HOUSTON – Frank Billingsley was honored Saturday morning with an Admiral’s Commission in the Texas Navy at the Seaport in Galveston.
Gov. Greg Abbott, as commander in chief of the Texas Navy, used his position as governor to honor several Texans who are special to Texas.
“During the 1950s Governor Price Daniel popularized a tradition of Texas governors honoring citizens of Texas by proclaiming them ‘Admirals in the Texas Navy,’" according to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. "Citizens receive their honorary title for a number of reasons such as special achievement in government service or athletics. The criteria and the selection is at the discretion of the governor. Many citizens are nominated by their state legislators. Native-born Texans are designated as ‘admirals;’ non-native Texans are ‘honorary admirals.’”
Admiral Chester Barnes, commander of the Charles Hawkins Squadron of the Texas Navy, presented the Admiral Commission to Billingsley.
Congrats to one of our favorite meteorologists!
View a video of the ceremony below:
🔴 LIVE: Watch KPRC 2’s Frank Billingsley receive the honor of a lifetime. https://www.click2houston.com/features/2020/09/25/gov-abbott-to-honor-kprc-2s-frank-billingsley-with-admirals-commission-in-texas-navy/Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Saturday, September 26, 2020