NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Today, the state of Texas celebrates 181 years of independence from Mexico.
Musket fired by members of the Texas Army highlighted celebrations in Nacogdoches this afternoon. It's hosted each March by the Stone Fort Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Thomas J. Rusk students ended the program with the ringing of the bell on campus 181 times.
Col. Jeffrey Opperman, Texas Army Member-
"This is a very busy time of the year," said Col. Jeffery Opperman, a Texas Army member. "I leave at five o'clock in the morning for San Antonio to participate in the Alamo ceremonies, while other members of the Texas Army are spread out. Sam Houston Park in Houston and Washington on the Brazos."
Four signers of the Texas Independence are buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery, just one of many historic sites in Nacogdoches that pertain to the birth of Texas.