Minutes of the February 2004 regular monthly meeting of

The Sons of the Republic of Texas, Chapter 17



Grady Price Blount

Tim Erwin

Tom Gomez, Jr.

John McElroy


The regular February meeting of the Kinney Chapter, SRT, was called to order to 10:10 AM at the Golden Corral Restaurant on Staples at Williams in Corpus Christi. This was the first meeting of Chapter 17 back on Saturday mornings.


New President Tom Gomez, Jr. led the pledge to the Texas flag and ran through a list of potential activities developed during the last year:

Tom will be looking into the best way, if possible, to pursue further information on H.L. Kinney’s burial site in Mexico. He will get in touch with Rosa Gonzales who has done some research through cemetery records and might be of help to us. He is also investigating additional information on Ft. Lipantitlan to see if we can be involved in donating a new marker or perhaps an interpretive type display there.

Tom also sent out an e-mail with detailed information for the Laredo Parade on February 21st. The idea of purchasing and building a cannon is still on the fire (sure would be something we could have a little fun with), but we need someone in the chapter to ramrod the project. Plus, we still need to arrange for cannon school with the New Braunfels or Houston chapters. Tom also indicated that he would get details on this year’s Texas Independence Day events (or lack thereof) at the Centennial House.

Don’t Forget! The National Convention is in Austin this year.


Mark April 2-4 on your calendar and start making plans now to attend! See www.srttexas.org for additional details.