Beverly's Country Cafe
Trail rides, a homemade van to grill hamburgers for
horseback riders, an extended family of aunts that loved
to cook, and all this resulted in a lady finding herself
in the restaurant and food business now for dare we say
over well twenty years.
Beverly Hinds is a local woman who graduated New
Summerfield high school. She briefly attended
Tyler Junior College. As a young lady, Beverly
worked many jobs, including taking tickets at the Palace
Theater in downtown Jacksonville. Coincidentally, her
current business is located in former parking area of
Chief Outdoor Theatre (Drive-in) in Jacksonville, Texas, and
is currently just down from the Carmike theater in
Jackson Square Phase II on South Jackson street.
Beverly returned from San Bernardino, California to take
over and run the Trade Winds restaurant. After
managing there for three years Beverly and her late
husband Henry Minter embarked on their own restaurant.
Henry passed away in February of 2005. Beverly
feels that in the early days of them going on trail
rides and cooking for the horseback riders was a good
start for her in serving people in her business now.
Beverly has remarried and Doug Hinds, her husband has
been very supportive in Beverly continuing some of the
traditions she and Henry had started.
has marked some changes at Beverly's Cafe, one being now
that it is a totally smoke free environment.
Beverly continues to plan to add special functions to
her restaurant venue. She has revamped a large
area of her restaurant and in the process of promoting
her facilities for local patrons to use as a gathering for
anything from baby showers to birthday and retirement
Something that Beverly had left out about telling about
running a business, is that loves the business and the
people she serves. When Veterans Day rolls around
and a fellow is asked if he is a Veteran, next thing he
will find is that is meal has been paid.
appreciate that Beverly allowed me to try to assist her
in building her business web presence and allowed to
write a short biography for her. Not many people, I
believe actually read these biographies. However, if you made
it to this point, you might find a "local" down at
Beverly's Cafe, drinking coffee peering out the window
seeming to be a million miles away remembering a
day when there was a big screen drive-in movie and
she/he worked in the snack bar, or was there with a
date. You can be assured not anyone in Jacksonville,
Texas would be surprised why Beverly and Doug Hinds have
repeated local business. Great people and good
food. And if you are a Veteran, Beverly's is just
perfect for you.
Michael Ousley Webmaster