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  • *If you’re keeping score in Texas, this is the sixth time that the matter of funding the state’s public education system goes before the state supreme court. The issue of equitable education funding has been fought in the courts since 1984. VL By Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune The Texas Supreme Court is hearing oral […]

  • *The sheriff’s version of the incident is that the victim, who they say had harmed an 18 month-old child and a woman, resisted arrest. VL By Ashley Southall and Many Fernandez, The New York Times The fatal shooting of a Texas man by sheriff’s deputies in San Antonio last week was captured on video that […]

  • *This is important for Latinos students in Texas. This is the inequity in a nutshell: “In Texas, with the average school tax rate of $1 per $100 value of property, the poorest district can raise $300 per student and the richest district can raise $158,000 per student.” VL By Albert Kauffmann, For NewsTaco This week, the […]

  • *I simple, says Ray Salazar.  What we need to remember about Donald Trump is the stuff we learned at home, the things we know because we learned them from our family and friends. VL By Ray Salazar, The White Rhino I hesitated to write a commentary about Donald Trump because of the Spanish saying, “No […]

  • *Latino political observers are hoping that anger against Donald Trump will translate into political action, voter registration, millennials at the polls. VL By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas Morning News It’s one thing to talk about deporting 11 million people and building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. It’s quite another to insult a prominent member […]

  • *Thanks to Taquista Ito Romo for sending us this link. It’s taken a lifetime for a young immigrant busboy to reconcile his part in the assassination of Robert Kennedy. The Senator stopped to shake his hand … VL By Steve Lopez, The Los Angeles Times In June, Juan Romero did something he hadn’t done in decades. He […]

  • *An ironic chuckle to start your week. Borowitz nails it, with a knowing smirk. VL By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—As the United States’ bridges, roads, and other infrastructure dangerously deteriorate from decades of neglect, there is a mounting sense of urgency that it is time to build a giant wall. […]

  • *The truth is that no candidate, of either party, campaign promises notwithstanding, has ever known what awaits them once the reach the White House. VL By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco All of the major Presidential candidates talk about how they will “fix a broken Washington bureaucracy,” with Donald Trump leading the braying pack as usual by […]

  • *It’s the last official weekend of summer! Here’s something for your weekend cooking, from Adan Medrano. VL By Adan Medrano, Adán’s Blog Salsa Ranchera,  is a mainstay of the Mexican table, from Houston all the way to Veracruz. It’s made with Serrano chiles, tomato, onion and garlic.  The straightforward combination of native ingredients with a […]

  • *This story. Fortune is the magazine that compiles the list of the top 500 companies in the country – The Fortune 500. The editors saw it appropriate to publish an article that explains to their readers who Jorge Ramos is. Apparently Latinos are that far off their reader’s radars. As always, I’ll let you draw […]

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