Happy Texas Independence Day, Y’all!
Since I’m launching a brand new website, AND we happen to be a Texas based Real Estate Team, AND today happens to be March 2nd, shouldn’t the first blog post be about Texas Independence?? Yes, we actually celebrate this, not only here in Austin, TX, but anywhere in the world there is a true Texan, I’ll bet they took the chance to toast our great state.
So, Texas was it’s own country at one time? ABSOLUTELY!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The Texas Declaration of Independence was the formal declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico in the Texas Revolution. It was adopted at the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 2, 1836, and formally signed the following day after mistakes were noted in the text.
In October 1835, settlers in Mexican Texas launched the Texas Revolution.
However, within Austin, many struggled with understanding what was the ultimate goal of the Revolution. Some believed that the goal should be total independence from Mexico, while others sought the reimplementation of the Mexican Constitution of 1824 (which offered greater freedoms than the centralist government declared in Mexico the prior year). To settle the issue, a convention was called for March 1836.
This convention differed from the previous Texas councils of 1832, 1833, and the 1835 Consultation. Many of the delegates to the 1836 convention were young men who had only recently arrived in Texas from the United States, in violation of the immigration ban of April, 1830, although many of them had participated in one of the battles in 1835. The only two known native Texans to sign are Francisco Antonio Ruiz and Jose Antonio Navarro. Most of the delegates were members of the War Party and were adamant that Texas must declare its independence from Mexico. Forty-one delegates arrived in Washington-on-the-Brazos on February 28.
Read the full story on the Wikipedia page.
Now, of course, this is a state with a booming, multi-faceted economy, amazing climate (for those of us that like the heat), and great culture throughout the many large cities.
And don’t forget the beautiful landscapes:
Are you ready to call Texas home?
Marty Kelly is a Texas Real Estate Broker and Owner of The Texas Homes and Land Team at Keller Williams Realty, which is a full service Professional Real Estate Team with offices and representatives across all of Texas’ major cities including Austin and its surrounding suburbs of Cedar Park, Round Rock, Georgetown, Leander, etc.
Marty Kelly, Broker, Team Owner
Texas Homes & Land Team @ Keller Williams Realty