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Was Jean Lafitte The First President of Texas?

When his last rival worthy of the name fled Galveston for a healthier climate on July 21, 1817, the self-proclaimed “President of Texas” consolidated complete control of the island.

That’s how “This Week in Texas History” for Wednesday, July 16 through Tuesday, July 22 starts.  If you want to find out how it ends, you’ll have the read the column for yourself in your local newspaper or with a private email subscription available on this web site.