Long-time Denison resident Donna Hunt will be given a special recognition on Tuesday at Denison’s City Hall.


City Council is expected to declare Jan. 21 Donna Hunt Day by way of a mayoral proclamation.


Hunt was born in 1935 and made Denison her life. She graduated from Denison High School in 1953. In 1984, she became the first female editor of the Denison Herald, a role she maintained until 1994 when the newspaper merged with the Sherman Democrat.


She also was the manager for the Eisenhower Birthplace Historic Site from 1994-2000.


Hunt was known for her articles digging up the history of the city. Her final article ran in the Herald Democrat on Jan. 2. Hunt had written 2,050 articles over the years.


Her career spanned several decades and she covered a number of major news milestones over the years, eventually settling on a weekly column primarily centered on the history of Denison and Grayson County.


Mayor Gott is expected to issue the proclamation shortly after 6 p.m. in the council chambers at 300 West Main Street on Tuesday at the start of the city council meeting.