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On Tuesday, March 20, the Texas Tropical Trail Region will hold its 79th monthly Partner Event in Refugio and Goliad and ask that you join us, if you can.

Our plans include “crossing” Heritage Trail Region lines into the Independence Trail Region and would like to have you included in this joint venture.


We will divide our day between visiting sites in Refugio and Goliad and will be treated in grand style as we are transported on a complimentary charter bus from the Braman Winery wine-tasting room in Refugio to the historic Presidio La Bahia in Goliad, a National Historic Monument.

The bus is filling up quickly but we have approximately 25 seats left.

The day will begin at 10:00 am at the Braman Winery wine-tasting room (102 E. Ymbacion Street in Refugio – across the street from Refugio City Hall) where we will enjoy samples of their wines along with champagne mimosas.

While at the Presidio, considered to be the world’s finest example of a Spanish frontier fort, we will be treated to a complimentary tour led by the Director of Presidio La Bahia, Newton Warzecha.


From the Presidio, we will enjoy lunch, including a short educational program, at the Hanging Tree Restaurant (144 N. Courthouse Square) in downtown Goliad. Cost will be $15 per person (all inclusive). Lunch choices will include:

Chicken & Dumplings, Green Salad, Drink and Dessert


Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Drink and Dessert


10:00 am – Meet at Braman Winery wine-tasting room (102 E. Ymbacion in Refugio) for samples of their wines and champagne mimosas

10:45 am – Bus departs for Presidio La Bahia in Goliad

11:30 am – Complimentary tour of Presidio La Bahia led by Presidio DIrector Newton Warzecha

12:30 pm – Lunch at Hanging Tree Restaurant (144 N. Courthouse Square) including a short educational program

1:30 pm – Board bus for return to Refugio

2:30 pm – Arrive Refugio

2:45 pm – Tropical Trail monthly business meeting – Refugio City Hall – (optional) – All are welcome to attend


We anticipate 50-60 persons in attendance including our tourism partners from around the 20 county Tropical Trail as well as members of the Texas Independence Trail Region Board of Directors and Executive Director and members of the Texas Coastal Bend Regional Tourism Council (TCBRTC), representing 18 counties in the Coastal Bend area.

If you are able to join us, please RSVP to nancydeviney@yahoo.com as soon as possible but no later than Friday, March 16 to let me know if you will be riding the bus and what your lunch choice will be. You are welcome to take your own vehicle but, in order to take advantage of the complimentary Presidio tour, you must RSVP to me by March 16.

There will be no cost to you for this day except for the $15 lunch. You are welcome to share this invitation with your friends and colleagues but please let them know that an RSVP is required.

We are excited about these joint tourism venture and “cross-over” plans and hope you are able to join us!

Thanks, Nancy

Nancy Deviney

361 547-8033 – home
361 701-0555 – cell
361 394-5672 – fax