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About HillTex Insurance

Hilltex Insurance Group is a full-service, independently owned Insurance Agency. Located in East Texas, we pride

ourselves on  providing excellent customer service. We offer policies for individuals and businesses. 

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100 E. Jefferson St.     

Gilmer, TX 75644

Tel. 903-843-5061


117 E Gilmer St

Big Sandy, TX 75755

Tel. 903-636-4334



Monday - Friday 

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Miriam dreamed of being an Insurance Agent when she was little….ha ha ha!  NOBODY dreams of becoming an Insurance Agent.  Miriam actually dreamed of being a cowboy but….  She entered the world of insurance in 1986 with Transport Life Insurance home office where she worked in the Policy Accounting and Legal departments.  She became an agent for the first time in 1994 and worked for Kelley Insurance Agency.  She began working at The R Brown Company in 2002 and purchased the agency in 2015, rebranding it Hilltex Insurance Group and expanding into Property & Casualty.  In 2018 she had the privilege of purchasing Kelley Insurance in Big Sandy where she first became an agent.


Miriam has lived in Gilmer since 1991 and has 2 grown sons (Garrett and Brandon), a daughter in law (Shayli) that she adores and January 2018 brought her the biggest joy of her life, her grandson Rhett.   Since that time, she has added 2 more little, beautiful, charming and sweet grandsons and she will be happy to tell you more about them if you ask….or if you don’t! There are a "few" pictures of that grandbaby on Facebook. She stays very active in her community with the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary. In her spare time, Miriam enjoys painting, country dancing, and eating anything with jalapenos. 


Miriam's experience is in Health & Life Insurance and but she has now jumped into the P&C pool.  That’s one of the many reasons she loves her crew at Hilltex Insurance Group, they teach her so much! She thinks we have by far the best group of employees in the world!  We have a great time and love each other and our customers.

Life, Accident, Health and HMO, Property and Casualty Licensed Agent

Meet the Team




Zelda brightened our lives in August  of 2016 by joining our Hilltex team. She serves as our customer service coordinator for group and individual health but she is dual-licensed so she ends up working on life, health, home and auto.  She basically solves all our problems on a daily basis and keeps us entertained. She has prior experience as an insurance agent and is excited to work with such an awesome team. Zelda has three beautiful children and a wonderful husband, Dino. As is the theme in the Gilmer office, 2018 gave her a grandson, Caden, that she loves like crazy and 2019 brought her a little granddaughter, Nyla, so she can buy little ruffles and lace.  She keeps our office full of laughter and helps us keep a positive outlook everyday! 

Life, Accident, Health and HMO Licensed Agent





Kathryn has worked at the Big Sandy office forever... not quite but a long long long time, 35 years!  She has 3 lovely children, Tyler (married to Robia!) graduated from UT with a degree in Chemistry, Alexis "Lexi" who is studying Nursing at Lamar University in Beaumont and Gunner who is a Junior at Big Sandy where he serves as the Wildcat Band Drum Major, FCA President and on the Student Council.  Kathryn serves on the Big Sandy School Board and volunteers with both the Big Sandy Band Boosters and the Athletic Boosters.   She works in our Personal Lines department and said she would LOVE to quote your home, auto, boat and motorcycle. 





Becki has been at for 32 short years.  She is single...fighting off the guys day after day.  She only has 9 children and only 21 grandchildren and now she has 21 GREAT Grandchildren.  And she's just getting started!!  After she gets all 51 of those people under control, she handles our Commercial accounts and entertains us with her sarcasm and wit.  (Mostly sarcasm)




Annie is in our Personal Lines department and just celebrated 30 years with the Agency!  Before that she was an agent in Houston  for 15 years.  She now lives in Edgewood with her husband of 43 years where she is involved with her church and community.  She served on the School Board for 2 years and has 2 children...KT and Marc.  In 2019 she became the spoiler of her new little Granddaughter, Emory Len.  She also has 3 Godchildren who keep her very busy.  When you go by and see Annie, ask to look behind her bookcase.....




Beverly has been married to Danny for 46 years, has 2 grown & married sons, Brian and Nathan.  Together they have given her 5 gorgeous grandsons from age 20 down to 8 years old.  Beverly worked for a Law firm for 16 years prior to coming to Hilltex Insurance in 2010.  Her sole responsibility is to keep all of us organized at the office and make sure we’re all doing what we need to do, when we need to do it.   She needs prayer!

Office Manager

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