It is a joy to develop this website with the McMullen County Historical Commission (MCHC) digitally preserving South
Texas history. This website is an extension of the South Texas Ranch and Heritage Center also sponsored by the (MCHC).
Growing up in South Texas and living since then in other parts of the state, my husband, "Hud", and I are acutely aware of how
unaware much of the state is regarding South Texas history. Our goal here is to develop a repository of photos, stories, and information that serve the memory of all South Texas.
I am responsible for writing and development. All photos unless otherwise stated are current or archivals refurbished and contributed by
my husband, Hud Hudson. The MCHC monitors all publication.
We need and want your historical contributions for the County Portals page, which
is the heart of this site. Thirty county portals recognize South Texas counties. We thank Dave and Renee Fulp at Texas Courthouse Trails for permission to use the courthouse photos.
On the County Portals page, three different counties are spotlighted each month. New pages are added to the spotlight portal at that
time. The spotlight continually moves through counties alphabetically looking first at forefather and family photos and stories as they are obtained. Spotlighted county summaries link to archives.
Without new material, it is necessary to skip a county and move to the next. Therefore, each county is welcome to send information at any time, and we post their material as soon as time
All material must observe copyright requirements. Material to be posted here can be previously unpublished, previously published but
without copyright as in many county peoples' history books and some educational materials, or permission and desired attribute from the copyright holder must be provided. We thank you for your time,
effort, and collaboration. We honor and respect your history. Please use contact page for document transfer.
Janis and Richard Hudson