Vol 8, No 128
May 7, 1824
Texas and Coahuila become one State
Texas denied Statehood
MEXICO CITY (1824)
In 1824, as the new Mexican Constitution was evolving, pieces were being enacted into law. One provision enacted on this date in 1824, forced Texas and Coahuila into becoming a single Mexican state until Texas could sustain enough population to become its own state. That meant that Texas would NOT get it's own Senators to the Mexican Congress, but share Senators and Congressmen with Coahuila.
Settlers in Texas, who had willingly become Catholic, who had taken oaths to become Mexican Citizens, who had brought commerce and wealth to the region, and who served Mexico as loyal subjects, were still being treated like outsiders, tolerated rather than respected. Efforts to acknowledge the growing population of Texas, and establish it's independent statehood failed, eventually leading to conflicts with Mexican authorities, and the Texas Revolution.
Barbara Jordan gets nomination to Congress
On this date in 1972, Barbara Jordan, the first black woman ever to serve as Texas state senator, won the Democratic Party nomination for U.S. Congress in her home district. She had been a Texas senator for four years.