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A Nod to Some Notable Texans

School is almost back in session so to get back in the swing of things we’re sharing a short Texas history lesson. Y’all know we’re Texas Proud around these neck of the woods, so to celebrate the Lone Star State, we’re tipping our hats to a few “goode” men who helped shape Texas into the great state it is today.

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We’ll start with Stephen F. Austin, the man many history books refer to as the Father of Texas. It was Austin who led hundreds to settle in and around what is now San Antonio, Texas. He played a vital role in the settlement of Texas as well as in events before, during and after the Texas Revolution. It goes without saying, that Texas would be very different if it wasn’t for Mr. Austin. After all, our capital is named after him.

It was some Goode advise from Davy Crockett when he said, “You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas.” A Tennessee native, Crockett was nearly 50 years old by the time he made it to the Lone Star State. Crockett eventually died fighting for Texas’ Independence during the Battle of the Alamo and for that we think he deserves the title of a very Notable Texan. We’ll be raising a glass to him this weekend, as Saturday, August 17 would have been his 227th birthday.

Last and certainly not least, we’re tipping our hat to Mr. Sam Houston. Although Sam Houston was born in Virginia, also got here as fast as he couple and played a key role in shaping Texas’ history. After all, it was Sam Houston who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836 (which just so happens to also be his birthday). With that signature, Houston became the first President of the Republic of Texas. After Texas joined the United States, Houston went on to represent Texas as a U.S. Senator and eventually became a governor of our fine state. During his Governorship, Houston opposed the succession of Texas from the United States saying, “I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.”

Whether you were born and raised in Texas or are a transplant, we hope you can take a second to remember these great men who transformed a big ol’ chunk of land into one of the greatest state in America.



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