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Houston County Wins Award for Website
Houston County Courier - January 2009
By Sharron Randall
Houston County won the County of the Month award in 2006, 2007 and in March 2008 and therefore became eligible for the County of the Year Award. The county was also listed in the Hall of Fame after winning county of the month three times.
Houston County has never before received the County of the Month Award since its inception in 1997.
Billie Nichols Bennett of Latexo is the coordinator and designer of the Houston County, Texas TXGenWeb, Texas Genealogy Project, http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/surfing/HOF/index.htm.
Since May 2006 she has made available resources and provided assistance to county visitors interested in the rich history of the county.
The award for TXGenWeb "County of the Year Award" is given to a county at the end of each year. The website contains records, addresses, biographies, and a calendar of events, photographs and articles about historical places.
It also features stories and publishes information about schools, cemeteries, churches, census, marriages, military and reunions, as well as obituaries of county residents.
Mrs. Bennett, a retiree from her income tax preparation business, claims to be self-
taught on the computer. Building a webpage has been a "real learning experience," Mrs. Bennett said. She added that when she makes a mistake, she corrects it and goes forward.
In a thank you message to other TXGenWeb coordinators Ms. Bennett writes, "I am so fortunate there are numerous persons that routinely send in contributions to the website."