The South Texas Historical Association

The South Texas Historical Association was founded in 1954 "to encourage the organization and to aid in the development of local historical societies and to discover, collect, preserve, and publish historical records and data relating to South Texas, and with special emphasis on the Tamaulipan background and the colony of Nuevo Santander.

Fall 2013 Meeting

Date Saturday, November 2, 2013
Time 8:00am - 12:30pm
Place The Port Aransas Historical Museum. On the corner of 100 E. Brundrett and 408 N. Alister.


8:00am Registration, coffee, refreshments, and visiting the Museum.
9:00am Business Meeting.
10:00am Presentation: Greg Smith, "Ranching on Mustang Island".
10:30am Break.
10:45am Presentation: Mark Creighton, "How the Museum Came to Be".
11:00am Presentation: Rick Pratt, "Farley Boat Works" (includes field trip).
12:30pm Lunch at Fins Grill & Icehouse.

There are many fine accommodations in Port Aransas. While there recently, we checked out these four hotels, and found each with its own special charm:

Alister Square Inn, a nice hotel.
Amelia’s Landing, each cottage has an airplane theme.
Dancing Dunes, cute, funky and colorful cottages.
The Tarpon Inn, hotel since 1886.

Some rooms are already booked for Friday, November 1. So contact the hotel of your choice right away. (We were able to get reservations at Amelia's. -Pat)

You can also check out this website for everything available:

Have questions? Please contact Pat Parsons:
Phone: #830-875-2348
Cell: 512-284-1969

If you are going to be there Friday night, let Pat know, and we can get a group together for drinks / dinner.