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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

What is Cinco de Mayo? On May 5, 1862 the 8,000-strong French army attacked the much more poorly equipped Mexican army of 4,000 near Puebla, at the Mexican forts of Loreto and Guadalupe. The Mexicans crushed the French! Cinco de … Continue reading

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Reflecting on September 11th

With the tenth anniversary of September 11th upon us, there’s been a lot stories in the news about that tragic day. I heard a fireman who himself was trapped twice in the rubble of the twin towers lament on NPR … Continue reading

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175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution

Updated. One hundred seventy-five years ago today at Goliad, the Mexican army committed the worst atrocity of the Texas Revolution. While Santa Anna was besieging and storming the Alamo, his deputy General, José de Urrea, won the Goliad Campaign, winning … Continue reading

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Happy 175th, Texas!

Updated. Those who would no longer tolerate the dictator, Santa Anna, gathered on March 2, 1836, in a log cabin at Washington-on-the-Brazos. But these men were hardly united in their goals.

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