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Mar 20, 2016 - San Patricio Rattlesnake Races

Folks in San Patricio gear up for a one-of-a-kind race each year -- the World Championship Rattlesnake Races. The event is put on by the San Patricio Restoration Society. For the past 42 years, the nonprofit has held the Rattlesnake Race, and if you're not squeamish and are 18 or older, you can participate. "It's something out of the ordinary," Announcer Mark Vankirk said. "Something for the thrill seekers. Something for the Winter Texans." All the money raised will go toward restoring the historic buildings in San Patricio.

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Mar 20, 2016 - San Patricio

The town was founded in 1829 by empresarios James McGloin and John McMullen. They had received approval from the Mexican government to settle 200 Irish Catholic families on the land—the name meaning Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The Battle of San Patricio was fought near the town in 1836 during the Texas Revolution. With the approval of the General Council, Texas revolutionaries James Grant, Frank W. Johnson and Robert C. Morris collaborated on plans to lead an assault on the Mexican town of Matamoros. Recruiting some 300 men,...

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Jan 17, 2009 - Our Trip to San Patricio, TX.

We left y'all at the day we were moving the trailer to a better site. I apologize for not updating sooner but this week has been a dragger! Last Monday we were going to (notice, I said "going to") have a drive around the Mustang Island which I described in an update from last year. We saw Lawrence sitting outside his Rig as passing so I stopped in the middle of the street (not traveled much) and invited the Murphys to come with us. They agreed and we waited a few minutes for them to prepare to leave. They were just coming across the lot and...

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