Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day March 12th

March 12th in 1836, Captain Luke A. Falvel was commissioned to lead the privateer vessel, the Flash, in service during the Texas Revolution. The same year, the battle of Refugio began, marking another significant moment in Texas’ fight for independence.

Fast forward to 2002, when Andrea Yates was convicted of murdering her five children in Houston, sparking a nationwide discussion about mental health and motherhood.