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

This Day in Texas History: Day Eleven of the Siege of the Alamo Friday March 4, 1836 Santa Anna gathers his officers for a council of war. It is decided that when the final assault takes place, that they will take no prisoners. The time for the assault will be determined tomorrow. Having been consolidated…
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This Day in Texas History: Day Six of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day Six of the Siege of the Alamo Sunday February 28, 1836 Mexicans receive intelligence that 200 Texian reinforcements from Goliad are en route to the Alamo. The morale within the compound is high. According to Mrs. Dickinson, Crockett took up a fiddle and challenged John McGregor, a Scot with…
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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: Day 4 of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day 4 of the Siege of the Alamo Friday February 26, 1836 The Texians burned more jacales during the night. It soon became obvious that the Alamo’s water well would not supply the needs of a 150+ people in the garrison. They would have to obtain water from the nearby…
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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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