Stamford, Texas

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Month: June 2017

Chamber Cleanup Day Spruces Up the Square

Nearly 20 volunteers from the community joined the Stamford Chamber of Commerce for the Chamber’s cleanup on the Square Saturday, June 17. The board of directors, along with the volunteers, took to the Square to sweep curbs, pull weeds, trim trees, and more.

“It was an awesome feeling to see so many different members of the community join us on the Square to cleanup,” Caitlin Richards, Stamford Chamber of Commerce executive director said. “Everyone worked together to help get Stamford’s Square ready for company.”

The volunteers focused primarily on the flowerbeds along the Square and the green space inside the Square. Many of the businesses that have signs on the Square, joined the cleanup effort by donating funds and even coming out prior to the cleanup to work on their flowerbeds.

After being on the Square for several hours, the group of volunteers decided to tackle Coca-Cola Park as well. The group of volunteers filled up a dump truck provided by Atmos Energy at least five times with tree trimmings, weeds, debris, and pine needles from both cleanup locations.

“It was a lot of hard work but everyone was in good spirits and motivated to spruce up the Square,” Richards said. “There was a strong sense of pride among the group all the way from the youngest volunteers to the oldest volunteers.”

The Chamber hopes the cleanup efforts in Stamford don’t stop at the Square though. The Chamber wants to encourage everyone in Stamford to evaluate how they can prepare their piece of Stamford for company. Not only because of the visitors coming to town soon because of the Texas Cowboy Reunion, but because of the dozens of visitors coming to town everyday to shop at the businesses and eat at the restaurants in Stamford.

“The cleanup day is something we hope to continue and build upon in the future,” Richards said. “Especially, after seeing the success and enthusiasm that has came from the cleanup already.”

For more information about how to get involved with the Chamber and community cleanup efforts, contact Caitlin Richards at or at 325-773-2411.

Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Live Oak Apartments

The Stamford Chamber of Commerce welcomed Bryant Sturdevant as the new Live Oak Apartments owner at a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, June 20. The apartment complex, built in the 1980’s, was previously owned by Tension Management, LLC.

“I am excited to have my business in Stamford,” Sturdevant said. “It has already been such a welcoming community and I am looking forward to getting involved.”

The 40-unit complex currently has all but 5 units leased. The complex features 10 building units with a playground and large green space for recreation for the residents.

Since February of 2014, Karin Menzel has been the manager of the complex. Besides managing the leasing, over the past year she has helped oversee some of the previous management’s updates and renovations, and will now oversee Sturdevant’s.

Just in the last year, Live Oak Apartments has seen major renovations to the exterior including the removal of rotted wood, a fresh coat of exterior paint and new stair railings. Sturdevant plans to continue updating the complex by renovating the individual units with new paint, flooring and light fixtures.

“The complex’s updates and having Sturdevant as the new owner are great additions for Stamford,” Caitlin Richards Chamber of Commerce executive director said. “Having businesses that are committed to the success of Stamford is the key for our community’s success and Live Oak Apartments is one of those businesses.”

In conjunction with the ribbon cutting, Live Oak Apartments held an open house for the community to view a renovated unit and for current residents to meet the new owner. Sturdevant was accompanied by his wife Sarah and their children for the big celebration as well.  For more information about Live Oak Apartments, call 325-773-3771 or stop by the business office and speak with Manager Karin Menzel.


Chamber To Head Up Community Cleanup Day

The countdown for the Texas Cowboy Reunion is on. With a little over a month left before the TCR, the Stamford Chamber of Commerce is planning a community cleanup for Saturday, June 10, 2017.

“We have company coming to town soon,” Caitlin Richards, Stamford Chamber of Commerce Executive Director said. “Just like we would tidy up our own homes for guests, it’s time to do some downtown cleanup to prepare for our TCR visitors.”

The Chamber Cleanup will primarily focus on the Square and the surrounding areas. Plans to coordinate with Reclaiming Stamford are also in the works. The Chamber would like to invite the community to save the date and join them in the cleanup effort.

Community groups, churches and individual citizens from the community are all invited to take part in the cleanup by making it a fun service event. If interested, sign up here or contact the Chamber at 325-773-2411 or

“We hope everyone in the community will either join us on the Square or take part in their own cleanup at their homes,” Richards said. “We hope it’s a day of service the entire community will come together for. From our front yards and businesses to our downtown square, it takes everyone to make Stamford’s pride shine bright.”


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