Category Archives: Historic Austin County

On This Day: Remember Goliad! Remember the Alamo! [VIDEO]

April 21st should hold a special place in any Texian’s heart. For it was on this day that the Battle of San Jacinto was fought on April 21, 1836. In what is present-day Harris County, Texas, this was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texian Army engaged and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s Mexican army in a fight that lasted just 18 minutes.

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Blinn Students Present Local Geographic Research At State Symposium

Blinn College students are continuing a tradition of uncovering history across the Brazos Valley. Blinn’s Geographic Society was recently invited to the 12th annual Texas Geography Student Research Symposium at Texas State University to present research on the geographic history of Independence, Texas. Located 12 miles northeast of Brenham, Independence was the first home of Austin’s Colony and Baylor University.

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