One-hundred-seventy-seven years ago today Texas declared its independence from Mexico.
On march 2nd 1836 59 delegates worked overnight to write the Texas Declaration of Independence during the Texas revolution.
Senator John Cornyn released a statement about the special day.
"As Texans we have much to be proud of and many to thank for making the Lone Star State the best state in the nation to raise a family and run a business. May God bless you and yours and may he continue to bless Texas," he said.