The Lehnis Railroad Museum is a step closer to seeing a new exhibit called “Working on the Railroad” that will occupy the museum’s entry wall and create a new look.
    Brownwood City Council members authorized City Manager Emily Crawford to sign an agreement Tuesday with Museum Arts Inc., a museum design company in Dallas, for the creation and fabrication of the exhibit.
    All of the money needed to create and install the exhibit has been raised through grants and personal donations, so no city funds are involved, council members were told.
    Museum curator Beverly Norris said earlier the exhibit will include a 15-foot mural of a steam locomotive and video screens that depict the history of railroads in the nation and in the area. She said it will likely be installed by mid-September.
    The exhibit will be “hands-on interactive and will have great reference points for the rest of the museum,” Norris said, adding that it will “tell the story of railroading in America, and Brown County."

    In other business Tuesday, council members:
    • Approved the design of the logo for the newly created Brownwood Municipal Development District logo.
    • Approved an ordinance on second and third/final readings to close an undeveloped alley between 1107 and 1111 Belle Plain.
    • Approved an ordinance on first reading to de-annex 2.9 acres at the request of Alfred and Barbara Barrera, who own property on Bangs Hill.
    • Approved on first ordinance an ordinance establishing a stop sign on Calvert Road at Milam Drive.