Sour Lake Hunter Education Class
Over 100 new hunters were certified in Sour Lake at the recent Sour Lake Hunter Education class. Thank you Texas Parks and Wildlife Instructor Brent Beamesderfer for helping make hunting safe!

The attendees had a special guest visit from Texas Game Warden Mike Boone, and fantastic door prizes courtesy of our local gun shop Cudd Gunsmithing & Firearms!! Thanks Kevin and Deanna!!

Lee Land Farms:
Sour Lake Pumpkin Patch Is Now Open!!
Help Us Get The Word Out!
We are seeking volunteers to help with this food distribution. If you or someone you know would like to help, please contact our chamber to get on the volunteer list

Businesses: Give Back Without Breaking the Bank!
Show your community support without having to write a check, by encouraging your team to volunteer. (They are welcome to wear your company shirts to help promote your business' community involvement).

Attention Students!
We ARE approving community service hours! Great for college applications and extracurricular clubs.
Get to Know Doguet Turf Farm!
Matt and Michelle (Doguet) Willey recently took the helm at Doguet Turf Farm, known for producing premium sod grass varieties grown at their farms in China and Nome.
Michelle, a practicing psychiatrist, and Matt, an owner of a precious metals company, also have a cattle farm in addition to joining the family business. To say they maintain a whirlwind of a schedule is an understatement!

The couple is eager and passionate to help educate the public about their turf varieties, and plan to expand their marketing efforts.

While a majority of customers are contractors, builders and lawn care professionals, they also sell directly to the public. In fact, you'll find their prices much more affordable when compared to the 'big box' home improvement stores.
Most consumers may not be aware that you can pick up any size order from single squares to pallets at their Diamond D Ranch office, located at 2055 Diamond D Drive off Highway 90. All of their grasses are available as sod, not seed. They harvest 450 sq ft pallets in 16″x24″ blocks and offer 225 sq ft big rolls.

Delivery is available, and they have customers all over Texas and Louisiana. Here's new grass being delivered to the beach!
Typically buyers are looking for St. Augustine grass, known for it's medium to dark green color, and suitable for our Southeast Texas climate. They grow that, as well as about numerous other varieties, including ones with patents. One notable turf is JaMur Zoysia, a pretty blue-green color grass that once established, chokes out weeds and produces roots nearly 2' deep. JaMur needs less water and less fertilizer than other standard lawn grasses, and can even tolerate some salt, making it perfect for coastal locations.
"In areas with erosion problems, sod works as a blanket to help hold soil in place. Our Jamur Zoysia has an extensive root system which allows for quick recovery from damage or water. Our customer in Toledo Bend sent us these photos of damage after hurricane Laura. His lawn is fully sodded with Jamur, and his nextdoor neighbor’s lawn is not."
Check out the root system for the Jamur Zoysia grass from the previous photo that held up in Hurricane Laura.
A pretty sunrise at the Doguet Turf Farm!
To learn more, visit their website, or give them a call at (409) 866-8873!
Transportation Department Shout Out!
"Big SHOUT OUT to the HJISD Transportation Department. Our Transportation staff donated and delivered food to the Hardin Jefferson Hunger Initiative Food Pantry in China." ~HJISD's Facebook page
BBB of SETX Presents:
BBB Serving the Heart of Texas is partnering with BBB El Paso, BBB Houston, BBB Tyler, BBB Serving North Central Texas and BBB Southeast Texas to launch the Texas Professional Women’s Conference, an event for Texas women interested in connecting, networking and learning from other successful Texas women.
Texas Professional Women’s Conference focuses on educating and empowering the Texas businesswoman by providing tools for growth and stories of success from leading experts in their field. Dale Smith Thomas, President and Founder of Winners By Choice, Inc., will be the conference’s keynote speaker.
Other speakers include: Carrie Hurt, Dr. Stevie Dawn Blakley, Erica Davis, Susan Combs, Dr. Belinda George and Natasha Garrett.
The virtual conference begins on October 22, with six live, interactive workshops. Each session lasts 45 minutes and can be accessed through one registration link. Earlybird registration costs $25 and ends on September 10. The last day to register for the 2020 BBB Texas Professional Women’s Conference is October 21.
Tip from Truckville!
🚨If you aren't following our members on social media, you are missing out!! Be sure to "Like" and follow businesses so you don't miss out on AMAZING deals and announcements!! 👍

Point in Fact - Check out this UNICORN deal that Truckville recently posted:
"That RARE cream puff truck that everyone is looking for.... a 2016 with 9600 miles. YES! Under 10k miles. Absolutely gorgeous chocolate brown & gold with beige Laramie leather interior. On a scale of 1-10, this truck is an 11."
Yep, it sold FAST!! Go check out their inventory to see some other beauties, new and and pre-owned and waiting for YOU!
HJISD Bond Proposal Information
Sour Lake Dumpster Day
Hazardous Waste Disposal Day