Live Oak County Historical Commission
Live Oak County Historical Commission

Live Oak County Courthouse Centennial 1920-2020 Celebration December 4, 2021

Live Oak County Flag Design Contest Ends Oct. 1, 2021See information below following Courthouse Centennial announcement.

100+ years of serving Live Oak County! A number of  years were invested by Live Oak County Judge Jim Huff and the Live Oak County Commissioners in seeing this building restored for original authenticity and current convenient service.

 

100+ years of serving Live Oak County! Live Oak County Courthouse moved to the town of George West from Oakville following a county election. George West, rancher and developer of the town, created bridges over rivers for a roads program to connect the town to other county locations and beyond. He further donated 2 sites for various churches in the town and a cemetery just outside the town free to all county residents; made school, water, and electricity available in the town. Then followed the election with a $75,000 donation and land for the courthouse. Citzens of the county paid the rest.

 

See Live Oak County Courthouse (1920-2020) - Registered Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL) narrative for the story responsible for a Texas Historical Commission Registered Texas Historic Landmark award. Additional stories will be added between now and the LOC Courthouse Anniversary Celebration. Watch for those announcements here. County government offices moved into the new courthouse in 1920.

 

County residents from now to any past days, neighboring county residents, relatives, friends, and those interested in history are invited to the Centennial Celebration on December 4, 2021. A grand opening is underway. We look forward to seeing you! Come one; come all!

Live Oak County Flag Design Contest

The American Flag is raised every day at Live Oak County Courthouse. A Live Oak County Flag Design Contest is open until October 1, 2021. This flag will be a symbol of Live Oak County's past and hope for the future. The winner of the Live Oak County Flag Design Contest makes a permanent contribution to the past and future of Live Oak County. All adults and students who are current or former residents of Live Oak County are encouraged to submit an application.

 

A secret panel will judge artwork based on:

  • Interpretation and clarity of the theme to the viewer.
  • Creativity and originality of the depicted theme.
  • Quality of artistic composition and overall design based on the theme.
  • Visual appeal of the design to the viewer.

Upon selection, the artwork will be approved by the Live Oak County Commissioner's Court.

 

Please consider the following: Live Oak County, Charter Oak tree, Est. 1856, cattle industry, oil & gas industry, farming, and/or county border outline.

 

The winning artist will receive a check for $100.00 and will raise the flag during our Courthouse Centennial Celebration on December 4, 2021. Pdf applications are available by clicking on the pdf file below and at George West Chamber of Commerce, Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce, and schools in George West and Three Rivers. Digital submission information on application.

 

Please submit your digital submission to Mary Margaret Campbell at marymargaret60@msn.com.

 

Entry deadline is October 1, 2021. None accepted after this deadline.

 

LOC Flag Design Contest Entry Form
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Limited Edition Live Oak County Centennial Memorial Ornament Now Available. Information below:

 

 

 

Limited Edition: Christmas Medallion and Keepsake designed by local artists and professional craftsmen. A beautiful brass image of Live Oak County Courthouse (1920-2020), now a Registered Texas Historic Landmark.

 

Don't let this opportunity pass! Order for yourself and others as Christmas or special occassion and keepsake gifts. Ornaments are $20.00 each, $5.00 for contiguous USA shipping. Place your order for this historic piece with value increasing in years to come!

 

Contact LOCHC Education Chair, Nancy Coquat, at 361-362-9060 or njcoquat71@yahoo.com.

Live Oak County Courthouse

The Honorable Jim Huff, County Judge for Live Oak County, welcomes you to the Live Oak County Historical Commission (LOCHC) Website. The Live Oak County Historical Commission is an arm of the Live Oak County Commissioners' Court; appointees are selected at the beginning of odd numbered years and serve two year terms. Judge Huff and the Live Oak County Commissioners support and approve actions of the LOCHC in coordination with the Texas Historical Commission (THC).

 

Live Oak County Commissioners:

Precinct 1: Richard Lee

Precinct 2: Donna Kopplin Mills

Precinct 3: Mitchell Williams

Precinct 4: Emilio Garza

The Commissioner's Court is committed to the preservation of our county's history. Judge Huff and your local commissioner welcome suggestions.

The Honorable Jim Huff, Live Oak County Judge.

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