Was Texas able to shed its Confederate image?

Texas celebrated fifty years of independence in the spring of 1886. The Semi-centennial celebration included a number of parades, picnics, and speeches … mostly surrounding the famous battles at the Alamo and San Jacinto. Many of those speeches made comparisons between the Texas Revolution and the American Revolution while extolling the virtues of liberty, etc.
It was at this point that Texas began to re-invent itself into a Southwestern state as opposed to a Southern state.
Rather than talk about the defeats at Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and Appomattox … Texans focused on the symbolism of the Battle of the Alamo, the victory at San Jacinto, and its time as an independent republic (though short-lived and unintentional).
Examine this transition.How did it happen, what contributed to it, and did it work?Was Texas able to shed its Confederate image?
Some sites that might be useful:https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/late-nineteenth-century-texashttps://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/semicentennial-of-texas-independencehttps://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/is-texas-southern-western-or-truly-a-lone-star/
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