Happy Palindromic Birthday, Texas!

DonMy wife and in-laws have (slowly) been converting me over to a slight Texas partisan, so all my Yankee brethren will have to excuse my obvious bias when I wish Texas a happy 171st birthday. I’m due down to Dallas long about November or so, so I’ll officially get to pay my respects then.
(Honey, if you’re reading this: I know your years of Texas history in school probably informed you as to the significance of March 2nd – you’ll have to excuse my ignorance, as the NJEA thought I needed to know about the culinary propensities of the Lene Lenape and how to read “banned” books far more than actual U.S. History.)