Sunday, April 21, 2013

Texas Forces Win at San Jacinto

On April 21, 1836, Texas forces won the battle of San Jacinto, the concluding military event of the Texas Revolution.  Facing General Santa Anna’s Mexican army of some 1,200 men encamped in what is now southeastern Harris County, General Sam Houston disposed his forces in battle order about 3:30 p.m., during siesta time.  The Texans’ movements were screened by trees and the rising ground, and evidently Santa Anna had no lookouts posted.  The Texan line sprang forward on the run with the cries “Remember the Alamo!” and “Remember Goliad!”  The battle lasted but eighteen minutes.  According to Houston’s official report, the casualties were 630 Mexicans killed and 730 taken prisoner.  Against this, only nine of the 910 Texans were killed or mortally wounded and thirty were wounded less seriously [The Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association].

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Exploring History Lunch Lecture Series

The College Station Historic Preservation Committee and the Senior Advisory Committee have developed an outstanding Exploring History Lunch Lectures Series for 2013.  Please join them on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Aldersgate Church, as they present:

Native American Prehistory in the Brazos Valley
Featuring: Alston Thoms, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, Texas A &M University

The luncheon is $5.00 per person, payable at the door, and begins at 11:30 AM in the Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 2201 Earl Rudder Freeway in College Station. 

Parking is available in the main lot to the south of the building.  Enter through the main double doors, take a left, and you will be directed to the meeting room.   In case you are not familiar with this facility, it is located just north of Academy, Gander Mountain, and Dickey’s, on the frontage road between Southwest Parkway and Harvey Road. 

Reservations are required and must be made by Monday, April 15, 2013, with Marci Rodgers, Senior Services Coordinator, College Station Parks & Recreation Department, at or by calling 979-764-6351.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Spring Issue of Riding Line Available

The Spring 2013 issue of Riding Line, the newsletter of the Texas State Historical Association, is now available online. 
Featured in this issue are articles about the Association’s new officers and directors, an overview of the TSHA Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, upcoming activities, new books from TSHA Press, educational and service opportunities, and other topics relating to the history of Texas.

This latest issue of Riding Line may be read by going to the following link:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

“The Hankie Pankie Tea” in Millican

The Millican Heritage Society is hosting its ninth annual tea – The Hankie Pankie Tea – on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Community Center in Millican, Texas.

The first seating will be at 11:00 AM and the second seating will occur at 1:30 PM.  The cost of admission is $20.00 per person.

Reservations and payment are due by April 17, 2013.  For additional information and to reserve a place, call 936-825-7207.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Winter Issue of The Medallion Online

The Medallion, the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) official quarterly magazine, contains news and advice about preservation projects, Texas’ historic sites, and heritage tourism opportunities. 

Found in the Winter 2013 issue of this publication are articles and news items about exploring some of the historic forts of Texas, various programs of the Commission, the preservation of Camp Mabry, and introduction of the THC’s new website, and information about other activities of historical significance in Texas.   The current issue of The Medallion is accessible online at the Texas Historical Commission’s website at the following link:

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