State Representative Jason Isaac and State Senator Troy Fraser recently recognized Strickland Drugs as a Texas Treasure on the House and Senate floors at the State Capitol in Austin.
The distinction from the Texas Historical Commission honors businesses that have been in existence for more than 50 years, and have remained in good standing. Strickland Drugs joins 35 other businesses from around the state who share this recognition. Six additional businesses were added to the list on January 23 at the Capitol, the same day Strickland Drugs was recognized on the House and Senate floors.
Created in 2005 through legislation authored by Sen. Leticia Van de Putte and sponsored by Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, the program recognizes well-established Texas companies and their exceptional historical contributions to the state’s economic growth and prosperity.
“The businesses recognized here today exemplify the reason a company remains successful year after year,” said Sen. Van de Putte. “Hard work, quality service, and resourcefulness go a long way in the Lone Star State and we’re pleased to recognize those traits.”
“We’re proud of all our historic businesses,” said Rep. Anderson. “These are businesses that give back to their communities, not just in job growth and expanded tax revenues, but as friends and neighbors who people come to depend on year after year.”
A special decal identifying the business as a Texas Treasure will be publicly displayed at Strickland Drugs. Consumers will know that when they spot the familiar Texas Treasure Business icon, they are doing business with a well-established, Texas-owned-and-operated business that has long contributed to job growth, stimulated the local economy, and generated state and local revenues.
Strickland Drugs continues a tradition of over 100 years of service to Blanco County and surrounding communities. The pharmacy has been an independent, family-owned pharmacy since the 1890's and continues to serve the needs of the community. Strickland Drugs, Blanco's Community Pharmacy, would like to extend its grateful appreciation to its customers who continue to provide them with opportunity to serve their medical and healthcare needs as a local, family-owned, independent pharmacy.
“It is a privilege for us to recognize our long-established businesses that have remained committed to Texans for generations, while creating jobs and stimulating economic growth,” said THC Chairman Matt Kreisle. “May this recognition serve to increase your success and productivity for many years to come.”
Texas Treasure Business Awards are made throughout the year with the support of state legislators. For more information about the Texas Treasure Business Award, contact the THC at 512-463-6100 or visit thc.state.tx.us.