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  • Hussein Mohamed took a hard road to America. Born into a minority clan in a nation rife with ethnic conflict, the boyish 24-year-old with gangly limbs and intense brown eyes describes fleeing... More >>

  • They arrived by Beast. It was the summer of 2011, and Juan and Jose, twin brothers from Honduras, had decided to flee to the United States. Thousands of young Central Americans make the journey... More >>

  • At his cluttered kitchen table in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, surrounded by hundreds of trading cards and discarded foil wrappers, Steve Sterpka finally found what he'd been looking for. The... More >>

  • Mark smashed his ear to the phone. Even in the crowded cafeteria, he didn't want anyone else to hear what his mom was asking. Phone calls between parents and campers weren't allowed, but Mark had... More >>

  • Carol Hardaway woke in the morning and padded over to her 8-month-old son's crib. A towheaded blue-eyed boy peered up at her, smiling, enveloped in one of her old T-shirts. "Are you ready to get... More >>

  • Approximately one hour after Justin Carter posted a sarcastic comment on a Facebook thread, his life began to ­unravel. The first reaction occurred behind the scenes, in another country. The... More >>

  • Sure, he was a celebrity, and sure, the school was named after him. But from where Vera Cole sat, Mr. Prime Time couldn't have been more down to earth. Cole was the academic counselor at Prime... More >>

  • Meet America's business cheerleaders. People tend to view the Chamber of Commerce in the same colors as the Rotary Club or the Knights of Columbus: officious do-gooders lending a helpful hand in... More >>

  • In the evening after sundown, the neighborhood behind Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in old South Dallas is a scene from Detroit — vacant lots, boarded-up houses, crackheads and drunks... More >>

  • This year, our annual news rehash features some really good news. You ready? Here goes. Jesus came back. That's right: J.C., right here in Dallas. Really. We have that on good authority from a... More >>

From the Print Edition

Asylum Insanity Asylum Insanity

Hussein Mohamed took a hard road to America. Born into a minority clan in a nation rife with ethnic conflict, the boyish 24-year-old with gangly limbs and intense brown eyes… More >>

Why Aren't Italians Called Latinos?

Dear Mexican: One thing I find a little antagonizing is the use of the term "Latino" as a synonym only for "Hispanic." I've noticed that you tend to favor Hispanic… More >>

Texas Refugees' Courtroom Nightmare Texas Refugees' Courtroom Nightmare

They arrived by Beast. It was the summer of 2011, and Juan and Jose, twin brothers from Honduras, had decided to flee to the United States. Thousands of young Central… More >>

At Orr-Reed Wrecking, Hannah Hargrove Inherited Treasure in a Junkyard

One day in 2013 Hannah Hargrove stopped being a kid. She had been out of college a year, working in the family business. On the day her father, John Hargrove,… More >>

Why do Mexicans Say Mande?

Even though throughout the years since I came to the U.S. 20 years ago I have seen it happening with less frequency, the use by Mexicans of the expression ¿Mande?… More >>

Not All DISD Reformers Are Elitist, Public Ed-hating Zombies

In the smoke, din, blinding flashes, screams, roars, flying body parts, weird music and scarily bad odors blasting out from Mayor Mike Rawlings' enormously maladroit public school takeover campaign, there… More >>

Mexicans Hate Mexicans Most

Dear Mexican: I'm a second-generation Orange County-raised pocho. Both sides of my family have been civil rights activists since the 1940s. My mother's family took part in the landmark case… More >>

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