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 Texas Heritage Society - Organizational Meeting Held June 22, 2009

     The Organizational Meeting of the Texas Heritage Society was held on June 22, 2009. The meeting was begun with a musical presentation by Lord Stirling's Fife and Drum Corp. which included a program provided by Dr. Craig Livingston entitled "A Musical Connection to History."

Lord Stirling's Fife and Drum Corp.

Lord Stirling's Fife and Drum Corp. with hosts Melinda and Carrol Cagle

     Dr. Craig Livinsgston is a professor of history and military science at Lone Star College in the Woodlands.  Dr. Livingston, who is a pubished writer, is the recent recipient of the Mormon History Association's J. Talmage Jones Award of Excellence. He is current president of the Lone Star College Faculty Senate.

      Following the musical presentation, the Bylaws of the Texas Heritage Society were discussed, amended and adopted.  Officers for the next two years were elected and numerous projects were discussed. 

Officers Elected

President  —  Kameron K. Searle, J.D.
First Vice President (Programs)  —  Hewitt Clark
Second Vice President (Membership)  —  Carolyn Terrell
Third Vice President  (Publicity)  —  Pat Ellen Spackey
Recording Secretary —  Ruben J. Borjas, Jr.
Treasurer  —  Carole Lynn O'Neal
Editor  —  Melinda R. Cagle

Directors at Large  —

Carrol D. Cagle, M.D.
Barbara Hamilton
Brenda Horton
Cliff May

 June 22, 2009 Meeting  

Photograph courtesy of Pat Spackey

Some of the Founding Members of the Texas Heritage Society

at the Organizational Meeting Held on June 22, 2009



By Pat Spackey

      A few of the Founding Members of the Texas Heritage Society, Inc. display the new logo at their recent organizing meeting.  The purpose of the Texas Heritage Society is to discover, understand and preserve the history and genealogy of Texas and to broaden historical knowledge among the general public through programs, projects and publications.
     The society holds general meetings quarterly in March, June, September and December and conducts quarterly day trips to various historical sites in Texas in May, August, November and January.  These events, coordinated by member, Hewitt Clarke, may also include trips to research centers and archives around the state.
     The Texas Heritage Society, Inc. invites you to join them on August 8, 2009 for a Tour of Texas History at Washington-on-the-Brazos near Navasota, where the group will hear a private lecture presented in Independence Hall, the site where Texas declared its Independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836.  William B. Travis' "Victory or Death" letter will be read.  A replica of the original building marks the location where representatives met to sign the formal Declaration of Independence and where the government of Texas was established.
     The group will then travel to Chappell Hill to the Masonic Cemetery where a toast will be made to Col. William B. Travis at the gravesite of his son.  There will be a picnic lunch at a former store in the town after which will be a guided tour of the town of Chappell Hill.  Families are encouraged to bring their children and grandchildren.
     The group will leave at 8:00 a.m. from First Baptitst Church of The Woodlands.  Bring a sack lunch and drinks.  The tour will return to The Woodlands by 4 p.m. 
     For further information on membership in Texas Heritage Society, visit the website at www.texasheritagesociety.org   or contact President Kameron Searle at  ksearle1@pdq.net   . For information and reservations for the August 8th tour, contact Melinda Cagle at 832-326-0835  or texashistory@mac.com .
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