I always vote the district not the whims of the lobby or associations that attempt to control votes in the legislature. I have effectively balanced the budget and will not vote to raise taxes. I will continue to protect the lives of the unborn, continue to protect our 2nd Amendment rights and will fight to protect all Texans from the crisis of illegal immigration on the border. In addition I will fight for school students and their teachers and work for teachers pay and more money going into the classroom and away from administrative pursuits.
City of West Tawakoni
The Catfish Capital of Texas
In 2001, the Texas Legislature declared West Tawakoni the “Catfish Capital of Texas.” West Tawakoni is the “Catfish Capital” of Texas for a good reason. We are located on the west side of Lake Tawakoni which boasts some of the biggest blue cats in the south, and has on more than one occasion produced multiple 5 fish stringers over 200lbs! Lake Tawakoni boasts 225 miles of shoreline, with a large abundance of Crappie, Black Bass, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, Hybrid Bass which of course help feed its “MONSTER” Catfish.
MEMBER OF THE MONTH:
- Mike Nelson (individual Member)
- Marsha Shilling of Marsha Shilling Ministries
MEMBER OF THE MONTH: Kent Layton as Constable Precinct #4 of Hunt County has been serving as Constable since 2009. Prior to being Constable, he was a Substitute Teacher for 3 years, Lions Club Member for 4 years and is currently serving as the Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce. He was a Youth Director at Faith Baptist Church, helping families at Christmas through the Angel Tree Program annually. Kent loves people and our communities!
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH - Cornerstone Youth and Outreach Center: has been in operation since October 2016. We have served the community by handling out free clothing twice a week. We also have youth services on Wednesdays and Worship nights on the first Sunday of the month. They have seen many lives and families changed through the Power of God through the outreach days and services. Cornerstone Youth and Outreach Center is hoping to continue serving the community in the years to come! The Youth Center is Directed by Michael and Raven Miller and the Outreach is Directed by Tanya Arnold. For more information, call 903-474-4003
MEMBER OF THE MONTH - Mayor Jacky Goleman: Jacky Goleman is a lifelong resident of Quinlan, attending all 12 years in our school district. After receiving a bachelors degree in education, he returned home to teach and coach. Jacky became Athletic Director in 1993 and retired from QISD in 2016. As Mayor of Quinlan, his passion is for the City of Quinlan. He serves on the Economic Development Corporation, Lake Tawakoni Planning and Zoning Board, and the Quinlan Community Park Board. Jacky volunteers much of his time working at school and city events.
AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH - Felissa and Norman Davis: Norman and Felissa are so honored to be selected as Ambassador of the Month. The Ambassador program is a perfect fit with our passion of helping people support a healthy lifestyle with doTerra Essential Oils (Choose-Health.us). This program is a powerful addition to any small business. It helps us remember that our small business will not be successful without our community. As we pull our resources and talents together through the LTRCC, we can ALL be successful!
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH - Gene Sousa, Realtor of EXIT Realty Pinnacle Group in Quinlan. Gene takes pride in providing timely, accurate advice and professional real estate services to his clients. He specializes in residential sales but will gladly assist you in finding a home or investment property as a buyer. Call Gene with any questions and remember that he is never too busy for you or your referrals. Call: 903.356.4700 office of 903.474.4745 Cell
MEMBER OF THE MONTH - Karen Cory currently serves on the West Tawakoni City Council and enjoys volunteering her talents and time to various committees, the city, local business events and to the American Legion where she is currently a member of the Auxiliary. Currently, she is heading up the Cancer Research/Assistance Patient Benefit on May 5, 2018. She is not only a member of the Chamber of Commerce but also an Ambassador of the Chamber. Karen loves her community that she held the 50th Golden Jubilee of West Tawakoni and proceeds went towards Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful to purchase welcome signs for the entrances of the city.
AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH - Marci McCoy of Cornerstone Insurance as member of the Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce. Marci loves to volunteer and desires to contribute to our community and become more familiar with what it has to offer. Her goals are to enrich our community, become more aware of our community to better support local businesses and spread awareness of Cornerstone Senior Services.
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH: Lakeside Tax & Bookkeeping - Owner, Staci Thomas
Lakeside Tax & Bookkeeping opened its new office in West Tawakoni in 2017. Although new to this area, the staff is celebrating 18 years in business and going strong! The office was located in Rowlett until 2016 when the building at 1200 E. State Hwy. 276 was purchased and remodeled to accommodate the growing business. Lakeside Tax & Bookkeeping specializes in small business advisory services, including QuickBooks consulting, bookkeeping, payroll and both business and individual tax services.
MEMBER OF THE MONTH: Hunt County Commissioner Precinct 3, Mr. Phillip Martin
Phillip grew up in Hunt County and graduated from Celeste ISD. While attending ETSU, he was accepted into the Department of Public Safety Homer Garrison State Police Academy in Austin. He holds a Master Certificate with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and Officers Standards. Commissioned by the Texas Department of Public Safety as a "Special Ranger", Phillip has been involved serving South Hunt County. He has received many awards for his outstanding performance, dedication and loyalty. It is with great pleasure to recognize the heroic efforts he has displayed as a law enforcement officer.
AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH: Larry Pare
Larry shared his love of community and business partnerships in our February luncheon.
LONE OAK NEWSLETTER - The Lone Oak Newsletter was started in 1991 by Betty Montgomery. It was a one page newsletter covering the local events in the town of Lone Oak. The Newsletter became a weekly paper with twelve pages. It covered all events as well as events in surrounding areas.
It is a small town paper, family owned and operated. The paper is published and delivered on Friday and covers Point, Tawakoni, Quinlan, Cash, southern Greenville, and Lone Oak.
The Paper is owned by Pam Bedingfield and published by daughter, Peggy Bedingfield. It is delivery each week by dad. This newsletter purblishes events of interest to the general public and is family oriented with puzzles and games. The Newsletter is located on Hwy. 69 S, Just North of Lone Oak. Phone: 903-662-5583 or email: email@example.com or visit www.lonknl.bravehost.com for more information.
EDDIE DEEN & COMPANY CATERING
Eddie Deen grew up on a working ranch in Wills Point, Texas. From an early age, he learned the value of hard work, determination, and relationships. A 1979 graduate of Texas A & M University, Eddie opened his first restaurant on the shores of Lake Tawakoni in 1980. In 1994, he purchased the land and buildings for the "commissary" in Terrell, Texas which is now the main staging area for Eddie Deen & Company Catering. In 1996, Eddie Deen's Ranch in Downtown Dallas was created in the old Malouf dress factory just south of the Dallas Convention Center. In December of 2008, Eddie's newest development Edison's Dallas opened which expands the services and relationships to a growing, diverse, client base.
In 1995, 14,000 guests were served in 45 minutes for Gov. George W. Bush at his Gubernatorial Inaugural.
In 1999, 15,500 guests were served in 38 minutes at Gov. Bush second term inaugural on the Capitol Grounds.
In 2001, over 10,000 guests were served at the Opening Ceremonies of the newly elected President George W. Bush.
Also in 2001, at 3 Presidential Inaugural Balls held on the same night, 22,000 guests were served at the Washington DC Convention Center.
In 2003, 13,500 were served in 29 minutes for newly elected Governor Rick Perry on the Capitol Grounds in Austin, Texas.
In 2005, again over 10,000 guests were served at President Bush's second inaugural, including 1,400 people a day for the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
2,000 people served at the black tie Commander in Chief Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington DC.
12,000 people were served at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In 2005, after the Hurricane Katrina disaster, over 100,000 evacuees were served at the Convention center.
65,000 power-line workers for TXU were served in New Orleans and Lufkin, TX in response to Katrina and Hurricane Rita.
Call: (214) 741-4211 for more information or visit website for Eddie Deen & Company Catering
ALTRUSA - International non-profit for women. Visit website www.altrusa.org for more information on how to help and be involved
THRIFT & MORE STORE - A unique vendor mall with antiques, clothing, furniture, accessories located at 8984 Hwy. 34 South in Quinlan. Shop Local, it matters
SERVPRO OF MESQUITE - Whether you need emergency flood damage restoration or top-to-bottom home cleaning, you can trust our SERVPRO of Mesquite Professionals to make your house feel like home again. We have the training, experience, and equipment to quickly get your home looking its best. Our high staff is highly trained in the cleanup and resotration of residential and commercial properties after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Mesquite can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business. As a locally owned and operated business - we're at part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 franchises, which enables us to respond quicker with more resources. Call today for a quote at 972-329-4747.
TEXAS LAND & LAKES - has made its mark - and its reputation - by creating premium waterfront communities in the DFW area. We spot the potential in undeveloped lakefront, showcase and enhance its natural features and design exceptional family-focused communities.
One recent community located locally on Lake Tawakoni is one that won't be forgotten, Nautical Shores is an upscale, irreplaceable lakefront community with large generously wooded lots on a huge 36,000 acre lake. This was one of the fastest selling communities to date! There are 5 open water homesites available at this time!
Sterling Shores on Lake Bob Sandlin is another gated lakefront community with rolling hills, towering trees and underground utilities. Call today and let us make your dream of owning lakefront property a reality 888-711-9505.
FIGHT'N SIDE OF ME DJ - Music DJ with stage
QUINLAN FAMILY DENTISTRY
Looking for a place with beautiful sunsets on the lake? Kickin' Back at Kenny's Landing is what you are looking for. There is gas, bait, beach, covered pavilion, grills with lake front RV lots with 30/50 Amp Service and a golf course nearby. Visit Kenny at kickinbackatkennys.com or call 903.447.9962 for more information.
Need an affordable, honest locksmith? C & S Locksmith has got you covered, from a lock installation to rekeying, their goal is to provide the best customer service at the best price. Call Steve Anderson at 469.279.2546 today and he can help you with all of your locksmith products and services today.
MANNA BASKET MINISTRIES
Exciting plans ahead for this organization. Counseling and life coaching possibilities include: Surviving grief, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, parenting pre-school children, helping your children to be more successful in school and coffee conversations.
Call or email for information:
214.577.8399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WAGON WHEEL MOTEL
Recently remodeled, the Wagon Wheel Motel offers rooms at affordable prices. They are located at 1333 E. Hwy. 276 in West Tawakoni, TX and for a reservation or more information please call 903.447.3551.
BILL SLAUGHTER INSURANCE - Call (903) 217-6506 for more information
Why pay for claims you may never have? That's been my mantra for several decades when it comes to paying high premiums for low to no deductibles and/or co-pays. And, it really touches home when it comes to Medicare supplements.
Most Medicare advantage plans have a maximum out of pocket per year of $6700; while the plan I think most folks should take is a supplement to regular medicare and its maximum out of pocket is now just $2100. But, those between the ages of 65 to 68 average $541 OOP per year; 68-72 average $647 OOP per year; and 73 and above average $754 per year.
Think about it. If you the average 65 year old, you could pay $1800 per year in premium for ZERO deductible; or $372 per year and have a maximum OOP of $2100. Take the ZERO deductible and you're paying $1428 per year to insure $2100. I'd rather put that $1428 in my own pocket...better yet, put it in a savings account that pays you a guaranteed THREE percent interest per year.
Come see me and I'll explain these numbers at NO cost. And, every doctor, every hospital that accepts Medicare accepts this supplement, NATIONWIDE!
FARMERS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
In the mid 1930’s only 1 out of 10 rural homes had electric service. For many years power companies ignored the rural areas, except where there were conditions necessary to assure early profits. This lack of electricity made life on the farm difficult and limited growth in rural areas, since industries required electricity.
On May 11, 1935, Roosevelt signed Executive Order No. 7037 establishing the REA. It was not until a year later that the Rural Electrification Act was passed, and the lending program that became the REA got underway. On Sept. 11, 1937 Farmers Electric Cooperative was born.
Setting up a co-op wasn’t easy. The organizers were ordinary citizens who held meetings to convince people to join the cooperative. The organizers went house-to-house and the results were not always positive. In 1935 the membership fee of $5 was a lot of money and people were skeptical. The first lines were energized on Sept. 14, 1938.
We strive to be recognized as an exceptional co-op by our members, employees and communities. With careful management of resources, dedicated employees and strategic planning, we’ve managed to keep our electricity prices stable and our reliability high for 80 years.
NORTH TEXAS CASINO PARTIES
Reserve your event now! North Texas Casino Parties is your Casino Party entertainment provider that will turn your venue into Vegas! They will provide games for Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold 'Em Poker, and Slot Machines. North Texas Casinos takes pride in educating their guests on how to play the game. Their dealers will teach you the "ins and outs" of all of the games. You will leave the event entertained as well as more knowledgeable about the games offered in Las Vegas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
They specialize in fundraisers, birthday parties, corporate events, poker tournaments, graduation ceremonies, proms and after-prom events, holiday parties, family reunions and more. All of the events are customized to your needs whether it is a group of 8 or a group of 800, they will put together a game package that fits your needs for the event. We Turn Your Venue Into Vegas!
A non-profit organization that believes that it is our duty to help meet the needs of the children in our communities. They also believe we need to keep searching for the root causes and for effective long-term solutions to poverty. One hundred percent of all donations go directly toward helping meet the needs of the children.
QUINLAN SELF STORAGE
The Quinlan Self Storage facility has been upgraded to include 24-hour gate-code access with video surveillance. They take payments on-line, mail or phone. Unit sizes are 10 x 24 / 10 x 10 / 9 x 12 / 7 x 12. Please visit website quinlanselfstorage.com for more information
GRADY ROCK & SAND
8269 FM 36 South, Quinlan, TX 75474
Provides Rock and Sand, Top Soil, Cushion Sand, Crushed Concrete, Washed Rock, Recycled Asphalt and Pea Gravel
Alliance Bank, a progressive community bank, was established in 1927 with corporate offices in Sulphur Springs, Texas and began serving Greenville and Hunt County in July 1990. It expanded into Wolfe City and Commerce in August 1993. In February 1996, the bank purchased Colonial Bank of Greenville and now has (2) branches serving that community. Alliance Bank completed construction of its branch in south Rockwall in October 2005 and its north Rockwall branch in November 2015. In February 2016 the growth continued into McKinney with a Loan Production Office. Additionally, the Bank owns and operates Galyean Insurance Agency, as well as, its own brokerage company-Alliance Bank Financial Services.
The word schön [ʃøːn] is German for beautiful, nice, pretty, great, good…
schön graphics is a small advertising agency I founded in 2013. After working in Marketing Departments and Advertising Agencies for almost 20 years, I decided to “do my own thing” and am now proudly serving the Lake Tawakoni Area with all kinds of Marketing Materials:
From logos, business-cards and labels over finding target groups, creating or updating homepages and social media marketing...
... What can I do for you?
Daniela Diangson / Graphic Designer
4094 County Road 3706
Wills Point, TX 75169
We're a full service photography studio with 20 years experience. Our focus is on fine art portraiture and personal branding headshots, although we do a few select weddings and newborns each year too.
We'll be there with you for the whole journey, from the pre-session consultation where we will discuss your style, clothing options and just get to know you, to the photo session either indoors or outdoors, to the in-person ordering appointment to help guide you to the products that will best meet your needs. In our newly renovated home-studio, we have recently began offering styled beauty sessions, complete with hair and makeup, for mothers and daughters, sisters, bff's, and couples.
We create art for your home and heart.
Contact info: 15415 Thunder RD.
Terrell, TX 75161
The first Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark opened in 2005 in Canton, TX. The mission of Splash Kingdom is to glorify God while providing a safe and fun recreation experience for families. Since 2005, the company hasn’t stopped growing -- now with a total of five waterparks in the Splash Kingdom family. Our Texas locations include Canton, Hudson Oaks, Nacogdoches, and Greenville, and our only Louisiana location is Shreveport. We strive to always provide a positive and helpful experience to everyone that is touched by our organization -- guests, staff, and partners in business.
Splash Kingdom Air Patrol (Greenville, TX) is the newest of the five parks, which just opened on June 6, 2016. We are currently gearing up for summer 2017, which will be our second season serving our local community. This season we will be adding a few new things to our park, including rentable cabanas, a sand volleyball court, and a larger parking lot! Make plans to come see us this summer, and visit our website www.splashkingdomwaterpark.com for more info!
GLENDA’S Café & Catering
4400 Moulton St., Suite A in Greenville
Breakfast Served Until 10AM
Delivery Fee Per Order $1.00
BG&A Land Surveying, Inc.
9011 Hwy 34 South
Quinlan, Texas 75474
Catherine A Hall
Attorney at Law
2718 Wesley St.
Greenville, Texas 75401-4121
104 Business Hwy 34 Spur 264, Quinlan, Texas 75474
We do all auto repairs, air conditioning, engine repair/rebuild, steering / suspension, etc.
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH - GENE SOUSA, REALTOR OF EXIST REALTY PINNACLE GROUP - Gene takes pride in providing timely, accurate advice and professional service for your real estate transactions. He specializes in residential sales but will gladly assist you in finding a new home, vacation home or investment property as a buyer. He follows the example set by EXIT Realty Corp. International, the only national brand created after the internet age, which has re-invented real estate by providing high-tech, high-touch philosophy that always puts people first. Call him at 903.356.4700 at EXIT Realty Pinnacle Group in Quinlan at Lake Tawakoni.
MEMBER OF THE MONTH - Karen Cory: Karen currently serves on the West Tawakoni City Council and enjoys volunteering her talents and time to various committees, city, local business events, and to the American Legion where she is a member of the Auxiliary. She is currently heading up the Cancer Research/Assistance Patient Benefit on May 5, 2018 for the Auxiliary. Karen loves her community so much that she held the 50th Golden Jubilee of West Tawakoni last year. Proceeds went toward Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful to purchase welcome signs for the entrances of the city.
AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH - Marci McCoy: Marci is involved with the Chamber through Cornerstone Insurance and is actively involved within her community such as Children's Ministry Department Head for the Journey Church of Rowlett, Legionnaire with American Legion Post 517, and a mother of two. She has a strong desire to contribute to our community and become more familiar with what it has to offer.
Cheryl Poland is an independent Agent with RVOS and Integra Insurance Services serving the Lake Tawakoni and surrounding areas since 1999. We are a full service agency offering Home, Auto, Farm and Ranch, Motorcycle, Boats, RV's, and Mobile Home with a wide range of companies including Safeco, Progressive, Kemper, MetLife, Foremost, Travelers and Dairyland. If you have any questions or would like a free quote, please call us at 903-447-4126.
Thank you to all our RVOS Lodge 192 Members who make if possible for us to give back to our community through Scholarships, Food Banks, Fire Departments and other community needs.
It is a privilege to be of service to our customers.
Quinlan Sports Association
Little League Sports Association for Basketball, Baseball, Cheer and Football for Quinlan, Tawakoni and the surrounding area.
Get'em Outside to Play!
Kindred Hospice, located in Greenville, provides services in 17 counties, including Hunt, Rains and Rockwall counties. With over 40 experienced employees, our teamwork creates a kind and caring atmosphere for patients and their loved ones.
We believe that every moment matters, and our hospice care is centered around the entire family to help make the most of each day. We focus on individual care while offering your family all the support that’s needed.
Most of our services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and many private health insurance companies.
Our services include:
Expert nursing care
Pain and symptom management
Coverage of medications, equipment and supplied related to the terminal disease
Emotional and spiritual support
Comprehensive bereavement care
When any family first hears about hospice and life-limiting illness, it is always a difficult time. In these challenging moments, it’s important to know that you have an option that can help your loved one get the most out of life and live as fully and comfortably as possible.
We believe in dignity and respect for each patient we serve. Maybe that’s why so many families believe in us when it comes to choosing a hospice provider.
2824 Terrell Rd. Ste. 500
Greenville, Texas 75402
PH 903-454-1107 FX 903-454-2177
My Sister’s Closet Resale Shop Quinlan
103 Frontier Drive Quinlan, Texas 75474
My Sister’s Closet offers a worthy place for you to drop off your donations or to shop for gently used items. When you donate or shop with My Sister’s Closet you are helping WOMEN IN NEED who help victims of domestic violence.
Resale Shop Cycle
You donate your gently used clothing and household items. A store employee processes the items to the sales floor. A supportive customer purchases the items. The money from the items provides a service to a victim of domestic violence. Thank you, for your donations and thank you for choosing My Sister’s Closet as Business of the Month for SEPTEMBER 2016.
766 Quinlan Parkway
Quinlan, Texas 75474
Thank you for choosing CP's Cabins & Covers as Business of the Month for September 2015. We at CP's offer a variety of storage units, finished and unfinished cabins, carports and many other choices. You can choose from our wide variety of colors and sizes. Currently we have rent-to-own and or cash option on all our storage buildings, barns and cabins. Drop by our lot or call our office to get a quote on a building or carport.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call 903-356-2318 or 620-640-7555.
Keith Goodson Services
West Tawakoni, Texas 75474
With over 32 years experience in all types of electrical and air conditioning services, Keith Goodson Services is providing Lake Tawakoni residents and businesses quality workmanship at affordable prices. He moved his family to the lake area in 1976 and began his own services business. If you need quality electrical, heating, plumbing and carpentry work, Keith Goodson Services is here to serve your needs. In addition to his service business, Keith has also served on the West Tawakoni City Council for 3 years and is Pastor of Hope of Glory Church in West Tawakoni.
Quinlan, Texas 75474
Rent Zone would like to thank the Lake Tawakoni Regional chamber of Commerce for honoring us with the Business of the Month for September 2015. We are humbled to be awarded with such a prestigious award.
Rent Zone was first established in 2010. Thanks to our loyal customers we are now proudly serving three communities: Sulphur Spring, Quinlan, and Athens.
All three stores offer weekly, biweekly or monthly payment options, as well as 60 days same as cash on furniture, electronics, appliances, home decor and even seasonal items such as air conditioners, heaters and lawnmowers.
Your services is our number one priority, and our staff looks forward to continuing to serve our customers for many more years to come.
Thank you again.