SAN ANTONIO, Texas - On August 17, 1988, Public Law 100-402 was passed to establish Hispanic Heritage Month recognizing Hispanic immigrants’ contributions that make our great U.S.A. greater still. The honor can be considered a truly bi-partisan tribute. Democratic President...
CORRALES, New Mexico, - Baltazar Acevedo y Arispe, Jr., Ph.D., is a Native Tejano from Tahoka and a regular columnist for the Guardian. Acevedo resides in Waco, Texas and Corrales, New Mexico. He conducts research, writes and speaks as well...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Two particular Mexican patriotic days are really popular in Texas. They are September the Sixteenth (El diezyseis) and May 5th (El Cinco de Mayo). Of the two, El Cinco de Mayo seems to enjoy more recognition....
EDINBURG, RGV - Following the landing in 1528 on what is now Texas soil of Alvar Cabeza de Vaca and his Spanish soldiers, other explorers followed. One such explorer, conqueror and historian was an Italian named Juan Bautista Chapa, whose...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - As the crown jewel of our blended Hispanic and Native American family roots in Texas, the Tejano Monument in Austin shines bright on the south lawn of the state capitol building. Since its unveiling in March...
LAS VEGAS, New Mexico - At present there are many concurrent and integrated social issues affecting the lower Texas Rio Grande Valley. Immigration, low educational attainment at all levels of education, isolation in colonias, low employment, disparities in health, disenfranchisement...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - For over 150 years, mainstream Texas history books have been written as if Texas history begins in 1836. By design, conventional Texas history books cut out or reject the foundation story of Texas, simply because it...
CHIMAYO, New Mexico - While I was driving through the mountain passes and valleys of northern New Mexico last week when a tune begin to play on my satellite radio. I had not heard this song in decades. It was...
MADRID, New Mexico - Guardian columnist Baltazar Acevedo y Arispe, Jr., has penned a poem titled "I am the Mexican." Here it is: I am the Mexican I am the intellectual native who could predict solar eclipses, knew the concept of zero...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Few courageous stories of New Spain personalities surpass the brilliant career of General Bernardo de Gálvez (1746-1786). A man of such rare courage, King Carlos III awarded him the royal motto “Yo Solo”. While that...

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