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2014
CELEBRATE TEXAS EVENTS


COMING EVENTS

Friday, February 28th
3:00 PM - Texas State Cemetery Program

Saturday, March 1st

8:00 AM - 5K Run up Congress Ave.
9:30 AM - Parade up Congress Ave.
NOON - Capitol Celebration in the Capitol Rotunda

Sunday, March 2nd

2:00 PM - Alamo Ceremony on the South Capitol Grounds CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
2:00 PM - Ceremony at the Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum

MOVED TO MONDAY, MARCH 24th DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
11:00 AM - Jay L. Johnson Memorial Celebrity Golf Tournament at Falconhead Golf Club

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2011, marked 175 years of Texas Independence.

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This Year's Flag of the Texas Revolution

The Lorenzo de Zavala Flag


"The "Zavala flag" was allegedly adopted in Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. It is usually portrayed as a blue field with a white star of five points central and with the letters "TEXAS," one letter at each star point. This description of the flag, however, is inconsistent with the journal entries of the convention for March 3, 1836, and March 12, 1836, which do not indicate that the convention accepted Zavala's design. In addition, the actual configuration of the flag is unknown because the journal does not describe Zavala's proposal of March 11, 1836, though it does state that William B. Scates's motion to add a "Rainbow and star of five points above the western horizon; and a star of six points sinking below" was accepted. "

Charles A. Spain, Jr., "FLAGS OF TEXAS," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/msf01), accessed January 17, 2014. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
For more on the Flags of the Texas Revolution visit the entry of the Handbook of Texas Online.

Col. Charles M. Yates

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