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14 48 CONTENTS 14 Taking Flight: Mid America Flight Museum

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22 Experience-Infused Learning 26 Mount Pleasant At-AGlance 28 Northeast Texas SBDC 32 A Fisherman’s Paradise

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38 Historical drive through time

44 Calendar of Events 48 The Priefert Family: Building a Legacy 60 Q&A with Eddie Priefert 66 Chamber Partner Directory 72 Your guide to shopping Everything Texas 80 Numbers to Know


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FROM THE

CEO

FAUSTINE CURRY Welcome to the Mount Pleasant/Titus County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Your Connection, Community Book and Buyers Guide. We hope you will use it to discover the wonderful businesses and people who make Mount Pleasant “Everything Texas.” One of the top chambers in Northeast Texas, the Mount Pleasant/ Titus County Chamber is proud to be a leader and advocate for businesses and the community. Due to diligent, business-friendly efforts, through the recent recession our state and local economies outperformed the rest of the nation – and are leading the pack to recovery. In 2013, the Chamber board of directors reviewed the Chamber’s mission ensuring the organization remains focused on member priorities. Based on this discussion, the Chamber’s mission is to continue to build economic prosperity by engaging businesses and the community. While every word in that statement was carefully chosen, perhaps the most important words are “economic prosperity”. Why? Because while the answer to “what” we offer includes programs, services and other offerings, the “why” is because they serve as a catalyst to help strengthen the local economy which in turn means JOBS. Mount Pleasant needs to ensure the next wave of economic progress. We recognize that our local economy will need to rely on helping existing businesses and attracting new businesses to fuel growth. Businesses of all sizes will need to be bold and entrepreneurial to seize growth opportunities. The Mount Pleasant Chamber is committed to being a driving force to engage businesses in moving forward.

The Chamber also is committed to bringing visitors to Mount Pleasant and the surrounding areas. To ensure this, the Mount Pleasant Chamber will continue to develop the Everything Texas marketing and branding campaign. Mount Pleasant. Everything Texas. While exploring what makes Mount Pleasant unique, there was a unifying and resounding focus that kept appearing. With Mount Pleasant’s diverse economic, agricultural and recreational, it became very clear that you can find a wide variety of similarities in Mount Pleasant that can be found across the state of Texas. With this concept in mind, the idea of Mount Pleasant being “Everything Texas” rose to the top of the concepts. On the following pages you can see just a few of the many, many things that make Mount Pleasant what it is today. From manufacturing and a great location to lakes and agri-tourism, the opportunities in Mount Pleasant are limitless. Our lifestyle is a large draw for residents and visitors alike. Mount Pleasant is rich in history, culture and recreation. We are home to many lakes and beautiful scenery. Mount Pleasant has long epitomized the laid back style of Texas country living. Whether you seek a quiet weekend getaway, a family adventure or a charming locale, you can find it in Mount Pleasant. Come and see for yourself why people love the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of Mount Pleasant and why we have become known as being Mount Pleasant, “Everything Texas!

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FROM THE

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YOUR CONNECTION 2014 Community Book and Buyers Guide An official publication of the Mount Pleasant / Titus County Chamber of Commerce 1604 North Jefferson | Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455 903-572-8567 | mtpleasanttx.com

SHANNON NORFLEET TITUS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Mount Pleasant, Everything Texas! Whether you are a visitor or a new resident, you will soon discover what those who are lucky enough to call Mount Pleasant home love most about our town. Beautiful lakes. Scenic wooded views. A caring, generous community. Laid-back living in an energized business environment. The Mount Pleasant/Titus County Chamber of Commerce is proud to have served the local businesses and citizens for the past 74 years. Together with our members, we seek to share all of the resources that we have been blessed with. From our recreational lakes, to our nationally-recognized schools, to our unique businesses, we want to help you explore all we have to offer. Give us a call or peruse our website to get you started on your Everything Texas adventure today!

Mount Pleasant/Titus County Chamber publisher Faustine Curry Chitsey Editor-in-Chief Rex Allen Advertising Sales Elaine Mullins Advertising Design Colby Parker Editor and Creative Director Colby Parker Copy Editor Colby Parker Graphic Design, Layout

- CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Brad Johnson, Lynda Stringer

- 2014 EXECUTIVE BOARD -

Shannon Norfleet, Titus Reg. Med. Center Chairman Richard Witherspoon, Herschel’s Restaurant Chairman-Elect David Hooper, Echo Publishing Vice Chairman Brian Niblett, American National Bank Treasurer Martin Bell, Guaranty Bond Bank Past Chairman

- 2014 DIRECTORS -

Beverly Austin Northeast SBDC Stephen Currey Capps Insurance Rob Hedges Republic Services Diana Kennedy Century 21 Matt Klump Expert Computing

Brad Lowry Pilgrim Bank Dennis Newman Newman Electronics Tommy Shumate Sisk Motors Mitchell Walker Dekoron Wire & Cable Jey Yancey Offenhauser Insurance

- CHAMBER STAFF -

Faustine Curry President, CEO Annabelle Guzman Partner Relations Coordinator Karen Hollingsworth Event Coordinator Mandy Stringer Online Community Manager

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Echo Publishing Company While every effory has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, the Mount Pleasant/Titus County Chamber of Commerce, and its affiliates assume no liability for its errors or omissions. Copyright 2014-2015 by Mount Pleasant/Titus County Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. No part of this publication can be reproduced or transmitted in any form or means without written permission from the Chamber.

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The Mount Pleasant/Titus County Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1939, is the area’s leading, membership-driven organization. The Chamber’s goals are simple – enhance business and improve the area’s quality of life. Our 400-plus member base ensures strong partnerships with the City of Mount Pleasant and area communities, the Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation and the Mount Pleasant/Titus County Visitors Council. Chamber committees and task forces actively improve the economic welfare of the community

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Tennison Memorial United Methodist Church Corner of Church St. and 3rd St., Mt. Pleasant Church Office (903)572-5341 www.tennisonumc.org

Pastor, Mike Cline

Sunday Worship Schedule*

The Gathering

8:45 am

Sunday School

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Casual Service with Contemporary Music and free Breakfast in the Gathering Hall Small group studies for all ages

Traditional Worship

Traditional service with the Chancel Choir in our beautiful sanctuary

10:45 am

*Alternate schedule for months with 5 Sundays

On the 5th Sunday we have one combined service at 10:30 am.

Wednesday Activities Men’s Prayer Breakfast

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Choir Practice

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Bible Studies for all ages

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Mark Alexander

Superior Mortgage

Shannon Norfleet

Titus Regional Medical Center

Jacob Butler

Pilgrim Bank

Linda Norris

Kasseigh’s

Steve Capps

Capps Insurance

Colby Parker

MP Economic Dev. Corp.

Stephen Curry

Capps Insurance

Nancy Patel

Candlewood Inn & Suites

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American National Bank

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Guaranty Bond Bank

Karen Ferguson

Pilgrim Bank

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Gordon Hall

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Bill Price

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Jacob Hatfield

City of Mt. Pleasant

Renae Rutledge

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Edd Hess

Cypress Basin Hospice

Troy Sellers

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Robin Sharp

Guaranty Bond Bank

Diana Kennedy

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Lonnie Smith

Individual

Ernie McAnally

American National Bank

Beth Thompson

NTCC

Jonathan McCullough

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• Increased market share and presence via the Chamber’s extensive advertising services • Availability of cutting edge business education and workshops • The Chamber’s networking, community involvement and business training programs are the best deal in the area. Partner with the Chamber, see your company connect, grow and succeed!

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The excitement in a young child’s eyes and the gratefulness in an old man’s heart are the simple motivations behind Scott Glover’s dream: sharing his beloved war birds and vintage planes with the community.

planes that I’d like to have in it, like military jets that obviously would not fly. But, what we think we can do better is the majority of our planes will either be flying or being restored to fly,” Glover said.

Plans are underway to include Glover’s collection of airplanes in the Mid America Flight Museum to be based in Mount Pleasant.

A rich history

“We’ve been talking about this for a couple of years and I’ve always had it in the back of my mind to start a museum,” said Glover, who owns Mid America Pet Food. “Now that the pet food business is going, some other things are falling into place and I see there being an opportunity for us to do this here.” While the location and construction timeline have not been finalized, the plans include building a 160x160-foot hanger that would house 10 to 15 of the planes, the majority of which would be flying planes. “I’ve had the opportunity to travel and see multiple museums all over the United States over the last 10 years and I really want to take the best ideas of everything we’ve seen and put it here,” he said. While the museum won’t have the biggest or the most expensive airplanes and wouldn’t be able to compete with some of the larger museums, Glover said they do have an advantage. “A majority of those museums have non-flying aircraft. I wouldn’t say we wouldn’t have a static display. There are a couple of air-

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The star of the museum will be the DC-3 “Sky King,” which is believed to be the most historically documented combat aircraft of WWII, which Glover purchased in 1999. The museum also acquired the pilot’s diary written in first person. “You can read what the pilot was talking about. It’s an amazing document. I don’t brag ever and I don’t feel like I really own it. I feel like I’m truly the steward of it,” said Glover. “I knew nothing of its history at the time. I had no idea that I was buying a national treasure.” The diaries of 2nd Lt. Donald King, given to the museum by King’s son, Kevin King, detailed the missions he flew. The diaries, as well as the crew’s Atlantic flight orders, the D-Day jump roster and Lt. King’s log books are posted on the museum’s Website MidAmericaFlightMuseum.org. According to site’s history of the plane, it successfully dropped 18 paratroopers on June 6, 1944 during the D-Day invasion with no casualties. However, three of the paratroopers dropped were killed in action that day. The war bird “made two drops in Sicily, two drops in Italy, one drop in France, and one drop in Holland. There was at least one glider mission flown in Holland and a re-


supply mission there as well. This aircraft flew many supplies to the front lines and the wounded out,” the site states. The aircraft is the only surviving C-47 from the original 13 that formed the 53rd Troop Carrier Squadron. By July 16, 1945 the “Sky King” had made it back to the United States where it was converted to a DC-3C. The museum has formed a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which currently has a three-member board of directors, including Glover, John Cortelyou and Brian Dyke. The organization is eligible to accept financial contributions for the museum. The building project has an estimated cost of $1.3 million. Glover’s collection is currently housed in seven hangers at the Mount Pleasant Regional Airport. His love of aviation and excitement for his vision is contagious. “It’s going to be a big draw for Mount Pleasant,” said Airport Manager Paul Henderson. “Most people are interested in aircraft whether they ride in them or fly them, especially the stuff Scott has. This DC-3 flew on D-Day and in all the major battles of World War II. That’s amazing to me. The B-25 bombed Tokyo in response to Pearl Harbor.” Henderson said the museum would become a sought after destination. “I think it’s going to be fantastic. It will be a good destination for people to come and see some amazing aircraft and see them fly,”

he said. If the museum lands at its proposed location on the airport’s property on U.S. Highway 271 South, Henderson said it will be “a win-win for the airport and the city.” A new mission Cortelyou said the project is “dear to my heart.” “I started flying in 1963 and was going to college and there was no way I could afford to fly, so I went out to the airport and was looking at the planes and the man that ran the airport said, ‘Why don’t you work out here a little bit. I started washing planes and cleaning up and I took everything I had and put it toward flying lessons,” he recalled. “The man took a liking to me and I ended up getting my commercial license and he let me fly freight and charter for him. It was all because one guy took an interest in me and pushed me further into it.” That idea of mentoring is one part of Mid America Flight Museum’s mission, which they are already carrying out. While the physical museum is still on the drawing board, the mission is well underway, taking young people under their wing to give them something to do and to instill a lifelong passion for flying. Andrew Kiest, who moved to Mount Pleasant in 2000, met Glover when he graduated from high school. “Scott gave me my first airplane ride and I’ve been flying ever

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since,” said Kiest, who now flies for Bo Pilgrim. “I went through a 4-year degree program and got my pilot’s license and came back here to Mount Pleasant. Scott took me under his wing again and helped me continue with my flying and gave me things to do here (at the airport hangers).” Matthew Bongers, who is restoring one of Glover’s planes, met Glover in New Mexico where he was working in a shop and Glover was buying a plane. They struck up a conversation and Glover offered him a job working on his planes. “I get to work around engines and get to restore history. It’s definitely a positive and it’s a challenge,” he said. “The museum will be an opportunity to get more kids and volunteers in here.” Glover, who flew for Pilgrim’s Pride and another business in Baltimore for a few years, also started flying as a teenager. “I started out right here in Mount Pleasant with a local instructor. I washed planes and learned to fly. I did my first solo when I was 16 and got my pilot’s license on my 17th birthday,” Glover said. “I’ve always had a love of aircraft. A guy gave me a ride in an open cockpit biplane when I was nine and ever since that day, a switch was flipped that aviation was something I really loved.” While he said he never had the intention of pursuing flying as a career, he just had a passion for it. “I think that’s why I like to give rides to kids because out of a hundred kids, for one or two, it will be a life-changing experience,” he said. “You can’t do it for everybody, but you see those kids and in their heart they really want it, so then it’s going to be 18

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made available through the museum.” Another facet of the museum’s mission is to provide volunteer opportunities for retired people. “They can come into the museum as a greeter, helping keep the hangers clean or work on restoration projects and everyone who works in the museum gets to fly. In this museum, if there’s an empty seat in the DC-3, the museum volunteers get to go,” Glover said. That’s a key part of the mission; giving rides to aviation enthusiasts of all ages. “We first want to honor veterans,” Glover said. “That’s in my heart.” He said he and Cortelyou took the DC-3 to events in Kansas three times in 2013 doing veteran flights. “When I see a 90-year-old veteran that you have to carry onto the plane and see the tears in their eyes and the joy they have, I would pay them to be on that airplane with me,” he said. Glover shared the story of a 98-year-old man that came to one of the Memorial Day events at the airport. “We gave 60 rides that day in an open cockpit bi-plane – one at a time – and we had a line of kids. This older man had never been in an airplane. His name was Wilbur Bug. He said, ‘How do I get an airplane ride?’ I said, ‘You’re next’ and we became best friends.”


Glover said he continued to fly with Wilbur and loaded his family up for his 102nd birthday celebration in Tyler. “He died the week of his 103rd birthday and his nursing home room was plastered with airplane pictures. He just had a great time and we made such a difference in his life,” he said. Cortelyou shared a similar story, telling of a 90-year-old man who refused to give up his sunny spot in line for a shady seat and a boarding call. The man told Cortelyou’s wife, “Little lady, I have waited 70 years for this and I’m not moving ‘til I get on that plane. “ “That’s what this means to some of these people,” Cortelyou said. In 2013, Mid America Flight Museum offered more than 600 free rides to veterans and their families. The mission’s bottom line is preserving aviation history. “It is our belief that airplanes were built to fly and that is what people want to see and hear,” the museum site states. “Taking an old airplane that most everyone else has given up on and restoring it back to flying condition is extremely rewarding.  Like antique cars, they are not building any more of these, so it is our goal to be good stewards of the resources we have to keep these aircraft flying.”  

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The dream of an accessible college education for area residents became a reality when Northeast Texas Community College opened its doors in 1984. The college brought with it an influx of highly educated, passionate faculty who have come to call this region home. It has also opened doors and created opportunities for our graduates. Because of the college, there are countless numbers of doctors, lawyers, engineers, nurses, firemen, police officers, and professionals from every walk of life who are now serving others after getting their start at NTCC. The depth of NTCC’s impact is often hidden by the fact that many of our graduates add advanced degrees after their time with us - so you may associate them with their chosen university.  However, if you ask these people, you often learn that NTCC played a key role in helping many of them launch their academic careers. Without NTCC, the quality education and the confidence instilled by their time with us, many acknowledge that they would not have walked the same path. This important college responsibility is understood and widely respected across our region. Since NTCC opened its doors in 1984, the world has changed. To remain relevant and valuable, the college is implementing an expanded vision to provide even more opportunities for our students and community, while attracting people from the four-state region and 24

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beyond. NTCC has a lot to offer, and we believe that it is a destination worth the drive. Bringing new people to the college means building a regional reputation that will boost our community image and economic stability. This is how we plan to achieve this goal: Drawing Students to the Area.  NTCC has several unique programs that already attract students from all across the country.  The Carroll Shelby Automotive Technology program teaches students automotive technology using a “high performance” flavor that embodies the spirit of the racing icon himself.  Students learn from some of the best instructors available and participate in kart racing, muscle car restoration, and other activities that make the Shelby program a fascinating experience one cannot find at other automotive tech schools. The Sustainable Agriculture program puts students into the field from the first day, actually doing what they are learning in the classroom. The basic principles of agriculture (which one learns at any ag school) are only the start at NTCC. Here students learn how to make small farm operations profitable, how to manage the land in ways that do not compromise its ability to be productive into the future. A 240-acre working farm, Platinum LEED Ag classroom


facility, and instructors who are themselves farmers and ranchers make this a unique program. In the future, people from all across the country will be able to learn skills online, then come to campus on short visits (agri-tourism) where they can touch and feel a real farm and practice what they are learning.  These visits will include the chance to enjoy various excursions to our lakes, family farming operations, and other area attractions. The NTCC Culinary School is building a reputation for high quality instruction.  Students enjoy close involvement with talented faculty who demand the best from each one.  Today, most culinary schools promise much, cost much, and deliver much less. This program quietly over-delivers and so is beginning to draw students from quite a distance. Programs like these will draw students from outside the traditional scope of the college.  Local students will benefit because their degrees will have the same reputation for quality and uniqueness that will attract others. Making ourselves known outside our local area will grow the college numerically and make it possible to improve educational programming. Experience-infused Learning NTCC is intentionally adopting an approach to learning which encourages greater engagement and investment by students.  Learning is more interesting, meaningful, and permanent when students are directly involved, rather than passively listening.  The college is creating more “cross-discipline” experiences for students.  These are learning activities that draw from the knowledge of more than one course and demonstrate the interconnectedness of the world.  Psychology and History, Agronomy and Sports, Math and Automotive Technology - the list is endless.  But as students get involved with their professors in activities that pull from the various courses, they better understand why they need to learn their course material – and it is far more interesting to study. The college is expanding its curriculum and programs in ways that expose students to the broader world outside East Texas.  Student travel, guests from around the world, and international students who come to study at NTCC will soon be a regular part of an education here at Northeast Texas Community College. No Debt – No Excuse In just a few years the college will evolve into a “no debt” school.  This means every student who is willing to work will be able to earn their degree, and the money to pay for it, while they attend NTCC.  The college is developing meaningful work opportunities, which

will pay above-market wages to students willing to put in the work.  Students will be able to “work their way through school” just like the good old days.  Their wages will pay the college costs and still put money in their pockets to cover gas and other expenses.  At the same time, students will learn a solid work ethic and will have greater appreciation for their education since they are investing their own sweat in the process. There will be many positives about this “no debt” approach.  It helps the education endeavor because students who spend considerable time on campus are more affected by the college experience.  Furthermore, it stops the current practice of loading students with debt which they then spend years afterward paying back.  NTCC graduates in the future will leave the college with a solid education, respected degree, and no debt!  This innovation is just one more way NTCC is setting itself apart from the rest of higher education. In the future the NTCC campus will be filled with people from around the state, nation and world sharing in common a passion for learning and a love for the beauty and serenity of Northeast Texas – and our community will be even better for it.

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AT - A - GLANCE

MOUNT PLEASANT

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ABOUT THE AREA

Titus County - 426 square miles Mount Pleasant - 10.2 square miles

Population

Titus County - 32,334 Mount Pleasant - 15,960 Talco - 516 Winfield - 524

2012 Tax Rates

Titus County - 0.3999 City of Mount Pleasant - 0.3165 Mount Pleasant ISD - 1.203 Chapel Hill ISD - 1.1379 Harts Bluff ISD - 1.04 Northeast Texas Community College - 0.10 Titus Regional Medical Center - 0.144

Unemployment Rate November 2011 Titus County - 6.9% Texas - 7.5% United States - 8.6%

EDUCATION

Mount Pleasant ISD Enrollment: 5,200 Class 4A mpisd.org 903-575-2000

Chapel Hill ISD Enrollment: 900 Class 2A chisddevils.com 903-572-8096

Harts Bluff ISD

Enrollment: 500 K5 - Grade 8 hbisd.schoolwebpages.com 903-577-1146

Winfield ISD

Enrollment: 145 K5 - Grade 8 winfieldisd.net 903-524-2221

Higher Education

Northeast Texas Community College Enrollment: 3,300 ntcc.edu 903-434-8100

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation

• Recruits businesses, assists firms with expansion needs • Addresses issues related to economic development

TRANSPORTATION By land

Titus County

• Located in Northeast Texas east of Dallas and west of Texarkana on Interstate 30 • Served by Interstate 30, US Highway 67, US Highway 271 and State Highway 49 • Rail links to Mexico and US coasts By air

Mount Pleasant Regional Airport

• General and industrial aviation services • 6,000’ x 100’ runway • More than 7,300 takeoffs and landings each year • Concrete, lighted helipad • Jet fuel sales, GPS approach and an automated weather observation system

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport • Ranked third worldwide in operations • Ranked eight worldwide in terms of passengers • Only a short drive from Mount Pleasant

MEDICAL

Titus Regional Medical Center

• Level III Trauma Center • 24 Hour emergency department • 2011 Emergency Medical Services Provider of the Year • Bo and Patty Pilgrim Cancer Center

ECONOMIC BASE

• Manufacturing hub for Northeast Texas • Retail draw of 85,000 people • Agriculture products and natural resources

CLIMATE

Average high temperature: 76°F Average low temperature: 50°F Annual precipitation: 46 inches Elevation: 415’


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FEATURE

NORTHEAST TEXAS

SBDC

HELPING YOUR BUSINESS GROW & PROSPER

The dream of owning a small business is part of the fabric of America. But the road to owning and operating a successful business is littered with obstacles. What makes our country unique is that the entrepreneurial spirit is strong and there are resources in place to help people along the way. One of those resources is the network of Small Business Development Centers.

“Depending on the statistics you read, 50 percent to twothirds to over 80 percent of all businesses fail within the first two to five years and there’s a myriad of reasons for that,” Wilson said. Those are statistics that the SBDC’s are trying to combat with their teams of experts giving sound advice and guidance to help business owners avoid the pitfalls that lead to the dreaded “Going out of Business” sign on Main Street.

“Dreams don’t come true without the right resources”

“Dreams don’t come true without the right resources,” said Tim Wilson, director of the Northeast Texas Small Business Development Center in Mount Pleasant, one of 900 centers across the country, which serves Titus, Morris, Camp and Franklin Counties, with a satellite office in Winnsboro.

Wilson said the center’s primary function is to help create wealth in its communities. “We do that by helping businesses and prospective businesses to grow and prosper. We like to use the term survive and thrive,” Wilson said. The harsh reality is that a majority of businesses fail within the first few years. 28

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The local center is operated through a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Texas and Northeast Texas Community College. Funded largely through a federal grant, state allocations and local partners, the center, part of the national 501(c)(3) organization, offers assistance free of charge. For established businesses, the SBDC resources can be the lifeline they need to keep the “Open” sign flashing its neon colors of economic hope. “Our focus is working with those businesses that have the “Open” sign lit up and they’re finding out that things aren’t going as well as they expected. The customers aren’t coming in like they had hoped or they’re coming in too quickly,


so they need to realign or tweak their strategies,” Wilson said. For those still trying the get a new start-up off the ground or out of the concept stage, the center can help put the right pieces in place from the beginning. “For pre-ventures, often people believe they have a great concept, a great idea, and so we help them to determine what really constitutes a good idea and to make it actually happen,” he said. When a prospective business owner walks through the door, they need to have done some homework first. “They need to bring a list of all the expenses they expect to incur and the list should be divided into start-up expenses and operating expenses,” Wilson said. “We also want them to write down their goals for their business and what they want this business to accomplish.” One of the most important aspects for potential business owners to create a successful venture is to cultivate what you know and love.

trative and research assistant, will do a thorough financial analysis of the business and help them to understand where the inefficiencies are and determine how to help them grow their business. The center will eventually help businesses with a marketing strategy and plug them into resources to help them implement that strategy, but finances come first. “Money is the lifeblood of any business and if you don’t have a good grasp of the cash flow, then you’re not going to be able to manage any part of it,” Wilson said. He said it’s common with small business owners to run into problems on the operations side because they are often spending so much time working “in their business” that they’re not spending time working “on their business.”

In 2012, the Northeast Texas SBDC - served 137 clients

“Business owners are very emotional about their business. It’s like their child. They created it and they are proud of it, and rightfully so. But, we want to look at it from a financial perspective, not an emotional one,” Wilson said. “We help them learn how to manage their business better so they can take it to another level.”

- helped start 22 businesses - helped create 113 jobs

- helped acquire $5.7 million in loans

“Do something that you really love to do and something that you’re proficient at,” Wilson said. Otherwise, “you’re really setting yourself up for a very difficult road.” Help with marketing is one of the most common requests from established businesses. “A large number of clients in that category will come to us and say, ‘I need help to market my business. I need to bring in more customers.’ We can sit down and look at their operations and determine if bringing in more customers is really going to solve their problems or create more problems,” Wilson said. “The problem might be somewhere else in the business operations. Wilson said his team, which includes Beverly Austin, a fulltime business advisor, and Laurie Hineman, adminis-

Help with refinancing, growth strategies and preparing financial projections needed for a loan proposal are also ways the SBDC helps. Wilson said businesses in general experience a 4.3 percent increase in sales annually, while those that are assisted by an SBDC experience an average increase of 19 percent in annual sales. “So, that a good indication of how we can help business to grow their revenues,” he said. The vital resources and guidance Wilson and his team provide can plug the holes of a struggling business and right a potentially sinking ship.

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A FISHERMAN’S PARADISE TITUS COUNTY WARM WATER FISHING

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Texas, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife. It’s where you’ll find professional angler Roger Beall in the winter months. Beall has been tournament director of the Irving Bass Club for the past 15 years and organizes monthly tournaments year round. “We fish primarily hot water lakes – power plant lakes – in the wintertime. We like going to Monticello because the water is warmer and the fish spawn earlier,” Beall said. The Irving Bass Club, established in 1968, is one of the oldest and largest bass clubs in Texas. “If we don’t go to Monticello, we go to Welsh, but primarily Monticello,” Beall said. “We usually try to hit Monticello in January and February.” In January of 2011, Beall said the club “had a heyday,” catching a lot of large fish during a tournament – the club catches and releases the fish – due to the warmer water temperatures, which were in the low to mid 70s. “That’s when [Luminant] had two stacks running. Last January when we went the water temperature was in the mid-60s. That was almost a ten-degree variance, so it does have a lot of bearing on how the fish react,” Beall said. “The numbers of fish we caught were way down from the previous year.” Sellers said in December 2012, Luminant idled two of its three units from December through the end of May. For avid fishermen, the bitter cold of winter doesn’t stop the lure of the water. That’s when they switch to casting their lines in the depths of warm water lakes, like Lake Monticello and Lake Welsh in Titus County. These lakes are reservoirs used to provide cooling water for power plants. Monticello, located approximately 10 miles southwest of Mount Pleasant on Blundell and Smith Creeks in the Cypress River Basin, is part of a larger body of water that includes Lake Bob Sandlin and Lake Cypress Springs, separated by two dams. Monticello, owned by Luminant, has 2,001 surface acres and a maximum depth of 40 feet. Lake Welsh, located on Swuanano Creek, about 10 miles southeast of Mount Pleasant, has 1,269 surface acres and a maximum depth of 50 feet. It’s owned by American Electric Power. There are about 20 of these power plant lakes across the state that anglers can take advantage of when winter’s chill shuts down activity at other lakes. Monticello is one of the best and it’s not just because the water stays warm. “The thing that makes Monticello a little bit unique is that it pretty much stays at a constant level. It doesn’t go down very much,” said Troy Sellers, Luminant’s community affairs manager. It’s also one of the most popular largemouth bass fisheries in

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“This year, Units 1 and 2 were shut down in October.” he said. “Avid fishermen tell you there’s a difference in the way the fish are biting.” But, they are still biting and that’s what keeps them coming through the winter months. “The fishing is good year round and apparently the fish do well in the warmer water,” Sellers said. “We have some record size fish that are caught out of the warm water lakes.” Bill Wilcox, the host of the “Honey Hole All Outdoors” fishing show, filmed an episode of the show at Lake Monticello in February 2011 with his guest Daniel Stewart and had a nice haul. “This is the first week after two consecutive weeks of ice,” Wilcox said during the episode. “The cold water lakes are hovering at 42 to 45 degrees right now.” Wilcox said the fishing is always good at Lake Monticello. Stewart said he and his family camped out during March at Lake Bob Sandlin the previous year and the fishing was tough. “We came over here [to Monticello] for an afternoon [and it was] crazy,” he said. “You’ve got to remember that hot water lakes are not just good in the winter time, they’re good all the time,” Wilcox said. The predominant fish species at Lake Monticello are Largemouth


bass, Channel catfish, Bluegill and Sunfish. At Lake Welsh, “Channel catfish are present with moderately high numbers of legal-size fish available, while the largemouth bass population can be characterized as low density with low numbers of legal-size fish available to anglers,” according to the TPW site.

These are people that come and bring their money from outside the area. They stay, they buy gas, they buy food and they spend time here.” For Beall, who had to cancel a December 2013 bass fishing tournament at Joe Pool Lake south of Grand Prairie due to the cold snap, a trip to Monticello will be on the club’s agenda.

The TPW said that in September of 1998, the slot length limit on fish at Monticello was changed to 14 to 24 inches in an effort to “The fishing is just a lot better and we have a better turnout as far protect larger fish and possibly increase trophy fishing opporas members coming to fish and tunities. The limits mean fishermen are allowed to keep fish less “You’ve got to remember that hot wa- better luck in the numbers of fish we can catch,” he said. than 14 inches or greater than 24 inches. ter lakes are not just good in the winter According to the TPW Website, Channel catfish are also popular at Lake Monticello.

time, they’re good all the time.”

“The species is abundant with high numbers of legal-size fish available for harvest. Anglers who fish for channel cats catch 1 to 2.5 fish per hour,” the site states. Sellers said having the warm water lakes bringing recreational and trophy fishing visitors to Mount Pleasant and Titus County is a major benefit for tourism. “We have a lot of tournaments, particularly bass tournaments in this whole Northeast Texas area. Everything north and east of Dallas has some of the best fishing and a lot of them are these warm water lakes,” he said. ”It’s sometimes a well-kept secret. MTPLEASANTTX.COM

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HISTORICAL DRIVE THROUGH TIME Texas historians are tracing a route to find your roots

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Embarking on a trip through time, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) has begun a two-year study to unearth and document the transcontinental roadway that took motorists through Texas before U.S. 67 and U.S 80 were built. The rich history of what was known as the Bankhead Highway dates back to 1916. That’s when the Bankhead Highway Association was organized. The roadway, which was one of nation’s earliest transcontinental highways, was designated in 1919. Named for John H. Bankhead, the U.S. senator who threw major support behind the effort, the roadway followed a route from Washington D.C., dipped down into Bankhead’s home state of Alabama and then headed west through Texas and all the way to San Diego, CA. According to the THC, its path snaked across approximately 850 miles of Texas from Texarkana to El Paso along the routes of U.S. 67 and U.S. 80, passing through towns big and small, including Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Sulphur Springs, Greenville, Dallas, Fort Worth, Abilene and Midland.

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Shaffer and his wife, Ginger, who serves as president of the TCHPS, have been digging into the highway’s history partly because of the state’s renewed interest in documenting its route and historical landmarks along its path, but also because the retired couple has always been passionate about Texas history. When they moved from Dallas to their lake house in Titus County more than a decade ago, they naturally wanted to dig into the history of their new surroundings.

Named for John H. Bankhead, the U.S. senator who threw major support behind the effort, the roadway followed a route from Washington D.C., dipped down into Bankhead’s home state of Alabama and then headed west through Texas and all the way to San Diego, CA.

John Shaffer, who serves on the Titus County Historical Commission (TCHC) and the Titus County Historical Preservation Society (TCHPS), said the remnants of the old highway that pass through Titus County are located “from Cookville on the north side of Cox Concrete on Highway 67 – the road behind that is the old highway – and intersects with 67 where it comes east and Y’s at 14th Street, which 40

is the old highway,” Shaffer said. “Then it comes across and goes south on Jefferson Avenue to the [Titus County] courthouse. It turned west on what’s now 1st Street and FM 899 to Farmer’s Academy [a small community on County Road 1030 about three miles west of Mount Pleasant] and then angled over to Winfield.”

“We always want to know what’s going on and what’s here so we started researching Fort Sherman. That’s how I got involved,” John Shaffer said. “I’ve been the instigator of the Fort Sherman Dam reclamation project and they asked me to sit on the [Titus County] historical commission.”

Ginger Shaffer said she hopes that once the state’s Bankhead Highway project is completed Mount Pleasant and Titus County will be a key part of it. “That will be something that we can celebrate because I don’t think a lot of people really realize how important the Bankhead


was,” she said. “Hopefully we can get some of the buildings highlighted because we just got the [City of Mount Pleasant] preservation ordinance in place and some of these buildings will be even more important.” She is also excited about the tourism possibilities. “Tourists and local residents could follow it and relive it. I don’t think people realize that before there was I-30 and before there was 67 and 80, there was the Bankhead,” she said. “We would love to see the route marked with signs and have individual markers for the buildings identifying what they previously were. We could have a walk-through or drive-through tour like they’ve done with the Lincoln Highway.”

by sharing information, photos, maps, postcards and other items related to the Bankhead as they document its history. Wolfenden said the program’s staff will continue to receive input and materials through spring of 2014. Texans can post photos on the THC’s Flickr photo sharing site. The project is scheduled to be completed by July 2014. Information on the project and links to the Flickr page are at thc.state.tx.us. John Shaffer said THC has been through the area and has taken photographs of a number of buildings in Titus County and Mount Pleasant that appear to be vintage that would have been along the Bankhead Highway route.

The Lincoln Highway was the nation’s first transcontinental highway. Its path wound 3,400 miles from New York on a northern route through the Midwest to San Francisco, CA, according to the Lincoln Highway Association’s Website.

“We would like to have local maps and a walking tour, especially through downtown where we would see the most bang for the buck as far as tourists attractions,” Ginger Shaffer said. “Property owners can also develop a renewed pride in the buildings by adding another dimension to their historical significance.”

“A number of vintage car clubs get together with their Model Ts from the 20s and 30s and drive from one town to another along the highway,” John Shaffer said. “That’s the kind of thing we’d like to see here.”

The local historical commission and preservation society are supporting the state commission’s efforts. John Shaffer has been compiling exhaustive research on the Titus County portion of the roadway.

The interest in the Bankhead Highway is part of a national push.

“The old Bankhead followed county roads and had lots of turns in it. Much of it paralleled Highway 67, which took the straightest route from Texarkana to Mount Pleasant,” he said. “Back in the 30s when 67 was built; it was the modern two-lane highway.”

“Folks are more aware nationally of the old Bankhead, but Texas has stepped right up,” John Shaffer said. Funding for the Texas Bankhead project comes from special money allocated by the Texas Legislature and a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. The THC is contracting with an Austin-based historic preservation planning and management firm to complete the study.

Shaffer said one of the promoters of the Bankhead was the owner of a concrete company. “Every so often they would build a one-mile concrete portion to try to get counties to adopt concrete, so they would promote that to the chambers and county commissioners,” he said. “The Bankhead pre-dates the creation of the Texas highway department. There wasn’t a Texas highway department building highways until 67 came along.”

“invoke memories of a time when automobile traffic was far more about The THC said the project will result in a history of the adventure rather than speed.” Texas section of the Bankhead Highway, and will also “survey the Texas Bankhead route and associated historic resources, including auto repair garages, gas stations, diners, tourist camps, auto courts, motels, road markers, paving, traffic signs, and bridges,” according to its Website.

Leslie Wolfenden, the THC’s historic resources survey coordinator, said the Bankhead Highway project is the primary focus of the inaugural effort of the Texas Historic Roads and Highways Program, which was established in 2009 by the Texas Legislature and jointly administered by THC and TxDOT. The program, which is funded by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, has a goal of “identifying and commemorating historic highways in Texas and producing a series of interpretive publications to encourage heritage tourism,” Wolfenden wrote in “Travel Through Time: Bankhead Highway Blazed a Path Across Texas,” an article published in THC’s The Medallion. Public meetings held across the state in the fall of 2013 encouraged residents to help them tell the story of the Bankhead Highway

Quoted in Wolfenden’s article, THC Commissioner Tom Alexander said the in-depth study of the historic Bankhead Highway will “invoke memories of a time when automobile traffic was far more about adventure rather than speed.” That nostalgia is part of what sparks the Shaffers’ passion to explore the history around them. “So many folks in our age group don’t know the history of Titus County,” John Shaffer said. “We’ve always chuckled that around here it seems like if it didn’t happen after you graduated from high school, it didn’t happen.” His wife added, “We’ve been surprised, though, that when we bring it to their attention they appreciate it more.”

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November 14 - 15, 4 pm Fri., 8:30 am Sat.

Deck the Halls

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December 5 - 6

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COVER STORY

Legacy

BUILDING THE PRIEFERT FAMILY:

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“Building ranch equipment is not just a job; it’s their lifestyle and integral part of who they are. Hard work, good people, a willingness to step outside the box and abundant blessings from God has allowed the company to not only grow and prosper, but also to earn a strong reputation in the industry for integrity, quality and reliability.”

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There has to be a better way To some, it’s a common thought that is brushed away while continuing to work with a frustratingly inferior product. To Marvin Priefert, the late founder of Priefert Manufacturing, it was an idea that challenged the inventor inside him. It was that conviction that spurred him to create a cattle headgate that worked like he thought it should. Priefert, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary on January 11, 2014, was founded in 1964 with the invention of that

PRIEFERT BACKWOODS BLOODLINE The Prieferts are also forging new ground in the world of reality TV. Eddie, Nate and Travis Priefert appear on the company’s recently acquired hunting show, Priefert’s Backwoods Bloodline. “That was Travis’ baby,” said Courtney Dyer, Priefert public relations director. “He brought that to the table and is really involved in it.” The show, originally named Backwoods Bloodline, was owned by Kentucky trophy hunter Dave Henry, one of the Priefert’s Kentucky dealers who owned an outdoor store. He and his hunting partner, Dennis Redden, invited them on a hunting trip and to appear on the show. The Prieferts saw the show as not only a fun hunting trip with friends, but an opportunity to tap into the hunting market and reach new customers with their products. “Much of the customer base is the same and the guys had that ‘aha’ moment and decided to sponsor the show,” Dyer said.

headgate, the first gliding-action, fully-opening headgate.

How it all started Marvin Priefert, who passed away in 1988, grew up on a Nebraska farm. He moved his wife, Johnni, and their children to Texas seeking land in a warmer climate to farm. He bought a South Texas orange grove in McAllen, in the Rio Grande Valley. But, just days after moving his family there, a record-breaking winter freeze destroyed the grove and he took it as a sign that that was not what he was supposed to do with his life. He packed everyone up and ended up in Mount Pleasant in August of 1962, right in the heart of cattle country. With 300 acres, he set out to learn the ropes of the ranching business, according to Courtney Dyer, Priefert public relations director, who researched and wrote a history of the family business for its 50th anniversary. That original piece of land became the foundation for the Priefert Ranch, which today spans 1,700 contiguous acres. Dyer said Marvin Priefert’s “there has to be a better way” moment came when he was helping his neighbor work his cattle using a guillotine-style headgate, which closes down over an animal’s neck and the animal would choke itself 50

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During Season 2 and the company became the title sponsor and then Henry approached them with an offer to take over the show. “Season 2 went really well and the guys really believed in and thought, ‘We can take this to the next level,’ so Priefert bought the show,” Dyer said. “It was picked up by the Sportsman Channel and Season 3 just finished airing.” The revamped show, which features all five men, is described on its Website as “a reality-based show about five guys and their lives as businessmen and hunters who love their friends, families and the outdoors.” The show “follows the guys as they try to harvest a wide variety of game across North America, and also focuses on the lifestyle associated with running the No. 1 livestock, ranch and rodeo equipment company in the industry,” according to the site. Season 4 will begin airing in June of 2014. “It’s really exciting for us to run the show and it’s given us an opportunity to go out on the road and to tie back into our dealers,” Dyer said.


down. The other style of headgate used in those days was a swinging door-style that would open to allow the cow to stick its head through, but the rancher would have to make the cow back out, so neither gate was ideal for working cattle. His inventor’s mind started working and he designed and built a gliding-action headgate. “He went out to Talco and bought some second-hand pipe

With his brother, Corbin, driving across country with the headgate mounted to a 1967 Mustang, the Priefert dealer network was born and the company was off the ground. from the oil fields and came home and welded up this gliding action headgate with doors that slid open all the way,” Dyer said. “It was fully front opening, so you could let your cow walk right through so you can work cattle in a line.” He took it to his neighbor to try, but he thought it was a

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crazy idea and didn’t think it would catch on because it wasn’t the industry standard. “But, Marvin believed in it, so he went ahead to push that to market,” she said. “He convinced one of his brothers to move down from Nebraska to be his first salesman and started out selling the headgates to veterinarians, hoping the idea would catch on to their rancher customers.” With his brother, Corbin, driving across country with the headgate mounted to a 1967 Mustang, the Priefert dealer network was born and the company was off the ground.

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Building a Legacy The idea that ‘there has to be a better way’ was instilled in his son, Bill, and grandsons, Eddie, Nate and Travis and has been the catalyst for what Priefert Manufacturing has become over the past half century. Today, Priefert Manufacturing has become a multi-million dollar company with three divisions and sales through a 1,000 strong worldwide dealer network. Priefert manufactures all of its products at its plant in Mount Pleasant and in October 2013, the company passed the 800 employee mark. “That was a huge landmark for us. We are one of the larger


ECONOMIC IMPACT Priefert, through all of its innovative ventures, expansion and strong business sense, anchored with a foundation of faith and family, has had a huge impact on the local community. “The Priefert organization is so significant to Mount Pleasant for a couple of reasons. First of all, they are a primary industry and bring in money from across the U.S. and now internationally,” said Charlie Smith, executive director of the Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corp. “The impact is also huge when you consider 800 salaries in our community. They are steady and don’t have a lot of layoffs or ups and downs, so they are a vital economic engine for our community.” Courtney Dyer, Priefert public relations director, said the Prieferts don’t just look at the number of employees. “They look at those 800 employees and see 800 families that this company is responsible for supporting and providing for, so when they make decisions on what product lines to get into or out of or how we’re going to conduct business, that’s always on the forefront of their minds,” she said. “It’s not just about how this is going to affect them or the bottom line of the company, but how this affects those 800 families.” The technology that the company employs in its manufacturing processes plays a major role as well. “They are quick to adapt to new manufacturing techniques and have been one of the first to use computerized inventory controls and inventory robotics,” Smith said. “That forces our labor pool to learn those new skills and new trades and helps keep the whole manufacturing community learning and improving our workforce.” Smith said the company is also a great marketing tool for Mount Pleasant. “They are focused on Mount Pleasant. When they were traveling with their team of horses or when they are advertising at the National Finals Rodeo or any of the rodeos, generally Mount Pleasant comes up and what a wonderful community it is,” he said. “The Priefert family has also consistently supported Mount Pleasant schools and retail. Those things are hugely important from a taxpayer perspective.” Dyer said becoming a global company in the last 15 years and its foray into the rodeo world with its sponsorships and endorsements of professional rodeo competitors has increased the company’s visibility and further enhanced its reputation. “When people see Priefert on my shirt, they immediately know what that is and are excited to come talk to me, she said. “Rodeo fans will say, ‘Hey, y’all sponsor one of the top bull riders and he’s my favorite.’ That’s really exciting to know that the name is out there, that we’re getting positive feedback and that the company is well respected.”

employers in this area. It’s a big deal that we have enough work to keep that many people busy,” said Dyer. She said the Priefert patriarch left a strong legacy and a firm foundation for the company’s future growth under the leadership of his son, Bill, who has overseen the expansion of the company’s product lines and its production capabilities with two new additions to the plant in 1994. “Marvin started the company in a one room dirt floor shop when he designed and built his first headgate,” she said. “I think he probably had no idea that 50 years later,

“Marvin started the company in a one room dirt floor shop when he designed and built his first headgate” the manufacturing company that he started would still be going strong and that we would be manufacturing not only headgates and cattle equipment, but also equine equipment, rodeo equipment, poultry equipment, wildlife equipment and canine equipment, and we wouldn’t just be

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THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The Priefert 50th Anniversary celebration is set for Jan. 11, 2014 at The Whatley Center at Northeast Texas Community College. It will feature entertainment and speakers, including Baxter Black, the most famous living cowboy poet and humorist, who shares funny and uplifting stories about life on the ranch. “We will have two performances to be able to accommodate all of our employees and our guests,” said Courtney Dyer, Priefert public relations director. “We’ll have a performance at 3 p.m., then a reception and another performance at 6 that night.” The event will also include many of the com-

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pany’s dealers, endorsees and past employees. The 50th anniversary focus will continue throughout the year in a three-pronged approach. “We want to look at our employees, our dealers and our end use customer base,” she said. “We’ll do contests or events or advertising to promote the 50th. We want to do something unique for each group. We want to really make this special for our employees and our dealers and thank them because they are the reason we’ve made it 50 years.”


selling locally or regionally, but globally with products that are still being designed and developed by his family.”

ter way to provide steel sales regionally while ensuring the company has enough in stock for its own use.

“Marvin was an inventor by nature and so when he thought The divisions under the Priefert Manufacturing umbrella there had to be a better way to accomplish a task, that’s today are Priefert Logistics, Priefert Complex Designs and what he did,” Dyer said. “That’s what inspired him to Priefert Steel Sales. Priefert Logistics was launched in 2005 invent, to change, to do. I think he really instilled that in when Priefert purchased its own fleet of semi-trucks to fill Bill because he looked at the demand of shipping the world the same way. products to its massive That mentality is how we dealer network. Prief“Marvin was an inventor by nature and developed these different ert then formed Priefert Complex Designs in 2008 so when he thought there had to be a divisions.” to consult with fairgrounds and expo centers through- better way to accomplish a task, that’s According to The Priefert Family Legacy, Bill and out the design process. what he did” Shayne Priefert’s sons, born Priefert Steel Sales, created two years apart from 1974 in 2012, was formed in to 1978 grew up in the response to requests from shop with their father and grandfather learning the imporbusinesses to purchase steel from Priefert, which buys its tance of a good work ethic and helped out by sweeping the steel from a distributer in master coils and has the capabilshop floors. ity of processing it in its own facility. Each division began as a result of that early idea that there has to be a better way. A better way to get the products out without delays; a better way to design facilities without having to redesign or use costly custom equipment; a bet-

“On Saturdays, Marvin Priefert would often take his grandsons to local scrap yards to look for old machine parts. The boys would help dig out the parts that Marvin would purchase and take back to the shop and rebuild into something

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new. This helped instill the importance of being resourceful and inventive in what would later become the third generation of family leadership,” the history states.

“That’s when we got our chutes into the world finals of the PBR (Professional Bull Riding) and we became their official equipment provider,” Dyer said. A year later, she said, the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) and the NFR (National Finals Rodeo) picked them up as official equipment providers.

In the 1990’s, the Priefert boys, as they are commonly referred, worked for the company after school and during summers. When That was the they finished colstepping stone lege and began working fulltime “Building ranch equipment is not just a job; it’s to launching the complex designs for the company, their lifestyle and integral part of who they are. division as custhey had to work in each departHard work, good people, a willingness to step out- tomers began calling Priefert ment from maintenance to welding side the box and abundant blessings from God has to supply equipto shipping before allowed the company to not only grow and pros- ment for arenas. Many times, the they were allowed to hold office posi- per, but also to earn a strong reputation in the in- architects had not put thought into tions. dustry for integrity, quality and reliability.” the designs to best Today, Bill Priefert accommodate serves as CEO, livestock flow, she while Eddie Priefsaid. ert, the oldest son, was named company president in 2005. “So we now offer a consulting service from the ground up That’s the year Priefert broke into the rodeo world. with a structural engineer on staff and someone from the

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architectural field on staff paired with an arena specialist or a rancher or cowboy to develop those projects on the front end so they can accept standard equipment,” Dyer said. “It’s saves them money and it’s a win-win for everybody.” Nate Priefert, the middle son and Travis Priefert, the youngest, serve as vice presidents and are responsible for overseeing different divisions of the company. Nate works closely with production, maintenance and plant operations as well as the logistics division, while Travis works with the sales and marketing departments, the family’s ranch, and quarter horse breeding program and cattle operations. The family’s ranch also serves as a proving ground for a majority of the Priefert products as prototypes from the company’s Research and Development team are not only put into use, but tested to their limits. The practice is the basis for Priefert’s motto “Built by ranchers for ranchers.”

part of who they are. Hard work, good people, a willingness to step outside the box and abundant blessings from God has allowed the company to not only grow and prosper, but also to earn a strong reputation in the industry for integrity, quality and reliability.”

With the third generation at the helm of the business, the legacy that Marvin Priefert left and Bill Priefert molded continues. “Motivated by the pride of ownership and the challenge of finding a better way, the Priefert family has built a business focused on meeting the needs of the American farmer and rancher,” The Priefert Family Legacy states. “Building ranch equipment is not just a job; it’s their lifestyle and integral MTPLEASANTTX.COM

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FEATURE

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Eddie Priefert

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What do you attribute the success and growth of the company to? It may be parroting what I’ve always heard and the way that we were taught, me and my brothers growing up, but just always treat people the way I would like to be treated, with respect and dignity, and you get good people all going the same direction and there’s not much you can’t do. That’s what I would say, the success of the people that work here and that starts with the culture that my grandfather and my dad started.

What is the Overall philosophy for the company? In a few short words: Put God first, family second, work third and self, last.

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What is the family dynamic in running the business? We get along just fine as long as everybody does what I say (laughs). Actually, each person has their own responsibilities and when something fails they answer directly to Dad. Usually there’s very little conflict. There’s a little bit of a pecking order and each one listens to the other. We discuss and cuss and when everybody decides to go one direction, everybody jumps on board whether they agree with it or not.

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agement.’ He flies in, makes a bunch of noise, craps on everything and flies out (laughs). My dad is the CEO, so not every decision gets run past him. Its gets run through us and then from that point, if it’s needed, we go to him. I’m the president, over more of the sales, administration, the accounting part of it, the inner workings; and then you’ve got Nate whose over all the production and maintenance and operations of the plant. And then Travis does a little bit of everything. He’s mainly in sales in the steel side. He’s always on the hunting show and he goes to Vegas or any shows that we might need him to go to sell equipment.

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What are the different personality types? Travis, he’s laid back he doesn’t have a lot of patience for people. He’s good with people, but for a short term. Nate, he’s real laid back. He pretty well maintains and takes care of everything. Personality-wise he’s a 75-year-old man in a 39-year-old’s body. He doesn’t like getting off his porch if he doesn’t have to. I would have to say he’s the Jase of the operation. He goes at it at work pretty hard and he lets everything kind of roll. My personality type would be just grow the business. I want to see it grow without spending too much money.

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Talk a little bit about the hunting show. It’s a startup deal. It’s a perfect way to market to our demographic of ranchers. Nearly all ranchers or cowboys or ropers or equestrian, they’re outdoor enthusiasts. I would guess 90 percent or better of them hunt. There are a whole lot of rural people that are hunters that also need a gate, or a dog kennel, a panel for their kids FFA project. It’s a perfect way to market to our demographic but also pick up those in the hunting world. People say you need to get your face out there more so people can understand the family dynamic. It’s a family operation that is an American family-oriented company. This is a way that me and my brothers can be the face of Priefert and more people will come to understand what we do and how we do it. As far as I’m concerned, this is just like Duck Dynasty and I’m not trying to follow their lead because this is the way it’s always been. The Lord put us here for a certain reason and that’s building ranch equipment, but it’s also a ministry. You’ve got 800 employees

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with their families, so you’ve got close to 2,000 people that you’re influencing every day even if it’s in a small way. Plus, you’ve got thousands of dealers with hundreds of thousands of customers. It’s a huge responsibility, but at the same time, God put us here in a small way to make a difference. That’s what our whole lives are about.

Describe the show. It’s a lifestyle show that people can associate with because we’re not out there hunting the biggest animals. We do educate, but that’s not the primary role. We’re a lifestyle reality-based hunting show. We’re running a business and, ‘Hey, we’re gonna run up to Nebraska for three or four days and go hunting and then come back to work.’ When we get up there our main deal is we try to go hunting on working ranches or working farms. The landowner is on the show and we show their kids and how they operate on the ranch, what they raise how they raise it. At the same time, we go out and hunt their property.

Is this leading to other television projects? Actually, we’re in talks with a company in California to possibly do a family show for the History Channel. They came out and interviewed us and they called us back a few months ago. Right now, we’re negotiating and discussing whether we want to do a pilot. It’s going to be a huge decision if we do it.

Talk about your father and grandfather and how they’ve made an impact on you and brothers? From my Granddad’s standpoint, he was tenacious. He was an inventor by nature. That’s what he wanted to do. He wanted to invest and build and do. He wasn’t much of a people person like my Dad is. He didn’t have patience for other people. He wanted to keep it to what he could control. My dad has a tenacious ability to go after something. He may have worked on a project and redone it 100 times and it never worked and he just wouldn’t give up. Just bullheaded. My dad’s deal is he wanted to see what he could grow and what he could do. He gave responsibility to others knowing he couldn’t control one spot; that he had to get good people around him to help lead the company with his mindset and direction. Both of them treated people well; the


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Nate Priefert

VP, Priefert Manufacturing Host, Priefert Backwoods Bloodline

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way they wanted to be treated. They always stood behind what they believed in and, if they said they’d do it, they would stand to their word no matter what.

What are your thoughts on the 50th anniversary? To us it’s just another year. We have had a lot of opportunities where we could have sold and done something different and I’ve always been told that the statistics say the third generation is where it fails. I’m third generation, so it’s a very proud thing to have the company and the family business for 50 years. I think my grandfather would be happy to know that it’s still here after 50 years and still family-owned.

as much automation as possible, taking as much labor as possible and making it easier for workers, which adds efficiency, which brings more growth, which brings more people, so right now that’s where it’s all building toward. Fifty years from now we’ll be even more global in the ranch equipment and a lot stronger regionally in the steel business. The opportunities are endless. That’s the thing; we get started in things and the opportunities just come out of the woodwork. It’s just whether were willing and able to take hold of it and grow it. There’s just really no end to where we could go.

Where do you see the company 50 years from now? With the new steel business, where were selling a lot of steel to a lot of manufacturers, and the ranch equipment going more global, there is just no telling where we would could building in the future. Right now the whole plant is moving to MTPLEASANTTX.COM

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Join us for Sunday Classes for all ages - 9:00 AM and Worship Services - 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM Wednesday Classes and Devotional - 7:00 PM Ladies’ Classes Tuesday - 10:00 AM during school months Youth Activities - Bible Bowl during school months and Summer Youth Series during summer months

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Tax ~ Accounting ~ Consulting

Securities ~ Annuities ~ Retirement Strategies ~ Investment Advisory Services

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Ph. 903.572.6661 Toll Free 800.284.4729 Fax 903.577.1291

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CHAMBER

PARTNERS

1st Texas Financial Services LLP

AT&T

Antiques & Uniques

903-572-3491

903-521-8191

903-572-1545

FINANCIAL ADVISORS & PLANNING/INVESTMENTS/ STOCKS & BONDS

TELEPHONE SERVICES

GIFTS/SPECIALTY ITEMS/COLLECTIBLES

Adkins United Finance

Anytime Fitness

903-577-9300

903-577-8877

FINANCE COMPANY

FITNESS CENTER

Advantage Copy Systems, Inc.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

903-885-3375

903-577-7234

COPIERS/PRINTERS

RESTAURANTS

AEP-SWEPCO

Apple’s for the Teacher

888-216-3523

903-5717-8757

UTILITIES - ELECTRICITY

GIFTS/SPECIALTY ITEMS/COLLECTIBLES

A&A&D Food Service, LLC - Church’s Chicken

AG-POWER, INC.

Arci Salon 1 & 2

903-575-9211

903-572-7961

903-575-9979

TRACTORS & LAWN EQUIPMENT

BEAUTY SALONS/FACIALS

Airport Collision & Paint, Inc.

Area Wide Movers & Storage

903-577-5661

903-577-1983

AUTO - COLLISION/PAINT/REPAIR

MOVING/STORAGE/TRANSFER

All Together Antiques

Arnold, Walker, Arnold & Co., PC

359 Solutions 903-746-0547 COMPUTER SERVICES

8TwentyOne Boutique 903-575-9066 CLOTHING

A

RESTAURANTS

Aaron Auto Glass 903-572-0700 GLASS

AA’s Tree House Learning Center 903-572-8009

903-577-7780 ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

EDUCATION

ABC Auto Parts 903-572-3394

Allen Scrap Metal 903-572-1751 RECYCLING SERVICES

AUTO PARTS

AC Automotive & Transmission 903-572-4463

Allstate Insurance - Moler 903-572-3307 INSURANCE AGENCIES

AUTO - TRANSMISSION SERVICES

ACH Construction 903-563-1327

American Cancer Society 903-831-7913 ORGANIZATION

CONTRACTORS - BUILDERS

Acolyte Sports Nutrition 903-577-8100 SPECIALTY STORES

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American National Bank 903-572-1776 BANKS & BANKING ASSOCIATIONS

903-572-6606 ACCOUNTANTS - TAX SERVICE

At Home Health Care 903-577-9877 HOME HEALTH CARE

AT&T 800-464-7928 TELEPHONE SERVICES

Auto Zone 903-575-0515 AUTO PARTS

B

Baker & Johnson PC CPA 903-572-4384 ACCOUNTANT - TAX SERVICE

Barefoot Bay Marina 903-856-3643 L.ODGING

Chuck Barkow 903-572-0356 INDIVIDUALS

Barry Insurance 903-831-3493 INSURANCE AGENCIES

Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home 903-572-3621 FUNERAL HOME

Beall’s Department Store 903-572-4324 CLOTHING

Beane’s Hallmark 903-572-7373 GIFTS/SPECIALTY ITEMS/COLLECTIBLES

Best Fender Products, Inc. 903-577-0511 TRAILER PARTS

Best Western 903-577-7377 LODGING

BBB of Central East Texas 903-581-5704 BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU


Big Cypress RV Park

CASA Lake Country

Cox Concrete Products

Diverse Designs

903-767-2202

903-885-1173

903-572-5902

903-572-5673

RV PARK

ORGANIZATION

CONCRETE/ASPHALT/SAND/GRAVEL/STONE

ADVERTISING/PROMO PRODUCTS

Big Tex Trailer Mfg., Inc.

Castletop Roofing & Construction

Stan Crandall - Century 21

Divine Divas Hair Salon

903-434-3351

903-572-1151

903-563-0211

TRAILERS - WHOLESALE/RETAIL

CONTRACTORS - BUILDERS

REALTORS®

BEAUTY SALONS/FACIALS

Charles Black

CBT Auto Sales

Rickey Crane, DDS

Document Solutions

903-575-0300

903-524-2301

903-577-8839

INDIVIDUALS

AUTOMOBILE - NEW/USED

Bowie Cass Electric Cooperative

Century 21 Landmark Associates

800-794-2919

903-572-1151

UTILITIES - ELECTRICITY

REAL ESTATE AGENCIES

Braum’s

Chambers Home Health & Physical Therapy

903-572-0772 RESTAURANTS

903-572-9700

903-572-8653

COPIERS/PRINTERS

Crazy 8’s Package Store

Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant

903-524-2888

903-572-1947 GROCERY STORES

Champion Auto Sales 903-572-5353

RESTAURANTS

Creative Catering

Donuts, Etc.

903-563-4341

903-572-7848 GLASS

Joyce Buck

Chapel Hill Independent School District 903-572-8096 EDUCATION

903-572-2071 INDIVIDUALS

Buddy Marshall Insurance Agency, Inc. 903-572-3438 INSURANCE AGENCIES

Buford - Redfearn Insurance Agency

Chapman Transfer & Storage, Inc. 903-572-5251 MOVING/STORAGE/TRANSFER

Chili’s Tennison 903-577-8778 RESTAURANTS

903-572-6631 INSURANCE AGENCIES

Butler Consulting

Lori Chism, Attorney at Law 903-575-9005 ATTORNEYS

903-563-4323 CONSULTING

Bynum - Durrum Chiropractic Clinic 903-572-1128 CHIROPRACTORS

C Calvary Chapel Mt. Pleasant 903-577-7787 CHURCHES

Camp Langston 903-572-5935 CAMPS - CHILDREN

Candlewood Suites 903-572-4600 LODGING

Cannaday Business Services 903-577-7086 ACCOUNTANTS - TAX SERVICE

Cannaday Financial Services, LPL 903-577-7086 FINANCIAL ADVISERS & PLANNING/INVESTMENTS

Capps Insurance & Financial Services 903-572-4366 INSURANCE AGENCIES

Cardiology Consultants of East Texas, P.A. 903-577-7070 PHYSICIANS - CARDIOLOGY

Carter Blood Care Stewart Center 903-573-3629 BLOOD CENTERS

City of Mt. Pleasant 903-575-4000 GOVERNMENT

Cliff’s Paint & Body Shop, Inc. 903-572-5678 AUTOMOBILE - COLLISION/PAINT AND REPAIRS

Clinic Pharmacy 903-572-8548 PHARMACY

Clip Zone 903-572-3990 BEAUTY SALONS/FACIALS

Cobern Law Firm 903-466-3274 ATTORNEYS

Communities in Schools of NE Texas 903-434-8212

RESTAURANTS

Herbert Cross, DDS

Doodlebugs

903-572-9720

EDUCATION

Curry Pools & Supplies

Ducks Unlimited

903-572-5612

ORGANIZATIONS

Cypress Bank

Dulock Productions

903-572-9856

EVENT SERVICES

Cypress Basin Hospice, Inc.

Dynamics Health & Fitness

903-577-1510

FITNESS CENTER

D

E

D&R Lawn & Landscaping

Eagle Auto Glass

903-563-1327

GLASS

Daines Insurance & Financial Services, LLP

East Texas Children’s Dentistry, PA

877-793-3034 INSURANCE AGENCIES

Day & Nite Foods 903-572-8092 CONVENIENCE STORES

Decker Vision Group 903-577-8946 OPTOMETRISTS

Deer Lake Cabins 903-860-3898 LODGING

Dekoron Wire & Cable 903-572-3475 WIRE & CABLE MANUFACTURING

CHURCHES

Dennis Cameron Automotive Sales & Salvage, LLC 903-572-4713 RECYCLING SERVICES

Core Athletics

Designin’ Women 903-563-4100

FITNESS CENTERS

EMBROIDERY/APPLIQUES/VINYL CUTTING

Country Cottage Florist

Diamond C Trailer Mfg.

903-577-1116

903-572-2834

FLORIST

TRAILERS - WHOLESALE/RETAIL

Cowan Inspection

Discount Storage

903-577-0777 PEST CONTROL SERVICES

903-572-8010

LANDSCAPING & IRRIGATION

TRACTORS & LAWN EQUIPMENT

903-717-8812

903-572-7101

HOSPICE

903-572-2928

903-572-2629

682-738-5625

BANKS & BANKING ASSOCIATIONS

Complete Business Systems

Conroy Tractor Co.

903-577-1118

SWIMMING POOL CONTRACTORS/SERVICE/SUPPLIES

Dellwood Park Assembly of God Church

OFFICE SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT/FURNITURE

903-572-8561

DENTISTS

EDUCATION

800-284-4270

903-717-8934

CATERING

AUTOMOBILE - NEW/USED

Brown’s Glass & Mirror

903-575-9195

BEER & WINE

HOME HEALTH CARE

Brookshire Food Store

903-597-1366

DENTISTS

903-577-9900 DENTISTS

East Texas Orthopaedics 903-577-5661 CLINICS/MEDICAL

Echo Publishing Co., Inc. 903-572-6673 PRINTERS/PUBLISHERS/TYPESETTERS/GRAPHICS

EDH Electric, Inc. 903-572-1825 CONTRACTORS - ELECTRICAL

Edward Jones - Durrum 903-572-6684 FINANCIAL ADVISORS & PLANNING/INVESTMENTS

Efurd Orchards 903-856-2253 BERRY & FRUIT FARM/CATERING/NURSERY

El Chico Restaurant 903-572-1981 RESTAURANTS

Elliott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 903-572-4371 AUTOMOBILE DEALERS - NEW/USED

Elliott Ford Lincoln 903-572-3486 AUTOMOBILE DEALERS - NEW/USED

Empower Services 855-361-8472 MERCHANT SERVICES

903-577-1151 MOVING/STORAGE/TRANSFER

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Engage Concept Development Services

Greater Hope Church of God in Christ

Highland Park Baptist Church

Jordan Enterprise

903-572-4778

903-575-9233

903-572-9362

903-575-7168

ARCHITECTS

CHURCHES

CHURCHES

CLEANING SERVICES

Esslinger Kwik Kar Oil & Lube, LLC

Greene Title

Hightower Financial

903-572-3395

903-572-7935

903-572-6231

Jordan Health Services - Pediatrics

OIL & LUBE SERVICE

TITLE COMPANIES

FINANCIAL ADVISERS & PLANNING/INVESTMENTS

ETMC - Pittsburg

John L. Greene, DDS

Hiring Partners, Inc.

903-946-5000 HOSPITALS

Eva’s Beauty Salon 903-575-0277 BEAUTY SALON/FACIALS

Everybody’s Furniture 903-572-3635 FURNITURE

Expert Computing Solutions, Inc. 903-757-7490 COMPUTER/INTERNET SERVICES

F Fast Trac Medical Clinic 903-577-7700 MEDICAL CLINICS

Firmin’s Office Supply 903-572-9871 OFFICE SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT/FURNITURE

First Baptist Church 903-572-3605 CHURCHES

First Christian Church 903-572-8114 CHURCHES

First Federal Community Bank 903-577-1118 BANKS & BANKING ASSOCIATIONS

First Presbyterian Church 903-572-8832 CHURCHES

Flanagan & Flanagan 903-572-8539 ATTORNEYS

From the Heart Flowers & Gifts 903-717-8900 FLORISTS

903-572-7502

903-572-8891

DENTISTS

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

Greenhill Villas of Mount Pleasant

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

903-572-0974 ASSISTED LIVING/RETIREMENT CENTER

Greer Farm 903-645-3232

903-577-3800 LODGING

Homer Holt INDIVIDUALS

Guaranty Bond Bank

The Home Depot 903-434-7940 BUILDING MATERIALS

H

Homeland Title 903-577-0333 TITLE COMPANIES

903-572-7131 BAKERIES/SPECIALTY FOODS/CATERING

Homer Metal Buildings 903-572-5594 METAL PRODUCTS

Hale Electric 903-379-4281 CONTRACTORS - ELECTRICAL

Hoover’s Jewelry 903-577-8183 JEWELERS

Gordon Hall 903-577-1740 INDIVIDUALS

Hamilton’s Jewelry 903-572-8361 JEWELERS

Hampton Inn & Suites 903-572-7100 LODGING

Hand Medicine 903-285-5047 MEDICAL CLINICS

Hansen’s Collision Specialists 903-577-3059 AUTOMOBILE - COLLISION/PAINT & REPAIR

Jim & Karen Harmon 903-575-1530 INDIVIDUALS

Housing Authority, City of Mt. Pleasant 903-572-2829 HOUSING AUTHORITIES

Hy-Marks Pet Services 903-577-7387 PET BOARDING/KENNELS/GROOMING

I IHOP 903-572-7400 RESTAURANTS

IntegraCare 903-572-8751 HOME HEALTH CARE

It’s a Small World 903-572-7091 GIFTS/SPECIALTY ITEMS/COLLECTIBLES

G

Harts Bluff Independent School District

Golden Gals Candy Company & The Bake Shop

903-577-1146

903-577-3434 CANDY - RETAIL/WHOLESALE

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 903-572-4470 CHURCHES

Goodwill Industries of Northeast Texas, Inc. 903-572-0688 ORGANIZATIONS

Grace Community Health, LLC, Inc. 903-717-8712 MEDICAL CLINICS

Grace Lutheran Church - Wels 903-860-3749 CHURCHES

EDUCATION

Heart to Heart Hospice 903-575-9111 HOME HEALTH CARE

Heav’nly Foods 903-767-4005 RESTAURANTS

Heritage Park Village 903-577-0759 ASSISTED LIVING/RETIREMENT CENTER

Herschel’s Family Restaurant 903-572-7801 RESTAURANTS

Hess Furniture & Appliance 903-572-9866 FURNITURE

ORGANIZATIONS

Just A $1.00 903-572-4498 DISCOUNT STORE

K K&A Construction CONTRACTORS - BUILDERS

Kahuna’s BBQ 903-856-0000 RESTAURANTS

Kasseigh’s 903-572-2239 GIFTS/SPECIALITY ITEMS/COLLECTIBLES

Kelly Produce 903-575-0459 BAKERIES/SPECIALTY FOODS/CATERING

Diana Kennedy - Century 21 903-572-1151 REALTORS®

Kindlelight School 903-577-8577 EDUCATION

KSA Engineers 903-236-7700 ENGINEERING

L La Quinta Inn & Suites 903-572-5514 LODGING

Lady Mujaji

ORGANIZATIONS

Lake Country RV Park 903-572-6300 RV PARKS

Lambs Farm B&B

JC White Funeral & Cremation Services

LODGING

903-572-3911

903-572-2264

FUNERAL HOMES

Larry Lawrence Construction

J. D. May Charities, Inc.

CONTRACTORS - BUILDERS

903-575-4137

903-572-2589

ORGANIZATIONS

Laura’s Cheesecake

Jackson Oil Company

BAKERY/SPECIALTY ITEMS/CATERING

903-572-1852

903-577-8177

OIL & GAS DISTRIBUTOR

Lavender Mermaid Farm

Jazzercise Mount Pleasant

LODGING

903-517-3640

903-855-1923

FITNESS CENTER

Lesher & Associates

Jerusalem Gate

ATTORNEYS

903-573-3920 CHURCHES

903-572-2889

Let’s Roll 903-563-2880

Jones Insurance Agency, Inc. INSURANCE AGENCIES

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903-575-2174

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903-575-1551

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Junior Achievement

903-575-9887

BANKS & BANKING ASSOCIATIONS

H&R Distributors

HOME HEALTH CARE

903-572-3548

BERRY & FRUIT FARM/CATERING/NURSERY

903-572-9881

903-577-8822

TRANSPORTATION


Little Caesars 903-717-8899 RESTAURANTS

Medical & Surgical Dermatology Center of NE Texas

Mt. Pleasant Healthcare Center

North Edwards Heights Apartments

903-572-3618

903-575-8603

NURSING HOMES

APARTMENTS

Medical Center Family Pharmacy

Mt. Pleasant Independent School District

North Jefferson Church of Christ

903-572-6418

903-575-2000

PHARMACY

EDUCATION

Paul Meriwether, MD

Mt. Pleasant KOA Kampground

903-572-6616

903-572-5005

PHYSICIANS - FAMILY PRACTICE

R.V. Parks

Mike Merritt - Redfearn Real Estate

Mt. Pleasant Lions Club

903-466-3212

903-577-6117

REALTORS®

ORGANIZATIONS

Mike Williams Electric

Mt. Pleasant Optimist Club

903-575-5405

903-577-9701

CONTRACTORS - ELECTRICAL

ORGANIZATIONS

Mike’s Last Resort

Mt. Pleasant Pilot Club

Northeast Texas Small Business Development Center

903-806-6576

903-572-9881

903-434-8237

RESTAURANTS

ORGANIZATIONS

GOVERNMENT

Minadeo Eye Center

Mt. Pleasant Quality Inn

Northeast Texas Toastmasters

903-577-8878 PHYSICIANS - DERMATOLOGY

LMP Concrete 903-572-2500 CONCRETE/ASPHALT/SAND/GRAVEL/STONE

Lone Star Trailer Parts 903-572-0288 TRAILER PARTS

Longhorn Trailer Sales, LLC 903-575-1155 TRAILERS - WHOLESALE/RETAIL

Los Pinos 903-577-0744 EVENT SERVICES

Lowe’s Home Improvement 903-434-7910 BUILDING MATERIALS

Luigi’s Italian Cafe 903-577-9701 RESTAURANTS

Luminant 903-572-5028 UTILITIES - ELECTRICITY

RESTAURANTS

Don Lutes, DDS 903-572-4141 DENTISTS

M MP Insulation Co. 903-572-8687 CONTRACTORS - INSULATION

Mardi Gras Seafood 903-572-9600 RESTAURANTS

Mason True Value Hardware 903-572-6737 HARDWARE

Matkin Chiropractic, Inc. 903-572-0212 CHIROPRACTORS

Michael Mayben 903-856-7262 REALTORS®

McCollum’s Cleaners & Laundry 903-575-9400 CLEANERS/LAUNDRY

McCoy’s Building Supply Center 903-572-9281 BUILDING MATERIALS

McDonald’s of Mt. Pleasant 903-572-5380 RESTAURANTS

McGuire-Dyke CPA & Investment Grp 903-572-6661 ACCOUNTANTS - TAX SERVICE

McKelvey Enterprises, Inc. 903-572-1811 TRAILER PARTS

CHURCHES

North Ridge Church of Christ 903-572-3202 CHURCHES

Northeast Texas Bikers Church 903-563-0948 CHURCHES

Northeast Texas Community College 903-434-8100 EDUCATION

903-572-6655

903-577-7553

903-434-6933

PHYSICIANS - EYE SURGEONS

LODGING

ORGANIZATIONS

Momentum Motorsports & RV

Mt. Pleasant Recycling & Scrap, Inc.

Northeast Texas Women’s Health, PA

903-572-3681

903-572-8510

MOTORCYCLE DEALERS/MOTORSPORTS

RECYCLING SERVICES

Morrison Supply Company

Mt. Pleasant Rodeo Association

Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant 903-572-8014

903-572-1136

903-575-9196 PLUMBING - WHOLESALE & RETAIL

Mt. Olive Baptist Church 903-572-8273 CHURCHES

903-575-1221 ORGANIZATIONS

Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club 903-572-9881 ORGANIZATIONS

Mt. Pleasant Burgers & Fries

Mt. Pleasant Toyota

903-717-8917

903-577-7770

RESTAURANTS

AUTO DEALERS - NEW/USED

Mt. Pleasant Cash Now

MP Pack-n-Mail

903-575-9464

903-577-0081

CASH ADVANCES/TITLE LOANS

MAIL SERVICES

Mt. Pleasant Cinema 6

Murphy’s Pest Control

903-572-6322 THEATERS

Mt. Pleasant Computer Tech 903-572-0502 COMPUTER/INTERNET SERVICES

Mt. Pleasant Country Club 903-572-1804 COUNTRY CLUB/TENNIS/GOLF

Mt. Pleasant Crime Stoppers 903-434-6033 ORGANIZATIONS

Mt. Pleasant Ear, Nose, & Throat Clinic 903-577-1101 PHYSICIANS - EAR, NOSE, THROAT

Mt. Pleasant Economic Dev. Corp 903-572-6602 GOVERNMENT

Mt. Pleasant Eye Associates 903-572-4000 OPTOMETRISTS

Mt. Pleasant Eye Care Center 903-572-1991 OPTOMETRISTS

Mt. Pleasant Habitat for Humanity 903-575-1225 ORGANIZATIONS

903-572-2538 PEST CONTROL SERVICES

903-572-4664 CLINICS/MEDICAL

Northeast Texas Writers Organization ORGANIZATIONS

O Shae Ochoa, DDS 903-572-8543 DENTISTS - ORTHODONTIST

Offenhauser & Co. 903-577-1951 INSURANCE AGENCIES

Olympic Systems Metal Buildings 903-342-3726 CONTRACTORS - BUILDERS

George O’Neal, DDS 903-572-5635

N

DENTISTS

National Wild Turkey Federation

903-575-0325

903-563-4748

Open Imaging of Titus Regional CLINICS/MEDICAL

ORGANIZATIONS

Karen Neeley 903-572-3948 INDIVIDUALS

NeTseO Trails Council 903-784-2538 ORGANIZATIONS

Newly Weds Foods, Inc. 903-577-3200 FOOD PRODUCTS/SERVICES/SUPPLIES/BROKERS

Newman’s Electronics 903-572-4182 ELECTRONICS

Niblett Rental Properties 903-572-9827 REAL ESTATE AGENCIES

North East Texas Credit Union 903-577-3500 BANKS & BANKING ASSOCIATIONS

P PAACO Automotive Group 903-572-6000 AUTO DEALERS - NEW/USED

PA’s Propety Acquisition Services, Inc. 281-343-7171 RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION

Pate Transportation Partners 214-849-1950 ENGINEERING - TRANSPORTATION

Patriot Auto Mart 903-577-8828 AUTO DEALERS - NEW/USED

Payton Keystone Company, LLC 903-577-7007 REAL ESTATE AGENCIES

PDI Plastics 903-572-3101 MOLDED PLASTICS/PLASTIC FABRICATION

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The Pediatric Clinic PA

Rapid Furniture & Appliance

Sassy J’s Salon

Stephenson Dirt Contracting

903-572-9823

903-572-3400

903-572-7000

903-572-8172

PHYSICIANS - PEDIATRICS

FURNITURE

BEAUTY SALONS/FACIALS

CONTRACTORS - DIRT

People’s Communication, Inc.

RE/MAX Paramount

Scrubbies Wash USA, Inc.

Subway Sandwiches of East Texas, LLC

903-577-1855

903-856-8489

903-572-4500

REAL ESTATE AGENCIES

AUTO - WASH

RESTAURANTS

Redfearn Property Management

Sears Dealer Store

Suddenlink Communications - Internet

903-577-7007

903-577-3277

903-572-6107

REAL ESTATE AGENCIES

APPLIANCES

COMPUTER/INTERNET SERVICES

Redfearn Real Estate

Servpro of Paris

Suddenlink Communications - Cable

903-572-4341

903-784-2700

903-572-6107

REAL ESTATE AGENCIES

FIRE & WATER RESTORATION

TELEVISION SERVICES

Scott E. Redfearn, Inc.

Shelter Agency for Families of East Texas

Suddenlink Communications - Phone

903-763-2214 TELEPHONE SERVICES

Performance Trailers by Parker 903-572-0029 TRAILERS - WHOLESALE/RETAIL

Pete’s 903-572-7383 RESTAURANT

Pilgrim Bank 903-575-2150 BANKS & BANKING ASSOCIATIONS

Pilgrim’s 903-575-3617 FOOD PRODUCTS/SERVICES/SUPPLIES/BROKERS

903-577-7007 CONTRACTORS - BUILDERS

Region VIII 903-572-8551 EDUCATION

Pittsburg Tractor, Inc.

O.M. Reichert, DO

903-856-6548

903-572-1951

TRACTORS & LAWN EQUIPMENT

PHYSICIANS - FAMILY PRACTICE

Pizza Hut

Republic Services

903-572-1871

903-577-3100

RESTAURANTS

TRASH & WASTE SERVICES

Pleasant Oil Company

Revive Fitness

903-572-2277

903-577-9400

OIL & GAS DISTRIBUTORS

FITNESS CENTER

Pleasant Springs Healthcare

Al Riddle

903-572-5511

903-577-7878

NURSING HOMES

INDIVIDUALS

Port A Jon, Inc. 903-572-9397 PORTABLE TOILETS

Premier Home Care, Inc. 888-763-3274 HOME HEALTH CARE

Bill Price 903-572-7318 INDIVIDUALS

Priefert Complex Designs, LLC 903-572-1741 ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING

Priefert Logistics, LP 877-527-8616 LOGISTICS

Priefert Ranch & Rodeo Equipment 903-572-1741 FARM & RANCH EQUIPMENT/MANUFACTURING

Craig Pruitt, M.A. LPC 903-577-1224 CLINICS/MEDICAL

R

Rigney’s Beverage Barn 903-524-2706 BEER & WINE

Roberts Air Conditioning & Heating 903-572-1857 CONTRACTORS - AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING

Rockwell American 903-572-7932 TRAILER PARTS

Rocky Road RV Park 903-563-2232 RV PARKS

Russell & Wootten, PC 903-572-3653 ATTORNEYS

Janet Russell - Century 21 903-572-1151 REALTOR®

Sam Russell, Attorney at Law 903-572-8600 ATTORNEYS

Craig & Renea Rutledge INDIVIDUALS

R&R Marine 903-855-8585 MARINE

Rychlik Auto & Wrecker Service 903-572-3376 WRECKER SERVICE

R.K. Hall Construction, LTD 903-784-7280

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CONTRACTORS - ROAD & BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

Randy’s Burgers 903-572-2666

Sandlin Motors, Inc. 903-572-3656 AUTO DEALERS - NEW/USED

RESTAURANTS

Santone Lures 903-285-0648 SPECIALTY ITEMS

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903-572-0973 SHELTER

Shumate Flooring 903-572-3526 FLOORING

Simply Skin 903-572-8686 BEAUTY SALONS/FACIALS

Sisk Motors, Inc. 903-572-6696 AUTO DEALERS - NEW/USED

Lonnie Smith 903-577-0348 INDIVIDUALS

Sonic - Mt. Pleasant 903-575-0141 RESTAURANTS

South Jefferson Baptist Church 903-572-2006 CHURCHES

Spruill Honda - Kawasaki 903-572-3647 MOTORCYCLE DEALERS/MOTORSPORTS

St. Andrew United Methodist Church 903-572-6457 CHURCHES

Stanley’s Landscape Management Co. 903-767-0911 LANDSCAPING & IRRIGATION

Stansell Construction 903-285-7720 CONTRACTORS - BUILDER

Stansell’s City Cleaners & Laundry, Inc. 903-572-8406 CLEANERS/LAUNDRY

Staples #1152 903-572-8089

903-572-6107 TELEPHONE SERVICES

Super 1 Foods 903-577-8020 GROCERY STORES

Super 8 Motel of Mt. Pleasant 903-572-9808 LODGING

Super Mercado Latino 903-572-3036 GROCERY STORES

Super Plaza 903-575-9449 GROCERY STORES

Superior Mortgage 903-577-9969 MORTGAGE COMPANY

Sweet Shop USA 903-575-5505 CANDY - WHOLESALE/RETAIL

T Tabor Sanitation Service 903-572-2100 TRASH AND WASTE SERVICES

Taco Bell #551 903-572-3366 RESTAURANTS

Taylor Glass & Mirror 903-572-3661 GLASS

Tim Taylor, Attorney 903-572-6604 ATTORNEYS

Tennison Learning Center 903-577-0852 EDUCATION

OFFICE SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT/FURNITURE

Tennison Memorial United Methodist Church

Star Mart

903-572-5341

903-577-8823 CONVENIENCE STORES

State Farm Insurance - Pirkey 903-572-1867 INSURANCE AGENCIES

State Farm Insurance - Welborn 903-572-1733

CHURCHES

Texas A&M Texarkana at NTCC 903-223-3030 EDUCATION

Texas Farm Bureau 903-572-7941 INSURANCE AGENCIES

INSURANCE AGENCIES

Steele’s 903-577-5648 CLOTHING

Texas Helping Hands, Inc. 903-572-4280 HOME HEALTH CARE


Thai Lanna

Tri-Special Utility District

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas

903-577-1500

903-572-3676

903-572-9841

RESTAURANTS

UTILITIES - WATER

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

The 80 Acres

TruCare Medical

903-572-8022

903-575-1305

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EVENT SERVICES

MEDICAL RENTAL & SUPPLY

The Coffee Man

Tumey Mortuary

903-572-4146

903-572-2526

BAKERY/SPECIALITY FOODS/CATERING

FUNERAL HOME

The Design Factory

Two Senoritas Restaurant

903-639-2012

903-572-5057

ADVERTISING/PROMO PRODUCTS

RESTAURANTS

The Sign Express

TXI Concrete

903-577-7600

CONCRETE/ASPHALT/GRAVEL/SAND/STONE

The Space Place Storage Center

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STORAGE FACILITIES

800-519-2583

903-572-1234 CONTRACTORS - AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING

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Thurman’s Pro-Med Pharmacy

Vaughan’s Catfish on the Lake

INSURANCE AGENCIES

903-572-3474

PHARMACY

RESTAURANTS

Titus County Cares

Verizon Wireless

903-575-9157

903-577-0385

ORGANIZATIONS

TELEPHONE SERVICES

Titus County Fair Association

Visiting Angels

903-577-8117

903-784-3902

ORGANIZATIONS

ADULT HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Titus County Fresh Water Supply District

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903-572-1844

Bob & Delores Walker

GOVERNMENT

Titus Regional Medical Center 903-577-6000 HOSPITALS

TLC Realty 903-577-0400 REAL ESTATE AGENCIES

Top Hat Industries 903-572-4961 TRAILER - WHOLESALE/RETAIL

Townhomes of Dellwood Park 903-577-1151 REAL ESTATE AGENCIES

Trade Resources, Inc. 903-577-7575 EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

Travis McInroe Insurance 903-577-1200 INSURANCE AGENCIES

Trinity Baptist Church 903-572-1959 CHURCHES

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics 903-593-8441 HOSPITALS

Tri-J’s Supply, Inc. 903-572-6691 ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES

CONSULTANTS

Z Edgar Zambrano, DO, PA 903-575-9408 PHYSICIANS - GENERAL - COSMETIC SURGERY

USAble Life Group Health

Thompson Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.

903-572-6337

918-906-7846

903-572-2060

ADVERTISING/PROMO PRODUCTS

903-466-6666

YGM LLC

903-572-8939 INDIVIDUALS

David K. Wall 903-717-8450 INDIVIDUALS

Walmart #0131 903-572-0018 DISCOUNT STORE

Dr. Herbert L. Watkins, MD PA 903-717-8960 PHYSICIANS - SURGEONS - UROLOGY

Welch Gas - Mt. Pleasant 903-577-1446 PROPANE GAS/EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

Wholesale Electric Supply Co., Inc. 903-572-7946 ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES

Willie Williams 903-572-3325 INDIVIDUALS

Winfield Independent School District 903-524-2221 EDUCATION

Bradley Witt 903-572-8533 INDIVIDUALS

Wood Air Conditioning, Inc. 903-572-8549 CONTRACTORS - AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS 1st Federal Community Bank 8twentyone Aaron Auto Glass Allstate - Moler Bates Cooper Sloan Beane’s Hallmark Big Tex Trailers Candlewood Suites Cannaday Financial Services Capps Insurance Agency Castletop Roofing & Const. Century 21 - Diana Kennedy Century 21 - Stan Crandall Century 21 Landmark Chapel Hill ISD Chapman Transfer & Storage Cliff’s Paint & Body Shop Creative Catering Cypress Bank Cypress Basin Hospice Diamond C Trailers EDH Electric Efurd Orchards Elliott Auto Group ETMC - Pittsburg Everybody’s Furniture First Baptist Church Greene Title Greenhill Villas of Mt. Pleasant Guaranty Bond Bank Hampton Inn & Suites Hansen’s Collision Harts Bluff ISD Heritage Park Village Herschel’s Restaurant Holiday Inn Express Homeland Title Hoover’s Jewelry Jordan Health Services - Pedi Kasseigh’s Lions Club Luigi’s Luminant Mason’s True Value Hardware McGuire-Dyke CPAs McKelvey Enterprises Medical & Surgical Dermatology Minadeo Eye Center

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The Design Factory

ASSISTED LIVING/RETIREMENT CENTER

Russell & Wootten, PC

Greenhill Villas of Mount Pleasant

Sam Russell, Attorney at Law

Arnold, Walker, Arnold & Co., PC

900 W. 1st St., Hughes Springs, TX 75656 903-639-2012; fax 903-639-3517

www.awacpa.com

The Sign Express

2530 Greenhill 903-572-0974

www.thesignexpress.com

Heritage Park Village

915 N. Jefferson 903-572-6606; fax 903-572-3751

Baker & Johnson PC, CPA 207 W. 3rd 903-572-4384

Cannaday Business Services 2001 W. Ferguson, STE 2000 903-577-7086; fax 903-577-7704

McGuire-Dyke CPA & Investment Grp 407 N. Madison 903-572-6661; fax 903-577-1291 www.md-cpas.net

ADULT HEALTH CARE SERVICES Mt. Pleasant Day Habilitation 106 Morgan 903-717-8951

www.pacetexas.com

Visiting Angels

1849 Lamar, Paris, TX 75460 903-784-3902; fax 903-783-9102 www.visitingangelsnetx.com

ADVERTISING & PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS Diverse Designs

307 E. 16th 903-572-5673; fax 903-572-1766

www.designfactorysigns.com

1321 W. Ferguson 903-577-7600; fax 903-577-7600

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES All Together Antiques 208 W. 2nd 903-577-7780

APARTMENTS North Edwards Heights Apartments 1419 CR 1030 903-575-8603

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www.heritageparksl.com

Mt. Pleasant Healthcare Center

415 N. Jefferson 903-572-8600

Tim Taylor, Attorney

313 N. Jefferson 903-572-6604; fax 903-572-6309

AUTO - PARTS

1606 Memorial 903-572-3618; fax 903-572-8247

ABC Auto Parts

Pleasant Springs Healthcare

www.abcauto.com

2003 N. Edwards 903-572-5511; fax 903-572-2274

ATTORNEYS

1315 S. Jefferson 903-572-3394; fax 903-572-3721

Auto Zone

912 S. Jefferson 903-575-0515

www.autozone.com

APPLIANCES

Cobern Law Firm

Sears Dealer Store

1203 W. Ferguson 903-577-3277; fax 903-572-6535

100 W. 1st 903-466-3274

www.cobernlaw.com

Flanagan & Flanagan

ARCHITECTS Engage Concepts Development

1406 Shadywood 903-572-8539; fax 903-572-9820

P.O. Box 352, 75456-0352 903-572-4778

Lesher & Associates

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING

www.lawyerlesher.com

Priefert Complex Designs, LLC P.O. Box 1540 903-572-1741; fax 903-572-3191 www.priefertcomplexdesigns.com

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1714 N. Edwards 903-577-0759; fax 903-577-8777

204 W. 7th 903-572-3653; fax 903-572-7442

126 W. 2nd 903-572-2889

Lori Chism, Attorney at Law 107 N. Madison 903-575-9005; fax 903-575-9021

Addresses are Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455 unless otherwise noted.

AUTO - DEALERS; NEW/USED CBT Auto Sales 1511 N. Jefferson 903-577-8839

Champion Auto Sales 1200 S. Jefferson 903-572-5353

www.championtx.com

Elliott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 2045 Burton 903-572-4371; fax 903-572-3012 www.elliottautogroup.com


Elliott Ford Lincoln

2055 W. Burton 903-572-3486; fax 903-572-8902 www.elliottautogroup.com

Mt. Pleasant Toyota

102 Tankersley 903-577-7770; fax 903-577-0032 www.mtpleasanttoyota.com

PAACO Automotive Group

200 W. Ferguson 903-572-6000; fax 903-572-6002

Patriot Auto Mart

1706 W. Ferguson 903-577-8828; fax 903-577-8813 www.patriotautomart.com

204 E. 16th 903-572-3656; fax 903-575-0519 www.chevyhouse.com

Sisk Motors, Inc.

BEER & WINE

CASH ADVANCES/TITLE LOANS

Crazy 8’s Package Store

103 E. 5th, STE B, Winfield, TX 75493 903-524-2888; fax 903-524-2888

Mt. Pleasant Cash Now

Creative Catering 1612 S. Jefferson 903-563-4341

H&R Distributors

P.O. Box 347, 75456-0347 903-572-7131; fax 903-577-0411

Heav’nly Foods 719 W. Ferguson 903-767-4005

www.heavnlyfoods.com

Laura’s Cheesecake

109 N. Madison 903-577-8177; fax 903-575-0737 www.laurascheesecakes.com

BANKS & BANKING ASSOCIATI ONS

Rigney’s Beverage Barn

1603 S. Jefferson 903-575-9464; fax 903-575-9142 www.cashnowtexas.com

P.O. Box 88, Winfield, TX 75493 903-524-2706

CHIROPRACTORS

BERRY & FRUIT FARM / CATERING / NURSERY

1011 N. Jefferson 903-572-1128; fax 903-572-1138

Efurd Orchards

666 CR 1230, Pittsburg, TX 75686 903-856-2253 www.efurdorchards.com

Greer Farm

1444 CR 1125, Daingerfield, TX 75638 903-645-3232 www.greerfarm.com

Kelly Produce

Bynum-Durrum Chiropractic Clinic

Matkin Chiropractic, Inc.

727 E. Ferguson 903-572-0212; fax 903-572-5321

CHURCHES Calvary Chapel Mt. Pleasant 411 N. Van Buren 903-577-7787

www.calvarychapelmp.org

American National Bank

807 W. 16th 903-575-0459

www.anbmp.com

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

503 E. Ferguson 903-572-2928

Cypress Bank

BBB of Central East Texas

First Baptist Church

200 Mike Hall 903-577-0300; fax 903-577-0302

Hansen’s Collision Specialists

805 N. Madison 903-577-1118; fax 903-577-8511

Hwy 271 N. 903-572-6696; fax 903-572-5761 www.siskmotors.com

AUTO - COLLISION / PAINT / REPAIR Airport Collision & Paint, Inc.

928 W. 16th 903-577-3059; fax 903-577-3061 www.hansenscollison.com

Cliff’s Paint & Body Shop, Inc. 607 N. Washington 903-572-5678; fax 903-572-4200

AUTO - GLASS Aaron Auto Glass

1427 W. 16th 903-572-0700; fax 903-572-0680 www.aagmp.com

Brown’s Glass & Mirror

408 W. Ferguson 903-572-7848; fax 903-572-9688

Eagle Auto Glass

1107 W. 1st 903-572-8010; fax 903-572-8020 www.eagleautoglass.com

Taylor Auto Glass

1210 N. Jefferson 903-572-3661; fax 903-572-3363

AUTO - TRANSMISSION SERVICE AC Automotive & Transmission 2509 W. Ferguson 903-572-4463

AUTO - WASH Scrubbies Wash USA, Inc.

230 CR 2208, Pittsburg, TX 75686 903-856-8489

301 S. Madison 903-572-1776; fax 903-577-8400

801 N. Jefferson 903-572-9856; fax 903-572-9859

P. O. Box 6652, Tyler, TX 75711 903-581-5704; fax 903-534-8644

www.cypressbanktx.com

www.easttexas.bbb.org

First Federal Community Bank

BLOOD CENTERS

www.1st-fed.com

Guaranty Bond Bank

100 W. Arkansas 903-572-9881; fax 903-572-6150

Carter Blood Care Stewart Center 1809 N. Johnson 903-572-3629; fax 903-577-0624 www.stewartblood.org

www.gnty.com

BUILDING MATERIALS

North East Texas Credit Union

Lowe’s Home Improvement

1405 S. Jefferson 903-577-3500; fax 903-577-5580 www.thenetcu.com

Pilgrim Bank

2401 S. Jefferson 903-575-2150; fax 903-575-0383 www.pilgrimbank.com

BEAUTY SALONS/FACIALS Arci Salon 1 & 2 202 W. 7th 903-575-3990

McCoy’s Building Supply Center 1702 W. 16th 903-572-9281

www.mccoys.com

The Home Depot 2530 S. Jefferson 903-434-7940

Tri-J’s Supply, Inc. 117 E. 2nd 903-572-6691

www.tryjssupply.com

Clip Zone

2306 S. Jefferson, STE F 903-572-3990

Divine Divas Hair Salon 2208A W. Ferguson 903-563-0211

Eva’s Beauty Salon 415 E. 16th 903-575-0277

CAMPS - CHILDREN Camp Langston 50 CR 3227 903-572-5935

www.camplangston.net

CANDY - RETAIL/WHOLESALE Golden Gals Candy Company

Sassy J’s Salon 120 N. Madison 903-572-7000

210 W. 2nd 903-577-3434; 888-318-4171 www.goldengalscandy.com

Sweet Shop USA

Simply Skin 207 W. 8th 903-572-8686

1220 Lakewood 903-434-7910

1316 Industrial 903-575-5505; fax 903-575-0050

www.simplyskin.org

www.sweetshopusa.com

BUYERS GUIDE

Sandlin Motors, Inc.

BAKERIES/SPECIALTY FOODS/ CATERING

Dellwood Park Assembly of God Church

2201 State Hwy 49 903-572-3605; fax 903-572-1230 www.fbcmp.org

First Christian Church 105 Redbud 903-572-8114

www.fcc-mptx.org

First Presbyterian Church

401 N. Madison 903-572-8832; fax 903-572-4833 www.fpcmptx.org

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 2820 W. Ferguson 903-572-4470

Grace Lutheran Church

6788 FM 115, Scroggins, TX 75480 903-860-3749 www.gracelutherantxwels.org

Greater Hope Church of God in Christ P.O. Box 22, 75456-0022 903-575-9233

Highland Park Baptist Church 2801 S. Jefferson 903-572-9362; fax 903-572-3502 www.hpbcmp.org

Jerusalem Gate 875 CR 1468 903-573-3920

Living Truth Fellowship 523 Dunn 903-577-1320

www.livingtruthfellowship.net

Mt. Olive Baptist Church 131 S. O’Tyson 903-572-8273

www.mtpleasantmobc.org

North Jefferson Church of Christ P.O. Box 963 903-572-1136 www.njcofc.com

Addresses are Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455 unless otherwise noted.

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North Ridge Church of Christ I-30 Access 903-572-3202; fax 903-572-4065 www.nrcoc.net

Northeast Texas Bikers Church 749 E. 16th 903-563-0948

www.netxbc.com

South Jefferson Baptist Church 1701 S. Jefferson 903-572-2006; fax 903-572-4133

BUYERS GUIDE

www.southjefferson.org

St. Andrew United Methodist Church 2019 N. Edwards 903-572-6457; fax 903-572-5583 www.standrewumc.us

Tennison Memorial United Methodist Church

CLOTHING

Wood Air Conditioning, Inc.

8-Twentyone Boutique

1164 US Hwy 67 E. 903-572-8549; fax 903-572-2146

201 N. Madison 903-575-9066; fax 903-575-9066

www.woodac.com

www.8twentyone.com

CONTRACTORS - BUILDERS

Beall’s Department Store

ACH Construction

626 S. Jefferson 903-572-4324

106 S. Jefferson, STE 105 903-563-1327

www.stagesstores.com

www.achconstruction.net

Steele’s

Castletop Roofing & Construction

676 S. Jefferson 903-577-5648

206 CR 2220 903-434-3351; fax 903-575-9596

www.steelesstores.com

www.castletoproofs.com

COMPUTER/INTERNET SERVICES

Homer Metal Buildings

359 Solutions

P.O. Box 712, Winnsboro, TX 75494 903-746-0547

www.kandabuilds.com

Trinity Baptist Church

www.ecs2fix.com

140 E. Tyler St., Suite 500, Longview, TX 903-757-7490

Larry Lawrence Construction

www.trinitytx.org

Mt. Pleasant Computer Tech

www.larrylawrence.com

CLEANING SERVICES

www.mpctit.com

50 CR 3314, Omaha, TX 75571 903-575-7168

CLEANERS/LAUNDRY McCollum’s Cleaners & Laundry 113 E. 4th 903-575-9400; fax 903-575-9415

Stansell’s City Cleaners & Laundry, Inc. 500 N. Washington 903-572-8406; fax 903-572-7687

CLINICS/MEDICAL East Texas Orthopaedics

2001 N. Jefferson, STE 100 903-577-5661; fax 903-577-1401 www.easttexasortho.com

Fast Trac Medical Clinic

Suddenlink Communications 1506 Shadywood Lane 903-572-6107; fax 902-572-5669 www.suddenlink.com

CONCRETE/ASPHALT/SAND/ GRAVEL/STONE Cox Concrete Products

Hwy 67 East 903-572-5902; fax 903-572-4641

www.lmpconcrete.com

TXI Concrete

920 E. 14th St. 903-572-2060; fax 903-572-7742 www.transitmixconcrete.com

208 Turnberry 903-563-4323

P.O. Box 835, Omaha, TX 75571 903-285-5047

Northeast Texas Women’s Health, P.A.

www.olysysbuildings.com

Scott E. Redfearn, Inc.

www.ygmtrc.com

CONTRACTORS - AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING

www.advantagecopy.com

1540 Rice, Ste. 100, Tyler, TX 75703 877-245-4233; fax 903-587-2277

COUNTRY CLUB/TENNIS/GOLF Mt. Pleasant Country Club

1000 Country Club Dr. 903-572-1804; fax 903-575-9081 www.golfmtpleasanttx.com

DENTISTS Rickey Crane, DDS

201 W. 18th 903-572-8653; fax 903-572-5550

515 N. Van Buren 903-572-9720; fax 903-572-9242

Stansell Construction

East Texas Children’s Dentistry, PA

802 CR 1330 903-285-7720

www.stansellconstructiontx.com

1024 CR 4420 903-572-8172; fax 903-572-8196

203 W. 20th, STE B 903-577-9900; fax 903-577-9901

John L. Greene, DDS

515 N. Van Buren 903-572-7502; fax 903-572-9242

Don Lutes, DDS

www.stephensondirtcontracting.com

204 W. 19th 903-572-4141; fax 903-572-8451

CONTRACTORS - ELECTRICAL

George O’Neal, DDS

EDH Electric, Inc.

Hale Electric

Hwy 271 N., Talco, TX 75489 903-379-4281; fax 903-379-5031

9308 Park, Lenexa, KS 66215 918-906-7846

1321 Shannon Rd, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 903-885-3375; fax 903-885-3484

www.redfearnhomes.com

www.edhauto.com

YGM, LLC

Advantage Copy Systems, Inc.

Herbert F. Cross, DDS

2402 S. Jefferson 903-572-1825; fax 903-577-0607

Butler Consulting

COPIERS/PRINTERS

1010 N. Jefferson 903-577-7007; Fax 903-577-1767

Stephenson Dirt Contracting

Grace Community Health, LLC

Hand Medicine

1207 E. Coke, Winnsboro, TX 75494 903-342-3726; fax 903-342-3723

LMP Concrete

CONSULTING

www.gracecommunityhealth.com

Olympic Systems Metal Buildings

CONTRACTORS - DIRT

901 N. Jefferson 903-577-7700

2001 W. Ferguson, STE 1000 903-717-8712; fax 903-717-8921

484 I-30 East 903-572-2589; fax 903-572-2589

www.coxconcrete.com

775 E. 16th St. 903-572-2500; fax 903-577-7184

3446 TX Hwy 49 903-577-8823

www.getdsx.com

Expert Computing Solutions, Inc.

Jordan Enterprise

Star Mart

K&A Construction

www.tennisonumc.org

719 East Ferguson Road 903-572-0502

100 S. Miller 903-572-8092

Document Solutions

801 E. 1st 903-575-9887; fax 903-575-9820

2830 W. Ferguson 903-572-1959; fax 903-572-3494

Day & Nite Foods

2192 FM 2348 903-572-5594

www.359solutions.com

313 N. Church 903-572-5341; fax 903-572-2282

CONVENIENCE STORES

Mike Williams Electric 397 CR 1035 903-575-5405

820 N. Van Buren 903-572-5635; fax 903-572-1183

DENTISTS - ORTHODONTIST Shae Ochoa, DDS

2015 W. Ferguson 903-572-8543; fax 903-572--0215 www.smilesmadeforlife.com

DISCOUNT STORE Just A $1.00

CONTRACTORS - INSULATION

2302 S. Jefferson 903-572-4498; fax 903-572-5178

M.P. Insulation Co.

Walmart

2001 N. Jefferson, STE 220 903-572-4664; fax 903-572-4647

Roberts Air Conditioning & Heating

P.O. Box 2168, 75456-2168 903-572-8687

Open Imaging of Titus Regional

www.robertsair.com

CONTRACTORS - ROAD & BRIDGE CONTSTRUCTION

EDUCATION

R.K. Hall Construction LTD

1515 N. Washington 903-572-8009

1901 N. Jefferson 903-575-0325; fax 903-784-2810 www.rrvr.net

Craig Pruitt, M.A. LPC

404 W. 2nd 903-577-1224; fax 903-577-1810

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2650 N. Ferguson 903-572-1857

Thompson Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. 1103 N. Washington 903-572-1234; fax 903-575-1234

2165 NW Loop 286, Paris, TX 75460 903-784-7280

www.thompsonac.net

Addresses are Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455 unless otherwise noted.

2311 S. Jefferson 903-572-0018; fax 903-572-0186

AA’s Treehouse Learning Center


Chapel Hill Independent School District 1069 CR 4660 903-572-8096; fax 903-572-1086 www.chisddevils.com

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

FIRE & WATER RESTORATION

Hiring Partners, Inc.

Servpro of Paris

508 N. Madison 903-572-8891; fax 903-572-1727 www.hiringpartners.com

Communities in Schools of NE Texas 2886 FM 1735 / Chapel Hill Rd. 903-434-8212; fax 903-434-4416 www.ntcc.edu

Trade Resources, Inc.

105 W. Pecan 903-577-7575; fax 903-577-7576 www.traderesources.us

Doodlebugs

1415 CR 1030 903-572-8561; fax 903-717-8907 www.doodlebugslc.com

Harts Bluff Independent School District www.hbisd.net

Kindlelight School

P.O. Box 2268, 75456-2268 903-577-8577

Mt. Pleasant Independent School District 105 N. Riddle 903-575-2000; fax 903-575-2014 www.mpisd.net

Northeast Texas Community College 2886 FM 1735 903-434-8100; fax 903-434-4400

1902 W. Ferguson 903-572-9841; fax 903-572-0159 www.workintexas.com

ENGINEERING

P.O. Box 1894, 75456-1894 903-572-8551; fax 903-575-2609 www.reg8.net

Tennison Learning Center 313 N. Church 903-577-0852

Texas A&M University - Texarkana at NTCC P.O. Box 5518, Texarkana, TX 75505 903-223-3030; fax 903-223-3120 www.tamut.edu

Winfield Independent School District P.O. Box 298, Winfield, TX 75493 903-524-2221; fax 903-524-2410 www.winfieldisd.net

ELECTRONICS

Hess Furniture & Appliance

EVENT SERVICES Dulock Productions

1204 Colonial, Arlington, TX 76013 682-738-5625 www.dulockproductions.com

Los Pinos

2046 Hwy 67 W. 903-577-0744

The 80 Acres

495 CR 3150 903-572-8022; fax 903-577-1431 www.the80acres.webs.com

FARM & RANCH EQUIPMENT/ MANUFACTURING Priefert Ranch & Rodeo Equipment Hwy 271 S. 903-572-1741; fax 903-572-2798 www.priefert.com

FINANCE COMPANY Adkins United Finance

1008 N. Van Buren 903-577-9300; fax 903-577-9322

915 N. Jefferson 903-572-3491; fax 903-572-3751

Cannaday Financial Service, LPL

EMBROIDERY / APPLIQUES / VINYL CUTTING

Edward Jones - Durrum

www.lpl.com/larry.cannaday

314 W. Ferguson Rd. 903-572-9866; fax 903-572-8601

www.coreathleticstraining.com

Ivan Smith Furniture & Appliance

P.O. Box 31, 75456-0031 903-717-8812

104 E. 1st 903-572-8528

www.dynamicshealthandfitness.com

Rapid Furniture & Appliance

www.jazzercise.com

2425 Burton Road 903-577-9400 www.workouttorevive.com

FLOORING Shumate Flooring

1216 N. Jefferson 903-572-3526; fax 903-572-4357

www.ivansmith.com

1219 S. Jefferson 903-572-3400; fax 903-572-3426

GIFTS / SPECIALTY ITEMS / COLLECTIBLES Acolyte Sports Nutrition 119 W. Arizona 903-577-8100

www.acolytenutrition.com

Antiques & Uniques

109 N. Madison 903-572-1545; fax 903-577-8179

Apples for the Teacher

FLORIST

2001 W. Ferguson, STE 3000 903-717-8757

Country Cottage Florist

Beane’s Hallmark

202 N. Jefferson 903-577-1116; fax 903-572-6234 www.acountrycottage.net

From the Heart Flowers & Gifts 403 S. Madison, STE E 903-717-8900

614 S. Jefferson 903-572-7373

www.beaneshallmark.com

It’s a Small World

220 N. Jefferson 903-572-7091; fax 903-572-7092

FOOD PRODUCTS/SERVICES/ SUPPLIES/BROKERS

Kasseigh’s

Newly Weds Foods, Inc.

www.kasseighs.com

118 W. 2nd St. 903-572-2239; fax 903-575-0737

4125 FM 3417 903-577-3200

Santone Lures

www.newlywedsfoods.com

2255 CR 3210 903-285-0648

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation

www.santonelures.com

4845 US Hwy 271 North, Pittsburg, TX 75686 903-434-1000; fax 903-856-7505 www.pilgrimspride.com

The Coffee Man

P.O. Box 76, Cookville, TX 75558-0076 903-572-4146

FUNERAL HOME Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home 2805 S. Jefferson 903-572-3621; fax 903-572-3620

www.batescoopersloanfuneralhome.com

Hightower Financial

410 E. 16th 903-572-3911

301 N. Madison, STE 200 903-572-6231; fax 903-269-1357

www.hesshomefurnishings.com

Dynamics Health & Fitness

808 N. Jefferson 903-572-6684; fax 903-572-0802 www.edwardjones.com

www.everybodysfurniture.com

Core Athletics

Revive Fitness

2825 W. Ferguson 903-572-7946; fax 903-572-9429

105 Diane 903-563-4100

www.anytimefitness.com

668 S. Jefferson 903-577-8877

www.ptp.net

17304 Preston, STE 1330, Dallas, TX 75252 214-849-1950

2001 W. Ferguson, Ste 2000 903-577-7086; fax 903-577-7704

Designin’ Women

1125 North Jefferson 903-572-3635

908 West 1st Street 903-517-3640

1st Texas Financial Services LLP

www.netwes.com

Anytime Fitness

Pate Transportation Partners

www.newmanelectronics.com

Wholesale Electric Supply Co., Inc.

Everybody’s Furniture

Jazzercise Mount Pleasant

FINANCIAL ADVISORS & PLANNING/INVESTMENTS

ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES

FITNESS CENTER

www.ksaeng.com

Newman Electronics, LLC

1202 N. Jefferson 903-572-4182; fax 903-572-8444

FURNITURE

1407 N. Jefferson 903-572-7101

www.ntcc.edu

Region VIII ESC

3808 HWY. 271 North, Powderly, TX 75473 903-784-2700

KSA Engineers

P. O. Box 1552, Longview, TX 75606-1552 903-236-7700; fax 903-236-7779

611 Gibson Street 903-572-2526; fax 903-575-1144

JC White Funeral Home & Cremation Services

BUYERS GUIDE

3506 FM 1402 903-577-1146; fax 903-572-4699

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas

Tumey Mortuary

GOVERNMENT City of Mount Pleasant

501 N. Madison 903-575-4000; fax 903-577-1828 ww.mpcity.net

Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation 1604 N. Jefferson 903-572-6602; fax 903-572-0613 www.mpedc.org

Northeast Texas Small Business Development Center 2886 FM 1735 903-434-8237

www.northeasttxsbdc.org

www.jcwhitefd.com

Addresses are Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455 unless otherwise noted.

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Titus County Fresh Water Supply District

Travis McInroe Insurance

Mt. Pleasant Quality Inn

P.O. Box 1196, 75456-1196 903-577-1200

2515 W. Ferguson 903-577-7553; fax 903-577-0546

FM 3417, Lake Bob Sandlin 903-572-1844; fax 903-572-0164

ETMC - Pittsburg

2701 US Hwy 271 N., Pittsburg, TX 75686 903-946-5000; fax 903-946-5598

www.tm-ins.com

www.qualityinnmtpleasant.com

www.tcfreshwater.com

GROCERY STORES

USAble Life Group Health

1710 Arkansas Blvd, Texarkana, AR 71854 870-779-9152

Super 8 Motel of Mt. Pleasant

Titus Regional Medical Center

www.usablelifegrouphealth.com

www.super8.com

JEWELERS

LOGISTICS

Hamilton Jewelers

Priefert Logistics, LP

Brookshire Food Store

2001 N. Jefferson 903-577-6000; fax 903-577-6027

308 W. Ferguson Rd. 903-572-1947; fax 903-572-6487

www.titusregional.com

Super 1 Foods

800 E. Dawson, Tyler, TX 75701 903-593-8441

www.brookshires.com

602 Jefferson Park 903-577-8020

BUYERS GUIDE

HOSPITALS

www.super1foods.com

Super Mercado Latino

601 N. Jefferson 903-572-3036; fax 903-572-2148

Super Plaza

1210 W. Ferguson 903-575-9449; fax 903-575-9445

HARDWARE Mason True Value Hardware 1201 N. Jefferson 903-572-6737; fax 903-572-8410

HOME HEALTH CARE At Home Health

210 W. 6th Street 903-577-9877; fax 903-577-9796 www.athomehealth.org

Chambers Home Health & Physical Therapy 801 N. Madison 903-572-9700; fax 903-572-2447 www.chambershomehealth.com

Intergra Care

106 Morgan 903-572-8751; fax 903-577-0225 www.integracarehh.com

Jordan Health Services - Pediatrics 1605 W. 16th 903-577-8822; fax 903-577-0165 www.jhsi.com

Premier Home Care, Inc. 2605 W. Ferguson 888-763-3274

Texas Helping Hands, Inc.

116 E. 3rd 903-572-4280; fax 903-572-6133

Texas Home Health & Hospice

3220 N. 4th Street, Longview, Texas 75605 903-758-6252 (Home Health) 903-234-0943 (Hospice) www.txhha.com

HOSPICE Cypress Basin Hospice, Inc. 207 W. Morgan 903-577-1510; fax 903-577-9377 www.cbhospice.org

Heart to Heart Hospice

201 W. 20th 903-575-9111; fax 903-575-9117

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics www.tmfhc.org

110 W. 2nd 903-572-8361

www.mtpleasantjewelry.com

HOUSING AUTHORITIES Housing Authority, City of Mt. Pleasant 601 S. Stark 903-572-2829; fax 903-572-5434 www.mtpleasantha.com

Hoover’s Jewelry 213 N. Madison 903-577-8183

LANDSCAPING & IRRIGATION D&R Lawn & Landscaping

INSURANCE AGENCIES Allstate Insurance - Moler 400 S. Madison 903-572-3307

www.barryinsurance.com

Barefoot Bay Marina

Buford - Redfearn Insurance Agency 411 N. Jefferson 903-572-6631; fax 903-572-4970 www.bockmoninsurance.com

Capps Insurance & Financial Services 1610 Shadywood 903-572-4366; fax 903-577-1467 www.cappsinsurance.com

Daines Insurance & Financial Services, LLP 5806 Summerfield, Texarkana, TX 75503 877-793-3034 www.dainesinsurance.com

208 N. Green, STE 400, Longview, TX 75601 903-856-3643; fax 903-757-9725 www.barefootbaymarina.com

Best Western

102 E. Burton 903-577-7377; fax 903-577-0401 www.bestwestern.com

Candlewood Suites

2407 S. Jefferson 903-572-4600; fax 903-572-4601 www.candlewoodsuites.com

Deer Lake Cabins

838 King’s Country, Scroggins, TX 75480 903-860-3898 www.deerlakecabins.com

Hampton Inn & Suites 2504 W. Ferguson 903-572-7100 www.hampton.com

Jones Insurance Agency, Inc. 305 W. 1st 903-575-1551; fax 903-575-1535 www.rustyjonesinsurance.com

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 2306 Greenhill 903-577-3800; fax 903-577-3803 www.hiexpress.com/mtpleasanttx

Offenhauser & Co.

1801 W. Ferguson 903-577-1951; fax 903-572-1957 www.offenhauserinsurance.com

La Quinta Inns & Suites

1620 Rotan 903-572-5514; fax 903-572-5516 www.lq.com

State Farm Insurance - Pirkey 1404 S. Jefferson 903-572-1867; fax 903-572-4729 www.sandrapirkey.net

Lambs Farm B&B

770 CR 3140, Cookville, TX 75558 903-572-2264 www.lambsfarmbandb.com

State Farm Insurance - Welborn 1235 N. Jefferson 903-572-1733; fax 903-577-8704 www.statefarm.com

Lavender Mermaid Farm

975 CR 1332, Pittsburg, TX 75686 903-855-1923 www.lavendermermaid.com

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance P.O. Box 892, 75456-0892 903-572-7941 www.txfb-ins.com

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MP Pack-n-Mail

410 N. Jefferson 903-577-0081; fax 903-285-6218

MARINE

www.rrmarinetx.com

LODGING

1111 N. Washington 903-572-3438; fax 903-572-8987

MAIL SERVICES

Stanley’s Landscape Management, LLC

5131 Summerhill, Texarkana, TX 75501 903-831-3493; fax 903-831-3747

Buddy Marshall Insurance Agency, Inc.

www.priefertlogistics.com

R&R Marine

www.stanleyslandscaping.com

Barry Insurance

P.O. Box 932, 75456-0932 877-527-8616; fax 866-649-4624

P.O. Box 901, 75456-0901 903-573-0188

108 Redbud, Pittsburg, TX 75686 903-767-0911

www.allstate.com

204 Lakewood 903-572-9808; fax 903-572-1485

Addresses are Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455 unless otherwise noted.

1081 Loop 179, Pittsburg, TX 75686 903-855-8585; fax 903-855-1313

MEDIA East Texas Broadcasting

KLAKE/STAR Country Hwy 67 W. 903-572-8726; fax 903-572-7232 www.easttexasradio.com

East Texas Journal

119 E. 6th 903-577-8245; fax 903-572-0733

Mt. Pleasant Daily Tribune

1705 Industrial 903-572-1705; fax 903-572-6026 www.dailytribune.net

MEDICAL RENTAL & SUPPLY TruCare Medical

1432 W. 16th 903-575-1305; fax 903-572-5222 www.trucare.biz

MERCHANT SERVICES Empower Services 3318 Hwy 49 855-361-8472

www.empowerprocessing.us

MORTGAGE COMPANY Superior Mortgage

217 N. Jefferson #3 903-577-9969; fax 903-577-9975 www.superiormortgagetx.com

MOTORCYCLE DEALERS / MOTORSPORTS Momentum Motorsports & RV 2306 W. Ferguson 903-572-3681; fax 903-572-5288 www.momentummotorsports.com

Spruill Honda - Kawasaki

1806 W. Ferguson 903-572-3647; fax 903-577-9605


MOVING / STORAGE / TRANSFER

ORGANIZATIONS

Area Wide Movers & Storage

American Cancer Society

2427 W. Ferguson 903-577-1983; fax 903-572-1030

118 Silver Alley, Gilmer, TX 75644 903-399-5136 www.cancer.org

Chapman Transfer & Storage, Inc.

Odd Fellows Lodge #66 4283 FM 1402 903-305-4369

The Alamo Mission Museum

1714 CR 4105 SE, Mt. Vernon, TX 75457 903-588-2442

1306 W. Ferguson 903-572-5251; fax 903-572-0240

CASA Lake Country

218 Connally, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 903-885-1173; fax 903-885-7074

Titus County Cares

www.chapmantranfer.com

Discount Storage

Ducks Unlimited

www.tituscountycares.org

www.ducks.org

Titus County Fair Association

Goodwill Industries of Northeast Texas, Inc.

www.tituscountyfair.com

P.O. Box 2048, 75456-2048 903-577-1151

The Space Place Storage Center P.O. Box 1271, 75456-1271 903-466-6666 www.spaceplacetexascom

48 CR 1046

2507 W. Ferguson 903-572-0688

Complete Business Systems

102 N. Spur 63, Longview, TX 75601 800-284-4270; fax 903-323-7610 www.cbs-digital.com

Firmin’s Office Supply

J. D. May Charities, Inc.

P. O. Box 1232, 75456-1232 903-577-8117; fax 903-884-3649

Titus County Historical Preservation Society P.O. Box 1024, 75456-1024 903-767-0914

P. O. Box 1005, 75456-1005 903-434-8113

PEST INSPECTION

Junior Achievement

Cowan Inspection

1069 CR 4660 903-572-1705

P.O. Box 72, 75456-0072 903-577-0777

www.ja.org

Murphy’s Pest Control

401 N. Jefferson 903-572-9871; fax 903-572-5986

Lady Mujaji

www.firmins.com

114 Diane

P.O. Box 2230, 75456-2230 903-572-2538

Staples #1152

Mt. Pleasant Crime Stoppers

PET FOOD

2306 S. Jefferson 903-572-8089; fax 903-572-8421 www.staples.com

OIL & GAS DISTRIBUTORS Jackson Oil Company

310 W. 15th 903-572-1852; fax 903-572-1855

Pleasant Oil Co.

P.O. Box 1133, 75456-1133 903-572-2277

OIL & LUBE SERVICES Auto Express

P.O. Box 90, 75456-0090 903-434-6033

Mt. Pleasant Habitat for Humanity P.O. Box 1163, 75456-1163 903-575-1225; fax 903-575-1225 www.mphabitat.com

Mt. Pleasant Lions Club P. O. Box 1181, 75456-1181 903-434-4220

Mt. Pleasant Optimist Club P.O. Box 1717 903-572-1705

Mid-America Pet Food

Hy-Marks Pet Services 877 CR 2120 903-577-1387

2311 S. Jefferson, STE 20/20 903-577-8946; fax 903-577-8951

Minadeo Eye Center

2007 N. Jefferson 903-572-6655; fax 903-572-0213 www.minadeoeyecenter.com

Mt. Pleasant Eye Associates 1606 South Jefferson 903-572-4000

www.mtpleasanteyeassociates.com

Mt. Pleasant Eye Care Center 2001 W. Ferguson, STE 2020 903-572-1991; fax 903-572-4718 www.mpeyecare.com

2886 FM 1735 903-466-5680

Minadeo Eye Center

2007 N. Jefferson 903-572-6655; fax 903-572-0213 www.minadeoeyecenter.com

PHYSICIANS - FAMILY PRACTICE Paul Meriwether, MD

203 W. 20th St. 903-572-6616; fax 903-572-9494

O.M. Reichert, DO

2320 Harts Bluff Rd., Suite B 903-572-1951; fax 903-572-2590

PHYSICIANS - ORTHOPAEDICS

The Pediatric Clinic, PA

2001 N. Jefferson, Suite 300 903-572-9823; fax 903-572-4812 www.pediclinic.com

www.hy-marks.com

Medical Center Family Pharmacy

Decker Vision Group

PHYSICIANS - EYE SURGEONS

PHYSICIANS - PEDIATRICS

Mt. Pleasant Rodeo Association

Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club

301 W. 19th 903-577-1101

PET BOARDING/KENNELS/ GROOMING

Esslinger Kwik Kar Oil & Lube, LLC

www.mtpleasanttxrodeo.com

Mt. Pleasant Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic

2001 N. Jefferson, Suite 100 903-577-5661; fax 903-577-1401

1215 N. Jefferson 903-572-0300

OPTOMETRISTS

PHYSICIANS - EAR, NOSE & THROAT

East Texas Orthopaedics

Clinic Pharmacy

P.O. Box 304, 75456-0304 903-575-1050

www.dermatologycenteroftx.com

www.midamericapetfood.com

c/o Guaranty Bank P.O. Box 1158, 75456-1158 903-572-9881

917 S. Jefferson 903-572-3395

108 W. Pleasant 903-577-8878; fax 903-577-8936

P.O. Box 532, 75456-0532 903-572-5900; fax 903-572-3068

PHARMACY

Mt. Pleasant Pilot Club

Medical & Surgical Dermatology Center of Northeast Texas

412 N. Jefferson 903-572-8548; fax 903-572-4588

2001 N. Jefferson #132 903-572-6418; fax 903-572-6883

Thurman’s Pro-Med Pharmacy 402 N. Madison 903-572-6337; fax 903-572-7455

PHYSICIANS - UROLOGIST Dr. Herbert Watkins, MD, PA 2015 Mulberry Avenue, STE 260 903-717-8960

MOLDED PLASTICS/ PLASTIC FABRICATION PDI Plastics

500 Commerce 903-572-3101; fax 903-577-8215 www.pdiplastics.com

www.mprotaryclub.org

PHYSICIANS - CARDIOLOGY

National Wild Turkey Federation

PLUMBING - WHOLESALE / RETAIL

Cardiology Consultants of East Texas, PA

Morrison Plumbing Supply

425 Tennison 903-563-4748

NeTseO Trails Council

P.O. Box 995, Paris, TX 75461 903-784-2538 www.boyscoutsparistx580.com

Next Step Community Solutions 305 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75702 903-939-9010

2015 N. Mulberry 903-577-7070; fax 903-577-7072

715 N. Washington 903-575-9196; 903-575-9013

www.cardiologymp.com

www.morsco.com

PHYSICIANS - COSMETIC SURGERY

PORTABLE TOILETS

Edgar Zambrano

2006 W. Ferguson Rd. 903-572-9397; Fax 903-572-3566

103 W. 17th Street 903-575-9408

Port A Jon, Inc. www.port-a-Jon.biz

Northeast Texas Writers Organization 2700 E. Hwy 67 www.netwo.org

Addresses are Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455 unless otherwise noted.

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BUYERS GUIDE

www.goodwillnorthtexas.org

OFFICE SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT/ FURNITURE

P.O. Box 1476, 75456-1476 903-575-9157

PHYSICIANS - DERMATOLOGY


PRINTER / PUBLISHER / TYPESETTER / GRAPHIC

REALTORS®

Heav’nly Foods

Taco Bell

Echo Publishing Company, Inc.

Stan Crandall Century 21 Landmark Associates

www.heavnlyfoods.com

www.tacobell.com

Herschel’s Family Restaurant

Thai Lanna

114 N. Jefferson 903-572-6673; fax 903-572-5442

1316 S. Jefferson 903-572-1151; fax 903-572-0671

www.ssecho.com

www.c21lm.com

PROPANE GAS/EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

Diana Kennedy

Welch Gas - Mt. Pleasant

2160 Hwy 67 West 903-577-1446; fax 903-575-1446

BUYERS GUIDE

www.welchgas.com

RV PARKS Big Cypress RV Park

3190 FM 1520, Pittsburg, TX 75686 903-767-2202 www.bigcypressrvpark.com

Lake Country RV Park 11 Private Rd. 2352 903-572-6300

www.lakecountryrvpark.com

Mt. Pleasant KOA Kampground 2322 Greenhill Road 903-572-5005; fax 903-572-7732 www.mpkoa.com

Rocky Road RV Park 1482 FM 3417 903-563-2232

www.rockyroadrvpark.net

REAL ESTATE

www.c21lm.com

www.ihop.com

Michael Mayben

Kahuna’s BBQ

www.kahunasbbq.com

Mike Merritt

P.O. Box 102, 75456-0102 903-466-3212

Century 21 Landmark Associates 1316 S. Jefferson 903-572-1151; fax 903-572-0671 www.c21lm.com

RECYCLING SERVICES Allen Scrap Metal

1411 Industrial 903-572-1751; fax 903-572-3690

Dennis Cameron Automotive Sales & Salvage, LLC 1406 Industrial 903-572-4713; fax 903-572-7497

Mt. Pleasant Recycling & Scrap, Inc

Niblett Rental Properties

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

www.paytonkeystone.com

RE/MAX Paramount

201 N. Madison 903-577-1855; fax 903-577-1860 www.netexashomes.com

Redfearn Property Management 1010 N. Jefferson 903-577-7007

www.redfearnpropertymanagement.com

Redfearn Real Estate

Laura’s Cheesecake

109 N. Madison 903-577-8177; fax 903-577-8179 www.laurascheesecakes.com

Janet Russell

RESTAURANTS

197 County Road 1230, Pittsburg, Texas 75686-4837 903-645-3818

2502 W. Ferguson, STE 200 903-572-7400; fax 903-572-7403

P.O. Box 958, Pittsburg, TX 75686-0958 903-856-0000

107 W. 17th 903-572-2400

www.c21lm.com

Payton Keystone Company, LLC

905 S. Jefferson 903-572-3366; fax 903-572-0927

208 Lakewood 903-577-1500 www.thailannacuisine.com

IHOP

1000 Industrial 903-572-8510; fax 903-572-1431

818 N. Jefferson 903-572-9827; fax 903-572-3141

1612 S. Jefferson 903-572-7801; fax 903-572-7951

Century 21 Landmark Associates 1316 S. Jefferson 903-572-1151; fax 903-572-0671

Century 21 Landmark Associates 1316 S. Jefferson 903-572-1151; fax 903-572-0671

1410 W. Ferguson 903-767-4005

2300 Greenhill 903-577-7234; fax 903-577-7333 www.applebees.com

Little Caesars

1401 S. Jefferson, STE 2 903-717-8898 www.littlecaesars.com

Luigi’s Italian Café

2213 W. Ferguson 903-577-9701; fax 903-575-1553 www.luigisitaliancafe.net

Mardi Gras Seafood 1350 Industrial 903-572-9600

www.mardigrasseafood.com

McDonald’s of Mt. Pleasant 2002 N. Jefferson 1901 S. Jefferson 903-572-5380

1303 S. Jefferson 903-572-0772

Chili’s Tennison

2403 S. Jefferson 903-577-8778; fax 903-577-8559 www.chilis.com

902 S. Jefferson 903-575-9211

741 CR 2920, Pittsburg, TX 75686 903-572-3474

RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION PA’s Property Acquisition Services, Inc. 19855 SW FRWY, STE 200, Sugarland, TX 77479 281-343-7171

SHELTERS Shelter Agency for Families of East Texas 204 Patrick 903-572-0973; fax 903-572-0982 www.safe-tagency.com

SWIMMING POOL CONTRACTORS / SERVICE / SUPPLIES Curry Pools & Supplies

1418 N. Jefferson 903-572-5612; fax 903-572-5186

TELEPHONE SERVICES

111 W. Main, Omaha, TX 75571 903-806-6576 www.mikeslastresort.com

Mt. Pleasant Burgers & Fries

AT&T

1001 Woodland Hills, Tyler, TX 75701 903-521-8191 www.att.com

Peoples Communication, Inc. P.O. Box 228, Quitman, TX 75783 903-763-2214

100 W. Ferguson 903-572-7860

www.peoplescom.net

Pete’s

1506 Shadywood 903-572-6107; fax 903-572-5669

2217 W. Ferguson 903-572-7383

Pizza Hut

1902 S. Jefferson 903-572-1871

www.churchs.com

Vaughan’s Catfish on the Lake

Mike’s Last Resort

www.petes2go.com

Church’s Chicken

www.twosenoritasrestaurant.com

www.curryspools.com

Outlaw’s Bar-B-Que

www.braums.com

2601 W. Ferguson 903-572-5057; fax 903-572-4711

www.mcdonalds.com

100 E. 14th 903-717-8917

Braum’s

Two Senoritas Restaurant

www.pizzahut.com

Suddenlink Communications www.suddenlink.com

Verizon Wireless

2400 S. Jefferson 903-577-0385; fax 903-577-1799 www.verizonwireless.com

711 N. Jefferson 903-572-4341; fax 903-572-1005

Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant

P.O. Box 715, 75456-0715 903-572-2666; fax 903-572-1634

Suddenlink Communications

TLC Realty

www.donjuansmex.com

Donuts, ETC.

Sonic - Mt. Pleasant

www.suddenlink.com

www.redfearnrealestate.com

900 CR 4220 903-577-0400; fax 903-577-9197 www.tlcrealty.net

Townhomes of Dellwood Park P.O. Box 2048, 75456-2048 903-577-1151

1406 N. Jefferson 903-575-9195

1603 S. Jefferson 903-717-8934

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1701 N. Jefferson 903-575-0141

El Chico Restaurant

2506 W. Ferguson 903-572-1981; fax 903-572-1982 www.elchico.com

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Randy’s Burgers

Subway Sandwiches of East Texas, LLC 2306 S. Jefferson, STE I 903-572-4500

Addresses are Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455 unless otherwise noted.

TELEVISION SERVICES 1506 Shadywood 903-572-6107; fax 903-572-5669

THEATERS Mt. Pleasant Cinema 6

1706 S. Jefferson 903-572-6322; fax 903-572-4111


TITLE COMPANIES

Longhorn Trailer Sales

WIRE & CABLE MANUFACTURING

Greene Title

P.O. Box 2306, 75456-2306 903-575-1155; fax 903-572-0703

www.greenetitle.com

Performance Trailers by Parker

1300 Industrial 903-572-3475; fax 903-572-1331

1312 S. Jefferson 903-572-7935; fax 903-577-1270

www.longhorntrailersales.com

Dekoron Wire & Cable

Homeland Title Company

2703 S. Jefferson 903-572-0029; fax 903-572-0269 www.performancetrailer.com

WRECKER SERVICE

www.homelandtco.com

Top Hat Industries, Inc.

Rychlik Auto & Wrecker Service

www.tophattrailers.com

www.rychliks.com

103 N. Madison 903-577-0333; fax 903-577-1666

TRACTORS & LAWN EQUIPMENT AG-POWER, INC.

2601 S. Jefferson 903-572-7961; fax 903-572-2269 www.ag-power.com

2175 Hwy 67 E. 903-572-4961; fax 903-577-8726

TRANSPORTATION Let’s Roll

2926 HWY 67 W. 903-563-2880

www.conroytractorinc.com

TRASH & WASTE SERVICES

Pittsburg Tractor, Inc.

Republic Services

1893 HWY 271 N., Pittsburg, TX 75686 903-856-0456

BUYERS GUIDE

Conroy Tractor Co.

P.O. Box 312, 75456-0312 903-572-2629; fax 903-572-0323

1410 Industrial 9030-572-3376; fax 903-572-6811

www.letsrolltransport.com

P.O. Box 112, 75456-0112 903-577-3100

www.pittsburgtractor.com

TRAILER PARTS Best Fender Products

Tabor Sanitation Service (Rural) P.O. Box 498, Winnsboro, TX 75494 903-572-2100; fax 903-588-2200

P.O. Box 1258, 75456-1258 903-577-0511

UTILITIES - ELECTRICITY

www.bestfender.com

AEP-SWEPCO

Lone Star Trailer Parts

3708 W. 7th, Texarkana, TX 75501 888-216-3523

www.texasbraggtrailers.com

Bowie Cass Electric Cooperative

1495 CR 3320 903-572-0288; fax 903-577-8725

McKelvey Enterprises, Inc.

900 Industrial 903-572-1811; fax 903-572-5252

Rockwell American

609 Hwy. 67 E. 903-572-7932; fax 903-572-7268 www.qtrailer.com/mtpleasant

TRAILERS - WHOLESALE/RETAIL Big Tex Trailer Mfg., Inc.

I-30 & Exit 165 903-575-0300; fax 903-577-8858 www.bigtextrailers.com

Diamond C Trailer Mfg.

4006 FM 3417 903-572-2834; fax 903-572-4859 www.diamondctrailers.com

www.aep.com

P. O. Box 47, Douglasville, TX 75560 800-794-2919; fax 903-846-4602 www.bcec.com

Luminant

207 N. Madison 903-572-5028; fax 903-577-0518 www.luminant.com

UTILITIES - GAS CenterPoint Energy

P.O. Box 452, 75456-0452 903-826-1980 www.centerpointenergy.com

UTILITIES - WATER Tri Special Utility District

300 W. 16th 903-572-3676; fax 903-575-0250

Addresses are Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455 unless otherwise noted.

MTPLEASANTTX.COM

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NUMBERS TO KNOW ANIMAL CONTROL AUTOMOBILES Driver License Defensive Driving Registration

903-575-4174 DISTRICT OFFICES Judge Kerry Woodson 76th District Court

CITY OFFICES City Council Mayor Dr. Paul Meriwether Robert Nance, Councilman Place 1 Erman Hensel, Councilman Place 2 David Huffman, Councilman Place 3 Tim Dale, Councilman Place 4 Andy Fortenberry, Councilman Place 5

903-572-6888 Judge Robert Rolston 903-572-8014 276th District Court 903-577-6710 Attorney Child Support 903-572-9866 Clerk 903-572-4182 Jury 903-577-3277 Passport 903-572-6107 STATE OFFICES Health Human Resources 903-575-4000 Social Security 903-575-4000 903-575-4000 ELECTED OFFICIALS – U.S. 903-575-4000 Senator John Cornyn 903-575-4000 Senator Ted Cruz 903-575-4000 Congressman Ralph Hall

Airport Building Inspection City Hall Civic Center Community Services Health Landfill Library Main Street Parks & Recreation Public Works Swimming Pool

903-575-4020 903-575-4044 903-575-4000 903-572-4190 903-575-4000 903-575-4000 903-577-3100 903-575-4180 903-575-4137 903-575-4135 903-575-4000 903-572-3512

COUNTY OFFICES Judge Brian P. Lee

903-577-6791

CABLE DISH DISH DISH SuddenLink

Commissioners Pct. 1 Al Riddle Pct. 2 Mike Fields Pct. 3 Phillip Hinton Pct. 4 Thomas Hockaday County Court at Law Attorney Clerk Crime Stoppers Extension Agent Justice of the Peace Pct. 1, 3, 4 Pct. 2 Adult Probation Juvenile Probation Sheriff Treasurer Tax Assessor/Collector Veteran Services

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ELECTED OFFICIALS – STATE Governor Rick Perry Senator Kevin Eltife Representative Bryan Hughes

SCHOOLS 903-577-6736 Chapel Hill ISD Harts Bluff ISD 903-645-2321 Mount Pleasant ISD N.E. Texas Community College Winfield ISD 903-577-6726 903-577-6720 SERVICES & SUPPORT 903-577-6720 Meal a Day Center 903-577-6720 AA 903-577-6723 903-572-9877 SHELTERS 903-572-3483 SAFE-T 903-572-1785 TELEPHONE AT&T 512-469-6034 SuddenLink 512-916-5834 Verizon 903-885-8138 TEXAS MAPS 512-463-2000 TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE 903-223-7931 903-569-8880 TEXAS TRAVEL & ROAD CONDITIONS

FIRE DEPARTMENTS (NON-EMERGENCY) 903-575-4012 North Jefferson 903-575-4144 East Ferguson 903-572-0995 Five Star Volunteer 903-572-1391 Cookville Volunteer 903-572-0788 Nortex Volunteer 903-379-2715 Sugar Hill Volunteer 903-379-3331 Talco 903-524-2705 Winfield

GARBAGE COLLECTION/RECYCLING 903-577-3100 Allied Waste Service 903-717-1462 City Trash Pickup 800-678-7274 903-572-7172 Tabor Sanitation 903-572-2100 903-575-0478 Allen Scrap Metal 903-572-1751 903-572-0402 HOUSING 903-572-2829 Housing Authority 903-572-0382 903-577-6796 HOSPITAL & EMERGENCY SERVICES 903-577-6000 903-572-2833 Titus Regional Medical Center 903-572-5201 INTERNET SERVICES 903-572-6107 SuddenLink 903-577-1527 903-577-6760 Verizon 903-577-6756 903-577-6764 903-577-6737 903-572-6641 903-572-8723 903-577-6712 903-577-6763

LAKE BOB SANDLIN Titus Co. Fresh Water Sup. Dist. 903-572-1844 POLICE DEPARTMENT (NON-EMERGENCY) 903-575-4004 Mount Pleasant POST OFFICES Mount Pleasant Cookville Winfield

903-572-8311 800-275-8777 800-275-8777

903-572-8096 903-577-1146 903-575-2000 903-434-8100 903-524-2221 903-572-9561 903-572-0798 903-572-2829 903-577-8508 903-572-0973 800-464-7928 903-572-6107 903-577-1527 512-486-5927 903-572-7966 800-792-1112

TOURISM Mount Pleasant Tourism Center 903-572-8567 TRANSPORTATION City System County System GreyHound Bus Lines

903-572-3272 903-572-3272 903-572-8661

UTILITIES Electricity AEP SWEPCO Bowie Cass Co-OP

888-216-3523 800-794-2919

Gas Center Point Energy Welch Gas

800-259-5544 903-577-1446

Water City of Mount Pleasant Tri-Special Utility

903-575-4000 903-572-3676

VOTER REGISTRATION

903-575-0902


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