Living historian, author and local history teacher David Vickers will be the guest speaker. His talk titled “Things You Didn’t Know About Presidio La Bahia and the Texas Revolution” will point out some of the facts and historical points that much of the general public is not aware of.
Vickers is a Sinton native. He is married to Laura and has two children, Emma (16) and Julia (9). He was educated at Corpus Christi State University, Del Mar College and Sam Houston State University at Huntsville. He has been teaching at Moreno Middle School for 16 years. In 2001, Vickers was selected by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas as Texas History Teacher of the Year.
For the last 13 years, Vickers has been the coordinator of the Fannin Massacre Living History program at Presidio La Bahia in Goliad. He is active as a Texas Revolution re-enactor, and has also written several papers on historical subjects. These papers include “A Third Rate Hog Pen: The Battle of Lipantitlan” for the Alamo de Parras website and a recent presentation at the TSHA meeting entitled “Tobacco Use In the Republic of Texas.” He also recently presented a program at the Republic of Texas Conference at Washington on the Brazos State Park entitled “Music in the Republic of Texas.”