Last week U.S. Representative Michael McCaul, R-Austin, introduced the “Secure Our Borders First” Act in an obvious bid to strike back at President Obama for his executive order on immigration. Pure politics at its worst, McCaul’s bill will tear apart...
Every year when I write a column for the Martin Luther King commemorative holiday, I try to get behind the “sanctification” of Dr. King and consider different parts of his message and struggle for which he gave his life. The...
What shall we make of “Charlie-Hebdo,” the Paris satirical magazine, the massacre there, the tension and violence in France? The gunmen/criminals/terrorists are dead. But now how shall we relate that horrible scenario to ourselves, here, seemingly isolated (but not really)...
EDINBURG, RGV - “I just got back from a long, long trip, along...” the APPIAN WAY? Well, at least the “Appian Way” in Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Didn’t see Caesar but DID see Santa Claus (drunk, stumbling up...
AUSTIN, Texas - When we gather around the family dinner table to celebrate the holidays, we give thanks for the good fortune that brings us together with loved ones, for the bountiful food we share, and for the promise...
WACO, Texas - Hunger!! The very word brings thoughts of suffering and need — be it children leaving school on a Friday afternoon knowing they will not have a decent meal until Monday morning, parents confronting the impossible choice...
TAOS, New Mexico - And here we go again. Ferguson and its aftermath have sparked renewed interest, debate and introspection of how we Americans act against each other in a destructive manner. The president is anguished and demonstrates his consternation...
EDINBURG, RGV - Or so read one of the many hand-made signs at the protest/rally/ceremony held Wednesday night, December 3rd, 2014, at the Mexican Consulate, McAllen, Texas. About 35 participants - many women, children, men, workers, students, professors - met...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - The end of November is here once again, in what has become a tradition throughout the United States to gather with family and friends and enjoy pleasant moments, food, smiles and conversations. Many homes will engage in...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - During the spirited debate on the selection of the Vaquero as the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) mascot, two camps quickly emerged. On one side are people of the Rio Grande Valley who respect...

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