Monday, April 21, 2014

~ Texas History ~

Today is Monday, April 21, 2014 

Today in Texas History
1836 - General Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto (near present-day Houston). This 18-minute battle decided the independence of Texas. I love being a Texan.

1873 - The Texas state legislature repealed the law authorizing the State Police. At least thirty-six State Police members became Texas Rangers. The Real Texas Rangers...not the baseball team, although both sets of Rangers share today as an anniversary in their history.

1888 - The Texas State Capitol in Austin opened to the public. Construction was not complete at the time of the opening. Love our state capitol building. 

1906 - Frank Hamer enlisted in the Texas Rangers. He was successful in his assignment to track down the high-profile outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.   
1942 - The first group of internees arrived at the Kenedy Alien Detention Camp near Kenedy, Texas. The camp was converted into a prison of war camp on October 1, 1944.  

1972 - The Texas Rangers beat the Angels, 7-6, before a crowd of 20,105 in first game for the franchise at Arlington Stadium.  

1993 - The first episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger" aired on CBS.  
Texas Quote
Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."
~ George W. Bush


  1. hooray for texas-proud!!!!!!!

    love that george bush quote!!!!!

  2. Hi Pat - We lived in Texas for one year to the day and enjoyed it but we are Okies at heart. It's interesting to read all of the facts about this day in history. I am new to your blog and your newest follower.


  3. Love proud Texans and LOVE that quote by George Bush!!!! xo Diana

  4. I love the quote by G.W Bush. Great!

    We visited your great State in 2012! We had a wonderful time. We loved touring your amazing Capitol. Well done and the museum is great for kids.

  5. Thanks for all the Texas history, Pat. I loved the quote by G. W. Bush!! I hope you had a blessed Easter. xo

  6. Texas IS pretty awesome, isn't it? Proud to be a Texan. :)

  7. Hi Pat, such a great history lesson. It's always interesting to find out about different places. xo

  8. The Texans I know are all proud of their Texas roots.

    I have only been to Texas once- a conference in Dallas. I still want to visit Fredricksburg and San Antonio.

  9. Wonderful post! Another proud and happy Texan here (hill country, woo hoo!) - I spent 23 years in 'exile' in Arizona, and was so happy to move back 3 years ago. Texas Forever!



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