Runaway Scrape – News quickly spread throughout Texas concerning the fall of the Alamo and Goliad. Many people fled east towards Louisiana in fear of Santa Anna’s army attacking them. The fall and spring brought heavy rains and cold fronts that made it very difficult for people to travel. The weather also affected the Texas and Mexican armies as they crossed rivers (e.g., Colorado, Brazos and Trinity). During this time, Houston grew his army while Santa Anna split his forces.