Thursday, October 18, 2007

Anahuac, Texas -- a quiet, swampy kind of place

Anahuac is one of the oldest towns in Texas, and one of the few towns to have a Mexican name as opposed to a Spanish name. "Anahuac" was also the name of the ancient Aztec capital.

The people of Anahuac got lucky because progress passed them by a long time ago. You can see the lights of Houston a way on the other side of Trinity Bay, but Anahuac is just a quiet, sleepy town, surrounded by rice fields, and verging on great fishing water in the bays and sloughs.

Bird watchers come to Anahuac from all over America to see the fall and spring migrations. Anybody with sense stays away in the summer because it's awful hot and humid.

I lived there in 1986 for only a few months, but I cherish the memory.


Anonymous said...

I found this on wikipedia but it was removed shortly after its discovery; the last part is shocking........
Anahuac History
The city was named after a region in Mexico. The first dwellers in this area were the Atakapan Indians. In 1721, Frenchman Jean Baptiste de La Harpe reached this area. The area became known under the name Perry's Point, named after Colonel Henry Perry, who erected a military post here in 1816. In October 1830, the Mexican commander Colonel John Davis Bradburn claimed the area for Mexico with three officers and 40 soldiers. In January 1831, General Manuel de Mier y TerĂ¡n officially named the city Anahuac.
Two major events called the Anahuac Disturbances in 1832 and 1835 helped to precipitate the Texas Revolution that led to the separation of Texas from Mexico.
In 1862, a small Confederate outpost called Fort Chambers was established nearby, but neither the town nor the fort played a major role in the American Civil War. The first economically significant event was 1894, when Jesse and Charles R. Cumming founded the first saw mill here in 1894. The 1935 discovery of the Anahuac and Turtle Bay oil fields brought a period of economic development. The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge was established sixteen miles southeast of the city in 1963 by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. In 1989, the local chamber of commerce organized the first Gatorfest which attracted 14,000 people into the Fort Anahuac Park, and has been held annually since then.
Hog rapings, horse and mule sex, duck quivellings, and shetland pony sex shows (many involving labia- endowed Russian woman nick-named "Plow Pullers") became a favorite past-time for many of the local residents during the WW II era and is believed to still continue to this day. Although denied at most, some children are currently born producing a 'quacking' sound and some have even been reported to have 'tails' at birth. These abnormalities are immediently sent to John Sealy Hospital in Galveston (via Jet Boat from Fort Anahuac State Park) for surguries required so that social stress would be eliminated or reduced at best.
Later, with inter-family incest and brother-sister rapings running rampant, only a hand full of families would remain until todays present inhabitants would seek refuge in the mosquito-infested swamp area around present-day Anahuac.
These facts, of course, have been reputed throughout time, but a quick visit to the area will reveal such a grotesque array of individuals that one cannot usually contain themselves beyond vommiting and convulsions that have been reported to last for days, even weeks in some instances.
But in a nutshell, Anahuac is a peaceful place to visit during the warm summer months. Children playing in parks, couples riding bicycles, mulitple male sex acts with horses and mules (now referred to as 'Lawn Sex), and drunken ravaging of abandoned houses on any given afternoon gives Anahuac the tranquil serenity not experienced in the larger cities such as Double Bayou and Oak Island. And since indoor toilets were introduced in 2005, out-house anal carnage has all but dissapeared.

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