Changes at the Chamber

A new name and a new home are among several changes being made within a well-known East Texas organization.

The Chamber Coalition for a Better Community is now The Coalition. Board members said the old name was a mouthful and everyone called them The Coalition anyway.

Thursday, the group unveiled a new logo and other changes they've been working on for several months now. The Coalition's focus will stay the same.

Janet Taylor, executive director of The Coalition, said, "Our focus will still be drug prevention in Angelina County, which includes alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and also, just to provide a nurturing environment for our children."

The Coalition plans to move out of the chamber and into a new building near Memorial hospital in Lufkin. It will also become a non-profit program.