Iconic Driscoll hat donated to Harris County

The iconic hat of former Harris County Attorney Mike Driscoll will join other items at the historical display at the Kleb Woods Nature Center.  Driscoll served as Harris County Attorney from 1981 to 1996.  The hat had once belonged to Driscoll’s uncle, Senator Ralph Yarborough, and Driscoll wore it often.  Dricoll gave the hat to Elmer Kleb in 1990 when he played an important role in ensuring Kleb was able to remain on his property during his lifetime, despite owing a significant tax bill. Driscoll then helped the County obtain the land and turn it into a 133-acre nature preserve in northwest Harris County. The hat was returned to Driscoll after Kleb’s death; now, following Driscoll’s death, his brother Vic has donated the hat to Harris County.  Pictured (left to right) at the presentation of Driscoll’s hat are Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, Vic Driscoll, Kleb Woods Nature Center Diretor Fred Collins and Special Assistant County Attorney Terry O’Rourke.