Approximately 120 Realtors from the Abilene, San Angelo, Wichita Falls and Brownwood areas are in Brownwood today for leadership meetings and workshops.

The Brownwood Board of Realtors is hosting the Region 2 meeting of the Texas Association of Realtors, with meetings being held at the Depot Civic and Cultural Center, and at Adams Street Community Center.

“We’re thrilled to have them here,” Brownwood Board of Realtors President Elvin Hutchins said during a reception Thursday evening for those arriving early. Hosts wore train engineer costumes as part of the train depot theme, and train whistles were table prizes.

Hutchins said Texas Association of Realtors representatives are “extremely helpful to us, and we appreciate everything they do. It’s a great group of people and a great group to work with.”

Thursday’s reception also included a tour of the Great State of Texas Historical Transportation Complex across Adams Street from the Depot.

The formal program of the regional meet will begin at 10:30 a.m. today at the Depot with Avis Wukasch, TAR chairman of the board, presiding. The general membership meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. will feature a TAR panel including Wukasch, Brooke Hunt, TAR secretary/treasurer; Bill Jones, secretary/treasurer-elect; and Benny McMahan, TAR president and CEO.

After lunch, Judon Fambrough of the Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University will speak on wind, water and mineral rights issues.

A leadership meeting for chairmen and presidents, chairmen and presidents-elect, association executives, PAC trustees, local directors, TAR directors and other invitees is planned for 8 a.m.

A continental breakfast is planned for attendees at 8 a.m. at Adams Street Community Center, sponsored by USDA Rural Development. Its program will begin at 8:55 a.m.

Fred Buck of Best Home Warranty will present the program, “Who Let the Dogs Out?” beginning at 9:15 a.m., with one hour credit offered.

The Texas Association of Realtors has 16 regions in the state.