On this day in 1836, a date few native Texans, let alone the hoards of newcomers fleeing the Democrat-Obama economy, actually remember, Texas broke away from Mexico and became a republic.
Of course there was a little matter of a war to win to make it so, but that proceeded more or less apace. After looking pretty dicey at San Antonio and Goliad. But all’s well that ends well, eh? Texas became the 28th state nine years later, on Dec. 29, 1845.
Via Legacy of Texas.