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Shara Fryer

THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

 
THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS
Posted April 21st, 2014 @ 8:57am

Newer Texans are sometimes taken aback by the constant observances and pride of older Texans in this place. But you see, it’s a legacy.  And it’s a legacy that’s taught.

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On San Jacinto Day, our Houston’s Morning News team wondered how many states require school children to study the history of their state, not just in passing, but for 2 full semesters?  At least, that’s what it was in my childhood. I like it.  Pride and attitude are the takeaway, but also a sense of responsibility to continue the daring, the vision, the resourcefulness, and the fortitude of those who built the Republic and the State of Texas.  Our teachers not teaching the test, but teaching Texan.

The result, as John Steinbeck put it, “Texas is a state of mind”.

 

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