David Murrah has edited the newsletter for all but the first year and designed the current format. He has been on the ACHS board since February 2003, and is the longest serving member!
He and his wife Ann moved to Rockport in 2000, and sing in the choir at First United Methodist Church. David likes to fish, and he and Ann have now traveled to all 50 states and 34 countries.
David holds a Ph.D. in history and is retired from Texas Tech University and Southwest Museum Service in Houston. He has written or edited six books related to Texas history and more than forty other publications. He is a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association and a past president of the West Texas Historical Association and the Society of Southwest Archivists.
He has done a fabulous job of laying out and editing the ACHS newsletter! David has put out all of the publicity for the ACHS, which includes the newsletters, postcards about events, and ads in the newspaper. Thank you, David, we appreciate you very much!
Kam Wagert is a former president of the ACHS and has described David and his contributions very well. The picture of David was in the September 2009 issue where he was interviewing Carol Sparks for the Oral History Project and Kam’s heartfelt writing about him is from the 2013 March Issue of the newsletter. David does a very professional job with the work that he does for the ACHS.
This web page is dedicated to the newsletter. I will be posting new newsletters after giving subscribing members time to enjoy them. I’ll also try and go through back issues and showcase some articles, projects, and photographs that you might enjoy. Past issues are available below, and maybe we can talk David into doing some things for the web site. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
In this issue: From Aransas Bay to Antarctica to Mars: The Work and Exploration of Rockport’s Wayne White • Message from the President – Welcome Back Jeannie Schindler and the October Program • New Board Member • On the Passing of Tom White • Calendar Premier Date Set • Support for Klein Building and Building History • News from Partner Organizations
Newsletter Volume 14 Issue 3
In this issue: Lamar Historical Marker Dedications • From the President – Thanks to Taylor and Marsha Hendrix • 2018 Photo Contest • News You Can Use
Newsletter Volume 14 Issue 2
In this issue: World War I Symposium • An August to Remember by Janie White • The Great War and Its Impact on Texas and Aransas County Part 2 • Scenes from the Annual Meeting • Upcoming Events of Interest
Newsletter Volume 14 Issue 1
In this issue: ACHS Annual Meeting – Survival of Harvey • Message From the President – Harvey Impacts • History of Rockport Computer User’s Group • News You Can Use
Newsletter Volume 13 Issue 3 & 4
In this issue: Annual Photo Contest • New History Book • Message From New President, Cheryl Livingston • A History of Rockport Computer User’s Group • News You Can Use
Newsletter Volume 13 Issue 2
In this issue: Annual Meeting – Large Crowd • David Murrah Hands Over Presidency • Remembering Surf and Cove Theaters • Walking Tour • ACHC Survey Workshop
Newsletter Volume 13 Issue 1
In this issue: Guy Clark Celebration with Tamara Saviano • New Trustees • Remembering Guy Clark by Cheryl Livingston • Memories of WWII by John Paul Reese • More on Calendar Premier
Newsletter Volume 12 Issue 4
In this issue: Calendar Premier Moves to Fulton • Goodbye to Dolly Hart Close • Linh and Sam Nguyen Family • New Board Members • News You Can Use
Newsletter Volume 12 Issue 3
In this issue: Noted Artist Steve Russell • Remembering Raulie Irwin Jr. • Rockport on the Map by Raulie Irwin Jr. • Calendar Premier Party • News you can use
Newsletter Vol 12 Issue 2