redstar2"We were very fortunate in the early years to have leadership that set us on the right path and gave us a strong foundation."

             -Chamber President
                  Tommie Ritter Smith

Panola County Chamber of Commerce
300 W. Panola Street
Carthage, TX 75633

FAX 903.693.8578
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Hours of Operation:
M-F  8:00 - 4:30 PM

Chamber News

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    Saturday, November 14, 2015

    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Carthage Civic Center
    1702 S. Adams

    Tickets $15

     Over 200 items on silent & live auction; great food from local restaurants.
    Contact the Chamber at 903.693.6634.

  • panola-chamber-of-commerceThe Panola County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 69th year with a banquet held on Friday, February 19, 2015 at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame/Tex Ritter Museum. Awards for the evening:

    • Citizen of the Year - Bill O'Neal
    • Employee of the Year - Freddie Lee Castleberry
    • Volunteer of the Year - Leann Marshall
    • Main Street Shining Stars - Keith & Jeanie McIlwain
    • Ambassador of the Year - Christine Landtroop
  • TCMHOF AdditionCome visit the new expansion of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and Tex Ritter Museum
  • nealGroundbreaking ceremonies were held March 19 for the new expansion project of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Special guest Neal McCoy attended the ceremonies.
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    Check out the Events Calendar to see upcoming events scheduled for the year!

Birth/Death Certificates

The City of Carthage has access to birth certificates if the person was born in Texas via online access to the State's computer.  Death must have occurred in the city limits of Carthage for us to be able to issue a death certificate.  Deaths which occurred outside the Carthage city limits must be issued through the Panola County Clerk's Office.  The cost for a birth certificate is $23.00.   A death certificate costs $21.00 for the first one and $4.00 for each additional copy.  In order to obtain a death or birth certificate, it must be for yourself or an immediate family member (parent, sibling, spouse, grandparent, child)  Contact Dana Clark for these services at 903/693-3868, ext. 21. Application for certificates


October 8, 2016
Carthage Civic Center

John Ritter Tribute Showcase