Victoria Advocate: Cruz talks Harvey, disaster resiliency at Goliad meeting


On Thursday evening 74-year-old Linda Austin sat on her walker at the front of the Goliad Municipal Auditorium and waited silently by herself for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to arrive.

“I didn’t buy a ticket because I didn’t know that this was happening until today,” she said. “I don’t need to eat; don’t even need a seat, I just wanna hear him speak.”

The Goliad resident, who describes herself as a conservative Republican and avid Cruz supporter, was among more than 200 people who attended the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission’s annual general assembly meeting.

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