In the month of February, the nation celebrates the accomplishments and culture of African-Americans.
The Nash family has been a part of the Alice community for more than 25 years. They own their own landscaping business, E.W. Nash Lawn Service.
“I choose this business because I love working on lawns and I get to beautify people's homes,” said Eugene Nash, owner. “And of course I am my own boss.”
According to Nash's wife Linda, father and son quality time turned into a business that's been going strong for over 25 years. Even she has worked with the business “raking the leaves.”
The Nashes son, William, has been in charge of the company for the last two years, continuing the family's hard work.
“My goal and dream for the company is to have the business branch out and become a hometown name,” William said. “Mom taught me to treat the business like a fortune 500 business.”
William and his parents understand that their success is due to the people of Alice and surrounding communities. They know the importance of giving back to the community, which has blessed them over the years.
The Nashes employ high school students with the hope that they learn responsibility and a trade as they put some money in the students pockets. They give out scholarships to local students, help with cemetery cleanups and provide discounted services for seniors and educators.
“Alice is family. Alice is good people,” Linda said. “Without our employees and without the loyal customers, we couldn't sustain ourselves.”
E.W. Nash Lawn Service business is one of honor and trust who appreciates the world they live in and those who have made a way for them to succeed.
Linda Nash is a advocate of the positive in Alice and as an African-American woman, she promotes Black History Month.
“The world needs to know what African Americans did for the United States and the well-being of everyone,” she said. “I promote the achievements of the culture because it's not taught in the history book. Everyone knows about Martin Luther King, but so many others are lost.”
This is the second article of a series during Black History Month