USA Today NetworkMeagan Falcon, Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times
Published 12:56 p.m. ET Nov. four, 2017
The Corpus Christi native kicked-off the weekend occasion at Heritage Park speaking in regards to the significance of the group attending to know the historical past of the realm.
The Corpus Christi native and “La Bamba” star Lou Diamond Phillips kicked-off the weekend occasion at Heritage Park speaking in regards to the significance of the group attending to know the historical past of the realm.(Photo: Meagan Falcon/Caller-Times)
At the “Voices of South Texas” occasion in his hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas, Phillips appeared because the visitor speaker.
He instructed a crowd he hoped his actions didn’t distract from the significance of the occasion.
“I want to sincerely apologize for an incident this morning. Some of you may have heard about that,” he stated.
“I am here to promote and celebrate this amazing event here in my hometown of Corpus Christi, and if anything that I have done distracts from that or diminishes that I sincerely apologize.”
The Longmire star was arrested in Portland, Texas, about 1:30 a.m. on suspicion of driving whereas intoxicated. Police stated Phillips pulled up behind a patrol automobile and requested for instructions. An officer suspected he was intoxicated and the actor was given a sequence of discipline sobriety badessments. His blood alcohol focus was zero.2%, greater than double the authorized restrict in Texas.
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The crowd cheered and applauded Phillips’ apology, whereas one individual replied, “You’re human!”
The La Bamba star kicked off the weekend occasion at Heritage Park speaking in regards to the significance of the group attending to know the historical past of the realm.
“We were diversity before diversity was a hashtag,” Phillips stated.
“I never knew racism until I left for University at the University of Texas Arlington. This town is so diverse and accepting … and I think it is so important now more than ever in our nation to look at our history … It’s that getting out into the world and seeing how other people perceive you and to come back and I am so happy to be here tonight.”
In an interview, Phillips described how necessary it was for him to come back again to his hometown and focus on the significance of heritage.
“When Gene (Peabad) with the museum (Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History) reached out to me, I thought, you know what, it’s about time I go back and remind people how proud I am of this city.”
The “Voices of South Texas” occasion brings greater than 30 storytellers, re-enactors and South Texas historians to concentrate on the native historical past by telling the story of many who had been laid to relaxation within the cemetery.
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