See history in the making as we restore Polly, Texas


       Welcome to the official Polly Texas Pioneer Association website! As the current Chairwoman of our association, I thank all our family, friends, supporters and the Bandera Community that have helped to preserve Polly’s Chapel, cemetery and the legacy of Jose Policarpio “Polly” Rodriguez in the past.

Jose Policarpio "Polly" Rodriguez (1829-1914)

Jose Policarpio "Polly" Rodriguez (1829-1914)

       Our namesake, Jose Policarpio “Polly” Rodriguez was quite well known in the San Antonio and Bandera area in the mid 1800s. A true Tejano pioneer because he served for many years as scout and guide to numerous U.S. generals helping develop the roads and towns that would help cultivate travel and commerce in early Texas. He also served his community as a Texas Ranger, Justice of the Peace and became a successful rancher. Click here to learn more about Polly Rodriguez and his contributions to the development of Texas.

       Please come and join us in our new efforts to conserve our Texas landmarks and legacy. This new website features information on the exciting programs we have begun, such as restoration, landscaping, history, membership and a capital campaign. Also, on our website you will find information on the rental uses available for a variety of occasions. Please consider making a contribution or volunteering to help preserve the heritage of Polly, Texas. E-mail us or contact me at (210) 892-0135.


Anna Lunoff,

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The Polly Texas Pioneer Association is a non-profit 501.c.3 organization created in 2003 dedicated to acquiring, restoring, preserving, maintaining and operating historic properties in and near the original pioneer settlement of Polly, Texas in Bandera County, Texas. Also, providing on-site and outreach educational programs about the early pioneers and settlers in this area of the State of Texas.