Ron Rogers, a Surfside Beach general contractor, dedicated his Independence Day holiday to begin the Fort Velasco barracks renovations in Surfside Beach, the Cradle of Texas independence. With temperatures in the mid-nineties Ron and his family began clearing the overgrowth around the building.
The next phase will include the leveling of the building, so that we may convert it into the welcoming center for the soon-to-be-constructed fort.
During the work, the Rogers found a “Freedom Palm” and relocated it to the perimeter of the village sign identifying the location of the fort’s reconstruction.
We’d like to make a donation in memory of Aubrey Tucker. How do we do that?
Thank you. Please make checks payable to Community Foundation of Brazoria County (CFBC) – Old Fort Velasco Fund. You can mail the check to Old Fort Velasco Historical Association, c/o Dortha Pekar, 606 Fin Aly, Surfside Beach, TX 77541-9279. Please note “in memory of Aubrey Tucker” in the memo on the check.
“G.M.B. Cotten” is listed as a participant in the Battle of Velasco. Do you know his full name?
His full name was Godwin Brown Michael Cotten.