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

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Chamber News

  • houseSchedule - Christmas Downtown 2016
    November 7 - Breakfast with Santa tickets go on sale - Patsy Meck State Farm Insurance 903.693.3461
    November 17 - Thirty Thursday-Holiday Kickoff--Lighting of the Square. Shops open until 7pm. Show Some Local Love Holiday Punch Card Promotion starts
    November 18 - KGAS Shop Carthage Open House
    November 28 - Start downtown trivia KGAS and Panola Watchman
    December 1 - Thirty Thursday - Cookie Stroll, shops open until 7pm
    December 6 - Christmas Parade - 7pm (rescheduled due to inclement weather)
    December 8 - Thirty Thursday - Cruise Night, shops open until 7pm
    December 10 - Breakfast with Santa, Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 9am
    December 15 - Thirty Thursday - shops open until 7pm; Main Street Movie Night "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" the cartoon, start 5pm; characters to greet the kids and games; last night for Holiday Punch Cards
    December 16 - Holiday Punch Card Gift Basket Drawing
  • clint blackThe Texas Country Music Hall of Fame announced Clint Black as the 2016 inductee, according to Tommie Ritter Smith, President of the TCMHOF. Clint and his band performed at this year’s ceremony held at the Carthage Civic Center on August 13, 2016. Also performing was Barbara Fairchild, Billy Dean, Dallas Wayne, Holly Tucker, and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band. Returning as performer and special guest emcee was Hall of Fame friend, Neal McCoy.
  • panola-chamber-of-commerceThe Panola County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 70th year with the annual banquet held on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Awards presented at the banquet included: Citizen of the Year--Bev Brown, Employee of the Year--Janice Gates (Winkler Place), Main Street Shining Stars--Jerry and Wanda Hanszen, and Ambassador of the Year--Carthage ISD Administrative Team.  Featured entertainment was the Barbara Fairchild Show from Branson, Missouri.


  • 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.
  • Check out the latest Chamber events

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

Potlatch Reunion

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John Ritter Tribute Showcase