READY TO CELEBRATE TEXAS INDEPENDENCE?
Today is Texas Independence Day — marking the day in 1836 when Texas adopted its Declaration of Independence. Today is also the last day to vote for the most Texan of all Texans in our online poll. Your votes in our bracket resulted in a final four of Tom Landry, Lady Bird Johnson, Audie Murphy and George Strait. (Yes, somehow Willie Nelson lost in the quarterfinals.)
Memorial service: A memorial service remembering the Texas Revolution will be held at the Texas State Cemetery at 9 a.m. today.
Capitol celebration :An independence celebration will begin in the Capitol Rotunda at noon today. Parade on Saturday: The annual parade up Congress Avenue from Lady Bird Lake to the Capitol will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Alamo remembrance Sunday: Names of those who died defending the Alamo will be read in a ceremony 2 p.m. Sunday at the “Heroes of the Alamo” monument on the Capitol grounds.
GET YOUR TEXAS ON
Austin360 has a Texas travel bucket list and 180 things we love about Texas. Plus, vote online for the “most Texan of them all.”
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