by Pudge Willcox
CCHC Publicity Chair


On June 9, 2007, the Chambers County Historical Commission will sponsor the 175th Celebration of the battle at Fort Anahuac. The short battle, which occurred in 1832, is said to be the first disturbance between the Anglos and the Mexican Army and eventually led to the war for Texas independence.

The Celebration will begin with a Grand Parade starting at 9:00 am at the Chambers County Courthouse and ending at Fort Anahuac Park. Judge Jimmy Silvia will serve as Parade King and former County Judge Alma Lois Turner will be the Queen. Floats of all kinds will be welcome and anyone wishing to enter the parade can contact Susan Roshto or Tammy Hale to enter. Anticipated entries will be the Shriners, the Houston Camp of the Buffalo Soldiers, a bag pipe band, Jim Sterling, III with a brass band, as well as the Texas Army.

The festivities in the park will feature guest speaker, Sam Houston, IV, descendent of Gen. Sam Houston and noted Texas Historian. The Texas Army will also perform a reenactment of the battle in full battle dress of the period. A variety of booths will be available for food and crafts and the Historical Commission will conduct an auction.

The various committees are making final preparations for the event and the public is encouraged to participate and attend the celebration. For more information, contact Bob Wheat, Historical Commission Chair at 409-267-6599

April 23, 2007

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