READY TO CEL­E­BRATE TEXAS IN­DE­PEN­DENCE?

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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.)

COM­MEM­O­RA­TION EVENTS

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.

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Austin360 has a Texas travel bucket list and 180 things we love about Texas. Plus, vote on­line for the “most Texan of them all.”

Lady Bird John­son

Audie Mur­phy

Ge­orge Strait

Tom Landry

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