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Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013

The Heart of Texas Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will hold their next meeting at noon, April 8, 2013, at the Patio on Church Street. Attired in their Republic of Texas finery, the ladies will feature a special “Early Texas” menu and a historical program, “Something’s Funny about the Battle of San Jacinto”, by Shelly Perkins. Reservations may be made with Shelly Perkins at 325-597-2565 or shellperk@aol.com. The cost of the luncheon will be $12, all inclusive.

The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texian Army engaged and defeated General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s Mexican army in a fight that lasted only 18 minutes. Santa Anna, the President of Mexico, was captured the following day and held as a prisoner of war. Sam Houston became a national celebrity, and the rallying cry, “Remember the Alamo!” became etched into Texas history and legend.

Applications for the 2013 Scholarship are still available from High School Guidance Counselors at Brady, Rochelle and Lohn High Schools. The scholarship is available for students desiring additional education after high school — at college or a trade school. Requiring a short essay and two (2) references, the applications must be received by June 15. Additional information is also available from Scholarship Chairman Cynthia Quinn at 325-456-7690 or email at cynquinn@hotmail.com.

The DRT is an organization whose purpose is: to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas, to encourage historical research of the earliest records of Texas, and to foster the preservation of its documents, and relics. Inquiries about membership may be directed to President Sheila Van Zant at 325-344-5423 or to Registrar Jerry Wilkinson at 325-597-2456. Their programs and meetings are always open to the public. Information is also available on the official DRT website, www.drtinfo.org and at the local chapter email address, heartoftexas@drtinfo.org.

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