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Preservationists eye short-lived Republic of Texas diplomatic sites in DC

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers have taken a small but significant step toward building a memorial in the nation’s capital to the long-forgotten diplomatic efforts of the Republic of Texas, the independent country that became the Lone Star State.

A House subcommittee on Wednesday marked up a bill by Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, to authorize a commemorative work to that history, probably on or near the National Mall.

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