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Democrat from Texas

Christine Gilbert is an Austin artist.

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Texas Capitol placed facing south to honor the heart of capital

We love it when a reader claim touches off our hunt for facts.

 

That’s what happened when Christine Gilbert of Austin wrote that the Texas Capitol faces south to honor a battle at Goliad. Not so, we concluded, though Goliad was invoked at the Capitol’s dedication.


 

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Readers subsequently nudged that we missed a possible explanation; they speculated the building was erected facing south to catch the winds off the Gulf of Mexico. Details ahead...