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Texas Christmas Features Tamales, Cowboys

In Texas, Christmas and New Year's celebrations are similar to those in the rest of the United States, but Mexican culture and the state's cowboy heritage both contribute a special flavor. A lone star, the symbol of Texas, sits atop a tall tree in front of the Alamo, a Spanish mission where Texas rebels fought to the death against the Mexican army in 1836. But the people who gather here on cold December evenings, leading up to Christmas, seek peace and harmony. And...

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