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A sample from Shepherd library’s Big Buttons, which will be available at the Wolf Creek car show in October. Courtesy photoA sample from Shepherd library’s Big Buttons, which will be available at the Wolf Creek car show in October. Courtesy photoBy Yvonne Cones

If you are a kolaches for breakfast fan, try Texas Grill and Cafe on Loop 424 in Shepherd. Of course they do all the favorites, gravy and biscuits, French toast, loaded hash browns, muffins, pancakes and waffles, omelettes and tacos, all served till 10.30. a.m. 

Coffee is a treat with as many different ways of making a cuppa as you can imagine. There’s white mocha, macchiato, latte, cappuccino, americano all of which can be served iced as well as regular java. Call (936) 402-8800 for more info or to order. 

Facebook has the full menu for the restaurant.

•The Coldspring Garden Club met for the first time in the new season. Christine Knight introduced Sandra Smith, “The Rose Lady,” who is well known to the members for her wonderful talks on roses and other gardening subjects. 

Then Christine and Dina Welch introduced the program “Getting to Know You.” Three vases of flowers were positioned around the room and we were asked to gather round the one we felt most drawn to. 

Of course we loved all the selections; each vase had a different group of blooms, roses, lilies and sunflowers. We were asked what quality had attracted us to our choices and were then told what positive qualities the flowers bestowed on the people who had picked them. 

It was a lot of fun and also very interesting. 

At the meeting we were invited to the “Heirloom Bulbs: Bring Your Lunch and Learn.” This is a free talk by Jay White, owner and publisher of Texas Garden Magazine. It will be held from 11 a.m.-1p.m. Sept. 29 at the Shepherd Community Center at 10251 TX-150. Jay will explain all about heirloom bulbs and answer your questions. He will have bulbs for purchase at the event. 

Bring your lunch and enjoy mingling with other gardeners.

•Shepherd Library will be at the Wolf Creek Car Show on Oct. 15-16. You will be able to have a custom button made there for $2 each. If you take a personal photo or printed picture or logo for example, you can have it made there and then. 

Grandparents have made the most of this idea with the photos of their grandchildren, especially for reunions and birthdays.

•San Jacinto County and Polk County Republicans have joined together to host a rally for Morgan Luttrell to be held at VFW Post 8568, 4951 Hwy 190 West. This rally, sponsored by both Republican clubs is titled “Mission: Red, White and Blue,” will kick off his campaign and all are welcome to come and meet the candidate. 

Other candidates are also invited to attend and be introduced. So, mark your calendars for Sept. 12, doors open at 5.30 p.m. and enjoy the event along with the meal of bratwurst and apple pie. 

•Coldspring Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member Marsha Strickland and her business San Jac Promotions. Marsha produces promotional items of all kinds for businesses, organizations and community events. Located at 15160 St. Hwy 150 West Suite B, you can reach her at (936) 653-3200. A ribbon-cutting will be announced soon.

•The Coldspring Chamber is open from 10 a.m.-3p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for vendors and businesses who wish to donate to the 250 goody bags to be given out at the Wolf Creek Car Show. Every year the chamber hands out these bags to entrants and vendors. It is a great way to advertise your business by donating pens, koozies, keychains, etc., for these freebies.

After the car show, you will be able to look forward to the Coldspring VFD Fire Fest event on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. This will be held at the San Jacinto Community Shelter. There will be a barbecue cook-off, silent auction, music and dancing with raffles for a gun and a tattoo. I will write more on this event as time draws nearer, but please mark down the date, you won’t want to miss this.

Contact the Shepherd Chamber at (936) 628-3890 or the Coldspring Chamber at (936) 653-2184. 

Yvonne Cones is president of the Greater Shepherd Chamber of Commerce, and secretary of the Coldspring Chamber of Commerce.

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