Historical Society of Helotes




WHEN: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This meeting is open to the public.

WHERE: Gardens at Old Town Helotes

15060 Antonio Drive, Helotes, TX


3rd VP of the Canary Islands Descendants Association

PRESENTATION: The History of the Canarians in Texas

A presentation on the Canary Islanders who formed the first municipal government in San Antonio.

LeAnn Evans, daughter of Lee and Mary Jane (Perez) Evans, is an 11th generation descendant of the 56 Canary Island settlers that came to San Antonio in 1731. Her lineage goes back to the Navarro family and the Rivas land grant in Maverick County. She has been a generational resident of Helotes since the 1860s and still resides on family property granted to her ancestors.

She is the mother of a daughter who attends Texas A&M-Corpus and a son who attends Los Reyes Elementary. Her great-great grandfather, Lorenzo Morales, was a founder of the original Los Reyes School in the 1870s. She is employed with a CPA firm in Helotes and has been a volunteer with the Helotes Festival Association for 13 years. She is the former president and current treasurer of the Helotes Youth Rodeo Association, and is current 3rd VP of the Canary Islands Descendants Association.

LUNCH: Members - $10 / Non-members - $15

A deluxe box lunch from Jason's Deli. Choose from three menu items.

Purchase in advance on our website: www.historicalsocietyofhelotes.org/Meetings

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The month of November starts membership renewals for 2019. You may sign-up online starting November 1, or at the General meeting on November 6th. For membership information, email Melissa Guerrero at: info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org.

new exhibit at City Hall

A CITY IS BORN, 1981 – Present

The Historical Society of Helotes invites our membership to view its new exhibit: “Helotes History, A City is Born, 1981 – Present,” in the gallery of Helotes City Hall. The collection includes renderings of preliminary city boundaries, population and households through the years, early and current city leaders, and many other City artifacts.

Helotes Pioneer Schools Featured

A new book, One Room, Schools and Schoolteachers in the Pioneer West, by Gail L. Jenner, with sections on two pioneer Helotes schools (Helotes Elementary and Clifton), is being sold at Simply Yours Gifts & More in Old Town Helotes.

Book Price: $22

november 2-4

Texas State Genealogy Society Conference

The 2018 TxSGS Family History Conference features dozens of excellent speakers presenting a total of 56 topics over the three-day weekend. Click this link for details: