Few names are as widely known in Nacogdoches as Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, or Thomas J. Rusk. But there’s one lesser-known figure whose lasting impact is plainly visible in every corner of the city – Deidrich Anton Wilhelm Rulfs.
Sandra Burns, Executive Director for the Metro Chamber of Commerce says north Tyler has fewer than 100 black-owned businesses currently operating. She says supporting and sharing these businesses keeps the dollars in the community.
The current location houses about seventy-five people. Lufkin native Virginia Lewis was able to give an additional twelve homes to the shelter to be able to house even more, but the homes are going to need some repairs.
Connected Nation Broadband Solutions manager Michelle Currier said most communities believe better internet connectivity means “an overwhelming increase in improved quality of life. It’s better education. It is access to jobs. It’s economic growth.”