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Defunding the Police

By Yvette Tello Defunding the police is a huge topic right now. Do you believe that by defunding the police, this will stop racist, power-hungry po- lice officers? Someone mentioned to me that if you want a solution, we should remove the union that disallows these people from being fired. What do you think? Let’s talk about it.. #letstalkaboutit Darwin Walker: “ No, I don’t. We need policy change.” Kellie Williams Smith: “ I can’t believe it’s even up for debate” Jesus Tello: “The union’s got to go.” Monica Monica: “ We have a Citizens Action Review Board that...

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Antonio R. Sanchez Sr.

By Leonard Rodriguez This column highlights inspiring stories of Latino leaders. For more than 500 years, Latino men and wom- en have positively influenced the face of United States society. Let us celebrate these outstanding hispanics. Antonio R. Sanchez Sr. Co-founder of the International Bank of Commerce in Laredo and the Sanchez-O’Brien Petroleum Group, Antonio Sanchez is known for creating one of the largest Hispanic Business Empires in the Southwest. By the early ‘70s, his financial empire included two banks, a construction company, an industrial park, a horse farm and real estate. In 1984, along with his son, Sanchez...

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Deadline approaching: United Ways seek Spanish-speaking families across Texas to complete important survey to assess economic impact of COVID19

By Joelle Polisky United Ways across Texas and the state organization, United Ways of Texas, are conducting a statewide survey to assess the economic impact the COVID19 crisis has had on Texas families. All Texas families are invited to complete the United Way Texas COVID19 survey by June 24. Individual responses are confidential. The link to the survey in Spanish is here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/spanishtxcovid19impact. “Every Texas family has felt the impact of COVID19 and even though much of our state has re-opened, life remains uncertain,” said Adrianna Cuellar Rojas, United Ways of Texas President and CEO. “This survey represents an...

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COVID -19 DACA Y LOS DREAMERS.

Primero hay que ubicar DACA, Programa de Acción Diferida para los llegados en la infancia, como una acción ejecutiva temporal tras décadas de negociaciones fallidas en el congreso y ambigüedades políticas; tratare de establecer su definición y alcances, así como contextualizarla. La acción diferida es el uso de la discreción procesal, para diferir la acción procesal de remoción o deportación de una persona por un periodo de tiempo determinado, no proporciona derecho a la ciudadanía, ni estatus legal, si da derecho a la autorización de empleo, obtención de licencias de conducir, ingreso a la universidad, pago de impuestos, trabajo...

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Father’s Day

By Steve Walker Today is Father’s Day. It is the day to nationally celebrate and honor all our fathers who are still alive and those who have passed away to include La Prensa Publisher Tino Duran. In my case, my father passed away at the age of 62 in 1985. My grandfather (his father) passed away at 65 in 1962. As a teenager I visited with my grandfather maybe three or four times before we moved for the umpteenth time. Growing up in the fifties I remember Father’s Day at my house as not being overly memorable as a little kid. Later as the teenager in the sixties I remember the family would go to a restaurant for that special Sunday meal celebrating fatherhood Father’s Day, accordingly was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19th 1910.Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there.  Ironically I am the oldest of six boys. After hearing a sermon about Anna Jarvis’s Mother’s Day at Central Methodist Episcopal Church in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5th, her father’s birthday, the pastors did not have enough time...

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