Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day March 17th

March 17th in 1836 when the Convention of 1836 adjourned as the Mexican army approached Washington-on-the-Brazos. This marked a pivotal moment in Texas history as tensions were rising between Texas and Mexico.

Another significant event happened in 1855 when the first law school in Texas was established at Austin College. This laid the foundation for legal education in the state and helped shape the legal landscape of Texas for years to come.

In more recent history, in 1990, the Texas Giant opened to the public at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. This iconic roller coaster has since become a staple of the amusement park and a popular attraction for visitors.