On Feb. 21, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert administered the oath of office to the 2017-2018 members of the Historical Commission.
The Historical Commission of Fort Bend County works to encourage historical awareness and appreciation within the county. The commission also bears the responsibility of locating and surveying cemeteries, archeological sites and other historical features in the county. The Fort Bend Historical Commission is a branch of the State of Texas Historical Commission and is guided by the laws of the state. All members are volunteers.
“Commission members are unpaid volunteers who do outstanding work compiling and preserving our historical assets and oral histories of Fort Bend. I am very proud of their
service,” Hebert said.
Annual historian award March 2
Franklin Schodek of Richmond is receiving the 2017 Bert E. Bleil Heritage Award for distinguished service to Fort Bend County history. The presentation, hosted by the Fort Bend County Historical Commission, is set for Thursday, March 2, at Safari Texas, 11627 FM 1464 in Richmond beginning at 7 p.m. The annual event, which is free and open to the public, also offers an overview of 2016 historical commission activity as well as a talk on early Fort Bend County history.