Texas History Month celebrated in March

With Texas Independence Day and the anniversary of the Alamo, March has become the month to celebrate Texas history. Some Texans will celebrate by learning about their ancestral ties and history or by participating in Texas-related activities. Teacher Cheryl Gold said that it is a good idea to educate students about Texas history.

“I think it’s great to get the community involved,” she said. “We have a lot of people who aren’t from Texas so that gives them a feel for Texas pride and what we are all about.”

Since Texas is the only state that entered into the U.S. by treaty instead of annexation, it retains the right to fly its flag at the same height as the national flag.

“Texas is more independent than any other state,” senior Xavier Santos said. “It’s nice to live in a state where we could be self-sufficient if we wanted to.”

Along with being an independent nation from 1836 to 1845, Austin, our Capitol, is considered to be the live music Capitol of the world.

“I’m very proud to live in the ‘Lone Star State,’ ” senior Staci Robinson said. “There’s plenty of diversity and of course, we do everything bigger in Texas.”

Brian Burns, a Texas singer and songwriter, will perform at hundreds of public and private schools to help students from grades 3 to 8 gain interest and appreciation in Texas history and music. He will also perform at a celebration in Washington on the Brazos, on March 1 and 2.

Another event taking place will be the unveiling of Montgomery county’s first life-sized bronze tribute to Dr. Charles Stewart, the designer of the Texas flag, on March 2 at 10 a.m. in Montgomery’s Cedar Brake Park. A way to celebrate from home could be to watch “The Alamo” starring John Wayne or inviting friends over to throw a Happy Birthday Texas party.