Showing love for her enemies The kindness of Francisca Alavez
Ellie Clark wrote this essay as a fourth-grader with the Summit Christian Academy in San Antonio and entered it in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Joshua D. Brown Chapter (Kerrville) 2013 history essay contest. She and her family live in the Floresville area.
You may think that all Mexican people were our enemies in the Battle for Texas Independence. But there was one courageous girl who was actually a Texan hero. Settle down and listen to the story of Francisca Alavez, a girl who never gave up. The story all starts ... well, as a mystery! Her exact first and last name and her birthplace are all in question. Different writers say different things. So many facts about her are unknown; maybe she really is an angel or even a saint. It will be up to you to decide. . . .