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 The Local Legend Awards

About | Nominations | Selection Committee | Previous Recipients 

2014 Local Legend Awards   
Nominations for the 2014 Local Legend Awards are now closed, although niminations will be considered for the 2015 Awards. The Local Legend Award Selection Committee will meet through the summer, and this year's Legends will be named in the fall.

To nominate a Local Legend for the 2015 Awards, please complete a nomination form (formats: Word, pdf) and return it to locallegend@roundrocktexas.gov, or print and send to the address below

About the Local Legend Awards 
The Local Legend Award recognizes individuals, families, businesses, groups, publications, or organizations that have had a positive and lasting impact on the culture, development, and history of Round Rock.  Each year's Legends receive a certificate and are honored by the City Council.

Local Legends are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Importance to the City's founding or growth;
  • Association with an historic place or event;
  • Impact of service to the community's history, development or culture;
  • Achievements that have brought honor and distinction to the City of Round Rock.

Selection Committee 
Local Legends are selected by a volunteer committee appointed by the HPC. The Committee is responsible for reviewing allications and assisting with the award processes. Appointments are made in early summer; please contact the Planning & Development Services Department at 512-218-5428 for a selection committee application

Each year's Local Legends are selected late summer, but nominations for future awards are accepted year-round. If you would like to nominate someone to be honored as a Local Legend, please complete a nomination form (formats: Word, pdf) and email to locallegend@roundrocktexas.gov, or print and mail to:  

The Historic Preservation Commission
c/o Planning and Development Services Department
301 W. Bagdad Avenue, Suite 210
Round Rock, TX 78664

Previous Award Recipients (click links for details)

2013 Local Legends  
Rev. Freeman Smalley (1790-1881) 
Jack Jordan (1872-1959)
Bob Bennett 
The Stagecoach Inn (built 1848-1853)

2012 Local Legends
Dr. Thomas Kenney & Kenney Fort
Elmer A. Cottrell (1910-1979)

2011 Local Legends
Louis Henna (1914-1990)
Oliver Leppin, Sr. (1917-1993)
Robert L. "Buck" Egger (1896-1973)
Jacob M. Harrell (1804-1853)

2010 Local Legends
Judy McLeod
Martin & Francinn Parker

Dr. Robert Peters (1933-2012)
Nancy & Virg Rabb

2009 Local Legends
Rose Marie "Posey" McClung
Earl Palmer
The Nelson Family
The Avery Family

No awards 2007 & 2008

2006 Local Legends
Thomas C. Oatts (1815-1885)
"Historical Round Rock” (book) by
Jane H. DiGesualdo & Karen R. Thompson

No awards between 2003-2005

2002 Local Legends
Hester Family

2001 Local Legends
Allen R. Baca (1921-2002)
Laverne Reinhardt

2000 Local Legends
Bunky Whitlow
Ellen Davis
Marcia Hilsabeck

No awards in 1999

2000 Local Legends
Bunky Whitlow
Ellen Davis
Marcia Hilsabeck

No awards in 1999

1998 Local Legends
Lone Star Bakery
Robert G. Griffith
Florentino Hernandez

1997 Local Legends
Trinity Lutheran Home
Ben Salazar
Grace Telander

1996 Local Legends
Harriet Rutland
Tom Lopez
Pete Correa

1995 Local Legends
Betty Porter
Xenia Voigt
Lt. Col. William Todd

1994 Local Legends
Garfield McConico
Lerlene Ward
O. F. Perry
Noel Grisham
Joanne Land

1993 Local Legends
Claude Berkman
Billie Sue Henna
Rudolf Pettersen
Eugene Quick

1992 Local Legends
Mrs. Tiny McNeese (1902-1998)
The Rubio Brothers (Mack and Lorenzo Rubio)
Mrs. Genoveva Rendon

1991 Local Legends
Joe Lee Johnson
David Carlin Sr.
Rev. Oliver Berglund
The Domino Players
The Old Settlers Association

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