Cobb swears in new Hays County Historical Commission
New and returning members of the HCHC recently sworn in by Hays County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., recently posed in the Courthouse rotunda in front of a photo of Jack Coffee Hays. They include Stephen Austin, Delbert Bassett, Marie Bassett, Sue Cohen, Linda Coker, Jim Cullen, Luanne Cullen, Bonnie Eissler, Matt Floyd, Robert Frizzell, Dorothy Gumbert, Betty Harrison, Shelley Henry, Dr. Carmen Imel, Kate Johnson, Jeff Jordan, Richard Kidd, Jo Landen, SarahAnn Lowther, Ida Miller, Jerry Moore, Marianne Moore, Clemmie New, Joe New, Ofelia Vasquez-Philo, Jude Prather, Ralph Randow, Charlie Willis and Celeste Zygmont. HAYS COUNTY PHOTO by LAUREEN CHERNOW
New and incumbent members of the Hays County Historical Commission were recently sworn to two-year terms by Hays County Judge Bert Cobb.
The commission advocates for preservation of the county’s archeological sites and its historical and cultural resources. Its current projects include ongoing cemetery maintenance, restoration of the Old Hays County Jail and raising funds to supplement the city of Kyle’s restoration of its old train depot.
Said commission chair Kate Johnson, “With this excellent mix of new and experienced members, we’ll be able to continue some important projects and begin new ones.”
The commission also operates a local history museum in the Old Hays County Courthouse on the San Marcos square. It is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month and other times by appointment.
The commission is also working on the fifth in the series of documentaries on historical Hays County people and places. The most recent film, about the Kuykendall Family and the 101 Ranch, is scheduled to premier in late March.