Texas Independence Day

In honor of Texas Independence Day, our Receptionist, Thao, has written a short blurb highlighting some facts about Texas and how today became a holiday.


Texas Independence Day

While some of us are not native Texans, we sure did get here as fast as we could and if you attended grade school in Texas, you will know that we take pride in our history since has become its own subject. For myself, I remember taking the course in 7th grade.

Quick history:

In 1836, on this day, March 2nd, 59 delegates signed the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico, to become the Republic of Texas. The revolution leading to Texas’s secession from Mexico began in 1835 at the Battle of the Gonzales. Those standing at the Alamo never even knew we had declared independence. It wasn’t until December 29, 1845 when Texas was admitted to the union as a constituent state, and we are the only state with legal status to secede from the United States. 

Fun Tid-Bits of info:

You can also celebrate Sam Houston Day today, the birthday of a man that headed the victory of the battle of San Jacinto.

With spring knocking for tomorrow, fields of bluebonnets (the state flower) are beginning to bloom. You will see many Texans and visitors pulled to the side to get the perfect bluebonnet picture to share with friends and family.

A few places to visit honoring the various people and battles that helped gain Texas’s independence are the Casa Navarro in San Antonio, Texas as well as the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. If you are in San Antonio, don’t forget to visit the Alamo along with the Casa Navarro!