Today is Texas Independence Day. No, it’s not as grand as the Fourth of July, but it’s a day when every kid who studied Texas history knows that it was a major turning point for the Lone Star State. Before oil was found or wheeler dealers played billion-dollar games, some independent-thinking types 176 years ago decided that this big piece of real estate needed to be special, a place called Texas.
On this day, we salute the people who sacrificed their lives and loves throughout the years to provide us with this one-of-kind state of mind and heart.
As the late Texas historian A.C. Greene once said, “If you were born here, moved here or want to be here, you’re a Texan.”