCUMENT SHREDDING (3 boxes maximum)*

ELECTRONIC ITEMS: Computers, monitors, printers, copy machines, fax machines, scanners, cameras, batteries VCR/VCD/DVD players, MP3players. If it has an electrical cord, we’ll probably take it.

• Plastic-#1 only (eg water bottles, soft drink bottles) • Aluminum Cans – no food containers • Metal Food Cans – clean only • White office paper (no junk mail) • Bagged shredded white paper • Cardboard • Please remove lids

ALL items must be CLEAN! Partnership of Keep Brownwood Beautiful and the City of Brownwood and the City of Early Beautification Commission.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 641-0533 OR 641-8832


BROWN COUNTY

Outdoor Parks

Rec

> CAMP BOWIE FAMILY

> THE HIDEOUT GOLF CLUB

The Camp Bowie Family Aquatic Center is one of the area’s most popular attractions. Open during the summer months, key features of the Camp Bowie Family Aquatic Center includes a slide tower with slide, water geysers, a tot slide, coolbrellas, a pavilion, 4 lap lanes, a diving board, zero entry beach, a current channel, and much more. There is also a concession stand with light snacks, bath house, and small lockers available for rent. The new facility is located directly across the street from Gordon Wood Stadium.

The Hideout Golf Club is located on Lake Brownwood situated on rolling terrain, dotted with numerous lakes and ponds. The golf course, designed by Bill Johnston, opened all 18 holes July 2008. The Hideout features many well placed bunkers and water features to provide a challenging yet relaxing round of golf. Our four sets of tees accommodate golfers of each skill level. These 18 holes of Championship Golf, while still premature in age is widely considered amongst the area’s best layouts. The practice facility is one of the most all-inclusive in the area. The driving range includes four target greens with varying distances. Included in the practice facility, a 5,000 square foot putting green will boost one’s short game to perfection.

AQUATIC CENTER

> CREEK BEND GOLF COURSE Creekbend Golf Course (previously known as Shady Creek) is a tough, tree-lined course with its namesake creek running through the layout. In fact, water comes into play on six holes. The signature hole is the par 3 No. 7, which features an island green.

> BROWNWOOD COUNTRY CLUB Brownwood Country Club is a private club offering numerous opportunities for a great day at the club with family and friends. Some of the activities include Golf, Swimming, Fishing, Lake, and Racquetball Court.

TO F I ND OUT M ORE A B O U T T H E C O MMU N IT IES

OF BROWNWOOD AND EARLY, VISIT US AT

WWW.VISITBROWNWOOD.COM WWW.VISITEARLYTEXAS.COM


If you’re looking for a place where you can slow down, and do the things you love to do, not the things you have to do, then come see us. You won’t get stuck in traffic, and you’ll see the stars at night. Folks will wave for no reason, so brace yourself for pure Texas hospitality and the option to relax and do nothing!

NATURE PARKS > Camp Bowie 36th Division Memorial Park > Center Park > Fabis Primitive Park

• Paddle Trail > Riverside Park

• 46.43 acres adjacent to the Pecan Bayou on E. Commerce. • Large playground area, Picnic Tables, BBQ Pits, Restroom Facilities • Disc Golf • Sand Volleyball Court • Boat Ramp • Nature Trail • Pavilion • RV hookups • One mile by 8 foot wide concrete Walking Trail

> Coggin Park

• 15.15 acres on Austin Avenue. • Large Playground area, picnic tables, BBQ pits, water fountains • Five lighted Tennis Courts • Four Baseball/Softball Practice Fields • Two Soccer Fields • Full-size Basketball Court • Sand Volleyball pit • Horseshoe & Washer pits • Pavilions • Pecan Orchard • Walking trail • Exercise stations > Festival Park > Mays Park

• Skate Park • Splash Pad > Earl Q. Wilson Arena/ Brown County Fair Grounds

RECREATION PARKS

> Gordon Wood Stadium

> Allcorn Park

> Longhorn Stadium

• Splash Pad > Cecil Holman Park > Camp Bowie Soccer Complex

• • • • •

9 fields U4, U5, & U6 5 fields U8 4 fields U10 4 fields U12 2 concession stands & Picnic areas

> Trigg Park

• Splash Pad > Bert V. Massey II Sports Complex

• opened in 2010 • 4 Little League fields with covered playground, picnic area, & concession stand • 4 Softball fields, with covered playground, picnic area, & concession stand

• 2 adult Softball fields, with covered playground, picnic area, & concession stand • 2 teenage Baseball fields, with covered playground, picnic area, &concession stand > Early City Park

• • • • • • • • • • •

23 acres Large playground Picnic Areas 6 Regulations Size Baseball/Softball fields Concession Stand BBQ Pits Pavilions 5 RV Sites Horseshoe & Washer Pits Public Restrooms Batting Cages

> McDonald Park

• 6 Acres • Lighted Walking Track with Commemorative Benches • Sand Volleyball Pit • Multi Use Sport Field • Picnic Area • BBQ Pit • Public Restrooms • Concession Stand • Early Mural • Gaga Pit • Basketball Court – Summer 18 • Sound Garden – Fall 18 H O MET O W N L I VI NG A T I TS B EST

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HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS

District Honors Society Band Convention at Howard Payne University Howard Payne University April 13 - 15, 2018 Photography provided by Howard Payne University The Southwest District Convention of national band sorority Tau Beta Sigma and fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi was recently held this past spring at Howard Payne University. The Delta Upsilon chapter is dedicated to serving HPU’s collegiate ensembles and school of music through service projects. More than 700 fraternity and sorority members, representing institutions from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, met at the HPU campus to take part in various events and traditions. Visit www.hputx.edu to learn more about student life, organizations, and admissions.

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October 6th

Beer and Wine tasting, live entertainment, food trucks, The Leaf cigar company, yard games www.visitbrownwood.com

Christmas Under the Stars Festival December 7th- 8th

Arts & Crafts, Treats for Santa Bake off, Snow Mountain, Big Wheel races, funnel cakes and hot cocoa, Santa WWW.BROWNWOODCHRISTMAS.COM

Brownwood Area Bridal Fair January 19th

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