McCulloch County


Historical Commission

Historical Commission

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​​"Working to Preserve and Promote the Historic and
Cultural Resources of McCulloch County, Texas​"

  McCulloch County


TEXAS BUSINESS TREASURES IN BRADY

Created in 2005, the Texas Treasure Business Award program pays tribute to local businesses that have provided continuous employment opportunities and support to the state economy for 50 years or more.

MCHC successfully nominated ten businesses for recognition by the Texas Historical Commission and elected state officials Sen. Charles Perry (R) and Rep. J.D. Sheffield (R).

Four of the historic businesses have operated continuously for more than 100 years. They are Brady Eye Clinic, Brady Standard-Herald, The Commercial National Bank of Brady, and McCulloch County Abstract & Title, Inc.

The other six that met the 50-years’ test are City Drug of Brady, Inc; Don’s Barber Shop; Donald L. Barley, CPA/Attorney at Law; Evridge’s; Lubke’s Cars & Trucks, Inc; and Steffens Flowers.

At a May 13 ceremony hosted by MCHC, these businesses received a certificate expressing appreciation for their continuous operation and a special decal featuring the familiar Texas Treasure Business icon for public display. The decal will alert consumers that they are doing business with a Texas-owned-and-operated business that has been a long-time supporter and contributor to both the local and state economies.

As a part of its commemoration of the 2017 World War I Centennial, MCHC awarded certificates of recognition to the four businesses that have operated continuously since before the war began.  These certificates recognize the significant historic and cultural contributions made to McCulloch County during their more-than-100-years of continuous operation.

MCHC joins THC Chairman John L. Nau, III in expressing appreciation for these businesses “that have remained committed to Texas for generations” and also in hoping that this recognition will add to their “success and productivity for many years to come.”