The seventh-graders’ subject was “The Legend of Jim Bowie,” a renowned Texas hero who died defending The Alamo from Santa Anna’s forces.
First- place winners in each grade receive a $100 cash prize, while second- and third-place winners receive $50 and $25, respectively. Brown Chapter of the DRT meets September through May on the fourth Monday at 10 a.m.
Chandler chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas hosted the District II Workshop in Brownwood recently.
DRT chapters from the central Texas area convened to discuss recent changes in the organization’s 106 year history as custodians of the Alamo. Thompson, attended and called on fellow members to continue the strong heritage of DRT by advocating the preservation of Texas history.
The DRT considers a person to have served the Republic if they: received land grants; were officers or privates in the Colonies or the Republic of Texas; came to Texas as one of the original settlers known as the "Old Three Hundred" who established a colony under the leadership of Stephen F.
Austin; lived in colonies established by Spain or Mexico before Texas became a republic or in colonies established by the Texas Congress after it became a republic; or became residents of Texas before February 19, 1846.
The DRT aspires to honor the memory of the men and women who helped Texas achieve independence from Mexico in 1836, and encourages research into the history of Texas.
The organization helps maintain the Alamo mission in San Antonio, site of the famous battle fought in 1836, among other historical sites in Texas.
Associate members can't hold office in the organization.
Prospective chapter members must contact the head of their local chapters and inform them that they're seeking membership.