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2011-02-17

Historical commission members announced

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

Bandera County Commissioners recently appointed members to the Bandera County Historical Commission for 2011-2012.
Returning members include:
• Roy Dugosh - A member of the historical commission for four years , Dugosh has served as chairman for two years.
• Elenora Dugosh Goodley - A seven-year veteran of the historical commission, the resident of Helotes also serves the commission as a historian, website editor and writer.
• Gene Turner - A member of the historical commission for seven years, Turner serves as chairman of the committee overseeing the Black Cemetery, located on Old Medina Highway.
• Dave Burrel - Burrel has served on the historical commission for a decade. He is chairman of the Western Trail committee.
• Annette Schulte-Kalka - A historian and native plant conservationist, Schulte-Kalka has been a member of the historical commission for 15 years.
• Cindy Harrington - In addition to serving on the historical commission for eight years, Harrington was secretary of the 2006 committee that produced "A Pictorial History of Bandera County Book."
• Helen Hicks - The Medina resident has brought her expertise in Native American history and historical photographs to the historical commission for the last seven years.
• Gail Joiner - As owner and publisher of the Bandera County Courier, Joiner has long supported and contributed to the mission of the historical commission.
• Peggy Huffman - An expert in local history, Huffman has served on the historical commission for eight years.
• Lauren Langford - A member of the historical commission for 10 years, Langford currently serves as chairman of the Bandera Mill Marker committee. Through the years, the resident of Bellaire has maintained close ties with the Bandera community.
• Merry Langlinais - During her decade long membership on the historical commission, Langlinais has exhibited a special interest in historical photographic records and CDs.
• Margaret Carr Anderson - A member of the historical commission for two years, Anderson has an interest in historical document preservation.
• Cecilia Schmidtke-Syfrett - During her six years on the historical commission, Schmidtke-Syfrett has served as historical photographic consultant.
• Mary McGroarty Smith - During her five years on the historical commission, Smith has developed a special interest in historical markers and historical buildings in the City of Bandera.
• Harry Stretcher - Stretcher has served on the historical commission for five years.
• Allison Pool - The Vanderpool resident has served on the historical commission for eight years.
• Peggy Tobin - With her over 25 years, Tobin is the longest serving member of the historical commission. She is a local historian, writer and consultant.
• William Feathergail "Feather" Wilson - A member of the historical commission for six years, Wilson is a committee member and contributor.
New additions to the historical commission include:
• Katy Lynn - A Native American historian and writer, Lynn specializes in Cherokee programs.
• Gloria Villela Muniz - A member of the Medina Lake Preservation Society, Muniz's special interest is the preservation of historical buildings.
• Cecil LeStourgeon - As an expert consultant, this Medina native of Bandera County brings expertise in historical masonry to the commission.
• Rebecca Norton - The San Antonio resident serves as consultant and advisor to the Frontier Times Museum.
Associate members and special consultants include Precinct 4 Commissioner Doug King, governmental liaison; Bill Cornelison, historian; Rudy Rodriquez, Tejano history; Loy Ed Alanis, Lakehills history; and Barbara Merrell, historian.