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20180308 Texas Independence Day 035Learn about the early days of Texas through historical reenactments at the Texas Independence Celebration that takes place in San Benito March 10 at the San Benito Fair Grounds on FM 510 and Cesar Gonzalez Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The celebration kicks off on March 10-11 with an IBCA Sanctioned Cook-Off, where brisket, pork spare ribs, chicken and desserts will be prepared. Judging will take place Saturday afternoon.

The gates will open Saturday at 10 a.m. and opening ceremonies begin at 11 a.m.

The first reenactment, the Battle of Gonzalez, is scheduled for 12 p.m. At 2 p.m. the reenactment of the Battle of the Alamo will take place. At 4 p.m. the reenactment of the Battle of San Jacinto will be performed. The reenactors will be dressed in period attire representing the Mexican troops under President General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and the Texians, who were residents of Mexican Texas and later the Republic of Texas.

Events will conclude with an invitation for viewers to “sign” the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico.

While the event is free, there is a $5 parking charge on the fairgrounds. For more information, contact Wayne Powell at (956) 245-4643 or Jack Ayuob at

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