SAN ANTONIO, Texas - On April 6, 1813, Maria Josefa Uribe Gutiérrez de Lara became First Lady of Independent Texas. In gaining that distinction, she actually scored a “double” first. Not only was she the first to fill the position,...
TAOS, New Mexico - There are many regions, throughout the globe, that have historically been isolated and insulated from the mainstream of the flow of resources to expand the quality of life of their populace. When the dam breaks there...
MADRID, Spain - At the invitation of the Universidad de Oviedo in Asurias, Spain, I delivered a presentation last month to students, faculty and community individuals on ‘La Epoca Español en Tejas Desde 1528’ (Colonial Spanish Texas Since 1528). The...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Like the majority of his modern predecessors, President Obama has looked to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia as the regions where America’s vital interests are most often engaged. This year is no different as the United...
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 - I was heartened to read that the president and CEO of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Steve Ahlenius, discussed how the negative publicity and disparaging comments made by Texas leaders regarding our border communities have...
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....
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - As people enjoy time at the beach or barbequing for Labor Day, Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center urges society to reflect on the most vulnerable sectors of the modern day workforce, those who do not get...
AUSTIN, Texas - Americans are pretty tone-deaf when it comes to Labor Day. Many don't even know that labor unions created the holiday in 1882 to honor workers, mostly immigrants, who were organizing themselves against appalling wages and inhumane working...

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