Soul food tamales: Uncle Henry’s takes a Mexican tradition and adds a Cajun twist

Hal Guillory has a collection of handed-down recipes that have been part of the fabric of Southeast Texas culture for years. His stories are priceless and his homemade menu is worth every penny. Meet the man behind Uncle Henry’s Tamales at 4358 E. Lucas, which has been open at that location for 18 years.

Brookshire Brothers celebrates launch of ‘Anywhere’ service

The Vidor High School Kickin’ Brass Band, cheerleaders, the mayor, the city manager, and numerous community members joined Brookshire Brothers as it celebrated the launch of its new online shopping solution, Brookshire Brothers Anywhere, in Vidor on March 7.
Crowds gathered in front of the store at noon to listen to the brass band and enjoy Zummo’s links and boudain before the ribbon-cutting ceremony inside, where they were treated to cake and Heavenly Bread Pudding, sold in the deli, for dessert.

M&D Supply named Business of the Year

Patrick Salinas, area manager; Lorena Haney, store manager; and Adam Perez, store GM of M&D Supply in Lumberton pose for a photo in front of the store, which was named Business of the Year by the Lumberton Chamber of Commerce at Going For The Gold, the Chamber’s 37th annual banquet. ‘What a tremendous honor for M&D Supply to be named Business of the Year by the Lumberton Chamber,” said Scott Hatcher, owner of M&D Supply Inc. “Adam Perez and Lorena Haney have done a great job hiring and retaining associates who follow our mission to make customers happy.

Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin Robbins coming to Vidor

Vidorians will soon enjoy a new Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins at what was once a Pizza Hut at 580 N. Main. Elsamra Construction is currently remodeling the existing 2,547-square-foot building in a $336,000 project. Construction on the project is expected to be completed in April, according to Sal Elsamra of Elsamra Construction, a contractor based in Palisades Park, NJ. Elsamara said he was unsure when the business would actually open its doors to the public, however.