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The Hays County Historical Commission was presented with a Distinguished Service Award by the Hays County Commissioners Court in behalf of the Texas Historical Commission for its work in 2011. Historical Commission members are pictured with Hays County Judge Bert Cobb, left. COURTESY PHOTO

STAFF REPORT

The Hays County Historical Commission (HCHC) is currently accepting applications for new members through the end of this week.

Those wishing to apply must be able to attend monthly meetings ever fourth Thursday and are expected to take an active role in commission projects. Members serve two year terms and may serve for multiple terms. The Hays County Commissioners Court makes appointments every other year in January.

The application is posted on the members section at their website at www.hayshistoricalcommission.com.  Applications will be accepted until Dec. 21 in the office of Hays County Judge Bert Cobb.

The commission promotes the preservation of Hays County’s historic resources including archeological sites. Activities of the HCHC include the placement of historical markers, conducting research on the history of the county and sharing that history. Members are involved in educational programs, documentary and oral history presentations, publications and historical tours.

County commissioner courts are required by Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 318, to appoint a county historical commission “for the purpose of initiating and conducting programs suggested by the commissioners court and the Texas Historical Commission for preservation of the historical heritage of the county.”

More information is available on the HCHC website.

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