Bulletin Staff Report

Christmas is past, but the holidays arenít over ó not yet.

Schools and governmental offices, along with many businesses, will be closing early on Monday and will take Tuesday off in observance of the New Yearís Day.

Brownwood City Hall will be closed, as will county, state and federal offices, on Tuesday. Only essential services will be available.

It will be a quick return to business as usual for the Brownwood Independent School District, though, which will have students returning to classes on Wednesday. Students in most other Brown County schools, including Early and Bangs, wonít be back on campus until Monday, Jan. 7.

The Brownwood Bulletin will publish a Tuesday morning edition, but deadlines have been moved ahead on a schedule as was observed on Dec. 24.