Monday was an official state holiday marking the adoption of the Republic of Texas' Declaration of Independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836 by delegates meeting at Washington-on-the -Brazos. The Convention of 1836 assembled with 44 delegates present on March 1 as the Mexican army besieged the Alamo at San Antonio. Delegates-eventually there were 59- adopted the declaration the following day and began signing it the next.
The convention also wrote the Constitution of the new republic, elected interim officers and named Sam Houston the commander in chief of its army. On March 17, it hastily adjourned as the Mexican army approached. Washington was a growing town on the Brazos less than 100 miles northwest of what is now Houston.
The convention within weeks would adopt a constitution amid a swift series of events. While they were meeting, William Barret Travis, Davey Crocket, Bowie, and the other men were killed at the Alamo.(them sonsabitches...Buttorys)And just over another month later, General Sam Houston's army would defeat the Mexicans in the famous Battle of San Jacinto. The rallying cry being "Remember the Alamo"...With out the declaration there would never have been a nation of Texas. Yes, you Yankees...see why we are so arrogant? We were a fucking country, a nation..and then we gave it all up to be a state..See why we're always pissed with y'all.? The men that signed the declaration disposed of their copies almost immediately as the last thing they wanted was to be caught by any of the Mexicans with a copy of a piece of paper saying they were leaving and taking Texas with them..
More Texas history...
March 19, 1687. Along the Trinity River, two years after the first landing in Texas to establish a French colony, Rene Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle is going for help.
The colony is starving, and close to rebellion. Seeking aid, La Salle and his group head north.
Just east of the river, a scouting party including La Salle's nephew fails to return. Fearing foul play, he questions his men.
Suddenly a shot rings out from the tall grass. La Salle is dead, murdered by two followers who fear he's gotten them lost.
Later, both men are killed by other conspirators. The French invasion of Texas fails. (what makes me laugh is in Waco there is a La Salle circle..one of those things where there is a huge round circle in the center and a road goes all around it and there are 4 roads coming into the traffic going around the circle..and if you don't know what your doing or which road you want to take....you can get lost...just like La Salle.
Mo history about Texas.
March 15, 1861. Austin, Texas. Aflame with passion, Texas has voted to secede. Legendary governor and hero of the fucking battle of San Jacinto, Sam Houston, who opposed secession, must now swear loyalty to the confederacy or be replaced.
In the mansion, the 70-year old Houston finishes dinner and retires. Through the night, his wife hears him pace the wooden floors, pondering his fate. By morning he decides.
Later at the capitol, his name is called but Houston refuses to take the oath. The hero of San Jacinto is thrown out of office and branded a traitor. Two years later he is dead.
Sam Houston fought his last battle 147 years ago, this month.
I love my state of Texas...not so crazy about most of the Buttroys that live here. They may be Buttroys...but they're my Buttroys..