Celebrating Texas Independence Day in Granbury Texas
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The year that Texas won her independence from Mexico was a Leap Year.
In 1836 Santa Anna arrives at the Medina River.
On February 14th, 1836 Travis & Bowie agree on joint command of The Alamo.
ON THIS DAY IN ALAMO HISTORY – 19 DAYS TO THE FALL
Santa Anna’s army crossed the Rio Grande into modern day Texas
By the end of 1824, Austin attracted 272 colonists to Texas. Austin got the independent Mexican government to give Empresarios 67,000 acres of land for every 200 families they brought to Texas.
Andrew Jackson was the 7th American President of the United States. One of the important events during Andrew Jackson presidency was the Texas Revolution.
February 7, 1853 – Seguin, named for Texas Revolution hero Juan Seguin, incorporated.
Former Tennessee Congressman, David Crockett, arrived in San Antonio today February 8th.
January 1821 – Spain grants Moses Austin 300 land grants to bring Anglos to Tejas y Coahuila.
On January 19th James Bowie arrived in San Antonio de Bexar with a detachment of 30 men. James Bowie had been sent to San Antonio on January 17, 1836 by order of Sam Houston
Tejanos — Hispanics who were born in what would later become Texas — were an important part in the fight for Texas independence. Jose Antonio Navarro and Lorenzo de Zavala were part of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2,1836. ln 1836, about 4,000 Tejanos lived north of the Nueces River. Many Tejanos felt the Mexican government had become too centralist and authoritarian.
Of the estimated 189 men who died in the Alamo, only six were actually born in Texas: Juan Abamillo, Juan A. Badillo, Carlos Espalier, Gregorio Esparza, Antonio Fuentes, and Andrés Nava.
Juan Abamillo was a native Tejano who had volunteered to serve in the Texas Revolution under the command of Juan N. Seguín. He had arrived at the Alamo on February 23, 1836 and he died there on March 6, 1836 as he fought alongside Travis, Crocket and the others.
Juan Antonio Badillo was born in Texas and also served under Captain Juan N. Seguín. Badillo accompanied Seguín to the Alamo in February. But when Seguín was called out to rally reinforcements, Badillo stayed at the Alamo.
Like his fellow revolutionary, Juan Abamillo, Juan Antonio Badillo died on March 6, defending the Alamo against Mexican Federal troops.
I wanted to thank you for putting on the history program contest each year. I have entered different categories for 3 years in a row. I have done an exhibit and two art projects. They are a lot of work but I always learn more about Texas. I really appreciate winning prize money. I have spent some of the money on a soccer ball and have put money away for college. I am going to enter again this year as a high school student. I hope others enter too and like going to the contest and reading over and looking at the other work students have done.
Sincerely, William Kittleson
Thank you again for putting on the Texas Independence Day Celebration and the Student History Competition. I really liked working on my art project and studying about the history of Texas. I was born in Fort Worth but my parents are from California and Canada. Texas is so different from both Canada and California, but I love living here. I appreciate winning prize money for my project and have put it away towards my college fund. I am looking forward to being a part of the history competition again this year. I hope my friends enter some of their projects too.
Thank you, Keri Kittleson
In 1835 – Texians began an attack on the Mexican garrison at San Antonio.
On 12/14/1834, Angelina Dickinson, one of the survivors of the Battle of the Alamo, was born in Gonzales, Texas.
I have always loved Independence Day. Even more so the our national independence from Britain. I hope our Independance is shown that even one person can change a country!
Dear sponsors, I would like to thank you for sponsoring the Texas Independence Day fair. The money that I earned is going towards college and for future investments in my schooling. I hope you sponsor this day as well as many other Texas day events in the future to support our young adults with futures in Texas as well as the world.
I’m really looking forward to helping out with this year’s Texas Independence Day Celebration!
In November of 1835 the Declaration of November 7, 1835 was adopted. The Declaration said that the Texans was able to have their own government, Texas would give citizenship and land to those who would fight for her independence, Texans would no longer be under the compact of union, and that Texans would not continue to fight the Centralist troops in Texas.
THE TWIN SISTERS. On November 17, 1835 Elizabeth and Eleanor Rice presented two cannons to the representatives of Texas. Someone in the crowd took note that the twins were presenting two cannons so the cannons became known as the Twin Sisters. The cannons helped the infantry in the battle of San Jacinto.
We were blessed by gental spring rains but
nothing could stop the great times
The smiles on children’s faces were beautiful as spring flowers.
Proud to share my birthday with the great state of Texas my home
and my hero Sam Houston
I will always celebrate March 2 as Texas Independence Day.
It is sad that other occasions like Cinco de Mayo and Diez y Seis get more media coverage, but what really galls me is that local governments in Austin and San Antonio spend tax dollars on those celebrations while ignoring March 2.
If you don’t believe me, just take at your local paper on those three days and you tell me which gets more coverage and more tax dollars.
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