Endura vice president Kevin MacDonald (third from left) receives the DETCOG forgivable loan from Nacogdoches mayor Roger Van Horn. Also shown (from left) are Nacogdoches city commissioner Mike Keller; DETCOG executive director Walter Diggles; DETCOG vice president Roy Bolden (second from right) and Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation CEO Nancy Windham.
Credit Deep East Texas Council of Governments
A Nacogdoches plant that manufactures rot-proof doorframes will stay open for the foreseeable future.
North Carolina-based Endura Products received a $200,000 check this month from the Deep East Texas Council of Governments or DETCOG. Endura is one of a dozen companies that has benefited from DETOG’s Forgivable Loan program.
About 1,000 retirees in deep East Texas are working to replenish the bookshelves at two elementary schools in West, Texas. They were destroyed when a fertilizer plant exploded in the town last year.
The Deep East Texas Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks gently used books at kindergarten through fifth grade reading levels. Director Pam Dunn said this a month-long, statewide effort through the Texas Senior Corps Association.