Tuesday, May 14, 2019

More Honors for Navarro

 Navarro-Garcia Patriot Award
The highest honor is given from Navarro County, Texas for Patriotism. It is given annually to an American citizen who has demonstrated selfless service and leadership in the promotion and honoring of Veterans from the Lone Star State and beyond.  The award is named for Jose Antonio Navarro, the namesake of Navarro County, who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence and wrote parts of the Texas Constitution. And, for Candelario “Spider” Garcia, 1962 Corsicana High School graduate, who received the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Obama in March of 2014. The honoree's name is affixed to a beautiful permanent plaque that includes a World War II American rifle, that is on display in Corsicana in a prominent place.
This May 17th a Banquet will be held at the Corsicana Country Club to honor Mr. Navarro and Mr. Garcia.  Three of us will travel together to attend this dinner and participate in the next day's festivities which will include a parade for Veteran's Day and a viewing of the two statues, plus a tour of the newly renovated courthouse in Corsicana, Texas  Going with me are two cousins of mine Jessie Alvarado and Herlinda Ramos.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Some Memorabilia for Navarro

This is some of the things I have accumulated over the years, plus the pamphlet I wrote on The Navarros and Texas.  The cooper coin
with the bust of Jose Antonio Navarro was also made in a gold piece.  Some family members have some in their possession.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

King Williams Parade part of San Antonio Fiesta Week.

This years King Williams Parade promises to be just as exciting as last years was.  I was privileged to ride on the Jose Antonio Navarro float with other Navarro friends and family.  The theme is always wearing "White" as Jose was known as the "White Dove."
The Parade last 2 hours as it winds through the streets of the King Williams neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas. While you do have to pay to go into the area where there are festivities, food and drink.  There are two free viewing areas one is on Adams between Perida & Eagleland Dr. and also on E. Guenther St. between S. Alamo and Eagleland. dome enjoy this Fiesta Event and
enjoy a wonderful day.

Each year you are invited to participate and take part in this activity.  You do have to register to be part of the Parade by signing a  waiver you can do that with Friends of Casa Navarro, Mrs. Sandy Salinas at 210-365-5536.  There is still time to do that for this year.  You can wear white or buy a White T-shirt that the organization is selling for $5.00  Just let Sandy know you want to do this and if you want a T-shirt, she will show you how to get one.

Want to know some Martinez genealogy?

I found a book on the 6th floor of the San Antonio, Texas Public Library at the Texana Room.  It is called "A Brief Genealogy and
historical survey of Early Families of Villa del Carmen en Medina"

If this is your family line you will want to go see this book.  It was published by the Bexarenos Genealogical Society of San Antonio,
Texas.  It's call number is 976.435.

An interesting thing that you will also find in this book is several cattle brands of the Lower Medina & San Antonio Rivers. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Upcoming event in Corsicana, Texas

Save the date:  May 18th, 2019  Your invited to attend the
cities Veteran's Day parade in Corsicana, Texas.  Parade starts
at 10 a.m.  Special float will be for Jose Antonio Navarro's descendants.  Those who can walk next to the float are welcome
to march in this parade.  Their will be a speech made by our President-Emeritus, Sylvia Tillitson about Jose Antonio Navarro in front of the Courthouse and the statue of Mr. Navarro.  For those of you who have never been to Corsicana, Texas It could be an exciting adventure to see the county that your great ancestor named for his father Angel Navarro, Navarro county. Below is a photo
of the statue of Mr. Navarro you will see there.  You will find information on him at the historical society of Corsicana which
you might find most interesting.  So, plan a small trip and enjoy a parade, be in one if your a descendant and generally have a great day.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Flores Family of Texas

How is this for an old photo of some of our relatives.  This is a Flores family.  You might connect to one of these as I do; being that my ancestor Margarita de la Garza was a Flores on her mother's side.

Did you know that you can search for your loved ones on the
internet a site called findagrave.com, if they have already passed.  
Also available to everyone is access to Ancestry.com at your
local library for free.  Just ask your librarian to help you get 

Anyone wishing to have your discovers posted on my site
can contact me at my e-mail address of carolcce@yahoo.com

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Great Birthday Celebration

March 3rd 2019 More than 150 people attended our ancestor Jose Antonio Navarro's
224th Birthday Celebration.  Three Scholarships were given out, to deserving students. We had a membership table and continuing with a new addition to our programing at our events was a  Genealogy table, which was maned by me, Carol Cieszinski.  I was able to talk to 15 persons inquiring about their connection to Navarro or Ruiz. I hope they liked the information I gave them along and the hand outs. I enjoyed our conversations and hope they will be joining us soon. One of the things I like to tell people who searching for their roots is to always ask questions.  It will help you in your quest and be most enlightening.
The food, the fun and the 16 piece Mariachi Band from U.T.S.A. delighted us all.

Mr. Paul Garcia, a photographer took many photos of the event.  If you'd like to view them please go to https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqSjUoQQPjG9g6ULRmQ_9VpLrp6jjQ   Below is one of those photos.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Navarro's B-day Party date.

Come Join us.  The date is February 02, 2019.
Festivities start at 10:00 am.  Parking is usually around
$5.00.  Hope to see all of you there.  I met a new cousin
named Gabriel Calderon of Austin Texas.  I hope to meet
him then.  Bring all your family and friends.  It will be a
great time to see the site and visit with all of Navarro's
friends and family.  If you get a notice telling you to R.S.V.P.
just let me know and I will confirm that for you.

Visit to Cemetery SF No. 1

Visited Jose Antonio's grave to put some flowers there.