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Commission seeks to restore old jail
by Tim Delaney
Nov 18, 2013 | 27 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
REFUGIO – The Refugio County Historical Commission will seek bids for the restoration of the historical Tivoli Jail.

The determination took place at the commission’s meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Commissioner Bart Wales noted that there has been some difficulty in getting a bidder for the project, which involves carpentry and foundation work.

Chair of the commission, Rosemary Kelley, said inscriptions for two 2012 historical markers are in the process of being made.

Wales gave an overview of the Texas Tropical Trail upcoming meetings.

He said Weslaco is the destination of the next meeting, which will be held at the Weslaco Museum at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The December meeting will be Dec. 10 in Hidalgo.

The highlight meeting will be March 18. That’s when buses will take participants from the Refugio County Museum to the O’Connor chapel, where a tour of St. Dennis will take place. A trip to the Peter Fagan Home is also planned with a luncheon, followed by an excursion to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge.

In January, the Texas Tropical Trail will celebrate its 100th meeting.

Wales said participants will meet in Three Rivers at City Hall on the third Tuesday of the month, where some re-enactors will put on a show.

Participants will board a bus to see the Mission Sin Caja, an authentic Spanish mission fashioned after Mission Conception in San Antonio. The group will then take a trip to the Lonesome Dove Ranch, a replica of the town with more re-enactors putting on a show.

The 2014 Texas Historical Commission calendar is now available at the Refugio County Museum. Calendars, full of historical photos, are $8 each.
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