83R1680 LB-D
  By: Price H.R. No. 329
         WHEREAS, March 2 marks the anniversary of that historic day
  in 1836 when residents of Texas officially declared their
  independence from Mexico, thereby giving birth to the independent
  republic that would stand on its own for more than nine years before
  becoming the 28th state of the Union; and
         WHEREAS, The proud Texans who issued the call for
  independence were members of the Convention of 1836, which met at
  Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 1 of that fateful year; as they
  gathered, the valiant defenders of the Alamo were facing off
  against the troops of Mexican ruler Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, and
  the Texas revolutionaries had reached a crucial point in their
  campaign for greater political freedom; and
         WHEREAS, Stating the views of the delegates in no uncertain
  terms, the Texas Declaration of Independence listed their
  grievances against the Mexican government and announced their bold
  conclusion: "that the people of Texas do now constitute a free,
  Sovereign, and independent republic, and are fully invested with
  all the rights and attributes which properly belong to independent
  nations"; and
         WHEREAS, Winning that independence on the battlefield would
  take another six weeks and the lives of many brave Texans, but with
  this remarkable proclamation the 59 signatories of the Texas
  Declaration of Independence had enunciated a vision of liberty,
  independence, and just government and charted a dramatic new course
  for the land they called home; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate Texas Independence Day 2013 and pay
  tribute to the immense contributions of those individuals who
  helped found the Republic of Texas.