Archive for February 11th, 2013

State Parks: Texas Independence Celebration

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Washington-on-the-Brazos: Party Time

Washington-on-the-Brazos: Party Time

This is Passport to Texas

This year marks the 177th Anniversary of Texas Independence, and we’ll be celebrating at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Our SP Guide, Bryan Frazier has details.

53— Washington –on-the-Brazos, State Historic Site is one of the flagship historic sites in Texas as it relates to Texas independence. And, a lot of people are familiar with some of the others – like the Alamo – and the rich history that’s there. But, Washington-on-the-Brazos is very significant as well. In fact, it’s direct relationship with the Alamo was to allow people to have time to get to Washington –on-the-Brazos to convene a congress and declare independence back in the 1830s. And we’re doing the Texas Independence Celebration on March 2nd & 3rd, and it’s the only weekend of the year that has free access for everyone. And there’ll be music; there’ll be food vendors there with things for sale. And this year we’re also going to have troubadour, Craig Toungate doing a one man show based on actual letters and journals from the Texas revolution. You can find out more at

Thanks, Bryan.

That’s our show for today…with funding provided by Chevrolet, supporting outdoor recreation in Texas; because there’s life to be done.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.