Our offices are closed on Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth. We will reopen on Tuesday, June 21st at 8:30 a.m.
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued January 1, 1863 by Abraham Lincoln. It wasn't until over two years later on June 19, 1865 that around 250,000 enslaved people in Texas were finally informed of their freedom. We still celebrate and honor this freedom today.
Last updated January 6, 2022