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Page 4C N~ + Hays Free Press • January 19 2011 χ W~Men Antonio Canales roclalmed northeastern exico a separate and sovereign nation on Jan. 19, 1840, the revolt was already on its last legs. The humiliating loss of Texas in 1838 forced Santa Anna to put his grand ambitions on hold. Although his Centralist comrades maintained a tight grip on the political reins, the amazing success of the Lone Star Revolution provided an invigorating tonic for the Federalist opposition. Two years later the struggle for while the getting was good. The exile sought sanctuary in the very country whose creation he had once criticized. Like most Federal- ists, Canales turned his back on Texans as soon u they charted an independent course, but he had tire gall three years later to take refuge in their republic. Canales was given a hero's wel- come in predominantly Mexican San Antonio. President Mirabeau Lamar cautiously kept his official distance but clearly sympathized with the THIS WEEK IN HISTORY SamuelW. Jordan resigned from the Republic army to assume command of an all-Texan column numbering 225 men. The unauthorized detach- ment left for Mexico on Sept. 20, 1839. With the fierce Texans in the proved cosily for Capt. Ross, who was booted out of the frontier corps upon his return. The allegiance of many Mexicans was for sale, and half switched sides when a government general made them a better offer. Withdrawing to Laredo in January 1840, Canales picked that inauspicious occasion to announce the Republic of the Rio Grande. Mauled two months later in a disastrous battle, he once more fled to Texas. A Republic agent warned from Mexico City that the Federalists reform sprang to life. From the expatriate. disgruntled mass of grassroots rebels Two pressingconcerns pushed arose Antonio Canales, who attract- Texans into a shadow alliance with ed a large and loyal following in spite of a lack of military training. The spellbinding speaker prom- ised freedom to the miserable Mexicans of the borderlands. An eccentric, who preferred astrology to ideology, Canales put his faith in the vanguard, several engagements with "wig never remain loyal to strangers, government troops ended in victory, treachery will ever be found in their Canales. First, anyone who wanted to By December the Federalist jugger- ranks." But President Lamar il~nored overthrow Santa Anna could not be naut was poised for a strategic coup, the prophetic observation and again all bad and, therefore, deserved sup- the capture of Matamoros. came to the aid of Canales. port. Second, if the Centralists were With a momentous triumph atGalveston merchants supplied busy putting out fires at home, their his fingertips, the unpredictable arms and ammunition, and hun- vow of rec0nquedng Texas could not commander-in-chief froze. When dreds of Texans signed up for a be carried out. the defenders of Matamoros refused second invasion. With Samuel Jordan stars and consulted his horoscope With the Alamo and Goliad mas- to come out in the open and fight, before every decision, sacres painfully fresh in the Lone Star Canales decreed it would be dishon- By 1839 Santa Anna was again memory, C, analea found an abun- orable to storm the city. • the national savior after redeeming dance of grimly eager volunteers. Disgusted by the lame excuse, the himself in combat against the Freach C, apt Reuben Ross, who neglected Rangers headed for home closely atVeracruz. He crushed the Federal- " m notify his superiors, offered the followed by most of their country- ists, but Canales managed to got out services of his Ranger company, and men. The unsanctioned escapade ~1 I I I . IIII I -" '" i P ' back at the helm, the 1840 campaign began on an encouraging note with the seizure of Laredo. But a clique of Canales underlings conspired to deliver the trusting Jordan and his troops into enemy hands. A hundred and ten Texans were lured into a trap near Saltillo on Oct. 23, 1840 and attacked by a force ten times their size. Battling for their very lives, the Tex- ans escaped the ambush leaving in their wake 400 dead Centralists while sustaining only five casualties. A firm and unanimous opinion was reached almost as soon as the Rio Grande: No more dabbling in the treacherous swamp of Mexican politics! Without Texans to do his fight- ing, Car=ales abandoned his paper republic and meekly surrendered. He whined his way back into Santa Anna's good graces by blaming the terrible Texans for his seditious sins. The dictator always had a place for somebody good at groveling. Instead of a date with the firing squad, the "Napoleon of the West" rewarded Antonio Canales with the rank of brigadier general. Buy "Secession & Civil War"column collection for $14.20 and get "Out- laws & Lawmen"or "Revolution & Republic"for just SZ 10. Mail $21.30 to Bartee Halle, P.O. Box 152, Friends- wood, TX 77549 or order on-line at twith.com. J I I I I I |1 Iil I - • I II WEDNESOAY, JAN. 19 Lm. Jon boot and tense r~a~r. WEONaOOff, JAN. 28 THURSDAYS • PA,.., =la, end ,nn=, -..,- u,..,,,, of • c,,,,.,,.n C,ub. lag, 6 p.m. Benefit to help end pet i~_-~ -~ _. ~ .. " ~ ~nff~, 7 p.m. Docur~ 7 p.m. 242 HuRon, Kyle overpopulation,. Dunbar Commu- • R .on file U, w.~m,-on the It~ ~ work of iinterna- nity Center, San iamos . ]. I~.~ I~nioy .me. Oou~y~_~,.~_~ tior~ly l~]pllz~ local painter, ......... " m lmlmlz, arzms ~ cmwm. scu~ m~l tour•list. Free. Old SATURDAYS • UeeKuepmg 101, r p.m. Learn ~~ Ran Ma,'~ ed to i San "" "'" --- ---- K~ GlYI"II • English as a Second Language ~~. --, classss, 3 p.m. Kyle Community ell about bee relat pcs . q~ Chilli ,.,=...~=s yteO.~ ~, 7 p.m. (sse Marcos Public Library E~' ' ~ "' Library THURSDAY, JAN, 20 • -KY~ Ub_lr~ a.C~mm. ~lt2r S~ i~ ~ ~'hc~-u~1°~m~k!P" ~ 8hew, ~L27 KIDS 0N THE 60,.. u ~, - • • P - CldtmyRoad, Budm ' • racy, Internat and e-mail basics. ~' 5-8 Free. Kyle Public Library • ~Ul~ln', 1 p.m. Cowm ~ • ~ Wo~, 6:30 stuff 141tters for the libflBy, I1~ • League of Women Voters 24th Pui~c Library p.m. ~ Middle School, Kyfe annual Texas Wine Tasting, 6-8 : p.m. Supports voter's guide and debates. Quail Creek Country gl_1~ JAN. 23 Club, San Merocs ' ~lrO Senl~, 3~,M: • San ~ Job Corp~. AS- • Page "rumer~ Book Club, 6:30 ' A ~ support gr6~p for si~ with GED, high school p.m. Kyle Public Library pgOP!e who are gdeving the death dii~ and oollage training. Age e~ I~meone close to them. Man- 16-24. Free. 512-665-7327 • Gypsy Moon, 7 p.m. Duet per- forms jazz renditions in the style clllnCa United Methodist Church • VFW Polt 12058. Local of Django Reinhardt. San Marcos veterans of foreign conflicts are encouraged to join. Meetings 2nd Public Ubrary MONDAY, JAN. 24 and 4th Thursday. membership@ THURSDAY, JAN. 20 • Barney Live in Concert - Birth- day Bash, 3 p.m. Frank Erwin Center, Austin STORY11MES: TUESDAYS • San Marcos Ubrary Storytirne for toddlers, 10:15 a.m. • Buda Ubrary ~rytlme for tod- dlers, 10:30 a.m. • San Mercos Ubrary Storytime • K~ I.~ C~ ~dlla vfw12058.com FRIDAY, J/ L 21 L ~, 8--10 a.m. (m Jan. 20 for preschoolers, 11 a.m. • KyloUbrawCo " li ...... ' " MONOAY- AY . , - * Cla 8-I0 a.m. (see Jan. _20 Blan Pet P..dln ...... .... : .......... for details) ................. hlnoY~il~r,.~-7 p.m. Benefits 5th 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. GED, basic * ap Stoa me • Frse H~haYoga 5p.m. grades.pdngtriptoC.~.mpCh.am- skills and English Language mr ~'escnoolers, ]u:uua.m. San Marcos Public Ubrary pions. LOW-CO~t vacc0nes ano ......... shots. Hays CISD Administration L~ers (ELL), San MarcoS Public • I(yle Public Ubrery Sterytlme, • ~.yue uenea.~.=mciety, { p.m. Bldg., Kyle Ubrary ::, !0:30 a.m. and noon K~e Community Library • ~ Board Meeting and "~" ):~ Buda Public Ubrmy Sto~ytime • ,lames McMurtry, 8 p.m. ~ I, laedng, 6:30 p.m. Discus- 11~ i;~.~homeschoolers, 1:30 p.m. Texas rock and Americana music elon concerning attendenco zone • TOPS (take Off Pounds ~Mi- '~AYS singer, songwriter and guitarist. ~, Lebm-an High School Cheetham ~reet Warehouse, San -- - bly) 10 Lm. Buda Public Library :~ Mercos Ubrary Storythne Marcos lr~A~ JAN, 25 for toddlers, 10:15 a.m. TUESDAYSAND FRIDAYS :'Kyle Ubrery Bilingual Story- . Sudo~ Puzzle, from page 2C SA'IIJRDAY, JAN.22 s Hays County Commissioners time, 10:30 a.m. Court, 9 a.m. County Courthouse, • Kyle Housslzold • San Mamos Ubrery Storytirne for preschoolers, 11 a.m. • Kyle Public Ubrsry Gaming Time, 3-5 p.m. For kids 7-12 years old. Wii games, board games, computers and popcom. For more detailed information, ad- ditional event listings or to submit e calendar entry please log on to haysfreeprass.com/calendac. • HapPY ~, 8uzannell downtown Mercos • Girl ~mout Coolde Semmn • ~ Memoe Farme~ Mmkot, opens. 2-6 p.m. 104 C.M. Allen Pkwy. • Ola de Familla, 8:30 a.m.- • K~ PlmnNng and Zonklg 2 p.m. District-wide event for I~, 6:30 p.m. Pubflo Hser- Spanish-speaking families focus- ing on the request for rezoning of ing on health and community ser- property on Burlescn Road, Kyle vices Hemphill Elementary Kyle City I~1 • San Maroos River Founda- • Buds Planning =n~d Z,e~ln~ tion Hyacinth Removal Day, 9 ~ 7 p.m. Bude CRy H~ Waste DIIq~m~, noon-3:30 p.m. City of San Mercos Traffic Yard, 630 E. Hopkins, San Mercos WEDlff=Si • Frse C,,e~=~ter Cluses, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Basic lee- sons in Irltemet seerching, e-mail, Word and ~. San Marcos • Pub II II II I I I I II I I IIIll I IIIIII I I ~=~"'~-" IIII I I II 11 URSDAY, JAN, 20 • Onion Creek Senior Citizens, games at 9 elm. Lunch at noon. Buda • Une Dance Cless, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Old Kyle City Hall • IO~Z Gfne Day, 10:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Old Kyle City Hall • Alzheimer~s CaregiverSup- ~Iroup, 6-7 p.m. First United odist Chumh, San Marcos • KASZ Movla and Pol~om Night. 6-10 p.m., Old Kyle City Hall. SUNDAY, JAN. 23 • ~ fleminar, 3-5 p.m. Faith-based support group for people who are grieving the death of scmeone cloee to them. Man- chacs United Methodist Chumh IIIi III I I " AY, • ~ Sanior Zmm, 9:30 s.~ games. Lunch at noon. M,stloef and mashed pof~tO~ fumi~hed. Bring sides, ~ lind deseertL Games from 1-5 p.m. City Hail WEONI DAY, JAN. 20 • Uvo Well Exercise Claas, 9:30 a.m. Low impact chair classes for all fitness levels, $2/class, Old Kyle City Hell. • Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m. Onion Creek Senior Citizens Cen- ter, Bude • "l.=rger than I.ife" the Slory of Buok Winn, 7 p.m. Documentary on the life and work of intema- tlonai/y recognized local painter, sculptor and muralist. Free. Old Kyle City Hail II I I ""~"lil m I i ' K.a lqlr qht, e-ll p.m. U. OU City a: MONDAY & ' IEDNESDAY • Live Wd Exercise Class, 9:30 a.m. Low ~ chair classes for all fitne~ levi=, $2/class, Old Kyle City Hail RRST TUESDAY • Games of Canasta and 42, 6 p.m. Co~ $2. (295-3015) Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center, Buda FIRST WEDNESDAY • Alheimer's Ceregiver Support Group, noon, Arveda Alzheimer's Fsmily Care. 645 FM 967, Buda MONDAY, JAN. 24 THURSDAY JAN. 27 SECOND MONOM • Uve Well Exercise Class, 9:30 • Onion Creek Senior Citizens, a.m. Low impact chair classes 9 a.m. Covered dish lunch served • Kyle Quilters, 6:30 p.m., Old for all fitness levels, $2/class, Old at noon, Buda Kyle City Hall • Kyle City Hall • KJ~Z ~ Dance Clase, 9:30 • Nzheimer~ Carngiver Sup- a.m. Old Kyle City Hail SECOND TUESDAY port ~rc~up, 10 a.m. First Baptist s KASZ OIrte I~ 10:30 a.m.-5 • Kyle ~der ~, noon, Church, San Marcos p.m., Old Kyle City Hell First Baptist Church, Kyle EVIERY r.DNE DM • Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m. Onion Creek Senior Citizens Can- ter, Buda EVERY THURSDAY • The Onion Creek Senior Citizene, games 9 a.m. Lunch at noon. $4, Buda • KA~ Une Dance Class, 9-10 a.m. Games 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Kyle City Hall THIRD THURSDAY • National Aoflve and Retired Federal Employees/~mo~ation, 10 a.m., South Austin Senior Cen- ter, 3911 Manchaca Rd, Austin EVERY WBEK DAY • Kyle Meals on Wheels, Table games, 9:30 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Old Kyle City Hall Please email newsOheysfrespress~ corn or SandrsOhaysfmepress. com or mail to The Free Press, P. 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