Navasota’s Fultz family will be honored this month by the Washington on the Brazos State Park Association for their longtime support, which Joe King Fultz knows all about.
Because he’s actually the first grandchild of Joe and Artie Fultz who were married back in the early ’30s and his dad was their first born boy, Fultz says he got to carry on the Joe Fultz name. The King, he adds, is his mother’s maiden name.
Fultz, who’s served as park association president for three years, says his family’s long association with Washington on the Brazos began with a chance encounter in an Austin Coffee shop 82 years ago when the Texas Centennial was being celebrated. Granfather Joe met an up-and-coming artist who was working on a piece depicting the signing of the Texas Declaration at Washing on the Brazos.
Fultz’ grandfather then raised the money to create that artwork, he tells Navasota News, that eventually made its way to the Star of the Republic Museum where it’s hung since the museum first opened its doors back in 1970.
The Sundown Social will celebrate Texas’ 182nd Birthday on Saturday, April 21st at Brenham’s Rockin’ Star Ranch, featuring the music of honky tonk barritone Dale Watson and a team of chuck wagon cookers.
For details, visit wheretexasbecametexas.org and click on the Sundown Social link. Deadline to RSVP is April 16th.