Texas Independence Day Celebration - 2018 Schedule of Events


$10 for students and general public.

$40 for teachers

(SBCISD Administration Bldg. School Board Room)

Texas History Symposium Agenda

8:30 - 8:50 AM        Welcome and Registration

8:50 - 9:00 AM        Elizandro Muñoz, Master of Ceremonies

9:00 - 10:00 AM      Dr. Joseph Chance:

                               “The Battle of Bexar (San Antonio)”

10:00 - 11:00 AM     Dr. Trinidad Gonzales:

                                “Texas Constitution in Perspective:

                                Rights and Race”

11:00-12:00 Noon   Dr. Jamie Starling: “The Cordova


12:00 - 1:00 PM      A TEJANO LUNCH

                                Pan de Campo and Chile con Carne

1:00 - 2:00 PM        Manuel Hinojosa: “History Rediscovered

                                with metal detecting at the Battle of San



$5 Parking Per Vehicle (San Benito Stock Show Fairgrounds)

8:00 AM    LIVE Music: DJ Franko & Cooker’s Meeting

9:00 AM    Market Days, MUSIC: SBCISD Mariachi del Sol

10:00 AM  Lone Star Dream Musical performed by Ed Downs

                 Elementary students

11:00 AM  Commencement Ceremony & Presentation

                 of Colors - The San Benito Naval JROTC

11:15 AM  Invocation - Rev. Michael Fulk

11:20 AM  Proclamation - San Benito Mayor Ben Gomez

11:25 AM  Key Note Speaker: Elizandro Muñoz

11:30 AM  Resigning of Texas Declaration of Independence

12:00 PM  Battle Reenactment: Battle of Gonzales

                 Narrated by Jack Ayoub

12:30 PM  Art Show Awards

1:00 PM    BBQ Cook-off Judging begins

2:00 PM    Battle Reenactment: Battle of the Alamo

                 Narrated by Jack Ayoub

2:30 PM    LIVE Music: Roy Solis

4:00 PM    Battle Reenactment: Battle of San Jacinto

                  Narrated by Jack Ayoub

4:30 PM    LIVE Music: Ramon Lucio y Conjunto Dominates,

                 SBCISD Conjunto Estrella

5:30 PM    BBQ Cook-off Winners Announced


San Benito Fair Grounds

FM 510 & Cesar Gonzalez Parkway

San Benito, Texas 78586

Addmission: $5.00 Parking Fee

Texas Heritage Independence Celebration Association  •  402 E. Harrison, Suite B, Harlingen, Texas 78550  •  956-367-3155  Fax: 956-428-6990