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Battle of San Jacinto event canceled for Texas plant cleanup

LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — Organizers say an annual event marking the Battle of San Jacinto and re-enactment of the fight for Texas independence has been canceled amid continuing cleanup from a Houston-area chemical plant fire.

The nearby Intercontinental Terminals Company tank farm exploded and burned on March 17.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department says the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in La Porte (luh-PORT’) remains closed and the April 21 ceremony is canceled. The Battleship Texas site also remains closed.

The April 21, 1836, Battle of San Jacinto was a major victory for Texas seeking its independence from Mexico.

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This story has been corrected to show the battle was in 1836, not 1936

Associated Press

Associated Press

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