Happy Birthday TEXAS!! 169 years ago today, on Sam Houston's birthday no less, a hardy group of Texians gathered in Washington on the Brazos and freezing their asses off, wrote the Texas Declaration of Independance. Just like the founding fathers of America, the Texians literally subjected themselves to the death penalty at the hands of the Mexican government if they were ever captured. Less than 2 months later, Texas was an independent Republic and within a decade would enter the Union.
So for all Texians everywhere, let us share a toast today in honor of our State's birthday.