Journey to Texas independence came through Columbus Posted in: Columbus After learning the bad news of the fall of the Alamo, the massacre at Goliad, and watching the streaming of Texicans to the safety of the Sabine River, Houston had already decided to postpone his confrontation with Santa Anna. On March 27, 1836, from his ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!