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03/31/08 - Henderson

Ceremony Held To Honor First Family Of Henderson

Today is James Pickney Henderson Day in Henderson County.

So, who was James Pickney Henderson?

Aside from the namesake for an East Texas city and an East Texas county, he became the first governor of Texas 162 years ago.

Today, at a ceremony in Athens, several state leaders gathered to explain the effort to educate Texans about Henderson.

Robert Nichols, a Texas state Senator, desribed part of the ceremony.

"It was a special resolution passed in the Senate and the House during the session to remember the first governor of Texas. Most people were not aware of that. He was quite an amazing guy, and so was his wife."

If you'd like to find out more about the event and James Henderson, you can click on the link at right reading "Extended Henderson Interviews".

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com

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