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Houston Co. 175 anniversary bash moved to Crockett Civic Center

Due to current weather conditions, the Houston County birthday bash has been moved to the Crockett Civic Center, according to Lynda Jones, publicity coordinator for Houston County 175.

Houston County bills itself as the oldest in Texas and to celebrate local residents are throwing a big 175th anniversary party.  Everyone is invited.  Events include Brad Ward and the Highway 75 South band.  Organizers say a silhouette of the late local historian Eliza Bishop will be unveiled by artist Michael Brenner.  About 2,500 cupcakes in the shape of Houston County will be handed out during formal ceremonies Tuesday night. 

The county, with a population of nearly 24,000 was named for Gen. Sam Houston and created by act of the Republic of Texas June 12, 1837.

Watch Francesca Washington's special report tonight on KTRE's East Texas News at 6 as residents prepare to honor the past and set an example for the future.

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