Texas now and then

This week in the Hill Country

Link & Pin Gallery, Jan 23-Feb 21

An exhibition “Print Austin Invitational: Layers”, curated by Elvia Perrin, featuring four artists using color and form with a fresh perspective and boldness. Artists: Brad Tucker, Cassie White, Joan Winter and Ken Wood.

Mariachi Caballeros, every Friday at El Sol y La Luna

Great music and delicious food. 


Yesterday’s news

Sam Houston in a stunning hat

1836     Delegates were elected to the Convention of 1836, which wrote the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the Republic of Texas. The convention met at Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 1 in near-freezing weather in an unfinished building. 59 delegates attended. Twelve were natives of Virginia, ten of North Carolina, nine of Tennessee, six of Kentucky, four of Georgia, three of South Carolina, three of Pennsylvania, three of Mexico (including two born in Texas), two of New York, and one each of Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Canada. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on March 2, and members began signing it on March 3. The convention then proceeded to the writing of the constitution and election of ad interim government officials. With the report of the approach of the Mexican army, the convention adjourned in haste in the early morning hours of March 17.



2003    The Space Shuttle Columbia broke up on reentering Earth’s atmosphere over Texas. The spacecraft was returning from its 28th mission. All seven crew members—Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William McCool, Mission Specialists David M. Brown, Kalpana Chawla, and Laurel Clark, Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson, and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon—were lost in space.

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