The King William Association Charter was submitted to the State of Texas on July 28, 1967. The purpose of a charter is to proclaim an organization’s purpose and intent. Seven purposes are listed in the King William Charter. This article is about the fourth purpose.

4. In order to disseminate historical and cultural material and to promote the King William Association and its purposes, the corporation shall publish periodicals, pamphlets, and other materials from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate.

The Association fulfills the fourth charter by having a monthly newsletter which has a variety of information regarding the association and history of the people and places of King William. The Public Art Committee has started working on a walking tour brochure for the S. Alamo/S. Saint Mary’s Historic District. KWA member Jose De Lara is heading up the subcommittee for this new brochure.

The Association also has copies of Mary V. Burkholder’s books, Down the Acequia Madre and The King William Area. Copies of The King William Area are available for purchase at $5 each at the KWA office. You can also drop by or call the office to see if your house is listed in this book.

Do you have a history about your house or historic photos you would like to share in the Newsletter or for the new walking brochure? Let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our Executive Director Cherise Bell at 227-8786.

- Cherise Bell