Keep Orange County Beautiful presented a check in the amount of $2,500 to the City of Pinehurst in support of the City’s Beautification Project to plant Crepe Myrtle trees along the main streets in the City.

Because of the City’s small size and limited income the full beautification project will be completed over several years. However, the donation from KOCB will kick-start the program for Pinehurst and cover a major portion of the costs for phase I – placing crepe myrtle trees for approximately one mile along both sides of Strickland Drive, within Pinehurst City limits.

The name Pinehurst was chosen for the city due to the support provided for the incorporation and formation of the city by Mr. Edgar Brown, Jr. who owned Pinehurst Ranch located at the west side of the then proposed city and the many large pine trees growing in this area.

It should be noted that this donation was made possible in part by a generous donation from David Brown and Dennis Davis. David Brown was a son of Mr. Edgar Brown Jr. David and Dennis were early members of Keep Orange County Beautiful and instrumental in its early success.

Keep Orange County Beautiful (KOCB) is a non-profit organization whose vision is to see Orange County become the cleanest and one of the most beautiful areas in Texas. KOCB has chosen to focus its efforts on two prime areas – Trees and Trash.

KOCB’s mission is to educate, organize, and implement programs to achieve its vision. Further information can be found on the website ( or email to