New HUD director

05/31/2014 12:00 AM

05/30/2014 8:03 PM

President Obama’s appointment of Julián Castro to head up HUD may or may not produce any quantitative results.

What I do know is this: Neither Castro nor his brother found the time to attend the historic return to the Alamo of Travis’ famous “Victory or Death” letter.

Both, however, did attend the Canelo Alvarez-Austin Trout boxing match a couple of months later.

In the Alamodome in front of 40,000 fans, most Hispanic, a Mexican flag was permanently displayed in the ring between rounds. The U.S. flag was no where to be seen.

The national anthem was booed so loudly it could not be heard.

Julián and brother Joaquin presented the promoter with the key to the city.

This, apparently, is their constituency. I know this because I was at both.

— William Scott Farrar,

Midlothian

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