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Celebrating Texas Independence Since 1836

Over the weekend, I noted the oft-overlooked holiday of Patriots Day. Well, a reader writes in to remind me that today is San Jacinto day, celebrating the day Texas won its independence from Mexico.

“Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.”

— General Sam Houston

Well, I think we can all raise a Shiner Bock and thank God for that.

UPDATE: A reader informs me that my headline is confusing because Texas Independence Day is celebrated on March 2nd. Duly noted, but I think considering that San Jacinto was the final battle of the Texas Revolution where Texas won its independence, we’ll call the headline confusing but nonetheless accurate.

UPDATE II — from a reader:

This native Texan and devoted Cornerite would like to add that the battle of San Jacinto lasted all of 18 minutes. How’s that for shock and awe?

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