Here are the last two of the five major historical events that happened in the Texas Hill Country.

4. A German

Prince Settles New Braunfels, 1845

Prince Carl of Solms- Braunfels officially established New Braunfels. This came as no easy feat as the prince asked to be removed as Commissioner General just a year earlier. Apparently, he was disillusioned with logistics in relation to organizing a colony. Though Prince Solms-Braunfels may have officially established New Braunfels, Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach did the real work. He negotiated with local Native American tribes and organized duties for settling the town.

5. University of Texas Becomes First Major University in South to Admit African-Americans as Undergrads, 1959

Race and ethnicity were hot button issues in Texas starting in the ‘50s. Segregation was the first idea to be addressed. Campaigns were waged by local politicians and action groups to desegregate schools and allow equal opportunity. From there, the movement gained momentum as students staged demonstrations to protest segregated movie theaters, lunch counters and restaurants.

Congratulations to Mike Mares for winning the primary runoff election for Constable Precinct 1. Mike has over 30 years of law enforcement experience and has proudly served with the San Antonio Police Department in various capacities in the past. He was selected by Judge Hurley in December after going through an interviewing process and he has been doing a great job. Thank you, Mike. Let us get behind our elected officials and work together to #MAGA – Make Atascosa Great Again!

We will be having Bible study on Tuesdays at the Verdi Community Center from 7-8 p.m.

Word for the week: “I’ve traveled all over the world, but I don’t think there is any place better than Texas. – Red Adair

TTFN (ta ta for now),

Gina Huizar

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