Proud Of East Texas: G Girlfriends

Friendship is very precious and yet most of us have lost good friends along the way by not staying in touch. Now a group of lifelong friends from Tyler have formed an international business celebrating old friendships and inspiring new ones.

The headquarters for G girlfriends is at Roseland Plantation Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Carolyn West, owner of Roseland, is one of the founders of G girlfriends, which already has chapters across the state. The group is planning "New York City On A Shoestring" in July and a trip to Europe in the Fall.

Ages in G girlfriends ranges from three to mid 80s. A portion of each $25 membership fee goes to a TJC scholarship and to the Smith County Crisis Center. For more information on G girlfriends, go to their website at