Skip to comments.AISD officials read cartel story, cancel football game
Posted on 10/14/2011 7:30:20 AM PDT by DFG
On Sunday, I wrote a story detailing the presence of the La Familia cartel in Austin, and in particular a group led by men from the central Mexican region of Luvianos.On Monday, after reading the story, officials with the Austin Independent School District canceled a scheduled football game between Travis High and the team from Monterrey Tech, citing safety concerns.
If the game really was nixed simply on the basis of our story, it struck me as a curious decision. While I tried to explain how and why La Familia came to use Austin as a distribution hub, the presence of the cartels had been reported previously by the Statesman and other local news outlets over the last two years. More to the point, the town at the heart of Sundays story is more than 600 miles from Monterrey.
And if a cartels presence makes a city unsafe, well, then most of the country qualifies. Mexican cartels operate in more than 1,000 American cities, according to the Department of Justice.
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To further blur the line (border) between the U.S. and Mexico.
Why not? If they’re willing to pay to come here, who cares if the U.S. team plays them? It’s not any different from cross-state border teams or cross-division teams playing. I don’t think it counts toward anything.
Here is their 06-07 schedule, with games in 5 us states:
Sometimes visiting teams even from, e.g., Australia come over and play pre-season games.
..........my son attended Marine Military Academy in Harlingen for 3 years and graduated from it, an amazing school. That said, each year, his football team played at least one Mexican team from south of the border. It was always a good hard fought game with both teams being about equal and good fun was had by all with great sportsmanship demonstrated on both sides.
And, I can assure you that it would have never occurred to General Glasgow (the retired Marine General that ran the place back then) to cancel a game due to some anonymous threat called in by some anonymous punk.
Wait a minute...they cancelled a High School football game? In Texas?
Austin is a tiny island of insanity inside a great state. All crazy ideas tried in California eventually get tried in Austin.
Austin is a sanctuary city and the chickens are coming home to roost. I work in Austin, and always hear about crime committed by the illegal community, including trafficking underage prostitution.
Mexican Drug Cartel activity in Austin Texas - UNEXPECTED!
And yes, there is a huge difference playing a foreign team than one in a nearby town.
BTW, the msm is way behind the times. These cartels are not new to Texas. I've heard tales of them from my students for years.
This has been happening for years. Each year one or two Texas schools play one or two schools from Mexico.
This is at least the second time this year. There was another Texas school vs a Mexico school and the cartel said the Mexican team had to fork over $25,000 to ensure the students safety past the border. The team didn't have the $25K, so they headed back.
“We are talking about Austin, Texas however, aka, Berkeley on the Colorado.”
I feel your pain. In Colorado, we have Boulder. Be warned though, that liberal outlook has spread from Boulder to Denver and beyond. Rather than being a fairly conservative state with a Boulder, Colorado is now a liberal state with Colorado Springs. Been here a long time and it is NOT an improvement.