NTMWD Plant Smart 2024

Happy Texas Independence Day

by | Mar 2, 2016 | Latest

Happy Texas Independence Day!

By State Senator Van Taylor

On March 2, one hundred and eighty years ago, fifty nine delegates met to draft and adopt the original Texas Declaration of Independence. This convention at Washington on the Brazos in 1836 harbored the unanimous passage of a document proclaiming Texas an independent republic from Mexico.

The signatories of the Texas Declaration of Independence formed the Republic of Texas as a result of the actions of a tyrannical government — a government that completely undermined the Constitution that it was entrusted to protect and uphold. Freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, the right to a trial by jury and many others fell victim to a regime determined to centralize power in a distant federal government.

“These, and other grievances, were patiently borne by the people of Texas, until they reached that point at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.” – Texas Declaration of Independence

On March 2, we celebrate Texas Independence Day and remember those who fought and those who died in order to guarantee us the freedoms we have today. Texas is a beacon of freedom and opportunity to our nation, and we must always fight to keep it that way. As your Senator, I am committed to preserving our rights and fighting on your behalf to ensure that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness remain unabridged.

The Declaration of Independence tells us that our rights come from God and we entrust those rights to government that “deriv[es]their just powers from the consent of the governed.” In short, I work for you. I hope you continue to reach out to me with your thoughts, ideas, or concerns. Together, we must ensure we pass on to our children and grandchildren a Texas just as free prosperous as the one we inherited.

Photos online

0 Comments

Public Notice - Subscribe

Related News

Recent gel gun incidents prompt parent warning

Recent gel gun incidents prompt parent warning

The transition from the end of the school year to the start of summer has led to a significant increase in incidents involving toy guns. According to the Wylie Police Department, in the past few weeks teens have shot Orbeez guns at each other, innocent bystanders and...

read more
Red, White and Blue Blast set for July 3

Red, White and Blue Blast set for July 3

Red, White and Blue Blast, a city of Sachse event, will feature the Party Machine band, a popular staple of the event. The band features a library of songs that range from contemporary hits to those dating back to the 1950s. A popular patriotic community event hosted...

read more
City plans for fiscal challenges

City plans for fiscal challenges

Murphy city officials have outlined a strategic budget plan to address fiscal challenges and ensure sustainable growth. The plan was discussed during a special budget work session following the council meeting on Tuesday, June 4. For more on this story see the June...

read more
Storm cleanup continuing

Storm cleanup continuing

Republic Services is still picking up brush from last month’s storms but has ended the two-week special collection that removed volume restrictions.A company official told the Monday, June 18, meeting of the Murphy City Council that Republic Services had picked up 386...

read more
Motion challenges utility district petition

Motion challenges utility district petition

A group of Collin County residents has filed a motion with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to declare the petition for the creation of Collin County Municipal Utility District (MUD) No. 7 null and void. The petition was published Tuesday, June 11,...

read more
Parker denies developer’s petition

Parker denies developer’s petition

Communities & Creeks United is protesting a development between Parker and Murphy that could include a wastewater treatment plant. The Parker City Council has refused a developer’s request to remove a 103-acre tract from the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction...

read more
Juneteenth celebration in Wylie Saturday

Juneteenth celebration in Wylie Saturday

The Juneteenth Gospel Choir rehearsing at Heaven’s Journey Fellowship Church on Friday, June 7. Celebrate freedom, and its roots in Texas, at a community gathering in downtown Wylie. A showcase of culture and heritage, Wylie’s Fifth Annual Juneteenth Celebration is 10...

read more
Spring festival options considered, Barry Young honored

Spring festival options considered, Barry Young honored

Mayor Scott Bradley proclaims May 31 as Barry Young Day in honor of his retirement as service area manager for Oncor Electric Delivery. He is joined from left, by Luke Trahan, Murphy Chamber of Commerce chair and Juli Richards, chamber executive director. Murphy’s new...

read more
Public Notice - Subscribe