Leadership

CHAMBERNEWS
Cleburne —
only a couple
spots left

T
he 2016-2017 class of
Leadership Cleburne
graduated on May 10.
The lunch and graduation
ceremony was held at the new
Cleburne Railroaders baseball
stadium, The Depot.
The class graduated 19

Cleburne Dragon Boat
members from various profes-
sional backgrounds from bank-
ing to the media. They spent

Festival on July 29-30
nine months together learning
about themselves while dis-
covering aspects of city, coun-
ty and state government, local
industries, education and the

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quality of life. he Cleburne Chamber of Commerce The Texas Dragon Boat Association
Before graduation the class — Convention & Visitors Bureau will teach you how to dragon boat in less
heard a talk from Clint and the Texas Dragon Boat than fifteen minutes and will also provide
Rutledge on leadership, which Association are excited to announce a the dragon boat, paddles and life jack-
engaged the class in a lively new outdoor event “Cleburne Dragon ets. In addition to dragon boat, stand-up
discussion on just what makes Boat Festival.” paddleboard races will be held on July
a good leader. The day con- The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 30 with 5K and 10K races.
cluded with a tour of the sta- 4 p.m. July 29-30 at Lake Pat Cleburne. Want to give the fastest growing water
dium. This family-fun event is free to the public sport a try without committing to a team?
Thank you to Walmart and offers races, food trucks, vendors, Come out with your family and friends
Distribution Center for being entertainment and more. from 1-4 p.m. July 30 to enjoy an open
our sponsor for the year and We know you are asking yourself what water dragon boat experience.
Kris Brown Chevrolet and the is a dragon boat? A dragon boat is a 20 Sponsorship opportunities, vendor
Cleburne Railroaders for spon- person, 500-pound racing canoe with a spaces and volunteering opportunities
soring the day. steersman and a drummer. The drummer are still available. For information, con-
Leadership Cleburne is a drums to the beat as the 20 paddlers tact the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
race down Lake Pat Cleburne ranging at 817-645-2455. If you are interested in
Cont. on Page 8 from 300m to 500m in a traditional Hong registering a team or individual paddler,
Kong style Buk Dragon Boat. visit texasdragonboat.com.

INSIDE:
Business Spotlight.................. 3
Meet Your Ambassadors......... 5
Economic Development...... 6-7
Calender of events................ 10
New members...................... 12
Cleburne High School.......... 14
Hill College........................... 14
2017 Chamber of Commerce
The following are the people guiding the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
through 2017. If you have any questions and comments, feel free to give any
one of these people a call. We look forward to serving you and helping make
2017 a prosperous and successful year.

Chamber Mission 2017 Officers
Statement Chairman of the Board...........................................................................Terry Bay
Past Chairman.............................................................................. Eric Dobransky
“To Promote Business
Chairman Elect................................................................................. Marty Kelley
and the Community” Vice Chairman....................................................................Kris Brown-Burroughs
Vice Chairman/Sec.......................................................................... Rebecca Roe
The Cleburne Chamber of Vice Chairman................................................................................... Ron Lindsey
Commerce is a voluntary, Vice Chairman................................................................................... Blake Jones
membership-based organization Treasurer ........................................................................................... Judy Patton
President........................................................................................ Cathy Marchel
of the business community —
and is not an arm of city, county 2017 Directors
or state government. Over Lorrie Normand...................... Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
930-plus members are united Melissa Dansby........................................Texas Health Surgery Center Cleburne
to create a unique central Fernando Rodriquez.............................. Apos Western Wear and Apos Flooring
agency working to improve and Kasey Rachel.................................................................. Sikes & Rachel Law Firm
Chetan “C.J.” Jala.......................................................................... Best Way Inn
build a better community. Over
Craig Cheyne........................................................................ Lone Star Ag Credit
90 percent of the membership John Hardin....................................................................................Edward Jones
is comprised of small businesses Brenda Opela............................................................................... Northstar Bank
interested in prospering and Kathy White.............................................................. Chisholm Trail Rustic Venue
creating a healthy environment Robbie Fenyes.....................................................................Cleburne Railroaders
in which to conduct business. Pastor Eddie Scheler.................................................Ascension Lutheran Church

Ex-Officio Directors
Dr. Kyle Heath..................................................... Cleburne ISD, Superintendent
Cleburne Honorable Roger Harmon............................................. Johnson County Judge
Chamber of Steve Polasek.................................................... City of Cleburne, City Manager
Commerce Jerry Cash................................. Cleburne Economic Development Foundation

Professional
Dr. Pam Boehm................................................................Hill College, President
Dr. Ken Shaw................................Southwestern Adventist University, President
Staff
President/CEO Want to get your business
Cathy Marchel
information in the
Executive Vice President Cleburne Chamber of
Tara Janszen
Commerce newsletter?
Administrative Assistant Email jnickell@cleburne
Luelda Robichaux
chamber.com for
Community/Membership information and
Services
Janice Nickell
deadlines. The
newsletter publishes
Tourism/Marketing Director
Heather Juarez
online every month.
2 Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
BUSINESS

SPOT LIGHT
H-E-B celebrates two years at new store
H
-E-B Grocery store
recently celebrated its
two-year anniversary in
the new store with cake,
punch, food demos and face
painting for the kids.
Just one way, Store
Manager Terry Bay shared, to
thank Cleburne and the local
community for their support
over the past two years in the
new facility. H-E-B has been a
part of the community for
more than 28 years. They con-
tinue to look for better ways to
serve the community not only
in the items and services that
they carry but also in working Courtesy photo
and being involved in the Terry Bay, center, with his wife, Kelli, and their three daughters.
community. one thing that will never than 22 billion operates to improving the lives of
Bay has been married to change is customer service. It
more than 360 stores in Texans and their families,
Kelli for 30 years and they is their goal every day to make
Texas and Mexico. Known for and creating a work environ-
have three daughters. One of customers feel welcome in the
its innovation and strong ment that brings the spirit of
his proudest moments has store, as well as letting them
commitment to the commu- community to life every day
been seeing his daughters know how much their businessnities in which they operate while encouraging innova-
graduate from college. is appreciated. stores, and has been serving tion, engagement and suc-
Caitlin graduated from Bay continues to be active-
customers for over 110 years cess,” said Craig Boyan,
Texas A&M University, and ly involved in the community,
in Texas. president and COO. “It takes
most recently Cassie graduat- serving as chairman of the H-E-B has reached an great people to build a great
ed from the University of board for the Chamber of exciting new milestone — as company, and we look for-
Oklahoma. Cassie will contin- Commerce, as well as a boardthe growth of the Partner ward to providing even more
ue her work this fall pursuing member for United Way of population across Texas and Texans with meaningful
her master’s degree in psy- Johnson County. Mexico has totaled over career opportunities that
chology. Carrah will continue “Cleburne is a great com-
100,000, confirming our bring new experiences,
her second year at OU. munity with a very bright position as the largest pri- growth and lifelong connec-
Bay’s wife has been his rock future, and I look forward vately held employer in the tions at H-E-B.”
over the years, and Bay states everyday to being at the store
state of Texas and one of the Recognized for its fresh
he would not be where he is and out in the community,” largest privately held retail- food, quality products, con-
today without her support. Bay said. ers in the nation. H-E-B venient services, and com-
Bay shares that he started in In addition, many of theemploys more than 90,000 mitment to environmental
the grocery business over 40 H-E-B partners are also active-
Partners in 332 Texas stores responsibility and sustain-
years ago, as a bagger for ly involved in community andand more than 10,000 ability, H-E-B strives to pro-
Skaggs Alpha Beta. school projects. Partners in 56 stores through- vide the best customer expe-
Many things have changed out Mexico. rience at everyday low pric-
over the years, products and About H-E-B “This milestone repre- es. For more information,
technology for example, but H-E-B with sales of more sents our deep commitment visit www.heb.com.
Cleburne Chamber of Commerce 3
Think local, shop local
at Oct. 7 Business Expo
T
he Cleburne Chamber of
Commerce presents the
19th Annual Business
Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
the Cleburne Conference
Center.
Lone Star Autoplex is the
presenting sponsor of the
Expo again this year. Thank
you Lone Star Autoplex for
your dedication to the cham-
ber and the community.
The Business Expo is an
opportunity to meet face-to-
face with over 80 local busi-
nesses all in one day and one
place. The purpose of the
event is to showcase what
Cleburne has to offer and
remind the community to
“Think Local, Shop Local.”
Admission is free to the
public and fun for the entire
family with numerous interac-
tive activities, unique demon-
strations, and great door priz-
es.
Vendor space starts at $200 Presenting Sponsor
for Chamber members and Lone Star Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram Autoplex
vendors will have a payment
plan option: pay half of the fee Gold Sponsors
by Aug. 18 and the remainder Cleburne Ford
by Sept. 22. Stevan Buren Roofing & Remodeling
For businesses wanting to Kelley’s Collision
have a booth, sponsorship Farmers Insurance – Blake Jones Agency
information, or general ques-
tions about the Business Expo, Health & Wellness Sponsor
call the chamber for more Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Cleburne
information at 817-645-2455.

4 Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
MEET YOUR AMBASSADORS
Marianne Lanman
M
arianne Lanman, is a born and raised for many years, it seemed only natural for Marianne
Cleburnite, and has lived here most of her to return home and purchase a Farmers Insurance
life. Her parents were also born in Agency from her grandfather, Jim Tanner. She
Cleburne and Marianne was taught to believe that was an agent from 1995 until 2016. Marianne
if Cleburne was not the center of the universe, then had the opportunity to sell her agency to
surely all roads lead here. Dennis Mark when he offered to purchase all
Marianne graduated from Cleburne High three well established agencies in Cleburne.
School in 1989 and graduated from Texas A&M Marianne now is employed by Mr. Mark
Unversity at Commerce in 1993 with a degree in and enjoys serving her long time customers as
marketing. Her first job out of college was in well as cultivating new customers.
Houston working as a sales rep for Kirklands Being a member of the Chamber
Department store. She gained valuable experience and being an ambassador
calling on various types of gift shops and espe- Gives Marianne the
cially enjoyed assisting the volunteers in the hospi- opportunity to be
tal gift shops. involved in the commu-
Later she went to work for Dillard’s in the man- nity and welcoming
agement training program. However, an opportu- and promoting
nity became available for her to return to home- The new busi-
town Cleburne. nesses that come to
Since her parents and both maternal and pater- Cleburne and
nal grandparents had been in business in Cleburne Johnson County.

Donna Anderson
Donna Anderson is a native of Texas who has a love for
her community.
She is married and has three beautiful children.
“I love the people of Johnson County,” Anderson said.
“My job as the admissions coordinator at Ridgeview
Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing allows me to get to
know so many families.”
Anderson am a volunteer for Court Appointed Special
Advocates of Johnson County where she gets the oppor-
tunity to serve children in the foster program in Johnson
County.
“I am a member of First Baptist Church of Grandview,
where I serve on a welcome team,” she said. “I’m blessed
to be part of such a great community.

THANK YOU TO OUR
AMBASSADOR SPONSOR
Cleburne Chamber of Commerce 5
A look at Cleburne Economic Development
By Jerry Cash
cleburne economic City Sales & Use Net Tax
development foundation
Payment Per Period

S
2015 thru 2017
everal of Cleburne’s eco- Data Furnished by Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
nomic indicators are on 1,200,000
the positive side this
month. Sales and Use Tax col-
1,000,000
lections remain above the 2016
levels and unemployment in
Cleburne and Johnson County 800,000
continues to be lower than last
year. 600,000
According to the Texas
State Comptroller’s Office,
400,000
Cleburne should receive
$902,298 for its 2 percent local
sales and use tax rate in June 200,000

compared to $841,305 last
June. year-to-date as of June, 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
local collections using the Net Pmt 2015 623,045 815,511 666,810 587,540 808,079 662,794 600,157 790,268 692,135 631,639 751,318 644,309
Cleburne 2 percent sales and Series 5
use tax rate, collections have Net Pmt 2016 580,133 801,441 583,438 623,463 772,431 841,305 827,812 980,003 830,125 832,479 984,155 835,064
Series 2
been $5,633,951 so far, this Net Pmt 2017 853,295 1,056,281 808,681 954,952 1,058,444 902,298
year.
The Texas Workforce single family residential hous- tion to a different location in In Johnson County, there
Commission reports unem- ing units continued with three the city. were 265 sales last month com-
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ployment in Cleburne for May, residential permits being Cleburne ISD enrollment for pared to 207 during the same
2017 was at 4.3 percent while issued in May. This brings the all grade levels was 6,650 at month last year. Listings on
the unemployment in Johnson year-to-date total through May the end of the 2017 school available units to sell in the
County was even lower at 3.9 to 39 new residences. The esti- year, according to CISD’s area are in short supply accord-
percent. The number of work- mated property tax value of enrollment report. This repre- ing to area realtors.
ers in the local workforce the 39 new units is $5,507,296. sents and an increase of 12 Update on various Cleburne
remains constant with 13,466 There were two significant additional students compared Projects which include the fol-
in the Cleburne workforce and commercial permits issued in to the 6,638 for the same peri- lowing;
76,782 in the Johnson County May. One was the new medical od in 2016. zx La Moderna Pasta Co. at
workforce. facility being constructed for Cleburne ISD has complet- 1929 Sparks Drive is now pro-
The city of Cleburne opened Dr. Arouse and Dr. Alazar on ed some of the CISD $130 mil- jected to begin operation in
and dedicated The Depot, the west side of North Nolan lion bond work at Coleman September. Most of the equip-
home of the Cleburne River Road at Harlan Drive, and Cooke elementary schools ment has now been installed
Railroaders on May 18. It is across from Cleburne High and are seeking bids on more and finish work is now under-
near U.S. 67 at North Nolan School. of the bond fund project now. way. About half of the staffing
River Road. It is a beautiful The other commercial per- A groundbreaking was held has been hired. It will be a new
facility and attendance has mit was for the new Advance on May 6 for the proposed new 160,000-square-foot manufac-
been good for the season’s Auto Parts facility at W. Cleburne High School in front turing facility that will employ
opening games. Henderson St. at Chambers St. of the existing high school on about 90 to 100 workers.
The Railroaders have been year-to-date commercial per- North Nolan River Road. These zx Advance Auto Parts has
winning and are in second mit values stand at $3,991,250 CISD 2017 bond improvement commenced construction of a
place in their league. Season through May, . projects were approved by new facility at West Henderson
tickets sales have been suc- Sixty-seven certificates of Cleburne ISD voters in May Street at Chambers Street and
cessful. The Cleburne Yellow occupancy have been issued 2016 as part of the $130,550 should be open in late summer.
Jackets played in the new ball- so far in 2017, with 10 being CISD School Bond Election. zx Johnson County Farm
park for one of their recent issued in May. Certificates of Sales of single family resi- Bureau Insurance is underway
playoff games. The Yellow occupancy are required for dential units continues to with construction of their new
Jackets had a successful sea- new commercial and industrial remain strong. The Johnson offices at West Henderson
son by advancing well in to the businesses, as well as those County Association of Realtors Street at Meadowview Drive.
district and region playoffs. who move in to an existing reported 58 sales in Cleburne The parking area and founda-
Updates on other key eco- commercial or industrial facility. last month compared to 49 tion have been poured and the
nomic indicators for this month A CO is also required when a during the same month in building was recently fully
Building permits for new business moves from one loca- 2016. enclosed. Interior finish work is
6 Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
Cleburne ISD Enrollment
2014 thru 2017 School Years Cleburne Economic
Development news
Data Provided by Cleburne Independent School District

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6800

6750

6700 for June 2017
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My areas of specialization related to
6550
Cleburne’s economic development are
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focused on retail, residential and commer-
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cial economic development projects.
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Cleburne is experiencing a residential
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building boom the likes of which we have
June Yr
Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar April May
End not seen in many years. Also of note,
2014-2015 6582 6600 6578 6555 6541 6482 6480 6471 6481 6438
2015-2016 6710 6733 6701 6709 6701 6696 6666 6672 6660 6638 Cleburne now has a nationally-known
2016-2017 6765 6767 6777 6772 6785 6738 6726 6685 6675 6650
home builder, D.R. Horton Homes, who is
actively building out the Cross Creek
now underway. Development on Country Club 17Road Estates Phase II subdivision. Upon comple-
zx In the public sector, contractors just south of Smith Middle School. tion, that development will entail 68 new
continue to work on the Texas They have “sold” signs on several of homes with a starting price point of about
Department of Transportation’s proj- these newly constructed homes. $190,000. There are currently 15 homes
ect of the widening of U.S. 67 to four Streets, underground electrical supply under construction and several more lots
traffic lanes between Cleburne and and city utilities have all been installed. sold in that subdivision.
Keene. The new bridge beams over Several more are in the pouring of Raintree Homes is about to begin
North Main Street have been installed. concrete foundation stage. another phase in Belle Meadows, which
New exit ramps are being poured. zx Belle Lagos Development, Phase will initially comprise 35 lots, with many
TxDOT recently updated the comple- I at the west end of Westhill Drive, is more upon complete buildout. The Belle
tion forecast by saying it will be fin- under construction. Installation of Lagos development is under construction
ished before the end of the year. sewer and other utilities are underway. again after several delays. We are expect-
zx Johnson County’s $22 million jail The new streets will follow. There will ing progress to pick up considerably in that
expansion project is now open and be 58 lots in Phase I. Work started in subdivision. The first phase will consist of
taking prisoners. SEDALCo of Forth 2016 but stopped for a while before 51 lots. Additionally, there is good builder
Worth was the contractor that con- recently restarting with the work. activity underway on individual lots around
structed it. Commissioner’s Court zx Babbitt Homes is constructing Cleburne. We are also seeing considerable
approved $7 million of added funding several new single family residential activity regarding potential sale of several
to renovate the older part of the units on North Hyde Park Boulevard. large land tracts for new residential devel-
county jail. That work is underway Ralph Littlejohn Construction just opment.
now. completed a new home on Westhill One of our main priorities is the revital-
zx New Era Partners is continuing to Drive and Sharp Image Homes, Garza ization of our historic downtown area. We
pursue new retail, restaurants, com- Group and others are under construc- have a façade improvement grant program
mercial office use along with a hotel tion on Hawthorne Street in the in place that any downtown business
facility for the new Cleburne Station Winchester Addition located just off owner can take advantage of. In addition,
Project located next to the newly- South Nolan River Rd. and in Berkeley we are going through the process of get-
opened The Depot. New Era Partners Heights Addition in Cleburne. Mark ting Historic Downtown Cleburne listed on
and their retail specialist, Retail Sims Building is currently constructing the National Register of Historic Places, as
Connections, are recruiting these new a couple of new residential units in his well as with the Texas Historic Commission.
restaurants, entertainment venues, Cross Creek Estates, Phase I subdivi- What this will mean to downtown business
retail and commercial business for that sion. Lastly, Rhodes Construction has owners in the district is substantial tax
project. constructed another new duplex unit breaks on renovation projects.
zx The city of Cleburne’s contractor in his new Stone Gate Park Addition With the recent passage of the $130
is nearing completion on street work located off of South Hyde Park Blvd. million school bond, we are starting to see
on Nolan River Road and Westhill Hopefully, this information will significantly increased interest from devel-
Drive. The last segment of Nolan River inform you of some of the activity in opers and real estate brokers, many of
Road was laid recently, as well as part our community and will be useful to whom are from outside Cleburne. As things
of Westhill to Buffalo Creek. Also, you. Please remember to thank these continue to move forward, we expect to
Westhill Construction was recently investors for the commitment and see Cleburne reach a new pinnacle of
awarded a contract to construct new trust as they bring new business, jobs growth, which will spread the tax base and
sidewalks along Colonial Drive and and investment to Cleburne and area. contribute to our quality of life and eco-
Nolan River Road. Work is scheduled They are investing millions of dollars in nomic well-being.
to begin soon. our community that will improve the
zx D.R. Horton Co.’s Express Homes quality of life for all of us. These new Grady Easdon
Division started 13 new homes in their investments will help keep the tax bur- Economic Development Manager
Cross Creek Estates Phase II den lower for all of us.
Cleburne Chamber of Commerce 7
QUARTERLY MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30
Cleburne Conference Center
1501 W. Henderson St.

Presenting
Sponsor:

Congratulations to the Leadership Cleburne Class of 2016-17
Levi Anderson Chris Jackson Nolan Moser Rosetta Schwartz
Chase Daugherty Andrea Kelly Janice Nickell Duane Thomas
Todd Glasscock Preston McReynolds Amber Nix Samuel Brooks Trisler
Blair Herzig Lindsey Miller Denet Perales Mark Walker
Don Hunt Stephanie Montero Andy Sallee

Leadership
cont. from pg. 1
nine-month develop- skills for use in their
mental class that gives professional and citi-
you a better perspec- zenship roles. 
tive into the different Additionally, partici-
businesses and organi- pants build networks
zations that make-up with current and emerg-
the Cleburne commu- ing leaders, learn about
nity.  community issues, and
The class meets each acquire skills to assure a
month on the second more active and effec- Need Help GROWING Your Business?
Wednesday to learn tive volunteer role in Visit us and see if networking is for you!
about topics such as;
city, county, and state
addressing community
needs.  Thursday Morning Leads Group
government, health- Leadership Cleburne 7:30-8 a.m. — Networking
care, education, eco- is accepting applica- 8-9 a.m. — Program
nomic development, tions for the 2017-18
and quality of life.  class which begins in Susannah's Homestyle Cooking
During the program September.  Contact 1514 W. Henderson St.
participants will learn the Cleburne chamber www.jc-pronet.com
and practice leadership for an application.
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Cleburne Chamber of Commerce 9
UPCOMING EVENTS
1 Grand Texas Airshow
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Cleburne Regional Airport
Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Always Patsy Cline”
3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
Carnegie Players present “Oklahoma”
2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Cleburne Conference Center Theater
Songbird Live! presents Cleburne Community Band
7:30 p.m. — 210 E. Henderson St.
2 Carnegie Players present “Oklahoma”
2:30 p.m. — Cleburne Conference Center Theater
4 Fourth of July Festivities
9:30 p.m. — Fireworks display at Lake Pat Cleburne
6-7 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Always Patsy Cline”
7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
7 Carnegie Players present “Oklahoma”
7:30 p.m. — Cleburne Conference Center Theater 4 Plaza Theatre Co. presents
8 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Always Patsy Cline” “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming”
3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St. 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
Carnegie Players present “Oklahoma” 5 Plaza Theatre Co. presents
2:30 and 7:30 p.m. — Cleburne Conference Center Theater “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming”
9 Carnegie Players present “Oklahoma” 3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
2:30 p.m. — Cleburne Conference Center Theater Songbird Live! presents the Cleburne Community Band
13-14 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Always Patsy Cline” 7:30 p.m. — 211 E. Henderson St.
7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St. Black & White Gala
15 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Always Patsy Cline” 5 p.m. to midnight — Omni Hotel Fort Worth
3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St. 10-11 Plaza Theatre Co. presents
Songbird Live! presents Harrin Family Gospel “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming”
7:30 p.m. — 210 E. Henderson St. 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
Summer Concert Series 12 Plaza Theatre Co. presents
7 p.m. Opening band/9 p.m. Walk This Way (Aerosmith Tribute Band) “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming”
Market Square — 302 S. Main St. 3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
20-21 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Always Patsy Cline” 17-18 Plaza Theatre Co. presents
7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St. “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming”
22 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Always Patsy Cline” 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St. 19 Summer Concert Series
27 After Hours Business Social 7 p.m. Opening band/ 9 p.m. Zane Williams
5-6:30 p.m. — Apos Boot Outlet — 110 E.Chambers St. Market Square
27-28 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Always Patsy Cline” Plaza Theatre Co. presents
7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St. “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming”
29 Dragon Boat Festival 3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Lake Pat Cleburne 24 After Hours Business Social at the Chamber, sponsored by Servpro
5th Saturday Fly-In Pancake Breakfast 5-6:30 p.m. — 1511 W. Henderson St.
8:30-11 a.m. — Cleburne Municipal Airport 24-25 Plaza Theatre Co. presents
Goatneck Bike Ride “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming”
Cleburne High School 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Always Patsy Cline” 26 Plaza Theatre Co. presents
3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St. “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming”
30 Dragon Boat Festival 3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Lake Pat Cleburne 30 Chamber Quarterly Luncheon
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m — Cleburne Conference Center
31 Plaza Theatre Co. presents
“Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming”
7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
10 Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
Cleburne Chamber of Commerce 11
JULY HOST:
AUGUST HOST:
Apos Boot
Outlet LLC

5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24
5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27 1511 W. Henderson St.
110 E. Chambers St.
Chamber members: complimentary
Potential members: 1 complimentary visit, thereafter $15 at door
Bring several business cards to hand out to people you meet. Chamber members register at each After
Hours for the $250 chamber credit drawing to be held at the December After Hours
RSVP 817-645-2455 Refreshments will be served

WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS YOUR CHAMBER
AT WORK May 2017
Cleburne Farmers Market Sign Gypsies
Lana Recer Grantham The Cleburne Chamber would Owners Eddie and Shelbie Norton
308 S. Mill St. like to welcome the new members 817-202-0021
to the chamber. Please take time www.signgypsies.com

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Mi Pueblo Meat Market as a chamber member to go and
Manager Arturo Vargas welcome them. The chamber Baxter Chemical
9090 N. Main St. encourages you to support your Owner John Baxter Total Visitors to the Chamber
817-202-8506 fellow chamber members. 21112 W. Washington
YTD: 3,690
Stephenville, TX 76401
Johnson County 4-H
Office Manager
The Shabby Shack
Owners Natalie and
254-965-3008
www.baxterchemical.com
1,126
Kathryn El-Jabsheh Stephen Bicknell Total Telephone Calls
1 N. Main St., Suite 309 1663 W. Henderson St., Suite 5 R & J Lawn Service YTD: 5,027
817-556-6370 Owner Ray Johnson
14,609
682-317-1780
www.johnson.agrilife.org www.theshabbyshack.net 817-791-7104
Total Mailings, Faxes, Emails
The pH Station Sunbelt Rentals Cloud 9 Boutique,Tanning & Hair Salon
Owners Jerry and Ellen Hopkins Sales Representative Alex Epps Owner Lisa Harris YTD: 104,712
1303 A E. Henderson St.
817-933-1813
400 N.E. Wilshire Blvd.
Burleson, TX 76028
1216 W. Henderson St., Suite B
682-317-1900 462
www.perfecthydrationstation.com 817-426-3515 Member Referrals
www.sunbeltrentals.com North Texas Broadband LLC
YTD: 1,058
McDonalds Office Manager Cari Davis
Branch Manager Tristan Hardrick
1435 W. Henderson St.
Family Heritage
Field Underwriter Dillon Adams
P.O. Box 327
Joshua, TX 76058
17
817-558-0604 660-322-2353 888-365-2930 Relocation Packets Given Out
www.mcdonalds.com www.familyheritagelife.com www.ntxbb.us YTD: 72
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Pre-construction prep underway at CHS
By Lisa Magers preparation for its new use as
cisd community services the practice room for the cheer
and dance programs.
Preliminary work has begun Equipment in the girls and
at Cleburne High School in boys weight rooms has been
anticipation of new construc- relocated to the west end of
tion and renovation to the the indoor practice facility,
campus, after a year of design where it will remain until the
planning and development. new school is opened. Locker
Despite the change of the areas for softball and girls soc-
construction management cer and track will be moved to
company, construction is on the current PE locker/dressing
track as scheduled for the new rooms in the gym area.
building. The boys field houses and
“August 2019 is still the the boys soccer/trainer’s build-
targeted completion date, we ing will be the first demolition
haven’t moved that,” project to allow for the con-
Superintendent Kyle Heath struction of the baseball/soft-
said. “There are still some ball complex. Everything from
unknowns with the magnitude the boys field houses — equip-
of this project, especially the ment, locker rooms and coach-
renovation of the existing es offices will be moved to the
building. But we have only girls field house, including the
one time to get this right, in football lockers, which have
delivering the right project on already been moved.
time and on budget.” “They will not be moved
Bids will be opening soon again until the new building
for the project. opens,” Hipp said. “We are
“Corgan, the architects on doing these things now to
the project, has indicated con- minimize disruption and the
struction documents will be at need for additional moves as
100 percent [completed] late construction progresses.
this week,” Heath said. “Construction of the soft-
Balfour Beatty, the project’s ball/baseball complex is
construction manager at risk, among the first projects to be
plans to open bids on July 13. addressed in order to meet
Hundreds of bids are expect- 2018 season schedules. We
ed because of the scope of Corgan is expected to provide begin immediately following will also begin construction on
the project, said Barry Hipp, trustees with an update at our the acceptance of the GMP by the parking lots on the east
senior director of district oper- July 17 school board meet- trustees. side of the school in early fall.”
ations. ing.” The week following the last While there was much cel-
“It should take at least 10 The initial timeline that has day of school saw CISD main- ebration associated with the
days to quantify the bids, due been established has the dis- tenance crews descend on the groundbreaking ceremony for
to the amount involved,” Hipp trict receiving the guaranteed high school to tackle the first the project, district leaders say
said. “This will give us a good maximum price on July 31. areas identified for renovation the moving of dirt is the first
idea as to how we rank for the The moving of dirt, signaling or relocation. The CHS Lyceum true step toward a new high
total amount of the project. the start of construction, will has been “de-constructed” in school for Cleburne students.

817-556-0444
828 N. Main,
Cleburne, TX
14 Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
Cleburne Regional Airport 5th
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Come on out, enjoy the morning and have breakfast
with friends! We will be serving pancakes, sausage,
juice, milk and coffee.

Cost: Donation
Date: July 29, 2017
Time: 8:00am-11:00am
Location: Airport Terminal
More Info: 817-641-5456

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CCPAA distributes CPD cards
C
leburne Citizens Police Academy Cleburne Police Officer Trading
Alumni Association is pleased to Cards can be attached to a collector
announce launch of the 2017 sheet. The Collector Sheets are avail-
Cleburne Police Officer Trading Cards, able at either the front office of the
featuring Cleburne police officers and Cleburne Police Department during
not athletes. normal business hours, Monday
The cards will look similar to collect- through Friday or the Cleburne H-E-B
ible baseball cards. The front of the Grocery store customer service desk.
card is a photo of an officer and the Once you have collected all the
back will have fun information about Trading Cards bring it to the front
the officer. office at the Cleburne Police
The idea behind these trading cards Department during normal business
is to help our children become familiar hours Monday through Friday. The
with the officers faces and understand employees will verify Trading Cards
that police officers are friendly and and you will be entered into the draw-
approachable. We also hope this will ing for the bicycle, helmet and pads.
help build trust between police and The drawing will be held Nov. 2,
our children. and there is no need to be present to
Now, on the fun side of this, who- win.
ever collects all the trading cards will If you see a Cleburne Police Officer
be entered into a drawing for a bicy- in public, stop and chat with them and
cle, helmet and pads. ask for their trading card.

‘Singin’ on the Rails’ camp coming to Cleburne
T
he Children’s Community made famous by Judy Mid-morning snacks will
Chorus of Johnson Garland in the 1948 movie be offered.  
County and the Layland “The Harvey Girls” and sev- Music Camp is open to
Museum proudly present eral more. children entering second WHERE:
their first summer camp col- Along with movement and through fifth grades in the 206 N. Main St. in
laboration celebrating the conventional instruments, fall.  downtown Cleburne
Cleburne Railroad Museum.   children will accompany their No previous musical train-
CCCJC’s Susie Fergus, train songs with train whistles ing is required. Supply fee is WHEN:
music director, and Candace and railroad spikes.  $50. 9 a.m. to noon
Bawcombe, founder/manag- The mornings will be Register at Layland Monday through Friday
ing director will lead the five- packed with musical activities Museum, 201 N. Caddo St.; July 10-14
day event. in addition to meeting email museum@cleburne.net;
Songs will include “I’ve Railroad Museum volunteers or call 817-645-0940.
Been Workin’ on the to learn about the history of For more info, call 817-
Railroad,” “The Atchison- the railroads and the Santa 793-4625 or 817-645-0940.
Topeka and the “Santa Fe” Fe Shops in Cleburne.  Space is limited.

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Register now for fall;
classes start Aug. 21
R
egistration is open for ble, as high-demand classes
Hill College’s fall semes- fill up quickly. To view a full
ter. Classes begin Aug. list of fall class schedules, visit
21. Hill College’s extensive www.hillcollege.edu/stu-

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catalog offers courses in 44 dents. leburne Friends of the tion from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 19.
subject areas in four major To register for credit Cultural Arts is hosting its New this year CFCA is host-
divisions. courses, new students must fourth People’s Choice ing a Multicultural Arts Show.
A variety of course complete an enrollment Arts Show and Sale, open to the On the main floor at JN Long,
options are available for stu- application online at www. public at JN Long Cultural Arts artwork from local Hispanic/
dents, including a traditional hillcollege.edu/apply in per- Complex. Latino and Marshallese will be
16-week session, two eight- son at the Hill County Enter your photography, displayed. Marshallese commu-
week sessions and a winter Campus in Hillsboro or the drawings, oil/acrylic, pastel, nity numbers about 800 in
mini-mester. Johnson County Campus in watercolor, mixed media, sculp- Johnson County. The Hispanic/
The 16-week session runs Cleburne. ture, jewelry, ceramics, fiber art Latino population in Cleburne is
Aug. 21 to Dec. 7, the first Student Information and 3-D work produced within about 25 percent. CFCA is excit-
eight-week session runs Aug. Services offices are open the last three years. Entry dates ed to host this unique event
21 to Oct. 13 and the second from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 7-8 showcasing the diversity of
eight-week session runs Oct. Monday through Thursday. and 1-4 p.m. July 9.  No late Cleburne.
16 to Dec. 7. The mini-mes- Current students can register entries will be accepted. The Multicultural Arts Show
ter is offered Dec. 11-29. for credit courses in person People’s Choice Show is is Sept. 1-30. JN Long Cultural
Classes are available during or online through MyRebel. open for viewing and vot- Arts Center is open from 10 a.m.
the day, evenings and online Students wishing to regis- ing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July to 4 p.m. Monday through
to provide flexible options ter in person can visit the 14 and continue through  Aug. Saturday.  Call  817-641-4908  or
for students. Johnson County Campus at 18. The community and artists email  cleburnefca@gmail.
Students are encouraged 2112 Mayfield Parkway in are invited to attend the awards com with questions or visit www.
to register as soon as possi- Cleburne. ceremony and artist recep- cleburneculturalarts.com.

Texas Tech University continues to expand in Cleburne
I
n just over a year, the part- served as the academic advisor Penny to our advising team tuition and fees for a bachelor’s
nership between Hill College for Texas Tech University at Hill and know that she will do a degree is less than $28,000
in Johnson County and Texas College. Cod will continue to great job working with stu- and that is before academic
Tech University has shown work with Morrison and stu- dents.” While this partnership transfer scholarships are con-
enough progress to hire an dents as the partnership con- is still in the early stages, there sidered.
academic advisor for the Hill tinues to grow, but Morrison is excellent potential for There are currently eleven
College campus. will be the primary point of growth. students that have completed
Penny Morrison was hired in contact for Cleburne. Two degrees are currently their courses with Hill College
June to serve Hill College stu- The collaborative agree- offered by Texas Tech University and are now enrolled in cours-
dents and community mem- ment with Hill College and at Hill College with the expec- es with Texas Tech University.
bers that are interested in Texas Tech University, or TTU at tation of adding more degree The hope is that there will be
obtaining a bachelor’s degree Hill College, provides local options as student demand ten to fifteen new students for
from Texas Tech University. area students with an opportu- increases. There are already the fall and the first graduate
Morrison has deep roots in nity to complete a bachelor’s plans to add a third degree will be celebrated in the spring
Cleburne and will begin devel- degree on the Hill College option in the fall. These degrees of 2018.
oping relationships with local campus. Students will com- are flexible and allow students With the addition of
businesses. plete the first two years of their to select from several minors so Morrison, Texas Tech University
While Morrison’s primary course work as Hill College. that the degree really fits the at Hill College will have the
role will be advising local Texas Students will then transfer to need of the student. opportunity to reach more stu-
Tech University students, she Texas Tech University to com- What makes this an excel- dents and provide more infor-
will also be involved with plete their final two years lent partnership is that students mation to community members
recruiting, advertising, and pro- towards a bachelor’s degree. are able to pay the tuition of so that Texas Tech University
viding support to students that Lewis Snell, Director for Texas the community college for at can expand with the growing
may want to transfer to Lubbock Tech University at Hill College least two years before paying educational needs of Cleburne.
to complete their degree. In and Waco said for the University tuition over For information, email Penny.
the past, Sydney Cox has “We are excited to add the final two years. The total for Morrison@ttu.edu.
Cleburne Chamber of Commerce 17
King’s Daughters seek help on North Texas Day of Giving
T
he Cleburne King’s Daughters is asking throughout the year and a community wide
for your help during the North Texas toy drive in December to make sure all kids
Day of Giving on Sept. 14, an online can have a blessed Christmas.
giving event for people around the nation to The organization operates with only vol-
come together to help nonprofit organiza- unteers and all donations go to help the
tions raise money to help their cause. families and children in the community. This
Cleburne King’s Daughters are a Cleburne year, the King’s Daughters have a challenge
based nonprofit that assists local families grant from a local company to help multiply
and children in the Cleburne ISD area that every dollar donated. There are three steps
need help helping themselves. They work to giving and helping the local organization
closely with the school counselors to assist starting a new job but need help until they help so many children and families:
those children and families that might not get their first paycheck, CLETRAN passes for 1. Wake up on Sept. 14.
otherwise get their basic needs such as a specified amount of time, electric bills, 2. Log on to your computer between 6
clothing, food, general hygiene supplies. water bills, etc. King’s Daughters have even a.m. and midnight
For children, they provide school supplies, kept families from being evicted. Assistance 3. Visit the website NorthTexasGivingDay.
clothing, medication, eye glasses, field trip with finding agencies that help with more org and donate to Cleburne City Union of
opportunities with the school (that they may long term solutions is also something King’s the State Branch of the International Order
miss due to costs), lice kits, school lunches, Daughters provides. Cleburne King’s of the King’s Daughters and Sons.
CLETRAN passes and much more. Daughters also involves the community with It’s that easy, so help King’s Daughters
For families, they provide emergency actual events such as the “Stuff the Bus” in provide a helping hand to the local commu-
assistance when they have had a fire, are August to provide school supplies to kids nity.
18 Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
Songbird Live! expanding
By Matt Smith
cleburne times-review

S
ongbird Live, downtown’s
showcase of all things musi-
cal, will soon take flight.
Owner Tom Burkett plans to shift
the venue two doors east and
one story up.
“We signed on the dotted
line to buy the Red Horse and
have a lot of plans to figure out,
some of which are competing
with each other right now. But
the main plan is that the upstairs
of the Red Horse Antique Mall
will become the new home of
Songbird.”
After several months of nego-
tiations, Burkett purchased the
20,000 square foot two-story his-
toric building from former own-
ers Tim and Gina Williams.
Tim Williams said that while also the problem of slow service. “I’m going to try to keep said.
he and his wife will miss the For Cleburne to eat lunch on the things in as close to original con- Songbird’s current location
antique mall they’ve operated clock you can’t take too long.” dition as possible,” Burkett said. seats 106. Songbird’s future
for several years they are both The elevated, iconic horse “Going to sand the floors and roost will encompass about
looking forward to retirement will remain as well. get them in shape. But the win- 5,000 square feet and accom-
and plenty of time at the lake. “I’ll be up on the lift soon dows, window casings, things modate 290 or so patrons.
For Burkett, it’s a case of the checking him out to see if he like that are going to have to be “It will really expand our
more things will change the needs a new coat of red paint or replaced. A/C needs to be put in opportunities,” Burkett said.
more they will stay the same in just a bunch of soap and water,” up here. This upstairs area hasn’t “The live music world is broken
many respects. Burkett said. been fully used in probably at into tiers. By nearly tripling our
“The downstairs will stay the What will change is the least 50 years so we’re talking space we’re going to be able to
antique mall, which it’s been for upstairs portion of the building, extensive remodeling.” attract bands and musicians we
years and which is very popular,” most of which is empty space The target is to wrap renova- couldn’t get, at least not in an
Burkett said. “In the restaurant and storage. tions by Oct. 1, although Burkett affordable way, to play a 100
area I’m planning to do a tea “The elevator will go in here,” admits such a goal may prove a seat facility. This will allow us to
room with soups and deli sand- Burkett said, pointing toward the bit ambitious. bring a much wider range of
wiches, which will be flexible for building’s southeast corner. “This may run into early next music and some of the bigger
catering during special events “These stairs will be refurbished year,” Burkett said. “Either way, names to Cleburne.”
and shows. Other restaurants, to make this the entrance so Songbird will continue operating Rest assured, Burkett said,
good restaurants, have come people won’t have to go through in its current location until we’re the fan favorites who made
and gone there. The problem the antique mall part to get up ready to make the move.” Songbird what it is over the past
was that people didn’t know here.” The new space to come three years will not be kicked to
they were there and they didn’t The building, while fairly increases the possibilities of the curb once Songbird Mach 2
advertise enough. There was solid, requires much work. Songbird several fold, Burkett debuts.

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Plaza Theatre Co. moving
By Matt Smith from Cleburne and elsewhere
msmith@trcle.com and, at this point, we simply
need more seats to meet
The Liberty Event Center demand. Our current show,
will soon become Plaza Theatre “Anne of Green Gables” sold
Co.’s new home, which, at its entire run out the first week
more than 300 seats, will dou- and that’s becoming more and
ble the current location’s 158- more the norm.”
seat capacity. In addition to the current
Plaza officials announced Plaza Theatre, the troupe also
the impending move on operates Plaza Academy at 221
Monday night during the the- S. Mill St. The Academy offers
ater’s 10th anniversary celebra- dance, acting and other artistic
tion held fittingly enough at endeavor classes to children
the Liberty Event Center.
and teenagers. That facility will
The Liberty Event Center,
continue operations at its cur-
305 S. Anglin St., sits about
rent location, Plaza Director of
two blocks east of Plaza’s cur-
Education Tina Barrus said.
rent 111 S. Main St. locale.
The Dudley Family Plaza’s South Main Street
Foundation established by location, Tina Barrus said, will
Cleburne businessman Howard become home to Plaza Junior
Dudley owns the Liberty Event after Plaza’s move to the Liberty
Center, which will soon be Event Center.
renamed Plaza Theatre Co. at better quality entertainment to make it, but people came. “That brings more opportu-
Dudley Hall. In the interim, Plaza patrons.” When we got our current space nities for our young perform-
upcoming Plaza shows will con- From a one-off performance it was and is fantastic but we ers,” Tina Barrus said. “In past
tinue to stage at the theater’s at a miniature golf course a quickly grew to capacity and years we did our children and
South Main Street location. decade ago, Plaza has grown that’s why our new home at teen shows either [at Plaza’s
The move has been in the to encompass two facilities and [Liberty Event Center] is much current location] or the
planning for some time, Plaza become one of the city’s pre- needed and such a blessing.” Cleburne Conference Center.
Artistic Director JaceSon Barrus miere tourist draws. Once the move is complete This will give them a perma-
said, but was only recently “It’s hard to believe it’s been Plaza fans should expect every- nent home and will allow us to
finalized. 10 years already,” Plaza thing they love about the the- stage year round children and
“This new facility will seat Director of Operations Aaron ater only more so, Siler said. teen shows versus the three or
just over 300 while still main- Siler said. “I remember us bor- “We’re still going to have four we do each year now.”
taining the intimate theater-in- rowing risers and chairs from the family friendly quality pro- The Liberty Event Center
the-round feel that Plaza local churches to do that first ductions Plaza patrons love will remain open through May
patrons have come to expect weekend performance at the and expect and the intimate 31 after which renovations will
during the 10 year run of the old Putt Putt near Hulen Park. in-the-round setting we’re begin.
company,” Barrus said. “The That was a makeshift deal but it known for,” Siler said. “It’s just “It will undergo a retrofit to
new location will also feature was a start and a lot of fun. that we’re going to have more add a box office, concessions,
expanded bathroom facilities, Then we moved across the seats and more room, which dressing rooms and a theatrical
enhanced lobby and conces- street from our current loca- means more seats for Cleburne hall,” JaceSon Barrus said.
sion areas, dedicated parking, tion. That was a start but it was residents and for visitors to Plaza will reopen at its new
improved lighting and sound still kind of makeshift and a lot town. We’ve been fortunate to location late this or early next
and scenery abilities providing of people didn’t think we’d have the support of patrons year, Barrus said.

20 Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
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