The Mermaid Capital of Texas

In 2021, the Texas Legislature may consider this town for the official title of Mermaid Capital of Texas, but what is it about San Marcos that makes it historically perfect for the title? Resources: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2021/01/27/san-marcos–mermaid-capital–designation-could-be-voted-on-in-march-#:~:text=SAN%20MARCOS%2C%20Texas%20%E2%80%93%20It%20was,already%20the%20unofficial%20mermaid%20capital. https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/texas/article/The-mermaid-city-of-Texas-San-Marcos-15900255.php https://www.universitystar.com/life_and_arts/a-symbol-of-the-people-san-marcos-to-be-named-mermaid-capital-of-texas/article_6953a4aa-5f93-11eb-9b16-8f54c334a5da.html https://www.mermaidsocietysmtx.com/ https://www.mermaidsocietysmtx.com/mermaid-statues

The Popeye Statue of Crystal City

Just under two hours Southwest from San Antonio sits a statue devoted to a beloved cartoon character that may have had something to do with keeping Crystal City alive during The Great Depression. The statue can be found at 400 W Zavala St, Crystal City, TX 78839. Resources: http://www.texasescapes.com/They-Shoe-Horses-Dont-They/Popeye-Sailors-in-Limestone.htm https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2658 https://texashillcountry.com/popeye-sailor-crystal-city-texas/ http://cityofcc.org/