Henderson County Historical Commission receives 2018 Distinguished Service award
HENDERSON COUNTY–The Henderson County Historical Commission received the 2018 Distinguished Service award from the Texas Historical Commission July 2 at the Henderson County Commissioners’ Court.
Chair of the Henderson County Historical Commission Sarah Brown was on hand to receive the award from the commissioners on behalf of the Texas Historical Commission for the work they do within the county. Brown, along with the members and volunteers of the society turned in over 9,000 hours of work in 2018.
“This award comes from the work our members do,” Brown said. “We would like to thank the commissioners’ court for helping us with a lot of the things we have to do.”
Precinct 3 Commissioner Charles McHam praised Brown and the Historical Commission on all they do to preserve and to discover things that history may have left behind or has just been forgotten in time.
“In a time where a lot of history is being forgotten, it’s important that we have an organization to keep up with the history of our area,” McHam said.
Precinct 4 Commissioner Ken Geeslin also spoke on what Brown stated about the numerous things that go through the Historical Commission, such as grants and many other documents that have to be approved by them to keep moving forward, including road work at times.
“When TXDOT began the expansion of Highway 175 from Baxter to Frankston in 2015, they uncovered some artifacts that were of a historical nature and Sarah and her team were actively involved for several weeks to identify those artifacts before they could proceed,” Geeslin stated. “That’s one of the examples that most of us aren’t aware of that they’re involved in because a lot of their work is done behind-the-scenes.”
In other business, commissioners:
• approved the Library Connecting Texas Reimbursement Contract between Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library in the amount of $247.80.
• approved the tax resale deed for Cherokee Shores Lot 616, Sect. C, in Precinct 2 located in Eustace.
• approved the tax resale deeds on Hidden Hills Harbor Addition Lots 247 Sect. A, Lot 12 Sect. A, Lot 15 Sect. 1, Lot 206 Sect. B, Lot 50 Sect. A and Lot 33 Sect. A all located in Precinct 2.
• approved an action to provide labor and equipment for road maintenance for The Blackjack Cemetery Association located in Precinct 3.
• received financial reports for JP2 AND JP5.
• approved a contract on a lease purchase agreement for a BOMG RS466 asphalt recycler/soil stabilizer located in Precinct 4.
• paid bills in the amount of $185,022.71.
• took action on submitted plats including combining Lots 612 and 613 into 612-r, located at the Pinnacle Club in Phase 1, Sect. B, as well as Lot 610-44-r, all for filing purposes only.
• considered a bid for sewer inspection services.