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Daughters of Republic Meeting
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 • Posted October 6, 2010

The Heart of Texas Chapter of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas will hold its next meeting on Monday, 11 October, in the newly renovated conference room of the Brady Chamber of Commerce located at 101 East First Street. The business meeting will begin at 4:00 PM and is open to the public.

After the business meeting, refreshments will be served from 5:15 to 5:30, with an opportunity to meet the guest speaker, Bill Derrick. Derrick is the current president of the McCulloch County Historical Commission and will speak on the history of McCulloch County during the years of Texas as an independent republic, 1935-1845. Anyone wishing to attend his presentation is welcome to join the group at that time.

On Monday, October 4, members of the DRT presented a program to the Rochelle Study Club at their monthly meeting in the Rochelle Community Center. The Community Center is the restored Rochelle train depot. Julie Harrison of Mason and Sheila Van Zant of Brady displayed and detailed the history behind each of Texas’ sixteen battle flags, which were flown during the fight for Texas independence. These flags are owned and maintained by the Heart of Texas Chapter and are kept on display in the courtroom of the newly restored McCulloch County Courthouse.

Additional information is available from the president, Sharon Purcell, at 597-2887 in Brady; from the registrar, Jerry Wilkinson, of Rochelle, at 243-5344; and from Julie Harrison, of Mason, at 347-1070. They also have information about the Heart of Texas Chapter of the Children of the Republic of Texas (CRT), which is sponsored by The Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

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