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CENTER • JOAQUIN • HUXLEY • SHELBYVILLE • TENAHA • TIMPSON

WELCOME TO

Shelby County TEXAS

The Light and Champion 2017

BUSINESS DIRECTORY • LODGING • THINGS TO DO • RECREATION • HISTORY

CONTENTS Shelby County................................ 4 County History............................. 18 Center............................................ 25 Huxley........................................... 36 Joaquin.......................................... 38 Shelbyville..................................... 41 Tenaha........................................... 45 Timpson........................................ 49 Church Directory......................... 54 Chamber Members...................... 55 ADVERTISING DIRECTORY Ace Hardware......................................48 Automotive Collision..........................42 Boles Feed...........................................17 Center Floral........................................30 Center Health & Harmony.................34 Center Livestock Auction...................16 Center Tire Company.........................37 Century 21 Realtors............................40 Children’s Dental Center...................11 City of Center......................................26 City of Timpson...................................50 Cline’s Clinic........................................64 Covington Lumber & Construction....................................24 Dairy Queen........................................10 Dance Furniture....................................8 Farmers State Bank..............................2 Few Ready Mix Concrete...................18 First Baptist Church...........................23 Focused Care.......................................39 Hallmark Center Fixtures..................22 Handy Andy.........................................47 Harkness Litter Service......................35 Hope Medical......................................53 Ihlo Sales & Import Co.......................31 JML Management...............................32 K&L Contractors.................................33 The Light and Champion...................20 Main Street Marketing.......................12 Masterson Insurance..........................43 McAdams Propane..............................44 Nettie’s Nook and Sammich Shop.............................29 New Life Church.................................19 R&D Distributing................................10 Shelby County Chamber of Commerce........................9 Shoop Insurance.................................21 Smith Sawmill Service........................52 Shelby Savings Bank..........................15 Tammy Steptoe Realty........................14 Toledo Automotive..............................28 Tyson....................................................63 Windham Civic Center.......................27



Welcome

Here’s your guide to

SHELBY COUNTY By Steve Fountain Editor and Publisher

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e are delighted to present our 2017 edition of “Welcome to Shelby County,” your guide to our little slice of East Texas heaven.  On behalf of The Light and Champion family, we hope you will find this magazine, and the online version at www.lightandchampion.com, a handy resource over the next 12 months.  We’ve aimed to mix the county’s history with useful information about the county’s communities, businesses, government entities and elected officials, recreational offerings and more.  It is interesting to ponder what Shelby County’s namesake, Revolutionary War veteran Isaac Shelby, might think of the county some 180 year later. Agriculture, oil and natural gas make up a big part of the economy.  Would Mr. Shelby enter the seed-spitting contest during the WHAT-A-Melon Festival, or test his skills at the Clucking contest during the East Texas Poultry Festival? Which of the county’s five public high schools would he root for?  To be sure, much has changed here since 1837. What hasn’t changed is the kindness, work ethic, and faith of its residents.  We’ve included a directory on this page of businesses that advertised in this section. We hope you will take time to check out their ads as, without their support, we could not produce this section.    Most of all, we at the Light and Champion thank you for reading the 2017 Shelby County Directory. We do it for you. We welcome your ideas, comments, suggestions as with start to ponder the 2018 edition. Please e-mail us at [email protected], or call the office at (936) 598-3377. You can even go old-school and send us a letter or stop in at: Light and Champion, 137 San Augustine St., Center, Texas, 75935!

ABOUT THE COVER: This year’s cover picture was taken by Tina Amburn of Tina Michelle Photography. She was the winner of our inaugural community photo contest. The photo was taken Jan. 10, 2017.

Courtesy photo

“First and foremost, I am a wife and mother to two amazing children. They inspire me daily. I have a passion for photography. I have been taking photos since I was very young, from disposable cameras to every Polaroid ever made. Photographs have so much meaning to me. When you want a special memory to come back, you can just pull out an album and it brings you back to that day. That is priceless. I love being able to capture a family’s special moment so that they can look back at it for years to come. Photographs are memories that should be framed and cherished forever,” Amburn said.

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Shelby County

Photo by Grace Marie Parmer

THE FACTS ABOUT SHELBY COUNTY Shelby County is the 100th largest of the 254 counties in Texas; with an estimated population of 22,658 in 1991 and more than 26,019 according to the 2012 Census. The county seat is Center and the next-largest city is Timpson. Shelby County is a rural county, which lies within the Deep East Texas JTPA service delivery area and the Deep East Texas Quality Workforce Planning Region, administered by the Deep East QWFPR. Within state and federal elected represen-

tation, Shelby County falls within the 1st U.S Congressional District, the 3rd Texas Senate District and the 9th Texas House District. The county consists of 795.58 square miles with a 2010 population density of 32.0 residents per square mile. The average density in Texas is 96.3 persons per square mile. The average annual total precipitation is about 53.07 inches. Of this, about 34.2 inches, or 64 percent, usually falls in March through October. The growing season for most crops falls

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within this period. The heaviest 1-day rainfall during the period of record was 9.66 inches at Center on Nov. 23, 1940. Thunderstorms occur on about 56 days each year, and most occur between April and August. The infrastructure in Shelby County continues to have new growth with the addition of new businesses in each city and with the growth of current businesses. The main industries in the area continue to be involved with poultry, lumber and oil and gas.

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HISTORICAL MARKERS AND SITES SHELBY COUNTY COURTHOUSE Located on the historic Center square the courthouse was constructed by J.J.E., Gibson, architect and builder, who designed the courthouse to resemble an Irish castle. The style is, in part, “Romanesque Revival.” Gibson completed the construction of the courthouse in 1885. SHELBY COUNTY COURTHOUSE GROUNDS Shelby County was part of the neutral ground from 1803 to 1819 and was settled by Anglo-Americans between 1824 and 1836. In 1833, a District of the Municipality of Nacogdoches, Tenehaw, became the Municipality of Tenehaw in 1835, with Nashville as the county seat. The name was changed to Shelby in 1836 in honor of Isaac Shelby (1750-1826), a gallant officer in the Continental Army Revolutionary War. The county was created on March 17, 1836, and was organized with Shelbyville as county seat in 1837. Center became the county seat of Shelby County in 1866. In 2000, a historical marker was placed on the courthouse grounds in memory of J.J.E. Gibson, the Irish architect and builder of the Shelby County Courthouse. His portrait and other Gibson artifacts are in the Gibson Room of the historic courthouse. EVA LANE TAYLOR HOME The Eva Lane Taylor home is located at 212 Houston Street; 1 block south of Square on Hwy 7 West; then left on Houston Street. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA – TEXAS MUSTER Held on the spot of the historical marker, April 4, 1964, to honor Texans who made up the greater part of forces fighting in the Civil War Red River Campaign of 1864-1865, that prevented a federal invasion of Texas. Descendants answering to roll call for soldiers of 100 years ago included 37 sons and daughters of those fighters. Grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other kinsmen represented such leaders as the Trans-Mississippi Commander General E. Kirby Smith, and Generals, A.P. Bagby, John R. Baylor, August Buchel, X.B. DeBray, Tom Green, Walter P. Lane, Henry E. McCulloch, James Major, Horace Randal, William R. Scurry, W.W. Steele, John G. Walker, Thomas Waul, and Colo-



nels Henry Gray, Philip N. Luckett and P.C. Woods. Friends and descendants of the Valverde Battery restored a century-old gun and brought it from Freestone County to ride in an 8 mile long parade that moved 36 miles northeastward from here to the Mansfield Battleground. There the cannon shook the earth as it did April 9, 1864, and the assemblage unveiled the first outof-state marker of the Texas Civil War Centennial, commemorating the Battle of Mansfield. Located on the south side of the square in Center 1864-1964. TRUITT CEMETERY James Truitt (1795-1870) and his wife Sarah Hall Truitt (1796-1848), left North Carolina for Texas in 1838, settling near this site in 1840. Truitt was a congressman in the Republic of Texas, 1843-45; a representative, 1846-48; and served four terms as a senator in the Texas state legislature. The Truitts had five sons and five daughters. Two sons fought in the Regulator-Moderator War, three in the Mexican War, five in the Civil War. Descendants continue to be prominent in Texas history. Founded at the death of Sarah Hall Truitt, several generations rest in this cemetery. The cemetery is located 11 miles East of Center on Highway 7; then 2 miles West on county road 3173.

SARDIS SCHOOL AND MILTON IRISH The school is located on Hwy 414 off 87 South approximately 1.5-2 miles on left. Hwy 138 to split in road, go straight 2 miles down FM2974 (Upper Arcadia Rd). Cemetery is on the right next to the church. HISTORICAL SHELBY COUNTY JAIL The Historic Shelby County Jail was designed and built in 1884 by Irish born architect John Joseph Emmett Gibson. It was one of the first of two brick buildings built in Center, possibly even in Shelby County. It is the epitome of an 1880’s small-town Texas county jail. It compliments the Historic Shelby County Courthouse, also design and built by J.J.E. Gibson. It is now the home of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. The jail sits on the grounds of the historic Shelby County Courthouse on the historic downtown square. B.F. MORRIS AND TOWN OF JOAQUIN Alabama born Benjamin Franklin Morris (1827-1900) came to Texas in 1838 and settled in the area that became the pioneer village of Sarat. A prosperous farmer and rancher, he gave right of way through 500 acres of his land to the Houston, East and West Texas Railroad in 1884. He also pro-

vided a 100 acre town site to be named for his grandson Joaquin (1878-1898). Morris, a Confederate veteran, requested that a depot be built in Joaquin and that passenger trains stop daily. Later, Morris donated a building site for the First Baptist Church of Joaquin. Joaquin is located over the river from Louisiana on U.S. Hwy. 84. TOWN SITE OF SPIVEY The town site of Spivey was founded by Civil War veteran James Jackson Spivey. Brothers Elisha P. and Georve W. Spivey lived nearby. Houston East and West Texas Railroad crossed the founder’s land, and Spivey Station was founded in 1886. During the late 1880’s, Hick’s Lumber Mill and workers’ houses were erected. A U.S. Post Office was established in 1891, and Isaac W. Spivey was its postmaster. Friendship Baptist Church was organized during the 1890’s and James M. Spivey was pastor. After 1900, the town gradually moved over to Paxton Switch. Friendship Cemetery, with 33 graves, marks the old site. The town site of Spivey is located 1.5 miles east of Paxton on Hwy. 84 between Tenaha and Joaquin. INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY MARKER The only marker of international boundary known to exist within the

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Continental United States is located west of Joaquin, Texas. The marker is located on the Texas-Louisiana border about fifty yards north of Texas Farm Road 31. The site was once the boundary between the United States and the Republic of Texas in 1840. Vandalism has been a ongoing issue with this historic site. ELDER BRITTAIN & ROSANNA WRIGHT North Carolina native William Brittain (1774-1850) became a preacher in his home state at the age of 25. In 1802 he married Rosanna (Wright) (1784-1856), the daughter of Revolutionary War veteran John Wright, III. Inspired by missionary possibilities in the frontier regions to the west, William and Rosanna left North Carolina in 1824. After living in Alabama and Arkansas, they migrated to the Republic of Texas in 1837 and constructed a log cabin at this site. One room of the structure served as a classroom and church sanctuary for the pioneer settlers of the Sabine River steamboat port of Hamilton, later known as East Hamilton. A pioneer leader of the Baptist faith in East Texas, Elder Brittain was instrumental in the formation of several Shelby County congregations, including the Hamilton Church in 1846. Originally aligned with the Predestinarian movement of Daniel Parker, he later joined Missionary Baptists of the Sabine Association and served as moderator of the organization in 1847. The marker is located in Brittain Cemetery in East Hamilton. 7 miles East of Patroon on FM 2261, then left on County Road 126, then right on County Road 106. FIRST COUNTY SEAT OF SHELBY COUNTY Shelbyville, once known as Nashville, was the first county seat of government for the District of Tenaha, or Shelby County. The first courthouse stood on this site. The settlement began before 1825. It became headquarters for the “Regulator-Moderator War.” Troops were raised here to fight the Indians for the Texas Army, and Confederate forces were organized here. The marker is located at the intersection of FM 417 and Hwy 87 in Shelbyville. MOSES FISK ROBERTS Moses Fisk Roberts was a highly regarded public servant and farmer

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of Shelby County. His ever-present pack of fox hounds earned him the nickname “Dog” Roberts. Born in Tennessee, he moved to Texas in 1836 and lost his right eye while serving as a soldier in the Texas Militia. He served in the Congress of the Republic (1839-42) and Texas State Legislature (1853-54, 1857-58). He was also Justice of the Peace and County Judge. His first wife was Amanda Grant, and his second wife was Nancy Murray. The marker is located in the Shelbyville Cemetery. SIDNEY O. PENNINGTON Born in 1809 in Kentucky, Pennington came to Texas in 1834 and participated in the capture of San Antonio if 1835. In 1836 he fought at San Jacinto and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. He died in Shelby County in 1838. The marker is located in Shelbyville Cemetery.

FIRST METHODIST CHURCH OF SHELBYVILLE The First Methodist Church of Shelbyville with its New England style steeple claims that its organization as a congregation took place in the year 1825. Tradition holds that the first church service held by Brother James English, a local Methodist preacher who settled in Shelby County that same year. The church building was destroyed by a storm but was rebuilt in 1897. The men of the church cut cypress trees in the Sabine River bottoms and hauled them to the present churchyard in mule drawn wagons. The roof and steeple were braced with enough timber, it was said, to build a house. The floor was laid of hand-hewn planks from ash, hickory, maple, oak, persimmon, sassafras, and walnut timbers. The finial on the steeple was made from the end of a large timber, which extends downward into the steeple some eight to ten feet. The pews are hand made by architect, Mr. J.M. Pigg. The colorful Victorian glass windows are in vibrant shades of green and amber. Entering the church there is a room dedicated to the history of the church. There are photographs of former pastors who served the church and the community, many interesting artifacts and objects of the church’s history. SHELBY COUNTY REGULATOR-MODERATOR WAR In Shelby County, an unorganized

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feud known as the Regulator-Moderator War was initially started because a slave was purchased with a fraudulent land certificate.The marker is located 1/2 mile northwest of Shelbyville on Highway 87. FIRST BATTLE The Regulators, whose leaders were Charles W. Jackson, Charles W. Moorman, and Wyatt Norman, claimed their purpose was to suppress crime. The Moderators were led by Edward Merchant and John M. Bradley. The marker is located 2 miles northwest of Shelbyville on Highway 87. LAST BATTLE The last battle of the Regulator-Moderator War was held on August 14, 1844. There was heavy sacrifice of life and property before General James Smith and Texas troops restored order. The marker is located 1 mile south of Shelbyville on Highway 87. ROBERTS’ HILL Roberts’ Hill is a home-site of Col. Oran Milo Roberts, “Old Alcalde.” He rose from district attorney to chief Justice Texas Supreme Court; President Texas Secession Convention; Col. Confederate Infantry Regiment; U.S. Senator; Governor of Texas; author, First President Texas Historical Association; law professor University of Texas. The marker is located 6 miles south on Hwy 147 from intersection of Hwy 87 and Hwy 147. THE BICKHAM HOUSE The Bickham house is located where originally, the J.M. Crawford Home was built. Finished in 1850, the J.M Crawford Home was razed by fire in 1885. The Bickham House was built by Crawford’s stepson, Frederick Lee Bickham (1866-1907), who was a prominent landowner and rancher from 1885 to 1888. He and his wife, Nevada Levonia Moon, brought up their children and Bickham’s stepsisters and stepbrothers at their residence. Timber (cedar, cypress and heart pine) for the house was cut on the property. In 1972, N.O. Thomas, Jr. bought, restored and renamed the house “Welcome Hall.” In 1973, Welcome Hall was recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark. The house is located 2 miles East on FM 2694 from Shelbyville, visible from roadway only. MYRICK’S FERRY LOG HOME The log home is located 14

miles East of Shelbyville. Take FM 2694 then right on FM 3172, then left on Forest Road 100 to Stillwater Marina. Visible from roadway. WILLIAM HARRISON WALL HOMESTEAD William Harrison Wall founded Tenaha by opening a store in 1885 with a relative, who helped Houston East and West Texas Railroads. In 1886, he and his wife, Nancy, built their home, a smaller copy of his old home in North Carolina. The family was sociable, and with the first piano in town, they had a “preacher’s room” for circuit riders. A son and friends originated a noted drill cadence “Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo and Blair.” W.H. Wall, II ran a drugstore in Tenaha for 50 years. Three generations have occupied the house, which was remodeled in 1976. Located 1 block south of intersection of Loop 157 and Hwy 59 in Tenaha. The marker has been removed from the house. TIMPSON – TOWN SQUARE In 1884, Houston businessman Paul Bremond (1810-1885) and other investors began planning for a new railroad to connect Houston and Shreveport, Louisiana. Surveys soon began along the proposed route, and in 1885 the town of Timpson was founded, named for Paul C. Timpson, the railroad official who laid out the town. The Houston East and West Texas Railroad, a narrow gauge system, was soon a reality and the first passenger train arrived in the new town on August 1, 1885. The first businesses in the new town were two stores, separated by a pine thicket which would later be cleared for use as the town square. Within a year, the population had grown to 1000. Within the first year of Timpson’s founding, a school was started and churches and fraternal organizations were organized. Many businesses were established, including a newspaper; grocery, drug and other retail stores; an ice company; factories; and banks. The town became an important resource of East Texas lumber and cotton, especially since Timpson had an established rail center. Railroads continued their important role in Timpson until the 1940’s, when development of state roads and highways decreased the use of rail shipments. Timpson is located on Highway 84.

County Government

SHELBY COUNTY Government Directory

Bradley Allen Precinct 4 Comm.

Allison Harbison County Judge

Shelby County Courthouse, 200 San Augustine St., Center, TX 75935

County Judge: Administrative Asst/IHC Coord.: County Commissioners: Precinct 1: Precinct 2: Precinct 3: Precinct 4: Secretary County Attorney: County Clerk Sheriff:

Allison Harbison Sandra Green

936-598-3863

Roscoe McSwain Jimmy Lout Charles Barr Bradley Allen Tammy Wiggins Gary Rholes Jennifer L. Fountain Willis Blackwell

936-598-4090 936-591-2456 936-591-4311 936-254-4571 936-598-6136 936-598-6100 936-598-6361 936-598-5600

Jimmy Lout Precinct 2 Comm.

Charles Barr Precinct 3 Comm.

Sheriff ’s Department 100 Hurst Street Center, TX 75935

County Tax Assessor-Collector County Treasurer: Justice of Peace, Pct. 1: Justice of Peace, Pct. 2: Justice of Peace, Pct. 3: Justice of Peace, Pct. 4: Justice of Peace, Pct. 5: Constable, Pct. 1: Constable, Pct. 2: Constable, Pct. 3: Constable, Pct. 4 Constable, Pct. 5: County Auditor: Emergency Mngt Co-ord: County Extension Agency: 123rd District Court: 273rd District Court District Clerk District Attorney

Deborah Riley 936-598-8172 Ann Blackwell 936-598-3581 Maxie Eaves 936-598-3735 Marla Denby 936-598-7797 Margie L. Anderson 936-269-3527 Jenny Hicks 936-248-4001 Mike Crouch 936-598-3922 Zack A. Warr 936-598-4283 Jamie Hagler 936-572-7748 Roy Cheatwood 936-572-0384 Jacob Metcalf 936-000-0000 Robert Harigrove 936-572-0340 Clint Porterfield 936-598-3535 Danny Lawrence 936-598-5183 Lane Dunn 936-598-7744 County Extension Agent — Agriculture Jheri-Lynn McSwain — Family & Home Services Judge LeAnn K. Rafferty 936-598-9928 Judge Charles R. Mitchell 936-598-3201 Lori Oliver 936-598-4164 Stephen Shires 936-598-2489

Roscoe McSwain Precinct 1 Comm.

Stephen Shires District Attorney

Willis Blackwell Sheriff

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Chamber of Commerce

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Chamber of Commerce

Helping local businesses and the community The Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce fills a critical role in the success of local businesses and the community’s quality of life. A talented core of employees works with a dedicated team of volunteers to turn challenges into opportunities and to make the

good things great. Indeed, the Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic, living process because its people work for the betterment of their community. While the chamber is not part of the city, county, or state government; a political party or faction; a civic or

Chamber of Commerce staff Executive Director: Pam Phelps Assistant Director: Jenny Fancher Administrative Assistant: Tammie Luman

Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Raegan Best: Nacogdoches Medical Center Mike D. Bird, Jr.: Bird & Crawford Forestry Meg Camp: President - Cline Family Medicine Camille Cooper: Shelby Savings Bank Lori Davis: Shelby Savings Bank Amber Dodd: Tyson Foods Andi Foster: Ambassador President - Tourism - Vieux Carre’ Photography Matt Foster: Young Professionals Network - CM Foster Holdings Doug Gay: Liberty Tax / TwoGether Designs Jim Gibson: Economic Development - City of Center Matt Gregory: Center ISD Tim Hopkins: 1st Bank & Trust Alma Jaimes: Membership - Town & Country Real Estate Jason Locke: Leadership Shelby County - JBA Financial Kelly Lucas: Center Glass Jheri-Lynn McSwain: Health Care -Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Lacie Payne: Tara Permenter: Sabine State Bank & Trust Gabriel Rebollar: ALLCOM/ AT&T Jim Sawyer: Past President - Shelby Savings Bank Alison Scull: Education - Bounds Insurance Scott Stanfield: Farmers State Bank Casey Williams: Edward Jones

social club; nor a social service or welfare agency, it nonetheless frequently works with such entities on various projects, events and initiatives. The chamber also provides a wealth of information for visitors, newcomers, prospective businesses, as well as longtime businesses and residents. The Chamber’s Mission Statement is: “The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote and advance economic enrichment and development, tourism, and the social and civic interest of Shelby County and adjoining areas.”

• See List of Chamber members, page 59. Contact the Chamber Email: [email protected] shelbycountychamber. com Phone: (936) 5983682 Address: 100 Courthouse Square A-101 Center, Center, TX 75935

Visit Shelby County Gateway to the Texas Forest Country • Historic 1885 Courthouse – Daily tours M-F 10 a .m.- 2 p.m. • Historic 1884 Jail – Home to Shelby County Chamber of Commerce • Shelby County Museum – Antique Centers • Toledo Bend Lake • GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community • Grill Fest Sanctioned Barbecue Cook-Off • WHAT-A-Melon Festival – July • Timpson Frontier Days – July • Independence Day Celebration – Tenaha – July 4 • East Texas Poultry Festival – October • Taste of the Holidays – November • Downtown Nighttime Lighted Santa’s Christmas Parade–December

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 100 Courthouse Square A-101, Center, Texas 75935

936-598-3682

[email protected] • www.shelbycountychamber.com

Committee Chairpersons not on the Board David Chadwick:Government Affairs Rayford Copelin: Building and Grounds Jodi Fountain: Shelby Beautiful Clean

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LODGES

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RV PARKS

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Things to Do

Princess Ball, Rodeo, Poultr y Fest highlight events for county SANTA’S CHRISTMAS PARADE – This nighttime parade takes place in downtown Center each December and features lighted holiday floats, a Grand Marshal, marching bands and, of course, Santa himself! SHOPPING ON THE SQUARE – The downtown Center Square features a variety of antique shops, specialty stores, clothing boutiques, hair salons and restaurants. HISTORIC SHELBY COUNTY COURTHOUSE – Built in 1885 by J. J. E. Gibson, the Historic Shelby County Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places in Texas. This courthouse is last remaining Irish castle style courthouse in the United States. Tours are offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2p.m. Call (936) 598-6888 for an appointment. WHAT-A-MELON FESTIVAL – The WHAT-AMelon Festival held on the Historic Downtown Center Square each July. The event features a pet show, Miss WHAT-A-Melon Pageant, Seed Spittin’ Contest, largest watermelon contest, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food vendors and live entertainment. The Center Rotary Club hosts this event. FANNIE BROWN BOOTH MEMORIAL LIBRARY – The library houses over 13,000 volumes

and offers an electronic library, wireless internet connection, and computer access. Staff hosts various reading programs and a furnished meeting room is available. The public is welcome to visit the library during their business hours, Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The library can be reached at (936) 598-5522. EAST TEXAS POULTRY FESTIVAL – Celebrating the leading industry in Shelby County, the East Texas Poultry Festival is currently in its 40th year. Held annually in October, the festival events include a Chicken Clucking Contest, East Texas Poultry Festival Pageant, arts and crafts, live entertainment, food vendors, a photography and quilt show, creative arts, poultry judging and auction, chicken cooking contest, and more. The East Texas Poultry Festival is hosted by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. PRINCESS BALL – A local favorite, the Princess Ball is annually held at the John D. Windham Civic Center and features a night of glamor, dancing, star status and fun for little girls escorted by their dads. A buffet and photo opportunities lie just past the red carpet of this event. The ball is hosted by the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center each February. WELCOME TO SHELBY COUNTY TEXAS • 11

Things to Do

SHELBY COUNTY SHERIFF’S POSSE PRCA RODEO – This rodeo takes place each year in June and features bronco and bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing, live entertainment and more. Gates open nightly at 7:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Posse PRCA Rodeo is held at the Shelby County Rodeo Arena on Highway 7 East and sponsored by Wright Chrysler Dodge Jeep. TIMPSON FRONTIER DAYS – Hosted in July in downtown Timpson, the frontier days festival events include live demonstrations, folklore, entertainment, arts and crafts, a parade, pageant, rides, laser light show and more. Admission to Timpson Frontier Days is free. SHELBY COUNTY MUSEUM - The Museum Building, located at 230 Pecan Street in Center, is the former Weaver-Oates house, circa 1900. There you’ll find yourself taking an educational journey 12 • WELCOME TO SHELBY COUNTY TEXAS

through American Indian life, early Spanish and European explorations and the episodes thereafter that forever shaped the landscape of Texas and Shelby County. The museum may be contacted at (936) 598-3613 and its hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment outside of business hours call (936) 598-5391. CENTER CITY PARK – Center City Park is the location of a stocked pond, playground, walking sidewalk route and pavilion nestled away from the traffic and lights of the city off Roughrider Drive behind Center High School. CENTER MINI-PARK AND SPLASH PAD – The Center Mini-Park, under expansion, provides fun and entertainment to people of all ages with playground equipment, walking sidewalk route, tennis courts, pavilion and an operating splash pad during summer months. This park is located on Fair Drive, just off Tenaha Street.

Things to Do TAKE A KID FISHING – This bream tournament is held at Huxley Bay Marina each spring and features a day of fishing activities for children of all ages. Center Broadcasting Company and the Shelby County Bass Anglers sponsor the event. TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS – The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors host Taste of the Holidays, an eclectic culinary sampling and dining experience featuring Chamber member restaurants, caterers and florists. Each establishment serves sample tastes of a featured item from their business. The event takes place each November in conjunction with the Pinecones and Mistletoe Christmas Market. PINECONE AND MISTLETOE CHRISTMAS MARKET – Pinecone and Mistletoe Christmas Market is a shopping extravaganza with over 40 vendor booths showcasing Christmas décor and holiday artisan gifts. The William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas hosts this event each year in November at the John D. Windham Civic Center. RIO THEATRE – The historic theatre has been in continuous operation since 1926 and has only been owned by two families. Playing first run movies with lower prices than big cinemas, the theatre houses 400 seats, including a balcony. The Rio Theatre info line can be reached at (936) 598-3864. BASEBALL COMPLEX AND SOFTBALL

COMPLEX – Located off Roughrider Drive, both complexes offer three separate fields. In recent years, the Baseball Complex has been the site of State Little League Championships. SHELBY COUNTY GRILL FEST BARBECUE COOK-OFF – A day of live entertainment, game contests and spectator testing can be found at the Shelby County Grill Fest Barbecue Cook-Off. Sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society, the cookoff competition includes brisket, chicken and pork spare rib categories. The event takes place each year in March and is sponsored by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. HEALTH AND FITNESS FAIR – The public is invited to come gain information about health and healthcare resources in the area each March with no admission charge through the Health and Fitness Fair. Mammogram units, blood mobile, hospice, home health, bone density, diabetes and other routine health screenings are available. The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce hosts this event. TENAHA INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION – The celebration takes place in Tenaha at Tiger Football Stadium on the Fourth of July. Features of the event include a patriotic and gospel singing program, as well as a large fireworks display. The American Legion Post 520 hosts this event.

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RESTAURANTS AND FAST FOOD American Grill 246 Tenaha Street, Center – (936) 591-8322 BBQ Joint 500 Cora Street, Center – (936) 591-8827

Eateries

Pickles & Petunia’s 510 Shelbyville Street, Center – (936) 590-9117

Pineywoods Seafood 1003 Hurst Street, Center – (936) 598-6661 Pizza Hut 1007 Hurst Street, Center – (936) 598-6303

Best Donuts 12949 Hwy. 84 E, Center – (936) 269-9227 Joaquin

Pizzeria 225 San Augustine Street, Center – (936) 598-7117

Big Zach’s Place 223 Main Street – (318) 697-5360 Just across the river in Logansport

Ram House Café 122 Steve Hughes Dr. , Joaquin – (936) 269-3209

Taqueria Santiago 208 s George Bowers Dr., Tenaha – (936) 248-2009

Chaps Bar-B-Q 823 Hurst Street, Center – (936) 598-4404

Rancho Grande Mexican Restaurant 816 Tenaha Street – (936) 5909607 or 808 N 1st Street, Timpson – (936) 254-2218

The Century Shop (Lunch Only) 854 Hurst Street, Ste. 102, Center – (935) 598-4453

Chicken Express 323 Tenaha Street, Center – (936) 598-9100 Dairy Queen 401 Tenaha, Center – (936) 5985207

Royal Buffet 902 Hurst Street, Center – (936) 591-8897

Darrell’s Bar-B-Que 520 Hurst Street, Center – (936) 590-9266

Sombrero’s Mexican Grill & Cantina 1123 Hurst Street, Center – (936) 590-9687

Double J Bar-B-Que 4280 Hwy 96 S, Center – (936) 590-9337

Sonic Drive-In 715 Tenaha Street, Center – (936) 598-9110

Huxley Bay Marina & RV Park 13200 FM 2694, Shelbyville – (936) 368-2494

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

Las Margaritas 110 Nacogdoches, Center – (936) 590-4363 Lone Star Grill 13450 Hwy. 7 E, Center – (936) 269-9665

The Reserve, Steaks, Seafood and more 130 Nacogdoches St. , Center –

(936) 427-5119 Trails End Grocery & RV Park 5437 FM 3172, Center – (936) 368-7171 Whataburger 811 Hurst Street, Center– (936) 590-9898 or 1218 N 1st St., Timpson – (936) 254-3438

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T/R’s Steaks & More Grill & Buffett 825 Hurst Street, Center – (936) 598-4115

Nettie’s Nook and Sammich Shop 109 Shelbyville Street, Center – (936) 590-4337

Taqueria Los Girasole 181 US Hwy. 96 N, Center – (936) 598-6711

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Civic Organizations

Shelby County clubs and organizations

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aking the community a better place to live and visit is a mission of the many service organizations around Shelby County. Members spend inordinate amounts of time, money and hard work to give back to the community that gives to them.

• 4H of Shelby County – (936) 598-7744 • CASA of Deep East Texas – (936) 591-9553 • Center Chapter 348 OES, Center – (936) 368-2962 • Community Christian Services, Joaquin – (936) 269-3006 • Golden Harvest Ministries Club – (936) 269-3006 • Hawkeye Hunting Club – (936) 598-1000 • Joaquin Lodge No. 856 Joaquin – (936) 368-2735 • Joaquin Chapter 903 OES Joaquin – (936) 368-2735



• Junior Chamber of Commerce – (936) 5983682 • Newbern Lodge No. 97 Arcadia – (936) 590-9975 • Newbern Chapter 1135 OES, Arcadia – (936) 590-9975 • Pineywoods Youth Rodeo Assoc – (936) 590-4330

Ministries – (936) 5984990 • Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center – (936) 590-9864 • Shelby County Cruisers – www. shelbycountycruisers. com • Shelby County Historical Society – (936) 598-3613 • Shelby County Senior Nutrition Site – (936) 598-7768

• Tenaha Lodge No. 737 Tenaha – (936) 248-5807 • Tenaha Chapter 185 OES Tenaha – (936) 248-5807 • Texas High School Rodeo Assoc – (936) 5904447 • Timpson Lodge No. 437 401 West St. Timpson – (936) 598-7558 • Timpson Chapter 1144 OES – (936) 598-7558 • VFW Post 8904 – (936) 598-2976

• Rotary Club of Center – (936) 598-9320 • Sam Samford Lodge No. 149 Center – (936) 3682962 • Sam Houston Lodge No. 32 Shelbyville – (936) 598-3026 Front Row L-R: Anna Lee, Camille Stanfield. Back Row L-R: Josh Jones, Cameron McElroy, Jim Sawyer

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Agriculture

Poultr y leads area agriculture

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he poultry industry is the largest agricultural business in Shelby County, bringing in approximately $242,000,000 annually. Tyson Foods and Pilgrim’s Pride are the two poultry companies present in Shelby County. Tyson employs 1,300 residents in its processing plants and feed mill. Tyson has 64 contract growers with 295 houses in the county alone. The Tyson

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processing plant in Center processes 1.25 to 1.3 million birds per week. Cattle are the second major agriculture producer, with average annual sales of $49,000,000. The timber industry generates average revenue of $35,000,000. There are 148,303 acres in Shelby County that are non-forested, e.g. pasture and cropland. 238,200 acres belong to non-industrial private landowners.

Area Lakes

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



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campsite, and $2 dollars for park day use and/or boat launch. Indoor/outdoor plumbing and showers included. Picnic areas/Campfire Rings onsite. Public swimming beach and one mile hiking trail near entrance. Large variety of native wildlife and vegetation. Fish species includes Largemouth Bass, White Perch, White Bass, Stripe, Bream, and several varieties of Catfish.

TIMPSON RESERVOIR • Located Southwest of the city of Timpson. • Also located on Blackwater Creek • Covers an area of 223 acres • Maximum depth of 35 feet • Great for fishing Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and Crappie • Amazing area for Recreation, fishing, hiking, and bird watching TOLEDO BEND • Largest man made boy of water in the South. • Fifth largest lake in surface area in the United States. • Reservoir extends 65 miles upstream to Logansport, Louisiana. • Main source of water for lake is Sabine River. • Offers a wide variety of species to fish, hunt, and bird watch. • Great for hiking or family

recreation. • Several boat ramps for easy use. • Fishing includes Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and more. LAKE PINKSTON • A 560 acre Reservoir built in 1976. • Located 10 miles west of the city of Center on State Highway 7. • Includes two boat ramps. • Known for its natural beauty. • Great area for fishing due to undisturbed natural habitat. • Deep and clear water

is great for fishing or swimming. • Wonderful area for fishing, hiking, or bird watching all year-round. • Fish in area include many varieties of overstocked Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, and Catfish. BOAT RAMPS Other boat ramps in Shelby County are located in areas below. • Garrett Park • McFadden • River Ridge • East Hamilton • Hailey’s Ferry • Yellow Dog

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Shelby County History

Historical dates in county history 1830s

JOAQUIN B. F. Morris and Town of Joaquin Alabama-born Benjamin Franklin Morris (1827-1900) came to Texas in 1838 and settled in the area that became the pioneer village of Sarat. A prosperous farmer and rancher, he gave right of way through 500 acres of his land to the Houston, East and West Texas Railroad in 1884. He also provided a 100acre townsite to be named for his grandson Joaquin (18781898). Later, Morris donated a building site for the First Baptist Church of Joaquin. Location: In Joaquin on U.S. Hwy. 84. Townsite of Spivey The townsite of Spivey was founded by Civil War veteran James Jackson Spivey. Brothers Elisha P. and George W. Spivey lived nearby. Houston East and West Texas Railroad crossed the founder’s land, and Spivey Station was founded in 1886. During the late 1880s, Hick’s Lumber Mill and workers’ houses were erected. A U.S. Post Office was established in 1891, and Isaac W. Spivey was its postmaster. Friendship Baptist Church was organized during the 1890s and James M. Spivey

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was pastor. After 1900, the town gradually moved over to Paxton Switch. Friendship Cemetery, with 33 graves, marks the old site. Location: 1.5 miles east of Paxton on Hwy. 84 between Tenaha and Joaquin. Fellowship Baptist Church One of the oldest Baptist churches in Texas, Fellowship Baptist Church was

founded by settlers who came by ferry across the Sabine River as early as 1818. It is recorded that this church ministered to spiritual needs in the Republic of Texas Era. The original log building had split log benches and was heated by an eight-foot fireplace with a mud chimney. The windows, without glass, had shutters on wooden hinges. The church was relocated

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• Shelby County created in 1836 and organized in 1837. • First political election in Shelby County held in Shelbyville in 1836. Hon. Albert Gallitan, father-in-law of William Carroll Crawford, elected Sheriff. • William Carroll Crawford and Sydney O. Pennington went as representatives of the Municipality of Tenaha to the convention at Washington on the Brazos to declare Texas as an Independent Republic and write a constitution. • First court session held in Shelby County in 1837 with Judge Robert Williamson (three-legged Willie) presiding. • Richard Hooper, soldier, surveyor and congressman was elected to the First Congress of the Republic of Texas as a Representative from Shelby

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SHELBYVILLE First County Seat of Shelby County Shelbyville, once known as Nashville, was the first county seat of government for the District of Tenaha, or Shelby County. The first courthouse stood on this site. The settlement began before 1825. It became headquarters for the “Regulator-Moderator War.” Location: Marker is located at the intersection of FM 417 and Hwy 87 in Shelbyville.

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Moses Fisk Roberts Moses Fisk Roberts was a highly regarded public servant and farmer of Shelby County. His ever-present pack of foxhounds earned him the nickname “Dog” Roberts. Born in Tennessee, he moved to Texas in 1836 and lost his right eye while serving as a soldier in the Texas Militia. He served in the Congress of the Republic (1839-42) and Texas State Legislature (185354, 1857-58). He was also Justice of the Peace and County Judge. His first wife was Amanda Grant, and his second wife was Nancy Murray. Location: Marker is located in the Shelbyville Cemetery. Shelby County Regulator-Moderator War In Shelby County, an unorganized feud known as the

County. He surveyed and marked the boundary line between Shelby and Panola Counties (a distance of 43-1/2 miles).

1860s

• Center became the County Seat of Shelby County in 1866. • Center post office established in 1866. • The jail house, the second building in Center, was built in 1867. • Jesse Amason donated 50 acres of land for town site of Center. S.W. Weaver surveyed the town in 1869.

1880s

• Shelby County Courthouse burned in 1882. • J. J. E. Gibson awarded contract for construction of new Shelby County Courthouse in 1883 for $26,726. • Shelby County Courthouse was completed and turned over to the Shelby County. • Patroon College was established at Patroon in 1889. • The first bank in Shelby County, the Cotton Belt, was opened in Timpson.

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Shelby County History 1901-1904

• First brick building was built in Tenaha. • Santa Fe Railroad comes to Center. • Center Independent School District was formed. • Center Incorporated, with Hon.. A. H. “Hearn” McKnight as Mayor and Frank E. “Old Hoss” Hunter as Town Marshall.

1913-1916

• Payne & Payne opens in Center.

1921-1924

• The public square in Center was paved in 1924.

1925-1928

• Rotary Club formed in Center. • Shelby County Fair As sociation was formed. • Rio Theater opens.

1929-1932

• Boy Scouts form troop in Center. • Farmers State Bank building completed. • Isson Garrett of Shelby County has largest family in 1930– Texas 12th District census, 20 children.

Regulator-Moderator War was begun in 1840. Location: 1/2 mile northwest of Shelbyville on Highway 87. First Battle Charles W. Jackson, Charles W. Moorman, and Wyatt Norman led the Regulators. Edward Merchant and John M. Bradley led the Moderators. First battle was July 12, 1841. Location: 2 miles northwest of Shelbyville on Highway 87. Last Battle The last battle of the Regulator-Moderator War was held on August 14, 1844. There was heavy sacrifice of life and property before General James Smith and Texas troops secured peace. Location: 1 mile south of Shelbyville on Highway 87.

TENAHA First United Methodist Church This Methodist church was one of the first institutions established in Tenaha after its founding in 1886. The congregation was established by Methodists from the Woods Post Office and Ramah communities who had come to help develop a railhead town for the Houston East and West Texas Railroad. The members constructed their first sanctuary in 1890 during the pastorate of the Reverend W.L. Pate of the Woods circuit. Location: 105 E George Bowers Drive, 1 mile west of intersection of Hwy 59 and Hwy 84.

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Shelby County History 1937-1940

• New Center High School was built on Kennedy Street.

1949-1952

• Texan Tex Ritter writes the song “Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo, and Blair”.

1957-1960

• The old Center School on Nacogdoches Street demolished to build a modern facility.

1989-1998

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William Harrison Wall Homestead William Harrison Wall founded Tenaha by opening a store in 1885 with a relative, who helped Houston East and West Texas Railroads. In 1886, he and his wife, Nancy, built their home, a smaller copy of his old home in North Carolina. The family was sociable, and with the first piano in town, they had a “preacher’s room” for circuit riders. A son and friends originated a noted drill cadence “Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo and Blair.” W. H. Wall II ran a drugstore in Tenaha for 50 years. Three generations have occupied the house, which was remodeled in 1976. Location: 1 block south of intersection of Loop 157 and Hwy 59 in Tenaha. The

• Shelby County Courthouse chosen by the Texas Alliance Project. Restoration begins. • Renovations begin on Shelby County Museum.

1999-2000

• Restoration of Shelby County 1885 Courthouse completed and is open for visitors.

2009–2011

• William Carroll Crawford Chapter, DRT, opens First Ladies of Texas building on the Center square. • The John D. Windham Civic Center opens.

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Shelby County History

marker has been removed from the house.

TIMPSON Town Square In 1884, Houston businessman Paul Bremond (1810-1885)

and other investors began planning for a new railroad to connect Houston and Shreveport, Louisiana. Surveys soon began along the proposed route, and in 1885 the town of Timpson was founded, named for Paul C. Timpson, the railroad official who laid

out the town. The Houston East and West Texas Railroad was soon a reality and the first passenger train arrived in the new town on August 1, 1885. The first businesses in the new town were two stores, separated by a pine thicket, which would later be cleared for use as the town square. Within a year, the population had grown to 1000. Railroads continued their important role in Timpson until the 1940s, when development of state roads and highways decreased the use of rail shipments. Location: Highway 84 in downtown Timpson. First Baptist Church of Timpson Area Baptists had established a church at Buena Vista when

the railroad bypassed that community and founded Timpson in 1885. The Houston East and West Texas Railroad dedicated church sites for the new town in 1886, and the Baptists were given this land. Twenty members chartered First Baptist that year, with the Rev. W. F. Alford as pastor. Many families moved from Buena Vista to the new town, including that of Dr. J. B. Bussey, trustee of First Baptist. M.D. Blankenship and his family built a log house in Timpson and became leaders in the community and First Baptist Church. By 1939 the church listed 485 members. Musical traditions begun during the ’30s, including special cantatas at Christmas and Easter, have continued through the years. Since 1960, Center Fixture Operations has played on the team of the number

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Shelby County History

Location: 1 block north of Highway 59 at North Second and Timpson Streets. Historic Cemeteries Shelby County has many old cemeteries of historic significance, some of which have been designated by the Texas Historic Commission as Texas Historic Cemeteries. Some of the Shelby County Texas Historic Cemeteries dedicated are Truitt, Strong, Tennessee, Shady

Grove, Patroon, Price, Sample, King-Oates, Ramah, Buena Vista, Lone Cedar, McWilliams, Sholar, Corinth, John Buckley, Duncan, John May, Bounds-Estes, Pleasant Hill, Eddins-Anderson, Wimberly, Brookland and Mull. There are more cemeteries in Shelby County, which meet the qualifications for being designatied as historic. All that is needed is for a descendant or descendants to do the necessary research and application to the Texas Historical Commission to secure the historic designation for their family’s cemetery. Officers of the Shelby County Historic Commission for 2022-2013 are Colleen Doggett, Chairman; David Koonce, Vice-Chairman; Vickie Martin, Secretary; Sharon Ratcliff, Treasurer; and Reecie Stanley, Cemetery Marker Chairman.

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Shelby County History

Important notes in county history • Shelby County, one of the original counties of Texas was organized in 1837. It was named for Isaac Shelby, a Revolutionary soldier from Kentucky. • Shelbyville, created in 1824, was once called Nashville. Its name was changed to Shelbyville when it became the county seat. • Center, the area once called White Cottage, later became the county seat in 1866. • J.J.E. Gibson, a native of Ireland, built the Shelby County Courthouse in 1883-85. • The courthouse is today one of the five oldest courthouses in Texas of the original design. • The Shelby County court-

house is the only Irish castle style courthouse remaining in the United States. • Two Shelby County residents, Sydney O. Pennington and William Crawford, were signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Pennington is buried in Shelbyville. Crawford was a Methodist preacher, and is said to have held the first service in the Methodist Church at Shelbyville. • Jesse Amason gave 50 acres of land for the town of Center.

• The Regulator-Moderator War took place in Shelby County in 1840-44. • Sam Weaver surveyed Shelby County, and determined the center of the county. In 1869, Weaver surveyed the town of Center. • Richard Hooper, an early day surveyor and Congressman from Shelby County, was married to the niece of John Adams. • Center became an incorporated town in 1893. The first mayor of Center was Uncle Billie

Maund. • The first bottling works for soda water in Texas was in Timpson. • R.L. “Bob” Parker was considered the “Father of Center” because he upheld the state’s ruling about locating county seats and moved the records from Shelbyville to Center. • Coal was mined not far from the Center square in 1910. • Tobacco was once grown as a crop in Shelby County. • John Moosberg initiated the broiler industry in Shelby County. • Oil and gas exploration returned to Shelby County with discovery of the Haynesville Shale.

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City Officials City Council — from left: Randy Collard, Jerry Lathan, Howell Howard, David Chadwick, Leigh Porterfield, Joyce Johnson, and Terry Scull

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Average Rainfall: Seasonal Temperature: Dir. Prevailing Wind: Elevation:

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Recreation

Shelby County offers an array of great local parks and golf course for the public. Center City Park • Located off of Roughrider Drive in Center. • Great for hiking, walking, birdwatching, and picnics. • Features a large pavilion overlooking a small lake. • Includes a playground for children and walking trail. • Picnic areas and restrooms available to public. • Walking trail is a five mile scenic route that goes through local woods and shopping areas of Center, and ends at the historic downtown square city square. • Amazing area for family recreation. Center Mini-Park • Located off of Tenaha Street in Center behind city hall. • Under current expansion. • Including basketball and Tennis courts. • Large walking trail for public. • Includes new playground equipment, pavilions, bathrooms, and water splash pad for children. • Public restrooms and picnic areas available. • Great place for family recreation, hiking, bird-watching, and more.

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Toledo Bend Reservoir • Located only a short driving distance from Center • Largest man made body of water in Texas. • Located in Sabine National Forest with great scenic drive. • Great for fishing, hiking, bird-watching, picnics, camping, and swimming. • Home to an abundant array of wildlife and vegetation. • Offers picnic and camping areas for easy use. • Scenic area for family camping and day trips. Center Country Club and Golf Course • 3839 Highway 69 North – 936-598-5513 • Opened in 1956 • Has a course rating of 35.1 • Slope Rating of 121. • Open to public, with memberships available. • Features a 9 hole 72 par golf course featuring 3,209 yards of turf. • Course turf features Bermuda and Champion Ultra Dwarf grass and elevated greens. • Water hazards, sand bunkers, and deep roughs are included in course. • Includes a 12 tee driving range and clubhouse for guests.

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• Foundation of course built on bricks of old Panola County Courthouse. • Home to the East Texas Open Tournament in July of each year. • Visited by several professional golfers over the years, including Hal Sutton, Jerod Turner, and Bob Tway. • Hosts several events during the year for the public and members. • Thursday Scrambles – An evening of golf followed by a dinner from professional chef Joe Pro, starting at 5:30 p.m. • Happy Hour – Tuesday and Thursday evening drink and dinner specials for guests. • Sunday Buffet – Meals prepared by renowned cook Mrs. Lee, include several home cooked meats, vegetables, sides, deserts, and more from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Economic Development

The future looks bright in Center

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enter’s economy is a history of cycles and transitions. The first major industry was cotton, which gave way to timber, which evolved into poultry, and then manufacturing was introduced. Until recently, the local economy was primarily agriculture based. A transition began in 2007 with the introduction of activity from the energy industry. Center’s economy has remained strong

by having a favorable business ecosystem as evidenced by business expansions and relocations with more on the horizon. Center’s positive business environment comes from a combination of location factors and intentional decisions. Center enjoys some of the lowest electricity rates in the State of Texas with reliable service provided by AEP/SWEPCO. Shelby County is located in an

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air quality attainment area, and in a part of the state that pays lower property insurance premiums. Center’s utilities have the capability of producing abundant water to serve all of our customers. Markets are accessed by major state and federal highways within Shelby County. The community leadership is open to new businesses indicated by the Economic Development Corporation actively seeking ways to promote new ventures whether it is financial or technical assistance. Center’s tax structure places a relatively lower burden on residents and businesses. City staff also expedite the issuance of permits and plan reviews. This favorable business climate has provided fuel for the County’s two largest employers to expand. In 2011, Tyson Foods completed a multi-million dollar expansion of their Center processing plant. This project created an additional 200 jobs, bringing their total employment to 1,400. In 2014, Tyson planned yet another large investment for capital maintenance projects. The City was able to

help Portacool break ground on a new global headquarters and make major plant equipment purchases. This project means that Portacool is staying in Center and they will create additional jobs. Nacogdoches Medical saw a need in our market and built a state-of-theart ER facility. Center Motors relocated from the downtown square to Hurst Street in a heavy commercial corridor. In some form, the City of Center and the CEDC assisted each of these businesses to close the deal. Center’s economic future looks bright. The City and EDC continue to seek investors for commercial, residential, and industrial development. The return of the energy industry activity will create a wealth of opportunity for entrepreneurs and existing businesses. The Loop 500 extension, completed in 2015, will open hundreds of acres for new development and relieve traffic congestion inside the City. This is an exciting time to be a part of Center’s future and we are always seeking those wanting to partner in this developing story.

Economic Development

Center boasts the only factory for building of airplanes in the State of Texas. The States Aircraft Corporation of which J.B. Sanders is president builds the States monoplane and does every variety of airplane repair work. Mr. Sanders, becoming airminded, bought a Travelair monocoupe in 1933. It was piloted to Center from Chicago by “Buddy” Downs and landed in a muddy field. Upon trying to take off the muddy condition of the field caused the plane to take a nose dive and sustain con

siderable damage. Downs remained in Center until it was repaired. He mentioned to Mr. Sanders the fact that a fried, Adam Bialorski, was coming to Texas to establish a repair plant for airplanes. Sanders suggested Center as a location. Center was chosen and thus was born the States Aircraft Corporation. It now has a Government approved repair department and has built several planes for commercial use. Reprinted from the Champion, dated October, 1935.

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Education

Center ISD strives for academic excellence Center Independent School District (CISD) is a K-12 public education school system located in the heart of the Piney Woods of East Texas. Positioned at the geographical middle of Shelby County, Center is the county seat and home of the largest school district in the County. Center ISD is committed to preparing students for their future. Along with their award winning extracurricular programs, Center ISD provides enriching academic experiences. For example, Center High School offers a robust Career and Technical Education (CTE) program including small animal management/livestock produc-

tion, veterinary medical applications, horticulture science, welding, construction management, graphic design and illustration, accounting, hospitality and tourism, information technology, health science technology and forensic science. Additionally, Center High School provides and funds the tuition for dual-credit coursework, with a Panola College facility adjacent to it. CISD is rated a Conference 4A District in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) for academic and athletics completion and is home to the Roughriders. CISD has five campuses and approximately 2,800 students.

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Excelsior ISD prepares students well Excelsior ISD is located in the Aiken community. It offers classes for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. With its various educational programs, Excelsior prepares students for the journey ahead to high school. Walnut Grove School No. 47 was in existence in 1895 when there were more than 90 Shelby County school districts. It was later changed to Excelsior No. 47 and remains that today. R. Wheeler was one of the first trustees of this school and in 1910 the trustees were W.E. Chandler, J.M. Windham, and J.H. Beck. The teachers that year were Weldon Simp-

son Wheeler and Thomas Covington. Several of Excelsior ISD’s students are seen pictured at left. With its smaller class sizes, Excelsior teachers are able to give their students more individualized instruction, which can result in higher test scores. Students who graduate from Excelsior ISD in the eighth grade complete their education at either Martinsville ISD High School or Center High School.

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CITY OFFICIALS

Garbage Service: No Type of local government: Mayor/Council Acting Fire Chief: Craig Hendricks Assistant Fire Chief: Bob Vandrovec Assistant Evening Fire Chief: Craig Hendricks Treasurer: Reneta Jones Day Fire Captain: Gerald Huddleston Fire Captain: Ron Hendricks Fire Captain: Philip Scarborough Public Relations and Fundraising: J.E. “Yazoo” Thomas Treasurer: Renita Jones Swift Firemen: Tim Brown, Kenneth Jordan, Luke Hendricks, Prentice Hendricks, Seth Hendricks Number of pumpers/trucks: 5 Number of volunteer firemen: 12

Mayor: Larry Vaughn The Council meets second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at Huxley City Hall. The telephone number is 368-2266. Present Council members: Prentice Hendricks-Mayor Pro Tem, Larry Matthews, Bob Vandrovec, Craig Hendricks and Marsha Cooper. City Marshal: Billy Jack Corbell

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City Government Joaquin: a town for the people Joaquin is your average small town in East Texas. The people are very friendly and welcome all growth and newcomers to the town. Mayor Bill Baker is very pleased with the growth of the town and feels that Joaquin will continue to grow in the future, especially with the installation of the new bridge connecting Texas and Louisiana. Joaquin has a town council consisting of five members: Pat Gray, Joe Long, Ben Brittain, Lee Vern Stotts Gilliam and Mike Atkinson. The council meets on the third Monday of each month. Joaquin has no paid law enforcement, but Pct. 3 Constable

Billy Hearnsburger is always available in the area. Joaquin has the Shelby County Sheriff Sub-station. Joaquin has a population of 825. The water supply comes from a brand new Reverse Osmosis plant recently opened within the city limits. Joaquin has its own sewer department and a local contractor picks up the trash. Joaquin also has a fine Volunteer Fire Department, with Perry Pugh as Fire Chief. Joaquin’s Fire Marshall is Jeremy Boyett. Joaquin’s greatest attractions are the nearby Toledo Bend Reservoir and the Sabine National Forest, which lies just south of town. The attractive Toledo Bend

offers miles of lovely forested shores for exploring, boating, excellent fishing, and full recreational facilities. In addition, the Sabine Na-

tional Forest offers deer hunting in season. Within the forest is Boles Field, one of the few federally sanctioned resting places for famous foxhounds.

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Education JOAQUIN HIGH SCHOOL

Principal: Jimmy Jackson HS Receptionist: Carmen Belrose Girls Athletic Dir.: Steven McCann Boys Athletic Dir.: Wade Lawson Band Dir.: James Carpenter Telephone: (936) 269-3128

Joaquin I.S.D. educating for the future Joaquin is a well-respected school district and is a great school for the

kids. The teachers always put the students first and education is a top priority.

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Joaquin is classified as a 2A school. Phil Worsham is the Superintendent, Jimmy Jackson is the High School Principal and Wade Lawson is the Athletic Director. Enrollment currently is 701. JISD continues to expand their campus to meet the needs of an every growing community. With education coming first, Joaquin is always competitive in all sports. The boys compete in football, basketball, baseball, track, and tennis. The girls compete in cross-country, basketball, softball, track, tennis, powerlifting and golf. The Joaquin community is very supportive of its school and school events. On Friday nights when the lights are on, the stands are packed with proud Rams fans. The school is located on Highway 84. The baseball and softball parks are located on Highway 7, just west of Joaquin.

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

JH Principal: Terri Gray JH/HS Secretary: Joani Johnson Telephone: (936) 269-3127

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Elem. Principal: Sherry Scruggs Elem. Asst. Principal: Bert Coan Secretary: Shonda Prnka Telephone: (936) 269-3128

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City Government

Welcome to SHELBYVILLE, TEXAS

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helbyville is at the junction of Farm Road 417 and Hwy 87, seven miles southeast of Center in east central Shelby County. The area was settled in the 1820s by people who came from Tennessee. The community was originally called Nashville, and was the county seat of Shelby County. The Congress of the Republic of Texas changed its name to Shelbyville in 1837. Isaac Shelby was the hero of the American Revolution and governor of Kentucky. Shelbyville was where the Regulator-Moderator War started, and most of the major battles of the feud were fought in its vicinity. The town had a Republic of Texas post office established by 1843. In 1866, the county records were moved to the center of the county by night and hidden there. This led to a new county-seat designation that same year.

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Shelbyville History A long tradition of education

The earliest data available for Shelbyville School shows that there was a school in existence as early as 1868. At that time, Professor W. C. Huntington and his wife, Mary S. Huntington, had charge of the Shelbyville School. The school at that time may have been a prep-type school with boarders. Reportedly, a little building to the right of the Huntington home, known as “the library,” was where the teaching was accomplished. Mary Huntington continued the school after her husband died in 1884 until 1888. In about 1888, M. M. Dupre moved to East Texas from Sarepta, Miss. to assume the position of superintendent of schools in Shelbyville. According to some older Shelbyville residents, the school was located near the Shelbyville Methodist Church in a two-story building. Until 1903, the schools in Shelbyville were called common schools and were under the control of the Shelby County School Superintendent. In February of 1903, W. D. Ellington petitioned the commissioner’s court for an election to establish a free school and an independent school district. The election, held in March of 1903, carried in favor of the independent school. In June 1903, Shelbyville Independent School District was officially established. At that time, W. C. Hurst was superintendent of the school. The school buildings have undergone many changes through the years. In 1924, the school was known as the “Little White Schoolhouse” and was located near the Shelbyville Methodist Church. In 1927, the land across the road was purchased and the school moved to its current location. Frank Pigg built the original brick high school building in 1927. In the late 1930s, the W. P. A. built the Rock Building and the old wooden gym, which burned in 1971. In 1954, the section of the school plant known as the “Haley Building” was built and later dedicated in memory of Reeves Haley who had taught and served as superintendent of schools for many years. In 1965, the issue of segregation brought a turning point when parents of black and white children were given the right to choose which school to attend. This was first granted to elementary students, and five black elementary students enrolled at Shelbyville. In 1966, freedom of choice was extended to both elementary and high school students, and six black students attended Shelbyville that year. Then, in the fall of 1970, total integration was implemented when the entire East Liberty School began to attending school at the Shelbyville campus. To accommodate this integration,

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Shelbyville History

the old, red brick high school was torn down and new classrooms were built. Shelbyville has continued to change over the years. In 1971, the East Liberty gym was relocated to the Shelbyville campus to replace the old wooden gymnasium.

Sometime between 1986 and 1987 the field house/small gym was added. In 1988, the cafetorium and football stadium were completed. The S. W. Carter Elementary building was opened for classes early in 1989. In 1992, middle school students

found a new home in a single building located between the elementary school and football stadium. The Haley building was removed in 1995 and the high school wing built in 1971 was encompassed by a new high school that was completed in 1996. Since then, SISD has completed a renovated cafetorium and stage, a new gymnasium, baseball/ softball fields, a new prekindergarten/Kindergarten building, new science facilities/labs at the Middle School and High School, and a new practice gym.

Shelbyville ISD continues to expand and grow for the future The District features a top Sweepstakes State recognized band for the past 6 years. UIL Academics has produced multiple District Championships and individual Champions. The district has highly successful athletic programs with 2 state champions in powerlifting in 2015 and a state champion 4x400 relay in girls track for 2014 & 2015. Shelbyville ISD strives to achieve success in athletics, academics and music.

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School Board Members Etola Jones, Mark Bohannon, Joey Lawson, Joe T. Schillings, Duane Lout, Kelly Parker, Tim Bradshaw, Chris Koltonski Administration Superintendent: Dr. Ray West Assistant Superintendent: Jill Baty Telephone: 936-598-2641 Shelbyville High School Principal: Mario Osby Secretary: Teresa Johnson Telephone: 936-598-7323

Shelbyville Middle School Principal: Thomas Swearengen Secretary: Lisa Eaves Telephone: 936-598-5146 S.W. Carter Elementary School Principal: Michael Furlow Secretary: Evelyn Foster Telephone: 936-598-7363 District Classification: 2A

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City Government

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CITY OFFICIALS Mayor: Carl W. Jernigan City Secretar y: Sheryl R. Clark Municipal Judge: Jenny Hicks City Marshal: Jimmy Wagstaff Volunteer Fire Chief: Mitch Menefee City Council Members: Aaron Roland, Ronald Samford, Vickie Jernigan, Robert Barton, Mike Ogden, Joe Anderson, and David Fallin Precinct 4 Constable: Jake Metcalf

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Education

TENAHA ISD SCHOOL OFFICIALS Supt: Telephone: Secretary:

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Welcome

Welcome to TIMPSON, TEXAS

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impson is located in the northwest corner of Shelby County, six miles east of Nacogdoches County and six miles south of Panola County. Timpson is twenty-five miles west of the Sabine River, which is the state line and thirty-one miles north of Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas. The town takes its name from a son-in-law of one of the heavy railroad stockholders, a Mr. Timpson, who lived in New York. Like all railroad towns, Timpson was laid out

with the railroad, not north and south like most towns are. Therefore, the streets run at an angle of 43 degrees ‘off.’ The railroad surveyor for this section was named Charlie Noblet. After laying out the railroad, he surveyed the town. He made it one-mile square then divided it into ordinary lots and blocks and named the streets. Traveling the streets of Timpson, you will find Jacob and Bremond, and streets named after residents are Todd and McLaughlin. The town site was located in an old-time field,

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Timpson Area Chamber Of Commerce brings you events and supports our businesses throughout the year. It’s our belief that it takes all of our community, working together, to make our town a better place to live, work, worship and educate our youth, while giving families a great place to grow and live.

President Paul Smith, Vice President Keith Brownlow, Directors: Marilyn Corder, Mike Thrift, & Jerry Wood

Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce meets on the 3rd Thursday each month at the Timpson Public Library. The members and officers enjoy the opportunity to welcome new businesses and members to the organization.

CITY OF TIMPSON

POPULATION 1155 • ESTABLISHED 1885 The City Council meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday and is the governing body of the City. The City is proud to be able to work with the Timpson Economic Development Corporation to create opportunities for our city’s economic growth through projects that enhance our downtown area, our parks, our streets and sidewalks, and our businesses. Sheri Strahan singing the National Athem. Timpson Economic Development Officers include Vernett Richardson, Mike Thrift, Yvonne Ramsey, Larry Burns, Stacy Pledger, Don Burrows, Sr. and Debra Smith.

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City of Timpson

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

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City Government and the present modern paved streets cover an old cornfield. Timpson is probably most known for its mention in the old Tex Ritter hit, “Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo, and Blair.” According to Timpson resident Mr. George Green, in the Timpson Area History Book, dice players took up the chant, and World War I soldiers spread it far and wide. Whether you are travelling Hwy 84, Hwy 87 or Hwy 59 you stand a good chance of passing through Timpson. The good folks of Timpson will always make you feel welcome, so stop in and check out the parks, nearby lakes or one of the local diners. Major businesses include two local sawmills, Cobb Hatchery and of course Timp-

son High School, the home of the fighting Timpson Bears and renowned marching band. The Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the City holds the annual Frontier Days on the first weekend of July. People from near and far enjoy the parade, the many activities there are to participate in and, of course, the street dance. In 2015, the local paper added the announcement of the Cowboy of the Year to the festivities. Timpson and other surrounding towns paid tribute to their “outstanding cowboys” which hopefully will be an annual tradition. Soso Park, Lake Murvaul and Timpson Lake are just a few attractions that the City has to offer.

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Mayor: Debra Pate Smith Municpal Judge: James L. Bogue Municipal Clerk: Paula Mullins City Secretary: Leslie Leathers Utility Billing Secretary: Charlotte Broadway The Council meets the third Tuesday of each month. The telephone number is (936) 254-2421. Council members: Yvonne Ramsey, Kyle Allen, Al Skinner, George Grace, and Janelle Baker.

Timpson VFD Officers for 2016-17 Fire Chief: Patrick Hendrick Asst. Chief: Frank Chimney Secretary: Talitha Green Treasurer: Pete Andrews Training Officer: Nathan Ramsey Asst. Training Officer: Gregory Hailey Police Department Chief of Police: Kent Graham Police Officers: Michelle Ashcroft

TIMPSON COMMUNITY CLIMATE Average annual temp.: 65 degrees

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Mayor Debra Smith (left) is the first elected woman mayor of Timpson, and in Shelby County. Timpson was incorporated Nov. 18, 1890 and is located in Western Shelby County at the apex of U.S. Hwy 59 and State Highway 87 North and 84 West. The city of Timpson became renowned in a country western song “Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo and Blair,” written by Tex Ritter. Timpson has an active council and a progressive

Chamber of Commerce that sponsors several community events such as the annual Frontier Days on the first weekend in July, and the occasional movie on the square. The city has its own police department, a volunteer ambulance service and a volunteer fire department. Mayor Smith is working with the citizens of Timpson to make the city an even greater place to live. The city also two parks that have recently updated playgrounds.

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Education

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TIMPSON HIGH SCHOOL Principal: Ronald Lindgren Telephone: (936) 558-4201

TIMPSON MIDDLE SCHOOL Principal: Calvin Smith, Jr. Telephone: (936) 558-4301

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Telephone: (936) 558I-4401 Timpson HS/MS Asst. Prin: Betty Ivins

ADMINISTRATION Superintendent: Mid Johnson Assistant Supt.: Mary Lynn Tinkle Telephone: (936) 254-2463

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS George Duke, Derek Pierce, Joyce Wolfe, Stephen Burgay, Carlos Johnson, Dannie Hunt, and Jim Radar

DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION: 2A

Education Timpson I.S.D. ‘marks a milestone’

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i mpson ISD students, staff and board of trustees broke ground for the new construction and improvements in the district made possible by the passage of the bond election. Superintendent Dr. Mid Johnson said in his remarks:  “Today marks a milestone and a new beginning for our school district.  Our vision, with God’s blessings, is to become the best school district in the State of Texas. Therefore, we are set to construct a new state of the art Collegiate and Career Center and event center. The primary construction will consist of a 55,000 square foot facility that includes a Collegiate Center, Event Center, and Agriculture Science Facility.  “The spot on which shovels are placed marks the far end of the new facility which will span to where the field house is located now or at least partially located now.  In this new facility, students will be offered the chance to gain many college and career hours as they prepare for a successful career.  They will have the chance to earn associates degrees, college hours, and certificates preparing them for a greater chance of success in college or for the workplace. “To our knowledge, this type of facility is a new conceptual model that demonstrates a passion toward preparing students for their

futures.  We are very proud that our community wishes to invest so freely into the lives of children and we hope this is the beginning of something great that will endure the test of time and make these children’s lives richer.  In other projects across the campus, we are renovating and expanding the current band hall, building a new softball field and complex, building a new playground, a new bus barn facility and are updating and renovating other parts of the entire campus.  As we look into the future, let us learn from where we have been and seek vigorously where we are going.  Let us never forget that the path to greatness is filled with hard work and will never really end but will reap rewards of greatness for our future community and children.”

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Church Directory APOSTOLIC ABUNDANT LIFE APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL: P.O. Box 127, Rev. James H. Stephenson, 598-6609. APOSTOLIC REVIVAL TABERNACLE U.P.C.: Hwy. 96 N., Dathan Triplett, Pastor., 598-7156. MT. ZION APOSTOLIC: Mt. Gillion Community on Timpson Hwy; Minister Kevin Dones, 248-2133 ASSEMBLY OF GOD NEW LIFE CHURCH: 718 Hurst St., Steve Noble, Min., 598-3286. BAPTIST ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH: 1645 F.M. 2608, Center, Pastor Bro. Johnny Lewis. BENNETT CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Shelbyville - W. C. Martin, Min., 368-7195, 368-2412. BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Rt 1 Box 54, Joaquin, Joe Innerarity, Pastor, 903-746-6161. Blount Chapel: Airport Rd. Center, Charles Pier, Pastor, 598-5362. BRIGHT MORNING STAR MISSIONARY BAPTIST: 622 M.L.K. Dr., Luaan Tatum, Min., 598-4560. CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH (IND): 1005 Logansport St., Center, TX - Danny Dodson, Pastor, 598-3642, 598-2815. CLEVER CREEK BAPTIST: Clever Creek Comm., FM 417 W, Bro. Jerry Hopkins, Pastor 598-6626. CORINTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST: 3763 FM 1970 N., Timpson, Carroll Jones, pastor, 254-2229 EAST HAMILTON BAPTIST: East Hamilton Comm., Rev. Alvin Brinson, 368-2255. EAST HAMILTON BAPTIST: 7325 FM 2261, East Hamilton Community, Bro. Larry Chandler, Pastor, 275-0800. EAST LIBERTY MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Off FM 139W, Pastor Bro. Curtis Archie, 598-9831. EPHESUS BAPTIST: Hwy. 87 S, Shelbyville, Ronnie Wheeler, Pastor. FELLOWSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH:  Joaquin, Bro. J.C. Lewis, Pastor, 269-3132. FIRST BAPTIST CENTER: 117 Cora, Center, Bro. Bobbie Bressman Pastor, 598-5605. FIRST BAPTIST HASLAM, Joaquin, Jody Hooper, Pastor, 269-3587. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Joaquin Paul Silvey, pastor, 269-3954. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SHELBYVILLE: HWY. 87S, Top of Hill - Shelbyville, Rob Merriman, Pastor, 598-7348. FIRST BAPTIST OF TENAHA: 155 S. George Bowers Dr., Tenaha, John Whitworth, Pastor, 248-3206. FIRST BAPTIST OF TIMPSON: 312 N. Second St., Timpson, Josh Walters, Pastor, 254-2220. FIRST BAPTIST OF LOGANSPORT: 1009 Gum St. Logansport, LA. Bro. Timothy Roberson, Pastor, 318-697-4481. GATES CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH: 1217 W 2310, Shelbyville, Frank Cooper, Pastor, 936-269-4263 HAWTHORNE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: FM 1279, Shelbyville, Mike Oliver, Pastor, 598-4478

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH: Hwy. 87 at Loop 500 – Roy Davis, Pastor. 598-8098. HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH: 901 Southview Circle - Gordon Vaughn, Pastor 598-2704. JACKSON MISSIONARY: Joaquin, TX. David Long, Pastor. 269-3370. LOGANSPORT MISSIONARY BAPTIST: P.0. 282 Joaquin, 1 block past railroad in Logansport - Joe Walker, Pastor, 590-0836. LONE CEDAR MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: CR 3082, Joaquin, Hiram Melton, Pastor, 248-2163. LONE STAR BAPTIST: Bro. Terry Goodnight, Pastor, Shelbyville Hwy. 87, 5985396. LYDIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Huxley, FM 139 Bro. Michael McArthur, 368-2462. Messiah Baptist Church: 106 PR 408, Timpson, Pastor T.W. (Jack) Forbis, 254-3702. MT. Calvary Full Gospel BAPTIST Church: 417 E. off Hwy. 87 S., Shelbyville, Pastor, Don Windham, (936) 591-0238. MT. GILLION BAPTIST: Hwy. 87 West of Center R. L. Cotton, Min., 598-5260. MT. OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST: FM 2667 Timpson, Rev. C. Johnson, 254-8114. NEUVILLE BAPTIST: Neuville Community, Pastor Larry Byrd OAKLAND MISSIONARY BAPTIST:  26516 FM 139, Shelbyville. OLD SALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST: 8612 FM 711, FM 711 to CR 1297, Center, Pastor Glynn Bragg, 936-598-5069 PINE RIDGE MISSIONARY BAPTIST: 2657 CR 3000, Joaquin, Pastor Mark Woolf, 2694429. PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST: Hwy. 96 N., Center, Rev. Brandon Owens Sr., 591-0318. PLEASANT HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Huxley, Bro. Bobby Warr, 3682641. PROVIDENCE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Center, CR 1265, off FM 711, Donald Moore, Pastor, 936-591-2551. RAMAH MISSIONARY BAPTIST: 84 E., Tenaha, Keith Keele, Pastor, (409) 248-6432. SMYRNA MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Huxley, Bro. Jeremy Blackburn, Pastor, 368-2458. SPANN’S CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST: CR 1015 @ Hwy 96 & CR 1021, Center; Donald Noble, Pastor. ST. JOHN BAPTIST: Africa Rd., Eddie Land, Min., 598-4769. ST. PAUL’S MISSIONARY: Hopkins St., Pastor Freddie Wilson, 598-2340. WALLACE CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH: 109 S. Marcus St., Timpson, Rev. Derrick Rhodes, 254-4262. WEST HAMILTON MISSIONARY BAPTIST: CR 2799, Shelbyville, Bro. Mike Fodge, Pastor WHITE ROCK MISSIONARY BAPTIST: One mile W. of Aiken, 598-7729, Greg Sutis, Pastor. CATHOLIC ST. TIMOTHY’S ANGLICAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL: 1146 Patroon Rd., San Augustine, Rev. D. Presley Hutchens, 409-275-9453 ST. THERESE CATHOLIC: Upper Arcadia Rd., Pastor: Father Jose Luis Vadarte, 5988458.

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St. Mary of the Epiphany Catholic Mission: 3072 US Hwy 59S, Timpson., Pastor: Father Jose Luis Vadarte, 598-8458. CHRISTIAN CENTER CHRISTIAN: Timpson Hwy, Sam Wheeler, Pastor, 598-2645. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, DISCIPLES OF CHRIST: 124 Cora, Aubie McSwain, Pastor, 598-3512. FIRST CHRISTIAN, TIMPSON: Rex Humphreys, Min., 254-3389. WOODLAND CHRISTIAN: Timpson, TX, Jon Forrest, Min., 254-2756. CHURCH OF CHRIST CHURCH OF CHRIST: 110 Hurst St., Tim Perkins, Min., 598-2945. JAMES CHURCH OF CHRIST: James Comm., 598-3081. CHURCH OF CHRIST: 3216 Loop 500 E., Center, Larry Howard, Min., 598-9915. MARTINSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST: Hwy 95 behind school, William Eddins, Pastor, 598-4423. PALESTINE CHURCH OF CHRIST: Palestine Comm., Shelbyville, Mike Gibson, preacher, 598-4016. MT. PLEASANT CHURCH OF CHRIST: So. Jericho - H. B. Bounds, Min., 598-4553. NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST: Tenaha Hwy. - George Parsley, Min., 590-8452. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST CLAYTON TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST: Blue Bell Rd., Timpson, Elder marvin Jackson I,. 936-254-9898 LILLY OF THE VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST: Greer St. - C. Williams, Min., 598-9989. EPISCOPAL ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL: 1063 Southview Circle (Hwy 96S), 598-4101. FULL GOSPEL CENTER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Tenaha Hwy., Don C. Murphree, Min., 5987781. HOUSE OF REFUGE MINISTRIES: 210 Church St., Center, Bishop William E. Nash, 591-8941 IGLESIA CENTRO CRISTIANO CRISTIANO: Hwy 96N., Pedro Carbajal, Min. METHODIST CAMPTI METHODIST: Off FM 414, Campti Community, 598-2062, Bro. Ozay Ford, 5983773. FIRST UNITED METHODIST: Timpson, Matt Cecil, Pastor. FIRST UNITED METHODIST: 211 Porter, Center, 598-2707, Rev. Karen Jones. First United Methodist: Tenaha, Pastor Matt Cecil, 634-2246. First United Methodist: Falkville Road, Joaquin, Rev. Robert Ortego, 269-3661. NEW HOPE CONGREGATION: 893 CR 1396, Center, Tx., Rev. Donald Weatherly, 598-9253. Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church: 921 M.L.K. Dr., Pastor Valencia Edner. SHELBYVILLE AND SHORT UNITED

METHODIST CHURCHES: 252 FM 417 W., Rev. Ryan Stratton, 598-7388 ST. MARK’S METHODIST: Hurst St. at Arcadia, Pastor O. Ford, 598-3773. PAXTON UNITED METHODIST: Hwy 84, Pastor Randy Smith, 269-3661. (Hispanic Service), Pastor Carmelo Dominguez. OLD SHADY GROVE METHODIST CHURCH: Timpson, Hwy., Pastor W. T. Permenter, 598-4704. NAZARENE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE: Hurst St., Rev. James Higginbotham, 598-3785. PENTECOSTAL CAMPTI PENTECOSTAL: FM 414, James Goodwyn, Min., 598-3950; 598-6282. FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF JOAQUIN: Hwy. 7, Rev. Clark Bynum, 2694245. FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST: Folsom Chapel Rd., M.D. Lamon, Min., 598-4276. NEW JERUSELUM PENTECOSTAL HEALING & DELIVERY MINISTRY: 607 Greer St., Center, Pastor Eva Johnson, 5986175. TRIUMPH FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH: New Harmony, Huxley, Bishop Roosevelt Swindle, 368-2938. SARDIS PENTECOSTAL CHURCH: FM 414, Pastor Todd Jenkins, 598-4628, Parsonage 591-9979. TIMPSON UNITED PENTECOSTAL: Timpson - Pastor Rev. Shane Clifton 254-9119. FIRST UNITED PENTECOSTAL: 1229 Southview Circle, San Augustine Hwy., 5983646, Pastor Bro. Andy Wilson. PRESBYTERIAN TENNESSEE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Timpson, Pastor Robert Adamson. MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN: 205 E. Livingston, San Augustine, 275-2546. NON-DENOMINATIONAL CENTER BIBLE FELLOWSHIP: 925 Tenaha St., Center, Bro. Ron Luman, Pastor, 936615-1874 FULL GOSPEL LIGHTHOUSE: 6932 State Hwy 147, Pastor Carolyn Odom, 598-4264 MCCLELLAND CHURCH: CR 465, Center, Pastor Chris Collins, 598-4977. WORD OF FAITH OUTREACH CENTER: Joaquin, Chris Welch, Pastor, 269-4133. LIGHTHOUSE: Loop 157, Tenaha, TX – A. G. Odom, Pastor, 409/248-3594. THE CALLED OUT CHURCH: 270 North Hwy 96 E., P.O. Box 1324, Center, Pastor, Earl Chessher, Sr., 598-2333. TOLEDO BEND COWBOY CHURCH: FM 3172, Huxley, Pastor Jeff Spring, 368-7252 VICTORY BIBLE CHURCH: 305 Timpson St. Daryl McSwain, Pastor, 598-8997. INTERDENOMINATIONAL NSPIRATIONAL TEMPLE CHRISTIAN CRUSADE Centre: 357 Jacob St., Timpson, Apostle Clifton Mergerson, 936-254-9295. ST. MARK CME: Strong Community, Shelbyville, Rev. Larry Jackson, 598-7650

Chamber Members

1st National Bank of Hughes Springs 210 Main St., Tenaha, Texas 75974 (936) 248-3991

Aiken Fireworks/Aiken Tan & Tone 706 Southview Circle, Center, TX 75935 (936) 590-2338

4 C Electrical Services 1595 Southview Circle, Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-9889

Alexander, Lankford & Hiers 204 CR 1039, Center, TX 75935 (936) 632-7771

936 CrossFit 139 Catco, Center, TX 75935 (936) 332-1415 A

All God’s Creatures 204 CR 1039, Center, TX 75935 (936) 590-4619

TX 75935 (936) 598-3296

71049 (318) 697-5360

Austin Bank 352 Jacob St. Timpson, Texas 75975 (936) 254-2494

Bird & Crawford Forestry 2557 State Highway 7 East Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3053

Austin Finance 854 Hurst St. Ste. 110 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6501

BMW Golf Repair 3601 US 96 N Tenaha, Texas 75974 (936) 590-1364

Automatic Gas Co of Tenaha 148 Wall St. Tenaha, Texas 79574 (936) 598-4449

Bob’s Pawn & Gun Shop 417 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-9014

A-1 Smith Portable Toilets 313-A FM 3478, Huntsville, Texas 77320 (936) 291-3526

All Hours Fitness 122 Austin Street, Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-7400

Automotive Collision Specialist 548 Hwy 7 E Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3210

Boles Enterprises P.O. Box 1169 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6346

AA Storage 1400 Tenaha St., Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6370

ALLCOM AT&T 854 Hurst St. Ste. 100, Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2226

Axley & Rode LLP P.O. Box 1388 Lufkin, Texas 75902 (936) 634-6621

Boles Feed Company, Inc. 101 Porter Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3061

Accolade Hospice 2708 N. University, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 (936) 568-0709

America’s Best Value Inn 1005 Hurst Street, Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3384

ACE EMS 704 Southview Circle, Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-9990

American Cancer Society 212 Gene Samford Dr. Lufkin, Texas 75904 (936) 634-2940

Ace Hardware of East Texas 5438 Loop 500 E, Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2734

American Grill (936) 591-8322 246 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935

Adams Barber Shop 424 Hwy 96 North, Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-8448 AEP/SWEPCO 1221 Karnes Road, Longview, Texas 75604 (903) 234-7352 Affinity Hospice 1400 Tenaha Street Suite C, Center, TX 75935 (936) 590-0121 Agriculture This Morning 129 CR 3765, Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-8533



American Red Cross 504 West Frank Ave. Lufkin, Texas 75904 (936) 634-6013 America’s Best Value Inn 1005 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3384 Angelina College PAC 3500 South First St. Lufkin, Texas 75902-1768 (936) 633-5432 Annette Tamplin P.O. Box 223 Shelbyville, TX 75973 (936) 269-9490 Aurora Concepts, LLC 233 Hurst Street, Suite B Center,

B B&S A/C and Heating 2061 CR 4020 Timpson, TX 75975 (936) 332-2146 Back Country Furniture Designs 401 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-7467 Baldwin Tree Service 490 CR 3148 Center, TX 75935 (936) 590-1881 BBQ Joint 500 Cora St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-8827 Best Western Plus Classic Inn & Suites 210 Moffett Dr. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-0002 Bethany Home Health 1515 West Panola Street Carthage, TX 75633 (903) 690-9669 Better Business Bureau P.O. Box 6652 Tyler, Texas 75711 (800) 443-0131

Boom Boom Photo Booth 1192 Hwy 7 E Center, Texas 75935 (936) 657-4848 Borders Poultry Supply, Inc. 595 State Hwy 87 South Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6297 Bounds AV, Inc. One West Austin Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-1875 Bounds Insurance One West Austin Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2421 Bradshaw Construction 343 CR 2650 Shelbyville, TX 75973 (936) 368-2629 Brookshire Bros. 105 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-7656 Bryant Insurance 318 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3331

Big Zach’s Place 223 Main Street Logansport, LA

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Burke Center 2001 South Medford Dr. Lufkin, Texas 75901 (936) 676-1225 C Center Welding 1088 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3131 Center’s Best Donuts 1026 Shelbyville Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-9274 Center Christian Academy 2398 Hwy 87 North Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-7156 Citizens Bank-Center Branch 140 Austin St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-8541 Center Livestock Auction Hwy 87 North Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4395 Center Health & Harmony 811 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4987 Center Broadcasting / KDET, KQBB, KQSI Radio 307 San Augustine Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3304 Cellular One 645 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-9292 Chaps Bar-B-Q 886 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4404 CM Foster Holdings, LLC 620 State Hwy 87 N Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-1444 Coordinating & Development Corporation 5210 Hollywood Ave. Shreveport, LA 71133-7005 (318) 632-2022 Center ISD 107 PR 605 Center, Texas 75935

Chamber Members

(936) 598-5642

Chrisco Bragg Plumbing Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-2696

Countryside RV Park 5218 State Hwy 7 E Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-4288

3365 Sligo Rd. Haughton, LA 71037 (318) 674-7208

Custom Threads 204 B Houston Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 332-8485

Children’s Defense Fund Texas 5410 Bellaire Blvd, Suite 2013 Bellaire, TX 77401 (713) 664-4080

Century 21 Action Team 1400 Tenaha St., Ste. A Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6157

Chicken Express 323 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-9100

CenterPoint Energy / Entex P.O. Box 153724 Lufkin, Texas 75915 (800) 259-5544

Cataract, Glaucoma & Retina Consultants of East Texas 3302 N.E. Stallings Dr Nacogdoches, TX 75965 (936) 564-3600

Cecil’s Wheels 158 SH 7 E Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-0448

Cricket Wireless 807 Hurst Street Suite A Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-9968

Classic Nails 1009 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4715

Celebrations Events & Travel 1649 CR 1092 Center, TX 75935 (888) 394-0117

Cobb-Vantress-Timberlake Farm 4599 Hwy 84 W Timpson, TX 75975 (936) 254-2970

Center Floral & Gifts 333 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2413 City of Joaquin 104-B Water St. Joaquin, Texas 75954 (936) 269-3021

Charles and Barbara Mitchell 310 East Main St. San Augustine, Texas 75972 (936) 275-5414 Center Motor Company 825 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3361 Center RV 220 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-8383 City of Timpson 456 Jacob St. Timpson, Texas 75975 (936) 254-2421 Cline Family Medicine 630 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 657-1944 CASA of Deep East Texas 131 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-9553 Cornerstone Construction 13089 St. Hwy 7 E Joaquin, Texas 75954 (936) 269-9999

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Center Chiropractic 201 San Augustine Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5200 Center Tire Company 880 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4253 Children’s Dental Center 128 Nacogdoches St. Center, TX 75935 (936) 427-9070 Chief Imaging 614 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2976 Center Glass 1414 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-9190 Covington Lumber & Construction Co. 1595 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2907 Chesapeake Energy Corporation

C. Scott Massey, CPA, LLC 45 Porter Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-9330 Center Country Club Pro Shop 3839 Hwy 96 N Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-5513 City of Center 617 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 936) 598-2941 D Dance Furniture & Appliance 108 Selma Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3351 Doggie Day Spa 518 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-9411 Dr. Florencio Singson, MD 602 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2933 DB Metal Art 780 CR 1140 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-7859 Doches Credit Union 792 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2330 David’s Auto & Diesel Repair 302 Cora Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-3139 Dawn Hutchins- Plexus Ambassador 1066 CR 3177 Joaquin, TX 75954 (936) 332-1861

Chamber Members

Dr. Kyle Coffin 514 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6181

Duran Pools & Spas 8724 Hwy 259 Nacogdoches, TX 75965 (936) 564-4461

Donny Fountain Construction Co. Inc 1385 Hwy 87 N Center, TX 75935 (936) 554-2262

Denim and Lace Boutique Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-2215

Damey’s Nursery & Lawn Care 1129 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 590-1883 Dr. Debrah J. Worsham, DDS 215 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2626 Dr. Jerry Hopkins P.O. Box 1923 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6626 Dazzle Me Pink & Blue 111 Logansport Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2446 Dependable Arms 1991 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3509 Daily Bakery & Tortilleria 812 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 427-5078 Deep East Texas Electric Co-Op P.O. Box 736 San Augustine, Texas 75972 (936) 275-2314 Dr. Daniel Weaver, DDS., MS, Orthodontist 1520 E Starr Avenue Nacogdoches, TX 75961 (936) 564-9320 Dairy Queen 401 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5207 Drewery Construction Co., Inc. 902 SE Stallings Drive Nacogdoches, Texas 75964 (936) 560-1534



Darrell’s Bar-B-Que, L.L.C. 520 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-9266 Don Wheeler, Attorney 101 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2925 E East Texas Towing & Storage 302 Cora Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-3139 Estetica Gela Beauty Salon & Spa 207 W. Austin Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 590-9803 Executive Inn & Suites 12449 US Hwy 84 E Joaquin, Texas 75954 (936) 269-9100 East Texas Press 181 CR 4763 Timpson, Texas 75975 (936) 254-3618

(936) 520-0838

(903) 693-6525

East Texas Home Health 708 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-9550

First Financial Bank 1602 East Starr Ave Ste 104 Nacogdoches, TX 75961 (936) 560-1774

Edward Jones & Co. 832 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5011

Focused Care of Center 501 Timpson St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2483

Elliott & Waldron/Shelby County Title, Inc. 413 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2971 East Texas Poultry Supply 1592 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2445 Endless Possibilities 892 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-0500 East Texas Awards & Engraving 118 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-8231 Edward Jones 403 Nacogdoches St. Ste. 400 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2253 F

E-Z Auto 761 Railroad Avenue Timpson, TX 75975 (936) 254-9540

First United Pentecostal Church 1229 Southview Circle Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-3646

East Texas Carpets 1115 N. University Dr. Nacogdoches, TX 75961 (936) 564-6742

Few Ready Mix Concrete 2692 Loop 500 East Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5547

Elite Hair Design 125 Foster Drive Center, TX 75935 936-598-7633

Factory Connection, LLC 123 Austin St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4535

East Texas Asphalt Co. 2141 Loop 500 East Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5828

Fairchild, Price, Haley & Smith, LLP 413 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2981

Eagle Nest Hidden Lake Resort 19299 US Hwy 59 N Garrison, TX 75946

Foley Rentals 2178 SE Loop 59 Carthage, Texas 75633

First Bank & Trust 421 El Camino Crossing San Augustine, TX 75972 (936) 275-3111 Farmers State Bank 115 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3311 G Grace Manor 325 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3611 Goodwill of East Texas 1233 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-8014 Geenie’s Bar-B-Que 4111 Hwy 87 N Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4366 G & G Lock & Safe 916 Park Street Nacogdoches, TX 75961 (936) 564-1893 Gibson Energy 1524 Shelbyville St. Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-8598 Gotcha Covered Boutique 106 S. Broadway St. San Augustine, TX 75972 (936) 591-2030 Gatherings 110 Austin St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6244 Gonzalez Repair Shop 111 CR 2030 Center, TX 75935 (936) 332-6113

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Gary Rholes, County Attorney 518 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5604 General Shelters of Texas, Ltd. Hwy 87 N Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3389 Georgia Poultry Equipment Company 2308 SE Stallings Drive Nacogdoches, TX 75961 (936) 569-8770 Granny B’s Sno-Cones Center, TX 75935 (936) 488-2863 Golden Eye Clinic 702 Louisiana St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-8501 Gaddy Medical Equipment and Supplies 300 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-4464 H Heritage Land Bank 2519 N. Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, Texas 75964 (936) 564-8271 Hidden Creek Ranch 1111 Shelbyille St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5707 Halo Branded Solutions 207 Cecilia Ct College Station, Texas 77845 (903) 693-2344 Hampton Inn & Suites 141 Express Blvd. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4447 Heartsway Hospice of Northeast Texas 437 W. Panola Carthage, Texas 75633 (903) 690-9924 Hometown Tackle & Marine LLC 1694 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6500

Chamber Members

Hope Medical 157 Wall St. Tenaha, Texas 75974 (936) 248-4673

Huxley Bay Marina 13200 FM 2694 Shelbyville, Texas 75973 (936) 368-2494 Hicks Mortuary 804 MLK Dr. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3865 Holiday Inn Express 143 Express Blvd. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-8101 Hallmark Center Fixture Operations 1010 Logansport St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-1250 Hardy’s Machine & Welding, Inc. 600 Railroad Ave. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4382 Hawkeye Hunting Club Hwy 87 S Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-1000 Heart Strings 102 S Broadway San Augustine, TX 75972 (936) 275-3484 Hot Headz Hair Studio 201 Austin St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-4545 H & S Discount Foods 705 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3583 Holiday Nursing Center 280 Moffett Dr. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3371 Heart Institute of East Texas 233 Hurst St., Suite B Center, Texas 75935 (936) 635-2334 Hughes Veterinary Clinic 664 State Hwy 7 E Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2120

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Heart to Heart Hospice 209 Christie Street Lufkin, TX 75904 (936) 699-6001 Hines, Squyres & Associates, LLC P.O. Box 2188 Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 352-6458 H & R Block 203 West Austin Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4128 Hughes Florist & Gifts 321 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-9949 Hospice of East Texas 1012 North St. Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 (936) 560-9277 Hinckley Orthodontics 808 N University Drive Nacogdoches, TX 75961 (936) 564-1218 I Ihlo Sales & Import 406 Payne St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2491 Ivan Smith Furniture 213 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2911 I’m So Fancy Boutique 1110 Tenaha St., Suite 3 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 572-3292 Isch Plumbing Co., LLC 506 CR 2010 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3394 Intelligent Computer Concepts (936) 591-8112 Impressions Advertising Specialties 1105 CR 4314 Tenaha, Texas 75974 (936) 591-1911 J Jonathan D. Polk, MD

4800 NE Stallings Suite 114 Nacogdoches, TX 75965 (936) 569-0680 J.C. Lewis Construction, LLC 975 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3515 James Grocery 4746 Hwy 7 E Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6565 Judge LeAnn Kay Rafferty 200 San Augustine Street, Suite 3 Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-4343 John Snider P.O. Box 164 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5688 JML Management, INC 748 Hwy 7 W Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-9782 Jesse Wiggins Farms 125 Foster Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-1075 Joe Bill Mettauer Insurance 1007 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4111 Joaquin ISD 11109 US Hwy 84 E Joaquin, Texas 75954 (936) 269-3128 JTK Mgmt, Inc. 748 State Hwy 7 W Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-9782 Jack’s Saw Shop Hwy 96 S Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4208 Jordan Health Services 202 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-9303 John C. Rogers Coffee Shop 111 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-4077

Chamber Members

Just For You 705 Clifford Street #14 Center, TX 75935 (936) 275-8814

K & L Contractors 748 Hwy 7 W Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-8333

Law Office of Stephen Shires 123 San Augustine Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3052

Meeks Ventures P.O. Box 803 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4440

Just Stuff 213 Hurst Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 590-2639

Kimberly Barrow P.O. Box 851 Angleton, Texas 77516

Las Margaritas 110 Nacogdoches Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-4363

Mrs. Dot Golding 223 FM 2788 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2905

Joe’s Car Spa 1072 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 488-4000 Janell Grum Family Crisis Center of East Texas 616 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 427-5140 Jon, Macy & Misty Bush Foundation 7756 Hwy 7 E Joaquin, Texas 75954 (936) 269-3749 John Michael Burns Insurance 1125 Tenaha St Center, TX 75935 (936) 427-5077 JCCC MGMT. LLC P.O. Box 1678 Center, TX 75935 (936) 488-9001 Just In Time Sanitation Services/Ark La Tex Services 3159 SW Loop 436 Carthage, TX 75633 (903) 693-9991 Jack Backers College Bookstore 315 E. College St. Nacogdoches, Texas 75965 (936) 462-7328 Johnny’s Package Store 513 Cora Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3652 JBA Financial Services 101 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2713 K K & G Services 217 CR 4342 Tenaha, Texas 75974 (936) 488-9659



L Law Office of Jeff Adams 119 Logansport St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4900 Liberty Eagle, LLC 201 Cedar Creek Center, TX 75935 (936) 590-2047 Longview Asphalt P.O. Box 3661 Longview, Texas 75606 (903) 431-3511 Lovell Appraisal Service 880 CR 1168 Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-2900 Liberty Tax Service 1123 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-9812 La Mexicana Produce 1045 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-8119 Lynda K. Russell, Attorney 609 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-4803 Lasting Impressions 112 Foster St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6553 Lagrone Air Conditioning 1033 CR 3031 Carthage, TX 75633 (903) 693-5105 Lakeside Village Assisted Living 1468 Loop 500 E Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-9300 Law Office of Deck Jones 713 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5737

Luquette Chiropractic 232 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3200 Lake Country Inn 701 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2431 M Mangum Funeral Home 420 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3341 Mr. & Mrs. Rayford Copelin, Jr. 169 CR 3765 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5642

McAdams Propane Company Hwy 96 N Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-7444 Mike Perry Chevrolet Buick Kawasaki 101 W Main San Augustine, TX 75972 (936) 275-3421 Morrison Insurance Agency, LLC 125 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2791 Memorial Clinics- CHI St. Luke’s Health 420 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 639-7163

Mathews Real Estate 616 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-7800

Main Street Marketing of East Texas 101 San Augustine Street, Suite 13 Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-7210

M & M Insurance Agency & Associates, LLC 832 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3793

Massey Media, Inc. 400 S. 1st St., Ste. 101 Lufkin, Texas 75901 (936) 255-4705

Mooney’s Emporium 107 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-9798

MW Rentals 3930 St. Hwy 7 W Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-2588

Monco Motors 301 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5654

McDonald’s Messick Management, LLC 807 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-0400

Montie Jones Insurance and Financial Services 713 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5757

Mann, Tindel & Thompson 300 West Main Henderson, TX 75652 (903) 657-8540

Masterson Insurance Agency 312 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4359

N Nettie’s Nook & Sammich Shop 109 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-4337

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Nori F. Latimer & Associates 420 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-9930 NHDD, Inc Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-9510 Nacogdoches Medical Center 4920 NE Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, Texas 75965 (936) 569-9481 Nacogdoches Coca-Cola 3321 NW Stallings Dr. Nacogdoches, Texas 75964 (936) 715-4705 Natural Texan Magazine 1494 CR 1168 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 427-5215 Nacogdoches Dental 4703 North East Stallings Nacogdoches, TX 75965 (936) 560-0698 New York Life Insurance Company 1130 Woodlawn Drive Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-1493

Chamber Members

Pixie Water Wells 1036 CR 3505 Center, TX 75935 (936) 488-0375

Parker’s Package Store 4280 State Hwy 87 South Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-8223 Progressive Waste Solutions of Texas 2107 Hwy 135N Kilgore, Texas 75662 (800) 877-1777 Professional Title Services, Inc. 108 Foster St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-8100

Primp Salon and Spa 126 Nacogdoches Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5353

Royal Buffet 902 Hurst Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-8897

Q Quick Change Oil & Lube 328 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5823

Quick Change Oil & Lube # 4 11070 US Hwy 84 E Joaquin, Texas 75954 (936) 269-4645

Pineywood Outreach Center 255 Haley Drive Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-0308

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Parmer Pools 637 CR 4356 Tenaha, TX 75974 (936) 591-4170

Panola College 1109 W. Panola Carthage, Texas 75633 (903) 693-2000

Raymond James Financial Services 220 Tenaha St. Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-5300

Planetary IT, Inc. 906 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3500

Nacogdoches County United Way 1401 S. University Ste. D Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 (936) 564-5869

Payne Rental 101 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3381

Pine Colony Inn 500 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-7700

Quick Stop, Timpson-Joaquin 674 N 1st Street Timpson, TX 75975 (936) 254-2423

Payne’s Community News 101 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3381

Pineywoods Seafood 1003 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6661

75935 (936) 598-2888

Portacool, LLC. 711 CR 2468 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5651

NDemand, Inc. 1008 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 (281) 587-1944

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Texas 75963-2560 (936) 598-3356

Pickles & Petunias Eatery 510 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-9117 Pine Grove Nursing Center 246 Haley Dr. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6286 Porterfield Timber 349 CR 1005 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4203

R & J Recycling & Disposal Center Hwy 7 E Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-9695 Ray Jones Chevrolet Hwy 96 N Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6263 Roughrider Tire Service 159 US Hwy 96 S Center, TX 75935 (936) 590-9470

Rancho Grande 816 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 590-9607

Raymond Construction 527 Loop 500 E Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5056

Ryan Pinkston Insurance 870 Hurst St Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-2773

Ronnie and Serica Wilkins 1348 FM 2468 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-7427

Republic Services P.O. Box 1139 Kilgore, Texas 75662 (800) 678-7274 Randy McLeroy, Attorney At Law 103 West Austin St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2701 RIO Theatre 105 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-9656

Pineywoods Beverage 716 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2700

Rodan & Fields with Angie Turk P.O. Box 184 Center, TX 75935 (936) 488-0715

Pilgrim’s Pride P.O. Box 632560 Nacogdoches,

Russell Carpet One 509 US Hwy 96 N Center, Texas

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Rachel Campbell Photography 133 John C Rogers Dr. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-9232

R & D Distributing 331 Sanders St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5361 Rapid Payday & Title Loans LLC 206 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-9988 Ricky Blount Salon 13197 US 84 Joaquin, Texas 75954 (936) 269-3115 S Shelby County Cruisers P.O. Box 1453 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 569-3666

Chamber Members Shelby Energy Lodge, LLC 365 Shelbyville St. #1 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3400

Shelby Savings Bank P.O. Box 1806 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-5688

Sand Hill Foundation LLC 159 US Hwy 96 S Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-9000

Sassy Red’s, Inc. 1000 Tenaha Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-2447

Scull Timber Company 100 Main St. Tenaha, Texas 75974 (936) 248-5200

Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. 131 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-9864

Steel Building Supply Inc. 1154 State Hwy 7 East Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6373 Shelby County VFW Post 8904 639 Hwy 96 N Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2976 Shoop Insurance 220 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-9048 State Representative Chris Paddie 102 W. Houston Marshall, Texas 75970 (512) 463-0556 Shelby County Appraisal District 724 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6171 Sonic Drive-In 715 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-9110 Sombreros 1123 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-9687 Shelby County Farm Bureau Insurance 870 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2773 Smith Sawmill Service 181 CR 4763/ Timpson, Texas 75975 Garrison, Texas 75946 (936) 254-3161



Shawn Danley Construction 461 CR 1180 Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-4672 Shelbyville Grocery 5270 SH 87 S Shelbyville, Texas 75973 (936) 598-6221 Sweet Spot Candy Shop 504 Hurst Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-9888 Shelby County Outreach Ministries 906 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4990 State Farm Insurance-Chris Mayfield 908 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-8492 State Farm Insurance-Sandy Wheeler 621 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2640 Sabine State Bank & Trust 205 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-8995 Security Finance 204 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2731 Sleep Inn & Suites 181 Civic Center Dr. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-9090 Sanford & Sons, Inc.

5364 CR 1005 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4731

404 Wynn Dr. Jacksonville, Texas 75766 (903) 586-2987

Southern Seasons 5075 State Hwy 87 S Shelbyville, Texas 75973 (936) 598-5009

Taqueria Los Girasoles 181 US Highway 96 N Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-6711

Shelby County Today.Com 229 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-9334

The Pizzeria 225 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-7117

Spratley Floors & More 8568 St Hwy 87 N Timpson, TX 75975 (936) 591-2439

The Loft Boutique 110 Cora Street Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-9910

Shelbyville ISD 343 FM 417 W Shelbyville, TX 75973 (936) 598-2641 Shelby Veterinary Associates 407 Moffett Dr. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3423 Spartan Stuctures 1084 Highway 7 East Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6689 Stadium Storage Hwy 87 N Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-6157 Specter Inc. DBA T/R’s Steaks & More 892 Hurst Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4115 S Goodwin Roof Service, LLC 2524 Hwy 96 N Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-9131 Shani’s Catering 1960 CR 2450 Shelbyville, Texas 75973 (936) 368-2309 Story-Wright Printing & Office Supply 807 North Street Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 (936) 632-7727 T Telephone Directory of Texas, Inc.

Texas State Bank-Center Branch 163 Cass-Caid Dr. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-4500 Texas Quick Care 854 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3832 The Little Fox Marketplace 101 Shelbyville Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-4422 Toledo Automotive Supply 808 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2746 Trails End Grocery & RV 5437 FM 3172 Shelbyville, Texas 75973 (936) 368-7171 Town & Country Real Estate 114 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6111 The Reserve 130 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 427-5119 The Century Shoppe 854 Hurst St. Ste. 102 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4453 Town Square Executive Properties 409 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6384

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The Lily Farm 10056 Hwy 7 West Center, Texas 75935 (936) 572-1962 Terry Bailey 1008 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-8587

Chamber Members

Tri-County Community Action, Inc 214 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6315 Texas State Bank Hwy 84 Joaquin, Texas 75954 (936) 269-3121

Twin Lakes Rehabilitation & Care Center 451 S. El Camino Crossing San Augustine, TX 75972 (936) 275-2900

Texas Glacier Ice & Water, Inc. 121 St.Hwy 7 E Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6600

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension 200 San Augustine St. #7 Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-7744

TMCE, LLP 137 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2964

Tyson Foods 1019 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2723

Traylor & Associates 201 Cambridge Road Tyler, Texas 75703 (903) 581-0500

Tammy Steptoe Realty 1102 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2525

Toledo Finance 101 Nacogdoches St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2737

The Balcony 120 Austin St. #A Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3521

TJ Sanders Group 8150 N Central Expressway, Ste. 1225 Dallas, Texas 75206 (214) 696-2885

Triple J Feed, LLC 604 Loop 500 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4087 Tomlin Insurance Store 102 Church St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6165 Texan Credit Corp 357 Jacob Street Timpson, TX 75975 (936) 254-1900 The Light & Champion 137 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-3377 Terri Lacher, Author, Speaker P.O Box 28 Center, TX 75935 (936) 598-3484 The Sign Shop 158-B Cass-Caid Drive Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-9198

U U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert 1121 ESE Loop 323, Ste. 206 Tyler, Texas 75701 (903) 939-1101 University Rental 510 East Main St. Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 (936) 560-0800 Ultra, Inc 748 State Hwy 7 W Center, TX 75935 (936) 591-9782 Ultra Shade Plus 704 Southview Circle Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6627 UniqPublishing 420 Shelbyville St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-0892

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Viatrac Fertilizer, LLC 1100 Cotton Ford Road Center, TX 75935 (936) 590-4522

Wayne Christian Financial 204 Houston St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-9966

Vieux Carre’ Photography 604 Pine St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 590-0298

Workforce Solutions - Lufkin 145 Catco Dr. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2468

Vision Source 106 Nacogdoches Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 591-0808 W Woodforest National Bank 765 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-8354 Watson Florist 421 San Augustine St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2402 Wiggins Farms 125 Foster Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-8484 William Carroll Crawford Chapter DRT 394 CR 1601 Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-8081 Watson & Sons Funeral Home 1554 Hwy 7 East Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-4331 Ward Animal Hospital 549 Lakewood Drive Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-9178 Wright Chrysler Dodge Jeep 1858 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-8433 Windham Family Dental of Shelby County 406 Cora St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-2923 WHATABURGER 421 North Timberland Lufkin, Texas 75901 (936) 590-9898 Walmart Supercenter 765 Hurst St. Center, Texas 75935

Wilkins Counseling 325 Tenaha St. Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-6413 Woodlands Dialysis Center 457 Hwy 7 E Center, Texas 75935 (936) 598-7351 Whiddon’s Carpet Cleaning 283 CR 3545 Joaquin, TX 75954 (936) 269-3601 WesTech ET 113 Logansport Street Center, Texas 75935 (936) 572-8447 X Xerographix East Texas, Inc. 424 North St. Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 (800) 242-5633 Y YGM Total Resource Campaigns, LLC P.O. Box 181 Couchatta, LA 71019 (318) 294-2717 Z Zach’s Tint Shop 1419 St. Hwy 96 N Center, TX 75935 (936) 590-4586

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