Ok, so I'm a little late posting this. I had every intention of doing so Sunday, but as you see, it's now Thursday and I'm looking like a Texan who can't remember her state's history. For those of you not from around these parts, March 2 is Texas Independence Day and March 6 marks the end of the Battle of the Alamo; the entire Texian forces stationed there being killed by General Santa Anna and his Mexican forces during the 13 day seige.
I guess you could say I'm one of those proud Texans that people from other states think are a bit wacked when it comes to how much pride they have in their state. Maybe I am a bit wacked, but in the case of Texas Independence Day, I have a personal interest; a familial interest. My great great great great uncle Sam Houston signed the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836 and headed the volunteer army that defeated Santa Anna several weeks later at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. This defeat forced Santa Anna to sign the Treaty of Velasco, thus securing Texas' independence.
Further information - if you're interested.
Texas Declaration of Independence