Tyler County Historical Commission

Established in 1846, Tyler County resides among the Big Thicket National Preserve in southeastern Texas and has been the home of several diverse cultures and history.
Tyler County Historical Commission is responsible for the identification and preservation of Tyler County’s historical and cultural resources and is dedicated to creating awareness and appreciation of historic preservation, its’ benefits, and uses. Explore the history that has been catalogued and become part of the story of our county by telling us your story so that it may also be preserved and be part of the legacy of Tyler County.

Open Meeting Policy

As an arm of county government, the County Historical Commission is subject to the laws that regulate governmental subdivisions. One such law is the Open Meetings Act, contained in the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.In accordance with that statute, CHC meetings must be open to the public. The applicable sections of the statute read as follows:§551.002 Every regular, special, or called meeting or session of every governmental body shall be open to the public§551.041 A governmental body shall give written notice of the date, hour, place, and subject of each meeting held by the governmental body.§551.043 The notice of a meeting of a governmental body must be posted in a place readily accessible to the general public at all times for at least 72 hours before the scheduled time of the meeting.

Members

Officers

John Gazzaway

Treasurer

Officer

Barbara Worsham

Secretary

Officer

Chuck Davidson

Chairman

Officer

Kay Timme

Vice-chairman

Officer

Members

Debbie Walker

Member

Charles Smith

Member

Joe Dan Richardson

Member

Mary Nell Rainey

Member

Roschelle Springfield

Member

Fred Sullivan

Member

Bob Morris

Member

Billie Matthews

Member

Josh David

Member

Honorary Members

Billie Ratcliff

Honorary Member

David Marold

Honorary Member

Huntley Kenesson

Honorary Member

Eleanor Holderman

Honorary Member

Associate Members

Col. Eddie Boxx

Associate Member

Ex-Officio Members

Judge Jacques Blanchette

Ex-Officio Member

Want To Know More?

The Tyler County Historical Commission hopes that you will join us in preserving and building upon the legacy of those who have come before us so those who come after can be inspired and grow to leave their own legacy.