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A ribbon cutting for Atchley Insurance.A ribbon cutting for Atchley Insurance.

DidYouKnow ColumnHeadShepherd City EDC hosted a dinner on Thursday last week at Shepherd Community Center. It was catered by the High School Culinary Arts Class (who did a spectacular job) that included an amazing array of desserts.

This meant most people wanted to try at least three of the yummy choices, including me. This dinner was an invitation to businesses in our city to enjoy time talking to other owners of businesses. The event was free and was well-attended with the Board of the Economic Development Corporation introducing themselves and City Secretary Debra Hagler being introduced for the important part she does for our city.

Lauren Migl, E.D.C. Secretary with Board member Amanda Addison created a beautiful room, decorated with balloons and flowers which made a perfect setting for the event.

•Coldspring Garden Club had to change the calendar for this month. Instead of a trip out to Rustic Ridge Gardens, the owner of that business came to the Community Center at the regular time to give a talk.

The very rainy weather caused this change but everyone was fascinated by Vickie Pullen’s talk, illustrated by wonderful photographs of her place.

Rustic Ridge Gardens has a butterfly garden, container gardens and fruit trees, and Vickie offers landscape design as well as floral designs. The venue is also perfect for weddings and other events.

Call her at (281) 844-5896 or go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

•San Jacinto County Historical Commission held an Easter Egg Hunt at Old Town Spring on Saturday. If you do not know where this is, it is the original site of Coldspring but after a fire destroyed the Courthouse there, it was abandoned and the Courthouse was built on the present site.

This meant businesses and offices, especially attorneys, moved around the Square which is now such an integral part of the life of our county. The jail is a museum now in Old Town and can be visited on certain days. Watch for announcements of this.

•Last week in Shepherd Library we had a talk on life during World War II in England, or as I like to call it, “I was born during an air raid.” This was, I hope, the first of talks by local people and this one was a lively hour or so with questions about rationing and how clothes were recycled from parents to children with obvious adjustments.

I was the speaker and recalled that my parents often told the tale of how I was born during an air raid over the steel town where we lived. The Library would love to hear from others who have interesting tales to tell of their adventures or family history.

Shepherd Library is on Facebook or call (936) 628-3515.

•It’s last call for the Women’s League Style Show on Thursday, which starts at 11:30 a.m. Call at the Senior Center in Coldspring for tickets, $25 each, which include the style show with fashion by Chico of Kingwood, a silent auction and a delicious lunch catered by India Love. The event will be at the Coldspring Community Shelter.

•Shepherd Chamber is working on the July 4 event to be held July 1 in Shepherd. Vendors can call the chamber, which currently is booking entertainment for this day. There will be games and competitions with lots of music.

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 a member of the Coldspring Chamber of Commerce.


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