The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the opening of five Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Texas, including one in Gilmer, to meet the needs of those affected by severe storms and tornadoes on Mar 21. Officials say SBA customer service representatives will be on hand to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process, and help each complete their electronic loan application. No appointment is necessary, and the Gilmer center will be on the third floor of the Upshur County Courthouse. It will be open Friday, May 13. Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and closes at 5:00 pm, Thursday, May 26.