1836 Heritage

This One's for the Texpatriates

If a man is from Texas he’ll tell you. If he’s not, why embarrass him by asking? - John Gunther This quote is a great example of what it means to be a Texas expatriate (or Texpatriate). Much to the chagrin of the unfortunate souls who are native to one of the other 49 states (or heaven forbid, another country), Texas has its own mystical culture and pride that has yet to be replicated anywhere else. Texpatriates have a unique opportunity to demonstrate this fact to people who may just think of Texas culture as one of arrogance and ignorance. Texas expatriates are...

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181st Anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo

In honor of the 181st anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo, we have compiled five interesting pieces of information, some of which are fairly well known and others which are more obscure: 1. When Santa Anna’s army arrived at the Alamo, a message was given to the garrison demanding immediate surrender or else the defenders would be put to death. Col. William Barret Travis answered Santa Anna’s demands with a cannon shot – the exclamation mark to his famous “Victory or Death” letter, penned on February 26, 1836.[1] 2. Legend has it that on March 5, 1836, three days...

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Welcome to 1836 Heritage

In 1836, a Republic was born. A Republic with a fierce spirit, a burning desire for liberty, and an ingrained sense of pride and patriotism. This Republic laughed in the face of tyranny and refused to bow. To this day, it “has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.”* This Republic has a rich Heritage, which has shaped its values, its citizens, and its prominence. This Republic is Texas. This is its Heritage. Texas’s unique history has imparted a unique culture, sense of pride, and set of values upon generations of Texans. As Texans,...

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