The Daughters of the Republic of Texas is the oldest patriotic women's organization in Texas and one of the oldest in the nation. The Daughters are proud to welcome the Blanco County Pioneers Chapter, DRT.
The DRTs are lineal descendants of a man or woman who rendered loyal service for Texas prior to the consummation of the Annexation Agreement of the Republic of Texas with the United States of America on the nineteenth day of February, eighteen hundred forty-six (19 February 1846).
The motto "Texas, One and Indivisible" was suggested by Colonel Bryan.
The objectives of the association are to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the people who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas and to encourage historical research into the earliest records of Texas, especially those relating to the revolutionary and Republic periods. The DRT encourages the preservation of documents and relics, the publication of historical records and narratives, and the celebration of important days in the state's history. It also encourages the teaching of Texas history in public schools and sponsors the placement of historical markers.
The first meeting of the New Blanco County Pioneers Chapter – DRT was held Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the Blanco County Courthouse Annex.
Nona Hoyer, organizing president and current president of the Jane Wells Chapter – DRT, Burnet County, Texas, called the meeting to order. Officers were elected, and documents were discussed for the chapter, as was planning for the official chartering Ceremony.
The Official Blanco County Pioneers Chapter – DRT Ceremony will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013, United Methodist Church in Johnson City,.
We invite any individual who is interested in the DRT to contact us about membership. Blanco County Pioneers Chapter – DRT – President Sherry Smith Jenkins at 830-868-3243 or or First Vice President Coni Hazel Crawford Ross at 512-496-3197 or .