Today Texas turns a sprightly 182 years young. It was on March 2, 1836, with the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence, settlers in Mexican Texas officially broke ties with Mexico and formed the most bad ass state in the union.
In the wake of any tragic event, it seems pretty instinctive for people to say they're sending "thoughts and prayers" to victims. But as some of the survivors of the recent Florida school shooting eluded to, that's not cuttin' it anymore. It's time to do more.