Today in Texas History – October 12

From the Annals of Organized Religion –   In 1680, the first Catholic Mass in Texas was held near the current day Ysleta Mission. The Mission is located in the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo within the El Paso and is recognized as the oldest continuously operated parish in Texas. The Ysleta community is also recognized as the oldest in Texas and claims to have the oldest continuously cultivated plot of land in the United States.

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