Mating Season Is Underway for Attwater Prairie Chickens. Just Don’t Call Them “Boomers.”

March 29, 2023 | By Pam LeBlanc

In a grassy field near Goliad dotted with cow patties, eight football-size birds waggle their tails, inflate mango-colored pouches on their necks, stamp their feet, and emit a forlorn “woo-woo-woo.”
These male Attwater prairie chickens (also spelled as Attwater’s prairie chicken) hope their flashy “booming” display will impress the hens.

My Hometown: Remembering Goliad, Beyond the Texas Revolution

May 28, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell

Find the Roots of Cinco de Mayo in the Story of Ignacio Zaragoza

April 30, 2020 | By Gene Fowler

Summer For Procrastinators: Historic Texas

August 26, 2019 | By Anna-Kay Reeves

While everyone should visit the Alamo, you’ll find lighter crowds at other San Antonio missions and in Goliad

A Weekend Getaway in Goliad

November 29, 2018 | By Wes Ferguson

Remember Goliad? It’s one of the oldest towns in Texas, originating in 1749 as a Spanish colonial mission and presidio where the San Antonio River flows through gently rolling coastal plains a little more than 45 miles inland from San Antonio Bay.

Christmas in Goliad

November 14, 2017 | By

For more than 25 years, the annual Christmas in Goliad festival has ushered in the holiday season with holiday performances, shopping, and the arrival of good ole St.

Texas to-do’s

December 29, 2012 | By Helen Bryant

Sometimes you can spy a whooper or two in the marsh through a free telescope on the refuge’s observation tower.

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