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3 CONTENTS AD INDEX.................................................4 WELCOME................................................7 This year’s cover presents Nacogdoches County as a network THE CHAMBER.........................................9 of possibilities with the Chamber at the center, showing exactly what the Chamber does! We bring opportunities to businesses and BIENVENIDOS........................................ 11 professionals, which in turn build a strong network of caring and community unlike any other. #NetworkNac LEADERSHIP.......................................... 13 ANNUAL HONORS.................................. 15 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR........................... 17 HISTORY................................................ 19 VISIT.......................................................23 WEEKENDS............................................31 BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL..........................35 GETTING AROUND.................................37 THE MOVE..............................................41 RETIREMENT..........................................45 ECONOMY..............................................51 EDUCATION............................................53 Photography by Kelly Augustine, Clay Bostian, David Kimling, CITY & COUNTY.....................................57 Patrick Kuhns, Hardy Meredith, Morgan McCrory, Bruce R. Partain, Michele Peck and Amy Sanford. Additional photos courtesy of City MEDICAL................................................59 of Nacogdoches, The Daily Sentinel, Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, ALPHABETICAL MEMBERSHIP..............63 Photography by JR and Stephen F. Austin State University. CATEGORICAL MEMBERSHIP................79 ©2021 Point A Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction or use, without express written permission from Point A Media, of any portion of 2516 North Street, this publication is prohibited. While reasonable efforts have been taken in Nacogdoches, TX 75965 the preparation of this publication to assure its accuracy, Point A Media and the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce assume no liability phone: 936/560-5533 resulting from any errors or omission from this publication, or from the use fax: 936/560-3920 of the information contained herein. For changes or additions, contact the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
AD INDEX 1st Choice Realty......................................4 Lehmann Eye Center ............................ 40 Alamo Realty...........................................30 Manpower.............................................. 40 Allstate Insurance Co. - Michele Muse McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Allen.........................................................49 Conditioning............................................42 American Real Estate - Tami Jones......42 Nacogdoches Cardiac Center................62 Angelina Arts Alliance............................26 Nacogdoches County Chamber of Austin Bank.............................................56 Commerce...............................................66 Axley & Rode, LLP..................................28 Nacogdoches Dental..............................21 Azalea Orthopedics................................16 Nacogdoches Economic Development Badders Law Firm...................................... Corporation.............................................50 ..............................10 & Inside Back Cover Nacogdoches Heritage Title.................. 56 BancorpSouth.........................................36 Nacogdoches Main Street..................... 29 Brookshire Brothers Food & Pharmacy...64 Nacogdoches Memorial Health.................... Bryan Davis, M.D. Family Medicine.........33 ......................................................Back Cover Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home.......66 Nacogdoches Pediatric Dentistry......... 54 Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea & Retina NacSpace................................................52 Consultants of East Texas.....................6 Naskila Gaming.......................................32 Charles Pool Real Estate........................... Natural Stone & Design, LLC.................64 ......................................Inside Front Cover NIBCO Inc..................................................5 Chill Nac..................................................32 NMC Health Network.............................39 Christ Episcopal School.........................64 North Village Market..............................22 Citizens 1st Bank....................................28 Parkway Wealth Management Group.. 44 Coldwell Banker Blueberry Realty.........38 Piney Woods Country Club....................24 Commercial Bank of Texas....................12 PineyWoods Pediatrics, P.A...................54 Cox Contractors, Inc...............................43 Point A Media, Inc...................................86 CPRE Commercial..................................62 R & K Distributors, Inc............................14 Doches Credit Union..............................64 Redeemer Lutheran Church & Student Edward Jones - Jason Barber...............46 Center..................................................... 40 Edward Jones - Steven Barber..............46 Regents Academy..................................42 Fairchild, Price, Haley & Smith, LLP..........2 Ruckel Insurance & Financial Group.....56 G&G Lock & Safe Co...............................62 State Farm Insurance - Ted Smith..........8 Harry’s Building Materials, Inc...............20 Stephen F. Austin State University.......18 Interpreting Training and Consulting The Surgery Center of Nacogdoches...60 Services...................................................66 Tipton Ford Lincoln.........................1 & 34 JB Crawford Construction.....................32 Whole Again Counseling + Wellness....58 Laird Funeral Home................................48 XETX Business Solutions......................38 This directory is proudly published by: Point A Media, Inc., 2908 Westward Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75964 936/568-9200, email@example.com
7 WELCOME Welcome to Nacogdoches, a resilient community that has always responded to challenges with teamwork and Trail, which links the Ruby M. Mize Azalea garden to the Piney Woods Native Plant Center, and wander through a diverse determination. We’re known as the Oldest Town collection of plants, from stately Japanese maples in Texas, the Garden Capital of Texas and to hardy native species. the home of Stephen F. Austin State University. While we’re proud of our Make time for our abundant history, hospitality and natural recreational activities, as well. Enjoy beauty, we know it’s our hard- fishing, camping, hiking and working, passionate people boating at Lake Nacogdoches, who make this place truly Lake Naconiche and special. Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Take advantage of the The Nacogdoches engaging cultural events County Chamber of SFA offers to the Commerce is the hub for community. Quench our entire community. your thirst with a local We provide resources libation and kick up your and vital information heels to live music. to small businesses, employers, health care Take time to savor the providers, educators sights, sounds, tastes and volunteers. From and personalities that established local icons make Nacogdoches unique. to exciting new ventures, This is an extraordinary town the Nacogdoches business with a lot of great people. If community is vibrant and diverse, you decide to become a part of and the Chamber works to create our community, visit the Chamber new opportunities by cultivating strong office to learn how we can help you get networks and advocating for our shared moved and settled! interests on regional, state and national levels. Whether you’re here for a visit or you’re looking for a new Best wishes, place to call home, we invite you to discover the treasures that make Nacogdoches unique. Walk in the footsteps of history as you explore streets lined with revered historic landmarks. Stroll through Millard’s Crossing, a collection of restored 19th Ted Smith century buildings, and feel the serenity and simplicity of that 2020-2021 Chair of the Board of Directors time. Visit the breathtaking SFA campus, home to more than Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce 12,600 students, and the Old Stone Fort, where Texas’ first two newspapers were set to type. Walk the Lanana Creek “The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce helps professionals create strong networks, which lead to more cooperation, collaboration and opportunities for us all.” Ted Smith | State Farm Insurance Chair of the Board of Directors NACOGDOCHES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
9 THE CHAMBER Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce staff, board members and volunteers are busy year round. These are just a few of their speakers and informs the business community of issues vital to their success. programs. Get involved today! Government Affairs Committee: This committee Advocacy & Public Affairs: This team helps to monitors state, local and federal issues that promote public policy initiatives that will are important to the community. They host help position Nacogdoches County to Nacogdoches/SFA Day in Austin and prosper. the Lone Star Legislative Summit in Nacogdoches and communicate Agribusiness: This team supports with elected and appointed and develops the agricultural officials. industry. They aid in educating the public about the Leadership Nacogdoches: importance of agribusiness This nine-month training and coordinate the annual program develops new Agriculture Appreciation leaders in our community. Banquet. Participants learn about the driving forces and Alive After Five: This after- services in Nacogdoches hours business mixer while developing personal brings people together strengths and valuable at a Chamber member’s skills. location to spotlight that business. Member Success Orientation: This initiative explains Ambassadors: This group is Chamber programs and the public relations arm of the Chamber, providing ribbon benefits to new and prospective cutting, grand opening and members, highlighting the tools groundbreaking services and support. available for maximizing a Chamber membership. Business Development: This team develops ways to help our businesses grow by raising Retirement Marketing & Recruitment Committee: public awareness, developing partnerships, and This group assists in marketing Nacogdoches as a building coalitions and community support in Nacogdoches premier retirement community. County. SFA-Chamber Connection: This committee includes special programs Chamber First: This initiative encourages chamber members to do such as Business Internships and Paint The Town Purple. They business with other Chamber members, supporting the businesses develop contacts at SFA that can be used as resources for the that put resources back into our community and share our vision for business community, lead Chamber efforts in helping SFA recruit Nacogdoches County and East Texas. Don’t just make a purchase students and help businesses reach students and parents as — make a choice! potential customers. Education: This team leads an extensive effort to improve educational Transportation: This committee coordinates efforts to improve standards, teacher morale and the academic climate of our county. all modes of transportation in Nacogdoches County by actively Projects include Leaders of Tomorrow, Great Expectations and the seeking increased funding from the state for local N.O.B.L.E. Scholars Banquet. highway projects and more. Eggs & Issues: This monthly breakfast meeting features high-profile “Accredited with 4 stars by the United States Chamber of Commerce, our organization is rated in the top 3% of chambers in the entire country. Let us show you why we earned this distinction!” C. Wayne Mitchell President/CEO NACOGDOCHES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
11 ¡BIENVENIDOS! Bienvenido a Nacogdoches, la ciudad más antigua de Texas, la capital oficial de Jardines de Texas, y casa del Texas Blueberry y eventos comunitarios patrocinados por la Cámara. Su Cámara de Comercio no es una división de la Ciudad, ni del Condado, ni Festival, el evento familiar que se celebra el segundo fin ninguna otra entidad gubernamental. de semana en Junio. La Cámara es una organización 501 (c) (6) Es en Nacogdoches donde caminara sin fines de lucro de negocios y líderes en los pasos de la historia. Texas comunitarios que se han unido para comienza aquí. Durante siglos, promover el progreso cívico, las personas que llamaron comercial y económico en casa a estos exuberantes nuestra comunidad a través de bosques cultivaron la tierra los siguientes esfuerzos: y cuidaron los jardines que nutrían el cuerpo y el Consultas directas y espíritu. Nuestras calles recursos a negocios, están llenas de marcas organizaciones y sagradas de la historia particulares. de Texas. Crear oportunidades para Tómese el tiempo que los negocios crezcan para aprovechar las y prosperen. abundantes actividades Proporcionar una multitud en Nacogdoches. de oportunidades de redes, Seleccione entre la pesca, recursos y servicios. el esquí acuático, acampar, y pasear en barco; todo esto Funciones de patrocinio que en el lago Nacogdoches, el brindan a los negocios y lago Naconiche, o el lago Sam organizaciones la oportunidad Rayburn. Disfrute de cualquiera de conocer a otros y referir aquellos de los 16 parques de la ciudad, seis que conocen a otros miembros. canchas de tenis de la ciudad, y un rodeo o concierto en el Centro de Exposiciones del Participar en el desarrollo de liderazgo, Condado de Nacogdoches. voluntariado, desarrollo educativo, cooperación regional, y desarrollo económico. El personal de la Cámara de Comercio del Condado de Nacogdoches, los miembros de la junta, los comités y los Mantener alianzas a nivel local, estatal, y federal, comunicar voluntarios, se mantienen ocupados durante todo el año problemas actuales, coordinar foros de candidatos, enfocarse en promoviendo Nacogdoches. La Cámara es un centro integral el desarrollo de la fuerza laboral y los problemas de calidad de de información y recursos para los recién llegados, visitantes, vida que impactan a cada comunidad. residentes, negocios, y personas que buscan información y ¿Tiene negocio o está listo para comenzar? Involucrese. ¡Hagase orientación. miembro de la Cámara de Comercio hoy! Los fondos para la Cámara provienen de negocios, organizaciones y miembros individuales que creen en apoyar y trabajar con una organización que promueve la comunidad de negocios y la economía local. El financiamiento adicional proviene de proyectos “Ser miembro de la cámara tiene muchos beneficios. ¡Hágase miembro hoy!” Juan Gonzalez | BancorpSouth Board Member NACOGDOCHES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
13 LEADERSHIP CHAMBER STAFF VISION: Leading Nacogdoches to be the ideal place to live, work, play and do business. C. Wayne Kelly Augustine Barbara Holl Sharon Hurst Shari Williams MISSION: Mitchell Executive Vice Operations Information Membership & Creating an environment where business President/CEO President Vice President Coordinator Retention can succeed. CHAMBER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Ted Smith Claire Robbins Dr. Todd A. Brown Melissa Taack Tyrone Curl Juan Gonzalez Dustin Beavers Trish Holt Chair Past Chair Chair-Elect Treasurer VC Business VC Community VC Membership VC Special State Farm Manpower Stephen F. Austin UBank Development Development Services Projects & State University Tipton Ford Lincoln BancorpSouth Austin Bank Fundraisers Etech CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS David Alders Patrick Castillo Laura Culpepper Rey Morin Ed Pool Angela Dr. Kimberly Childs Sheri Howard Carrizo Creek SERVPRO® Laura Culpepper, The Law Office of Charles Pool Wiederhold Stephen F. Austin NIBCO INC. Corporation Architect Reynaldo P. Morin Real Estate, Inc. Point A Media, Inc. State University Roger Lindsey Scarlett Long Michael Martin LaMarcus Dr. Scott Gordon Dr. Ryan Head Darla O’Neill Ryan Russell Oncor Electric Parkway Wealth Nacogdoches Wallace Stephen F. Austin Head Pediatrics McWilliams & Son The Fredonia Delivery Management Independent Etech State University Heating and Air Hotel Group School District Conditioning
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15 ANNUAL HONORS Gary Justice Business Excellence Award winners are named each year 2019 Casa Tomas 2018 Charles Pool Real Estate, Inc. Large Business of the Year 2020 Eaton Cooper Power Systems, Inc. by the Nacogdoches County Chamber 2019 Pilgrim’s Corporation of Commerce Board of Directors and 2018 Excel Car Wash, Inc. honored at the Annual Meeting and 2017 NMC Healthcare Network Membership Banquet. Honorees are 2016 Nacogdoches County proven leaders in their industries Peace Officers and have positively impacted the 2015 Clear Springs Restaurant business community. & Auntie Pasta’s Small Business of the Year 2014 Rex Perry Autoplex 2020 Nacogdoches Floral 2013 Drewery Company Construction, Inc. 2019 Southside Animal 2012 Hotel Fredonia Clinic 2011 Tipton Ford, Inc. 2018 TWIGS & TIN 2010 J.E. Kingham 2017 SERVPRO® of Construction Co. Lufkin/ S. 2009 NIBCO, Inc. Nacogdoches 2008 Elliott Electric County Supply, Inc. 2016 The Hospice Shop 2007 Bright Coop, Inc. of East Texas 2006 Brookshire 2015 Shelley’s Bakery Brothers Café 2005 Nacogdoches 2014 Party ‘N Things Memorial Hospital 2013 Jack Backers College 2004 Commercial Bank of Bookstore Texas, N.A. 2012 Heart of Texas 2003 Etech 2011 Kline’s Printing 2002 Stephen F. Austin State 2010 Laine’s Hallmark Shop University 2009 Glass Castles Stained 2001 HEB Glass Studio & Gifts 2000 BancorpSouth/Nacogdoches 2008 Shannons Pools 2017 Newk’s Eatery #1057 Medical Center 2007 Point A Media, Inc. 2016 Banita Creek Hall 1999 Texas Farm Products 2006 Citizens 1st Bank 2015 Mast Motorsports 2005 Fredonia Hotel 2014 Wingstop 2004 University Rental 2013 M & S Pharmacy 2003 Best Water Store 2012 Austin Bank 2002 Lehmann Eye Center 2011 Hydrex Environmental 2001 Dyes’ Country Katfish 2000 R&K Distributors, Inc. 2010 First Bank & Trust 1999 Mize Department Store East Texas 2009 Axley & Rode, LLP Medium Business of the Year 2008 Cotton Patch Café 2020 Manpower 2007 The Daily Sentinel “The Chamber recognizes the contributions our business leaders make. They are shaping the future of our community.” Darla O’Neill | McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning Board Member NACOGDOCHES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
17 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Citizen of the Year Awards honor individuals who have made exceptional 1997 Sammie Russell 1996 Nancy Speck Mangham 1984 1983 A.L. Mangham Mack Stripling and sustained contributions for the 1982 Victor Fain betterment of our community as a whole. 1981 Bruce Bates Named each year by the Nacogdoches 1980 Jim Alders and County Chamber of Commerce Board M.C. Roebuck of Directors and honored at the 1979 Dr. Ralph Steen Annual Meeting and Membership Banquet, these honorees A relative newcomer to the possess outstanding personal Chamber’s annual awards characteristics, including scene, Non-Profit of honesty, sincerity, integrity the Year recognizes and benevolence. active organizations with a proven record Citizen of the Year of demonstrating 2020 Alton Frailey community 2019 Jim Jeffers consciousness through 2018 Judy A. Abbott, civic and community Ph.D. involvement. 2017 Barbara and Richard DeWitt Non-Profit of the Year 2016 Charlotte and 2020 Love In The Name Gary Lee Ashcraft Of Christ 2015 Grace Handler 2019 Boys & Girls Clubs 2014 Ed Pool of Deep East Texas 2013 Dr. Roger Van Horn 2018 Nacogdoches Area 2012 Sgt. Greg Sowell United Way 2011 Drs. Baker and Janice 2017 Nacogdoches Pattillo Treatment Center 2010 Dr. Archie McDonald 2009 Dr. Patsy Hallman 2008 Dr. Frances E. Abernethy 2007 Margie Tipton 1995 Judy McDonald 2006 Roy Blake, Jr. 1994 Mike Aikin 2005 Bryant Krenek 1993 Joe Max Green, Ed Cole 2004 Tom and Peggy Wright and A.T. Mast 2003 Sheriff Thomas Kerss 1992 Betty Shinn and Judge Sue Kennedy 1991 C.L. Simon 2002 Dr. Leon Hallman 1990 Bob Murphey 2001 Norman Johnson 1989 Sydney Abegg 2000 Robin Dawley 1988 Gladys M. Hampton 1999 Dottie Mallory 1987 Roy Blake, Sr. 1998 Steve Whitbeck, Holly 1986 Ed and Gwen Cole Musick and Scott Ingalls 1985 Joyce Swearingen “The Chamber recognizes so many talented, thoughtful people who generously donate their most valuable resource — their time — to making Nacogdoches a better place to live.” Angela Wiederhold | Point A Media, Inc. Board Member NACOGDOCHES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
19 HISTORY Texas has a rich and storied history with deep roots in Nacogdoches. Nacogdoches — the oldest town in Texas — is required all settlers and priests in Eastern Texas to withdraw to San Antonio. Some were eager to escape the wilderness, named for the Caddo family of Indians who once but others had to be forced from their homes by occupied the area. soldiers. Caddo Indians occupied the Antonio Gil Y’Barbo, a prominent Nacogdoches area as early Spanish trader, emerged as as 1200 A.D., settling along the leader of the settlers Lanana and Banita creeks, and, in the spring of 1779, names given to these led a group back to streams later by Spanish Nacogdoches. Later that settlers. The Caddo summer, Nacogdoches lived in huts made of received designation limbs lashed together from Spain as a pueblo, and covered with or town, thereby grass. They gathered making it the first town the natural bounty of in Texas. Y’Barbo was East Texas’ forests named Lt. Governor and streams and of the new town and established elaborate established the rules and trade relationships with laws under which the city other Indians. was governed. He laid out streets with the intersecting Nacogdoches remained El Camino Real and El Calle a Caddo Indian settlement del Norte as his central point. until 1716. At that time Domingo On the main thoroughfare he built RamÓn established five religious a stone house for use in his trading missions and a military presidio in East business. The house, or Old Stone Fort as Texas, including Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe it is called today, became a gateway from the de los Nacogdoches del Pilar. That was the first European United States to the vast Texas Frontier. activity in the area, but a mission was not a town — it was a church. The mission struggled until strengthened by the The Stone Fort provided a rallying place for Anglos when they Marqués de Aguayo in 1721, but even then it endured more arrived illegally before 1824, or legally after the new Mexican than prospered. government permitted colonization. Here, volunteers gathered for service in the Texas Revolution, the Civil War, and even the The “town” of Nacogdoches was established after the Spanish American War. Efforts to seize Texas from Spain by Spaniards decided that the French were no longer a threat Augustus Magee (1812) and James Long (1819) also and that maintaining the mission was far too costly. After headquartered here. In 1835, the Stone Fort was the central France ceded claims to lands west of the Mississippi River focus of the Battle of Nacogdoches. to Spain in 1763, Spain’s New Regulation of the Presidios “The Nacogdoches Chamber again proved its mettle in the challenging year that was 2020 by keeping the local community informed and equipped for responding to the difficulties imposed by a global pandemic.” David Alders | Carrizo Creek Corporation Board Member NACOGDOCHES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
21 Education was a major issue facing the Republic of Texas when it was established in 1836. The citizens of Nacogdoches petitioned the new government for a charter to create Nacogdoches University and it was granted in 1845. Like the rest of the South, Texas and Nacogdoches suffered during the Civil War and Reconstruction years, but by 1880 the town was booming. Nacogdoches remained exclusively a farming community until the Houston, East & West Texas Railroad arrived in 1883. This helped to transform Nacogdoches into an industrial center as well. In 1923, the Texas legislature created Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College in Nacogdoches. Designated Stephen F. Austin State University in 1968, SFA remains the most significant economic driver in Nacogdoches’ development. Today, the city of Nacogdoches flies nine flags to represent the countries that staked claims and the movements to establish a Republic of Texas, which have transformed the city throughout its history, including: France (1685-1689) Spain (1519-1821) Gutiérrez-Magee (1812-1813) Dr. James Long (1819-1821) Mexico (1821-1836) Fredonia Rebellion (1826-1827) Lone Star (1836-1846) Confederate Stars & Bars (1861-1865) United States of America (1846-1861, 1865-present)
23 A VISIT From arts and entertainment and live music to antiquing and outdoor recreation, Nacogdoches offers a natural beauty and Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens 304 North St., 936/560-4443, Wed-Sat, 10-4 quaint ambiance that attracts visitors of all ages. This circa 1835 wood-frame house is the second oldest structure in the city. Restored by the City of Antiquing and Shopping Nacogdoches to interpret the 1840 to 1860 Visit Nacogdoches’ countless family- time period, the hands-on museum owned shops from the oldest includes a smokehouse, blacksmith antique treasures to trendy shop and chicken yard. boutiques with unique gifts and souvenirs. Pick up a Judy B. McDonald free shopping guide at Public Library the Charles Bright Visitor 1112 North St., 936/559-2970, Center, 200 E. Main St. or nactx.us/library call 936/564-7351. This information hub provides books, DVDs, Banita Creek Trail audiobooks, eBooks, Trailhead at western end eAudiobooks and a of Rusk St., 936/559-2960 wide range of tools for The 1.9 mile Banita Creek mastering new languages. Trail winds through the The library also offers pristine setting of the a variety of innovative western part of town and programs such as technology even includes waterfalls. help and training, S.T.E.A.M. You’ll be surrounded by and Makerspace workshops for shagbark hickory, Florida children, adult events for learning, maple and sparkleberry. and entertainment. Cardholders The Cole Art Center @ also have borrowing privileges at SFA’s The Old Opera House Steen Library. 329 E. Main St., 936/468-1131, finearts.sfasu.edu, Lake Nacogdoches Tues-Fri, 12:30-5; Sat 10-5 10 miles west of town off FM 225 This beautifully renovated 1880s opera house includes three This 2,212-acre lake is a great place to catch largemouth bass, galleries in which exhibitions by SFA faculty and international, crappie and sunfish. Two lakeside parks include pavilions, picnic national and local artists are hosted year round. Poetry readings tables, charcoal grills, swimming areas, boat ramps, playgrounds, and other special events are also offered with free admission to a disc golf course and an ADA compliant fishing and boat dock. the public. Lake Naconiche Dog Park Nacogdoches Off Hwy 59, 12 miles northeast of Nacogdoches Banita Creek Park, 501 Pearl St., 936/559-2960 692-acre Lake Naconiche gives East Texans yet another Dogs can socialize, play and exercise in a safe, well-maintained, option for fishing, swimming, water sports and scuba diving. fenced-in area at this off-leash dog park. “Nacogdoches is a unique destination full of history and hospitality. Discover your favorite spot and come back for more!” Ryan Russell | The Fredonia Hotel Board Member NACOGDOCHES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
25 Initially stocked with thousands of largemouth bass from the garden and large vegetable garden. ShareLunker program, Lake Naconiche is also home to spotted bass, channel and blue catfish, black and white crappie and Nacogdoches Farmers Market 107 W. Pearl St., 936/213-0640, nacogdochesfarmersmarket.com, bluegill. Recreational facilities also include accessible fishing Sat, 8-noon; (Jan-Dec) Wed, 10-2 (Apr-Oct) piers, a swimming area and a scuba platform. Browse at your leisure and shop for homegrown and homemade Lamp-Lite Theatre items, including baked goods, locally farmed produce, organic 4210 Lamp-Lite Ln., 936/564-8300, lamplitetheatre.com beef, chicken, eggs, honey, Texas artisan cheeses, flowers, As one of the largest community theatre groups in East Texas, herbs, preserves and various handcrafted items. a troupe of more than 100 actors present a variety of plays and musicals throughout the year. Nacogdoches Fire Museum 214 E. Pilar St., 936/559-2541 Acting workshops for all ages are also Home to Nacogdoches’ first offered regularly. commercial fire engine, old sirens, Lanana Creek Trail nozzles and tools, as well as Trailheads at Clint Dempsey numerous photos of local Soccer Complex (600 E. Pilar fires. Tours by appointment. St.) and Jimmy Hinds Park on E. Austin St., 936/559-2960 Nacogdoches Railroad Experience the beauty Depot of Lanana Creek from 101 Old Tyler Rd., 936/462- south of downtown to 8267, Tours: Wed-Sat, 10-2 the north loop. Originally Listed on the an Indian footpath, this National Register of trail extends for 6.9 Historic Places, The miles through primarily Nacogdoches Railroad cottonwood and oak Depot is the only surviving forests, past Father passenger station on the Margil’s Spring, through the old Houston East and West SFA Mast Arboretum, to wide Texas rail line. The Depot open floodplain prairies in the currently hosts several rotating northern part of town. exhibits such as the Loblolly Model Train exhibit, history of the Millard’s Crossing Historic Village HE&WT line and others. Please call 6020 North St., 936/564-6631, mchvnac.com, ahead for exhibit schedule. Mon-Sat, 9-4; Sun, 1-4 This reconstructed historic village has everything Oak Grove Cemetery from log cabins to Victorian homes that date back to the 1830s. 200 N. Lanana St., 936/559-2960 Guided and self-guided walking tours are available. It is also a Oak Grove Cemetery is one of the most famous cemeteries in popular event, photography and film site. Texas. It is the final resting place for a number of legendary Texans, including four signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Morning Glory Yoga Studio/Ashtanga Yoga Nacogdoches 409 E. Main St., 936/715-8353, morninggloryyoga.com Old Nacogdoches University Building This beautiful downtown yoga studio offers a variety of classes 515 N. Mound St., 936/569-7292, olduniversitybuilding.com, and events to enrich the health and well being of every student. Tues, Thur, Sat, 1-4 Built in 1858, it is the only remaining building of the Nacogdoches Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau University chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas to fulfill 200 E. Main St., 936/564-7351, visitnacogdoches.org, settlers’ ideals for higher education. It was used as a hospital Mon-Fri, 9-5; Sat, 10-4; Sun, 1-4 during the Civil War. The building is furnished with period pieces. Texas starts here! The Charles Bright Visitor Center is home to the Nacogdoches CVB, which includes local historic artifacts and Outdoor Entertainment exhibits. Watch a video of the history of Nacogdoches and the Experience “Nac at Night” in an outdoor setting. The surrounding area. Get visitor information including brochures, Nacogdoches CVB now offers drive-in movies, live concerts and self-guided tour details, maps and gifts. Or, download the Visit “Sip & Stroll” tours with large venue spaces for ultimate comfort Nac app and build your entire itinerary before you arrive! and safety. Food trucks and locally crafted spirits are available at most events. Catch a show and a spectacular sunset at the Nacogdoches County Master Gardeners Demo Garden same time — perfect for date night or a girls’ getaway. Stay up to Main St. and University Dr., txmg.org/nacogdoches/garden date by checking visitnac.org/events This 7.3-acre teaching garden includes a butterfly garden, bulb
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27 PineKnot Music Co-Op contain hundreds of species — pines, hardwoods, ferns and Millard’s Crossing Chapel (6020 North St.), 936/552-7462 flowering plants and a unique collection of native East Texas plants This monthly showcase featuring area musicians has been in the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Demonstration Gardens. bringing quality roots music to Nacogdoches since 2001. Free admission. The Plantery 1924 Wilson Dr., 936/468-7850, horticultureisawesome.com Pineywoods Barn Quilt Trail The Plantery is an interactive garden that provides hands-on The Pineywoods Barn Quilt Trail includes replicas of quilting experience for students at SFA. Come learn something new by squares created from either wooden or metal pieces and visiting our micro-farm Sprout, the plant production facilities displayed on the sides of homes, businesses, and teaching gardens. fences and mailboxes. Each quilt represents something different. Explore our Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden West of University Dr. between Starr beautiful area to view them Ave. and College St., 936/468-4129, all! Current map available at sfagardens.sfasu.edu visitnacogdoches.org/barnquilt The largest azalea garden SFA College of Fine Arts in Texas features more 936/468-6407 or 888/240- than 7,000 azaleas and ARTS, finearts.sfasu.edu is the centerpiece of The SFA College of Nacogdoches’ annual Fine Arts presents Azalea Trail with 1.25 concerts, recitals, plays, miles of accessible trails. world-famous touring productions and art SFA Interpretive Trail West on State Hwy 7 exhibitions throughout to FM 2782 (about 6-7 the year. Prices vary. miles from Loop 224 in Visit their website for the Nacogdoches); turn south latest information about (left) and drive about 2.5 live or virtual performance miles to the entrance of the opportunities. Experimental Forest SFA GARDENS Two trails spanning three miles Gayla Mize Garden take visitors into the most diverse 1523 E. Starr Ave., 936/468-4129, and scenic areas of the Angelina sfagardens.sfasu.edu National Forest. Some 150 species of birds Meandering trails weave through a high pine and 80 species of butterflies may be seen. canopy and an extensive collection of ornamental shrubs and trees, notably deciduous azaleas, hydrangeas and camellias. SFA Planetarium Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building, 1720 Clark Blvd., 936/468-3009, Savor a stroll in the seven-course labyrinth. planetarium.sfasu.edu Jimmy Hinds Park The SFA planetarium is one of the most sophisticated in the Austin Street between Raguet St. and University Dr., 936/468-4129, state of Texas with a 50-foot diameter nano-seam dome and sfagardens.sfasu.edu a state-of-the-art 4K Digistar 6 projection system. This system Dedicated to the first agriculture professor at SFA, this garden can project the night sky of stars and planets as seen from features an extensive muscadine collection and “Tree Henge,” a anywhere on the Earth with digital precision. Full-dome shows mysterious circle of weeping bald cypress trees. use a combination of stunning visual effects, vivid colors, dramatic motion and powerful surround sound to immerse Mast Arboretum audiences on thrilling voyages of discovery. The planetarium 1924 Wilson Dr., 936/468-4129, sfagardens.sfasu.edu has seating for 114 and is wheelchair friendly. For the hearing The first arboretum at a university in Texas, this garden spills impaired, there is an assistive listening system available. over 10 acres and lies along the Lanana Creek Trail. Enjoy the wide diversity of plant life, including rare trees, shrubs, vines and SFA Recreational Trails perennials. Don’t miss the Monarch Waystation at the Jim and Park at the corner of Starr Ave. and N. University Dr. Beth Kingham Children’s Garden. The trail system includes more than eight miles of mountain bike trails hidden in 30+ acres. The trails are primarily advanced Pineywoods Native Plant Center with a few expert level sections. Features include steep climbs, 2900 Raguet St., 936/468-4129, sfagardens.sfasu.edu rooty sections, tight and twisty routes, smooth and flowy single- Two miles of accessible trails wind through these lovely gardens, tracks, jumps, berms, wooden structures and a bowl. a wonderful place for bird and wildlife viewing. Center grounds
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29 Splash Kingdom Waterpark 401 N. University Dr., 936/305-5009, splashkingdomwaterpark.com Splash Kingdom’s Timber Falls family waterpark is open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day. Individual tickets and season passes are available. Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library 211 S. Lanana St., 936/560-5426, Tues-Sat, 10-4 This circa 1830 home was built by Adolphus Sterne, a prominent leader of the Texas Revolution, and is the oldest house in Nacogdoches still on its original site. Sam Houston was baptized into the Catholic Church in the parlor of the home. Free admission. Stone Fort Museum 1808 Alumni Dr. (on the SFA Campus), 936/468-2408, Tues-Sat, 9-5; Sun, 1-5 This replica of Antonio Gil Y’Barbo’s 1779 Spanish colonial stone house served as a trading post, private home, church, jail and saloon. Displays illustrate East Texas and Nacogdoches history. Free admission. Walking Tour 200 E. Main St., 936/564-7351, visitnacogdoches.org Pick up a free brochure at the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau with directions to visit 15 downtown stops and learn about Nacogdoches’ historic past. The tour takes approximately 90 minutes. Whole Again Counseling + Wellness 1808 South St., 936/305-3070, wholeagaincw.com Whole Again Counseling + Wellness provides cost-effective, accessible, whole-person wellness services and educational programs, including diverse and engaging mental health counseling, fitness classes, support groups and workshops for our community.
31 WEEKENDS Nacogdoches is a relaxing place to get away from it all, but don’t let the small-town atmosphere fool you. There’s always up a few hard-to-find, “Texas tough” plants at the SFA Spring Garden Gala. something going on, and some weekends your family may be hard-pressed to fit in all the activities. May During the first weekend of the month, Here’s a month-by-month guide to the enjoy authentic dishes from around perfect Nacogdoches weekend. the world at the Multicultural Fest January at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Start your day off with a taste of Then take advantage of the history at the Old Fashioned mild mornings with a stroll Sweet Tooth Sugarcane along the Statue Trail, event at the Durst-Taylor made up of nine statues Historic House and throughout downtown Gardens, and then help and along Mound Street, cram the William R. where you will learn Johnson Coliseum about influential people at a Lumberjacks or and events that helped Ladyjacks basketball shape the city’s history. game. June February Summer starts It’s a date! Take in one of scrumptiously with the SFA’s many cultural events, Texas Blueberry Festival including an intimate play — the anchor event of a by the School of Theatre in blueberry-sweet weekend full Kennedy Auditorium or a concert of activities in Nacogdoches! presented by the School of Music. The Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in Grab dinner downtown, and then stroll the Park sets a relaxing tone the night the brick streets and sip some fine wines at before in Festival Park. Downtown also the annual Downtown Wine Swirl. plays host to the annual Juneteenth parade. As the temperature rises, keep the kids cool with a visit to Splash March Kingdom Family Waterpark. Nacogdoches really comes alive in the spring. Celebrate by perusing the fresh produce and hand-made treats at the July Nacogdoches Farmers’ Market, and then spend a leisurely Beat the heat by taking in a free movie at the Judy B. afternoon enjoying nature’s beauty along the Azalea Trail. Wrap McDonald Public Library, then enjoy some live theatre at up your perfect Saturday with a wild night at the Nacogdoches the SFA School of Theatre’s SummerStage Festival. Make Pro Rodeo and Steer Show. plans for a long weekend in Nacogdoches and celebrate Independence Day the old-fashioned way at Freedom Fest April on July 4th in Festival Plaza. There’s a whole lot of beauty to behold around town this month. Bring the family for a full morning of fun activities and entertainment at the Farmers Market Spring Fling, then pick “The Chamber’s online calendar can help you make the most of your time with unique experiences and events. See what’s in store for your weekend in Nacogdoches!” Claire Robbins | Manpower Past Chair of the Board of Directors NACOGDOCHES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
33 August Cool off with a dip in the clear, spring-fed pond at Camp Tonkawa Springs, a campground and RV park in Garrison, or beat the heat and sneak a little education into your entertainment by taking the kids to see a special program at the SFA Planetarium. September It’s time for football, and at SFA that means it’s time for tailgating. Students, alumni and fans mingle around the Ag Pond before home games and then cram Homer Bryce Stadium to cheer for the Lumberjacks. If you’re looking for a more soothing sound, the Sandyland Bluegrass Reunion features traditional bluegrass and gospel music. October Fall means family-friendly fun in Nacogdoches. Enjoy the carnival rides, games, food and competitions at the Pineywoods Fair, and don’t miss the Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing, an annual event that finds a cast of spirits haunting the historic village, telling stories about their lives and handing out treats. November Enjoy a relaxing drive along the Fall Foliage Trail. Get in the spirit of the season at Holiday in the Pines, a shopping extravaganza sponsored by Nacogdoches Junior Forum, the International Fair Trade Market at Westminster Presbyterian Church, and Wassail Fest, where downtown merchants feature their best holiday brew. December Experience an Old Fashioned Christmas at Millard’s Crossing Historic Village. The Nine Flags Christmas Festival provides several weekends worth of activities, including a lighted parade downtown, a tour of homes and more. It’s a non-stop celebration of the season that offers something for every member of the family!
35 BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL The Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford is a delightful day of fun for all ages! This year marks the Festival events include a booth where festival guests may personally thank first responders, veterans and elected 31st anniversary of the most delicious festival officials for their service and sacrifices, a in the Lone Star State. As the only state- blueberry pancake breakfast, pet parade, sanctioned blueberry festival in car show, bounce park, blueberry Texas, this annual event attracts pie eating contests, cooking more than 20,000 people demonstrations, a penny press to Nacogdoches’ historic with blueberry designs, downtown district. The Blueberry Cupcake Battle, Running of the The festival opens Blueberries 5K fun early on June 12 and run, a 42 tournament, serves as the anchor a washer pitching event for a weekend tournament and packed with sweet Pickin’ on the Square activities throughout music jam sessions Nacogdoches County, open to all. Enjoy live all inspired by the entertainment and mighty blue super fruit. tons of food, craft and Prime growing conditions product vendors that line make East Texas a choice the streets and Festival blueberry-producing area, Park. To make the festival and the annual harvest even sweeter, most of these peaks in early summer. In 1989, events are free of charge! Nacogdoches residents Leon and Kick off your weekend on Friday Patsy Hallman coordinated community evening in Festival Park at the Blueberry leaders and volunteers to plan an affordable, Bluegrass Concert in the Park, featuring traditional family-friendly event that highlights our local businesses bluegrass music for the entire family. Bring your blanket! and attractions, while celebrating and promoting the Free admission. unique local industry. Today, downtown merchants, festival vendors and businesses all across the county participate in Proceeds benefit the Nacogdoches County Chamber’s the celebration by offering blueberry-themed activities and various community and business development programs. specials all weekend long! Go to TexasBlueberryFestival.com for up-to-the-minute information. Thousands of pounds of fresh Texas-grown blueberries are sold right on site at the festival or you can opt for a free shuttle ride to a local blueberry farm for a pick-your-own experience. “Thousands come to Nacogdoches for the Texas Blueberry Festival. For some, it’s a standing tradition. For others, it’s the first introduction to our town and local businesses.” Trish Holt | Etech VC Special Projects & Fundraisers NACOGDOCHES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
37 GETTING AROUND Located at the crossroads of historic trails such as the famous El Camino Real, Nacogdoches has been and still is Jack Brooks Regional Beaumont, TX (125 miles), 409/719-4900, flysetx.com the destination of countless travelers. Today, many regional and local transportation options George Bush Intercontinental serve the city. It seems all roads lead to Houston, TX (130 miles), 281/230-3100, Nacogdoches! fly2houston.com/hou AIRPORTS Hobby International A. L. Mangham Jr. Regional Airport Houston, TX (150 Nacogdoches, TX, miles), 713/640-3000, 936/560-9567, fly2houston.com/hobby nactx.us/airport Located off Highway Love Field International 7 West, one mile Dallas, TX (170 miles), outside the loop, the 214/670-5683, airport provides a wide dallas-lovefield.com range of professional services including DFW International aircraft fueling and Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX maintenance. The lighted (185 miles), 972/973- runway is a 5,001-feet-by- 3112, dfwairport.com 75-feet asphalt surface, equipped with a precision BUS SERVICE instrument landing system The District (ILS) and capable of serving (Brazos Transit District) aircraft from the smallest single 800/272-0039, btd.org/nacogdoches engine to larger corporate jets. Local fixed routes run 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. while their Demand & Response service Angelina County Airport runs 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Diboll, TX (32 miles), 936/634-7511, angelinacounty.net Greyhound Bus East Texas Regional 4010 South St., 936/305-5285, 800/231-2222, greyhound.com Longview, TX (57 miles), 903/643-3031, flyggg.com CAR SERVICE Pounds Field Uber Tyler, TX (82 miles), 903/531-2343, cityoftyler.org uber.com Request a ride any time of day, any day of the year, depending Shreveport Regional on the availability of drivers at the time of the request. Shreveport, LA (90 miles), 318/673-5370, flyshreveport.com “One important element of chamber membership is advocacy — maintaining alliances at the local, state and federal levels and communicating about current issues such as transportation.” Tyrone Curl | Tipton Ford Lincoln Board Member NACOGDOCHES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
39 Lyft lyft.com Request a ride any time of day, any day of the year, depending on the availability of drivers at the time of the request. TAXI SERVICE Elite Cab Company 936/645-1185 Nac Cab 936/553-4260 It’s a great day for a drive around East Texas! Pick up the 2021 Official Nacogdoches City and County map at the chamber office today. TRAIN Your Safe Care Amtrak 800/USA-RAIL, amtrak.com Is Our #1 Priority Amtrak offers passenger train service to and from Nacogdoches via the Amtrak Bus, which transports and Get the healthcare you need. transfers passengers between Houston and Longview. With confirmed reservations, one can board the bus for either city. Amtrak service from Longview continues north to Chicago or Caring may look different than it used to, west to Dallas, San Antonio and Los Angeles. Amtrak departs but one thing remains the same – hospital from Houston east to New Orleans and west to Los Angeles. teams standing strong together and caring for our community. Find a physician at NacMedicalCenter.com/find-a-doctor or call 866-697-5864 Nacogdoches is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59, State Highway 21 and State Highway 7. Nacogdoches is 65 miles south of Interstate 20. It is located approximately 140 miles northeast of Houston, 90 miles southwest of Shreveport and 160 miles southeast of Dallas. Nacogdoches is located on the future I-69 system which will provide a continuous corridor connecting Mexico, the United States and Canada.
41 THE MOVE After visiting, many people decide to make Nacogdoches their home. The following information helps to simplify the move: GAS Appleby Gas Corporation 936/560-4127 Provides natural gas service for residents of Nacogdoches, DRIVING Appleby, Holly Springs and Garrison. Texas Department of Public Safety 936/560-5826, dps.texas.gov CenterPoint Energy Driver’s License & ID 713/659-2111, centerpointenergy.com Natural gas service for Nacogdoches County Tax Office Nacogdoches residents. 936/560-7767, co.nacogdoches.tx.us Vehicle Registration, Plates & City of Chireno Natural Gas Parking 936/362-2312, chireno.com Serves approximately 1,600 ELECTRICITY customers in a 50-square- Curtis & Clark Energy mile area. Services 877/418-2237, Greenville Automatic Gas curtisandclark.com 800/735-7427, Negotiates electricity automaticgas.com rates and services for A full-service propane both residential and retailer serving 11 commercial clients. counties in east and Deep East Texas northeast Texas. Electric Cooperative Perry Propane 936/229-4000, deepeast.com 936/564-8448, perrypropane.com Serves a large portion of the rural Products and services include areas of Nacogdoches County. bottles filled and lease tanks. Oncor Electric Delivery Reklaw Natural Gas 936/369-4333 888/313-6862, oncor.com Serves the Sacul community. Delivers electricity to residents inside the Nacogdoches city limits and parts of the county. INTERNET, PHONE & TV TXU Energy 855/750-0899 Sales, 800/818-6132 Service, txu.com AT&T 800/288-2020, att.com Serves many area residents. To choose another provider, contact Consolidated Communications 844/968-7224, consolidated.com Texas Electric Choice at 866/797-4839 or powertochoose.org. DIRECTV 888/795-9489, directv.com GARBAGE DISH Network 833/729-3740, dish.com City of Nacogdoches Public Works 936/559-2583, nactx.us Suddenlink 877/251-3110, suddenlink.com Serves residents and businesses inside the Nacogdoches city limits. Lilly Sanitation 936/347-2000, lillysanitation.com WATER Serves rural Nacogdoches County. Appleby Water Supply 936/569-9782, applebywater.com Serves residents from the U.S. Hwy 259 and U.S. 59 intersection Piney Woods Sanitation 936/876-5640, pineywoodssanitation.com (the Garrison Y) north to Garrison including Serves rural Nacogdoches County. Appleby Sand Rd. to Nacogdoches. “Choose a house with a hundred years of history, a brand-new home or anything in between. Nacogdoches is sure to have the house and the neighborhood that’s right for your family and your lifestyle!” Ed Pool | Charles Pool Real Estate, Inc. Board Member NACOGDOCHES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
43 Caro Water Supply 936/564-3078 Serves residents from Central Heights north to the Nacogdoches County line and all residents between the Appleby Water Supply area and the City of Cushing. City of Cushing 936/326-4665 D & M Water Supply 936/559-9900, dmwater.org Serves Douglass, the Moral community, parts of Lake Nacogdoches and areas south of Nacogdoches to Press Rd. Etoile Water Supply 936/854-2215, etoilewsc.myruralwater.com City of Garrison 936/347-2201, garrisontx.us Libby Water Supply 936/560-5097 or 936/558-8633 Serves residents in the Martinsville area. Lilbert-Looneyville Water 936/326-8060 Serves residents within the Lilbert-Looneyville area. Lilly Grove Water Supply 936/569-9292, lillygrovesud.com Serves a 6-square mile area including Old Tyler Rd., Lone Star Rd., FM 343 and FM 698. Melrose Water Supply 936/560-2360, melrosewatersupply.com Serves the communities of Chireno, Melrose, Oak Ridge, Sand Hill and Attoyac, plus Timber Ridge and Carrizo Creek developments and the Boggy Creek area of Lake Sam Rayburn. Nacogdoches City Water Department 936/564-5046, nactx.us Sacul Water Supply 936/326-4241 Swift Water Supply 936/462-7843, swiftwsc.com Serves rural communities in Nacogdoches County, including residents of Swift, Shady Grove and Martinsville. Woden Water Supply 936/715-0307, wodenwater.org Serves the Kingtown, Woden, Oakridge, Fairview, Midway, Barker and Pineflat communities.
45 RETIREMENT Ready to retire? Set within the rolling hills of Texas Forest Country, Nacogdoches offers Southern hospitality mixed with a CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Meet new people and do great things with a variety of rich history and a moderate climate. Nacogdoches groups including Kiwanis, Rotary, Pilot, Newcomers and several garden clubs. Nacogdoches was one of the first Ready to join? You can count on the three communities in Texas to be Nacogdoches County Chamber of named a Certified Retirement Commerce to point you in the right Community. This state program direction. Call 936/564-7351. recognizes communities considered exemplary in COMMUNITIES several areas, including The Nacogdoches housing housing, safety, working market has much to opportunities, healthcare offer to those looking to services, transportation, retire in the area. Local continuing education, builders are working recreation, cultural to meet the needs of events, sports, senior adults by creating community services specific subdivisions and and spiritual enrichment. apartment communities that cater to the desires Nacogdoches offers the and expectations of this services and activities age group. A wide variety retirees demand while of housing choices exists to retaining the hometown accommodate area retirees, friendliness and natural beauty including patio homes, duplexes, so many retirees desire. Close condominiums, apartments and proximity to two of the South’s best assisted-care facilities. bass fishing lakes — Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend — makes Nacogdoches a prime CULTURAL EVENTS recreation hotspot. Surrounded by abundant lakes and tall Lamp-Lite Theatre pine and hardwood forests, residents of Nacogdoches County 936/564-8300, lamplitetheatre.org have the opportunity to choose from an array of leisure, As one of the largest community theatre groups in East Texas, educational and recreational venues. a troupe of more than 100 actors present a variety of plays and musicals throughout the year. Acting workshops for all ages are ACTIVITIES also offered regularly. Whether you enjoy shopping and dining with friends or concerts and festivals with the grandkids, there’s always something to do SFA College of Fine Arts in Nacogdoches. Check out nacogdoches.org, visitnacogdoches. 936/468-6407, finearts.sfasu.edu org or call 936/564-7351 for a complete list of activities and upcoming events. “Nacogdoches offers the services and activities retirees demand while retaining the hometown friendliness and natural beauty that everyone enjoys.” Roger Lindsey | Oncor Electric Delivery Board Member NACOGDOCHES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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