Vol MMXIV, No 356
December 22, 1835
Austin at Velasco, calls for Texas Independence
Born This Date
Lady Bird Johnson is born in Karnack
On this date in 1912, Claudia Alta Taylor, was born at Karnack, north of Marshall. She will marry Lyndon B Johnson, and adopt the nickname "Lady Bird".
Austin wants Independence
On this date in 1835, as the General Council is meeting at San Felipe with Mexican officials to resolve Texas' grievances, Stephen F Austin speaking at Velasco, calls for Independence. Austin is preceded by only two days by a declaration for Independence passed by residents of Goliad. Word of these calls for Independence reaches San Felipe, and soon, what Federalist support the Texans had in their struggles for Mexican Statehood dwindle away. Within weeks, Texas will be at war for their Independence from Mexico.