"Unless we adjust, we as a party are at tremendous peril of vanishing forever." This was Jason Villalba, the state rep from Dallas, over the phone today, imagining the doomsday scenario that could break his Republican party, if far-right members don't shuffle toward the center aisle on immigration. ... More >>
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 >>
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.
Brian Harkin Ah, well, Rudy -- we'll always have Wild About Harry's. John Edwards is out, as of moments ago. Rudy Giuliani is out, as of last night's Florida juicing, which should give Tom Hicks a little more free time to further ruin his various sports franchises. And Hillary Clinton's Latino "exp ... More >>
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.
Criminal District Judge Manny Alvarez is a Republican. But he'd prefer it if you kept politics out it. Back in May, a non-partisan poll showed that two years after Bush won a historic 40 percent of the Hispanic vote, Republicans' stance on immigration was alienating Latinos at a rapid clip. Whether ... More >>
Dallas fared well in Hispanic Magazine's Top 10 Cities for Hispanics. But then again, is it really a surprise? The magazine's determining factors included a checklist of items the city could mark off with ease, for the most part: "Hispanics want cities with low unemployment, low crime rates, low a ... More >>
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.