San Benito to host Independence Day Celebration

SAN BENITO — This year’s annual Texas Independence Day Celebration is expected to surpass previous years.

Officials in charge have taken it upon themselves to dedicate hours of volunteer time building a façade replica of The Alamo.

Every year is a chance to make the event bigger and better, said Chairman Marco De La Fuente.

“We want it to look as realistic as possible,” he said.

With the city’s permission, volunteers began building on the fairgrounds — spending the better part of their Saturdays building the movie-set-style façade.

The Texas Independence Day Celebration, held in San Benito was created by the Texas Heritage and Independence Celebration Association to commemorate and honor the courage of all the Texians and Tejanos who fought and died for Texas independence from Mexico.

According to historians, these brave Tejanos and Texians helped make Texas and the United States what they are today.

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