• People should realize Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Texas originated as fundraisers for the Mexican war effort to repel the French Invasion. Which was important for the USA because the French had an eye on Texas and the American Southwest as we beat the tar out of each other in The Civil War.
    Also, the dude who was the first to beat the French in 50 years following Waterloo was a local, Goliad's General Z.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:24 p.m.