Commissioners Court approves new officers for Shelby County Historical Commission

The Shelby County Commissioners Court approved the new slate of officers for the upcoming two years – 2019-2021 – at the meeting on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The officers approved for 2019-2021 were: Teddy Hopkins, Chairman; David Chadwick, Vice Chairman; Vickie Martin, Secretary; and Sharon Ratcliff, Treasurer. Mr. Hopkins and Mrs. Martin were present to hear the vote.


Note – There are two historical organizations in Shelby County: The Historical Commission, which operates under the “umbrella” of the Texas Historical Commission; and the Historical Society, which operates and maintains the Historical Museum. The Historical Commission works to identify, designate, and preserve Shelby County’s history – whether a building, cemetery, written history, or under told stories.


In other action, the Commissioners Court The approved a bid from AC&C Fencing in the amount of $59,967 for fencing around the Shelby County Sheriff's Department. The money will come from the Courthouse Repair fund.


The other action item approved was a computer server to connect all the Shelby County Justice of the Peace offices with each other. The initial cost of the server and hosting services is $4,600. A yearly fee for the service will cost the County $3,200. The item passed after question by Commissioner McSwain and explanations from County Auditor Porterfield and County Judge Harbison. The approval was unanimous.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:31 a.m.