On this day in 1836, Texas became a republic. On March 1 delegates from the seventeen Mexican municipalities of Texas and the settlement of Pecan Point met at Washington-on-the-Brazos to consider independence from Mexico. George C. Childress presented a resolution calling for independence, and the chairman of the convention appointed Childress to head a committee of five to draft a declaration of independence. In the early morning hours of March 2, the convention voted unanimously to accept the resolution. After fifty-eight members signed the document, Texas became the Republic of Texas. The change remained to be demonstrated to Mexico.
I'm not a Lone Star Gal any more, and didn't even realize this was Texas Independence from Mexico, and the first of the declarations of the State's independence was voted upon by those 58 gentlemen 178 years ago (I think, counting on fingers and toes).
I know how proud my father always was to be a Texan, wearing cowboy boots through St. Louis with a smile on his face, and I assume a bit of an accent when tipping his 10 gallon hat (much less actually) to the ladies.
My mother not so much outward demonstration, after all, she was a lady. But they both moved back to Houston after they retired, to live out their lives in the humid heat which I avoid.
So glad to have been born there, lived in at least 3 of it's cities, great state.