High school students in Texas can take, and get credit toward, electives like floral arrangement, team sport officiating, and turf-grass management. But not for Mexican-American studies, something activists, education groups, and several dozen state lawmakers are pushing to change. They came out in ... More >>
The timing sure seems dicey on this "home rule" deal -- the plan to get rid of the school board and turn the whole thing over to Pete Delkus.* Right now it looks like the plan will get tossed into the laps of the school board in May, right when they're being asked to decide on merit pay for teach ... More >>
Hispanics have boycotted Farmers Branch before. In 2006, as the city was first considering a crackdown on illegal immigrants, including an instantaneously infamous rental ban, immigrant rights activists called for supporters to shop and conduct business elsewhere. It didn't work. Tim O'Hare, the ci ... More >>
In Dallas ISD, a fight over principals, race and a slice of the pie.
A list of the Mexican's favorite books this year.
A federal judge ruled Thursday that Farmers Branch's voting system is depriving the Latino population of representation on the City Council. City leaders have 60 days to address the violation of federal voting law. Farmers Branch's ethnic history has been troubled over the last six years or so. The ... More >>
Can't say we didn't see this coming, but a pair of Dallas voters are alleging that the recently redrawn City Council districts illegally dilutes the Hispanic vote. The city redrew its 14 council districts following the release of the 2010 Census. It adopted the final maps in October. According to a ... More >>
Domingo, Domingo, Domingo. You were named after the day of worship. Why do you always wind up using names against other people? Yesterday, state Representative Rafael Anchia jumped on Dallas congressional candidate Domingo Garcia for calling a black opponent an "errand boy." In a press release, A ... More >>
Photo by Patrick Michelsâ€‹So far, there's been little indication that the council has any interest in reopening the debate over the new council-districts map approved (barely) on October 5 and dispatched to the Department of Justice three weeks later. As you may recall, six council members did ask ... More >>
Photos by Anna Merlanâ€‹As promised, the public comment period at this morning's Dallas City Council meeting featured several members of the Domingo Garcia-led Latino Redistricting Task Force . In the council briefing room, every chair was full, with many people wearing white-and-blue tees that read ... More >>
And why don't more Mexis appear on television news talk shows?
You tried the enchiladas, now read the books
Hope to reclaim the American Southwest to fulfill Aztec prophecy? You must still be in college.
Spanish is malleable, but a love of midgets lasts forever
Explaining an idiom to idiots
Diversity be damned. You want to rename Industrial Boulevard, it better "market" the city.
Hispanic evangelical leaders join to push for compassionate immigration reform
Uncle Sam wants you--especially if you're Latino
A judge says Preston Hollow Elementary segregated white kids to please parents. The reality is deeper and maybe more troubling.
FC Dallas' Mario Torres carries the hopes of Latino soccer fans. But is he the future--or just a cynical marketing ploy?
Plus: Unripe Banana Case
Why is unsuccessful politico Brenda Reyes deciding who gets minority contracts? Because Adelfa Callejo says so.
From the week of February 15
Dallas judges say unqualified Spanish translators are hindering the course of justice, but county commissioners are hearing another story altogether
Bad teachers make bad students, according to DISD's own statistics; just don't ask to see them
The public can have some say on the site for a new cultural center. But not too much.