Business of the Month


    Photo by Cathy Wilkinson

    Woody’s Smokehouse #1 Southbound started back in 1993. Back then we were just an average filling station with exceptionally good sausage. Quickly outgrowing its quaint beginnings, in 1996 Dudley Wood did a major renovation and expanded the store into a complete smokehouse that offered more than anyone expected to find in a Shell Station. Largely through word of mouth the popularity of Woody’s Smokehouse continued to sky rocket, enough so, that in 2003 Dudley Wood built a second store on the northbound side of 1-45. Eventually, Dudley would move to the northbound store and hand over ownership of the southbound location to his daughter Tiffany Wood.

    In 2013 we made drastic changes doubling our square footage. With so much more room we have been able to expand our inventory. Retail shopping in Centerville has a new meaning with our quality offerings such as Melissa & Doug ®, JR Watkins ® , Carson ® and so many more. No need to drive to the big city to find a quality gift for your next occasion, you can find something for all ages in our huge gift area.

    Of course we will always be known for our quality meats and cheeses. Our famous German Sausage and variety of jerky is always in good supply. And don’t forget about us as you plan that perfect holiday meal this year. We have smoked turkeys, hams, tur-duc-kens and more. Remember to finish off that meal with a fresh homemade pie from our bakery.

    So, if it’s been awhile since you’ve stopped in the southbound Woodys or maybe you have never, come by and see us. Our friendly staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Woody’s Smokehouse #1,
    Southbound Location
    I-45 at Hwy. 7  (PO Box 9)
    Centerville, Texas 75833
    (903) 536-2434





    Events, New Members, and Information


    Thinking of Moving to Centerville?

    Come to the country! Centerville is located half-way between Houston and Dallas on Interstate 45, in the middle of it all. The pace is slower in Centerville, and the hometown values are from days gone by.

    Strangers still wave at each other when they pass on the roads. It has almost all the conveniences of larger communities, just not the hassle.

    Join families, retirees, and professionals that have moved out of the hustle and bustle of Houston, Dallas, or Bryan/College Station to an affordable life in the center of the rural life.

    According to

    Population in 2012: 891
    Median resident age: 45.2 years
    Texas median age: 40.8 years
    Median household income in 2011: $36,576
    Median house value in 2011: $81,530
    Median real estate property taxes in 2011: $642 (1.1%)
    Median gross rent in 2011: $496

    Important Information:

    (Water Department. Trash Pickup, etc.)
    Address: 325 St Mary’s Street
    Phone: (903) 536-2515

    Open Wednesdays and Thursdays only,
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (closed 12-1)
    Address: 125 East Main Street
    Phone: (903) 536-3095







    Interested in joining the Centerville Chamber of Commerce?

    Interested In Joining the Chamber of Commerce?

    Membership has its privileges.

    • Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings
    • Detailed Listing of your business on the Chamber website
    • “Classic Currency” gift certificates that can only be used at Chamber member stores
    • Workshops and seminars
    • Representation at the state and federal levels for small business owners

    It’s easy to join, and only costs $35

    Download the correct application: Businesses or Individuals & Families, complete it, and then drop it off with a check for $35 (made out to “Centerville Chamber of Commerce”) at either Circle T Realty, Karen’s Kowlicks, or Bobby Walters Insurance.

    Mail the application and a check for $35 to:
    Centerville Chamber of Commerce
    PO Box 422
    Centerville, TX 75833-0422

    Call (903) 536-7261 if you have any questions.

    Outdoor Recreation.

    There's plenty to do in Centerville


    Deer Hunting

    Leon County is known for its deer hunting. Hunters come from all over Texas to hunt wild game as well as exotic deer. You can find a list of available deer leases and exotic game by clicking here.



    If fishing is your game, the fifteen-acre lake at Ft. Boggy State Park gives you the opportunity to fish from the pier, the embankment, or small boat. It is part of the Angler Education “Tackle Loaner Program” where individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers.


    Ft. Boggy State Park

    Fort Boggy Creek State Park is one of Centerville’s favorite places to go. You can fish, swim, hike, ride bikes, grill, play on the playground, or just sit under the canopy of thick shade trees. Watch this excellent video.

    Admission is free. Rut reservations for the covered pavilion must be made through the Texas Parks & Wildlife by calling (512) 389-8900. The park is open Saturdays and Sundays only, from 8 AM to sunset.