Texas Historical Commission recognizes LOCHC for Distinguished Service Award

Ross Harris (center) chairs the Live Oak County Historical Commission volunteers in their second (April 15) of eight meetings for the next two years. County Judge Jim Huff and the Commissioners’ Court appointed the volunteers to serve two years beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The next LOCHC open meeting is July 15. The public is invited.

AUSTIN – The Texas Historical Commission has announced that the Live Oak County Historical Commission is among the 80 chosen from 254 Texas counties to receive the prestigious Distinguished Service Award.

The LOCHC has received six DSAs. Two for the years served under current Chair Ross Harris and four under previous Chair Leslie Walker.

The DSA recognizes County Historical Commissions that demonstrate above average statewide performance. The award is granted to CHCs that document well-rounded preservation programs to save the history and character \of Texas. 

The evaluation process is administered by CHC Outreach staff, who make award recommendations to THC’s executive director.

DSA certificates were mailed to respective county judges on June 7, with a request to present the award to CHC appointees during commissioners’ court.

Volunteers in the Live Oak County Historical Commission are appointed by County Judge Jim Huff and the Commissioner’s Court. The LOCHC works directly with the Texas Historical Commission and serves the county by publicizing its historical attributes to educate and direct tourism to this area.