Join us Thursday evening, January 4, at Fisherman’s Wharf
Restaurant in Galveston for a Hawkins Squadron meeting and
a presentation by Dr. Carolina Castillo Crimm, “”Supplying the
Texian Army: Fernando de León and the New Orleans Connection.”
Dr. Crimm, a native of Mexico, came to the United States when
she was 17. She holds degrees from the University of Miami, Texas Tech and
completed her Ph.D. in Latin American History at the University of Texas at Austin.
Among her many books and articles is the award-winning De León: A Tejano Family
History (2004). During her forty years in teaching, she has won numerous awards
including the prestigious Piper Award as one of the best teachers in Texas. She has
recently retired and been honored as a Professor Emeritus in History from Sam
Houston State University for her work with her students, her university and her
community. She lives in Huntsville, Texas with her husband, Jack.
The evening will begin with a meet-and-greet and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. with dinner
and Dr. Crimm’s presentation at about 7:30. A limited Fisherman’s Wharf entree menu
will be available, and folks will be responsible for purchasing their own food and drinks. Those wanting to attend should RSVP to Adm. Andy Hall, (409) seven-seven-one-7433,
or by replying to this e-mail.
The Texas Navy Association is a private, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to
preserving and promoting the historical legacy of the naval forces of the Republic of
Texas, 1835-46. The mission of the Texas Navy Association is to preserve and
promote an appreciation of the historic character and heroic acts of the Texas Navy;
to promote travel by visitors to historical sites and areas in which the Texas Navy
operated; to conduct, in the broadest sense, a public relations campaign to create
a responsible and accurate image of Texas; and to encourage Texas communities, organizations, and individuals, as well as governmental entities, to participate with
actions and money, in pursuit of these objectives. Membership in the Texas Navy
Association is open to all persons age 16 and over who have an interest in Texas
history and want to help support the goals of the organization.
In Galveston, the Charles E. Hawkins Squadron was organized in the fall of 2016,
and meets on the first Thursday evening in odd-numbered months at Fisherman’s
Admiral Andy Hall
2018 Deputy Cmdr./Ops Officer/Historian –
Adm. Andy Hall: firstname.lastname@example.org