San Jacinto

The San Jacinto Battlefield Will Glow with Luminarias on Saturday to Honor Texans Killed in Battle

November 10, 2021 | By Matt Joyce

The glow of 21,500 luminarias will brighten the grounds of the San Jacinto Battlefield in La Porte this Saturday, Nov.

San Jacinto Day Ceremony Cancelled for First Time in 80 Years

April 18, 2019 | By TH Staff

Organizers of the annual Official Observance of San Jacinto Day at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in La Porte have cancelled this year’s event because of ongoing cleanup and closures related to the March 17 chemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Co.

‘Conquer or Perish:’ The story of the San Jacinto Monument

March 10, 2014 | By Jennifer Nalewicki

When Houston Businessman Jesse H. Jones approached the federal government for money to help build the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, it took a little ingenuity to get Uncle Sam to open his wallet.

Where Independence Was Won

August 12, 2009 | By Charles Lohrmann

What would Sam Houston say if he laid eyes on the San Jacinto Monument today? The height of the tower certainly inspires, and the majesty of the soaring octagonal tower is formalized by the 1,800-foot-long, 8.4-acre reflecting pool.

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