Texas Matters: The History Of Smuggling On The Texas-Mexico Border
The song is a classic on the border and reminds listeners that smuggling contraband in South Texas isn’t a new development – it’s as old as the border itself. Smuggling on the border is a multi-generation phenomena and part of the culture on the frontier which is a reality that lawmakers in Washington D.C. and Mexico City should realize.
Sam Houston State University History professor George Diaz writes about it in his new book – Border Contraband – a history of smuggling across the Rio Grande. Its published by the University of Texas Press.