Special to the Reporter

Jane Klein, president of the Bosque River Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, recently attended the annual convention and accepted several awards for the chapter, which includes Somervell County.

Among the awards the chapter received was second place for attendance. The group also was recognized for membership, Texas history, volunteer hours, publicity and it won the President General’s Award.

 During the 2009-2010 year the chapter donated to the Hico Middle School  a set of facsimile documents pertaining to the formation of the Republic of Texas. The book, “Sabine Crossing: A Story of Early Texas” by Jacquelyn Thompson was donated to the Tarleton Library and Pledge to the Texas Flag cards were distributed to civic organizations. The chapter also marked the grave of a posthumous member, Cloy Genetta White Moore, with a Daughter of the Republic of Texas plaque.

The DRT is the custodian of the Alamo and promotes the study of Texas history. Members must be direct descendants of a man or woman who served the Republic of Texas honorably before February 1846.

For information on joining, contact Bosque River Chapter Registrar Linda Bowden at 254-968-6880. Chapter members come from Hamilton, Comanche, Erath, Somervell, Bosque, Stephens and Hood counties.