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This week in the Hill Country
Blues Monday: live music on the patio
Silver Creek Beer Garden & Grill, Fredericksburg
1812: Friedrich Wilhelm Carl Ludwig Georg Alfred Alexander, Prince of Solms, Lord of Braunfels, Grafenstein, Münzenberg, Wildenfels, and Sonnenwalde, the first commissioner-general of the Adelsverein and imperial field marshal, was born at Neustrelitz. Handsome, highly spirited, and romantic, the trilingual Carl was educated both as soldier and courtier. In 1844 Carl was appointed commissioner-general for the first colony that the society proposed to establish in Texas. Provisioned with two cannons, table linens, and twelve place settings, he traveled to London… then to the United States, and westward down the Ohio and Mississippi to the Republic of Texas, where they arrived in Galveston on July 1, 1844
1915: Gustavo (Gus) C. Garcia, Mexican-American civil-rights lawyer, was born in Laredo. In April 1947 he filed suit on school authorities in Cuero to force closure of the Mexican school. After the Mendez v. Westminster ISD case ended de jure segregation of Mexican-descent children in California, Garcia filed a similar suit in Texas. Delgado v. Bastrop ISD (1948) made illegal the segregation of children of Mexican descent in Texas.