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Old 03-02-2014, 08:42 AM
 
Location: The People's Republic of Austin
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The necessity of self-preservation, therefore, now decrees our eternal political separation. We, therefore, the delegates with plenary powers of the people of Texas, in solemn convention assembled, appealing to a candid world for the necessities of our condition, do hereby resolve and declare, that our political connection with the Mexican nation has forever ended, and that the people of Texas do now constitute a free, Sovereign, and independent republic, and are fully invested with all the rights and attributes which properly belong to independent nations; and, conscious of the rectitude of our intentions, we fearlessly and confidently commit the issue to the decision of the Supreme arbiter of the destinies of nations.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:39 PM
 
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One big whoo-hoo for the independent spirit and the fortitude of the Texans of that era. As much as I hate to say it, the significance of this has paled with the modern day Texas and it's too lax and complacent attitude of living under the Obama rule.
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Thanks for reminding me of the import of this day. Texas is 178 y/o today and Sam Houston would be 221 today as well. Happy birthday Sam....
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Bedrolls now in NM and in TX.
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Does anyone know if Texas history is still taught in Texas schools? I recall it being a significant class when I was in school in the 1950s/60s. For a Texas history text book, we used a small comic book (5"x 7"?) that was really interesting to young people. Anyone here old enough to remember that book?
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Does anyone know if Texas history is still taught in Texas schools? I recall it being a significant class when I was in school in the 1950s/60s. For a Texas history text book, we used a small comic book (5"x 7"?) that was really interesting to young people. Anyone here old enough to remember that book?
A couple of months ago I was talking to a woman while in line for some take out, who was a Texas History teacher at a near by Middle School, so the answer is yes. I asked her if the curriculum was basically the same as when I took TH back in the 70's and she said "pretty much". I'm not really sure what that "pretty much" meant, but there you have my answer.. lol
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Bedrolls now in NM and in TX.
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A couple of months ago I was talking to a woman while in line for some take out, who was a Texas History teacher at a near by Middle School, so the answer is yes. I asked her if the curriculum was basically the same as when I took TH back in the 70's and she said "pretty much". I'm not really sure what that "pretty much" meant, but there you have my answer.. lol
Thanks for the reply. I seem to remember it was Junior High when I took the course so it may indeed still be the same.

My brother says he saw one of the old Texas History comic books somewhere recently in east Texas but I'm sure few are around as they were paperback. I'll have to check out eBay. I'd like to have one.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:33 PM
 
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I know Texas history was being taught while I was in school and I graduated in 09.I think my last Texas history class was 7th or 8th grade
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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I know I am late on this one ...but HAPPY BIRTHDAY (even if belated ) -- to my Native State.

And the one and ONLY one, that is and always will be, MY HOME. As in ALL that entails...whether it be where I actually reside, or where my heart will always be.

GOD Bless Texas...and keep you brave and strong!
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Does anybody remember what day San Jacinto Day is on (I do BTW) , or even what San Jacinto Day is? I remember it actually being a holiday in the school district I went to elementary and middle school in. When the day comes I wonder if anybody will post a thread on it. We'll see.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:02 AM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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04/21 ... the first was in 1836 !
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