Portrait: Samuel Houston (1844): After leading the Texas Army to victory of the Mexicans and becoming the first president of Texas, Houston became a tireless advocate for annexation by the United States.

Artifacts from the Republic of Texas (1836-1845)

Portrait: Samuel Houston After leading the Texas Army to victory of the Mexicans and becoming the first president of Texas, Houston became a tireless advocate for annexation by the United States.

Did you Know? A young Abraham Lincoln found the Texans' fight for independence so inspiring that he sat down and rewrote the Texans treaty with mexico by hand.

Artifacts from the Republic of Texas (1836-1845)

Believe it or not, there was a time – probably we Texans came up with Dr Pepper and Shiner Bock – that not everyone was so keen on the then newly-

This 1837 map of the Republic of Texas was one of the first produced showing the new nation of Texas and its foreign ally, the United States.

Artifacts from the Republic of Texas (1836-1845)

Premium Thick-Wrap Canvas Wall Art Print entitled Vintage Map of Texas with Parts of the Adjoining States, None

'Remember the Alamo!' The Alamo fell to the Mexican Army on March 6, 1836. While a staggering defeat at the time, the massacre was anything but demoralizing. Sam Houston's Texas Army caught their foes napping only a month and a half later at the Battle of San Jacinto, and with "Remember the Alamo" as their rallying cry defeated the Mexicans and won their independence.

Artifacts from the Republic of Texas (1836-1845)

10 historic places to visit in Texas - beyond the Alamo - nice trips for the whole family.

Anti-Texas Meeting?  This was one of dozens - if not hundreds - of notices from anti-Texas annexation meetings that took place around the United States after Texas won its independence from Mexico. Most of those who opposed Texas joining the union did so based on Texas' pro-slavery status.

Artifacts from the Republic of Texas (1836-1845)

Believe it or not, there was a time – probably we Texans came up with Dr Pepper and Shiner Bock – that not everyone was so keen on the then newly-

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How Houston's '80s, '90s kids spent their summer vacations

How Houston's kids spent their summer vacations

Can anyone read sheet music? "The Flag of Texas, a national song" was composed "in honour of the Glorious Victory on the 21 of April 1836, and respectfully dedicated to General Sam'l Houston" by A. F. Winnemore shortly after Texas won its independence.

Artifacts from the Republic of Texas (1836-1845)

Can anyone read sheet music? "The Flag of Texas, a national song" was composed "in honour of the Glorious Victory on the 21 of April and respectfully dedicated to General Sam'l Houston" by A. Winnemore shortly after Texas won its independence.

20 unique baby names for kids from Houston

Even more unique Houston-themed baby names

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The weird and beautiful art of vintage firecracker labels

Jeff Staton is a fan of vintage firecracker packaging art and has collected hundreds of examples of labels from around the world. The labels range from the fantastical to the absurd. Most are crudely drawn with animal motifs or carry patriotic themes.

This is what it's really like to be on HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' - Houston Chronicle

This is what it's really like to be on HGTV's 'Fixer Upper'

Waco couple Rachel and Luke Whyte got the Gaines treatment on their "Fixer Upper" and dished about what it was like to be on the show.


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