Construction begins on new Dollar General in Tom Bean

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TOM BEAN, TX -- New jobs headed to Tom Bean as well with the construction of a new dollar store.

Mayor Sherry Howard, County Judge Elect Bill Magers and State Representative Larry Phillips were among a group of officials that held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the new Dollar General that will be located on Highway 11 just east of the high school.

Howard says the city's first ever dollar store is a project 8 years in the making.

The business is expected to open in September.