Saturday, March 25, 2023

Today in Texas History

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1843 - Seventeen Texans were executed at Salado, Tamaulipas, Mexico. They were chosen with a black bean lottery after being part of a mass escape attempt. The bodies were returned to Texas and buried on Monument Hill in La Grange, Fayette County.

1986 - The General Land Office received a new seal in commemoration of the Texas Sesquicentennial.

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In Texas, we have the death penalty, and we use it. That's right. If you come to Texas and kill somebody, we will kill you back.
- Ron White, comedian

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