Betty Oglesbee, known as the “Matriarch of San Augustine,” was named the 2019 Silver Bucket Award recipient at Wednesday’s Texas Forest Country Partnership Economic Development Summit.

“The Silver Bucket recognizes an individual who has toted a lot of wood and water for East Texas, and this year’s recipient has done so much more than just tote a bucket or two,” Van Watson, her nephew and a representative of Southside Bank, said.

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