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Ellen has created the new PSST T-shirt design and we now have t-shirts in hand. This time the PSST shirt are full color, 100% cotton, with our name and website address printed on the sleeve. They are reasonably priced at $16 each for all sizes except XXL which are $20.00. PSST can accept checks and money orders by mail.

To tell PSST how many shirts you want to order, please use our online form. Postage rates are listed there for anyone who cannot collect their shirt(s) in person.

email Jana Meiser at [email protected]

Ladies and Gentlemen,

May We Present The New Palm Society of South Texas T-Shirt Design!

PSST T-shirt design by Ellen Fehrenkamp
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A little South Texas History
and why our design is the way it is

The Sabal palm and building pictured on our new design can be seen at the northwest turret of Presidio La Bahía in Goliad, Texas, some 50 miles north of Corpus Christi. The name, "La Bahía" or "the bay" comes from the town's original site along Lavaca Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. The community later was moved inland when that location proved unsuitable. The town was eventually renamed, "Goliad" in honor of Padre Miguel Hidalgo a major hero of the Mexican revolution of 1810, however the fort's name was not changed.

The structure is typical of many Spanish forts and missions scattered throughout Texas and the southwestern United Sates. It was built in 1749 as a defense against French forces to the east. Evidence suggests that soldiers from the fort helped fight the British in the Gulf of Mexico during the American revolutionary war.

The fort's singular distinction for Texans is its role in the Texas War for Independence from Mexico in 1836. After the fall of the Alamo in San Antonio on 6 March, Mexican forces under the command of General Santa Anna immediately marched southeast to Goliad. On Palm Sunday, 27 March 1836, Col. James W. Fannin and 341 soldiers were massacred at Presidio La Bahía. Finally, on 21 April, at Battle of San Jacinto, near present-day Houston, the victorious Texas forces defeated Santa Anna and gained Texas its independence from Mexico under Sam Houston's famous battle cry,

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