TROUP, Texas (KETK) – KETK spotlighted Troup on Wednesday during Small Town Live.

The town celebrated their 150th anniversary on Oct. 8.

“It’s changed a lot, but some things never change and that’s the friendly people,” said Suzanne Loudamy, a Troup resident.

Their Holiday in the Country event is also coming up on Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. This will be a shopping event and there will be food, and Santa Claus might make an appearance.

KETK’s Neal Barton spoke to Cindy Steele, the owner of Steele’s Feed and Seed.

She said the store opened in the 1940s and used to mainly sell feed, seed and cattle products, but now they are more of a convenience store. They encouraged people to come to their shop and visit their town.

“We’re a very welcoming town, and we appreciate people that come see us,” said Steele.

The Small Town crew also stopped by the Cameron-J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library.

They are celebrating their 30 year anniversary this year, and the library was originally at Piggly Wiggly. The librarians said they also have many books for everyone to enjoy including a book on the history of Troup.

The Mayor of Troup Jeff Hale spoke to KETK about the town that was established in 1872.

He said the city’s population is growing for different reasons.

“We have a great community, great schools (and) a fabulous police department that serves our citizens very well,” said Hale.

They have their arms open and are welcoming visitors to their town.