On June 18, 2009, the Executive Board (T. Hebert, L. Harris) of the Travel Committee of the
University of Houston College of Architecture Class of 1985 Veterans Association departed on a four-day fact-finding
mission to the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
Among the Executive Board's agenda items were:
1. Survey and assess the socio-economic history, material culture, and built legacy of the Lower Rio Grande Valley with regard to The Kingdom of Spain (1519 - 1821), The Republic of Mexico (1821 - 1836), The Republic of Texas (1836 - 1845), The State of Texas (1845 - present), and The Holy Roman Catholic Church (1519 - eternity).
2. Survey and assess the current socio-economic status and built legacy of Rodolfo "Rudy" Molina, Jr., A.I.A. (B. Arch, University of Houston, 1985)
3. Assess and discuss transportation alternatives with regard to the mind-numbing drive from Goliad to Raymondville.
4. Avoid heat stroke.
5. Don't believe your GPS when it says there's a Cracker Barrel in Victoria.
6. Have a total blast.