“The Henderson County Courthouse has stood the test of time and continues to be a beautiful landmark in the center of our county. It must have been an incredible sight for citizens in our county when they first saw this magnificent building in the early 1900s.” Henderson County Judge Richard Sanders Some 250 residents gathered on the courthouse lawn on May 17 to … [Read more...] about Henderson County Celebrates Courthouse Centennial
Hundreds gathered at the Johnson County Courthouse on Nov. 16, 2013, to celebrate the 100th birthday of their renowned county capitol. After a fire destroyed the 1882 courthouse, Johnson County contracted with the Dallas architecture firm of Lang and Witchell to design a modern, fireproof building as the new seat of county government. The resulting design was inspired by two … [Read more...] about Johnson County Courthouse Centennial Celebration
From County Progress Editor Julie Anderson: Some two years ago, on Jan. 26, 2012, to be exact, Real County Judge Garry Merritt emailed County Progress about the Real County Centennial, to take place April 6, 2013. “Well, that’s 14 months away,” I thought. “Surely the judge just made a typo!” I did not want to be impolite, but I had to ask: “Do you mean April 2012, as … [Read more...] about Real County Centennial Finale
For the last year, County Progress has followed the Real County Centennial Countdown. We’ve enjoyed getting to know members of the Centennial Steering Committee as they’ve showcased the county’s rich heritage via special events including reunions, dedications, unveiling of historical markers, prayer breakfast, and fashion show spotlighting the area’s Angora goat mohair … [Read more...] about Real County Centennial Countdown: Happy 100th Birthday!
As part of our Real County Centennial Countdown, each month County Progress will check in with the Real County Centennial Steering Committee. With one month left to go until the official 100th, the committee continues its quest to make permanent contributions in honor of the county’s founding. “From the beginning we’ve been interested in efforts that would yield a lasting … [Read more...] about Real County Centennial Countdown – March 2013