Forth Worth Star Telegram
December 23, 2010
Fernando Hernandez heard the travel warnings before he booked a bus trip to central Mexico, but he shrugged off reports of crime and kidnappings because he wants to spend the holidays among cherished friends and familiar traditions.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
“We have to see the family,” Hernandez said before boarding a bus Tuesday at a small station in south Fort Worth. He was traveling with his wife to the Mexican state of Queretaro some 18 hours south of the Metroplex.
U.S. and Texas officials have issued several warnings about travel to Mexico this year. The latest round — sent last week by the Texas Department of Public Safety — was aimed largely at the thousands of families that embark on yearly pilgrimages to cities and towns where they celebrate Christmas, New Year’s Day and Dia de Reyes (Epiphany).