The Austrian Texan

A Humbling Stay in Small-Town Texas

Christine's Pond

Constantino Diaz-Duran is a fellow at the Center for Social Cohesion at Arizona State University. He is chronicling his walk from New York to Los Angeles to celebrate his eligibility for American citizenship. Follow Constantino’s progress.

Christine’s humble cabin bakes in the Texas sun, 12 miles west of the town of Brenham. At 62, she scrapes by with an income of less than $1,000 a month, and her home is testament to her poverty. Her generosity, however, is great. She took me in for a couple of nights, shared her homemade …

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