Tuesday, October 1st, at the Texas State Capital building south steps there was a celebration marking the 100th year of the pecan tree being the State Tree of Texas. This was planned to be in advance of the pecan harvest and should bring attention to pecans – the best nut in the world. The event was from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol. It included remarks from leadership within the Texas pecan industry, the release of new consumer survey data and the unveiling of a gubernatorial proclamation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the State Tree. Former Comanche County Extension Agent and Executive Director of the Texas Pecan Board Bob Whitney read the proclamation and presented it to President of the Board Larry Don Womack of De Leon, who gave opening remarks. Secretary of the Board Tami Sorrells from Sorrells Farms was also in attendance representing Comanche.