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This Day in Texas History: Day Eight of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day Eight of the Siege of the Alamo Tuesday March 1, 1836 Thirty-two reinforcements from Gonzales arrive. General Sesma advances towards Goliad to seek out Texian reinforcements coming to the aid of the Alamo. Finding none, he returns to Bexar. The Alamo’s 12-pound gunnade fires two shots, one of them hitting…
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This Day in Texas History: Day Five of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day Five of the Siege of the Alamo Saturday February 27, 1836 The fifth day of the siege was again cold with temperatures ranging in the 30s. Having exhausted their own supplies, the Mexicans pillaged Bexar of foodstuffs and perishables. When they in turn depleted these, they sent troops to…
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This Day in Texas History (redux)

This Day in Texas History (redux): <but wait… There’s More!> February 02, … 1947: Actress and model, Farrah Fawcett is born in Corpus Christi.                       1856: The Texas legislature grants Dallas a town charter. Dr. Samuel Pryor, elected the first mayor, headed a town government…
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This day in Texas History: Presidio County Established

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Presidio County established January 03, 1850 On this day in 1850, Presidio County was established from Bexar Land District with Fort Leaton as the county seat. The area around the present town of Presidio on the Rio Grande, known as La Junta de los Ríos, is…
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This day in Texas History: Texans assault Mexican garrison at Béxar

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Texans assault Mexican garrison at Béxar December 05, 1835 On this day in 1835, the Texas revolutionary army began its assault on the Mexican garrison at San Antonio de Béxar. Ben Milam and William Gordon Cooke gathered more than 300 volunteers to attack the town…
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