Texas Cultura
Overview
• We call it Río Grande
• Mexicanos call it Río Grande del Norte
• Six governments ruled Texas:
– France, Spain, México, Republic of Texas,
Confederate States, United States
• Only state in the Union allowed to fly it’s flag
above the U.S. flag
El Paso
• Border city
• Across the border from Ciudad Juárez, MX
• The “Vaquero” tradition continues to thrive
El Valle de Texas
• Where the red grape fruit grows
• State fruit of Texas
El Parque Nacional Big Bend
La Isla del Padre
• A 113 mile-long island off the coast of Texas
San Antonio
• Multicultural city; known for El Paseo del Río
and El Alamo
Dallas
• Center for international business
Houston
• It’s port has the highest amount of
international shipping commerce in the U.S.
La Arquitectura
• La Biblioteca central de San Antonio:
La Biblioteca Central de San Antonio
• Famous modern library designed by Ricardo
Legoretta
Other Spanish Missions
La Capilla de San Elceario
• El Paso
El Convento de la Misión de San
José
• San Antonio
Tamalada
• A painting by Carmen Lomas Garza depicting a
typical Sunday for Mexican-Americans making
homemade tamales
“Vaquero”
• Famous glass sculpture by Luís Jiménez in
front of the Art Museum of El Paso
Carmen Lomas Garza
• A chicana artist that paints the everyday life of
Mexican-Americans
Quesadillas
• Foods like these represent the influence of
Mexican food on Texas: Tex-Mex
Tostaditas con Salsa
• Another Tex-Mex snack
La Barbacoa al Estilo Tejando
El Rodeo (The roundup)
El Cinco de Mayo
• More of a Mexican-American holiday, this date
commemorates la Batalla de Puebla which is a
symbol of Mexican unity
Conjunto
• Popular dance in northern Mexico and
southern Texas; similar to a polka or a waltz;
employs accordions & other polka instruments
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