Rebeca Rodriguez

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  • 18 years ago | Longform

    Sitting around a table in the back room of the Charco Broiler in Pleasant Grove, the three men and one woman fidget a bit, aware of the tape recorder's little red light. All four are members of LULAC--the League of United Latin American Citizens--...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    Eight-year-old Veronica Martinez is calculating the cube root of 474,552 in her head. At the same time, she is attempting to devour a cheese sandwich--between gulps of water from a tan-rimmed coffee cup. It takes less than eight seconds to consume...

  • 18 years ago

    It's 5:30 on Monday morning, and Alvaro Vallecillos is preparing for work at the East Dallas apartment he shares with his brother. He throws on some jeans, grabs a quick breakfast, and heads for his place of employment: the street. Vallecillos is ...

  • 18 years ago

    When seven-year old Garrett Brown thinks of his dog Sammy, he gets sad. Sammy was Garrett's first dog, plucked from the pound, and the two were best friends for nearly three years. A dusky tan-and-cream mixed breed with floppy ears and a black sno...

  • 18 years ago

    Five-year-old Diana Garcia can't sit up, eat, or do much of anything by herself. Confined to a wheelchair, she eats formula through a little tube in her stomach. Neurologically, she's at the level of a newborn and will likely stay that way the res...

  • 18 years ago

    Samuel and Helen Woodson live on a homey cul-de-sac in southeast Denton. Their kids grown and gone, they keep themselves busy working and playing with their five grandchildren. Two weeks ago, the Woodsons found a flyer on the front door of the hom...

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