Tag Archives: Heritage

The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas

Hispanic heritage runs deep in Texas and The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas is trying to keep this heritage alive for future generations to enjoy. This past Saturday the 21st I had the opportunity to meet the center’s director Erika Arredondo-Haskins who is a long time reader of We Are Cousins. Erika gave me and my wife a quick overview…

Escandon Monument Unveiled

This past November the 18th the University of Texas Pan American now the University of South Texas unveiled the gift that John Cantu gave them. It was a life size statue of Jose de Escandon the founder of Las Villas del Norte. Jose de Escandon’s main goal was to colonize el Nuevo Santander. According to Guillermo Garmendia Leal’s book “Fundadores…