The famous historian of the Panhandle of Texas, radio and television personality, speaker and storyteller extraordinaire Mr. Bob Izzard was honored at the Old Mobeetie Texas Association Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on September 4, 2003. Bob, a long time friend and supporter of the OMTA and Mobeetie Jail Museum, was recognized on behalf of his lifetime of meritorious service to this area. He has been the keynote speaker at numerous Mobeetie Heritage Days, at the return of the colors to Fort Elliott, at the dedication of the Veterans Memorial located at the Wheeler County Courthouse, and many other "happenings" at Mobeetie, in Wheeler County, and other places around the Panhandle.
His award was presented to him by Bobbye C. Hill, honorable Wheeler County attorney and was celebrated by all in attendance at the Appreciation Dinner. The plaque contained the following inscription:
"Mobeetie Jail Museum presents to Bob Izzard this plaque in recognition of his work on behalf of the Panhandle of Texas, presented this 20th day of September 2003 at Mobeetie, Texas."
Bob's historical work has drawn attention to an area that is famous in its own right. Here history has been made by the heroic men and women who traveled this way before us. With their blood, sweat, and tears they cleared the way and bought with their incredible passion and drive the opportunity for a civilized life on Panhandle prairie for us all.
Thank you Bob, you are the best!!