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  • Secede? ‘Republic’ Claims Texas Never Joined U.S.

    03/09/2015 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09 March 2015 | Manny Fernandez
    The Republic of Texas is unlike any other volunteer, nonprofit organization in what used to be the Republic of Texas.Its monthly meetings are called joint sessions of congress. Members have minted their own silver and gold currency and carry ID cards warning police officers they are diplomatic representatives of the nation of Texas. Its vice president, a retired telephone company worker, sent a letter in 2011 to the governor of Oklahoma, informing her that she faced indictment because her state’s counties and territories were “trespassing inside the geographical boundaries” of its nation.Such letters have failed to convince the authorities of...
  • Feds raid Texas political meeting

    03/02/2015 7:27:57 AM PST · by Cheerio · 26 replies
    WND ^ | Published: 21 hours ago | WND
    Fingerprint, photograph all attendees, seize phones In a deliberate “show of force,” federal and local police forces raided a political meeting in Texas, fingerprinting and photographing all attendees as well as confiscating all cell phones and personal recording devices. Members of the Republic of Texas, a secession movement dedicated to restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic, had gathered Feb. 14 in a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall along with public onlookers. They were debating issues of currency, international relations and celebrating the birthday of one of their oldest members. The group, which describes itself as “congenial and unimposing,” maintains a...
  • Woman Hijacks Podium at Muslim Event: ‘False Prophet’ Muhammed ‘Will Never Dominate Texas!’

    02/03/2015 8:24:29 PM PST · by Windflier · 32 replies ^ | 30 January 2015 | unattributed
    The 11th annual 'Texas Muslim Capitol Day' didn't go too well for moozlims in Texas.
  • The American Flag Daily: Sam Houston

    03/02/2014 6:06:06 PM PST · by Master Zinja · 3 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 2, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Born on this date in 1793, Sam Houston was governor of Tennessee, president of the Republic of Texas twice, and later senator and governor of the state of Texas, and a leader in the war of independence between Texas and Mexico. Today we raise the flag of Texas in his honor.
  • The American Flag Daily: Don't Mess With Texas

    12/29/2013 4:45:50 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 16 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 29, 2013 | FlagBearer
    On this date in 1845, the Republic of Texas was annexed by the United States and becomes the 28th state in the Union, the only independent country which became a state in the United States. Today we raise the Texas flag as well as the 28-star flag.
  • Texas Is America's Top State for Business 2012

    07/10/2012 1:38:33 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 19 replies
    Texas has done it again. The Lone Star State makes a triumphant return as America’s Top State for Business—its third time at the top of our rankings. “Listen, there is a reason that Caterpillar [CAT 80.27 -2.87 (-3.45%) ] moved their hydraulics manufacturing and their engine manufacturing to the state of Texas,” said Gov. Rick Perry in November during the CNBC Republican presidential debate. We can attest to that. In our sixth annual study, Texas racked up an impressive 1,604 points out of a possible 2,500, with top-10 finishes in six of our 10 categories of competitiveness. Texas has never...
  • [Texas Ranger James] Coryell's grave finally found?

    05/13/2010 2:53:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 564+ views
    Temple Daily Telegram ^ | May 10, 2010 | unattributed
    MARLIN - Beneath an unusual cluster of rocks may rest the remains of famous Texas Ranger James Coryell who died in 1837 from an attack by Indians while protecting the Republic of Texas. The Texas Historical Commission recently discovered a distinct grouping of rocks with a grave shaft underneath in Falls County that may mark the previously unidentified burial site of the Texas Ranger. The Historical Commission is seeking living collateral relatives of James Coryell (who died childless) to discuss options for the gravesite. "This discovery is extremely exciting," said Jim Bruseth, director of the Texas Historical Commission's Archeology Division....
  • So You Think You Made A Difference

    09/23/2009 9:27:42 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 1,038+ views ^ | 09/23/2009 | Darrel Mulloy
    I have been reading the columns about the recent Washington DC protest and the varying numbers that have been reported by either the mainstream media or Fox and even foreign correspondents. While the mainstream prefers to report the number at somewhere around 60,000 or less, Fox indicated the number was much greater, in at least hundreds of thousands and others report as many as two million, including the DC police. So what? Obama says he knew nothing about the protest, and congress was all at home trying to convince the people to re-elect them in 2010. The crowd, no matter...
  • Hope For An Independent Texas

    08/23/2009 4:13:58 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 19 replies · 563+ views ^ | 08/23/2009 | Darrel Mulloy
    Most of us in our lifetime have witnessed the growth of Washington DC government to a point that it has taken a role in factions of our lives that was never intended by the founding fathers. The Constitution, the playbook for America, designated limited powers to the United States, meaning the president, congress and the federal court system. It specifically spelled out those limited powers in Article 1 of the Constitution and with the addition of the Bill of Rights, in amendment 9 and 10 left all powers not given to Washington DC to the states and the people. Since...
  • Police Raid House Of Israel

    05/23/2008 8:00:32 AM PDT · by mnehring · 5 replies · 136+ views
    It's a controversial group known for its religious, anti-government stance. Now their so-called ring leader is behind bars. Thursday morning, the Jacksonville Police Department raided the House of Israel, whose headquarters are an old dentist's office on South Main Street. That dentist is now behind bars for practicing without a license. Searching an old trailer parked behind the building, police are looking for drugs. In front, a shattered glass door tells the full story. "All of a sudden you just saw them take a barding ram and just break the glass because they were trying to get in and nobody...
  • Houston's new soccer team to change their name(Texas Independence Offends Hispanics!)

    02/15/2006 11:17:41 AM PST · by FFIGHTER · 37 replies · 2,639+ views
    ABC 13 News ^ | 2-14-2006 | Elma Barrera
    They're less than two months from taking the field, but the team known as Houston 1836 may soon change its name. The 1836 is the team which used to be the San Jose Earthquakes, but the new name is causing a little controversy here in Houston. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also on Send news tips | RSS | ABC13 E-lert | Info mentioned on air | Search -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What's in a name? Apparently a lot since Major League Soccer announced that the San Jose Earthquakes were coming to Houston and would be called Houston 1836. "People have been very sincere. Some...
  • (Houston) Team will 86 its 1836 name (to avoid offending Mexicans)

    02/15/2006 5:36:26 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 83 replies · 1,565+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 15, 2006 | BERNARDO FALLAS
    Moniker tied to Texas history lasts just a month for soccer franchise If you're one of the thousands who went out and bought a Houston 1836 T-shirt, run to your closet, bag it and hide it in a safe place.If you don't have one, hurry to a nearby sporting goods store. The shirts are about to become collector's items.Why? You might say the team is having an identity crisis.Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Sylvia Garcia said Tuesday that Philip Anschutz, owner of the Anschutz Entertainment Group, which in turn controls 1836, confirmed that a name change is in the...
  • Five Lone Stars. Mess with Texas? Sure. Divide it into five states.

    08/22/2004 9:19:07 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 81 replies · 2,757+ views ^ | August 22, 2004 | Austin Powers
    What would you say if we told you we have a way to add as many as eight new Republican senators to Congress? We could also add eight right-leaning votes to the Electoral College. It's simple, it's fun, and it's perfectly constitutional: Texas should divide itself into five states. Article IV, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution says that new states may be created out of existing ones, but only with the consent of "the States concerned as well as of the Congress." These days, a partisan Congress would never agree to a Texas carve-up, since any resulting new states...

    04/25/2004 7:53:24 PM PDT · by Nita Nupress · 124 replies · 4,873+ views
    e-mail | February, 2004 (I think) | Bum Phillips
    Okay, okay... I know this is late for The Birthday, but I just received it.  I checked snopes and they don't seem to have it yet.  The e-mail came from a woman whose brother went to high school with Bum at French High School (Beaumont, Tx), so I'm thinking he really wrote it.  It sure sounds like him, anyway.  Does anyone know him personally so we can verify? HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEXAS -- FROM BUM PHILLIPS  Being Texan by Bum PhillipsDear Friends,   Last year, I wrote a small piece about what it means to me to be a Texan. My...
  • Don't Mess with (Armed) Texans

    04/12/2004 5:13:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 269+ views
    NRO ^ | April 08, 2004 | Dave Kopel
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version April 08, 2004, 12:17 p.m. Don't Mess with (Armed) TexansThe real lesson of the Alamo. By Dave Kopel On February 24, in the year 1836, in San Antonio, Texas, a brave man wrote a letter. It was the last letter ever sent from a missionary fort named the Alamo. To the People of Texas & all Americans in the World — Fellow Citizens and Compatriots — I am besieged by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna — I have sustained a...
  • The battle that Disney slights (San Jacinto and "The Alamo" history)

    04/11/2004 1:01:18 PM PDT · by weegee · 4 replies · 373+ views
    Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle ^ | April 10, 2004, 8:39PM | By RICK CASEY
    Let's state this simply: If it weren't for San Jacinto, The Alamo would not be drawing crowds this weekend. In fact, nobody would remember the Alamo. Yet compared to the Alamo, San Jacinto is the Rodney Dangerfield of battlefield sites. The $100 million epic now at the theaters does conclude by showing Sam Houston's victory over Santa Anna seven weeks after the slaughter in San Antonio. But the movie doesn't bother to mention the venue. If Sam Houston and his men had lost at San Jacinto, the Alamo would be a footnote in Mexican history books. The victory at San...
  • Letters of the Texas Revolution: Voices from the past

    04/09/2004 11:49:42 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 815+ views
    <p>The Texas Revolution has been the subject of countless articles, books, songs, and films. It is one of the foundations of our history and heritage as Texans and a part of our national story as Americans. Names like Travis, Bowie, Seguin, and Crockett and places like the Alamo, Goliad, and San Jacinto resonate with all of us, serving to shape our personal relationship with our collective history. Yet there are actually very few original documents - primary sources - that have survived to tell us this story.</p>
  • Remember the Alamo

    03/15/2004 4:01:23 AM PST · by aardvark1 · 78 replies · 2,480+ views
    The Vanguard ^ | March 12, 2004 | Rod D. Martin
    REMEMBER THE ALAMO "I am beseiged. The enemy has demanded surrender at discretion...I call on you in the name of liberty, of patriotism, and everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid...If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due his honor and that of his country." These are the words of William B. Travis, who commanded the Alamo when Texas rebelled against Mexico's despot, Santa Anna. March 6 was the 168th anniversary of the Alamo's fall, which cost Travis...
  • Valley ‘chain of fools’ is complete (South Texas)

    03/06/2004 8:01:17 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 212+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | Mar 02, 2004 | Carlos A. Rodriguez
    Well, it’s finally happened. It was only a matter of time before the Rio Grande Valley’s “chain of fools” would be complete. The Feb. 12 indictment of Cameron County Sheriff Conrado Cantu put the final charm on the bracelet. Cantu’s charge of abuse of official capacity plugs the last hole of the requisites for one of the South Texas’ most dubious honors: the state’s four southernmost counties — Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Zapata — have each seen both their top executive officer and top law enforcement officer face criminal charges at one time or another. One need not be much...
  • Alamo manager sacked

    02/25/2004 9:06:02 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 37 replies · 437+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 02/25/2004 | Amy Dorsett
    Carter, a DRT member, ran the shrine's $5.2-million budget and 86 employees. The daughters aren't behaving very sisterly. Custodian of the Alamo for 99 years, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas is a group of women whose politics can be as contentious as the 1836 battle that led to the fall of the Shrine of Texas Liberty. Last week, it unceremoniously fired one of its most active and visible volunteers. Kathleen Carter, the DRT's face at the Alamo since May 2001, was relieved of her position as chairwoman of the Alamo Committee on Friday after a meeting of the...
  • Texas sheriff warns of unidentified troops

    03/18/2003 1:54:07 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 16 replies · 316+ views ^ | Tuesday, March 18, 2003
    A southern Texas sheriff is warning the public that unidentified armed men dressed in military fatigues have been spotted on numerous occasions in his county near the border with Mexico. For the "country's safety," Sheriff Erasmo Alarcon Jr., of Jim Hogg County, published a letter in a local newspaper to alert citizens of reports he has received for some years from ranchers who have spotted the unknown troops, equipped with "professional backpacks" and walking together in a military cadence. The latest sightings were just a few weeks ago, and the letter has prompted further reports since it was published last...
  • War of Words Divides Residents of Texas Town

    07/19/2003 4:11:14 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 23 replies · 922+ views
    NY Times ^ | SIMON ROMERO
    Michael Stravato for The New York Times In 1857, Mexican-American freight haulers were hanged on an oak tree at the courthouse in Goliad, Tex. GOLIAD, Tex., July 16 — In history books, the killing of more than 300 Texan rebels by Mexican troops here has long been known as the Goliad Massacre. But to many residents of Goliad, with its 18th-century Spanish fort and towering monument to the dead, that brutal episode in its history is still open to interpretation. At the heart of the dispute, largely between Anglos and Mexican-Americans, is the porous definition of who is a Texan...
  • Why Texas Has Its Own Power Grid: the Electric Reliability Council of Texas

    08/19/2003 7:51:15 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 114 replies · 837+ views
    Slate ^ | August 18, 2003 | Brendan I. Koerner
    Blackout postmortems have noted that America's electricity system consists of just three regions—the Eastern Interconnection, the Western Interconnection, and the Texas Interconnection. Why does the Lone Star State have its own power grid? Partly because of a historical desire for self-sufficiency and partly because of that famous "Don't Mess With Texas!" attitude. The majority of the state's residents live within the region regulated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, an "island" that generates and supplies all its own electricity—unlike, say, New York City or Detroit, whose residents found out the hard way that lots of their power comes from...
  • Mom, daughter first blacks in Daughters of Republic of Texas ~ Pair trace roots to history books

    04/20/2003 6:49:43 AM PDT · by buffyt · 6 replies · 468+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 19, 2003, 8:39PM | By LAKEYA HOPKINS
    SHANKLEVILLE -- While tracing their ancestry back hundreds of years, Larutha M. Odom Clay and her daughter, Lareatha H. Clay, discovered that their family's roots extended deep into Texas history. The mother and daughter have made some history of their own, recently becoming the first blacks to be inducted into a 112-year-old organization known as the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. "It's nice to be the first, but we don't want to be the only ones," said Lareatha, 45, a management consultant, adding that she wants "other blacks to start researching their history." To become a member of this...
  • Daughters of Republic of Texas accept first black member

    06/03/2003 7:08:15 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 6 replies · 310+ views
    Daughters of Republic of Texas accept first black member By The Associated Press (6/02/03 - AUSTIN) — After more than a century of existence, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas has admitted its first black member. Lareatha Clay, a Dallas businesswoman, was recently accepted by the lineage-based society, which operates the Alamo and several other historic sites in the state. Clay, who is also a commissioner of the Texas Historical Commission, has asked that her mother also be accepted by the DRT. According to the historical commission, Clay and another commissioner learned during a visit to the Alamo...
  • Juan Linn's rifle to go on display

    02/10/2004 1:39:32 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 214+ views
    Victoria Advocate ^ | February 10, 2004 | Greg Bowen
    A priceless relic of Victoria's history, the Plains rifle once carried by Juan Linn, the city's last Mexican-rule alcalde and first Republic of Texas-era mayor, has been found, restored and will soon be put on public display. Gary Dunnam, Victoria County's heritage director, gave those attending Monday morning's meeting of county commissioners court the first public peek at the restored muzzleloader. "This is Juan Linn's rifle," Dunnam said as he pulled the long, iron-barreled antique from a modern-day camo-print case and handed it to the commissioners for their inspection. "It is a significant artifact which reminds us of one of...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of San Jacinto (4/21/1836) - Jan. 22nd, 2004

    01/22/2004 12:00:26 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 119 replies · 6,071+ views ^ | 1947 | Louis Wiltz Kemp
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Sam Houston - Dec. 22nd, 2003

    12/22/2003 12:00:09 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 185 replies · 3,464+ views ^ | Thomas H. Kreneck
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family...