TxDOT Honors Harrison County Judge Taylor with Road Hand Award

Contact: Marcus Sandifer

Phone: (903) 799-1306

Date: Dec. 27, 2018

Harrison County Judge Hugh Taylor was honored at his last official commissioners’ court meeting Wednesday by being named a Road Hand Award recipient by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

The award is presented to individuals who have provided support and leadership for the improvement of the state’s transportation system.

In transportation related activities, Judge Taylor serves as a member of the Interstate 20 East Texas Corridor Advisory Committee, vice chairman of the East Texas Council of Governments CEO Board/Rural Planning Organization, and chairman of the I-69 Corridor Advisory Committee. The judge was also instrumental in getting the route study started for I-369 through Harrison County and has served as chairman of the I-69 System (I-369) Harrison County/Marshall Working Group.

He joins a list of six previous Road Hand Award recipients from Harrison County: Earnest F. Smith (1975), Cameron McElroy (1977), Tony Williams (1993), Judge Rodney Gilstrap (1997), Tommy Whaley (2000), and Audrey Daniels Kariel (2001).

The award was presented by Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin and TxDOT Atlanta District Engineer Mike Anderson.


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