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Entry from May 19, 2008
Saigon (Seguin nickname)

Sequin is a city in Guadalupe County, Texas; Saigon was the capital of war-torn South Vietnam that was renamed Ho Chi Minh City in 1975 (although the name “Saigon” is still used today by many residents). Because “Seguin” and “Saigon” sound vaguely similar and because some people point out that Seguin—while not a battle zone—is an area of some poverty and crime, the “Saigon” nickname has been unofficially applied to Sequin.

Seguin’s “Saigon” nickname has been used since at least 2000. 


Wikipedia: Seguin, Texas
Seguin (pronounced /səˈgiːn/) is a city in Guadalupe County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 22,011. It is the county seat of Guadalupe County.

Seguin was founded in 1838 by members of Mathew Caldwell’s Gonzales Rangers, namely Sir. Humphreys but was not incorporated until 1853. Its original name was Walnut Springs but was changed just six months later to honor Juan Seguín.

Since 1912, Seguin has been the home of Texas Lutheran University.

Seguin is the location of the historic Wilson Pottery site; the first freed slave business in Texas. Seguin is also home to the Sepastopol House; built in 1856, it is a Texas Historical Commission Landmark and is in the National Register of Historic Places due to its unusual limecrete construction and architectural style. Another popular attraction is the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center, where visitors may learn the mechanics and history of farming in the state of Texas.

Seguin is a large producer of pecans and is often attributed the nickname “Pecan Capital of Texas.” The city boasts of having the “World’s Largest Pecan,” a five feet long, two-and- a-half feet wide concrete pecan located in front of the county courthouse. However, a similar pecan was built in Brunswick, Missouri in 1982 that is considerably larger.

Wikipedia: Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh) is the largest city in Vietnam and is located near the Mekong Delta. Under the name, Prey Nokor, it was the main port of Cambodia, before being annexed by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn), it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina, and later of the independent state of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1975. In 1975, Saigon was merged with the surrounding province of Gia Định and renamed Hồ Chí Minh City (although the name Sài Gòn is still frequently used, particularly by its citizens.)

The city center is situated on the banks of the Saigon River, 60 kilometers (37 mi) from the South China Sea and 1,760 kilometers (1,094 mi) south of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

The metropolitan area, which consists of Hồ Chí Minh City metro area, Thủ Dầu Một, Di An, Bien Hoa and surrounding towns, has more than 9 million people, making it the largest metropolitan area in Vietnam and Indochina.

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Published on May 21, 2000 by Michael Leal

Sequin vs. New Braunfels - City-Data Forum
fierce_flawless
11-13-2006, 02:53 AM
NB is more monied. Seguin has had a bad rap in the past, nicknamed “Saigon” and such, but my mom lived there for a decade and was fine with it (although she did live on the edge of town, semi-rural).

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lorena2578155 (5 months ago)
you dumb fag quit embarrassing small town. fukk u haters. PURO SAIGON!

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1mexikan
Jun 20 2007, 07:16 PM
Yea, Saigon (Seguin), TEXAS…

Love me or hate me I’ll still be Bails
4/8/08
TLU has to be all difficult and make me stay another damn semester here in little Saigon (this is seriously a nickname for Seguin due to all the drugs and Mexican Mafia that hang around here). All I can say about that is GRRRRRRR......

Posted by Barry Popik
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