On March 2, 1836 Texas officially broke away from Mexico, forming the Republic of Texas. 176 years later we are still celebrating this day as Texas Independence Day. So to honor the beloved state Travaasa Austin would like to highlight 5 things that they love most about the state of Texas.

Texas originates from the Hasinai Indian word “tejas” which means friends or allies.

Austin, TX is the live music capital of the world. (Photo Credit: Justin Wright)  

Texas is the state of six flags: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States and the United States.

Everything is bigger and better in Texas.