All week at City of Ate, we celebrate the magic of the taco. This story, by Taco Trail's Jose Ralat Maldonado, originally appeared in the Observer in 2011, and the accompanying photos, by Danny Fulgencio, were honored by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. "Pistol-whipping" dick jokes, lit ... More >>
And who the hell cares?
When I was growing up a few blocks away from the Spanish Village shopping center in Far North Dallas it was, if never booming, at least heavily trafficked. It was the site of Chuck's Hamburgers, where we'd walk for lunch when my junior high got out early for end-of-semester exams. Border's was ther ... More >>
And what are some Mexican regional stereotypes of Mexicans?
Corinne HillDallas Public Library system interim head Corinne Hill says she wasn't pushed out. The decision to quit Texas for Tennessee and helm Chattanooga's Public Library system was hers alone. But the city's leisurely search for a new director -- and a blown Thanksgiving deadline -- sure ... More >>
Photo by Patrick MichelsThirteen long months ago the city of Dallas finally began replacing those street signs downtown -- out went South Central Expressway, up went Cesar Chavez Boulevard. It only took two years' worth of rancorous debates as city officials and activists went 'round and 'round o ... More >>
Transgender "travesty shows" help fill the seats at Dallas taquerías.
Steve VisneauTrue WidowIt's been three years since local slow-grinding act True Widow released their self titled debut album to local acclaim. But their debut grabbed the attention of Kemodo Records, who signed the band just last year. And now they are poised to release their follow up, the ridic ... More >>
A dozen men were tortured, killed and buried in a small house in Juarez. Three years later, the U.S. government is still trying to cover up what happened.
Lisa Diaz had to save her "precious babies" from an evil world. She drowned them.
Small towns in the Big Bend area brace for an onslaught of Mexican trucks rolling their way thanks to NAFTA
Hundreds of poor Mexican girls have been abducted, raped, and murdered on the streets of Ciudad Juarez. They were forgotten and mostly ignored by authorities until Esther Chavez came along.
Poor, brown, and inner-city. These Adamson High School kids weren't supposed to make it. They did anyway.