Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Donna Bahorich and reappointed Jim Bruseth, Ph.D., John W. Crain, Renee Dutia, and Gilbert E. “Pete” Peterson, III to the Texas Historical Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025. The commission provides leadership and coordinates services to support projects commissioned by county historical commissions, historical societies, agencies and institutions interested in the preservation of archeological and historical heritage. The commission also acts as a clearinghouse and historical information center.
Donna Bahorich of Houston previously served as Chair of the State Board of Education. She was elected to represent District 6 in 2012 and reelected in 2016. Bahorich received a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from Virginia Tech University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Liberty University.
Jim Bruseth, Ph.D. of Austin is an independent archaeological consultant and the author of several books and articles on Texas archaeology. He is a member and former treasurer of the Society for American Archaeology and a member of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Register of Professional Archaeologists, and the Texas Archaeological Society. In addition, he is a board member of the Summerlee Foundation.