Pizza, Pasta, and Garlic Knots, Oh My! Hometown Pizza is Open Once Again!
When Hometown Pizza closed the doors, it seemed like the whole community went into mourning. No more amazing pizza. No more perfect pastas, subs, burgers, or garlic knots! And then, like a miracle, the talk began. It started as a rumor, spreading far and wide, before finally an announcement was made. Sisters Donna Williams Hull and Ann Williams McCoslin have bought Hometown Pizza from the Prewitt family! Most local folks will know Donna and Ann as Mrs. Hull and Mrs. McCoslin, both educators at Leon Elementary School.
Donna and Ann have always had a love affair with Hometown Pizza. Donna was one of the first people to get to try out Karen Prewitt’s pizza when she worked with Karen’s daughter Stacy at Mycotech Biological. “Karen wanted us to try out her pizza and let her know if it was yummy enough to open a pizza restaurant. Of course, it was!!!,” said Donna. Ann loved it so much she even had Hometown Pizza catered her wedding with pizza and garlic knots.
Donna has been married to Ron Hull for almost 20 years and they have two daughters, Grace and Caleigh. Donn and Ron both grew up in the Jewett/Marquez area, graduating from Leon ISD. They share a love of the outdoors and classis Chevy trucks! Her love of the outdoors includes camping, fishing, hunting, riding horses, and playing golf. Her favorite at home hobby is crocheting.
Ann married her husband Jim in 2004. They are both Leon High School graduates. Jim went on to Texas A & M while Ann received her college degree from SHSU. Ann and Jim have one son, Jack, who keeps them busy watching his sports events and fishing in their pond or at the lack. While Ann’s favorite past time is watching Jack, she also loves teaching others about handguns. She teaches basic pistol instruction and the Texas License to Carry course.
Currently, Hometown Pizza is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 am until 9 pm and Saturday from 3 pm until 8 pm. As far as future plans, Donna and Ann look forward to working the school on a few programs. They are currently working on implementing a summer book club to keep kids reading. They have begun a weekly garlic know giveaway. Both dine in and take out customers can write their name on a blue ticket and enter each week to try and win a free order of garlic knots.
Both Donna and Ann have always been a part of the Jewett community and are looking forwards to deepening their roots and relationships with the community through, as Donna said, “carrying on Mrs. Karen’s tradition of baking you the best pizza in Texas!”
Stop by and see the crew at Hometown Pizza and don’t forget to tell them thanks for making sure we all can have amazing pizza, pasta, and especially the super yummy garlic knots!
Jewett Chamber Welcomes The Feathered Buffalo to Jewett!
Saturday was a banner day in Jewett as the Jewett Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed one business to Jewett and celebrated the reopening of another with Ribbon Cuttings at The Feathered Buffalo and Hometown Pizza.
The Feathered Buffalo began in 2019 as an online, children’s clothing only, boutique owned by Morgan Harringer. A few months later Morgan added adult clothing and accessories and began setting up at local festivals and fairs where she saw much success. As the online presence grew, Morgan added candles, purses and bags, fresheners, and hats to the inventory.
In February, Morgan branched out once more by opening a storefront at 308 N. Main Street. She is excited to offer trendy and affordable women and children’s clothing and accessories to Jewett and surrounding areas. The Feathered Buffalo is a great place to pick up a last-minute gift and Morgan and her staff offer free gift wrapping. In addition to Morgan, Keri Noey and Avery Padgett help make sure the storefront and online business runs smoothly.
Morgan is a 2010 Leon High School graduate and is married to Joe. They have three children, Clay, age 9; Paxton, age 6; and Maddie, age 2. Her parents are Gina Copeland and Buck Snow. She is excited about investing in the Jewett community and hopes you will stop by and see her soon. The Feathered Buffalo’s hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-4 pm; Saturday, 11 am-3 pm; and Flea Market weekend Saturdays, 10 am-5 pm.
Congratulations Morgan on joining the Jewett business community and we can’t wait to celebrate your future successes with you.
Buffalo Family Practice Provides Quality Healthcare Locally!
Almost a year ago many Jewett locals heard the news that a medical practice would soon open just a few miles away. Once Buffalo Family Practice opened in October 2019, it quickly became evident that Providers Julie Pickens, FNP-C and James Pickens, FNP-C, would offer affordable and timely care to the community. Located at 1686 Hwy. 79 West, Buffalo Family Practice also employees Tracy Williams, Office Manager/MA; Katie Coleman, CCMA; Amber Vaughn, Receptionist; and Megan Pickens, RN.
According to Julie, she and James chose the Buffalo area because, “the area has needed more healthcare providers for many years, forcing patients to travel for medical care.” They are passionate about bringing quality healthcare to the community and providing care to patients of all ages for many years to come. They are especially proud and honored to have completed their education and to be able to give back to the community in a way that is most satisfying. And opening Buffalo Family Practice has allowed them to achieve a life-long dream. “God has truly blessed us with the opportunity to serve the residents in the Leon County area,” said Julie.
Buffalo Family Practice is open Monday-Friday from 8 am until 6 pm. They are currently accepting new patients and care for all ages starting at three months old and while appointments are always appreciated, walk-ins are welcome. The practice sees patients for sick and well visits, does DOT Physicals and Drug Screening, and BNSF and Union Pacific hearing and vision screening. They also offer Weight Loss Management and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps with hormone optimization that can help you age healthier and help with common symptoms of hormone imbalance for men and women including brain fog, fatigue and lack of energy, difficulty sleeping, decreased muscle strength, irritability, and feeling anxious or depressed. Buffalo Family Medical has held several lunch and learn seminars about Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and is always willing to provide more information to anyone interested.
Buffalo Family Practice has worked hard to settle into the community and recently joined the Jewett Area Chamber of Commerce. The JACC is pleased to have them on board as a member and looks forward to many years of partnership. For more information about Buffalo Family Practice check out the website at www.buffalofamilyprac.com, follow them on Facebook, or give them a call at 903.322.1290.
Jewett Chamber Welcomes JTX Fitness!
Robert and Elissa Garza have been on a journey for more than a year and that journey has led them JTX Fitness. The Garza’s have worked on their own health and fitness goals and over the last year have lost weight, strengthened their core, and along the way they developed a desire to help others become healthier.
With that goal in mind the Garza’s decided to open a 24 hour fitness center in Jewett. Located in the former Holmes Pharmacy space, JTX Fitness is proud to offer a wide range of opportunities for the community to improve their health. The fitness center includes a variety of work out equipment for customers to use at any time. Additionally, Elizabeth Dyson is offering personal training packages along with fitness classes including boot camp style classes and yoga/pilates classes.
Friday evening, March 18, the Garza’s held an open house and had a large crowd attend. Many folks joined and received their access card and began using all the services JTX Fitness offers on Monday, March 21. Fees for membership are $39.95 plus tax for a month to month membership. Six month contracts drop the price to $35.95 and a one year contract is $31.96 per month. Mrs. Dyson’s personal training classes run from $100 to $350 and her fitness classes are $7 per class.
If you didn’t make it to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Friday evening, stop by JTX Fitness and talk to Robert, Elissa, Elizabeth or Bridgett about your fitness needs.