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Texas History

1835 - The Municipality of Gonzales passed resolutions of loyalty to Mexico.

1842 - Texas troops defeated a Mexican invasion at the battle of Lipantitlán.

1891 - Near the site of Old Velasco, the U.S. secretary of the treasury officially opened the new port of Velasco. The port is on the Brazos River a few miles upstream from the Gulf of Mexico.

1960 - A dedication ceremony was held for the new Big Bend National Park in West Texas.

Texas Quote

Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking." - George W. Bush

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