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JUNETEENTH: The story of how the Civil War ended in Texas

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Friday, June 19 is the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, which marked the end of slavery in Texas. It occurred more than two months after the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Virginia effectively ended the Civil War. Just one month prior, the last battle of the Civil War occurred near Brownsville at …

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