March 2 is Texas Independence Day

By: Conroe Today Staff
| Published 03/02/2015


TEXAS - Texas celebrates its 179th year of independence today, March 2. On this day in 1836, Texas officially declared its independence from Mexico with a unanimous vote, and became a republic. The official declaration was signed by 59 delegates

Texas joined the United States on Dec. 29, 1845, becoming the 28th state.