Tyler, TX (KLTV) When people say Clay Clemmer rocks, they could mean his music or his profession. Clemmer has written about eighty songs and thought for a time of making music his career. But rocks got in the way. Clemmer began working with stone in his family's monument business as a kid. Now as co-owner of Granite Division in Tyler, Clemmer creates glorious baths and kitchens, as well as special projects like a fountain at U.T., granite signs welcoming travelers to the State of Texas, and even a Bishop's Chair for the Catholic Church.
But Clemmer's development of a resin setting technique he named "Granite Loc" has opened up a whole new direction in stone work. Granite squares can now be put together with "Granite Loc without grout lines and turned into stronger, easier to install counters, showers, walls and even decorative items. A devastating fire nearly destroyed Granite Division in June of last year, but Clemmer says it turned out to be "a blessing" because of the way both workers and management at the company worked to rebuild.
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Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes. "If it wasn't for our fallen comrades we wouldn't be free today," said JudyMore >>
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes.More >>
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Stephanie Olford spent Friday afternoon organizing one of the pantries at the North Lufkin Hope Center. "We don't want to leave nobody out of food of any kind and turn nobody away," said Stephanie Olford. EveryMore >>
Every first Tuesday and Thursday the Hope Center passes out groceries to low income families.More >>
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A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.Jo Ann Jacobson, 75, of Savannah, Tenn., died at 1:30 p.m. at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.Jacobson'sMore >>
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.More >>
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Authorities in Houston County are searching Salmon Lake in Grapeland for a 20-year-old man who is believed to have drowned Friday afternoon.Houston County Sheriff's Office deputies and Grapeland PoliceMore >>
An Orange man died after drowning in a Grapeland lake Friday afternoon.More >>
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Blogs, Pinterest, salvage yards, and decorating magazines are just some of the places where you learn "vintage" is in. East Texas News met an Alto couple who believes the trend is much more than a passingMore >>
Blogs, Pinterest, salvage yards, and decorating magazines are just some of the places where you learn "vintage" is in. East Texas News met an Alto couple who believes the trend is much more than a passing craze Friday. The couple, which owns a company called "Living Vintage," was working in a Jacksonville home that is more than 100 years old.