Hispanic culture is woven into all aspects of Texas life, from mission-style architecture to the highly popular Tex-Mex cuisine, from ranching and rodeo traditions to the Catholic religion. So common are these Hispanic influences, in fact, that they have been widely accepted as a part of everyone's heritage, comfortingly familiar and distinctively Texan. This new edition of Hispanic Texas contains all the guidebook entries of the original volume in a compact format perfect for taking along on trips throughout the state. Entries are arranged by region: * San Antonio and South Texas * Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley * El Paso and Trans-Pecos Texas * Austin and Central Texas * Houston and Southeast Texas * Dallas and North Texas * Lubbock and the Plains Within each region, a city-by-city listing details the historic and modern sites and structures that bear Hispanic influence. Descriptions of local festivals and events, public art, museums, natural areas, and scenic drives enhance the entries, which are also profusely illustrated with historic and modern photographs and other illustrations.
Helen Simons is an editor with the Office of the State Archaeologist, Texas Historical Commission, and Cathryn A. Hoyt, a former staff member of the commission, is a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin.
Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction Region 1: San Antonio and South Texas Region 2: Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley Region 3: El Paso and Trans-Pecos Texas Region 4: Austin and Central Texas Region 5: Houston and Southeast Texas Region 6: Dallas and North Texas Region 7: Lubbock and the Plains Abbreviations References Index
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