The last several weeks of travel throughout the First District have presented outstanding opportunities to hear from you and your neighbors and understand the issues facing your communities every day.
With each neighborhood and city that I visit, I am struck time and again by the generosity of our residents and the dedication that East Texans have to serving their friends and neighbors. These values are reflecting in how we live our lives and even how we do business.
A family with deep East Texas roots, Tris and Stephanie Thurman followed their calling in 2012 and opened Thurman’s Pro-Med Pharmacy in Mount Pleasant. With the motto of providing “Professional Service, Hometown Care,” they set out to provide quality care to their friends and neighbors – pouring into their local community and giving locals a reliable place to get their medications and pharmaceutical care. Tris and Stephanie’s commitment to their customers was rewarded, and they have now expanded their service to nearby Morris County.
In Hughes Springs, I visited the Trico Lumber Co. a family owned and operated lumber business that has been providing excellent service to local builders and residents for over thirty-five years. In addition to their quality products, Kyle and Rebecca Morgan’s family and employees have built trust with their buyers. This trust and quality has allowed them to expand to locations in Linden and Jefferson.
The men and women who own and operate these businesses aren’t just providing a service or a product — they’re playing a vital role in serving their communities. We pray alongside them at church, run into each other at the grocery store, and cheer for the local football team together. As a result of these deeply-rooted relationships, local business owners strive to support their communities and provide quality service that we can trust and depend on.
As I continue crossing the First District, I look forward to meeting and chatting with you. As always, if there is an issue or concern you’d like to share with me – please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at (903) 561-6349 or send me a message by clicking HERE.