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From: James Crowley [e-mail him]
Re: Linda Thom's Column: Lessons from a Short History of Texas
Here in Houston, the new major league soccer team chose as its name "1836" to reflect the fact that the city was founded in 1836.
Ah but wait. All of a sudden, the team is going to change its name. And the reason is?
Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836 and some in Houston's large Hispanic community are offended by the reference.
The events of 1836 led eventually to annexation so I imagine that Hispanics are put out by the fact that Texas is (or at least used to be) part of the United States instead of their beloved cesspool south of the border.
This idiocy was unimaginable in the Houston of the 1950s and 1960s when I was growing up. When will we wake up and notice and Mexico is stealing our heritage and our country from us?
Of course, we have to put up with the annual Cinco de Mayo and Fiestas Patrias parades every year.