Texas Independence Day

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Texas Independence Day
What 19-century Texans Ate for Independence Day

Celebrate Texas Independence Day by eating a native dish -- like tacos, say, or enchiladas.
​The first observances of Texas Independence Day were relatively sedate affairs: The semi-centennial in 1886 was marked by readings of the Declaration and a sprucing-up of Sam Houston's grave. In Brenham, a congressman gave a speech that the local press deemed "eloquent and appropriate."

Many Texans didn't bother with the March 2 holiday, including -- in 1887 -- members of the state Senate. ( Read Texas Independence Day more... )

Celebrate Texas Independence Day with – Vegan Chili?

Celebrate Texas Independence Day with Vegan Chili! Huh? Wha? Why would any proud Texan celebrate with meat-free, beef-free, vegan chili? Because this chili is delicious! And super healthy. This chili is spicy, bold, packed with two varieties of beans and accented by rich chunks of spicy chipotle vegan sausage.

It’s packed with fiber, protein and a variety of veggies. Moist cornbread on the side. You can have your chili and feel healthy too. Get my recipe and a few secret chili ingredients I used! ( Read Texas Independence Day more... )

Texas Senate Marks 175th Texas Independence Day with

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, the Texas Senate marked the 175th Texas Independence Day with readings from the Texas Declaration of Independence. Lt. Governor David Dewhurst opened today’s session with the following statement:

“One hundred and seventy-five years ago today, on March 2, 1836, a free and independent Republic of Texas was officially declared when the Texas Declaration of Independence was issued by the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. ( Read Texas Independence Day more... )

Waco: Celebrate Texas Independence With BBQ For A Cause

Rudy’s Bar-B-Q in Waco is celebrating Texas Independence by selling a quarter pound of brisket for just 32 cents to be donated to Texas Children’s Hospital. ( Read Texas Independence Day more... )

Texas Independence Day Car Show here Saturday

The Kingsville Auto Club will host the Texas Independence Day Car Show from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in historic downtown Kingsville. Entries are expected from all around Texas. Proceeds benefit the Brush Country Court Appointed Special Advocates program here. The cars will be on display along Kleberg Avenue between Sixth Street and Eighth Street. ( Read Texas Independence Day more... )

Texas Independence Day

A handwritten document proclaiming texas independence day were freed from the domination of Mexico is 175 years old.

Wednesday was Independence Day in Texas. It was March 2, 1836, when historians believe the original and five copies of the statement was made and signed. ( Read Texas Independence Day more... )

Celebrating Texas Independence Day

Delegates from the 17 Mexican municipalities of Texas and the settlement of Pecan Point had met on March 1, 1836, at Washington-on-the-Brazos to consider their future. In the early morning hours of the next day, they unanimously voted to declare independence from Mexico.

But, notes the Texas State Historical Association's Handbook of Texas, the move toward self government "remained to be demonstrated to Mexico." ( Read Texas Independence Day more... )

Texas Independence Day: Lone Star State turns 175

(CBS News)

The nation's second biggest state is celebrating a birthday. Today is Texas Independence Day, commemorating the day, 175 years ago, that settlers in the territory of Texas signed a document declaring independence from Mexico and creating the Republic of Texas.

In 1836, Texans were already in rebellion against Mexican rule. A group of delegates gathered in the town of Washington to make official their separation from Mexico. The members of the convention signed a hand-written document declaring the creation of the short-lived Republic of Texas. The original document still survives and is currently on display in Austin, the state capitol. ( Read Texas Independence Day more... )

Grab Your Cowboy Hat and Celebrate: Today is Texas Independence Day

As the Lone Star State commemorates 175 years of freedom from Mexico, Americans across the country are "Remembering the Alamo." But in truth, the most symbolic battle of the revolution wasn't over until days later. Has history been wrong all along?

Not really. The epic Battle of the Alamo may be the one thing you can recall about the Texas Revolution from your middle school history class, but it was only a portion of the war that led to the independence of America's biggest state. ( Read Texas Independence Day more... )

Cornyn Commemorates Texas Independence Day

As we know, death came to the defenders of the Alamo, but victory later came for the people of Texas. And today 25 million Texans can celebrate our liberty, and honor the founding generation of Texans who secured it for us. Happy Texas Independence Day, and God Bless Texas. ( Read Texas Independence Day more... )

Sen. Cornyn Commemorates Texas Independence Day 2011

Courtesy : Dallas Observer , Babble , Texas Insider , KWTX , Kings Ville Record , Crypto Patents , Don't Mess With Taxes , CBS News , TIME & Texas GOP Vote

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