The Gates at Sour Lake is HJISD's brand new apartment complex, located at 2440 Hwy 326 South Sour Lake, TX 77659.

Offering 1, 2, and 3 bedroom floor plans, these pet-friendly homes have high end details like granite countertops and ceramic tile. Ground units come with washer and dryer connections, and there is an on-site laundry facility for residents. There will be a pond and a business center as well.

They are currently hiring for various positions if you know someone looking for a job opportunity.

*Property is still under construction, so please phone ahead for any inquiries
📞 (409) 330-2000

Ribbon cutting coming soon!
Downtown Sour Lake location
now available for event rentals!
Concrete has been poured! Waiting for the water features to be finished (they are customized when you place your order).
You may have noticed the SOLD sign on Highway 105 (across from Dairy Queen). The property was purchased by local business owner Juan with M & J Tire. We are excited to see his business grow!
Southeast Texas Food Bank
Drive-Thru Food Distributions
Sour Lake Distribution
First Baptist Church Sour Lake recently partnered with our chamber to host a drive-thru food distribution, courtesy of the Southeast Texas Food Bank. Households benefited from eggs, milk, meat, apples, cereal, snacks and more - all without having to get out of their vehicle. We are grateful for the opportunity to bless our neighbors!

This event would not have been possible without the help of kind volunteers who dedicated their Saturday morning serving others. Thank you to FBC Sour Lake, HJ National Honor Society students, community volunteers, chamber volunteers, and the food bank drivers who jumped in to help! Thanks to the Sour Lake City Manager for providing (and helping gather) the barricades.

We'd like to recognize Carter Enterprises, parent company of our Subway Sour Lake. They are passionate about giving back, especially when it comes to food drives and serving those in need.

They generously gifted all our volunteers with a coupon for a complimentary footlong meal as a token of their appreciation. Thank you!
China Distribution
"Last Friday the HJHIC was host to our second Community Food Distribution. We were blessed to have volunteers from the different churches that are in our China/Nome area. These church members showed up in force, in the cold weather, to help our pantry distribute food to our community.

It was a true testimony of the compassion and caring for others that exists in these two little towns. It was wonderful see the different churches all working together, side by side, to benefit others in our communities!! The regular volunteers would never have gotten this accomplished with out their help!!! Then we can't forget the Transportation Department at HJ!! They showed up in their bus, with their Halloween costumes on, to help!! Sure did bring joy and laughter to our event!" ~HJ Hunger Initiative Corp.
The Silsbee Chamber just announced the introduction of their new Silsbee Chamber App. Most notably, it would provide a membership directory (with your logo and organization information), and afford the ability to promote special events and announcements.

So we want to know:
Would a Sour Lake Chamber App be something you would be interested in?
The Saratoga Fire Department invites you to their:
.25 Cent BINGO!!! Saturday, November 14th. Starts at 12 noon till all prizes are gone. We're doing .25 cent Bingo as a fundraiser for Siren Santa Toy Program (which helps provide Christmas gifts to kids whose families are facing hard times in the West Hardin School District), Lots of Great Prizes already coming in! We will also be selling Bowls of Taco Soup with Fritos and a drink for $5. If you would like to donate a prize for the Bingo, please contact: Cindy Flowers at (409) 880-3551
Community Thanksgiving Service hosted by the Sour Lake Area Ministerial Alliance. Area Pastors gather together to host this community event. Come as you are - All are welcome!
Shop Small 2020
Saturday, November 28th
Shop Small is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses every day, and to help communities thrive and stay vibrant.

Small Business Saturday is the Saturday following Thanksgiving, and a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country.

If your business or organization will be participating in this movement (in person or online), you can register with American Express for complimentary marketing items!

Attention SLCOC Members - **Please reach out to us if you will be open this day, or offering any specials! We will be happy to share our Shop Small marketing gear for those who will be open - while supplies last.
Pictures with Santa
at Southern Roots!!
Santa is Coming to Sour Lake!

Santa by Appointment will be coming to Sour Lake at Southern Roots Texas!
(If you haven’t heard, at this time Santa by appointment will not be in a retail area this year in Beaumont) so come celebrate with them and see SANTA locally!

Saturday, December 5

Time slots are available and reserved by deposits. 
•$30 Non-refundable deposit 
•packages start at $25

Please contact Brittney Green for further information: 409.658.1023 or email:

Forms will be available at Southern Roots this week.
Planning the 2020 Lighted Christmas Parade!
Pictured: Steve Derbyshire, Glenn Withers, Rebecca Gardiner, Brandon Lee, and Sara Tallina
News Coming Soon!
  • Gun raffle to support the Sour Lake Fire Department. Details to follow
  • Update on the National Chain coming to Sour Lake
  • Sour Lake Area Community Christmas Service information
  • SLFD's Light 'Em Up Christmas decorating contest
  • We have another new member to announce soon!
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