TRIBE of TEXAS
ALABAMA-COUSHATTA TRIBE of TEXAS
- DEC. 20, 2018 -
and update on
- jan. 15, 2019 -
alabama-coushatta leadership to attend
gov. abbott inauguration in austin
(Livingston – January 14, 2019) -- The 2019 Chairperson of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, Cecilia Flores, will attend the swearing in and inauguration of Texas Governor Greg Abbott in Austin on Tuesday January 15. Joining Chairperson Flores at the Austin ceremonies, will be Vice-Chair Rick Sylestine and Tribal Council Member Roland Poncho.
“We are honored to attend this momentous occasion. We look forward to a productive working relationship with Governor Abbott during the next four years,” said Flores. “Our sovereign nation has a tradition of maintaining a close relationship with the State of Texas. I intend to keep that tradition strong during my tenure as Chairperson,” added Flores.
Flores assumed the position of Chairperson of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe in January 2019 and will serve in that capacity for a one-year term.
The Inauguration of Governor Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick will take place on the steps of the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday. The oath of office for both the Governor and Lt. Governor will be administered at 11:00 a.m. The Inaugural BBQ luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m. on the south lawn of the Texas State Capitol.
ABOUT THE ALABAMA-COUSHATTA TRIBE
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas is a federally recognized tribe with the oldest reservation in the State of Texas. Their original lands were granted to the Tribes at the end of the fight for Texas Independence with the support of General Sam Houston. Their reservation is located on over 10,200 acres in the Big Thicket of Southeast Texas, 17 miles east of the city of Livingston on U.S. Highway 190. They are one of only three federally recognized tribes in Texas.