Central Texas Rural Transit District Multimodal Facility Groundbreaking

Central Texas Rural Transit District (CTRTD) held a groundbreaking for their CTRTD Multimodal Facility located in Early, TX on June 25.

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The Multimodal Facility will provide centrally located administrative offices for City and Rural Rides (CARR), a transit hub for future Inner-City Bus (ICB) service, accommodate rural transit providers such as the Concho Valley Transit District (CVTD) and Hill Country Transit District (HCTD), and lastly provide job training and access support services.

A significant function and necessity of the Multimodal Facility is to offer additional administrative offices for CTRTD and further vehicle storage for CARR.

The Multimodal Facility will also host other rural transit providers who are active in the West Central Texas Region which currently faces many mobility-related challenges.

“Central Texas Rural Transit District is very pleased that we are now in the construction process for our new multi-modal facility located in Early. This has been a long process and we are excited about our future in the new building. We hope that this new facility will help with our current overcrowding and allow for future growth and improved operations in Brown County,” said General Manager, J. R. Salazar.

Pictured in the photo from left to right, are Rhonda Vargas and Sabrina Estades (CTRTD), David O’Neal and Robert Dendy with Waldrop Construction, Jerry White from SKG Engineering, Elias Rmeili P.E. and Tammy Cope with TxDOT Brownwood District, J.R. Salazar (CTRTD), Early Mayor Robert Mangrum, Greg Goodman with The Goodman Corporation, Tod Hanson with Schwarz-Hanson Architects, and Delma Childress from TxDOT San Angelo District.

“Kick it up to Happy” Child Care Provider’s Conference

“Kick it up to Happy” Child Care Provider’s Conference 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will be sponsoring a registration 2015 on Saturday, August 1 at the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church Christian Life Center.

The conference will be from 8:00 – 4:00 and the cost is $30. Participants will receive lunch and 6 clock training hours.

 

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registration 2015

United Supermarket – Ribbon Cutting

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The Early Chamber of Commerce and Brownwood Chamber together held a ribbon cutting for United Supermarket. Robert Taylor, CEO of the United Family. “We are excited to introduce this community to our company’s special brand of service, while also providing a comprehensive selection of everyday items families need at an affordable price.”

United Supermarket features a large salad bar with fresh cut vegetables, fruit, meat, and seafood. In addition to salad bar, the store also has breakfast burritos, sandwiches, and other daily fresh made entrees. United also has a full- service bakery that will help you with every birthday, anniversary, or special occasion. They keep cakes made up if you are a last minute shopper or you may order ahead to make sure you cake is made just the way you want. United Supermarket also hosts an inside pharmacy and a convenient drive-thru is available.

United also provides gas & diesel located in the United Express in the front entrance. United Express has a four-pump (eight-dispenser) fuel station.

We are glad to have United Supermarket as part of our chamber and community! We look forward to their involvement in our Community.

Lake Brownwood Luncheon, A Success!

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Texas Parks & Wildlife’s Brownwood State Park Superintendent, John Holland, spoke about the economic impact of Lake Brownwood and made a few PSA’s as well. Holland mentioned keeping the conservation of water in effect despite the significant rise of the water, since we are not aware of the future outcome of the weather. “Remember where we were,” Holland said.

Holland surprised us when he compared numbers involving attendance at the lake. Just during the month of June, Brownwood State Park has seen over 10,000 people visit. This was compared to 2011, when just over 5,000 had visited. Attendance has doubled over the years with the exciting news of a full lake.

Holland ended his speech with the safety of park guests in mind, speaking about boating safety courses and reminding us to always wear our life jackets when out on the water.

Bill King also spoke for the non-profit organization, Lake Brownwood Community Development Council, about the promotion of Lake Brownwood. If you are interested in joining the LBCDC, their website is, www.brownwoodlake.com

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Early Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our sponsors Central Texas Farm Credit, Good Samaritan Ministries, and the Brownwood Bulletin.

Redstone Park Business Spotlight

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This month’s Business Spotlight is Redstone Park Retirement and Assisted Living.

Redstone Park offers Independent Living and Assisted Living with three different levels of care to meet your individualized needs. There are daily activities ranging from exercise classes to personal grooming by a licensed beautician.

At Redstone Park you should expect the support of their enthusiastic and professionally trained staff. The residents are active, pleasant, and truly enjoy the companionship of others.

A few great facility services include, private apartments, housekeeping services, utilities paid, 24 hour staff onsite, and a registered nurse onsite.

You can visit, have lunch, and tour Redstone Park at 2410 Songbird Circle, Brownwood, TX. Feel free to stop by any time, or you can call them and set up a personalized tour at 325-643-9056.

You can also visit Redstone’s website, http://www.redstonepark.com/ to see a larger list of facility services and get a virtual tour of the business online.

Central Texas Farm Credit Groundbreaking

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The groundbreaking for Central Texas Farm Credit’s new Corporate Headquarters was held on Tuesday, June 23 at 1026 Early Blvd, Early, TX.

Chief Executive Officer of Central Texas Farm Credit, Jimmy Chambers said, “Central Texas Farm Credit is certainly not new to Early. We have had a presence here for a very long time and we’re excited to be expanding our presence by making Early our new corporate headquarters.”

Robby Halfmann serves as the Chairman of Central Texas Farm Credit and Kenneth Harvick as the Vice Chairman. Directors include Burl Lowery, Mike Finlay, and Philip Hinds.

“With a lot of help from our Architect Steve Ellinger, CADCO Inc., and our Construction Manager Paul Waldrop with Waldrop Construction Inc., we have designed a building that is both functional and attractive,” said Chambers.

Early’s Mayor, Bob Mangrum, spoke in reference to the new headquarters being built in Early, “This is a sign that our community is vibrant, growing and economically sound.”

For over 100 years Central Texas Farm Credit has been the leader in long term financing for farms, ranches, Agribusiness, rural and land homes, and recreational property. What makes Central Texas Farm Credit special is that the company has returned an excess of $40 million to their borrowers since 1994 through their refund program, stock reductions, and such.

“It will be fun to watch the project take shape over the next several months. I think we are building something that the community will be proud of. The Early Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation have been very supportive of this endeavor and we really appreciate their help,” said Chambers.

Central Texas Farm Credit currently has an office at 1038 Early Blvd, Early, TX. Their phone number is 325-643-5563. Visit their website at www.centraltexasfarmcredit.com

Holding Shovels: Jimmy Chambers – CEO, Robby Halfmann – Chairman, Kenneth Harvick – Vice Chairman, Burl Lowery – Director, Mike Finlay – Director, Philip Hinds-Director, Paul Waldrop – Construction Manager, Steve Ellinger – Architect, Sam Waldrop – Waldrop Construction & Early Mayor Bob Mangrum

Also pictured: Central Texas Farm Credit Employees, Early Chamber Board of Directors & Ambassadors, Early Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors and Early City Administrator

June Business of the Month

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Early Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Chick-Fil-A as Business of the Month of June! Everyone check out Chick-Fil-A in Heartland Mall. The staff is like family and is always courteous. Please go out and tell owners Brent and Sarah Gooch and the staff at Chick-Fil-A how much we appreciate them and their community involvement and great food. They will have a Chick-Fil-A wagon opening up soon over by Fastenal in Brownwood. This will make it easier for everyone in the Brownwood/Early to enjoy their good.
Chick-Fil-A also encourages family night every Thursday night 5:30pm – 7:30pm. It is a great place to take your kids and enjoy a special craft and good food! They have a Morning Club Tuesday 10:30am – 11:00am.
Special for the family and Dad – Saturday June 20th – Action Hero Night at Chick-Fil-A Heartland Mall Saturday 5:00 – 7:00pm!
Your kids and their superhero’s will be making a Father’s Day craft for Dad! Come dressed up as your favorite action hero and you’ll be able to meet some live action heroes! We will also have themed activities, crafts and photo opportunities for your family. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Early In Action Meeting June 17 with Tony Aaron

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Tony Aaron, Early City Administrator spoke Wednesday on ways to make our life easier. The City of Early will be adding an area to their website where you can submit problems with the City. Example – If there is a pothole in the road that needs to be fixed, you would go to their website and submit it to the City. They will receive your concern and it will be directed to the appropriate department to get the pothole fixed for you. They hopefully, expect this to be up and running in the next 30 days. Aaron also spoke about his experiences as the City Administrator and he discussed the future of Early.

King’s

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Early Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon cutting for Kings Grocery and Meat Market. Step back in time for a full service, old fashioned butcher shop, big on quality, personalized service and experience. Kings Grocery and Meat Market sells only USDA Choice meats, and the freshest deli meats and cheeses around. All are custom cut to your specifications by our always available, experienced butchers.

Whether you want a single steak or a side of beef, they can take care of it. Their hamburger meat is ground fresh daily. Kings carries full cut-up chicken, pork, homemade sausage, and spices. Their butchers are always there to help give tips on how to get the best flavor from your meats.

You can come in or place your order over the phone and they will have it ready. They deliver to restaurants, schools, nursing homes and special events. They now have two locations 711 3rd St., Brownwood, TX and 113 Early Blvd. Thick and Hearty Meat, with a Tradition that can’t be beat!!