Fellow-Citizens of Texas: The enemy are upon us. A strong force surrounds the walls of the Alamo, and threaten that garrison with the sword... Now is the day, and now is the hour, when Texas expects every man to do his duty. Let us show ourselves worthy to be free and we shall be free. -Henry Smith, Washington - March 2, 1836
Though our great state only existed as an independent Republic for nine years, our patriotism and pride in our Texas Founding Fathers and their vision still remains. I invite you to read the comments made by Dr. Steven Hardin on The Myth & Meaning of Texas Independence.
- John Steinbeck
Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession.
Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.