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It's Texas Independence Day

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    Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Texas ... Happy birthday to you.

    Welcome to Texas Independence Day -- going back to 1836.

    177 years ago, on March 2, 59 delegates worked overnight to write the Texas Declaration of Independence during the Texas Revolution.

    Texas declared it independence from Mexico.

    The event happened at what's now Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park. The 293-acre state park is holding a festival this weekend to help commemorate the signing of the

    Texas Declaration of Independence.

    The two-day festival features music, historic demonstrations and reenactments.

    On the Net:

    www.birthplaceoftexas.com