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April 11, 2009

Corsicana Glass and Mirror marks milestone

New owners of longtime business mark 10 year anniversary of service to county

Corsicana Glass and Mirror has been an institution in Corsicana since 1964, but on April 1, 2009, new owner Paula Jones purchased the business, and just celebrated 10 years.

“Beryl and Martha Prestige opened it in 1964, and we were on a deer lease with them,” Paula said. “I had worked for Liston Herod for 14 years, and Beryl was getting ready to retire.”

Over the next two deer seasons, Prestige campaigned hard for Paula to purchase the business.

Mickey McCain first started “trailing” the late Beryl Prestige when McCain was 12 or 13 years old. Then he started working after school and on Saturdays.

“I remember being worried when I got that driver’s license, because I knew Beryl was going to send me to Dallas to pick up glass,” McCain said. “Because he didn’t want to.”

McCain has been in the glazier business 40-plus years, and has helped Paula learn the ropes. Martha Prestige McCarter still comes in from time to time to help out when Paula goes on vacation, or must be out of the shop.

Billy Jones, Paula’s husband, has been employed at Navarro County Electric Co-op for over 35 years, but he helps at Corsicana Glass and Mirror, too. Billy pitches in at nights and on weekends, runs all the monthly statements, handles billing, and writes up job bids.

Shannon Dyer, married to Paula and Billy’s daughter Shelly, sold his D&D; Feed Store, and came to work at Corsicana Glass and Mirror temporarily. That was nine years ago, and he is still there. Young sons Mason and Clayton love to visit their dad, grandmother and “Pappy,” as they call McCain, when they come to the shop with Shelly.

“We’re a small shop, and we like to give all our new and existing customers personalized, individual service,” Paula said.

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