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Featured Pet

Urban Cowboy. What a sweetheart! He is one of our special needs dogs although you can't tell by looking. It's what you can't see...the shotgun pellets in his left rear leg and abdomen. Please read about Urban on our virtual shelter page and consider giving him a very special home.








Goliad

Goliad is a city in Goliad County, Texas, United States. It had a population of 1,975 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Goliad County. It is part of the Victoria, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The San Antonio River, best known for the River Walk in San Antonio, passes through Goliad en route to the Gulf of Mexico. Goliad is located on U.S. Highway 59, named also for the late U.S. Senator Lloyd M. Bentsen.


History

In 1747, the Spanish government sent Jose de Escandon to inspect the northern frontier of its North American colonies, including Spanish Texas. In his final report, Escandont recommended that Presidio La Bahia be moved from its Guadalupe River location to the banks of the San Antonio River, so that it would be more capable of assisting settlements along the Rio Grande. Both the presidio and the mission it protected, Mission of Nuestra Senora del Espiritu Santo de Zuniga, likely moved to their new location in October 1749. Escandon proposed that 25 Mexican families be relocated near the presidio to form a civilian settlement but was unable to find enough willing settlers.