CEIDC Board of Directors addresses routine business
Houston County Courier
By Lynda Jones
The Crockett Economic and Indusrial Development Corp. (CEIDC) Board of Directors met in regular session Monday, Nov. 19 to address routine business and establish Christmas holiday dates for its employees. Executive Director Thom Lambert reported on a metal fabrication trade show he recently attended in Las Vegas, NV. “The quality of people was good,” Lambert said, adding he felt he had a couple of good leads on companies interested in East Texas oil fields. CEIDC Board President R. C. “Chris” von Doenhoff discussed his upcoming trip with the TX-21 Coalition to the Panama Canal, scheduled for Dec. 2-5. Lambert said the CEIDC paid von Doenhoff’s $350 registration fee for the trip because the Panama Canal expansion “could be a huge economic impact” for East Texas. In other business, Lambert noted financial reports and invoices were not on the posted agenda and said the board still had to address them. He reported sales tax revenue was up 5.4 percent this month, as compared to the same time last year. He also reported that about $2,600 was spent on promotional expenses and his travel to the trade show in Nevada. The board voted unanimously to approve the invoices as presented. Lambert further reported the haying is complete, ditches have been cleaned and some trees have been removed at the Industrial Park. Lambert additionally reported he is still working with the owners of a machine shop to go into the Industrial Park. After a brief executive session, the board reconvened and unanimously voted the CEIDC will be closed from Dec. 24 - Jan. 1. Members present at the meeting were von Doenhoff, Patsy Barney Stokes and James Gentry. Board members Chuck Willingham and Elmer Murray were absent.