A Plaza, A School, and LBJ

By Helen Johnson

What do these three things have in common? They all came together in Cotulla, Texas, in the late 1920s. The Mexican-Texan students at that time in many towns in the state, including Cotulla, didn’t have a school to attend. They were not allowed to attend the regular schools. The Postmistress in Cotulla, a woman named Florence Chiles Maltsberger, thought that was wrong, and she eventually persuaded the county government to build a school for the Mexican children. The school was named The Welhausen School, after LaSalle county judge, G. A. Welhausen.

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