Skip to comments.March 2nd is Texas Independence Day. Lets Celebrate! (vanity)
Posted on 03/01/2014 6:44:44 AM PST by The Bat Ladys Husband
Texas Delegates declared Texas Independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836 to become an independent republic. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEXAS. Celebrations in Austin, San Antonio, Washington on the Brazos and other locations this weekend.
Wonder how many people remember the Alamo on March 6?
my Alamo 1824 Flag is flying as we post and will go to 1/2 staff on the 6th.
Hubby was a founding board member of Celebrate Texas and we were in the 1st parade up Congress Ave that was restarted 2000. That was when we repainted the dune buggy like a Texas Flag.
That dune buggy saw many freeps in Austin against GoreOns and the antiwar left.
Very cool. I was watching “F Troop” reruns the other day and Duffy was going on about Jim Bowie. Cracks me up every time.
When it falls on a weekend day, we usually commemorate with come cornbread and chili. No offense meant, just our way of keeping the memory alive.
When will Texas SHOUT, “I’m debt free!” (h/t Dave Ramsey)
(talk about independence day/10th amendment day)
the way things are going, we may have to declare one again...
Would that be “Deuco de Marcho”?
With today’s fog, your car probably won’t be seen a lot—LOL!
(At least my side of the lake is shrouded in a heavy fog.)
Huh? What’s that you say? I didn’t hear you.
God Bless Texas and God Bless Texans.
I tried to post a link but evidentally did it wrong. Would appreciate any help with getting html to work
I am told, and just the other day in this forum, that Texas gained independence from Mexico, so all texans should speak spanish and ‘work’ to assimate Mexicans.
Independence? This is a typical attitude
It’s working just fine! :-)
Freedom, it’s part of the Texas spirit and our heritage. It remains to this day. God Bless Texas and those that share our spirit.
“Texas is the finest portion of the globe that has ever blessed my vision”
Sam Houston 1833
“I will never forsake Texas and her cause. I am her son”
Jose Antonio Navarro- 1842
“Texas is rich in unredeemed dreams”
Larry McMurtry 1965
- Davy Crockett
Don’t know who you’d get
Last night I witnessed a on scene Long line of movie patrons waiting to buy tickets parting the front of the line for spanish speakers, screeching back and forth taking all the time in the world at the register No eye contact with anyone Americans don’t exist. Little kids with them at ten pm. Scraggly untied shoes dirty wearing big gold necklaces
Treated loke royalty. A navy SEAL in a wheelchair would not have even garnered this preferential treatment
Oh I heard yesterday from one of the smartest medical doctors i know, that it is like when we came over and pushed out the Indians
A common scene
Lets celebrate with a new one.
Where did you see this?
Will they be banning Mexican flag shirts in the schools on March 2 ‘cause they might incite violence? /s
Could’ve been anywhere I see it all the time.
My friend tells me, and she’s from Mexico, old woman, US citizen, there’s no where to go in El Paso and not have to speak Spanish.
When I say that on this forum, people say, ‘oh, yeah...well that’s El Paso’.
It’s a city in the US. It’s a trend, isn’t it?
I saw it in the US. Like I said, in Texas.
People want to marginalize certain regions in Texas.
But whatever anyone is celebrating independence for is a mystery to me.
Foggy near New Braunfels, too.
El Paso’s always been like that. It’s actually better, now, than it’s been. Maybe something to do with more troops being there now?
God Bless ALL of Texas!
Better not wear a Texas flag shirt...You might offend some mexican..../s
Yes, I always hear that here.
As far as border towns, El Paso, Laredo, Eagle Pass and Brownsville, yes they are heavily Mexican and always have been. I have friends who were born in Texas and are of Mexican descent, those people are OK, it is the ones pouring across the border now that are not OK.
Are you in El Paso? Or even in Texas?
In most Texas public schools, Texas Independence Day, has been changed to ‘Texas Flag Day”. That’s how politically correct this once-great state has become since the majority of students in many districts are from Mexico, from whom Texas won its independence. That is really a shameful denial of history and the courage of early Texans who fought and died for freedom.
Nothing in your circles has spanish and English? Tj maxx, Costco?
Go to a middle class supermarket Sunday evening
Take a look at what’s going on in college entrance tests.
Illegals get in state tuition over and above the kids of recently retired military who wait two years for residency
I’m not in a border town
When people wake up and take a look around they get mad. Don’t get mad at me. I’m just saying can’t see a reason to celebrate. Kids are not allowed to wear depictions of our flag on mexican pride day, 5 may
Please don’t bother me with rationalization s for that
I celebrated st Patrick’s day in manhattan and in my home town. People there know little about him really (i make it my business to know) The American flag is very prominent and it is widely known to never fly the Irish flag or any foreign flag , even with or forbid above the American flag
All cultures are welcome its America.
Here, kids violently fight over the flag and the dept of education is confused about how to handle it. How can that be? That’s the federal government, not a border town
Texas isn’t really independent anymore, so I’d rather not.
If they reclaim their independence then I’ll celebrate.
No. The wimps get a pass on the school deal, its on a Sunday this year.
No US flags on mexican day 5 may, though
Go to Irish day next week, 17 march. Old glory is always welcome and appreciated
The Texas Revolution: Tejano Heroes Paperback
by Roy F. Sullivan (Author)
Most Americans are aware that Texas gained its independence from Santa Anna’s Mexico in the 1840’s. Mention of the Alamo evokes the familiar names of heroes like Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and William Travis. All too often another group of heroes, heroines and patriots who fought and died for the independence of Texas is overlooked. The sacrifices, bravery and valor of that group-the Tejanos, Texans of Hispanic ancestry-are the focus of “The Texas Revolution: Tejano Heroes” It was not just at famous battles such as Agua Dulce, Bexar, Goliad, the Alamo and San Jacinto that Tejanos made their mark on Texas history, often giving their lives and fortunes. Long before the arrival of Stephen F. Austin and settlers from the east, Tejanos were fighting for the independence of Tejas or Texas. The first declaration of Texas independence from Spain was issued in April 1813 by Bernardo Guiterrez de Lara. The first, and bloodiest, battle for Texas independence was fought at the battle of the Medina in August 1813. The first formal list of grievances against the Mexican government was issued by several Tejanos, including Juan Seguin and Gaspar Abrego de Flores, in October 1834. Recognition of the courage, abilities and endurance of Tejanos as major emancipators in the Texas Revolution is long overdue
I’ve always liked Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park.
Been there for quite a few 4th of July celebrations.
I was going to reply earlier, but had to haul limbs to the recycle center. Not too foggy at the house, but when I got onto 1431, it was bad.
Jane Long is a pretty famous name in Texas History. Are you any relation?
(I live in Fort Bend County where she died, had a plantation, etc).
I fly my Texas flag on March 2, March 6, and April 21.
It may get a bit icy tomorrow, but this is Texas, weather and all.
The Texians holed up in the Alamo died without knowing what had happened at Washington-on-the-Brazos while they were under siege.
I was there in 2000. It was on a weekday, and quite a few school children from several schools were visiting.
Tell me again what Texas town you live in and see all this bad behavior?
“Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.” - Sam Houston
don’t forget Oct 2 (Battle of Gonzales Come and Take it!)
His comment was “again?” :)
Lucky you. But that’s not the question I asked.
Also, scholarships and college admissions preferences are for Hispanic surnames, in addition to which racist box is checked, no choice given for that.
You haven’t answered my question either. What Texas town do you live in where you saw the bad behavior at the movies?