Monday, Palo Pinto County Judge David Nicklas, center, presents the Texas Historical Commission Distinguished Service Award to Ann Reagan, co-chair of the Palo Pinto County Historical Commission, for the commission s work in preserving the county s history. On hand are, left to right, John Ferguson, Bill Bennett, Barbara Manson, Reagan, Nicklas, Pam Hinkson-McQueary, Mike Lewis and Kim Brimer. (Mark Engebretson)
Monday, the Palo Pinto County Historical Commission was recognized by the Texas Historical Commission with a Distinguished Service Award for the 2012 year of service.
The award was presented by County Judge David Nicklas.
"The museum they maintain is a great attribute," he said. "They've just done a terrific job."
Ann Reagan, co-chair of the commission, said this is the fifth year in a row.
"The Distinguished Service Award is our agency's way of affirming county historical commissions that continue to improve and expand their preservation programs," said THC Executive Director Mark Wolfe.
This award also acknowledges PPCHC's efforts to preserve Texas' unique heritage by promoting stewardship of and tourism to, the state's unique cultural and historic sites.
"The Texas Historical Commission works with CHCs to save the real places and tell the real stories of Texas," Wolfe noted. "Join us in honoring the Palo Pinto County Historical Commission for their dedication and hard work."