Gonzales on display for Texas Independence week


Much like it did in history, Gonzales will play a huge role in this year’s upcoming Texas Independence celebrations. The city will both host and take part in several events spanning the next week beginning Sunday.

On Sunday, March 1 at 11 a.m., 32 volunteers from Gonzales will participate in “The Arrival of the Immortal 32” reenactment event at The Alamo. Along with the volunteers, city staff and leaders will be in attendance and The Young Texians, a group of students from Gonzales, will perform live at the event.

The city, in partnership with the Gonzales County Historical Commission, will host a Toast to Texas event on March 2 to commemorate the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The event begins 10 a.m. at Texas Heroes Square and sweet tea refreshments will be provided for the toast.

The city will also host its inaugural “The Story of Our Heroes: Immortal 32” event, also in partnership with the Gonzales County Historical Commission. The event will honor and remember the legendary Immortal 32 and the nine other Gonzaleans that answered Col. William B. Travis’ pleas for reinforcements during the siege and battle at The Alamo. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Gonzales Memorial Museum.

All of these are open to the public and free to attend.