Contact Us

“Come and Take It” Celebrates Beginning of Texas Revolution

Come and Take It Cannon

Oct. 2, 1835, marked the beginning of the Texas Revolution with the firing of the first shot near Gonzales, in modern-day Cost. The shot was fired by a cannon given to Gonzales by the Mexican government as protection from the Indians. Years later, in 1835, it became a part of the battle when the Mexican troops tried to take it back. The Gonzales troops, carrying a flag that read “Come and Take It” surprised the Mexican soldiers, and soon after the cannon fired, killing a Mexican soldier and starting the war. That six-pound cannon is part of the exhibit at the Gonzales Memorial Museum, 414 Smith St.

Each year Gonzales residents celebrate the historical event with the Come and Take It Festival. The festival will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday in downtown Gonzales, says the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce. It officially begins with the ceremonial firing of the first shot.

For more information about the festival, click here.

More From KIXS 108

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kixs.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KIXS FM 108 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on KIXS FM 108 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!