Initiatives

I Am From

Learn about the people around you.  Learn about your neighbors.  A community writing project sponsored by Better Together and the Community Arts Center of East Texas.  

Rural Broadband Initiative

Access to broadband internet service is lacking in Nacogdoches County, especially in outlying areas. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the inadequacies of our broadband infrastructure and reinforced the importance of addressing such, especially given the implications for telecommuting, online education (K-12 and higher education), and telehealth services (health, mental health, and social services). There are also significant long-term implications for economic development, education, and delivery of health, mental health, and social services. Given this, Better Together, the City of Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches Independent School District, Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation, the County of Nacogdoches, Stephen F. Austin State University, and NacSpace are working together to improve broadband services for all residents of Nacogdoches County.

The first step in our efforts is a partnership with Connected Nations and Connected Texas to create a TAP (Technology Action Plan), which we are funding through cost-sharing with our partners and a grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.  We invite all Nacogdoches County residents to join us at 6:30 p.m. on July 19 to learn more about this initiative. Learn more here – English and Spanish.

You can also assist by telling us about your access to internet services (survey will be available through mid-September 2021).  Learn more here – English and Spanish.

COVID-19 Information Initiative

Better Together is involved in a partnership with the City of Nacogdoches, the County of Nacogdoches, and the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce that is focused on disseminating information about COVID-19 precautions, practices, and vaccines. Please see our COVID-19 information page for up-to-date information.

The Big Picture

We want to see what our community looks like through your eyes! Get tips and tricks on how to make professional looking photographs from our instructional videos (coming soon!).
Then get outside with us and learn more about your community. Details on “The Big Picture” Community Photo Project coming early summer 2021!

“The Big Picture” Gallery
“The Big Picture” Submission Form - Online
“The Big Picture” Submission Form - Print