Jane Klein, president, and Judith D’Amico, vice president, of Bosque River Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas, recently traveled to Austin for a coffee tasting and book review at the headquarters and museum of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Independence Coffee Company of Brenham, prides itself on roasting one-of-a-kind coffees and hand blending gourmet teas from the best growing regions throughout the world. The company was founded in 2003 by Ragan and Christi Bond who are both trained in selection, procurement and the roasting process. Five of their sixty coffee blends will be available for sale at the Republic of Texas Museum. With names like Alamo Dawn (a morning blend) and Come and Take It (a dark roast), these coffees are sure to be popular with everyone interested in Texas history.

The book reviewed was “Sabine Crossing: A Story of Early Texas” by Jacquelyn Thompson. Thompson, a sixth generation Texan and a descendant of the Hornsby family, researched actual events, court documents and family lore to write the story of Letty Bradley who came to what is now Texas in 1822. Thompson has won honors for her writing and has a special interest in the little known events and people of early Texas history. The book is available through Amazon or can be ordered directly from the author by e-mailing .

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas are women who are direct descendants of someone who was in Texas before statehood, Feb. 19, 1846. Members of Bosque River Chapter live in Bosque, Erath, Somervell, Hamilton, Erath and Comanche counties.