Fort Velasco Trail Groundbreaking Ceremony


The Brazoria Historical Militia and the Texas Navy will be on site beginning at 9:00 am.  A number of other activities will occur after the groundbreaking.

Groundbreaking (beside City Hall at the entrance to the Fort Velasco Trail) 

10:00 am Commissioner “Dude” Payne
Mayor Larry Davison
Sheree Muzny and Kathylee
Davis (daughters of George Kramig)
Councilwoman Peggy Llewellyn

The Brazoria Historical Militia and the Texas navy will provide backup and cannon fire.

Police/EMS Benefit/BBQ, Silent Auction, and Raffle

10:30 am to 1:30 pm raffle drawing each hour

Speakers (in Council Room)

10:20 am Reverend Greg Smith – First to Fight:  Brazoria and the Battle of
10:40 am introduction by Councilwoman Peggy Llewellyn, Commissioner
“Dude” Payne, Mayor Larry Davison, Sheree Muzny
and Kathylee Davis (daughters of George Kramig, founder of the Fort Velasco Restoration
11:00 am slides and audio that accompanied the Fort Velasco Restoration
Association’s diorama in the 1970s
11:20 am Stephen F. Austin (Stan Murray) on the Battle of Velasco and surrounding
11:40 am Ronald McCulley, Captain of the Brazoria
Historical Militia
12:00 pm Admiral Chester Barnes, III, on the Texas Navy
12:20 pm replay slides

The museum (upstairs in City Hall) will be open from 10:40 am until 1:00 pm.

SOBA (Save Our Beach Association) will be distributing information and selling t-shirts.

The Surfside Beach Lions Club will have a booth for their beautiful cookbooks as well as membership information and order forms for the commemorative pavers they are selling.

The Fort Velasco/Surfside Beach Historical Committee will be giving away Fort Velasco fans and copies of the Texas Gazette (July, 1832) and selling Fort Velasco t-shirts and books about the Fort Velasco period in Texas history.