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12/14/02

Sending a Bit of Texas This Holiday Season

Floydada is a small town but it's home to big business, cotton and now Christmas gifts. So if you're still looking for that perfect present, this Floydada business has a suggestion, why not send a bit of Texas to someone this holiday season?

From barbecue to baskets filled with goodies, if it's part of Texas, one local business, can put it in a box and send it to someone anywhere in the world. "We have Texas foods, we have brisket and traditional Texas barbecue, side dishes. Then we also have dry goods, soups, salsa, things like that and we have great Texas gifts and gift baskets. We do a lot of those so we can send a little bit of Texas to anybody," says owner of Texas in a Box, David Carr.

That is why Carr decided to call his three year-old business, Texas in a box dot com. "The whole idea is to market Texas products both raw agricultural products and value-added products that have been processed," says Carr.

It's a small town business that's earning big bucks for the West Texas economy and giving other states a taste of Texas. "Ninety percent of our business or more comes from out of state out of region, rather and so with 90% out of the region, that's money flowing into West Texas from outside the area," says Carr.

The holiday season is their busiest time of year. Phones ring non-stop and workers fill orders to be shipped all over the world. "We go to the post office everyday. I took some to Poland Germany, China, Taiwan, New Zealand. Plus we ship a lot to military overseas.We ship to Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia.We just work frantically through the whole day and meanwhile orders are continuously coming in," says Carr.

Whether these Texas treats are going over seas or just over yonder you can be sure each is packed with Texas pride for all to see. "We really try hard to use local products so if there are farmers or individuals who have a great recipe and can find a place to make it we're very interested."

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