Greater Shepherd Chamber of Commerce

Did You Know?
Yvonne Cones

Well, it is officially Spring and Easter is just a few weeks away. Mark your calendars for the Easter Egg Hunt on April 13th in Old Town Coldspring. The SJC Historical Commission work to look after The Jailhouse Museum and the buildings which have been rescued over the years, to give us a glimpse of our past. There's the School House, the Railway Depot, the Post Office and a grindstone which once provided the means to grind the grain. There is more. It is a very pleasant setting, if you ignore the 'Hanging Tree' which now of course looks like a grand old tree.
    The Egg Hunt is organized by CABMA ( Coldspring Area Businesses and Merchants Association) and Friends of Old Town. CABMA will also host 'March Madness & Crazy Hat Contest' on Saturday, March 30th from 9 AM- 4 PM. Of course there will be vendors in the square for Trades Day and the Engine Show is also that day, again, in Old Town Coldspring.
     If you live in the Coldspring area, you will know there is an El Taquito restaurant in town, but did you know there is also an El Taquito in Shepherd? Situated in the strip by the traffic lights, this Mexican restaurant is a favorite lunch and dinner spot. The lunch menu ranges from $6.45 to $7.45 and is served from 11AM-2 PM Monday through Friday. Lunch Fajitas are excellent! For dinner I often order Taquito Botana. I usually take home half of it to eat later. Served with Guacamole and Sour Cream on a bed of lettuce, this is four triangles of Beef or Chicken Quesadillas and four Mini Flautas. Open all week from 11 AM till 9 PM, Friday till 10 PM, call 936-628-6580.
    Last week I mentioned how Coldspring Chamber Board member Barbara Justice won the award for Volunteer of the Year. I should also mention Christie White who is, like me, Board member of both Coldspring and Shepherd Chambers of Commerce. Christie won the award for Sales Consultant of the Year. Christie is a LegalShield Representative and another great volunteer.
    I attended the piano recital at Shepherd Library this week. Really it was more of a sing-a-long with a wonderful singer Danielle Reich leading us. Peggy Stern played her keyboard expertly but with humor too. It was most enjoyable. I hope my talk on April 2 at 6 PM will be as enjoyable to my audience! It's called "I was born during an air raid!" and covers what life was like in WW2 England.  On April 25 Connie Straus will give her talk entitled "Ladies of Justice - Learn how to protect and empower your family." I am sure men are welcome too!
Coldspring- San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce
31, N. Butler St. Coldspring 77331
Shepherd Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 520, Shepherd 77371
Shepherd Chamber meets fourth Monday of the month at 5.30 PM in Shepherd City Hall, in Chamber Office
Coldspring Chamber meets every first Thursday of the month at 8 AM in Chamber Office.