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What You Should Know (and Celebrate) About Texas

On March 2nd, 1836, Texas formally declared its independence from Mexico. In fact, this upcoming date also marks Texas Flag Day and Sam Houston Day. To honor this anniversary, we are taking a moment to share Texas history facts and why the Lone Star State is worth celebrating.

Texas History Facts:

  • Texas was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845.
  • Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by treaty.
  • The first country music radio broadcast was on Fort. Worth’s WBAP. Fact: Did you know that Rebecca Creek has its own radio station to support local artists?
  • The popular “Don’t mess with Texas” slogan started as an anti-littering campaign.
  • The first rodeo was held in Pecos, Texas in 1883.
     

Why is Texas worth celebrating?

Speaking of the first rodeo — this is one of the many reasons why Texas is unique and worth celebrating. From the mutton busting to fried foods and live music shows — everyone can find something to enjoy. You also have the opportunity to walk the grounds, and see all the different livestock. If you get the chance to go, we highly encourage it. In fact, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is happening right now until February 28th. If you’ve fallen in love with the rodeo, make a trip to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, happening next month!

This March 2nd, raise a glass and toast to Texas independence and everything that makes Texas the Lone Star State (like Rebecca Creek Whiskey). If you’re in San Antonio, you can also go to the Alamo for the “Battle of the Alamo Commemoration” event that includes a special showing of John Wayne’s classic The Alamo — don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chair!

What are you doing for Texas Independence Day?

Wet your whistle at Rebecca Creek Distillery. Take a tour and discover the distillation process and the 1,000-gallon Christian Carl copper pot we use to make our crafted spirits. Every tour comes with a sampling in our tasting room, and after the tour, you can sit back and enjoy refreshing cocktails made with Rebecca Creek.