Texas then and now

This week in the Hill Country

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents Classic Christmas Cinema: “Scrooge: The Musical”

Dec. 4th, 2015 – 7:30pm
Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with an evening of carols, wassail, and treats followed by a showing of the Oscar nominated 1970 musical starring Albert Finney. (Rated G – Adult $10 / 17 & under $7)

Neo-Soul Lounge

Poetry slam, every Thursday at Mr. Catfish & More. 1144 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78702; 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm. $6.

Yesterday’s news

Courtesy of the Museum of the Coastal Bend.

1686    Don Melchor Portocarrero Lasso de la Vega, Count of Monclova, became viceroy of New Spain on November 30, 1686. As a member of the Council of the Indies, he had come to America with a directive from that body to rid Texas of the French menace caused by La Salle’s settlement at Fort St Louis.Monclova arrived at Veracruz on September 13, 1686. He first sent out the expedition under Martín de Rivas and Antonio de Iriarte that discovered the wreck of a French vessel in Matagorda Bay but failed to find the French colony. Two other unsuccessful maritime expeditions were sent out during the two years of his administration. The third land expedition discovered the French, but the location of La Salle’s colony was not discovered until after the close of Monclova’s administration in November 1688, when he went to Peru as viceroy. Monclova was commonly known as Brazo de la Plata because of his false arm. 

 

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