DART has been quietly replacing the precast columns at Hampton Station that represent the natural habitat of Elmwood Branch in Cedar Creek.
This weekend 'Matachines' Dancers from El Buen Pastor Catholic Church, honored Our Lady of Guadalupe in Downtown Elmwood.
Los matachines denotes a traditional religious dance and the dancers, musicians, and elders who participate in it. Its roots go back to a type of widespread medieval sword dance called a morisca. The Spanish brought the ritual with them to the New World, where over time it incorporated Mexican, Indian, and American religious and social symbols.*
*Texas State Historical Association, https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/lmm01