It’s the day after Christmas, so the holidays are still in force for many Brown County residents. Many items on our “to-do” lists have been treading water, if not totally put on hold, for several weeks while the important planning for Christmas was under way.

Whether getting back to work for you is today, later this week, or even next month, some important business awaits when schedules return to normal.

One of the most important tasks waiting residents has been in the news for weeks, if not months. The Texas primaries will be held March 4, and the deadline for candidates to file is one week away, on Jan. 2. Voters will be going to the polls to vote for nominees in a host of county, area, state and national elections — including president. Earlier primaries throughout the nation make reduce the importance of the Texas vote if nominees are already decided. On the other hand, with a large number of candidates, it’s possible that Texans will be in a position to make or break candidacies.

Meanwhile, Early will be hiring a police chief, the Brown County United Way will be working toward reaching its $325,000 goal and schools in Brownwood, Early and Bangs are working on construction projects.

Enjoy the holidays while you can. There’s much work to be done in the new year.

Brownwood Bullletin