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Houston Chapter Celebrates San Jacinto Day
Houston Area Texans - A FreeRepublic Network Chapter ^
| April 21, 2002
Posted on 04/21/2002 2:12:37 AM PDT by Flyer
||The Houston Area Texans
Celebrate San Jacinto Day
A Photo Essay
|The San Jacinto Monument
|A Texian shows off his guns
|"Be not afraid. . ."
|The Men of the U.S.S. San Jacinto were the guest
of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas
|No trip to San Jacinto is complete
without a visit to the Battleship Texas
|HumbleGunner defends the ship channel
|The unknown gunner
||HumbleGunner protects the San Jacinto Monument
|Really big bullets!
||Santa Anna's Army has been spotted!
|General Sam Houston
||The troops arrive via the Lynchburg Ferry
|April 20, 1836 - Sizing up the situation
||A brief engagement with the Mexicans
|Santa Anna's men try to draw our fire
||April 21 - The Battle!
|Advancing on the unsuspecting Mexican troops
||Remember The Alamo!
|Entering Santa Anna's camp
||The battle is over - Texas is liberated!
TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; US: Texas
posted on 04/21/2002 2:12:37 AM PDT
To: 1riot1ranger;Action-America;Alkhin;Allegra;American72;antivenom;Antoninus II;anymouse;BaylorDad...
Jan Jacinto?? Jeez. . .
posted on 04/21/2002 2:14:05 AM PDT
Thanks to whoever corrected my title!
posted on 04/21/2002 3:11:23 AM PDT
Looks like we missed you Saturday. Hope you had as much fun as we did.
posted on 04/21/2002 3:15:38 AM PDT
Thanks for the wonderful photo essay. I really enjoyed looking at the photos.
BTW, what's a "Texian" ?
posted on 04/21/2002 5:56:31 AM PDT
I had a lot of fun, thanks. I was just sorry I couldn't find ya'll!! Hope to see you next month!
Rape, theft, and murder have been illegal ever since before we had laws. Suppose we ought to just shrug and legalize those behaviors, too, since we are losing those wars. In fact, there's an endless list of things we could legalize in order to punish those uppity bootleggers.
The primary purpose of the controlled substance laws is to grant a health-care monopoly to the federal government and it's agents. If you ever get cancer you will belatedly discover that you have no freedom when it comes to your treatment. You are channelled into barbaric, government-approved treatments, even though most of the cures are as bad as the disease. And someday you won't even be able to buy an aspirin without a prescription. Or a can of aerosol paint, because some suicidal numbskulls insist on abusing it.
I hope you enjoy being a slave to the government's health care system, and I especially hope you enjoy it as more and more of your paycheck goes to subsidize it.
Sorry. Somehow that got posted to the wrong thread. I was looking at it from the "Your Comments" screen.
To: E. Pluribus Unum
. . .wrong thread
Whew! Glad you said that. I was scratching my trying to figure out the connection.
posted on 04/21/2002 8:08:54 AM PDT
I'm glad you asked. . .
TEXIAN. A word (in Spanish Tejano) describing both male and female citizens or the culture of the former province of Tejas, New Spain, the Texas section of the state of Coahuila y Tejas, Republic of Mexico, and the subsequent Republic of Texas.
Government officials including Miguel Ramos Arispe, author of the Mexican Constitution of 1824, referred to the residents of Texas as Tejanos. President of the Texas Republic, Mirabeau B. Lamar, used the term Texian to promote national pride. The current term Texan eventually replaced both terms after annexation.
posted on 04/21/2002 8:10:37 AM PDT
From a decendant of one of the men at the Battle-
Texas FREEDOM bump!
Flyer, some see you as just another piece of paper ie:brochure,3x5,8.5x11,or just a flyer.
My friend I see you as a very valuable asset to our group and appreciate all you do for HAT.
I also feel much safer knowing HumbleGunner is protecting us with his 'little' guns!!!
Great pics friend!
............that Bobby guy~
posted on 04/21/2002 10:20:42 AM PDT
BIG BUMP for the Houston Chapter!
posted on 04/21/2002 10:33:58 AM PDT
Great pix, Flyer! I will even admit that every time
The Texian's "Twin Sisters" cannon fired, I got a lump
in my throat!
(That Bobby guy was right about the "half moon"..)
"That Bobby guy was right"
posted on 04/21/2002 11:11:51 AM PDT
Thanks for the great pics! It looks like a great time was had by all. I especially love the pictures of Humblegunner defending our Republic. Was there a good turnout? I was at the Texans' Draft Day at the Dome (celebrating current Texan stuff) but I thought of y'all and I promise I'll try to stop having plans on the thrid Saturday of the month. :)
posted on 04/21/2002 11:50:02 AM PDT
To: bobbyd; Flyer
Yeah, what he said! You know, that Bobby guy.
Where was the "BatMobile". That was the goofiest car I have ever seen.....
"I was just sorry I couldn't find ya'll!!'
The turnout was massive, we had difficulty keeping
up with folks we came with! It is a very large park.
We look forward to seeing you again! I'm not even sure if
the "3rd weekend" formula is still in effect, things
have either accelerated or gotten more spontaneous, I can't
decide! I will make a point of informing you, regardless..
Thanks for clearing that up for me. I can't believe that I am a born and bred Texas, but had never heard the term. I have heard "Texican", though, and I have never liked that!
posted on 04/22/2002 7:10:21 PM PDT
"This is a rough country," Amos was saying. "It's a country knows how to scour a human man right off the face of itself. A Texan is nothing but a human man way out on a limb. This year, and next year, and maybe for a hundred more. But I don't think it'll be forever. Someday this country will be a fine good place to be. Maybe it needs our bones in the ground before that time can come."
Alan Le May--"The Searchers" (1954) (Harper & Brothers)
In the movie they changed Amos' name to Ethan. They also had Mrs. Jorgensen speak the above lines and they changed "Texan" to "Texican."
Happy belated San Jacinto Day to all my fellow Texans, Texians, Texicans, Tejanos, Houstonians, 09ers, etc. By the way, is there anybody out there old enough to remember the board game Texas Millionaire which was sold in the late 1950s and early 60s?
Jan Jacinto was a series and hugh mistake. You should be ashamed. I never make misteaks like that.
posted on 04/25/2004 6:18:25 AM PDT
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