News and Events for the Panhandle Texas Community

Here we are publishing a blog that will announce News and Happenings of interest to the Panhandle Community.

 If you have any news or event relative to the Panhandle Community, please forward them to me at for inclusion in the site posts for the Panhandle area. I will have an online form for this material available shortly in our Community Update Form Area.

April Chamber of Commerce Meeting

The Hazelwood Building at 5th and Elsie
April’s Panhandle Chamber of Commerce meeting. Come out and find out the inner workings of your new chamber of commerce, as well as find networking opportunities to grow your business and support our community.

You need to see the effort that is being put forth by the chamber and we need your input to help us do even more. Join us for some meaningful discussion and light refreshments.

Friends of Carson County Library Meeting

Friends of Carson County Library will be holding their next meeting on Monday, Mar 20th at 5:45 pm in Panhandle.  All interested persons are welcome to come.

Our Mission is to maintain an association of persons interested in good library service; to increase the facilities, materials and services; and thus enrich the cultural and educational opportunities available to the citizens of Carson County

The Little Red Bookmobile Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend
The Ribbon Cutting & Opening of:


Display Building for:

Thursday, MARCH 23™, 10:30am 401 Mam St. Panhandle, Texas Following the formal ribbon cutting and tour of the bookmobile, a reception will be held in the Carson County Library where you can view an old video of the bus and enjoy refreshments.

Brickstreet 200 Opens

Brickstreet 200 was feted with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Wednesday, March 1, hosted by the Panhandle Chamber of Commerce. Many local residents along with Chamber members and City officials were on hand to welcome the new business.

Chamber Marketing Director Jessi Norvell welcomed guests and Board Member Luke Durst led the Invocation. Board Member Maria Brinkley introduced the new owners, who are home-grown Panhandle brothers, Jay and Harley Hedrick. Mayor Doyle Robinson thanked the Hedricks for locating their business here  in Panhandle and reviving downtown. All attendees were invited to a reception and tour the new facility.

Brickstreet 200 is a family-friendly establishment with a menu advertised as “Fresh Americana – Southern Comfort Food – Food with a Classic Twist” which includes appetizers, burgers, steaks, chicken, seafood and a salad bar. The eatery also offers an option of beer and/or wine. The bar and patio are adult only areas and anyone entering the area  must  be  21  years  or older after 5 p.m.

Kitchen hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Happy hours are set from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday thru Saturday.

Carry out may be ordered by calling (806) 537-3101 and ordering online at is coming soon!  Andy Chase will be on hand every Wednesday night for your entertainment pleasure.

General Manager is Derik Arellano and the chef is Brandon Mooney. The bar is manned by Jill Pohlmeier, Pamela Hammer, Ashley Gilbert and team.

Brickstreet 200 is located in historic down-town Panhandle at 200 Main Street. Like them at

Come dine and enjoy the friendly, hometown hospitality and atmosphere.


Stay tuned in the paper for information about the new quarters for the Old Bookmobile.

It has been moved to new quarters next to the Carson County Library.


Inside the Bookmobile

Meeting Update

Thank you to those who attended tonight’s meeting! If you couldn’t make it, you missed some great information on the upcoming changes to our city by the much-appreciated Terry Coffee as well as the Chamber’s proposed marketing opportunities to help spread the word about your business!

Speaking of marketing opportunities, if you’d still like to be included, please take your materials for the new resident welcome bags to Maria at Brinkley Real Estate (214 Main) before next Friday. Thanks, everybody!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

March 1st 2017 at 10:30 am, the new Brickstreet 200

Restaurant officially opened for business here in Panhandle.

The following Speakers welcomed our newest eating facility:

Jessi Norvell
Panhandle Chamber of Commerce Marketing

Luke Durst
Panhandle Chamber of Commerce Board Member

Introductions and Induction
Maria Brinkley
Panhandle Chamber of Commerce Board Member

Greetings from Honored Business Representatives
Harley Hedrick & Jay Hedrick
Brickstreet 200 Owners

Remarks & Ribbon Cutting
Doyle Robinson
Mayor of Panhandle

Closing Remarks and Invite to join the reception
Maria Brinkley
Panhandle Chamber of Commerce
All guests were invited to stay for a tour and reception immediately following the ceremony.

Link to News Ten Video about Brickstreet 200 opening and Panhandle.