The Heart of Texas Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 9. Their meeting room is located in the 100 block of North College Street, Brady, Texas (center door).The meeting will begin at 4:00 PM with a program by President Sheila Van Zant, also of the County Extension Offices. Van Zant will speak on “Texas Pioneer Roses”. These roses were developed by Mike Shoup of the Antiques rose Emporium which is located in Brenham, Texas. Most of these roses were named after our Texas pioneers and early naturalists. Their virtues are toughness and resiliency – much like the settlers and leaders they honor. Some Republic of Texas roses may be seen at the entrance of the DRT meeting room.After the presentation, refreshments will be served. The regular business meeting will follow.April 21, 1836, is recognized as San Jacinto Day. On this date, General Sam Houston and the Texas Army defeated Santa Anna’s Mexican troops in the Battle of San Jacinto. An annual celebration is held at the San Jacinto Monument and Battlefield. In San Antonio, and Annual Pilgrimage to the Alamo is sponsored by the Alamo Mission Chapter of the DRT. That event is always the first Monday of Fiesta Week, originally “Fiesta San Jacinto”, which includes San Jacinto Day. DRT meetings are always open to the public. Visitors are encouraged as are inquiries regarding membership and association. For further information, please call President Sheila Van Zant at 325-344-5423 or Registrar Jerry Wilkinson at 325-597-2456. Additional information may also be found on the official DDRT web site, www.drtinfo.org and by the local chapter email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.