Lynda Jones Lynda Carroll Jones has fallen in love with Houston County's rich history. As managing editor of the Houston County Courier, the oldest newspaper in Houston County, she enjoys researching the county's history and linking it to current events. "At the Houston County Courier, we record history as it happens, so it naturally follows that I am enthralled with exploring the county's history." Jones is a fifth generation member of the William Carroll Crawford family. William Carroll Crawford (1804-1895) was the last surviving signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. He was related to Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. As Houston County celebrates it 175th year, Jones is writing a number of articles about the county's history. Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching degree from Sam Houston State University, with a major in journalism and a minor in English, and a Master of Arts degree in school psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.