Outstanding Citizen – January 2012

Angela Trevino was born February 22, 1959 in Dallas.  She lived in Irving several years and moved to Cedar Hill thirty years ago.  All five of her daughters attended Cedar Hill Schools.  Angela has been an extremely active community volunteer for 20 years.

  • PTA President, VP and other positions at various schools.
  • President of CHISD Council of PTA’s (presides over area PTA’s)
  • Texas PTA Life Member and PTA National Life Member
  • 2002 Cedar Hill Hometown Hero
  • Cedar Hill ISD Strategic Planning Team Member
  • First recipient of the CHIC Volunteer Appreciation Award
  • 2003 Recipient of Texas Small Business Association Parenting Award from the
  • Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce(One of five state finalists of 2500 nominees.)
  • Founding Friend and Steering Committee Member of
  • C H ISD Education Foundation, serving as Secretary
  • Charter Member of the Cedar Hill Museum of History
  • Secretary of the Board of Directors of Country Day on the Hill, Inc.
  • Chairman of the Hometown Talent Stage
  • Numerous Campus Advisory Teams
  • Volunteer for the Friends of the Library
  • 2007-Current  Parent Liaison for CHISD

Angela’s daughters are Tara Mata-Hampton, Cassidy, Alanna, Marissa, and Lacey Trevino.  Angela also has four granddaughters:  November White, Abigail Hampton, Grace Hampton & Riley Yarbro.  Angela’s father’s great grandparents were the Holden’s, one of the founding families of Llano, Texas.  Cedar Hill is blessed to have Angela and her family call Cedar Hill home.

Outstanding Citizen – November 2011

W.S. Permenter grew up on a farm in Shelby County, Texas.  In 1946, at the age of 17, he joined the U.S.Army and served in Japan for 18 months, marrying his high school sweetheart, Ann, when he returned home.  Utilizing the G.I. Bill of Rights he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

He taught near Shelbyville for 5 years and in 1956 he and Ann moved to Cedar Hill (population 750) where he taught vocational agriculture and their daughter, Nancy, attended school.

For 11 years he was Ag teacher, then became Middle School Principal for 15 years.  He was well known for his ability to discipline with love.  In 1981 he became District Superintendent, eliminating debt and improving the bond rating.  He retired in 1985 having been with the CHISD 29 years.

He and Ann held many positions with civic groups through the years.  He served as Mayor two terms and he and Ann were founding members of the Chamber of Commerce and the Education Foundation  He developed a good working relationship between the city and CHISD which has continued through the years.

 He and Ann were instrumental in saving many of the historic structures in the town square.  During the 1980-90’s they operated Permenter Real Estate where they found selling Cedar Hill easy as they believed it to be the best place to call home.

W.S. and Ann traveled (mostly by RV) throughout every state of the U.S. and 8 foreign countries before moving to Forest, Virginia to be near their daughter and family.  In 2007 W.S.passed to his reward.  Cedar Hill has indeed been blessed that the Permenter family call Cedar Hill home.

Outstanding Citizen – October 2011

Ann Permenter grew up on a farm in Shelby County, Texas and finished high school at Shelbyville High School in 1946.  She graduated from Meadows-Draughan Business College in Shreveport, La, and worked in Shreveport until W.S. completed his military assignment.  They were married soon after his return.

In 1948 they moved to Huntsville, Texas where W.S. finished college and Ann worked at Texas Prison System in the records department.  She was a “stay at home mom” for a few years before the family moved to Cedar Hill where they daughter, Nancy, attended school.  Ann worked for the Cedar Hill school system for about four years, then for E & E Manufacturing almost 10 years.  She then worked for several accounting firms in Dallas, and with Henry S. Miller Real Estate.  After Nancy left for college, Ann attended Northlake College and received an Associate Degree in Real Estate.  She worked for several realtors before she and W.S. opened Permenter Real Estate.

It was during her studies in real estate that she became ambitious about the restoration of downtown Cedar Hill.  She says this was the most exciting work she was ever associated with.  So many dear friends were as enthusiastic and cooperative in the projects as she and W.S. were, and they were the encouragement needed to get the jobs done.  Ann says after their “next retirement” they traveled by RV throughout America.

Ann’s most appreciated claim to fame (aside from being married to W.S.) is the “Certificate of Commendation for Distinguished Service in the Field of Historic Preservation” awarded to her by the Texas Historical Commission in November 1980.  Ann says this certificate could not have been achieved without the wonderful Cedar Hill citizens.  Though Ann now resides with her daughter in Forest, Virginia she is still considered a most beloved citizen of Cedar Hill whom we we have been dearly blessed to have a part of our community.

Our Next Event

The Cedar Hill Museum of History board meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at 607 Cedar Street. 

Hours and Location
(972) 293-3806

607 Cedar Street
Cedar Hill, Texas 75104
in Historic Downtown

and by appointment
(Call 214 769-8425)

Now on Display

Charles E. Finsley
Memorial Fossil Exhibit

Friday through Saturday
11 am to 3 pm
by Alan Peters,

Paleontologist Alan Peters with Museum visitor Josh Porter