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Anahuac-EBOOK2016

Welcome to the Anahuac Area Small Town Charm within Driving Distance of the Big City The Anahuac Area on the upper coast of Texas centers on the City of Anahuac, at the mouth of the Trinity River and on Trinity and Galveston bays. Anahuac is seven miles south of Interstate 10 on FM 563. Located centrally in Chambers County, Anahuac is the county seat. The Anahuac Area is 45 minutes from the metropolitan areas of Houston, Galveston and Beaumont/Port Arthur. The communities of Double Bayou, Hankamer, Oak Island, Smith Point and Wallisville are also part of the diverse landscape that includes everything from fresh and saltwater marshes to densely wooded bayous. enthusiasts access to a rich landscape and The area is known internationally for its a variety of outdoor activities. rich natural resources. Fishing and oyster The Anahuac area is also rich in heri- industries, farming, ranching, as well as tage. Chambers County possesses more the petrochemical industry call the area than 43 state-recognized Historical Mark- home. This inviting landscape, coupled ers, as well as museums and libraries. In with friendly residents and an excellent Anahuac in 1832, an armed conflict school system, welcome visitors and between Texas and Mexican forces those looking to call the area home. erupted and blood was shed, sparking Citizens enjoy the quality of life that a rural fighting at Fort Velasco, and finally the small town has to offer with all the ameni- adoption of the Turtle Bayou resolutions. ties of the nearby metropolitan areas. The This is said to have been the first shots many public areas and parks offer outdoor of the Texas Revolution. What Does the Chamber Do? The goals of the Anahuac Area Cham- Person of the year – selected by the entire ber of Commerce are to support the membership for his or her contributions to community business interest, to pro- the community. Also recognized are mote local businesses, to be active Business, Outstanding Educator, First within our community and to provide Responder, Volunteer Group of the Year, networking opportunities. and Lifetime Achievement. The Chamber starts off each year honoring The Chamber hosts a Political Forum those who further the goals of the Cham- during election years to give voters the ber at its Annual Awards Banquet. The opportunity to hear and ask questions of highlight of the evening recognizes the those running for public office. 1


Anahuac-EBOOK2016
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