When our Las Villas del Norte pioneer ancestors arrived in the late 1740s, they found the lower Rio Grande territory unfamiliar and strange. So, more than likely, knowing which plants to eat and which ones to avoid was one of...
It is becoming abundantly clear that Republican Leadership does not have—nor has ever had—any intention of allowing DREAMers a pathway to citizenship. Despite the fact that 196 Members of Congress, some of whom include Republicans, have signed a procedural petition...
If you’ve ever bought, sold, or leased property using a Texas Realtor, you know that we are always watching out for your best interests. But Texas Realtors don’t just advocate for you during transactions—we also advocate for you at all...
I come from a working-class family and I have always been with the people. When I was a young boy, my mother would take me to visit family in Monterrey, Mexico. As a young adult, I backpacked throughout Latin...
No. I am not going to reduce Trump’s latest foul-mouth insult to other countries to just “the S word,” as many television commentators are doing. The editor of this newspaper may have to do that for me; I will understand...
The 2020 census is at risk due to inadequate funding, planning, and staffing, and the consequences could be quite significant. The practice of counting and collecting information about the populace dates back to ancient times and, in fact, the source...
As we turn the page on 2017, we are starting to see the American people stir. The people had big wins in Virginia and Alabama. We can do the same in Texas. Women are speaking out about decades of abusive behavior...
“México, Lindo y Querido.” “Sung” by Donald Trump? Also “Despacito”? Even the U.S. President “singing” (well, lip-syncing) the Mexican National Anthem? Those are some of the memes comin’ atcha on YouTube. Laugh at the irony. Then—facing reality—cry for Mexico and...
It has been 31 long years since Congress last passed tax reform to provide relief to American workers and business. Since then, the U.S. has continued to lose jobs, businesses and entire industries to overseas competition. Something must change. The...
I recently overheard a speaker refer to the “Mexican War.” He had no ill intentions, but I should have corrected him. It was, more properly, the “U.S.-Mexican War.” It is known in Mexico as the “Guerra de los Estados Unidos...

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