Two Rivers "Sandbar Histories"
The following is an excerpt from
Emily Austin's Legacy
Written by Jo Crawford
"Few people know that Stephen F. Austin, the Father of Texas, not only had a sister, but one who left a Texas legacy of her own. Stephen never married, and their brother Brown's son died in childbirth, so it is through Emily Margaret Brown Austin that the legacy of the Austin family carried on."
To read this entire article and more from "Two Rivers Sandbar Histories" you can order the book. Contact Betty Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Hildebrandt at email@example.com to reserve copies. (Mail orders will be $23.50 each.)
Each week we will endeavor to showcase excerpts from each of the writings from the book. So check back often to see portions of the 'treasures' it contains.
NOTICE: BEST MUSEUM at the Horlock House
1215 Washington, Navasota, Texas 77868.
Any organization or individuals who would like to visit the newly organized Best Museum by the Two Rivers Heritage Foundation are welcome.
Exhibits, at this time, include the City of Navasota’s historical collection of the Horlocks, Christian Becker, Jesse and Herbert Youens, Schumachers, and Texas Rangers; as well as the Two Rivers’ exhibit of the ”Railroads that built Navasota.”
Mance Lipscomb exhibit, Navasota's world known blues singer, guitarist, songster. Those wishing to see the Best Museum please contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation
Officers & Board of Directors
Chairman: Betty Dunn
Secretary: Mildred Edwards
Treasurer: Judy Reynolds
John Henry Botkin
Margaret Van Wagner Eppler
April 23rd Newsletter
The Two Rivers Heritage Foundation ‘history mixer’ this Tuesday, April 23rd will again feature John Henry Botkin as he continues with the historical review of the Texas Rangers. The ‘mixer’ will be at Lynn’s Rendezvous Room, 120 Farquhar Street, on the corner across the street from the Navasota Post Office. The time is the usual 5:15 to 6:45. Members are always urged to bring a guest or two.
Texas Ramblers will meet this Wednesday, April 24th –– “What Happened to the Loyalists?” presented by Dr. R.J.Q. Adams, Professor Emeritus, History Dept. Texas A&M. What happened to those American Loyalists who went to Canada West, now Ontario, during and after the American Revolution. AT A&M United Methodist Church, College Station, 9:30 a.m. Come early for coffee and join us after the meeting at lunch. Contact Shelby Rowan, (email@example.com.)
Two Rivers members are welcome to attend.
Two Rivers website now features full videos of a couple of our outstanding ‘history mixers.’ These include Latham Boone’s presentation of the history of the “White’s Man Union of Grimes County”’ and Jeff Carroll’s historical talk on what provisions wagon trains headed west should include. Both very interesting. To access these recorded videos go to the above underlined website and under the “More” tab click on “Projects.” There will be more to come.
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s 2019 membership dues.
NOW OVERDUE ARE THE TWO RIVERS JANUARY 2019 MEMBERSHIPS FOR THE annual Two Rivers “Membership Book”. May 1st is the deadline.... Below is the 2019 membership fee schedule. Log on to Two Rivers website at: www.tworiversheritagefoundation.org , click on the ‘Membership Form’ tab for a membership form. Mail to Two Rivers Heritage Foundation, P. O. Box 66, Navasota, Texas 77868.
____ Student & Senior (age 18 & under, 60 & over): ----------------------------$10
____ Individual ---------------------------------------------------------------------------$20
____ Family (2 or more from 1 household): ------------------------------------- $30
____ Corporate/Business (store, retail enterprise (profit company) ------ $50
____ Organization, Institutional, Club, church, museum (non-profit)------$50
____ Tributary - Annual donor of $150.00 (or more)----------------------------$150
____ Levee - Patron (trust, estate donations) more than ----------------------$500
THANK YOU TO THOSE MEMBERS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED TWO RIVERS WITH THEIR 2019 DUES!!!!!!! WE HAVE SEVERAL NEW MEMBERS WHO HAVE JOINED!!!
TWO RIVERS “SANDBAR HISTORIES” BOOKS
TWO RIVERS “SANDBAR HISTORIES” BOOKS Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s “Sandbar Histories” books are available for purchase. If you are looking for a fascinating gift idea these historical books will make a great gift!! The books contain over two years of the “Grains from the Sandbar” columns that have been complimentarily offered to the Navasota Examiner weekly newspaper since August 2015 through the years 2016 and 2017. The price is $20. This is a fund-raising project for the Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s Development Fund. The cover art is by local artist Nikki Sullivan. Contact Betty Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Hildebrandt at email@example.com to reserve copies. (Mail orders are $23.50 each.)
Check out our website: www.tworiversheritagefoundation.org
Betty Dunn, Newsletter Coordinator, 281-507-1671
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation
c/o Judy Reynolds
3213 Red Robin Loop, Bryan, Texas 77802-3030, or
P.O. Box 66,
Navasota, TX. 77868