Chamber honors oldest local businesses

May 7, 2018

Dozens of local business owners and operators gathered Thursday evening to celebrate decades of success in Terry County as the Chamber of Commerce celebrated “Small Business Week” by honoring the oldest businesses in our community.

All of the businesses in attendance have remained open for more than 50 years and were presented plaques naming them Terry County Treasures.

The oldest business in the county, The Brownfield News, has been open for almost 115 years.

The first edition of the News, originally the Terry County Voice, was published December 11, 1903.

Thursday’s evening of fun and recognition was held at the Triple D Restaurant and Winery on The Square in Brownfield.

The event welcomed special guests Congressman Jodey Arrington, State Senator Charles Perry and State Representative Dustin Burrows in attendance. All three praised the businesses present for their resiliency and commitment to Terry County.

Chamber Executive Director Lorena Valencia introduced the businesses. This includes businesses that may have had a change in ownership or in name, but have remained the same business throughout the years.

Businesses recognized and the year they started included:

Brownfield Irrigation  1967
Cub Drive-In 1966
NAPA  1964
Brownfield Federal Credit Union  1960
Terry County Tractor  1956
Brownfield Farmers Co-op 1954
The Nicholson Agency  1952
Downtown Auto Service 1950
Tim’s Safety Lane  1950
BRMC  1948
Harris Flying Service  1945
Brownfield Compress  1945
Needmore Gin  1944
Brownfield Glass and Mirror  1941
Jack Hamilton Tire Company 1938
Meadow Farmers’ Co-op Gin 1935
Terry County Co-op Gin  1932
Brownfield Funeral Home  1920
Brownfield Floral  1920
Lone Star State Bank  1919
Higginbotham’s 1917
McGowan & McGowan  1917
Kendrick Memorial Library 1908
The Brownfield News, established in 1903.

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