I didn’t know that either until last night, when the Daily Fail Mail penned these lovely words, ” New Braunfels has a population of just over 50,000 and is notorious for its high unemployment levels, poverty and crime. But see it’s gonna be okay, because the Virgin Mary has chosen to make her appearance on the side of a New Braunfels apartment complex

Wow. And all this time I just thought that the usual stereotypes and tall tales of and about Texas involved cattle, rednecks and chupacabras.

Now, thanks to the Mail’s warning, the next time I go to take a lazy float down the Guadalupe, meander over to Gruene, or fill my belly at Wurstfest, I’ll be sure to pack a sidearm and sport a kevlar vest.