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Star of Destiny Chapter


Katy, Texas

Organized November 11, 1993

Chapter Officers

Regent Ellen Swepston regent@katystarofdestiny.com
Vice Regent Stephanie Kinghorn viceregent@katystarofdestiny.com
Registrar Adrienne Danke registrar@katystarofdestiny.com
Membership Coordinator Lucia McDaniel membership@katystarofdestiny.com

Chapter History

The name of our chapter, Star of Destiny, honors the star emblem of Texas. the 'star of destiny' is referenced in the 3rd stanza of our state song, "Texas, Our Texas:"

"Texas, dear Texas! From tyrant grip now free,
Shines forth in splendor your star of destiny!"

Depicting the private lives of Texas hero Sam Houston and his wife Margaret Lea, Madge Thornall Roberts' book, Star of Destiny, described their meeting:

"There was a lone star shining in the sky. Houston pointed
to it and called it a 'star of destiny.' He asked
Margaret to gaze at it after he was gone
and let it remind her of him and the
lone star emblem of Texas."

The letters between Sam and Margaret during their many separations often refer to this talisman. Chapter leaders payed homage to Sam Houston when our chapter was organized in 1993 which was also the 200th anniversary of his 1793 birth.


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