Pancho Claus: A Tex-Mex Santa From the South Pole 12/23/13
HOUSTON - He wears a hat like Santa, but often it's a sombrero. And he usually has black hair and a black beard. His grand entrance isn't reindeer, but a pack of burros or motorcycles.
Meet Pancho Claus, the Tex-Mex Santa.
This character is mostly a Texas thing and hands out gifts to low-income and at-risk children.
Pancho Claus was born from the Chicano civil rights movement and has become an adored Christmas fixture in many Texas cities, including Houston, Lubbock and San Antonio.