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Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The Redistricting Wars Redux

By Dr. Herny Flores, NewsTaco Bueno, the redistricting wars have started again in Texas; they began Wednesday, May 29 in San Antonio.  Well, at least the latest chapter of the redistricting wars started?  The commencement of the Texas Redistricting Wars began in 1974 when the Federal Court imposed single member districts on the state’s congressional

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Texas Sen. Carlos Truan, A Living Legacy

If you venture too far from South Texas or the mired halls of Texas’ state capitol politics you may not not run into too many people who’ve heard of Carlos Truan. But inside his home base the former state...

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Did Texas Rep. Peña Lie About Drawing Own District?

By Cindy Casares Texas Representative Aaron Peña (R, but formerly D–Edinburg) is in the hot seat this week after testimony in San Antonio federal court last week proved inconsistent with Peña’s description of his role in the recent...

Monday, June 27th, 2011

How Many Is “Too Many” Latino Elected Officials?

By Dr. Henry Flores, Ph.D. The reason we can’t get anything done in the Texas state legislature is that there are too many Latinos elected to that “august body.” So sayeth Rebecca Forest, a co-founder of Immigration...