Sons of the Republic of Texas
William Barret Travis Chapter

About Us

Who We Are

The Sons of the Republic of Texas, Inc. (“SRT”) consists of members who  are direct lineal descendants of those that settled the Republic of  Texas prior to February 19, 1846, when Texas merged with the United  States as the 28th state. The SRT traces its origins back to April,  1893, and the Texas Veterans Association, which was comprised of members  that actually lived in the Republic of Texas. It was incorporated as a  non-profit corporation in 1934.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the SRT shall be to perpetuate the memory and spirit of  the men and women who achieved the independence of Texas, set the young  Republic upon its high course among the nations of the world, and  finally secured its admission as a state of the United States of  America.

Our Mission

The mission of the SRT shall be to: (a)Encourage research and publication of historical  records and documents prior to and during the Republic of Texas;  (b)Foster the preservation of historic sites, documents, and artifacts,  prior to February 19, 1846; (c)Participate in community activities,  which remind the public of its Republic of Texas heritage; and  (d)Organize, promote, publicize and commemorate the observance of the  following historical dates of the Republic of Texas:

  • Texas Independence Day    March 2
  • Fall of the Alamo                  March 6 
  • Goliad Massacre                 March 27
  • San Jacinto Day                     April 21
  • Texas Ranger Day                August 5
  • Texian Navy Day  3rd Saturday in September   
  • Battle of Gonzales             October 2
  • Stephen F. Austin's Birthday November 3