Surveyor Exhibit to Open at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

An exhibit featuring antique surveying equipment will be opening later this month at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum located in Waco, Texas.  Christine Rothenbush,  Development &  Marketing Coordinator, stated that Texas Society of Professional Surveyors had donated the equipment earlier but the Museum waited until funding was obtained to create a proper display.  Mrs. Rothenbush is pleased with the results.

In addition, another exhibit spotlighting Jack Hays will also open.  In 1836, John Coffee “Jack” Hays moved to the Republic of Texas from Tennessee and became a Captain in the Texas Rangers in 1840. After the Mexican-American war, he moved to California in 1849 and was appointed U. S. Surveyor General for California in 1853.

The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Surveyors and Jack Hays exhibits on  Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. This event will help kick off National Surveyors Week, March 21st through March 26. The Museum is located at 100 Texas Ranger Trail (Exit 335-B off I-35) in Waco.  For more information, call (254) 750-8631 or visit their web site at:

Statewide Goal

The priority goal will be to ensure that Texas consumers are effectively and efficiently served by high quality professionals and businesses by setting clear standards, maintaining compliance and seeking market-based solutions.

The Mission

The mission of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying is to protect the residents of Texas by regulating, licensing and renewing the licenses of only competent surveyors; surveyors able to provide accurate surveys which will result in the orderly use of our physical environment.

The Philosophy

The Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying will license only competent surveyors and will regulate the practice of surveying. We will manage our resources as efficiently and effectively as possible with a commitment to excellence.