Anderson to cover restoration of wood windows on Thursday

Lifelong hobby led to personal business endeavor

Westside Windows owner Forrest Anderson will talk about restoring wood windows on Thursday, when he is scheduled as the guest speaker for the Uvalde County Historical Commission. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at El Progreso Memorial Library.

The public is invited to attend.

Anderson grew up farming and ranching in South Texas. While his degree from Texas A&M University was in agricultural education, his career took him in a different direction. He retired two and a half years ago after serving 25 years as the director of 9-1-1 Regional Systems and Homeland Security for nine counties in south Texas.

His love for historical preservation has lasted twice as long as his career. Growing up in Crystal City and Asherton, he was influenced by his family’s homes. His maternal grandparents’ Spanish-style home was on the Jarrett farm on the Cometa Road west of Crystal City.

In Asherton, Anderson helped his father work on the family home, Bel-Asher, an architectural hybrid with prairie school influences. The 10,000-plus-square-foot house has a lot of windows.


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