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Shelby County Official Guide & Chamber Directory 2020

The Bountiful Nature of Shelby County The Light and Champion


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Welcome to Shelby County

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Shelby County Officia l Guide & Chamber Director y 2020

Guide reflects the spectrum of beauty within the region. About The Cover:

The nature of Shelby County is translated beautifully in this photo of a camellia by Lawrence Davis. Camellia shrubs are prominent throughout the South. Shelby County grows her fair share of these beautiful flowers.

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137 San Augustine Street Center, TX 75935 publisher@lightandchampion.com Publisher & Managing Editor Mike Elswick Art Director Stephanie Elswick Advertising Sales Stephanie Elswick Ginia Hooper Design Layout Joni Guess Graphic Design Joni Guess Ginia Hooper Photography Colton Bragg Taylor Bragg Lawrence Davis Mike Elswick Ginia Hooper Andrea Johnston Foster Clint Porterfield Tera Jo Osborne Wilburn *Unless otherwise noted

Welcome to the 2020 edition of the Shelby County Directory. Whether you are new to the area or have roots in the county going back decades, we hope you find discoveries within these pages which will help you appreciate Shelby County and the unique place it holds in the world. It does not take long for either a newcomer or long time resident to realize natural beauty runs deep within the Shelby County lines. That is a contributing factor in giving this edition a distinctly natural perspective. While this natural history is important, so is the role of human interaction with the environment. Toward that end, the 2020 edition of the Shelby County Directory also highlights many of the positive changes which have taken place in the recent past while also focusing on some exciting changes coming our way. We welcome your input and suggestions which can be made at news@ lightandchampion.com or by calling (936) 598-3377. Putting this edition together has been a labor of love — we hope it is both a useful tool and a source of information which might rekindle your interest in the past while sparking your excitement for what the future of Shelby County holds. With Deepest Regards, Mike & Stephanie Elswick 2020 Directory Editors

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Proud of Our County’s Beauty Advertiser Index

1st National Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Abe Tobacco World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 American State Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Aurora Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Automotive Collision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Blake Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Blount Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Boles Feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Bryant Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Center Tire Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Century 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 City of Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 City of Timpson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 COR Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Covington Lumber & Construction Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Dazzle Me Pink & Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Dairy Queen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Deb’s Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Despino’s Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Elliott & Waldron Shelby County Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Farmers State Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Few Ready Mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Hallmark Center Fixture Operations . . . 18 Harkness Litter Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Hope Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Hughes Florist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Ihlo Sales & Import Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 JML Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Joaquin Tire Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 K&L Contractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 McAdams Propane Company . . . . . . . . 25 Mathews Realtors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Morrison Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . 25 Moody Waste Management . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Panola College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Payne & Payne Home N’ Suchlike . . . . . . 31 Pine Grove Nursing Center . . . . . . . . . . 19 R&D Distributing, LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Shelby Savings Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Southern Lemonade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Smith Sawmill Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Tammy Steptoe Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Tomlin Insurance Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Vintage Junkie Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 White Cottage Mercantile . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 SHELBY COUNTY TEXAS 2020

1885 Historial Shelby County Courthouse puts on marvelous sunsets . Photo by Mike Elswick

Photo by Tera Jo Osborne Wilburn

Table of Contents SHELBY COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-21 CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-36 HUXLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 JOAQUIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 SHELBYVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

TENAHA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 TIMPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43 CHAMBER MEMBER DIRECTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-50

Lake Pinkston sunrise Photo by Clint Porterfield

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FACTS about Shelby County

2020 Shelby County Livestock Show photos by Shannon James

• Shelby County’s estimated population was 25,418 based on a Census Bureau estimate in 2018. • The county’s median age is 37.6 years. • The county’s Hispanic population has grown from 2,489, or about 9.9 percent of the total Shelby County population, in the 2000 Census to 4,164 in the 2018 Census Bureau estimate, or about 16.4 percent of the total. • The county has a voting age population aged 18 or older of 17,069. • Racial breakdown as of 2018 Census estimate was 17,763 white (69.8 percent); black or African-American, 4,569 (18.0 percent); Hispanic or Latino, 4,164 (16.4 percent). • Shelby County was formed in 1837. It was named for Isaac Shelby, a soldier from Tennessee during the American Revolution and the first governor of Kentucky. • The county had an estimated 11,863 housing units, according to a 2019 Census estimate. • Most of the county is drained into the Sabine River, but some of the western portion is drained by the Neches River. • Shelby County was first organized under the Mexican government as the Tenehaw Municipality with Nashville (later to become Shelbyville) founded in 1824, was the most important town. • Shelby County was one of the original 23 counties in Texas. • Shelby County comprises 794 square miles. Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Texas State Historical Association

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GOVERNMENT County government adapting with the times

or Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison, county commissioners and other top Shelby County officials their world changed drastically early this year with the arrival of an unwanted guest — COVID-19/ coronavirus. The role of county government went on with repairing roads and bridges; filing deeds and marriage licenses; maintaining law and order; and ensuring bills and employee get paid. But the cloud of the pandemic hung over county operations much as it did for the rest of society. County offices were closed to walk-in customers, a resolution declaring a state of emergency was declared by Harbison and then ratified by the commissioners’ court and an order for residents to stay at home was issued. Part of her new routine was

to update citizens on how the COVID-19 outbreak was impacting their lives and that of their neighbors. In addition to providing regular updates on the number of local confirmed cases, Harbison, as the county CEO, was tasked with helping residents weave through new rules, new ways of living and the uncertainty of the future. In a nutshell — county government was adapting to a rapidly changing environment. “We have a really strong commissioners’ court and we work well together,” Harbison said earlier. “The county is healthy financially and we keep improving roads.” For a county that is primarily rural in nature, taking care of county roads can be an never ending task of working to allocate financial resources where they are

needed most. Harbison said the four county precincts have about 765 miles of roads to take care of. Those miles are fairly evenly broken down by precinct with Pct. 1 having 197 miles; Pct. 2 with 180 miles; Pct. 3 with 186 miles; and Pct. 4 with 202 miles of roads to maintain. “We’re an agricultural county with a lot of truck traffic,” Harbison said. “We have a lot of log trucks, feed trucks for our chicken farmers and cattle trucks.” Combine the 18-wheelers used in agriculture with those in logging and the energy fields of oil and gas and there are lots of opportunities for road wear and tear. Harbison said a continued focus on maintaining the county’s property on the downtown courthouse square is important. On another front, County

Commissioners, in conjunction with the Shelby County Historical Commission, are seeking a state grant to start the planning process to renovate the 1913 Courthouse Annex. Other projects and areas where the public likely will notice improvements in 2020 and beyond include, selling the old county hospital property, increased security at the Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office with fencing recently installed around the perimeter of the jail complex and improvements at the Shelby County Expo Center. Also this year are plans to move offices for the Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace and Constable in the Joaquin area. “I really feel we have the best interest of the county at heart in what we’re doing,” Harbison said. “We always need to remember we’re here to serve the public.”

Government Directory Shelby County Courthouse 200 San Augustine St., Center, TX 75935 County Judge: Allison Harbison 936-598-3863 Administrative Asst/IHC Coord.: Jenney Chessher County Commissioners: Precinct 1: Roscoe McSwain 936-598-4090 Precinct 2: Jimmy Lout 936-591-2456 Precinct 3: Charles Barr 936-591-4311 Precinct 4: Tom Bellmyer 936-254-4571 Secretary: Tammy Wiggins 936-598-6136 County Attorney: Gary Rholes 936-598-6100 County Clerk: Jennifer L. Fountain 936-598-6361 County Sheriff: Willis Blackwell 936-598-5600 District Court 123rd District Court: Judge LeAnn K. Rafferty 273rd District Court: Judge James A. Payne Jr. District Clerk: Lori Oliver District Attorney: Stephen Shires SHELBY COUNTY TEXAS 2020

936-598-9928 936-598-3201 936-598-4164 936-598-2489

Sheriff’s Department 100 Hurst Street, Center, TX 79535 County Tax Assessor-Collector: Deborah Riley County Treasurer: Ann Blackwell Justice of Peace, Pct. 1: Donna Hughes Justice of Peace, Pct. 2: Marla Denby Justice of Peace, Pct. 3: Margie L. Anderson Justice of Peace, Pct. 4: Jackie Kirkwood Justice of Peace, Pct. 5: Tracy Broadway Constable, Pct. 1: Zack A. Warr Constable, Pct. 2: Jamie Hagler Constable, Pct. 3: Roy Cheatwood Constable, Pct. 4: Taylor Fanguy Constable, Pct. 5: Robert Harigrove County Auditor: Clint Porterfield Emergency Mgt Co-ord: Kerri Shofner

936-598-8172 936-598-3581 936-598-3735 936-598-7797 936-269-3527 936-248-4001 936-598-3922 936-598-4283 936-572-7748 936-572-0384 936-572-0449 936-572-0340 936-598-3535 936-598-3664

County Extension Agent — 936-598-7744 Lane Dunn, MS - AG/NR Feleshia Thompson, Family & Home Services

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Chamber of Commerce Staff Deborah Chadwick President

Tammie Luman

Administrative Assistant

Elena Almaguer Secretary

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 2020 Board of Directors Kathy Bailey Wil Blackshear John Michael Burns Cameron Copelin Lawrence Davis Brian Dean Roger Doyle Stephanie Elswick Melody Griffin John Grigsby David Hailey Josh Hannah Cindy Lindsey Chad Nehring Dan O’Rear Jason Orsak Marco Pallares/COB Leigh Porterfield Jose Solis Retha Starkey

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce/historical jail building

Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Stephanie Elswick

Ambassador President

Ginia Hooper

Ambassador Vice President

Charlotte Allen Ami Altom Michele Askew Jason Balkcom Kim Bridges Meg Camp 10

Karen Campbell David Chadwick Lorei Choate Sharon Crelia Jessica Davis Lawrence Davis Colleen Doggett Brandy Fitz J.J. Ford Andi Foster

Doug Gay Kasey Golden Sandra Gray Pam Hall Chaquana Harper-Wells Susan Hairgrove Cancee Lester Cindy Lindsey Tee Polley Jeremy Pope

Sarah Ramon Lynda K. Russell Allison Sanford Gilpin Barbara Scates Camille Stanfield Emily Teske Amanda Treat Gabrielle West Jesse Wiggins SHELBY COUNTY TEXAS 2020


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Shelby County

CALENDAR OF EVENTS April

• 10th — Good Friday. •12th— Easter Sunday.

May (tentative)

• 5th – Center High School Scholarship Program. 6:00 p.m. At CHS Band Hall • 10th — Mother’s Day — Remember to shop local for your Mom! • 15th — Shelby County Chamber of Commerce First Responders Lunch sponsored by McAdams Propane, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Center ISD Transportation Department.

• 18th – Center High School Band Concert

June

• 7th - The Grill Fest is a •22nd — GraduaLone Start Barbecue Socition for Center High ety sanctioned barbecue School/8:00 p.m., Joaquin cook-off taking place SatHigh School/8:00 p.m., urday, April 6 at the Shelby Shelbyville High School, County Expo Center/Rodeo Timpson High School Arena. More than $6,500 in prizes to be awarded to 22nd – Center High registered teams. AdmisSchool Project Graduasion is free. For more tion. information visit www. • 24th — Graduation for shelbycountychamber.com; Center High School and call them by phone at 936Shelbyville High School. 598-3682; or via email to CHS graduation set for info@shelbycountycham8 p.m. At Roughrider ber.com. Stadium. •21st — Father’s Day – • 25th — Tenaha High shop local for your Dad! School graduation • TBA — Shelby County • 27th — Memorial Day. Sheriff’s Posse PRCA Rodeo at the Shelby County Rodeo Arena on Highway 7 East.

July

• 4th — Independence Day • 4th — Tenaha’s Fourth of July Celebration, Ray Jackson Field at Tenaha Tiger Stadium — free admission with live entertainment and fireworks with food concession provided. Carnival rides are a popular feature at Center’s Poultry Festival and the Watermelon Festival.

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This pup is just plain tuckered out at Center’s Watermelon Festival.

August

5th – First day of classes for Shelbyville ISD. •12th — First day of classes for Center ISD. • 19th — First day of class for Tenaha ISD.

September

•7th— Labor Day

October

• 1st-3rd— East Texas Poultry Festival, downtown Center; for schedule please visit — www. shelbycountychamber. • TBA — Timpson’s Frontier com. Festival features a Days in downtown Timpson fun run, pageant, chicken with live entertainment, clucking contest, arts carnival, food and games SHELBY COUNTY TEXAS 2020


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS • 23rd-27th — Thanksgiving break for Center ISD and other districts. • 27th — Thanksgiving Day • 28th — National Shop Small Saturday with numerous Center and Shelby County merchants participating with special offers, refreshments, drawings and more.

December Center’s Halloween in the Hole trick or treat event brings out Cat in the Hat and a little bumble bee.

and crafts, food vendors, quilt show, poultry judging and auction, chicken cooking competition and live entertainment. 19th-23rd – Fall break for Shelbyville ISD

• 3rd— Taste of the Holidays, Windham Civic Center, Center. • 5th — Nighttime lighted Christmas Parade, downtown Center.

February 2021

• 14th — Valentine’s Day • 15th-19th— Winter break for Center ISD • 27th — Princess Ball held at the Windham Civic Center for Princesses ages 3-13, benefitting the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center. For information, please call (936) 590-9864.

March 2021

• TBA — 14th Annual Health and Fitness Fair, Windham Civic Center, Center

• 22nd - 26th – Spring • 21st-Jan. 5th — Christmas break for Shelbyville ISD break for Center ISD and other districts.

2019-2020 Poultry Festival Queen, Kristen Orsak, with Jessie Wiggins as Santa Clause at Breakfast with Santa event.

April 2021

• 2nd – Good Friday • 4th – Easter Sunday • 12th-16th — Spring break for Center ISD.

25th — Christmas Day. • 26th-28th — Tenaha Holiday Hoops Basketball Tournament.

• TBA — Halloween in the Hole sponsored by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office — a free January 2021 community-wide Hallow- • 1st New Year’s Day • 18h — Martin Luther King een event. Jr. Day holiday

November

• 5th — Annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. SHELBY COUNTY TEXAS 2020

• 18th — Annual MLK Day Parade in Center Center’s Poultry Festival features a large selection of carnival rides.

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Agriculture remains backbone of county’s economy I

Aerial photo of a local chicken farm by Tera Jo Osborne Wilburn

Agriculture in Shelby County: Average size of farms: 175 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $218,763 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $95.16 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.17% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 99.17% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $147,445 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.99% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.04% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,388 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.00% Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.94 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.13% Vegetables: 921 harvested acres Land in orchards: 6 acres Read more: http://www.city-data. com/county/Shelby_County-TX.html

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n a county where agriculture is king, both poultry and timber reign supreme.. Shelby County AgriLife Extension Agent-Ag, Lane Dunn, knows well the importance of both, not only to those directly involved in agriculture, but to the area’s economy as a whole. “The poultry industry is the lifeblood of Shelby County,” he said. “It generates more money here than anything else.” Dunn said while Shelby County has a diverse agricultural economy, which includes cattle, it is still poultry which provides more jobs and generates more revenue than any other sector. According to state statistics, the poultry industry generates an estimated $249 million to the local economy in Shelby County, he said. “We’re usually in the top 10 counties in Texas for poultry production with Shelby and Nacogdoches counties always among the tops,” he said. “We’re diverse, but poultry is the mainstay, and it fits well with a lot of other commodities like cattle and hay production,” he said. While Shelby County’s big city counterparts may like to think their way of living is the norm, statewide, farming and ranching are big. “In Texas, one out of every seven jobs is attributed to agriculture,” Dunn said. “If you like to eat and sleep, or live in a house with a roof over your head, you’re impacted by agriculture.” While he did not have an exact count on the number of poultry farms in Shelby County, he said figures he has seen point to about 180 such operations. “And as the years go by, they’re getting bigger and bigger,” Dunn said. “Some of those newer poultry houses hold up to 20,000 chickens.” In addition to raising chickens, the county sees a major economic impact with processors like Tyson and Pilgrim’s Pride, he said. And, he said, the future looks bright. “We’re seeing an acceleration of growth in the poultry industry,” Dunn said. While not as vital to the economy as poultry, the timber business is big business in Shelby County too. The roots of the logging industry date back to the earliest days of the county’s founding. “For sure, it’s a big time industry around here providing jobs for thousands of folks,” says Jim Nix, who operates Nix Forest Industries in Timpson with other family members involved, including a brother and his mother and father who still like to be involved.

Nix Forest Industries was founded in the Huber community of Shelby County in 1931 by W.R. Tyer, Jim Nix’s great grandfather. After a fire decades ago the operation was moved to its present location in Timpson and was operated for a number of years by Jim’s grandfather, Leonard Tyer. He grew up in the business and has taken over from his father, Jerry Nix, who entered the family enterprise in the 1970s. “This is our fourth generation,” Jim says. He said different mills specialize in different products with the product line shipped out of the Timpson yard by the truck load includes one-inch boards, decking, shiplap siding for interior and exterior use and wood decking products used in piers and for deck construction. While Nix Forest Industries products may be shipped as far as New York and West Virginia, he says the bulk of the firm’s business is on a regional basis with much going within Texas to wholesalers in major markets like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Those wholesalers in turn may sell to retailers with national brands, such as Lowe’s Home Improvement, and other lumber yards and retail outlets. Another part of the operation is the chip mill with hardwood chips shipped out to eventually become products largely going into the production of papers products. “We make wood chips for paper mill consumption,” he says. “A lot of it will go into making toilet paper, paper towels and cardboard boxes.” Nix says the saw mill side of the business processes mature pine from trees in the range of 30 to 60 years old while the chipping side uses mostly hardwoods. Yet another product produced at the plant is kiln shavings used in chicken houses. Nix Forest Industries operates it own truck fleet to help haul all that lumber. Nix says about 50 loads of timber arrive at the Timpson operation daily. “We process about 100,000 feet of lumber a day or about 25 million feet a year,” he says. “We’re pretty small compared to some of the other operations around here but we directly employ about 85 people,” Nix says. Indirectly, the company is probably responsible for playing a major role in another 400-to-500 jobs in Shelby County and the surrounding area. Those positions may be for forestry consultants, timber managers and others, Nix says. SHELBY COUNTY TEXAS 2020


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DOUBLE J BAR B QUE

12949 Hwy. 84 E, Joaquin (936) 269-9227

4280 State Hwy 87, Center (936)590-9337

BIG ZACH’S PLACE

E5 SHACK

223 Main St, Logansport, LA (318)697-5360

146 Park Plaza, Timpson (936) 254-0077

CAJUN CORNER

E5 CRAWFISH SHACK

508 US-96, Center (936)598-7100

CENTER FLORAL & THE COFFEE CUP

315 Shelbyville Street, Cente (936) 598-2413 823 Hurst Street, Center (936) 598-4404

CHICKEN EXPRESS

128 Tenaha St, Center (936)332-9855

DAIRY QUEEN

401 Tenaha, Center (936) 598-5207

DARRELL’S BAR-B-QUE

BEST WESTERN PLUS

MILLER’S COUNTRY MARKET

SUBWAY

ESTRELLA RESTAURANT

401 N. 1st Street, Timpson (936) 254-9695

FOXXHOLE HOUSE

1003 Hurst Street, Center (936) 598-6661

FRONTIER CAFE

1007 Hurst Street, Center (936) 598-6303

PIZZA HUT PIZZERIA

(936) 598-7117

LAS MARGARITAS

122 Steve Hughes Dr. , Joaquin (936) 269-3209

LITTLE CAESAR’S PIZZA

854 HURST STREET, CENTER (936) 427-5170

HAWKEYE LODGE

Highway 87 South, Center (936) 598-1000

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

Classic Inn & Suites 210 Moffett Drive, Center (936) 591-0002

143 Express Blvd., Center (936) 591-8101

EXECUTIVE INN & SUITES

12449 US Hwy 84 E, Joaquin (936) 269-9100

701 San Augustine St., Center (936) 598-2431

HAMPTON INN & SUITES

PINE COLONY INN

141 Express Blvd., Center (936) 598-4447

PINEYWOODS SEAFOOD

13200 FM 2694, SHELBYVILLE (936) 368-2494 110 NACOGDOCHES, CENTER (936) 590-4363

520 Hurst Street, Center (936) 590-9266

AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN

715 Tenaha Street, Center (936) 598-9110

MI CASITA

1521 Shelbyville St, Center (936)598-5302

SONIC DRIVE-IN

12722 Hwy. 84 E, Joaquin (936) 269-4104 or 484 N 1st St., Timpson (936) 254-3300 or 810 Hurst St., Center inside Wal-Mart

TACO BELL & KFC

1502 Tenaha Street, Center (936) 598-3909

TAQUERIA SANTIAGO HUXLEY BAY MARINA & RV PARK 225 San Augustine Street, Center 208 s George Bowers Dr.,

138 N Chalk Street, Joaquin (936) 269-4444

1005 Hurst Street, Center (936) 598-3384

133 Tenaha Street, Center (9360 591-8399

101 AUSTIN STREET, TIMPSON (936) 254-1200

CINDY’S PLACE

SHADY OAKS

EL RANCHERO

912 N 2nd Street, Timpson (936) 254-2800

CINCO DE MAYO MEAT MARKET

MCDONALDS

ROYAL BUFFET

902 Hurst Street, Center (936) 591-8885

812 Hurst Street, Center (936) 591-0400

224 Tenaha Street, Center (936) 427-5150

323 Tenaha Street, Center (936) 598-9100

LOS BOTANEROS

608 SHELBYVILLE, CENTER (936) 590-9387

RIVER’S EDGE RESTAURANT

200 LA-5, Logansport, LA (318)697-4242

(Fri/Sat evenings) 146 Park Plaza, Timpson (936) 254-0077 13342 TX 7, Joaquin (936) 269-3489

CHAPS BAR-B-Q

LONE STAR GRILL

13450 HWY. 7 E, JOAQUIN (936) 269-9665

LAKE COUNTRY INN

500 Shelbyville Street, Center (936) 598-7700

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RAM HOUSE CAFE

RANCHO GRANDE MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Tenaha (936) 248-2009

TENAHA DONUT

T/R’S STEAKS & MORE GRILL & BUFFET

825 Hurst Street, Center (936) 598-4115

THE CATCH SEAFOOD & STEAKS

919 Tenaha St, Center (936)427-5051

THE CENTURY SHOPPE

(Lunch Only) 854 Hurst Street, Ste. 102, Center (936) 598-4453

THE DONUT PALACE

813 Hurst St, Center (936)598-2508

TIMPSON DONUTS

673 N. 1st Street, Timpson (936) 254 - 9565

TRAILS END GROCERY & RV PARK

5437 FM 3172, Shelbyville

WHATABURGER

811 Hurst Street, Center (936) 590-9898 or 1218 N 1st St., Timpson (936) 254-3438 or 12768 HWY 84 E, Joaquin (936) 269-3214

673 N 1st Street, Tenaha (936) 254-9565

816 Tenaha Street (936) 590-9607 or 808 N 1st Street, Timpson (936) 254-2218

Lodging Guide

SHELBY ENERGY LODGE

365 Shelbyville Street, Center (936) 598-3400

SLEEP INN & SUITES

181 Civic Center Drive, Center (936) 590-9090

SUPER 8 OF CENTER

907 Hurst Street, Center (936) 598-9420

BUSTERS PRIVATE RV PARK

174 CR 110, Center (936)275-7140

CENTER RV PARK

Hwy 7 East, Center (936) 598-8383

COUNTRYSIDE RV PARK

5218 State Hwy 7 East, Center (936) 590-4288

FRONTIER RV CAMP GROUND

US-59, Timpson (936) 615-0901

RV PARKS

GERONIMO VILLAGE RV PARK

12771 US-84, Joaquin (318)317-0919

SHELBY RV PARK

3268 Loop 500, Center (936) 368-2494

HUXLEY BAY MARINA

TRAILS END GROCERY & RV

MOUNT HERMAN RV PARK

WOODLAND SHORES RV PARK

13200 FM 2694, Shelbyville (936) 368-2494

7960 St Hwy 7 West, Center (936)591-4032

5437 FM 3172, Shelbyville (936) 368-7171

CR 3427, Joaquin (936) 269-4362

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CIVIC CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS 4H OF SHELBY COUNTY (936) 598-7744

50 WOMEN IMPACT GROUP (936) 590-1001

BOO’S BATTLE SUPPORT FUND

JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

SHELBY COUNTY OUTREACH MINISTRIES

(936) 598-3682

(936) 598-4990

NEWBERN LODGE NO. 97 ARCADIA

SHELBY COUNTY SENIOR NUTRITION SITE

(936) 590-9975

(936) 598-7768

(903) 754-9219

(936) 590-9975

NEWBERN CHAPTER 1135 OES ARCADIA

SHELBY COUNTY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK

CASA OF DEEP EAST TEXAS

PINEYWOODS YOUTH RODEO ASSOC.

SHELBYVILLE LIONS CLUB

(936) 591-9553

CENTER CHAPTER 348 OES, CENTER

(936) 598-3682

(936) 590-4330

(936) 591-1655

(936) 368-2962

(936) 598-9320

ROTARY CLUB OF CENTER

TENAHA LODGE NO. 737 TENAHA

CENTER COUNTRY CLUB

SAM SAMFORD LODGE NO. 149

TENAHA CHAPTER 185 OES TENAHA

(936) 598-5513

CENTER – (936) 368-2962

CENTER NOON LIONS CLUB

SAM HOUSTON LODGE NO. 32 SHELBYVILLE

(936) 598-2941

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SERVICES JOAQUIN

(936) 269-3006

GATEWAY TO TEXAS SONS OF THE REPUBLIC

TENAHA BUSINESSMEN’S CLUB

(936) 248-3841

SHELBY COUNTY BASS ANGLERS

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL RODEO ASSOC.

(936) 635-1717

(936) 590-4447

SHELBY COUNTY CANCER FUND

TIMPSON LODGE NO. 437

(936) 368-2359

GOLDEN HARVEST MINISTRIES CLUB

SHELBY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

HAWKEYE HUNTING CLUB

(936) 248-5807

(936) 598-3026

(936) 269-4266

(936) 269-3006

(936) 248-5807

(936) 598-7558

TIMPSON CHAPTER 1144 OES

(936) 598-3682

(936) 598-7558

(936) 598-1000

(936) 590-9864

SHELBY COUNTY CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER

VFW POST 8904

JOAQUIN LODGE NO. 856 JOAQUIN

SHELBY COUNTY CRUISERS

WILLIAM CARROLL CRAWFORD CHAPTER DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC

JOAQUIN CHAPTER 903 OES JOAQUIN

SHELBY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

(936) 368-2735 (936) 368-2735

(936) 590-9555

(936) 598-2976

(936) 598-8081

(936) 598-3613

A sea of hand-crocheted poppies cascaded from a second story window of the Historic Shelby County Courthouse on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 in November 2019.

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General Services & Amentities • Rehabilitation & Skilled Care • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy • Hospice and Respite Care Shelby Savings Bank has been providing banking services to East Texas since 1982. Our small community bank offers a wide range of banking products, including Agricultural, Commercial, Mortgage, and Consumer loans. Shelby Savings Bank is a dynamic, growing Community Bank with six locations in East Texas. Come by and see us at any of our locations in Center, San Augustine, Hemphill, Palestine and Lindale, LPO.

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101 Porter St., Center • 598-3061 Ken and Cecila Boles, Owners

BOLES FEED CO. Boles Feed Co.  proudly supplying Agricultural, Feed and Farming needs in East Texas for over 30 years. The Boles Family is committed to reflecting the positive attitudes and qualities of life that are embodied in agriculture and East Texas living.

IHLO SALES & IMPORT CO. 47th Anniversary

P.O. Box 2138 • Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-2491

913 South St., Nacogdoches • 564-2671 Justin and Anna Lee,  Owners

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Small business, big business provide economic diversity

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yson Foods, Shelby County’s largest employer, has only solidified itself as a driver of the local economy for years to come with investments being made this year. The Tyson Foods plant on Shelbyville Street, with about 1,700 employees, has been undergoing a major expansion for months while a completely new Tyson Feed Mill is also in the works. Together they represent an investment of tens of millions of dollars. Both City of Center and Shelby County government officials have played vital roles in paving the way for both projects. The Center City Council approved a major investment in infrastructure to accommodate the water and sewer needs expected for the production plant expansion. Tyson’s general contractor for the construction project, Primus Builders, applied for and received a City of Center building permit for the addition of a 26,000-square-foot cold storage facility with an estimated construction value of about $8.5 million. The addition is connected to the existing plant property consistiner of more than 70 acres. For the Tyson Feed Mill

area because it’s next to the BN Railroad so we can take in 110-car units and unload them,” he said. The facility would mill an estimated 14 tons of grain a week to supply company operations at both the Center and Carthage plants.

Economic Diversity operation, Shelby County Commissioners’ Court in 2019 approved a tax abatement to help lure Tyson’s estimated $50 million investment Early in 2019, Tyson Foods representatives announced plans to construct a new feed mill outside the Center city limits south of town for a $50 million-plus plant which could eventually employ 42 workers. At that meeting Jan Nash, with Tyson’s tax accounting department in Springdale, Arkansas, said company officials have been working on tentative plans for the plant for more than a year. “The project was originally budgeted for $40 millionto-$51 million but now we’re looking at probably a $51 million to $52 million investment,” she said. “There will be 42 team members working at the site.”

Those workers would be comprised of both truck drivers and mill workers, Nash said. She said Tyson the project has an estimated construction time of about 14 months putting completion very late this year, but more likely in early 2021. Nash said the company was seeking the tax abatements from the county to help offset the cost of providing Tyson with access to the plant site to have road infrastructure constructed. Bob Chavis, engineering project manager from Fayetteville, Arkansas, said the preferred site south of Center moved to the top of the options company representatives were looking based on BN Railroad access, topography of the site and availability of a site large enough to house the facility. “We have identified this

Other businesses and industry continue to make major contributions to the Center and Shelby County economy like Scull Timber, McAdams Propane, Boles Feed, Tri-State Trucking, Portacool, Hallmark Center Fixture Operations, K&L Contractors, Nix Forest Products, Smith Sawmill Service, Harkness Litter Service, TAMCO and many others others. At least a couple of mainstays in the economy have celebrated milestones recently, those include Ihlo Sales and Import and General Shelters, both of which have grown more than 45 years from their early Shelby County roots. General Shelters was founded in 1973 by James Campbell and company officials said it has seen consistent growth to become one of the largest portable building manufacturers in Texas.

Background: Aerial photo of Shelby County area by Tera Jo Osborne Wilburn SHELBY COUNTY TEXAS 2020

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AREA LAKES

Shelby County is well known for its great fishing and hunting year-round. Here is a list of lakes and recreation areas located in the county.

Huxley Bay Marina 13200 FM 2694, Shelbyville, TX 75973 (866) 733-8193

A down home resort with a relaxed atmosphere. Located in a sheltered cover on the north end of Toledo Bend Lake. Close to the local river channel and main north/ south boat lanes. • • • • • • • • • •

Fishing with guides available Hunting Bird Watching Hotel/RV Accommodations All day dining available Boat Ramps Dry Boat Stalls Deep water lake access Hunting Exhibitions on duck, deer, and fox. Manager on property at all times.

Toledo Bend

13200 FM 2694, Shelbyville, TX 75973 (866) 733-8193

Ragtown Recreation Area

Located along the shoreline of Toledo Bend Lake. Offers great areas for camping, fishing, hiking, bird-watching, and more. One of the South’s largest Reservoirs. Features a panoramic view of the lake and Sabine National Forest. Includes a boat launch facility. Fees are $5 for single campsite, $8 per double campsite, and $2 for park day use and/or boat launch. Indoor/outdoor plumbing and showers included. Picnic areas/Campfire Rings onsite. Public swimming beach and one mile hiking trail near entrance. Large variety of native wildlife and vegetation. Fish species includes Largemouth Bass, White Perch, White Bass, Stripe, Bream, and several varieties of Catfish.

Largest man made body of water in the South. Fifth largest lake in surface area in the United States. Reservoir extends 65 miles upstream to Logansport, Louisiana. Main source of water for lake is Sabine River. Offers a wide variety of species to fish, hunt, and bird watch. Great for hiking or family recreation. Several boat ramps for easy use. Fishing includes Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and more.

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Photo by Tera Jo Osborne Wilburn SHELBY COUNTY TEXAS 2020


Shelby County

AREA LAKES Timpson Reservoir

Lake Pinkston

A 560 acre Reservoir built in 1976. Located 10 miles west of the city of Center on State Highway 7. Includes two boat ramps.

Located Southwest of the city of Timpson. Also located on Blackwater Creek Covers an area of 223 acres

Known for its natural beauty.

Great for fishing Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and Crappie

Maximum depth of 35 feet

Great area for fishing due to undisturbed natural habitat.

Amazing area for Recreation, fishing, hiking, and bird watching

Deep and clear water is great for fishing or swimming. Wonderful area for fishing, hiking, or bird watching all year-round. Fish in area include many varieties of overstocked

Boat Ramps

Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, and Catfish.

Other boat ramps in Shelby County are located in areas below: • Garrett Park • McFadden • River Ridge

• East Hamilton • Hailey’s Ferry • Yellow Dog

Frog photo and lily pad photo by Tera Jo Osborne Wilburn

Lake Pinkston at sunrise photo by Clint Porterfield SHELBY COUNTY COUNTY TEXAS TEXAS 2020 2020 SHELBY

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Welcome to

CENTER The 1885 Historical Shelby County Courthouse makes a perfect background for a dogwood tree. Photo by Andrea Johnston Foster

Greetings and welcome to the

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Mayor David Chadwick

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CITY OF CENTER

enter, Texas is a growing community of approximately 6,000 people providing a full range of services including public safety, water and sewer utilities, solid waste and recycling programs, and an active parks department. Center has much going for it and is one of the most progressive cities in East Texas. This progressive and entrepreneurial characteristic positions Center as an opportune place to do business with a quality of life second to none in the region. The people who live, work, and visit Center can be assured that the City Council and staff are being assertive in taking steps to improve the City’s quality of life. As evidence, the City has partnered with industrial and commercial interests to promote development and expansion. This not only stabilizes our strong industrial base but expands Center’s role as a regional retail hub. We invest vast amounts of time and focus shaping our future and making the community desirable. The city updated the Comprehensive

Plan in 2014, creating a roadmap for future City improvements. Continued transportation maintenance is a high priority and includes the recently completed Loop 500 extension and ongoing street resurfacing. Quality of life projects consist of the enrichment of our Parks Master Plan and public facilities, downtown streetscape plans, and recycling program. Our commitment to responsible stewardship and governance is demonstrated by receiving the highest levels of the Texas Financial transparency and national Distinguished Budget awards. We believe the community we have today as well as the one we are building is not a matter of chance but shaped by planning and cooperation. While change is continuous and inevitable, the dedicated people of Center are grounded in their “East Texas Values” of faith, family and friends. Whether you are a guest or a resident, we welcome you to Center and appreciate the privilege to serve you! - Mayor David Chadwick

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The interior of the second floor courtroom in the historical 1885 Shelby County Courthouse.

The cupola of the 1885 Shelby County Courthouse. The balcony around the cupola is still in working condition today.

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City of Center paving the way for a brighter future

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ity of Center officials have invested years of planning and budgeting to help pave the way for the future. From sewer and water line improvements, to park enhancements and expansions, to completely renovated infrastructure around the city’s historic square — Center’s transformation in preparation for the future continues. Work started in the fall of 2019 immediately after the East Texas Poultry Festival in October on the center square renovation project commonly referred to as the Center Streetscape project. While much of the work has involved work done out of the public spotlight, such as replacing aging water and sewer lines, the more visual aspect has been on enhancements to the streets, sidewalks, curbs, parking and public spaces on the area around the historic 1885 Shelby County Courthouse. The work includes demolition of the area leading out from the retaining wall around the historic courthouse to the sidewalks across the street of commercial buildings fronting the square. The area inside the retaining walls where the historic courthouse is located will not be touched as part of the streetscape project, officials said. When completed project is finished late 2020, the project will feature brick pavers replacing asphalt, enhanced landscaping, new crosswalks to the courthouse added with the curbed concrete islands holding traffic signals gone. Traffic flow will remain the same with one way traffic around the square. Parking is to remain the same with headin, angle parking with a back up lane, designers said. Officials say the end result is going to be a beautiful, revitalized downtown area for residents and visitors alike to enjoy for years to come. Along the lines of enhancing downtown Center, the Texas Department of Agriculture has notified City officials of a grant award of $350,000 through its 2019 Downtown Revitalization Program. “This provides the resources to further progress the Downtown Masterplan,” said Mayor David Chadwick. The grant will provide funding to reconstruct the side alleys and extend sidewalks at four other locations adjoining the square, Tenaha, Logansport and Nacogdoches streets. The work will improve the function and safety of the alleyways to allow for additional parking during events.

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Downtown Center Nightscape Photo by Lawrence Davis

Work has begun on the city’s U.S. 96 sewer replacement/rehabilitation project after the Center City Council approved the low bid for the project in February. City Manager Chad Nehring said among the issues the project will address is that of having rain water intrusion into the city’s sewer system, which is then processed at the city’s sewage treatment plant. The work should increase capacity of the sewer system and help open up more commercial property for development along U.S. 96/Hurst Street. In late February the council approved work on the walking bridge leading to the John D. Windham Civic Center from local hotel properties. Nehring said the base of the walking bridge was constructed of composite material and is still in good shape. However, the hand rails are constructed out of lumber and after about 10 years, are in need of replacement. He said the work is estimated to cost about $15,000. The City of Center City Council has also authorized the staff to seek a grant which could enhance efforts in the city to protect habitat and wildlife in property which has already been deemed not suitable for development. Nehring said if awarded, the grant from a private foundation and is funneled through Deep East Texas Council of Government, could provide funds to plan development of green space.

“It’s a private foundation grant opportunity we found out about,” he said. “It is about preserving open space, public space and natural eco-system habitat. Nehring said the grant could help provide up to $8,000 for the planning portion of possibly developing property along creek beds and areas set aside for natural wildlife mitigation. The grant could provide the majority of funding for planning. “This application would provide 80 percent of the costs of a planning project that would provide site assessment, analysis of alternative of concepts for site use and preliminary design with funding option recommendations,” he told the council at a March 9 meeting. Applying for the grant does not commit the city to spend a cent. Public safety continues to be a priority for the city with efforts in the works to add additional officers to the police force. The city council has approved the application for a grant which could lead to adding two police officers for three years. The grant is through the 2021 Criminal Justice COPS hiring program. Nehring said if awarded, the grant would cover up to 75 percent of the cost of hiring entry level officers with a maximum federal share of $125,000 per officer, according to Center Police Chief Jim Albers. The Center Fire Department is scheduled to take possession of a new fire truck this year to help enhance the city’s effort to protect property. SHELBY COUNTY TEXAS 2020


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PARKS & RECREATION City leaders take a long-range look at Center Parks

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he City of Center’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan has been developed in order to guide the city towards a growing and enhanced park system to serve the public and enhance the quality of life for years to come. The plan is designed to serve as a guide for the next decade, until 2030. However, it allows for updates and modifications over the years as priorities and needs change. The city has spent the last 10 years acquiring and developing a great park system The main objectives of this Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan are to: • Renovate and upgrade Perry Sampson Park — for the 2020-2021 time frame, the planner’s recommendation is to see between $650,000 and $850,000 spent at the park. Additional work would include

The ballfields at Center City Park play host to youth and adult sports leagues and tournaments. Photo by Andrea Johnston Foster

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constructing a multi-purpose trail; construct a new playground; renovate existing playground elements and the existing pavilion; provide tree planting and landscaping; provide tree planting and landscaping; provide picnic areas and benches; install new lighting throughout the park; and, install new signage. • Renovate and upgrade American Legion Park • Allocate monies each year towards maintaining the existing park system, especially at the sports fields. • Continue to construct multi-use paved and nature trails throughout the community in order to create a network that connects residential areas with parks, schools and commercial areas; • Continue to partner with private and public organizations to enhance the park system; • And, focus on the preservation and conservation of natural open spaces that make Center unique. At Center’s Portacool Park the splash pad/spray pad will be getting some much needed maintenance and upgrading in 2020. The Center City Council approved spending about $65,000 in total for repairs and resurfacing at the popular water feature. Center Soccer Park Located off of Ballard Street at the site of another former city park, the the Center City Council early this year voted unanimously to name the complex “Center Soccer Park.” Officials agreed the name

Portacool Park’s splash pad is a great venue for kids to cool of over the summer months.

was simple and to the point of indicating it is both a part of the city’s park system and intended for soccer play and practice. Early in 2020, all electrical and irrigation work is being finalized and made operational at the soccer park. City staffers are installing a new water line while working on the entrance sign, fence mending and concession/restroom options. Center Soccer Park covers about 21 acres and was the recipient of a $10,000 grant in August 2019 from the John Harris Community Fund for the new entrance sign and improvements. The $10,000 grant was awarded to the Shelby County Youth Soccer Association through the City of Center for improvements at the new soccer fields being prepared for use by youth soccer teams next spring. The complex will have three adult soccer fields which can be divided into smaller fields for younger players, said Hector Pineda, president of the association. “We have about 200 kids in the program and it’s growing,” Pineda said. Improvements be-

ing made to the fields have also been aided by donations from the Center Noon Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Center, he said. The Harris Foundation Grant funds will pay for construction of a stone monument park entrance at the soccer complex benefiting the Shelby County Youth Soccer program. “John Reagan Harris was a generous benefactor, giving both his time and his resources to many groups and worthy causes in and around Center,” said Kyle Penney, President of East Texas Communities Foundation, at the time the grant was awarded. “The John Harris Community Fund was established to support worthy civic, religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational projects which benefit the Center, Texas community.” In other city park related matters, officials were awaiting the city’s grant application to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for improvements at Perry Sampson Park. The city is awaiting a review by the state agency and expects to hear back in the first half of 2020. SHELBY COUNTY TEXAS 2020


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Center High School’s Roughrider marching band.

Center High School’s dance line, The Chaparrals.

Center ISD experiencing growth on every campus

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enter Independent School Districtis a K-12 public education school system located in the heart of the Pineywoods of East Texas. Positioned at the geographical middle of Shelby County, Center is the county seat and home of the largest school district in the county. Early this year the district launched a search for a new superintendent to replace long time Supt. Dr. James Hockenberry who resigned in December to accept a position with Longview ISD. At

this writing a permanent replacement had not been named and Dr. Arnie Kelley was serving the district on an interim basis. The district is in the middle of a $30 million construction campus realignment program which should see major changes in 2020 and well into 2021. Ground is expected to be broken this year on Roughrider Coliseum, a multi-purpose event center which will be connected to the existing wing of Center High School which houses the band hall and will face Roughrider Drive.

Center Independent School District Administration Center ISD School School Board Members John Henry Holloway, Allison Johnson, Daphne LaRock, Casey Lout, Matthew Mettauer, Traci Willoughby and Deuce Wulf Administration Superintendent: Dr. Brian Morris

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F.L. Moffett Primary School Principal: Inez Hughes Assistant Principal: Angela Downing

Center Middle School Principal: Jake Henson Assistant Principal: Amber Mathews

Center Elementary School Principal: Lana Whitworth Assistant Principal: Crystal Chisenhall

Center High School Interim Principal: Gayla Miller Assistant Principal: Jeremy Small

Center Intermediate School Principal: Lee Masterson Assistant Principal: James Bealsey

Roughrider Academy Director: Heath Hagler

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Tiered seating will be included for the 1,300 seating capacity gym with a full-sized basketball court and a concourse surrounding the second floor of the structure. Construction will take approximately 14 months. For the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, a major realignment of grades is planned after construction at the F.L. Moffett Primary campus is complete. The Moffett expansion and renovation includes 50,000 square feet of new academic space with a new full-size gym, 6-bed nurse station, 30 classrooms, parking and driveways, and security improvements. When that happens, Moffett will include pre-kindergarten through second grade; Center Elementary will house grade 3-5; Center Intermediate will no longer exist; Center Middle School will remain serving grades 6-8; while Center High School will remain a ninth grade through 12th grade campus. Center Middle School construction is expected to get underway in mid-2020. Some of the new construction will attach to the existing building while the project also includes some remodeling of the existing Center Middle School. CISD officials say the district is committed to preparing students for their future. Along with the district’s award winning extracurricular program, CISD provides enriching academic experiences. For example, Center High School (CHS) offers a robust Career and Technical Education program including small animal management/livestock production, veterinary medical applications, horticulture science, welding, construction management, graphic design and illustration, accounting, hospitality and tourism, information technology and forensic science. Additionally, CHS provides and funds the tuition for dual-credit coursework, with a Panola College facility adjacent to it.

Construction is scheduled to begin on Center ISD’s Roughrider Coliseum in 2020. Construction should take about 14 months. CISD is rated a Conference 4A District in the University of Interscholastic League for academic and athletics completion and is home to the Roughriders. CISD has six (6) campuses and approximately 2,700 students.

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Long history, bright future mark Excelsior ISD

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xcelsior ISD is located in the Aiken community and offers classes for kindergarten through eight grades. With a variety of educational programs, school board, administrators, teachers and staff focus on preparing students for the journy to high school and beyond by laying a strong foundation. The Historical marker dedicated in early 2019 commemorates what is now Excelsior Independent School District as being the only Common School in Shelby County, Texas remaining out

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said the school is small in size but large on an educational focus. “We are a very small school, but we are big on family and values,” she said. “Numerous families have seen several generations attend Excelsior and add to its long heritage,” she said. Excelsior School is at the heart of the local community, a community who supports, influences and guarantees stability for the school for generations to come. Scates said Excelsior is well known for accepting transfer students from larger

surrounding school districts. The school is known for its small class size which allows teachers to provide more personalized instruction. “Sometimes a student needs to be in a smaller environment where innocence is protected,” she said. Excelsior offers an education along with kindness and encouragement to all students so they can be the best they can be and take responsibility for the many issues they are facing today, Scates said.

Panola College providing higher education opportunities

anola College is a thriving and award-winning community college headquartered in Carthage serving students in the counties of Shelby, Panola, Harrison and Marion. The college has been recognized leader in the junior college field on multiple fronts. It has been designated “A Great

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of approximately 90 common schools in the late nineteenth century. In 1895 the school was known as Walnut Grove School No. 47. The school also serves as a focal point of the Aiken community. An example of that was held earlier this year when the school hosted a well-attended political forum for all Shelby County candidates. The event was combined with a supper and cake auction benefitting the school. Barbara Scates, network administrator for the district,

College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. In addition, Panola College has been awarded Center for Digital Education’s “Digital Community College Award” in the small college’s division seven times since 2003. The college has been a leader in working with area school districts to provide col-

lege credit through dual credit programs. Among area school districts Panola College has established dual credit partnerships with are Center ISD, Timpson ISD, Tenaha ISD, Joaquin ISD, Shelbyville ISD and Garrison ISD. Panola officials say four-year colleges and universities are readily accepting academic credits. However, students are encouraged to contact the admissions office at the receiving institution to verify policies and requirements. The Shelby College Center is one of two Panola College sites in Center. The second site is the Shelby Regional College Center. Shelby College Center offers

face-to-face programs as well as adult and continuing education in the areas of cosmetology, licensed vocational nursing and adult and continuing education courses. It is located at 3600 Loop 500, Center. For more information call (936) 598-9543. The Panola College Regional Training Center is located adjacent to the Center High School campus at 678 Roughrider Drive. For more information call (936) 591-9075.

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Welcome to

HUXLEY

Huxley features lots of ‘helping hands’ Toledo Bend always provides stunning sunsets.

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uxley Helping Hands is a non-profit organization which reflects the giving spirit of this small rural Shelby County community tucked away on the shore of Toledo Bend Reservoir. Each the all-volunteer group distributes about 5,000 pounds of food each month to residents of Shelby County who qualify under state low income guidelines.   The non-profit agency was formed in 2012 by a small group at the Lydia Missionary Baptist Church in Huxley. Jessica Kay, who is in charge of the compliance with the East Texas Food Bank in Tyler and monthly food orders, said the non-profit agency came together over a bible study. “Some of the young couples did a bible study called, ‘Crazy Love’ by Francis Chan,” said Kay. “When we got through with that study, we felt like we wanted to find a way to show Christ’s love in our community in a practical way. We decided that a food pantry would be a good way to do both.”  SHELBYCOUNTY COUNTYTEXAS TEXAS2020 2020 SHELBY

Huxley Helping Hands volunteer, Yvonne O’Rear, said that after seeing the young adults in their church start up the non-profit organization, “us older folks just started to help.” The organization uses all of their budget on food. With no kind of fundraisers or events to raise money for the food pantry, Huxley Helping Hands is supported financially by two main churches; the Ephesus church and Smyrna church. “Volunteers are the heart of this agency,” said Kay. “Without the people who care and are willing to work for free; there would not be a pantry.” Anyone interested in finding out more about Huxley Helping Hands or looking for a way to get involved and give back to the community, you can contact Jessica Kay at (936) 572 - 3463. Huxley’s volunteer fire department offers another example of how the community pulls together to both help others locally and people in

need in the larger world. The Huxley Volunteer Fire Department may be one of the smallest in Shelby County, but it consists of a dedicated group of volunteers who do what they need to in order to protect and serve the area. To help support the community’s firefighting volunteers residents come together each autumn for the Huxley Fall Festival. Fun and fellowship are benefits of the event but the main reason is to raise funds for the Huxley VFD. The event usually consists

of a big barbecue with a chicken plate, a cake walk and big raffle with about 30 guns raffled off. Another source of funding for the department comes from the water department where patrons can add $1 to their monthly bill that goes to the Huxley VFD. For water utilities, Huxley area residents are served by the City of Huxley Water Utilities Department. To reach Huxley City Hall During normal business hours residents may call 936-368-2633 or 936-368-2266.

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A community where neighbors help neighbors

ocated on the northern shore of Toledo Bend Reservoir, Joaquin is a small town steeped in history whose leaders focus on serving the needs of the present as they plan for the future. Among recently completed projects in Joaquin in 2019 was the construction of a new home for the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department. William Baker serves at Joamayor of the The City Of Joa

quin, working with a council which meets regularly to focus on serving the city’s residents. For community needs, Joaquin area residents have a habit of stepping up to support fundraisers, whether for Joaquin Independent School District programs, to help fund the volunteer fire department or to step and help their neighbors in time of need.

The community’s fire department offers a good example of the willingness of residents to contribute to the betterment of all. The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1973 and started when the mayor of Joaquin decided that the town needed a fire department. Until that time the Logansport Fire Department had been assisting with all emergency needs for the residents of Joaquin. The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department holds a cap of 30 members at any given time, with more residents wanting to join every year. Joaquin VFD members are constantly training to become better and more efficient at helping people. On the second Monday of every month, members of the VFD meet and train on different and new techniques including the use of the jaws of life, extracting a person from a vehicle or ac accident, and more. The VFD also has mutual aid agreements with every other VFD and fire depart department in Shelby County and Logansport, and have been known to help these other organizations at any time

needed. The community of Joaquin was founded in 1885 as a stop and station for the Houston, East and West Texas Railway. The land was donated by Benjamin Franklin Morris, and the site was named for his grandson Joaquin, according to local history. The post office was opened in the following year. Over the decades Joaquin operated as a shipping point for cotton and lumber. On the educational front, with Ryan Fuller serving as superintendent, Joaquin ISD has approximately 700 students who have excelled in academics, sports and UIL competition. The district’s mission statement is “To build a positive and safe educational environment with collaboration of staff, students and community.” Like for many smaller communities, the schools serve as a focus for everything from carnivals and football games to graduation exercises. In the fall when the Joaquin Rams are on the playing field, the show of support is evident with grandstands filled with fans.

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Welcome to

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Steeped in history, home of champions

helbyville is a rural community in Shelby County where a big part of community pride is focused on the Shelbyville Independent School District. While the Shelbyville area was first settled in the 1820s, it has had a formal educational presence since the the 1860s. Fast forward to 2020, the Shelbyville ISD has a reputation for excellence both in academics and extracurricular activities. One of the biggest pieces of news in 2020 is the fact the Shelbyville Dragons boys basketball team won the opportunity to once again represent the community at the Class 2A UIL Boys State Championship. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak the state tournament was cancelled and the team, which was already on the bus heading to San Antonio, was forced to turn around and head back home. The school system also has a strong tradition of excelling in Texas UIL academic competitions and the 2019-2020 school year was no exception. Yet another example of where students and educators from the school district have excelled over the years is the Shelbyville High School band. It has a history of excellence and unwavering tradition. Shelbyville Dragon Band members not only cheer on their fellow students during football season, but they also participate in competitions all throughout

Regulators, who, as their name implies, wanted to “regulate” the activities of rivals. Naturally, the Moderators wanted to “moderate” being “regulated,” McDonald said. “Trouble brewed between rival groups who had settled along Shelby County was estabthe border between Louisiana lished in 1836, and for the and Texas earlier in the century next 30 years Shelbyville was when neither the United States the county seat. R.L. Parker, or Spain made much effort to who was county clerk in 1866, control the area,” he said. decided that the county seat “Land swindling, cattle should be in the “center” of the rustling, and various other afcounty. That same year, the state fronts provided the fuel and the legislature passed an act requir- spark for the war,” McDonald ing counties to have centrally said. Deaths on one side or the located seats. other always required avengShelbyville was not so quick ing and the fighting continued, to relinquish the county records. sometimes reaching the level of So Parker, a man of action, drove actual battles. an ox cart to the courthouse door in Shelbyville one night and took them with some help. According to local history, the Boles Field records were placed under armed guard in a log cabin near the geographic center of the county and the city of Center was born. Shelbyville was originally known as Nashville and served as the county seat for the District of Tenaha, which would later become Shelby County. In the early 1840s the Shelbyville area was the scene of a feud known as the Regulator-Moder-ator War which dragged on from 1839 until 1844, according to a account by the late East Texas historian Archie McDonald. One side was called the

the school year. The military style marching band is made up of about 70 student musicians in grades eight through twelve.

Steeped in history

President Sam Houston, who was familiar with the area and its residents, at first said that the only thing to do was let the Regulators and Moderators fight it out. “But In 1844 Houston sent Travis G. Brooks and Alexander Horton with militia to end the fighting,” he said. “They arrested 10 men from both sides, but only a truce negotiated by Judge William B. Ochiltree, Isaac Van Zandt, and David S. Kaufman convinced the sides to quit fighting, at least temporarily. “Ironically, within two years some Regulators and Moderators fought side by side against Mexican troops in the war against Mexico,” McDonald said.

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Welcome to

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Proud past and bright future

ity officials here are working to build upon the community’s rich history as Tenaha forges its way to the future, according to Mayor Michael Baker. Among new Tenaha area business growth was the completion in mid-2019 of the Livestock Nutrition Center. The modern facility serves a large geographical area in the region, providing custom mixed livestock feeds. On the educational front Tenaha Independent School District has a long tradition of meeting and exceeding the needs of students on both the academic and extracurricular arenas. School board members here adopted goals for that include targeting of the academic areas of writing, early childhood literacy and middle school history for improvement. Superintendent Scott Tyner

said strengthening the Tenaha ISD’s early childhood literacy should be an ongoing goal. “It is so vitally important to any success that we will have down the road for these kiddos,” he said. “We would probably all agree that early childhood literacy should always be an academic reach for us.” Tyner said he is proud of the record Tenaha ISD has blazed. “With one of the most diverse student populations in the state of Texas, I am proud of our record of state accountability and competitive success, he said. A big part of the success of both the present and future for the district comes from the solid performance of the past. “We definitely can back up our efforts with a lineage of success from the Tigers of yesterday,” Tyner said. “Today’s Tigers will be pushed to set new bars of achievement and

pave the way for the next generation.” For the 2019-2020 school year the district’s school board continues to work on a plan developed through the vision of a district committee, which established the “Tenaha ISD District of Innovation” plan with specific goals outlined through the end of the 20122022 school year. “Win every day” is the motto of the plan while “Experience for All” is the title of the mission statement for the plan to help ensure students from all backgrounds are included. An example of community pride and how Tenaha residents have joined together to enhance the future is a group called TENaha TOGETHER. It is a 10-person committee with representation from the school, the city, the Tenaha Businessmen’s Club, and at-large members of the community to

come together and simply seek to raise funds for community improvement projects. Among projects TENaha TOGETHER has targeted are Christmas lights and decorations, welcome signage on major highways and new decorative banners and bunting for town. For a patriotic Fourth of July celebration in Shelby County, Tenaha is the place to be. Raymond Jackson Stadium on the Tenaha ISD campus has a rich tradition of hosting live entertainment featuring Gospel groups and then of capping the evening with a fireworks display. The event also features plenty of food and refreshments along with a time for community residents to come together to either bring lawn chairs and blankets to the football field or sit in the bleachers at the stadium to enjoy the free show.

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Welcome to

TIMPSON

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A community filled with pride

impson may be a small Shelby County community, but it is one filled with dedicated residents and workers willing to strive to improve quality of life. A prime example of that giving spirit is the Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce. The all-volunteer organization strives to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Timpson area. Paul Smith serves as president of the Timpson Chamber of Commerce, which helps coordinate the largest community event of the year — Timpson’s Frontier Days. The chamber also helps promote local businesses with ribbon cuttings and other shows of support.

The City of Timpson is lead by Mayor Debra Smith and strives to provide residents with a variety of basic services. Among the entities operating in conjunction with the city is the Timpson Economic Development Corp., which works to keep the local economy vibrant. Timpson ISD, under the leadership of Dr. Mid Johnson, superintendent, has been and continues to be a leader in both the county and the region is expanding educational horizons for its students. The district officers a variety of dual credit programs and certification programs which can allow students to graduate from high school at the same time they have

accumulated hours of college credit. In recent years several students have actually earned their college associate’s degree by the time they graduated from high school. The TISD Collegiate Center and Event Center serves as a focal point for the district. The new 55,000-square-foot Collegiate Center, gym, dressing areas, stage, weight area, classrooms, commons area and vocational educational area is a dream and vision for the district which was dedicated in 2019. For mid-summer fun in early July the place to be in Shelby County is Timpson where downtown is transformed into a carnival midway and live music and

entertainment fills the air for Frontier Days. The 2020 edition of Frontier Days promises to provide loads of entertainment with be a variety of food available. One of the big draws for Frontier Days annually is the parade (please check with city or chamber officials for parade details.) Organizers say this is the 58th year for one of the largest community gatherings in Timpson takes place. Among the attractions popular with the younger set normally is a petting zoo providing an opportunity for guests to get up close and personal with barnyard animals and some more exotic animals, such as lamas.

Lake Timpson at dawn.

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If years past can be used as an example, there is a good chance guests can hear some great Gospel concert sounds in venues like First Baptist Church Timpson. Past groups have included the Calvary Boys & Trio, Broken Vessels and Paul’s Journey. The best of country music and entertainment is scheduled on the downtown stage during Frontier Days. Outside of Frontier Days, Timpson is filled with history and is close to a number of great recreational lakes within an hour’s drive or less. For residents and guests alike a low-impact but challenging sport has come to Timpson in the form of disc golf. A disc golf course on previously undeveloped property at So So Park in Timpson has resulted in renewed use of that facility from both local residents and visitors alike. Timpson Disc Golf is a full 18-hole course with a challenging and fun terrain located in So So Park.

Timpson’s Frontier Days Carnival is always buzzing with fun.

Come visit Timpson to see what we have to offer!

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is made up of volunteers, is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Timpson Area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. The object and purposes of the Chamber of Commerce are to foster, to protect and to promote the commercial, industrial, agribusiness, civic cultural, educational and general interests of our city and surrounding area. President Paul Smith, Vice President Keith Brownlow, Secretary/Treasurer, Marilyn Corder Directors: Don Burrows, Marilyn Corder, Mike Thrift, Jerry Wood

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The City Council meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday and is the governing body of the City. The City is proud to be able to work with the Timpson Economic Development Corporation to create opportunities for our city’s economic growth through projects that enhance our downtown area, our parks, our streets and sidewalks, and our businesses.

Timpson Economic Development Officers and Board members include Vernett Richardson, Mike Thrift, Yvonne Ramsey, Larry Burns, Debra Smith and Tracy Broadway.

The Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to coordinate and welcome everyone to the annual Frontier’s Day event held every summer. Additionally, the Chamber enjoys working with the Jr. Chamber and other youth organizations to help these students accomplish their goals; on way they do this is through scholarships.

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Purple Finch Eagle

Birds of a

Feather

A few of Shelby County’s winged residents.

Scissor-tail Flycatcher

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A flock of white cranes. White Faced Ibis

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A-1 Smith Portable Toilets (936) 291-3526 313-A FM 3478 Huntsville, Texas 77320 AA Storage (936) 598-6370 1400 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 Accolade Hospice (936) 568-0709 2708 N. University Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 Ace Flowers & Gifts (936) 275-3513 125 East Columbia St. San Augustine, TX 75972 Ace Hardware of East Texas (936) 598-2734 5438 Loop 500 E Center, Texas 75935 Adams Barber & Beauty Salon (936) 598-8448 424 Hwy 96 North Center, TX 75935 AEP/SWEPCO (903) 234-7352 1221 Karnes Road Longview, Texas 75604 Affinity Hospice (936) 657-4050 1400 Tenaha Street Suite C Center, TX 75935 Alexander, Lankford & Hiers (936) 632-7771 4000 S. Medford Dr. Lufkin, Texas 75901 All God’s Creatures (936) 590-4619 909 FM 2026 Center, TX 75935 All Hours Fitness (936) 598-7400 122 Austin Street Center, Texas 75935

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ALLCOM AT&T (936) 598-2226 854 Hurst St. Ste. 100 Center, Texas 75935 Allegiance Mobile Health (936) 591-9990 1466 Loop 500 Center, Texas 75935 America’s Best Value Inn (936) 598-3384 1005 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 American Cancer Society (936) 634-2940 212 Gene Samford Dr. Lufkin, Texas 75904 American Red Cross (936) 634-6013 504 West Frank Ave. Lufkin, Texas 75904 American State Bank (936) 590-4500 163 Cass-Caid Dr. Center, Texas 75935 Andrea McElroy (936) 332-5967 Center, TX 75935 Around The Town (936) 554-5822 P.O. Box 630955 Center, TX 75935 ASAP Roofing & Construction (936) 591-4705 2947 Specialty Dr Unit 4 Tyler, TX 75707 Aurora Concepts, LLC (936) 591-8171 233 Hurst Street, Suite B Center, TX 75935 Austin Bank (936) 254-2494 352 Jacob St. Timpson, Texas 75975 Austin Finance (936) 598-6501 854 Hurst St. Ste. 110 Center, Texas 75935 Automatic Gas Co of Tenaha (936) 598-4449 148 Wall St. Tenaha, Texas 79574 Automotive Collision Specialist (936) 598-3210 548 Hwy 7 E Center, Texas 75935 Axley & Rode LLP (936) 634-6621 P.O. Box 1388 Lufkin, Texas 75902

B B Ford Creative (936) 275-7470 530 FM 3230 San Augustine, TX 75972 B&S A/C and Heating (936) 332-2146 2061 CR 4020 Timpson, TX 75975 B. Barton Decor (936) 347-3646 187 N US Hwy 59 Garrison, TX 75946 Badders Law Firm, PC 936-564-6181 123 San Augustine St. Center, TX 75935 Baldwin Tree Service (936) 590-1881 490 CR 3148 Center, TX 75935 Bancorp South (936) 347-2241 170 US Hwy 59 S Garrison, TX 75946 Barbara Scates 936-591-1047 3845 County Road 1168 Center, TX 75935 Best Western Plus Classic Inn & Suites (936) 591-0002 210 Moffett Dr. Center, Texas 75935 Better Business Bureau (800) 443-0131 P.O. Box 6652 Tyler, Texas 75711 Bird Forestry (936) 598-3053 2557 State Highway 7 East Center, Texas 75935 Blake Furniture (936) 598-3351 108 Selma Center, Texas 75935 Bob’s Pawn & Gun Shop (936) 598-9014 905 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 Boles Enterprises (936) 598-6346 P.O. Box 1169 Center, Texas 75935 Boles Feed Company, Inc. (936) 598-3061 101 Porter Street Center, Texas 75935 Boles Feed Nacogdoches, LLC (936) 564-2671 913 South Street Nacogdoches, TX 75961

Boom Boom Photo Booth (936) 657-4848 1192 Hwy 7 E Center, Texas 75935 Borders Poultry Supply, Inc. (936) 598-6297 595 State Hwy 87 South Center, Texas 75935 Bounds AV, Inc. (936) 591-1875 One West Austin Street Center, Texas 75935 Bounds Insurance (936) 598-2421 One West Austin Street Center, Texas 75935 Bradshaw Construction (936) 368-2629 343 CR 2650 Shelbyville, TX 75973 Brett Shirley, DDS, MD, FACS (936) 657-0120 4800 NE Stallings Dr Suite 113 Nacogdoches, TX 75965 Brookshire Bros. (936) 598-7656 105 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 Bryant Insurance Agency (936) 598-3331 318 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 Burke Center (936) 676-1225 2001 South Medford Dr. Lufkin, Texas 75901

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C A Poultry Applicators LLC 936-598-9470 142 Catco Drive Center, Texas 75935 C O R Boutique (936) 591-9910 110 Cora Street Center, TX 75935 C. Scott Massey, CPA, LLC (936) 598-9330 45 Porter Street Center, Texas 75935 CASA of Deep East Texas (936) 591-9553 131 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea & Retina Consultants of East Texas (936) 564-3600 3302 N.E. Stallings Dr Nacogdoches, TX 75965 CCP Property Management, LLC (936) 590-2237 1402 FM 2975 Center, TX 75935

Cecil’s Wheels (936) 591-0448 158 SH 7 E Center, TX 75935 Celebrations Events & Travel (888) 394-0117 1649 CR 1092 Center, TX 75935 Cellular One (936) 591-9292 645 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 Center Broadcasting / KDET, KQBB, KXXE Radio (936) 598-3304 307 San Augustine Street Center, Texas 75935 Center Chiropractic (936) 598-5200 201 San Augustine Street Center, Texas 75935 Center Christian Academy (936) 598-7156 2398 Hwy 87 North Center, Texas 75935 Center Country Club Pro Shop (936) 598-5513 3839 Hwy 96 N Center, TX 75935 Center Floral & Gifts (936) 598-2413 135 Shelbyville Street Center, Texas 75935 Center Glass (936) 598-9190 1414 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 Center Health & Harmony (936) 598-4987 811 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 Center ISD (936) 598-5642 107 PR 605 Center, Texas 75935 Center Motor Company (936) 598-3361 825 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 Center Nutrition Spot (936) 615-4188 500 Hurst Street Center, TX 75935 Center RV (936) 598-8383 220 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 Center Tire Company (936) 598-4253 880 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935

Center Welding (936) 598-3131 1088 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 Center’s Best Donuts (936) 591-9274 1026 Shelbyville Street Center, TX 75935 CenterPoint Energy / Entex (800) 259-5544 P.O. Box 153724 Lufkin, Texas 75915 Century 21 Action Team (936) 598-6157 1400 Tenaha St., Ste. A Center, Texas 75935 Chaps Bar-B-Q (936) 598-4404 886 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial (936) 639-7163 1201 W. Frank St. Lufkin, TX 75904 Chicken Express (936) 598-9100 323 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 Chief Imaging (936) 598-2976 614 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 Children’s Dental Center (936) 427-9070 128 Nacogdoches St. Center, TX 75935 Cinco de Mayo Meat Market (936) 332-9855 128 Tenaha St, Center, TX 75935 Citizens Bank-Center Branch (936) 598-8541 140 Austin St. Center, Texas 75935 City of Center (936) 598-2941 617 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 City of Joaquin (936) 269-3021 104-B Water St. Joaquin, Texas 75954 City of Tenaha (936) 248-3841 238 N George Bowers Drive Tenaha, Texas 75974 City of Timpson (936) 254-2421 456 Jacob St. Timpson, Texas 75975

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CHAMBER MEMBERS Cline Family Medicine (936) 657-1944 630 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 Cobb-VantressTimberlake Farm (936) 254-2970 4599 Hwy 84 W Timpson, TX 75975 Collins Pest Control (936) 590-0941 1349 US Hwy 96 N Center, TX 75935 Cornerstone Construction (936) 269-9999 13089 St. Hwy 7 E Joaquin, Texas 75954 Cornerstone Physical Therapy and Balance Center (318) 280-0280 204 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 Countryside RV Park (936) 590-4288 5218 State Hwy 7 E Center, Texas 75935 Covington Lumber & Construction Co. (936) 598-2907 1595 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 Cricket Wireless (936) 598-9968 750 Hurst Street Suite A Center, TX 75935

D Daily News & More (936) 201-2449 P.O. Box 1769 Hemphill, TX 75948 Dairy Queen (936) 598-5207 401 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 David’s Auto & Diesel Repair (936) 598-3139 302 Cora Street Center, TX 75935 Davmar Gallery (936) 591-2971 132 Nacogdoches St. Center, TX 75935 Dazzle Me Pink & Blue (936) 427-5073 902 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 Deb’s Boutique (936) 590-4077 111 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935

Deep East Texas Electric Co-Op (936) 275-2314 P.O. Box 736 San Augustine, Texas 75972 Dependable Arms (936) 598-3509 1132 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 Despino’s Tire Service (936) 590-9470 159 US Hwy 96 S Center, TX 75935 Dialysis Clinic Inc. (936) 598-7351 171 Loop 500 North Center, Texas 75935 Doches Credit Union (936) 598-2330 792 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 Doggie Day Spa (936) 598-9411 518 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 Don Wheeler, Attorney (936) 598-2925 101 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 Donny Fountain Construction Co. Inc (936) 554-2262 1385 Hwy 87 N Center, TX 75935 Dr. Daniel Weaver, DDS., MS, Orthodontist (936) 564-9320 1520 E Starr Avenue Nacogdoches, TX 75961 Dr. Debrah J. Worsham, DDS (936) 598-2626 215 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 Dr. Florencio Singson, MD (936) 598-2933 602 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 Dr. Jerry Hopkins (936) 598-6626 P.O. Box 1923 Center, Texas 75935 Dr. Kyle Coffin (936) 598-6181 514 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 Drewery Construction Co., Inc. (936) 560-1534 902 SE Stallings Drive Nacogdoches, Texas 75964 Duran Pools & Spas (936) 564-4461 8724 Hwy 259 Nacogdoches, TX 75965

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E East Techs IT, LLC 936-368-2292 13305 FM 139 Shelbyville, TX 75973 East Texas Asphalt Co. (936) 598-5828 2141 Loop 500 East Center, Texas 75935 East Texas Awards & Engraving (936) 598-8231 118 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 East Texas Carpets (936) 564-6742 1115 N. University Dr. Nacogdoches, TX 75961 East Texas Collision Center (936) 598-4745 2071 Loop 500 East Center, TX 75935 East Texas Hydromulching (936) 560-9999 Center, TX 75935 East Texas Poultry Supply (936) 598-2445 1592 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 East Texas Press (936) 254-3618 181 CR 4763 Timpson, Texas 75975 East Texas Towing & Storage (936) 598-3139 302 Cora Street Center, TX 75935 Edward Jones (936) 598-2253 403 Nacogdoches St. Ste. 400 Center, Texas 75935 Edward Jones & Co. (936) 598-5011 832 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 Elara Caring (936) 590-9303 202 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 Elite Hair Design 936-598-7633 125 Foster Drive Center, TX 75935 Elliott & Waldron/Shelby County Title, Inc. (936) 598-2971 413 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 Endless Possibilities (936) 591-0500 892 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935

Ephesus Baptist Church (936) 598-9857 10752 State Hwy 87 S Shelbyville, TX 75973 Executive Inn & Suites (936) 269-9100 12449 US Hwy 84 E Joaquin, Texas 75954

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Factory Connection, LLC (936) 598-4535 123 West Austin St. Center, Texas 75935 Fairchild, Price, Haley & Smith, LLP (936) 598-2981 413 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 Family Traditions (936) 280-9935 246 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 Farmers State Bank (936) 598-3311 115 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 Few Ready Mix Concrete (936) 598-5547 2692 Loop 500 East Center, Texas 75935 First Baptist Church (936) 598-3495 117 Cora St. Center, TX 75935 First Financial Bank (936) 560-1774 1602 East Starr Ave Ste 104 Nacogdoches, TX 75961 First United Methodist Church (936) 598-2707 211 Porter Street Center, TX 75935 First United Pentecostal Church (936) 598-3646 1229 Southview Circle Center, TX 75935 Fish and Still Equipment (936) 564-7303 3927 NW Stallings Nacogdoches, TX 75964 Focused Care of Center (936) 598-2483 501 Timpson St. Center, Texas 75935 Foley Rentals (903) 693-6525 2178 SE Loop 59 Carthage, Texas 75633

Fredonia Hotel & Convention Center (936) 564-1234 200 North Fredonia St. Nacogdoches, TX 75961

G G & G Lock & Safe (936) 564-1893 916 Park Street Nacogdoches, TX 75961 Gaddy Medical Equipment and Supplies (936) 590-4464 300 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 Game Changer Health (936) 488-1611 233 Hurst STreet Suite B Center, TX 75935 Gatherings (936) 598-6244 110 Austin St. Center, Texas 75935 General Shelters of Texas, Ltd. (936) 598-3389 Hwy 87 N Center, Texas 75935 Generations Concrete (936) 556-5193 840 CR 3717 Joaquin, TX 75974 Georgia Poultry Equipment Company (936) 569-8770 2308 SE Stallings Drive Nacogdoches, TX 75961 Golden Eye Clinic (936) 598-8501 702 Louisiana St. Center, Texas 75935 Goodwill of East Texas (936) 591-8014 1233 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 Gordmans (936) 590-4498 677 Hurst Center, TX 75935 Gotcha Covered Boutique (936) 591-2030 106 S. Broadway St. San Augustine, TX 75972 Grace Manor (936) 598-3611 325 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 Granny B’s Sno-Cones (936) 488-2863 Center, TX 75935

H H & R Block (936) 598-4128 203 West Austin Center, Texas 75935 H & S Discount Foods (936) 598-3583 705 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 Hallmark Center Fixture Operations (936) 598-1250 1010 Logansport St. Center, Texas 75935 Halo Branded Solutions (903) 693-2344 3224 Ashville Path Bryan, Texas 77808 Hampton Inn & Suites (936) 598-4447 141 Express Blvd. Center, Texas 75935 Hardy’s Machine & Welding, Inc. (936) 598-4382 600 Railroad Ave. Center, Texas 75935 Hawkeye Hunting Club (936) 598-1000 Hwy 87 S Center, Texas 75935 Heart Institute of East Texas (936) 635-2334 233 Hurst St., Suite B Center, Texas 75935 Heart to Heart Hospice (936) 699-6001 2102 S. John Redditt Lufkin, TX 75904 Heartsway Hospice of Northeast Texas (903) 690-9924 437 W. Panola Carthage, Texas 75633 Hello Beautiful Boutique (936) 332-2281 709 Southview Circle Center, TX 75935 Heritage Baptist Church (936) 598-3249 P.O. Box 211 Center, TX 75935 Heritage Land Bank (936) 564-8271 2519 N. Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, Texas 75964 Hicks Mortuary (936) 598-3865 804 MLK Dr. Center, Texas 75935

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CHAMBER MEMBERS Hidden Creek Ranch (936) 598-5707 1111 Shelbyille St. Center, Texas 75935 High Roller Wells (936) 598-8587 1008 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 Hinckley Orthodontics (936) 564-1218 808 N University Drive Nacogdoches, TX 75961 Hines, Squyres & Associates, LLC (318) 352-6458 P.O. Box 2188 Natchitoches, LA 71457 Hissy Fit (936) 572-8572 208 Nacogdoches St. Center, TX 75935 Holiday Inn Express (936) 591-8101 143 Express Blvd. Center, Texas 75935 Holiday Nursing & Rehabilitation (936) 598-3371 280 Moffett Dr. Center, Texas 75935 Hometown Tackle & Marine LLC (936) 598-6500 1694 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 Hope Community Medicine (936) 248-4673 157 Wall St. Tenaha, Texas 75974 Hospice of East Texas (936) 560-9277 1012 North St. Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 Hot Headz Hair Studio (936) 590-4545 201 Austin St. Center, Texas 75935 Hound Dawg Catering Service (936) 275-7979 Rt 2 Box 433 San Augustine, TX 75972 Hughes Florist & Gifts (936) 598-9949 321 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 Hughes Veterinary Clinic (936) 598-2120 664 State Hwy 7 E Center, Texas 75935 Huxley Bay Marina (936) 368-2494 13200 FM 2694 Shelbyville, Texas 75973

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I Ihlo Sales & Import (936) 598-2491 406 Payne St. Center, Texas 75935 Impressions Advertising Specialties (936) 591-1911 1105 CR 4314 Tenaha, Texas 75974 Intelligent Computer Concepts (936) 591-8112 Isch Plumbing Co., LLC (936) 598-3394 506 CR 2010 Center, Texas 75935 Ivan Smith Furniture (936) 598-2911 1141 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935

J J. Lout, Inc (936) 591-9782 748 Hwy 7 West Center, TX 75935 J.C. Lewis Construction, LLC (936) 598-3515 975 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 Jack’s Saw Shop (936) 598-4208 Hwy 96 S Center, Texas 75935 James Grocery (936) 598-6565 4746 Hwy 7 E Center, Texas 75935 Janell Grum Family Crisis Center of East Texas (936) 427-5140 616 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 JBA Financial Services (936) 598-2713 101 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 Jesse Wiggins Farms (936) 591-1075 125 Foster Street Center, Texas 75935 JML Management, INC (936) 591-9782 748 Hwy 7 W Center, Texas 75935 Joaquin ISD (936) 269-3128 11109 US Hwy 84 E Joaquin, Texas 75954

Joe’s Car Spa (936) 488-4000 1072 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 John Michael Burns Insurance (936) 427-5077 1123 Tenaha St Center, TX 75935 John Snider (936) 598-5688 P.O. Box 164 Center, Texas 75935 Johnson Produce (936) 598-2668 5770 Cr 1005 Center, TX 75935 Jon, Macy & Misty Bush Foundation (936) 269-3749 7756 Hwy 7 E Joaquin, Texas 75954 JTK Mgmt, Inc. (936) 591-9782 748 State Hwy 7 W Center, TX 75935 Judge James A Payne (936) 598-2981 200 San Augustine St., Ste 3 Center, TX 75935 Just In Time Sanitation Services/Ark La Tex Services (903) 693-9991 3159 SW Loop 436 Carthage, TX 75633 Just Stuff (936) 590-2639 213 Hurst Street Center, TX 75935

K K & L Contractors (936) 591-8333 748 Hwy 7 W Center, Texas 75935 Kimberly Barrow P.O. Box 851 Angleton, Texas 77516 Kimberly BordersRealtor (936) 554-5325 3134 FM 2913 Center, TX 75935 Kovar Capital (936) 899-5629 106 East Lufkin Ave Lufkin, TX 75901

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Lagrone Air Conditioning (903) 693-5105 1033 CR 3031 Carthage, TX 75633

Lake Country Inn (936) 598-2431 701 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 Lakeside Village Assisted Living (936) 590-9300 1468 Loop 500 E Center, Texas 75935 Lasting Impressions (936) 598-6553 112 Foster St. Center, Texas 75935 Laura Whiddon Shortell, Health and Farm & Ranch Insurance Agent (214) 577-3530 P.O. Box 96 Joaquin, TX 75954 Law Office of Deck Jones (936) 598-5737 713 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 Law Office of Jeff Adams (936) 598-4900 119 Logansport St. Center, Texas 75935 Lawrence Davis Photography (903) 736-3087 108 Selma Street Center, TX 75935 Leather & Lace Western Boutique (936) 427-5117 1991 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 Livestock Nutrition Center (936) 248-2010 7665 US Hwy 96 N. Tenaha, TX 75974 Longview Asphalt (903) 431-3511 P.O. Box 3661 Longview, Texas 75606 Lovell Appraisal Service (936) 598-2900 880 CR 1168 Center, TX 75935 Luke Brown Farms, LLC (936) 332-9455 Center, TX 75935 Luquette Chiropractic (936) 598-3200 232 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 Lynda K. Russell, Attorney (936) 590-4803 609 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935

M M & M Construction (936) 488-9306 M & M Insurance Agency & Associates, LLC (936) 598-3793 832 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 Main Street Marketing of East Texas (936) 591-7210 101 San Augustine Street, Suite 13 Center, TX 75935 Mangum Funeral Home (936) 598-3341 420 San Augustine Center, Texas 75935 Mann, Tindel & Thompson (903) 657-8540 300 West Main Henderson, TX 75652 Martin Bail Bonds (936) 591-7299 P.O. Box 1147 Center, TX 75935 Martin Kennel (936) 244-1930 512 CR 217 Center, TX 75935 Masterson Insurance Agency (936) 598-4359 312 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 Mathews Real Estate (936) 598-7800 616 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 McAdams Propane Company (936) 598-7444 Hwy 96 N Center, Texas 75935 McDonald’s Messick Management, LLC (936) 591-0400 807 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 McWilliams & Son Heating and A/C (936) 622-2055 805 N. E. Stallings Drive Nacogodoches , TX 75961 Meeks Ventures (936) 598-4440 P.O. Box 803 Center, Texas 75935 Mike Perry Chevrolet Buick Kawasaki (936) 275-3421 101 W Main San Augustine, TX 75972

Montie Jones Insurance and Financial Services (936) 598-5757 713 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 Mooney’s Emporium (936) 591-9798 107 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 Morrison Insurance Agency, LLC (936) 598-2791 125 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 Mr. & Mrs. Rayford Copelin, Jr. (936) 598-5642 169 CR 3765 Center, Texas 75935 Mrs. Dot Golding (936) 598-2905 223 FM 2788 Center, Texas 75935 Murphy USA #7731 (936) 598-2818 250 Roughrider Dr. Center, TX 75935

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Naca Valley Winery (936) 615-9394 9897 FM 1878 Nacogdoches, TX 75961 Nacogdoches Coca-Cola (936) 715-4705 3321 NW Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, Texas 75964 Nacogdoches County United Way (936) 564-5869 1401 S. University Ste. D Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 Nacogdoches Dental (936) 560-0698 4703 North East Stallings Nacogdoches, TX 75965 Nacogdoches Medical Center (936) 569-9481 4920 NE Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, Texas 75965 Natural Texan Magazine (936) 427-5215 1494 CR 1168 Center, Texas 75935 NDemand, Inc. (281) 587-1944 1008 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935

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CHAMBER MEMBERS O OMNI Environmental Solutions (936) 591-8598 545 Loop 500 East Center, TX 75935

P Panola College (903) 693-2000 678 Roughrider Drive Center, Texas 75935 Parker’s Package Store (936) 591-8577 4280 State Hwy 87 South Center, TX 75935 Payne & Payne Home N’ Suchlike (936) 598-3382 105 San Augustine St. Center, TX 75935 Payne Rental (936) 598-3381 101 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 Payne’s Community News (936) 598-3381 101 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 Pete’s Pro Auto Care (936) 598-7704 667 US Highway 96 North Center, TX 75935 Pilgrim’s Pride (936) 598-3356 P.O. Box 632560 Nacogdoches, TX 75963-2560 Pine Colony Inn (936) 598-7700 500 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 Pine Grove Nursing Center (936) 598-6286 246 Haley Dr. Center, Texas 75935 Pineywood Outreach Center (936) 591-0308 255 Haley Drive Center, Texas 75935 Pineywoods Beverage (936) 598-2700 716 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 Pineywoods Seafood (936) 598-6661 1003 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 Pixie Water Wells (936) 488-0375 1036 CR 3505 Center, TX 75935

Pizza Hut 936-598-6303 1007 Hurst St. Center, TX 75935 Plum Creek Creations (936) 572-8164 959 CR 3129 Center, TX 75935 Porterfield Timber (936) 598-4203 349 CR 1005 Center, Texas 75935 Post Acute Medical, LLC 1828 Good Hope Rd. #102 Enola, PA 17025 Primp Salon and Spa (936) 598-5353 126 Nacogdoches Street Center, Texas 75935 Printing & Designs Etc., Inc. (936) 591-8500 1097 FM 417 West Center, Texas 75935 Professional Title Services, Inc. (936) 591-8100 108 Foster St. Center, Texas 75935 Progressive Waste Solutions of Texas (800) 877-1777 2107 Hwy 135N Kilgore, Texas 75662 Pup-N-Sudz (936) 590-9073 397 Moffett Dr Center, TX 75935

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Quick Change Oil & Lube (936) 598-5823 328 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 Quick Change Oil & Lube #4 (936) 269-4645 11070 US Hwy 84 E Joaquin, Texas 75954 Quick Stop, TimpsonJoaquin (936) 254-2423 674 N 1st Street Timpson, TX 75975

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R & D Distributing (936) 598-5361 331 Sanders St. Center, Texas 75935

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R & J Recycling & Disposal Center (936) 591-9695 Hwy 7 E Center, Texas 75935 Rancho Grande (936) 590-9607 816 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 Rapid Payday & Title Loans LLC (936) 598-9988 709 Southview Circle Center, TX 75935 Ray Jones Chevrolet (936) 598-6263 Hwy 96 N Center, Texas 75935 Raymond Construction (936) 598-5056 527 Loop 500 E Center, Texas 75935 Raymond Motor Company (936) 598-5654 301 San Augustine St. Center, TX 75935 Republic Services (800) 678-7274 P.O. Box 1139 Kilgore, Texas 75662 Ricky Blount Salon (936) 269-3115 13197 US 84 East Joaquin, Texas 75954 RIO Theatre (936) 598-9656 105 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 Rodan & Fields with Angie Turk (936) 488-0715 P.O. Box 1328 Livingston, TX 77351 Ronnie and Serica Wilkins (936) 598-7427 1348 FM 2468 Center, Texas 75935 Roughrider Quick Lube (936) 598-9544 905 Hurst Street Center, TX 75935 Royal Buffet (936) 591-8897 902 Hurst Street Center, TX 75935 Russell Carpet One (936) 598-2888 509 US Hwy 96 N Center, Texas 75935 Ryan Pinkston Insurance (936) 598-2773 870 Hurst St Center, TX 75935

S S Goodwin Roof Service, LLC (936) 598-9131 2524 Hwy 96 N Center, Texas 75935 Sabine State Bank & Trust (936) 598-8995 205 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 Saf-T-First Drug Testing (936) 590-9797 309 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 San Augustine Chamber of Commerce (936) 275-3610 611 W. Columbia San Augustine, TX 75972 Sand Hill Foundation LLC (936) 591-9000 159 US Hwy 96 S Center, TX 75935 Sand Hill Wrecker Service (936) 591-9000 216 CR 1005 Center, TX 75935 Sanford & Sons, Inc. (936) 598-4731 5364 CR 1005 Center, Texas 75935 Sassy Red’s, Inc. (936) 598-2447 1000 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 Scull Timber Company (936) 248-5200 100 Main St. Tenaha, Texas 75974 Security Finance (936) 598-2731 1141 Hurst St, Ste 300 Center, Texas 75935 Self Defense America (396) 591-8551 109 1/2 Shelbyville St. Center, TX 75935 Shani’s Catering (936) 368-2309 1960 CR 2450 Shelbyville, Texas 75973 Shelby County Appraisal District (936) 598-6171 724 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. (936) 590-9864 131 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935

Shelby County Cruisers (936) 569-3666 P.O. Box 1453 Center, Texas 75935 Shelby County Farm Bureau Insurance (936) 598-2773 870 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 Shelby County Outreach Ministries (936) 598-4990 906 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 Shelby County Today. Com (936) 591-9334 202 Field Street Center, Texas 75935 Shelby County VFW Post 8904 (936) 598-2976 639 Hwy 96 N Center, Texas 75935 Shelby Energy Lodge, LLC (936) 598-3400 365 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 Shelby Insurance Agency (936) 590-7236 113 Selma Street Center, TX 75935 Shelby Savings Bank (936) 598-5688 111 Selma Center, Texas 75935 Shelby Veterinary Associates (936) 598-3423 407 Moffett Dr. Center, Texas 75935 Shelbyville ISD (936) 598-2641 343 FM 417 W Shelbyville, TX 75973 Shoop Financial Services (936) 598-5300 220 Tenaha St. Center, TX 75935 Shoop Insurance (936) 598-9048 220 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 Shootin’ Straight Taxidermy (936) 332-4419 536 CR 3505 Center, TX 75935 Signarama (936) 462-7446 4909 North Street, Suite #208 Nacogdoches, TX 75965

Sleep Inn & Suites (936) 590-9090 181 Civic Center Dr. Center, Texas 75935 Smith Sawmill Service (936) 254-3161 181 CR 4763/ Timpson, Texas 75975 Garrison, Texas 75946 Smoke House (936) 598-9689 1475 Loop 500 E Suite #2 Center, TX 75935 Sonic Drive-In (936) 598-9110 715 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 Southern Lemonade Boutique (936) 427-5166 229 San Augustine Street Center, TX 75935 Southern Reign Boutique (936) 598-9959 906 Hurst St. Center, TX 75935 Southern Seasons (936) 598-5009 214 Austin Street Center, Texas 75973 Spartan Stuctures (936) 598-6689 1084 Highway 7 East Center, Texas 75935 Specter Inc. DBA T/R’s Steaks & More (936) 598-4115 892 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 Spirit Outfitters (936) 462-8543 2920 Westward Dr. Nacogdoches, Texas 75965 St. John’s Episcopal Church 598-4101 1063 Southview Circle Center, TX 75935 Stadium Storage (936) 598-6157 Hwy 87 N Center, TX 75935 State Farm InsuranceChris Mayfield (936) 598-8492 908 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935

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CHAMBER MEMBERS State Farm InsuranceSandy Wheeler (936) 598-2640 621 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 State Representative Chris Paddie (512) 463-0556 102 W. Houston Marshall, Texas 75970 Steel Building Supply Inc. (936) 598-6373 1154 State Hwy 7 East Center, Texas 75935 Story-Wright Printing & Office Supply (936) 632-7727 807 North Street Nacogdoches, Texas 75961

T Tammy Steptoe Realty (936) 598-2525 1102 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 Taqueria Los Girasoles (936) 598-6711 181 US Highway 96 N Center, TX 75935 Telephone Directory of Texas, Inc. (903) 586-2987 404 Wynn Dr. Jacksonville, Texas 75766 Tera’s Serenity Now (936) 201-3900 561 Windcrest Dr. San Augustine, TX 75972 TerraStone Land Company LLC (936) 590-4909 2557 State Hwy 7 East Center, TX 75935 Terri Lacher, Author, Speaker (936) 598-3484 P.O Box 28 Center, TX 75935 Texan Credit Corp (936) 254-1900 357 Jacob Street Timpson, TX 75975 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (936) 598-7744 266 Nacogdoches St. Center, TX 75935

Texas Air Conditioning & Electric (936) 462-8030 8200 W State Hwy 7 Nacogdoches, TX 75963 Texas Quick Care (936) 598-3832 854 Hurst St., Suite 108 Center, Texas 75935 The Azalea House (214) 213-5522 333 Tenaha St. Center, TX 75935 The Balcony (936) 598-3521 120 Austin St. #A Center, Texas 75935 The Catch (936) 427-5051 919 Tenaha St. Center, TX 75935 The Century Shoppe (936) 598-4453 854 Hurst St. Ste. 102 Center, Texas 75935 The Coral Cactus (936) 254-9544 176 Bremond Street Timpson, TX 75975 The Hair Loft (936) 269-3001 12896 US Hwy 84 E Joaquin, TX 75954 The Honorable LeAnn Kay Rafferty (936) 598-9928 200 San Augustine Street, Suite 3 Center, TX 75935 The Light & Champion (936) 598-3377 137 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 The Lily Farm and Nursery (936) 572-1962 10056 Hwy 7 West Center, Texas 75935 The Pink Boutique (936) 269-3001 12896 US HWY 84 Joaquin, TX 75954 The Pizzeria (936) 598-7117 225 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935

The Red Brick Social House (936) 591-1278 410 Nacogdoches st. Center, TX 75935 The Sign Shop (936) 591-9198 158-B Cass-Caid Drive Center, Texas 75935 Thompson, Glymph & Haskins (936) 569-0000 4800 N.E. Stallings Dr., Ste 106 Nacogdoches, TX 75965 Timberwolf Lake Works LLC (936) 368-2704 152 CR 2789 Shelbyville, TX 75973 TMCE, LLP (936) 598-2964 137 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 Toledo Automotive Supply (936) 598-2746 808 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 Toledo Bend Lake.com (936) 427-7535 118 Lake Country Road Shelbyville, TX 75973 Toledo Finance (936) 598-2737 101 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 Tomlin Insurance Store (936) 598-6165 102 Church St. Center, Texas 75935 Town & Country Real Estate (936) 598-6111 114 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 Tractor Supply (936) 591-9683 1155 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 Trails End Grocery & RV (936) 368-7171 5437 FM 3172 Shelbyville, Texas 75973 Traylor & Associates (903) 581-0500 201 Cambridge Road Tyler, Texas 75703

Tri-County Community Action, Inc (936) 598-6315 214 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 Tri-State Vacuum and Rental (936) 269-3195 8204 US Hwy 59N Tenaha, TX 75974 Triple J Feed, LLC (936) 598-4087 604 Loop 500 Center, Texas 75935 Twin Lakes Rehabilitation & Care Center (936) 275-2900 451 S. El Camino Crossing San Augustine, TX 75972 Twogether Designs Inc. (936) 591-9812 408 Shelbyville Street Center, Texas 75935 Tyson Foods (936) 598-2723 1019 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935

U U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (903) 939-1101 1121 ESE Loop 323, Ste. 206 Tyler, Texas 75701 Ultra Shade Plus (936) 598-6627 704 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 Ultra, Inc (936) 591-9782 748 State Hwy 7 W Center, TX 75935 University Rental (936) 560-0800 510 East Main St. Nacogdoches, Texas 75961

V Venetia’s Studio & America Cheer Elite (936) 569-7469 San Augustine St. Center, TX 75935

Viatrac Fertilizer, LLC (936) 590-4522 1100 Cotton Ford Road Center, TX 75935 Vieux Carre’ Photography (936) 590-0298 604 Pine St. Center, Texas 75935 Vintage Junkie/Java Junkie (936) 572-1882 225 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 Vision Source (936) 591-0808 106 Nacogdoches Street Center, Texas 75935

W Walmart Supercenter (936) 598-6131 765 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 Ward Animal Hospital (936) 598-9178 549 Lakewood Drive Center, Texas 75935 Watson & Sons Funeral Home (936) 598-4331 1554 Hwy 7 East Center, Texas 75935 Watson Florist (936) 598-2402 421 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 Wayne Christian Financial (936) 598-9966 204 Houston St. Center, Texas 75935 WesTech ET (936) 572-8447 113 Logansport Street Center, Texas 75935 WHATABURGER (936) 590-9898 421 North Timberland Lufkin, Texas 75901 Whiddon’s Carpet Cleaning (936) 269-3601 283 CR 3545 Joaquin, TX 75954

White Cottage Mercantile (936) 598-7467 401 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 Wiggins Farms (936) 598-8484 125 Foster Street Center, Texas 75935 Wilkins Counseling (936) 598-6413 325 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 William Carroll Crawford Chapter DRT (936) 598-8081 420 King Street Center, Texas 75935 Windham Family Dental of Shelby County (936) 598-2923 406 Cora St. Center, Texas 75935 Woodforest National Bank (936) 598-8354 765 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 Workforce Solutions Lufkin (936) 598-2468 415 South 1st Street, Ste 110 B Lufkin, Texas 75901 Wright Chrysler Dodge Jeep (936) 598-8433 1858 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935

Y YGM Total Resource Campaigns, LLC (318) 294-2717 6117 Valley Forge Drive Rogers , Ar 72758

Z Zack’s Tint Shop (936) 590-4586 1419 St. Hwy 87 N Center, TX 75935

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