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WELCOME TO TEXAS HISTORY In 1854, a church and convent was built by Father Peter La Cour near the town’s present site. The town began forming in 1878 when Charles Lander Cleveland, a local judge, donated 63.6 acres of land to the Houston East & West Texas Railway (now part of the Union Pacific Railroad) for use as a stop, requesting that the town be named for him. Since 1900 Cleveland has served as the junction of this line and the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe (now the BNSF Railway). The town was incorporated in 1935. The forests around Cleveland, including Sam Houston National Forest (located just to its north) are a resort for many inhabitants of the Houston area, who come to camp, hike, hunt, and fish. Cleveland has several historic sites and public recreational members appoint the City Manager who acts as the chief facilities, including three parks and the new municipal park with executive officer of the government. The city manager carries baseball fields. The Austin Memorial Library Center offers a wide out policy and administers city programs. All department range of services to the community. The Texan Theater, Dairy heads, including the city attorney, police chief and fire chief, Days annual livestock show and rodeo, Cleveland Community are ultimately responsible to the city manager. All city council Chorus concerts, July 4th celebration, Halloween Treat Street positions are officially nonpartisan. and Hometown Christmas provide entertainment and celebra- tory activities to the surrounding area. HIGHWAYS GOVERNMENT The major route traveling through Cleveland is U.S. Highway 59, also known as Interstate Highway 69, running directionally north Cleveland operates under the Council-Manager form of and south. State Highway 105 running directionally east and government. Under this system, the Mayor and five Council west crosses I-69 in Cleveland. AIRPORTS Specializing in your Small Business Needs! Cleveland Municipal Airport has recently renovated and is Our SBDC Business Advisors provide business located just east of town. Bush International Airport, a major assistance FREE OF CHARGE in many areas. Texas Airport is 34 miles to the south. CLIMATE Cleveland is characterized by pleasant spring and autumn weather; mild, cool winters; and hot, humid summers. Average high temperature is 77.2 °F. TOURISM INFORMATION Cleveland blends the best of small-town comforts with big-city Business Start-up Assistance Website and Social Media Marketing advantages. The city is an uncongested, friendly, stress-free Business Plan Assistance Organizational & Financial Analysis atmosphere within easy reach of the bustle of Houston and its Marketing Concepts & BudgetPointers Technology Access/Computer Learning Center Strategic Planning LoanPackage Assistance outlying communities. Serving Houston, Northern Liberty, Leon, Northern Montgomery, Cleveland is also the sportsman’s gateway to the lush and scent- Madison, San Jacinto, Trinity & Walker Counties from our office ed forests of the Big Thicket all year round. The town is literally and training facilities located at: surrounded with outdoor attractions and opportunities, from 2405 Avenue I • Huntsville • (936) 294-3737 camping, hunting, fishing and hiking to ghost towns, a national- Visit our new website where you access online webinars, register to attend on-site ly-renowned herb farm, wildlife preserves, lakes, rivers and seminars or receive our informative E-newsletter. Create a Free Star Member scenic drives. account at: samhoustonstateuniversity.sbdcnetwork.net Cleveland is growing into a vibrant community of opportunity Se Habla Español The Sam Houston State University Small Business Development Center (SHSU-SBDC) and prosperity, while retaining the grace and serenity of a Texas is a business advising and training center of the Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center Network. The TGC SBDC Network serves 32 counties in Southeast country town. And it’s steadily becoming a beacon for the many resource partner of the US Small Business Administration. The SBDC is partially funded suburban families just looking for a little quality time off, outside.aandBusinessofCollegeBauerCTUHtheofprogramaisNetworkSBDCTGC.exas T by the US Small Business Administration. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any Come and spend some time in Cleveland. As the gateway to the products, opinions or services. SBA's programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. The University of Houston is an EEO/AA institution. forest country, Cleveland has a lot to offer, and even more on Sam Houston State University is a member of the Texas State University System. the way! 10


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