Adelfa Callejo

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    February 7, 2014

    Dallas People Have a Civic Craziness in Our Heads, but Please Don't Mention It

    Last Tuesday evening The Dallas morning News sponsored a conference in the arts district called "Come Together," supposedly to talk about "economic development, education and opportunity" but really to talk about culluh. Yeah, skin color, that topic that pretty much the whole rest of the world is b ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Botello Elementary's Suspended Whistleblower Claims DISD is Dragging its Feet

    Elliot Monteverde-Torres' teaching career is still on pause, nearly two months after he filed a complaint about goings-on inside Botello Elementary School -- and he's heard almost nothing from DISD about his "potential misconduct," he says. Monteverde-Torres was placed on paid leave following his ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    One More Reason Why Adelfa Callejo May Not Get a DISD School Named For Her

    Adelfa CallejoAs we mentioned earlier, tonight's jam-packed Dallas Independent School District board of trustees meeting has this among its hot-button agenda items: the naming of an elementary school after Dallas lawyer and longtime Latina activist Adelfa Callejo. Opponents of naming a school for Ca ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    What Summer Vacation?

    School's out for summer, but the Dallas Independent School District's board of trustees has one hellacious evening ahead of it, beginning with a 5 p.m. public hearing at 3700 Ross Avenue concerning the proposed 2009-'10 school year budget. After that's done, it's down to big business, some of which ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Hey DISD Trustees! Do the Math on Magnet Schools.

    Magnets just aren’t the budget-busters trustees are pretending they are.

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    February 9, 2009

    Bill Brewer and the Battle for Farmers Branch

    This morning the Associated Press catches up with Dallas attorney Bill Brewer, who's leading the legal charge against Farmers Branch's efforts to keep illegal immigrants from renting apartments and houses in the suburb. Says Brewer, who was recruited into the battle in November 2006 by Adelfa Callej ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    With Dallas Republicans in Pain, One Local Leader Believes He Has the Cure

    How County Chair Jonathan Neerman Plans to Ease the Dallas GOP's Woes

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    November 21, 2008

    At 3700 Ross Avenue Last Night, It Got Nasty. Then, It Got Even Worse.

    Jack Lowe, DISD school board president Blacks were hissing rudely at Hispanics. Hispanics were yelling at other Hispanics. And just about everyone was taunting distraught school board trustees, themselves appearing to teeter on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Ladies and gentleman, this is your D ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    Caraway Gets a Little Carried Away Recalling His Role in Chavez Dispute

    Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway Before last week’s pro-hotel shindig in the Flag Room at City Hall, I decided to attend Wednesday’s council meeting. No particular reason, although the Fairfield zoning case was on the afternoon agenda. Ironically, I ran into Kat Truitt on my way down the elev ... More >>

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    March 4, 2008

    Dallas' Black and Brown, In Black and White This Morning

    Speaking of, this sounds looks good right about now. Last week, Adelfa Callejo got herself -- and Hillary Clinton -- in a wee spot of trouble, when the Latino-rights activist insisted that "when blacks had the numbers, they didn't do anything to support us." Today, the Chicago Sun-Times' columnist M ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008

    Feel Free to Reject and Denounce This Item About Callejo and Clinton

    Adelfa Callejo Amazing how these stories come out of nowhere and are suddenly everywhere and mean everything when it's all just a big bunch of nothing. Few days ago, Adelfa Callejo was Dallas' well-regarded 84-year-old Latino-rights activist about whom Stanford Law students wrote glowing biographies ... More >>

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Slow Tide Rising

    Did the Latino vote push Democrats over the top?

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    April 7, 2006

    Whatever It Is, She's Against It

    Is there anything Adelfa Callejo won't protest? Of course, we ask with love; she's a powerful and sincere attorney-activist-advocate whose life story is so compelling that in 1999 a Stanford law student made her the subject of this comprehensive paper that serves as a pretty inspirational tale. But ... More >>

  • News

    April 7, 2005

    With Friends Like These...

    Unlikely allies form a coalition of the willing--for now

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    September 23, 2004

    The Sins of the Father

    Cantankerous, proud and devoted to helping immigrants, Father Justin Lucio's singleminded sense of duty led to overblown charges of "scandal"

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    May 22, 2003

    Cops on Campus

    Forget detention. DISD means business with its new beefed-up police forcebad business, say some employees.

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    February 21, 2002

    Fixing the Fixers

    Dallas makes slow but steady progress in cleaning up mail-in ballots

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    January 31, 2002

    Someone's Lying

    Hint: His initials are D.G., and he has a moustache

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    January 10, 2002

    A Hole in Every Pot

    A city gone shabby yearns for a mayor to put things right

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    December 6, 2001

    One Moe

    Even if Domingo Garcia can't win the mayor's race, he can slap the other two into shape

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    September 20, 2001

    The Star Chamber

    Why is unsuccessful politico Brenda Reyes deciding who gets minority contracts? Because Adelfa Callejo says so.

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    July 5, 2001

    A Day of His Own

    Dallas' Cesar Chavez holiday draws some unexpected critics-- his family

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    May 24, 2001

    Separate and Unequal

    In a school district that still sees the city in terms of black and white, Hispanics say their children are robbed of a fair share

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    May 25, 2000


    The problems at Silberstein Elementary--too few bilingual teachers, a PTA divided, tensions between black administrators and Hispanic parents--are a microcosm of the issues DISD faces districtwide

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    April 20, 2000

    Battle for the barrio

    Dallas Hispanic Republicans fight historic allegiances -- and a few slashed tires

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    March 2, 2000

    Impossible dreamer

    Fearless reformer or legal terrorist? Bobby Wightman-Cervantes makes a run for the Senate. The Texas Bar says he should have his head examined.

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    February 3, 2000

    The king of Cockrell Hill

    Dallas Constable Aurelio Castillo claims the criminal charges against him are a political conspiracy. His opponents say he's just a doofus.

  • News

    July 9, 1998

    Hispanic enough

    Dallas' new city manager steps from Mr. Inside to role model

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    May 28, 1998

    Is this any way to run an airport?

    Black bookseller Robert Crews once ran a thriving store at D/FW. Now he's in court fighting to save his business, thanks to airport policies that boost local minorities and squeeze airport concessionaires

  • News

    November 27, 1997

    Bad boys

    The voters could care less. But someone's gotta win the runoff for the last lowly DISD board seat

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    November 20, 1997

    One Fine Mess

    Elected by no one, John Scovell and a clique of Dallas business leaders brought you DISD's most infamous cast of characters: Yvonne Gonzalez, Dan Peavy, Bill Keever, and Sandy Kress. Thanks a lot.

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    October 16, 1997
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    October 9, 1997
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    October 2, 1997

    Brawl in the family

    LULAC's show of support for Dr. Yvonne Gonzalez hides a bitter feud within the ranks

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    May 15, 1997

    A Lot of Gas

    Wildcatter Sanford Dvorin thinks he's hit the jackpot in quaint Coppell. But skeptics say no one's ever made money drilling for natural gas in Dallas County, and no one ever will.

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    May 1, 1997
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    April 17, 1997

    "It's our turn to be heard"

    With Hispanics the majority among Dallas schoolchildren and a Latino superintendent in their corner, Jesse Diaz and other activists say

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    March 6, 1997

    Chaos theory

    A politically dysfunctional DISD board heads into a May election that's looking so scary, few voters or contributors want to go near it

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    February 13, 1997

    'I'm not that stupid'

    City council hopeful Brenda Reyes shows amazing inventiveness in meeting residency laws

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    February 1, 1996

    Politics makes strange enemies

    Why Domingo Garcia is running against the father of his godson