Jose Francisco Ruiz, left, and his nephew, Jose Antonio Navarro, were the only native-born Texans to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence. They were born in San Antonio under Spanish rule.
Jose Francisco Ruiz, left, and his nephew, Jose Antonio Navarro, were the only native-born Texans to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence. They were born in San Antonio under Spanish rule. TexasTejano.com Courtesy
Jose Francisco Ruiz, left, and his nephew, Jose Antonio Navarro, were the only native-born Texans to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence. They were born in San Antonio under Spanish rule. TexasTejano.com Courtesy

When Texas declared independence, these 2 proud native Texans were there

February 27, 2018 12:34 PM

About Bud Kennedy

Bud Kennedy

@budkennedy

Bud Kennedy is a homegrown Fort Worth guy who started out covering high school football here when he was 16. He went away to the Fort Worth Press and newspapers in Austin and Dallas, then came home in 1981.

Since 1987, he's written more than 1,000 weekly dining columns and more than 3,000 news and politics columns. If you don't like what he says about politics, read him on barbecue.

Email Bud at bud@star-telegram.com