Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Pecos receives Austin Oak Trees
Pecos is the proud recipient of two Stephen F. Austin Oak Trees
thanks to the Texas Forest Service, Texas A&M University, and the
Pecos Tree Board. These "Austin Oak Trees" were grown from acorns from
a Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) that is located on the site where Stephen
F. Austin died in Brazoria County.
The project was sponsored by the Sons of the Republic of Texas as a memorial
to the "Father of Texas."
Texas A&M Research Station has planted one of the trees, and the other
has been planted at the Lucius Bunton Federal Courthouse. After the planting
sites have been certified by the Texas Forest Service, each location will
receive a certificate of authenticity to go with he tree.
Alzheimer's group hosts meetings
Alzheimer's Association, Greater West Texas Chapter, invites everyone
to the Pecos Support Group Meetings.
Daytime Support Group meets at 10 a.m., the second Thursday of each month,
at the Reeves County Hospital Classroom.
The evening support group meets at 7 p.m., the fourth Thursday of each
month at the Pecos Senior Center (use side door on 2nd Street).
For more information call 1-800-682-1174.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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