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Tourism group gathers in Anahuac

The Texas Independence Trail region meeting was hosted in Anahuac March 27 by the Chambers County Historical Commission.

The trail's board meets bi-monthly at different sites around the 28 counties that comprise the historic region. Anahuac is in this region, and is considered by history buffs to be "the Cradle of Texas Independence," due to the disturburances at Anahuac in 1832 which set the stage for the battles of Texas Independence four years later.

The board met in the newly remodeled CCHC Archive-Museum building at 300 Cummings St, just across the street from the historic Thomas Jefferson Chambers Home.

Present at the meeting were Vicki Woodward, president and director of the Schelumburg-LaGrande Chamber of Commerce; Tonya Britton, vice president and director of the Columbus visitor's center; R B Scherer, secretary, district clerk of Chambers County and vice chair of the CCHC; David Stewart, director of the Alamo;

Jeannie Theilmann, director of the Dickerson Chamber of Commerce; Ona Lee Pierce, Matagorda County Historical Commission chair; Edith Fischer, director of tourism, Brazosport; Peggy Spradley, director of the Chamber of Commerce, Sealy;

Associate Director Seneca McAdams, Brenham Chamber of Commerce; and ,Associate Director Bob Wheat, Chambers County Historical Commission chair. Visitors included Mary Licon, president of Anahuac Area Chamber of Commerce, Robbie King, managing director of the Anahuac Chamber of Commerce, and Lee Pierce, husband of Ona Lee Pierce.

The group enjopyed a seafood lunch catered by the Wooden Spoon, and earlier ,

on Monday evening, they were treated to a boat ride on the Trinity River, courtesy of Pudge Willcox at Chambers-Liberty County Navigation District and JoAnn Baird and Amy Hill of the Upper Gulf Coast Waterborne Education Center.

The group commented upon leaving that it was so pleasurable to be invited to return to Anahuac again, to enjoy the hospitality, excellent food, and see and hear all the wonderful sights and sounds of this historic area.

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