Sheriff generously donates to The Longhorn Museum




Former Atascosa Sheriff Tommy Williams officially turns over his memorabilia to Longhorn Museum Society President J. D. Kvapil. Included in the donation from Atascosa County’s longest seated Sheriff to the museum are his original Stetson cowboy hat, custom boots, personalized badge, a pistol and a triple-barreled shotgun.

Former Atascosa Sheriff Tommy Williams officially turns over his memorabilia to Longhorn Museum Society President J. D. Kvapil. Included in the donation from Atascosa County’s longest seated Sheriff to the museum are his original Stetson cowboy hat, custom boots, personalized badge, a pistol and a triple-barreled shotgun.

Newly retired Atascosa County Sheriff Tommy Williams, has donated some of his prized possessions to the Longhorn Museum in Pleasanton. When Sheriff Williams was first elected in 1972, businessmen of Poteet purchased several important items for Poteet’s favorite son.

These gifts consisted of a Stetson hat, an Atascosa County Sheriff’s badge personalized with Williams’ name and his pride and joy, his pistol and leather scabbard. Later, a custom pair of boots with embossed Sheriff’s badge, were given by the late Lew Hayden, well known businessman and Weldon Cude, then County Commissioner. These items as well as a very rare triple-barreled shot gun were all donated during the regular museum meeting earlier this month.

Sheriff Williams enlisted the assistance of Norman Porter, Longhorn Museum Society former president, who is also chairman of the Atascosa COunty Historical Commission, to arrange the donation of these prized items to the museum.

“This generous donation will enable future generation to enjoy and reflect upon their significance to the citizenry of Atascosa County,” said Porter.


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