Part 3: The Coast and the Future

Part 3: Chronicling MCND#1’s 75th anniversary:  Caring for the Coast and Building for the Future Palacios completes the southernmost point of a connect-the-metros rectangle of Texas Coastal Plain.  The city is equidistant to a triangle of big cities and was often the...

Part 2: Changes Bring Challenges

Part 2: Chronicling MCND#1’s 75th Anniversary: Changes in the early shrimping industry brought challenges to the Navigation District Although Palacios suffered during the war years of the 1940’s, losing a number of the town’s young soldiers, enduring rationing and...

Part 1: Early Years of Shrimping

Part 1: Chronicling Matagorda County Navigation District No. One’s 75th anniversary – Early years of the shrimping industry in the Port of Palacios As far as the eye could see, citrus and fig orchards dotted the landscape. Rice and cotton filled in the rest of the...