1701 9th Avenue North
Texas City, TX 77590
Dr. Manuel Urbina II, a Pancho Villa scholar and former history professor at the College of the Mainland, will detail the little-known connection between our city and the man who went from bandit to revolutionary to legend.
While at College of the Mainland, Dr. Urbina founded the Cinco de Mayo Festival in 1973 to help promote awareness of the college’s Hispanic community and Texas’ unique multicultural heritage.
He is the author of the book The Impact of the Texas Revolution on the Government, Politics & Society of Mexico, 1836-46, published in 1976 by the University of Texas.
Dr. Urbina has also sponsored a 1988 reunion of soldiers who rode with Pancho Villa, and his presentation will include a video of that historic reunion.