Several local residents met recently on the steps of the old Nueces County Courthouse as part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's event entitled, "This Place Matters."

The purpose of the program is to raise awareness about historic landmarks.

Pictured in the front row, from left to right, are Audrey Garza, Anita Eisenhauer and Connie Carpeno-Paddock; second row, left to right, are Peggy Bickham, Kellie Koster, Carolyn Fossett, Joanne Arnold, LaNelle Wright, Rebecca Rooke and Edith Henson; third row, left to right, are Mike Carlisle, Dr.John G. Ford, Inelda Stevenson , Dr. Norman Delaney and Alicia Bookout; and in the fourth row, left to right, are Eileen Oelschlegel, John Oelschlegel, Jackie Rome and Terry Henson.