NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A round of applause was given at Tuesday's Nacogdoches County Commissioners Court meeting to a Nacogdoches group for a state-level award.
The Nacogdoches County Historical Commission was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Texas Historical Commission.
The designation is only given to a small number of Texas groups who demonstrate exceptional service to preserve the heritage of Texas, according to the THC.
This year, the Nacogdoches group is working on the City of Nacogdoches' Tricentennial celebration.
The commissioners also unanimously voted to give an additional $2,300 to the group for their re-dedication event for early next month.
"Before you vote, remember that 300 years only comes around once," said Tommy Slay, chair of the Nacogdoches County Historical Commission to the county leaders.
The year-long celebration features a variety of events to mark the city's milestone, which made them the oldest town in Texas.
A few members were even dressed up at Tuesday's meeting ahead of the Nacogdoches Mission Guadalupe Re-dedication set for July 9th.
You can find more information on the event here.