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Tuesday, Nov. 25

Shop local this week!!

Chamber of Commerce Presents a Shop Local Initiative through December 19th

In an effort to spread Christmas cheer throughout our community and encourage residents to “shop local”, the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce is will again be hosting a Shop Local initiative through Friday, December 19th.

Saturday, November 29th marks Small Business Saturday. Make sure you take the opportunity to #shoplocal and #shopbrady! On Monday, December 1st, the first ten people to present receipts from member businesses dated on Small Business Saturday to the Chamber office will receive a $25 AmEx gift card.

The chamber will also give away $100 cash on December 5th, December 12th, and December 19th, as well as on December 11th for Ladies’ Night Out participants. To be eligible for the giveaway, consumers must submit sales receipts from chamber member businesses totaling at least $100 collectively, and dated from the week prior to the drawing, to the chamber offices by 3pm on each drawing date. Winners will be determined by a random drawing. Every $100 spent earns one entry into the drawing, with a maximum of ten entries per week. For a complete list of eligible merchants, contact the chamber office or visit our website at

The chamber feels this is a perfect opportunity for McCulloch County citizens to spend their shopping dollars locally during the holidays while supporting our local member businesses.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the chamber office at (325) 597-3491 or email .

City of Brady Holiday schedule
The City of Brady has announced the following changes to the holiday season trash schedule: 

Thanksgiving—Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28, trash will be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 26, with two residential trucks running. The landfill will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 but open on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Christmas—Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26 trash will be picked up on Wednesday, Dec. 24, with two residential trucks running. The landfill will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 27. 

New Year's Day—Thursday, Jan. 1, trash will be picked up on Wednesday, Dec. 31.

Toys for Tots
Plans are now underway for Toys for Tots - Christmas Angels Program at the McCulloch County Helping Hands Center in Brady.

Registration forms are ready, and families are encouraged to apply now. Helping Hands asks that participants bring proof of residence and income. Registration will be from 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

New toys, gift cards or monetary donations may be taken to the center at 906 E. 11th St. The Helping Hands mailing address is P.O. Box 1144, Brady, TX 76825.

UPS running Friday after Thanksgiving

According to Brady's regular UPS delivery driver Jonathan Leal, the UPS brown vans will be delivering packages on Friday, Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving. 

"This is the first time the company has done this and we knnow that most businesses will be closed, but residents need to be aware that we will be delivering so if they are expecting something, that we will be delivering on that day."

This time of year is busy with theives who steal packages that are left on doorsteps and residents are encouraged to keep an eye out for suspicious activity. 


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