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First United Methodist Church to receive Texas historical marker

April 22, 2014 at 9:05 p.m.
Updated April 21, 2014 at 11:22 p.m.


The Texas Historical Commission has recognized the First United Methodist Church of Goliad as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an official Texas historical marker.

A dedication ceremony will be at noon May 4 at the First United Methodist Church of Goliad Life Center, 134 W. Pearl St. Speakers will include Goliad Mayor Jay Harvey, County Judge David Bowman, Goliad County Historical Commission Chairman Bil Montaque, Patsy Light and the Rev. John Alsbrooks of the First United Methodist Church of Goliad.

"The Official Texas Historical Marker program helps bring attention to community treasures and the importance of their preservation," said Mark Wolfe, executive director of Texas Historical Commission. "Awareness and education are among the best ways to guarantee the preservation of our state's history. This designation is a tool that will increase public awareness of important cultural resources," Wolfe said.

A subject qualifies for a marker if two basic criteria are met: historical significance and age. Historical significance is established by reviewing its role and importance in local history.

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