Q&A with Myra Heard
Goliad resident and community activist Myra Heard can be found volunteering every Wednesday at the Market House Museum in downtown Goliad. The chairman of Christmas in Goliad and a member of the Goliad Historical Commission stays busy advancing her community's rich history. Advocate reporter Kayla Bell recently caught up with Heard at the museum to chat about her history with the town.
Q: How long have you and your family been in Goliad?
A: I live on my great-great grandparents' ranch, but I personally have lived here since 1984. I spent every weekend and every summer here as a child.
Q: What's your favorite memory from spending summers with your grandparents?
A: My favorite times were being down here with all the family and the cousins. We spent summers and weekends down here and we were always riding horses. We'd go wading and swimming through the creek. A lot of evenings, we'd sit on my grandparents' front porch and make homemade ice cream.
Q: How has Goliad changed throughout the years?
A: Ever since I was a little girl, it's always been a wonderful place. But since the early 80s, we became a Main Street city, and I think we've developed our historic district. The history here is phenomenal, and it's a vibrant town with a lot of things going on. People are working harder to promote it than before.
Q: What's your favorite part of this museum?
A: I like the ranching aspect best of all, and I like the giant ice cream freezer in the back. Those are two of my favorite things. I like the brands, the displays, the articles on the stampede and a lot of the photographs on ranching.
Q: When can people come visit the museum?
A: We're run on a volunteer basis and open four days a week for tours - Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. But we'll open any time for anybody, groups or individuals. Just anything to promote history.
For more information on the Market House Museum, call 361-645-8767.