Greater Shepherd Chamber of Commerce

Did You Know?
Yvonne Ryba

    At last some cooler weather arrived in our area! I don't think it is time to bring out the winter clothing yet, but I am going to check where I put them!
    Did you know that Shepherd has a realtor with an office in the center of town? Jeri Bailey Realtor with JLA Realty moved into 11010 Hwy 150 last year and redecorated her office just along from El Taquito restaurant. Jeri 's office is next to her husband's Shannon. Mr. Bailey is in construction and also sits on Shepherd City Council. Jeri is busy selling property and with over 20 years experience, is very successful in her work. I wrote 'selling' but she advertises 'selling, buying, renting and investing in real estate'. Her web site and Facebook page display a lot of her current list of properties and her Facebook page states "Home is where you make it." Call Jeri at 281-659-5492.
    I am pleased to announce that Linda Deeter is doing much better and getting stronger after her recent illness. Linda is Shepherd Chamber's web 'master'. She is also the web maker and designer for other local web sites and is a moving force in San Jacinto County Women's League and Coldspring Quilts for Kids. The latter organization make delightful quilts for children in hospital or in accidents, and other times when they are in need. The quilts are given to our first responders who keep them in their vehicles till they are needed. If you would like to donate new cotton materials to the group or perhaps become part of it, go to their Facebook page or call the owner of the Red Barn Retreat, LaDonyce Hamilton at 936-653-8222.
    Let's hope for good weather at Wolf Creek Car Show on October 20 and 21st. Wolf Creek RV Park is set right on the lake shore and is a lovely place to visit.
    San Jacinto Historical Commission will hold the annual 'Haunted Jail' for two weekends on October 19-20th from 6.30 PM till 9.30PM. and October 26-27 with the same hours. The first hour is for younger children and is not so scary, but after that from 7.30 PM on, it is enter at your own risk. The actors have practiced to scare you! The Haunting ends at 9.30 PM or until the line ends and is a fund raiser for the Historical Commission. Tickets cost $10 for ages 13 years and up, $5 for 5-12 years and under 5 years is free.
     The 'Coldspring Old Town Fall Festival' which is next to the Jail Museum, will be held on October 27th from 2PM - 5PM.  It will feature games, food and drinks, face painting and more. Call 936-827-8310 for more information.
    Shepherd Chamber of Commerce seeks interested vendors for the Shepherd Christmas event on December 1st.  Call the chamber at the number below. If you are planning to be in the parade, entry forms are available at City Hall, or go to or web site.

Coldspring -San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce
31, N. Butler St. Coldspring 77331
Shepherd Chamber of Commerce
PO. Box 520, Shepherd 77371
Free business consultation available! Call your chamber office to make an appointment.