(Many Jalop things after the jump) On March 2, 1836, in response to four Mexican revolutions in six years and the revocation of Mexico's Constitution of 1824, forty-one representatives from thirteen different Texas colonies met in Washinton-on-the-Brazos and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. About a month and a half later, the Texas Army defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, captures General Santa Anna, won the war, and thus became our own Republic.

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Rather than get into a political discussion (please refrain, thanks), I'd prefer to celebrate this day with my good friends here by sharing many of the Jalop things that I love about this great state. Add anything that I missed!

Cadillac Ranch, outside of Amarillo:

Hennessey Venom GT (love it or hate it):

Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition (made in San Antonio):

Carroll Shelby:

Circuit of the Americas:

Speed Limit on SH130 Between Austin and San Antonio:

Escalade/Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon Assembly Plant, Arlington (admittedly, not very Jalop, but more "Truck Yeah"):

A Drive Through Big Bend, West Texas:

M2K Ford GT (made in Fulshear) at the Texas Mile, Beeville: