On the grounds of Landmark Inn State Historic Site. In case of inclement weather, the special city council meeting will be in the Ruth Lawler Conference Room in the 1859 Vance House.
Come celebrate the 175th birthday of Castroville! On Thursday, September 12, 1844, members of Henri Castro's colonists met underneath a pecan tree on the banks of the Medina River to charter the City of Castroville. The pecan tree lived until 1985 on the grounds of the Landmark Inn. Texas Parks and Wildlife reused the wood of the tree for a table. Join Mayor Phyllis Santleben and members of the city council on Thursday, September 12, at 4 p.m. This special city council meeting will acknowledge visiting elected officials, hear a proclamation from Gov. Greg Abbott, discuss the value of history to the city, and express hope for the city's bicentennial in 2044.
Visitors should wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring sunscreen, sun hat, and water bottle. Limited seating available and lawn chairs permitted.
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