The STAA Lifetime Archaeological Achievement or Contribution Award was established to recognize exceptional meritorious service to the Southern Texas Archaeological Association and/or Southern Texas Archaeology.
"Lifetime Archaeological Contribution Award 1974-1996, For Exceptional Meritorious Service to the Southern Texas Archaeological Association: Shirley Van der Veer" La Tierra 1997, Vol. 24-1
"[E. Thomas Miller] was presented with the Lifetime Archaeological Achievement Award for his many years of exceptional field work at the Dan Baker site excavations, Texas Archeological Society field school work...and his particularly conscientious field work in support of archaeological research by the Center for Archaeological Research..." La Tierra 1998, Vol. 25-1
"For his sustained Exceptional Meritorious Service to the Southern Texas Archaeological Association, Charles K. (C.K.) Chandler merits special recognition for his dedicated work over the entire history of our organization...Fort his sustained Exceptional Meritorious Service...Paul Ward merits special recognition..." La Tierra 1999, Vol. 26-1
"[E. Thomas Miller] has been involved in every major STAA project from the very first, and has made major contributions to the archaeological work not only of our organization, but to CAR, TARL, TAS, and other organizations as well....Tom Hester and Paul Ward surprise Jim Mitchell with the award--for staying actively involved for over 26 years..." La Tierra 2000, Vol. 27-1
"Tommy Tomesal has worked tirelessly heading up recruiting and outreach projects. He has been our telephone committee chairman for many years, interviewing all new members to help them become more acquainted with STAA. He was a diligent worker at the Dan Baker site, and again at the Onion House before his retirement from STAA Board." La Tierra 2002, Vol. 29-4