Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

June 24, 2013

BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL: Awards, conferences, networking, oh my!

Jo Anne Embleton
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville resident Larry Shaver recently was recognized by STS Electronic Recycling as the company's first recipient of its 'Driver Excellence Award.”

Shaver, an STS employee since May 2012, was recognized as the May 2013 quarterly recipient for exhibiting characteristics of safety, service and reliability, said Richard Tucker, STS director of marketing and accounts, adding that customer service and teamwork are also considered.

“Shaver has done an excellent job of taking care of our customer needs, from communicating with each client to handling adverse situations and conditions while picking up and handling electronic equipment,” he said. “We have received many positive comment about Larry and he is a favorite with many of our clients.”

With Shaver, center, are Tucker, left, and Wayne Larson, STS director of transportation.

STS Electronic Recycling is located at 522 CR 1520, south of Jacksonville.

Progresss photo by  Jo Anne Embleton

Cherokee County Tax Assessor-Collector attends annual tax association conference in San Marcos


Linda Little attended the 79th annual Tax Assessor-Collector’s Association Conference in San Marcos, June 2 - 6 along with many other Tax Assessor-Collectors and tax office personnel from across the state of Texas.  

This annual continuing education conference is held in a different location across the state of Texas each year in hopes of allowing all Tax Assessor-Collectors and their tax office personnel the opportunity to attend.

This year’s program included updates from the Texas State Comptroller, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and others.  Also included in the program were workshops on the following:  Property tax and special inventory tax assessment and collections, motor vehicle registration and titling, customer service, voter registration and election issues, ethics and a legislative update.

Tax Assessors who attended all of the sessions during the conference received 13.25 hours of continuing education through the State Comptroller’s Office and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.  

“The annual conference is always helpful in improving procedure efficiency. For instance, this year it was discovered that the tax assessor/collector has the authority to limit 30-day permits. This rule will be implemented beginning September,” Little said.

June Chamber After-Hours a success

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held June 17 at Bateman’s Tire & Auto located at 1603 South Bolton in Jacksonville, Texas. Bateman Tire & Auto is the place to go for all your vehicle needs such as: tires, oil change, car repair, car maintenance as well as state inspections.

There were many door prizes and winners during the event: Jacksonville College donated bag of goodies that was won by Carol Stanfill of Gypsy Décor, Heritage Home Health donated a bag of goodies that was won by Mikey Barnett of Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, 501 Automotive donated two gift cards that were won by David Butler of Peoples Church and Kaitlyn Cole with Austin Bank, Hospice of East Texas donated two cups that were won by Martha Bevel who volunteers at Love’s Lookout Visitor Center and Will Cumbee with Jacksonville College, Hospice of East Texas also donated a notebook who was won by Kyle Pickett with Verizon, Carey Lake Ranch donated two shirts that were won by Nelva Rangel with Austin Bank and Debbie Kerzee with Mark Kerzee Insurance, Austin Bank donated a portfolio that went to Gilbert Baker of Baker Insurance and Financial Services, Bateman Tire & Auto gave away a free oil change which was won by Tam Clark with Tyler Junior College.  The Chamber $50 cash drawing was held and Robin Butt – Boogie Butt Productions wasn’t able to attend so the next drawing will be $100 and held at Jacksonville Title Company.  The next event will be held on July 9.

For additional information about Business After Hours, contact Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce at 903-586-2217.

 Reporter Jo Anne Embleton is filling in for Ben Tinsley this week. Please email business story ideas to editor@jacksonvilleprogress.com