There Is Always, Always Something To Be Thankful For
Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated with friends and family, but this year it may be a challenge to do so. It may be harder to get together in person and celebrate as usual because of the coronavirus. Everyone has different opinions on whether to get together with the whole family or not. You have the right to decide what is best for you and your family. There is no right or wrong answer to this so please respect each other’s decisions to do what is best for their family. With that being said, it may even be more important this year to let your friends and family know that you’re still thinking of them and that you’re thankful for their presence in your life even if you can’t be with them.
Many of us have had a difficult time this year with illness, loss, uncertain employment, and isolation due to COVID-19. But we still have a lot to be thankful for. I personally am thankful for my beautiful wife, my precious 91 year old Mother, my job, my health and many more Blessings from God that I sometimes take for granted. We are not promised the future so enjoy the present and all that is around you.
Thanksgiving will be very different for a lot of us this year. But however you choose to celebrate it, please take a moment to say Thanks to God for the Blessings that you have also received in 2020.
Steve Martin President/CEO
“We are in the same waters but not the same boat.” We will all get through this “together”!
This Saturday is the “DUNCAN SWITCH STREET MARKET”
We want to remind you that the Duncan Switch Street Market Is this Saturday, November 21st 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
(The forecast is sunny, nice and 74 degrees)
MAINTAIN 6-FEET DISTANCE WEAR A FACE MASK CARRY HAND SANITIZER
Officer Doug Sisk will be our Officer this Saturday.
We will also be collecting unwrapped toys for The Santa Cop Program for the Police Department.
Come out and enjoy the fresh air, do some Holiday shopping, eat some BBQ, Hot Dogs, Burgers, Nachos and so much more.
You can drop off a new unwrapped toy under the orange tent at the Chamber of Commerce Booth.
WELCOME BACK THESE VENDORS
American Karate Academy of Duncanville Crafty Mari Cakes N More Creation by Steph B Don’s Designs Duncanville Health Care and Rehab Elite BBQ Esme’s Bedazzled Chicas EQ Customs Made Jewelry Fashion Play with Hannah and Shay Jane Moore Agency – Farmers Insurance Jesus and Me (2) Lovely Dallas Minty Dental Nina’s Hispanic Art & Craft Providence Preserves Pynk Pit BBQ Renewal by Anderson Scentsy Southern Grammis Quilts Tenselense Concessions The Candle Lounge The Sheet Guy Vee’s Smelly Candle Shop Willow Peak Wellness
It has brought us many obstacles to deal with in our businesses, families and personal lives. Although it has been a difficult year we still have plenty of things in our lives to be thankful for. But we sometimes don’t see these blessings because we are too busy dwelling on the negative things that are happening.
Thanksgiving will be very different for a lot of us this this year. But however you choose to celebrate it please take a moment to say Thanks to God about the Blessings that you have also received.
Steve Martin President/CEO
“We are in the same waters but not the same boat.”
7474 S Cockrell Hill Rd Dallas, TX 75236 Phone: (972) 298-1270
The minute you walk into Chubby’s, you know you’re home.
John & George Touris established Chubby’s Family Restaurant in 1987. Peter Touris oversees the restaurant now and has kept the family restaurant tradition going forward. Breakfast is served all day along with their famous Chicken Fried Steak as well as their Greek Specialties.
Order your Thanksgiving Meal complete and ready to heat and serve.
Giveaway Free Turkey Drive Thru Event This Saturday, November 14th
COPD COVID-19 Discussion
Paid for by a Chamber Member
LSW Distinguished Leaders Alumni Award Renamed in memory of Curtistene S. McCowan
The LSW Board of Directors unanimously agreed to rename the DLA Award in honor and memory of LSW Class 2015 Graduate and 2016 DLA Award Recipient, the Honorable Curtistene S. McCowan. When board members were asked to describe Mayor McCowan, there were plenty of heartfelt intrinsic qualities shared.
Tamara Sadler, Crescent Strategies, LLC, shared a few of words of wisdom that McCowan shared and definitely lived by.
“Be professional, responsible, inspirational, zealous, and ethical…” “Be proactive and dedicated to getting things done…” “Becoming a leader is not for the faint hearted.” “Be about growing and investing in others.” “Model excellence and boldness… Tap into your inner greatness.”
Trudy Lewis, City of Hutchins, states Mayor Curtistene McCowan was an incredible leader with a servant heart. She stood as an example of grace, discernment, generosity, leadership, and commitment to the public good. Her legacy is one that paved the way for so many others; she was blessed to be able to see the fruits of her labor. She cannot be replaced but will be honored by all those who knew her.
Randall Chase, Cedar Hill Chamber, says she was such an advocate for our area and for LSW. Her passion, drive, impact, and enthusiasm will live on in this region for decades to come. Jason Ruiz, Resource One Credit Union, recalls a time he sat with her during a luncheon. She was so down to earth and genuinely cared about who he was, what he was doing, and his future plans for advocacy in our community. It was so encouraging and uplifting! Being his first time meeting her and to give him the platform. That’s true leadership!
Monica Kenney, Frost bank, says Mayor McCowan was the epitome of genuine leadership and community advocacy.
Corey Green, Oncor, remembers his experiences with her were always welcoming and curious about how she could serve him. She embodies servant leadership with grace and elegance!
Elizabeth Guillen, Ruiz Financial Solutions, remembers Mayor McGowan as a woman of great valor & courage. A mother to a city that paved the way for others to lead, serve, and build up communities.
The 2020 DLA Honoree was announced back on May 20, 2020. The style of leadership and dedication to this area is just that of what Mayor Curtistene McCowan lived by and it is absolutely appropriate for Kenneth Govan with Oncor to be the first recipient of the award named in her honor, the Curtistene McCowan Distinguished Leader Alumni Award.
Here are the Names of Winners Item # 1 Costco Cash Card – Pamela Johnson Item # 2 Dry Clean Super Center – William T. Maye Item # 3 Return To Romance – Diane Pegues Item # 4 DCT Theatre, Roma’s, Best Western – Shelley Martinez Item # 5 Little Caesars – Gayle & Bob Bailey Item # 6 Gold-N-Things Wall Clock – Ken Weaver Item # 7 City View Tacos – Grady Smithey Item # 8 Round of Golf – Ken Weaver Item # 9 Children’s Bowling Party – Clifford Freeney Item # 10 Canales Furniture Desk – Steve Rutherford Item # 11 HBPI Portrait Session – Kathy Hooper Item # 12 Thibodeaux Cajun Food – David Hertenstein
We will collect the nominees and then the Man & Woman of the Year committee will vote on the nominations. The winners will be presented VIRTUALLY at a date and time to be announced. Your help is greatly appreciated in this process.
“CELEBRATE DUNCANVILLE!” Has been Cancelled in January.
Please continue to support your local restaurants and businesses. They appreciate your support and for helping them get through these crazy Covid-19 times. They still need our help as they continue to rebuild their business.
Choose what makes you comfortable and either dine in, use delivery, takeout or curbside pickup.
And as always be kind and respect everyone’s choice. Wear your mask and stay safe.
“We are in the same waters but not the same boat.”
Duncanville Police Department Issues Scams Warning
Duncanville, TX – October 21, 2020 – The Duncanville Police Department is alerting residents to remain vigilant of scams.
The Duncanville Police Department has received reports of a phone and letter scam, which presents itself as coming from Publishers Clearing House. The scam starts with a call or letter saying you’ve won, but to collect the prize you are required to send money by Western Union, MoneyGram, or a reloadable gift card.
Another way this scam attempts to steal your money is with a realistic-looking fake check, which residents may receive in their mail. Recipients are told that in order to claim the prize the check needs to be deposited and some of the money sent back for expenses. The check is fraudulent, and victims will be on the hook for the money they sent.
Still other scams try to lure in potential victims through text message or robocalls that prey on fears related to COVID-19, taxes or the threat of arrest by federal agents. Don’t fall for any of these scams.
Bad actors can create convincing robocalls, text messages, emails and mail. Scams are designed to bypass your judgment by using temptation or fear. There are many scams out there with new ones created almost daily. But by being cautious, not responding to calls or texts from unknown numbers, never sharing personal or financial information, and never clicking suspicious links in texts or emails, you can avoid becoming the victim of a scam.
The Duncanville Police Department is available to assist. Call (972) 223-6111 ext. 3, to report a suspected scam or if you’ve become the victim of one.
What started in 2015 as a passion for authentic home-down cookin’ has since evolved into DFW’s most trusted creole kitchen, bar, and hangout.
At Thibodeaux’s Authentic Cajun Cookin’, we offer a menu chock-full of flavorful Southern fixins with our own personal touch. That’s just what keeps our generations-old recipes so tastefully fresh. Prepared from scratch and made to order, our Louisiana-style menu items are the best addition to a night of live music and affordable specials.
Join us for weekly happy hour, and dig into a basket of farm-raised, real fried catfish while you’re at it. When it comes to old-fashioned Southern tradition with a twist of new-age flavor, there ain’t nothin’ like a meal from Thibodeaux’s.
Things are different this year with the Covid-19 Pandemic. Officer Doug Sisk has certified and drawn the first 90 tickets to be eliminated. We are posting those names here and next week we will draw from the last ten names on Facebook Live to get to our three winners.
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and supported the Chamber. We appreciate you.
We plan to draw the final winners from the Top Ten list on Tuesday or Wednesday on Facebook Live.
We will post the exact time of the drawing on Monday.
1st Round – 20 Tickets Eliminated
020 – Ken Weaver 014 – W&B Tracey Maynor 077 – Dale Ward 033 – Linda Miley 013 – Tom & Sherry Kennedy 042 – Rhonda Martin 024 – Stephanie Weaver 100 – Doug Hunt 093 – Steve Davis 062 – Jon Pope – Raymond James
044 – Ray Pursley 076 – Pam Johnson Linebarger 046 – Maria Cazares, City View Tacos 037 – Sheila Casey 012 – W&B Tracey Maynor 084 – Scott Fahey 038 – Emerald Cut Lawns – Ken 072 – Ginger Hertenstein 043 – Ken Martin 004 – Cory Lacey
2nd Round – 20 Tickets Eliminated
080 – Bill Mote & Associates 087 – Billy Cathey 021 – Pat Weaver 051 – Francisca, City View Tacos 086 – Lauren Cathey 034 – Steven Miley 066 – Total Eye Care 052 – Yolanda, City View Tacos 030 – Doug Hunt 056 – Erica, City View Tacos
074 – Josh Thibodeaux 002 – Amy Jackson 078 – Cliff & Frankie Boyd 079 – Bill Mote & Associates 097 – Dr. Marc Smith 068 – Total Eye Care 049 – Cliff Freeney 1-800-Plumber 032 – Sunflower Dental 005 – Rick Jaynes 073 – Josh Thibodeaux
3rd Round – 20 Tickets Eliminated
083 – Brandon Fahey 039 – Emerald Cut Lawns – Magali 060 – Jessica, City View Tacos 036 – John Casey 091 – Carl Smith 065 – Don Mc Burnett 026 – GASO – Sam Lowe 047 – Hortencia, City View Tacos 085 – Mayor Barry & Marlyse Gordon 092 – Carl Smith
022 – Weaver Jeremy 061 – Cliff Freeney 1-800-Plumber 058 – Reyna City View Tacos 075 – Josh Thibodeaux 006 – Laura Jaynes 059 – Marcus City View Tacos 029 – Tommie Rains 031 – Sunflower Dental 017 – Jerry Frazier 099 – Navin R. Johnson
4th Round – 20 Tickets Eliminated
071 – Stan Smith 016 – W&B Tracey Maynor 090 – Carl Smith 064 – Janice Jespersen 095 – Bill & Toni Neilon 088 – Carl Smith 054 – Bengie, City View Tacos 048 – Able Hernandez 063 – Dan Jespersen 094 – Jodi Jaques – Costco
057 – Gladys, City View Tacos 035 – Little Caesars 081 – Carla Fahey 025 – Steve Rutherford 001 – Amy Jackson 069 – Total Eye Care 010 – June West 040 – Michael Wesley 023 – Weaver Liz 018 – Jerry Frazier
5th Round – 10 Tickets Eliminated
096 – Dr. Marc Smith 028 – Gil Hudson – Redbird Skateland 009 – Stan West 045 – Raul Rios 008 – Candace Jaynes-Reilly 041 – Dale Martin 019 – Jerry Frazier 007 – Preston Jaynes 098 – Tim Maiden 050 – Cliff Freeney – 1-800-Plumber