Guest: C.J. Alvarez, Assistant Professor in Department of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin Host: Alina Scott, Ph.D. Student, Department of History, the University of Texas at Austin In recent years, conversations about the US-Mexico border have centered around the border wall. However, according to today’s guest, C.J. Alvarez, the […]
The French entrepreneur Francois LaBorde was born April 16, 1867 in Arudy, France. He arrived to Rio Grande City by steamboat up the Rio Grande. Soon after settling there, he met Eva Marks, the daughter of a French immigrant father and a Mexico born, but Texas raised, mother.