Quiet Surrender Noted
November 29, 2005, 02:49 PM
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The San Francisco Chronicle is doing a border series this week, celebrating the Mexicanization of south Texas. Today's locale and subject for On the Border is "Elsa, Texas."

Along with the Spanish vocabulary words included for us ignorant gringos, we learn that Texans have already accepted a certain reconquista lite:

Many Texans draw an imaginary demarcation they call the Mexican-Dixon Line, from El Paso east to Houston, which essentially consigns heavily Latino south Texas to Mexico.