Nacogdoches to be featured in new PBS television series

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The oldest town in Texas will soon be hitting television screens across the state.

It's all part of a news show that will be aired on PBS stations across Texas.

It's 9 A.M. Sunday morning and the coffee is on at Java Jacks in Nacogdoches, and so are the cameras.

The business was chosen to be part of the soon to be television show called One Square Mile: Texas.

"There are all these different stories to tell in Texas and there is over a quarter million square miles in the state so each one has a different story," said the show's creator and producer, Carl Crum.

"We're happy to see that Nacogdoches is being highlighted in such a show as One Square Mile," said Java Jacks owner, Brent Patton.

The show will focus on various neighborhoods in nine different Texas communities.

The focus will look at the current culture of the state, something the creators feel is needed.

"It was either focusing on it from a tourist view or from a historical view and neither one of these relate to those living in these areas day to day," said Crum.

With a town full of so much to do, Patton is amazed that he was able to be a part of the filming.

"It's pretty hard for the producers of the show to limit it to one square mile because there are so many fascinating properties of things to see and do here in Nacogdoches and we're just really proud to be a part of that. We've had great interaction being able to share what we do here as a coffee company with the benefits and features we provide, and hopefully we can add to the community as a whole," said Patton.

Filming in Nacogdoches will take four days to complete and many different angles of the square mile will be showcased in the seven part series.

April 22 will be the last day of filming in Nacogdoches. The show will be airing sometime in the fall, most likely October. If you do not have PBS, the show will also be posted on their website.

To learn more about the show, visit the One Square Mile: Texas website.

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