Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Norman Porter Honored at Historic Site in S.A.

Friends of Casa Navarro hosted a book signing, Sunday, May 27 at the Casa Navarro State Historic Site in San Antonio for Norman Porter, Sr., Atascosa County Historical Commission Chairman. His book, Atascosa County History through 1912, presents a comprehensive, in-depth history of Atascosa County.

Casa Navarro is the restored adobe home of Tejano patriot, Jose Antonio Navarro, who was an influential figure in Texas during the period when the state's destiny was forged. He was granted four leagues in what is now Atascosa County, where he lived and ranched in the 1850's.

The event was attended by many descendants of Jose Antonio Navarro, as well as members of the Porter and Brite families and Mr.Porter's many friends. Special guests were Robert Thornhoff, historian and author and Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson, who has roots in Atascosa County.

The group enjoyed a delicious array of appetizers and drinks provided by San Antonio caterer, All Star Catering, and a cake, created by Dorothy Deskin, depicting the cover of Mr.Porter's book. After addressing the group Mr.Porter was honored with several mementos by the Friends of Casa Navarro, followed by a commentary by Mr.Adkisson.

Norman Porter's book was very well received and will no doubt be treasured by generations to come. A signed copy will be presented to the Daughter's of the Republic of Texas library at the Alamo in San Antonio.

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