Pancho Claus, the Tex-Mex Santa

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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2008 file photo, Pete Martinez of Odessa, Texas, dressed as Pancho Claus, stands with a lowrider in central Odessa. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Nick de la Torre) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Meet Pancho Claus, the Tex-Mex Santa.

Amid all the talk about Santa Claus' race, spawned by a Fox News commentator's remarks that both Santa and Jesus were white, there is, in the Lone Star State, a Hispanic version of Santa in cities from the border to the plains — handing out gifts for low-income and at-risk children. (AP)

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