Shepherd Chamber of Commerce

Shepherd Chamber of Commerce

16 N. Liberty St, Shepherd, TX 77371


Did You Know?

by Yvonne Cones

This has been a week when students started to collect their scholarship checks. Shepherd Chamber of Commerce presented two, to Marsybeth Manjarrez and Arnulfo Lopez, who wrote excellent essays and who will go onto to further their education. Marsybeth, a grad from Shepherd High School, had other scholarships too for her outstanding achievements and is going to follow her brother in his work in construction management. Arnulfo was home schooled. Home schooled students are eligible to apply for scholarships too! He was ahead in his studies by a year and is headed for Houston University. Both students received a check for $1,500.

The Republican Club of Coldspring gave a scholarship last week to Jeanne Roberts for her excellent essay on Patriotism. President of the Club, Diane Galando and other members were there to congratulate her and give her a check for $750. Many organizations give scholarships to graduating students and is is gratifying to be able to help young people in their move into a new life after High School.

On June 23 First Baptist Church will dedicate the new building for the Food Bank. The official name will be ‘Rand McIntyre Food Pantry’ after the two ladies who led the effort to make this building happen. More details on this soon. This will be a fine addition in the move to help those in need and is the result of a lot of hard work and generous donations from the public. The Emergency Management, based in the new Innovation Building in Coldspring, wants everyone to know they are ready to help those who have had damage to their homes or businesses. 

If you have not collected your directory from Coldspring Chamber of Commerce for 2024/2025, you can call round to the office for one. It contains information of businesses who are members as well as phone numbers and information of utilities, county numbers, City Hall for both Coldspring and Shepherd and much more. It is a handy thing to have in your car or office.

Coldspring will host the next Luncheon on the second Tuesday in July. Call the office to reserve your place.

Business of the Month in Shepherd will be Shepherd Supercenter. Marvin Green and his sister have assembled a wonderful collection from clothes, furniture, tools, preserves, jewelry and more in this building off the frontage road on Hwy 59. It is across from People’s Bank but you have to take Page Ave from FM 150 to get into the parking lot. Every thing is priced remarkably low. I bought wind chimes last time I was there. 

I hope you are all able to stay cool and enjoy life! Remember Shepherd Chamber hosts the Independent Day event of June 29 stating at noon with the American Legion Commander and the Flag Ceremony and Judge Kitchens who will lead us in the Pledge. Vendors, forms are now on line and at Shepherd Library and City Hall or call me.

Coldspring Chamber of Commerce

31 N. Butler St., Coldspring, TX 77331


Marsybeth Manjarrez receives a scholarship check from Shepherd Chamber of Commerce, here with her mother and Yvonne Cones

Diane Galando, President of Republican Club,  presented Jeanna Roberts with scholarship check

Shepherd Library is getting ready for the summer program.  The Hot Air Balloon is almost done!

Marsybeth Manjarrez receives a scholarship check from Shepherd Chamber of Commerce, here with her mother and Yvonne Cones