Members of the Clara Driscoll Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas met at Driscoll Children's Hospital Auditorium on Oct. 9 for the season's first session and heard Kathy Wemer, former Corpus Christi school teacher and present day historian, speak about "Ghosts of the Alamo," stories about spirits inhabiting the Alamo.
She related stories about the Alamo Rangers witnessing apparitions' and spirits also among other persons who visited the Alamo frequently. The meeting was called to order by President Theresa Baucum of Robstown.
An announcement was made by Theresa and Becky Rooke, registrar for the Children of the Republic of Texas. Together, they announced the recently approved membership of Nicolas Martinez, which was awarded in May. He was selected for sponsorship by the local Clara Driscoll Chapter.
Nicolas is the grandson of Sylvia Budd, local DRT member and Nicolas' great grandmother, Carmen Gomez, who is an active member of the chapter.
Some of the Clara Driscoll members joined a historic tour of Fort Lipantitlan State Park near San Patricio on Oct. 12, that was hosted by the Nueces County Historical Commission.
Bill Havelka, Nueces Historical Commission member, led the two groups, indicating areas of historical significance. He also pointed out the site where archeological work had been done by Texas A&M Univesrsity-Corpus Christi's field school this summer.
Members also visited a tree that was found to be the largest oak tree in Nueces County.
The groups were shown the five-acre site where the Battle of Fort Lipantitlan, also called the Battle of Nueces Crossing, took place.