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Brookshire Grocery Co. has expanded its online ordering with curbside pickup to its stores in Athens, Canton, Chandler, Flint and Palestine.

Customers may order, pay and schedule pick-up times at the stores using the Brookshire’s website and mobile app. 

Service hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with same-day service available.

The company also offers curbside service at 35 Super 1 Foods stores and its Fresh by Brookshire’s store in Tyler.

To place an order for pickup, customers can visit or download the Brookshire’s mobile app, available in the App Store or Google Play.

Cavender's holds groundbreaking

Officials with Cavender's take part in the groundbreaking at a new headquarters on Old Jacksonville Highway near Gresham. (Courtesy)

A groundbreaking ceremony for Cavender’s home office on Old Jacksonville Highway was held on Feb. 13. The new headquarters will be just south of Three Lakes Drive. It will house marketing, merchandising and information technology departments.

“We are proud to be headquartered in Tyler. We are fortunate enough to build this state-of-the-art building for our new home office," Mike Cavender said in a news release. "We opened our Tyler store in 1979 and now, by moving our office to the new building, we will be able to expand and remodel our store on Loop 323 to provide a better shopping experience for our valued guests and associates."

Cavender's is a leading western wear retailer.

McDaniel joins Christus Trinity Clinic- Longview

Erika McDaniel, a nurse, is now working at Christus Trinity Clinic Longview.

McDaniel has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Texas Tech University and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from The University of Texas at Arlington. 

The clinic is located at 703 E. Marshall Ave., Longview.

Altra sets home buying mixer

Altra Federal Credit Union, 2815 WSW Loop 323, will host a free Home Buying After Hours Mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

Attendees can learn more about various types of loans at their own leisure. Home-buying professionals including an appraiser, inspector, builder, title company representative and insurance representative will provide information and answer questions.

Attendees will receive a home buying guide and a coupon worth $300 off closing costs, a new release said. Register online at by Thursday, Feb. 21.

City clerk completes course 

Cassandra Brager,  clerk for the city of Tyler, graduated from the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program in January.

Graduates complete approximately 200 hours of training.

The curriculum covers administration, election law, budgeting and finance, municipal law and personnel management.

Rahn heads United Way in Nevada 

Former Tyler resident Kyle B. Rahn has been appointed president and CEO for the United Way of Southern Nevada.

Rahn will lead an organization that unites more than 300 workplace campaigns, 400 nonprofit organizations, 2,000 volunteers and 20,000 donors to achieve the organization’s community-based agenda.

Accounting firm makes changes 

The accounting firm of Prothro, Wilhelmi and Co. in Tyler announced staff changes.

AJ Evans, CPA, has joined as a senior assurance associate.

Evans graduated from Grace Community School and completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana.

His areas of practice include audits of financial statements for local governments, nonprofit organizations, employee benefit plans and businesses in diverse industries.

Jade Burks, CPA, has been promoted to senior assurance associate.

She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science degree in Finance.

Her areas of practice include audits of financial statements for governments, nonprofit organizations, employee benefit plans and audits of service organization controls.

Altra promotes Brian Selph 

Brian Selph of Gladewater has been promoted to assistant vice president for retail operations at Altra Federal Credit Union. He has 17 years of banking experience and has served as retail market manager for since 2017.

Altra has three offices in Tyler.

Selph attended Texas Christian University, Southwest CUNA Management School in Fort Worth and Kilgore College. He is an active member of Junior Achievement, United Way and the Chamber of Commerce. 

Whitehouse to get a Domino's Pizza 

A Domino's Pizza will go into the former Church's Chicken restaurant on Texas Highway 110 in Whitehouse.

The restaurant will be owned by EPSI Inc., a company based in Desoto that operates 36 Domino's restaurants, including five in Tyler, records show. 

“We have already begun renovating the former Church’s Chicken building and hope to be celebrating our grand opening by March 31,” Mac Mekonnen, CEO of EPSI, said in a prepared statement. 

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