The Copano area, including Refugio, Aransas, Victoria, Calhoun, Matagorda, San Patricio and Goliad counties, has a special place in Texas and U.S. history, most significantly perhaps in the Texas Revolution of 1835-1836 and in the Republic of Texas itself, 1836-1845.

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Sports and Wild Life 

Summer home of the fabulous Whooping Cranes.  Fall home of some of the best high school football in Texas.  Year-round athletic participation for all ages.

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Ranching, Oil and Agriculture

Coastal farms produce an abundance of the world's best grain and cotton.

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Our Great Treasurers Are Too Often Hidden

Our aim is to make sure they're known, seen and appreciated.

In 2013 the Copano Express started as a vehicle to let the home folks and the world know about the unique nature of the area's history.

Early articles by Bill Winsor were exceptionally well received.  Bill is a descendant of one of the original Irish families that settled on or near the Copano, mostly from 1829 to 1850, which period includes the Texas revolution where it gained independence from Mexico in 1836 and the 10 years of the Texas Republic, 1836-1845

As a teen Bill worked for  noted Refugio historian Hobart Huson, through whom he was introduced not just to the years mentioned above but to the entirety of Copano history (namely Refugio) from aboriginal times through 1953.

As a teen, Bill also lived the dream of every Texas boy.  He was a starting quarterback for the Refugio High Bobcats, one of the most successful football programs in the state.


Next Steps...

We were reborn in August of 2019.  To continue we need your help.  For as long as we can, we're going to depend entirely on donations.  Please help us, in any amount.