County historical commission wins state award

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Limestone County Historical Commission members receive a plaque representing the State Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award for 2013, presented at the July 14 meeting of the Limestone County commissioners court. Shown here, seated, are Commissioners William ‘Pete’ Kirven and John McCarver; standing, l-r, are Bruce Jordan, County Judge Daniel Burkeen, Bert Harrison, County Historical Commission President William Reagan, Cynthia Pollard, Donald ‘Bubba’ McDonald, Logan Wilson and Linda Jordan. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
The Limestone County Historical Commission, as well as two of its members, were honored for their work at the Limestone County commissioners court’s July 14 meeting.
The County Historical Commission was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for 2013 from the State Historical Commission. Members of the county group on hand to accept a plaque representing that award were William Reagan, Bruce and Linda Jordan, Logan Wilson, Bert Harrison, Cynthia Pollard and Donald “Bubba” McDonald.
“Our historical commission in Limestone County has been doing an excellent job for many years,” said County Judge Daniel Burkeen, “and they continue to do that with a great number of activities, recently working with various angles. They just did a new historical marker out at Munger, Texas. They’ve been working with the Brinkley Davis house, which is an incredibly historic and unique project. They’ve been working with our museum, with the cemeteries. So we appreciate all they do. We have a varied and unique history in Limestone County, and we appreciate the work they do to preserve it.”
Reagan, president of the county historical commission, thanked the county commissioners and judge for their support, assuring them the commission could not do its work without it.
Reagan then presented a separate plaque of commendation to Bruce and Linda Jordan for their work documenting Limestone County cemeteries.

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