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Texas Independence Day!

March 2, 2012

It’s not just a state, it’s a whole state of mind!

Happy Texas Independence Day to y’all!

Today is a wonderful day to be in Texas!  Besides Independence Day, it’s also Texas Flag Day and Sam Houston Day!  I hope you wore your boots, hat, or pearl snap shirt today to celebrate!

A few facts you may not know about Texas:

  • There is only one natural lake in the state of Texas: Lake Caddo
  • The Texas state folk dance is the square dance.
  • Texas declared independence from Mexico today 176 years ago! (Read the Declaration of Independence here: https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/treasures/republic/declare-01.html
  • Texas officially won independence from Mexico after the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21st which only lasted 18 minutes.
  • Sam Houston was the first elected President of the Republic of Texas.
  • Mirabeau B. Lamar is considered the “Father of Education in Texas” and was also a president of the Republic.
  • Six flags have flown over Texas: France, Spain, Mexico, Texas, Confederacy, United States of America

Oh, and Texas Exes, don’t forget to break bread today to honor the institution that made your education possible.
-Amanda

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One comment

  1. Yay Texas!!!



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