Monday, May 5, 2008

Atascosa County Historical Commission Honored

The Atascosa County Historical Commission is one of 59 out of 254 counties selected to receive a Distinguished Service Award for their efforts in cemetery preservation, historical markers and youth programs. The award was presented at a luncheon during the annual Preservation Conference held at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi on May 2, 2008. The award was received by Norman Porter, Sr., chairman of the county commission. Also in attendance were members Dorothy Manning, Morris Porter and Barbara Westbrook.

County Historical Commissions follow the guidelines set by the Texas Historical Commission. They operate under the wing of the County Judge, who appoints a chairman. Members are also appointed by the County Judge and must be approved by the County Commissioner's Court. The goals of a CHC are to preserve the historic resources and to promote an understanding of the heritage of a county. Committees chairs are selected by the members.

The Atascosa County Historical Commission meets at 10:00am on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Jourdanton Community Center. The public is always welcome to attend.

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