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Local businesses get millions in relief

August 1, 2020 GMT

Editor’s note: Ronald A. Freeland, CRNA (sole proprietorship), was initially placed on this list due to an error by the U.S. Treasury Department. Reports were coming in Monday that data released by Treasury and the Small Business Administration contained some serious flaws. Names on the list are as they appear in original SBA filings, though they may be updated or removed as more information becomes available.

Two Nacogdoches-based restaurant companies and a sawmill each received more than $2 million in loans from the federal government this spring as part of a massive coronavirus relief program designed to keep workers on the payroll as businesses were forced to close.

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Cal-Tex Lumber Company, Great Texas Foods and Hill Country Restaurants — the parent company of six restaurants including Clear Springs — each received between $2 million and $5 million in aid, according to data released this week by the Small Business Administration.

Hill County Restaurants received its loan through BancorpSouth, and said in loan filings that the money would be used to support 439 jobs. Great Texas Foods, which is headquartered in Nacogdoches but owns restaurants in Lufkin and elsewhere, received money though Regions Bank. It said Paycheck Protection Program funding would be used to support 483 jobs. Cal-Tex’s loan came though Commercial Bank of Texas and is being used to help save 190 jobs, according to the Small Business Administration.

The Paycheck Protection Program is part of a multi-billion coronavirus relief package passed by Congress with bipartisan support.

“If we’re going to ask (businesses) to shut down, we’ve got to give them whatever support we actually can,” Donald Trump Jr. said during a recent press call representing his father, President Donald Trump.

Four major employers in Nacogdoches received between between $1 million and $2 million. These include Bright Coop Inc, Drewery Construction, Texas Farm Products and Foretravel Inc. Foretravel is also listed has having received a separate loan of between $350,000 and $1 million.

In total, more than 60 local businesses ranging from churches with day care programs to car dealers received more than $150,000 in federal loans this spring as part of the program designed to keep workers on the payroll while businesses were forced to close to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s a list of other recipients:

Between $350,000 and $1 million

■ Easttex Glass & Mirror Co. Inc, 3102 South St.

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■ Fish and Still Equipment Inc., 3927 NW Stallings Drive

■ Foretravel of Texas, 811 Stallings Drive

■ Fredonia Hospitality LLC, 200 North Fredonia St.

■ Inner Pipe Pipeline LC, 3381 W. Hwy 21

■ Karczewski Beradshaw LLP, 315 Church St.

■ Kendrick Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc., (Mike Perry Motor Company) 3828 South St.

■ Ludco Inc, 3210 SW Stallings Drive

■ Mike Perry Cadillac GMC, 3916 Stallings Drive

■ Mobile Destinations INC, 3106 Old Lufkin Road

■ Morgan Oil Company, 4921 NW Stallings Drive

■ Motorhomes of Texas LLC, 2410 NW Stallings Drive

■ Pinto Construction Inc, 668 F.R. Lewis Road

■ Stallings Court, 4316 NE Stallings Drive

■ Tipton Ford, 1115 North St.

■ White Electric INC, 1106 SE Stallings Drive

■ Ark Pharmacies, Inc (M&S Pharmacy), 917 E. Austin St.

■ Bailey Bark Materials, 3366 FM 2259

■ Branch Patton Superstores LLC (AT&T retailer), 3500 North St. Suite 1-B

■ East Texas Community Health Services, 1401 University Drive

Between $150,000 and $350,000

■ Badders Law Firm, 4002 North St

■ BDT Genuine LTD, (Genuine RV) 2824 NW Stallings Drive

■ Boys & Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas, 941 Tower Road

■ BWNLG LLC, (SERVEPRO), 3008 FM 1275

■ Carney Roofing Company, 2305 Center Road

■ Cox Concrete Contractors, 4720 East Main St.

■ Derek B. Grant, DVM, P.C., PO Box 630830

■ Doctors Surgery Center, Inc, 5300 North St

■ East Texas Truck Center Inc, 3009 NW Stallings Drive

■ Fairchild, Price, Haley & Smith, 1801 North Street

■ First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Hospital Street

■ Foundation Surgery Affiliate of Nacogdoches, 3610 N. University Drive

■ Fredonia Hill Baptist Church, 1711 South St.

■ G&S Lumber Co. Inc, 63510 PO Box

■ Gama Oilfield Services Inc., 859 CR 522

■ Gound Chevrolet, 1015 North St.

■ Halls, Johnson, McLemore, Redfield and White, 1116 N. University Drive

■ Herman Power Tire Service, 222 South St.

■ Hydrex Environmental Consulting, 1120 NW Stalilngs Drive

■ Jeff Miller LLC (Rock Haven Nursing Center), 401 SE Stallings Drive

■ Lehmann Eye Center PA, 5300 North St

■ Mark Cline DBA None (Cline Family Medicine), 4604 NE Stallings Drive

■ Marlin Rodrigues DBA Rodrigues and Sons Logging, 39030 Sir Gwain Dive

■ My MD Select, 3618 N. University Drive,

■ Nacogdoches Cardiac Center, 1023 Mound St.

■ Nacogdoches Eye Associates, 3208 North University

■ Nacogdoches Health Partners, 4800 NE Stallings Drive

■ Nacogdoches Sheet Metal & Plumbing, 3804 NW Stallings

■ Patterson Wood Products, 1429 NW Stallings Drive

■ Russell Drilling Co. 15286 US Hwy. 259

■ Sekots Too LLC, (Newks), Broadmore Blvd.

■ Shannon L. Smith MD, 3302 NE Stallings Drive

■ Todd Lykke Insurance Agency, 1329 University Drive

■ Wingate Architectural Millworks, 7516 US 59 North