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Letters from the Editor

We stand in solidarity with the families of the victims of the Orlando massacre.  When a crime this horrific is committed, much like Sandy Hook, you cannot stand in support of any part of the Second Amendment.  The Second Amendment was adopted when America was still a young country and people needed weapons to defend themselves against other colonists, Indians and dangerous animals.  Things have changed since.  The threats have changed.  So have the power of the weapons.  America needs a dialogue as to how to prevent events such as Orlando from happening.  Perhaps all that is needed to allow lawsuits against those that pass such laws. 

I attended the Dump the Trump (AKA The Whiner) protest march in Dallas.  Conspicuously present were open carry people.  I really thought you had to have common sense when you got a concealed or open carry license.  Those people there with arms were not exercising good common sense ...

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Profiling or Stereotyping

I have been fortunate to participate in two meetings that have brought individuals together who are concerned with what is going on in this country.  What has led to 5 police officers being killed and why is there a group called “Black Lives Matter”.  A common theme from both meetings is that there are some bad police officers or bad police departments but that this phenomenon is not the norm.  Anyone who knows the history of this country knows that race relations has always been an issue from the founding of this country

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Acculturation and Assimilation

As a World Geography teacher I used to show a short film on “I am an American.”  The message of the film was simple we are all American.  We are of different ethnic background, different religion, Speak different dialect of English and sometimes even a different language.  Sometimes we refer ourselves according to our skin color, White, Black or Brown. The phrase “People of Color” coined to label all of us that are off-White. 

What makes us American is our unique brand of White, Anglo Saxon, Protestant (WASP) culture.  American culture has its roots going back to the original thirteen colonies.  At that time cultures from different European, native and African cultures blended together to form the American culture that we have today...

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Letter from Publisher

As we enter our 4th year of publishing I am still filled with wonder over the stories we have brought to you and the many yet to come. There have been stories of extreme heroism in the face of danger, stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things and about young people that have already achieved and ...

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El Clyde y la Bonnie
de North Texas

They were born dirt poor.  The Grapes of Wrath portrayed the plight of poor Whites during the Great Depression abandoning their farms and looking for survival elsewhere.  The Barrow and Parker families followed the pattern.  They landed in the west bank of the Trinity River in what was called Cement City.  Originally called Eagle Ford, Cement City got its name from the two cement factories in the area, Portland Cement and Lone Star Cement.  Another more affectionate name for the area was “The Devil’s Back Porch.”  The area was known for its lawlessness.

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Legalize it!

Colorado is now widely known for its controversial decision to legalize the recreational use of Marijuana in 2014. Soon other states like Alaska, Oregon and Washington followed suit. While there has been plenty of opposition to the new law, there has also been a lot of positivity. A lot of politicians see the potential benefit in the legalization of Marijuana. According to the Colorado department of revenue, in 2015 they accumulated $587,834,219 in Taxes for the recreational sales alone....

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Why should you protest
Property Taxes

Why should you protest your property taxes?  Because if you do, you have a good chance of getting your property appraisal value lowered and thus your tax bill lowered just by asking for a decrease in the value the appraiser came up with.  If you don’t protest, the appraised value of your property will continue to increase every year and so will your property tax bill. Many people complain about how much they pay in taxes to the federal government but never protest their local property taxes and have no idea how the process works.  Therefore, I will review some information on protesting taxes. Any property owner can protest his property taxes...

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So You Think Your Vote Doesn’t Matter: THINK AGAIN

People are saying they are not going to vote because their vote doesn’t count. Many use the lack of choice, given the candidates who are running for office, as an excuse for staying away from the polling place. For Latinos it is critical that they not remove themselves from the voting process. The vote is the voice of the people. Voting makes the Latino voice matter. Those are not empty phrases.

Politicians and government leaders will listen to the group that has a voting record. Proof that communities are actively and consistently voting, determine where state and local elected...

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Teachers Massacred
in Mexico

This Tuesday June 28, 2016 the Kimbell art museum hosted a reception for the Consul General of Mexico, Francisco De La Torre Galindo. When the Consul stood behind the podium he was visibly nervous and jittery, occasionally mumbling his speech. This was to be expected since his boss Enrique Peña Nieto had recently massacred Mexican teachers. The death toll of teachers was at least eight murdered by police forces, including a father who was a teacher...

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La Famila Que Vota
The Family That Votes

If your family votes you are ensuring your neighborhood has proper roads, your children have a quality education, water, clean air, Justice and much more that we take for granted. In short you have a say in your community that allows you to protect your loved ones. However, many complain about the lack of city services in their neighborhood, their kids’ school, high crime rate but it does not end there. Some ask why can we not get more people elected to office that understand our needs and share our history. Why do we have many in political office that will not listen to us or seem not to care. And why do we have someone running for President that seems to be Anti-Mexican. The answer to all these questions are below.

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Brother Mourns  Fallen Officer

An armed gunman took the lives of five Dallas police officers at a Black Lives Matter protest Thursday night, July 7, 2016 in Dallas, TX. One particular officer, 32-year-old Patrick Zamarripa lost his life that night amongst the chaos, leaving behind a mourning family—including his 10-year-old stepson, Dylan and 2-year-old daughter, Lyncoln.

Zamarripa’s younger brother Carlos Zamarripa shared a few words with Nuestra Voz de North Texas, recalling what the family has been through while mourning the loss of the eldest brother...

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The America I grew up in

We were dirt poor. We just did not know it.  We were not blind.  We could see the social inequality around us.  At least I could.  For a boy of 5 or 6 in the late 1940’s I wondered what it would take to not be poor.  All around me I heard that an education was not important.  You did not need it to pick cotton.  Somehow, I managed to go to school and get a sporadic education even if picking cotton came first.  I loved going to school.  By the early 1950’s there was no more cotton to pick.  With the appearance of the cotton picking machine technology made our skill obsolete.  We settled in San Antonio.  Out of work, unemployable and without a skill it was hard to get a job in San Antonio.  I could not get a job because I was too young and somehow now that we lived in San Antonio, school attendance was mandatory.  I supplemented family income...

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Rangers at the All Star Break

The Rangers Stumbled into the All Star Break with the fourth best record in Baseball. How ironic it is. Last year at this time we would have loved to have been 54 – 36 with a 5 ½ game lead in the American League West over the resurgent Houston Astros. With both Colby Lewis and Derek Holland being put on the Disabled List and Yu Darvish already there that’s damaging to your starting pitching.  Unless you’re hitting like the ’27 Yankees you’re only going to struggle even more.

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The Whiteness of the Arlington ISD Workforce (Part II)

It was previously reported that a freedom of information request made to the Arlington Independent School District (ISD) for a listing of all its current employees revealed some startling facts that points to a disturbing pattern of hiring practices.  Since the start of Superintendent Cavazos administration, 2,290 or 65% of whites were hired compared to a dismal 278 or 8% Hispanics.

A statistical breakdown of the data analyzed and compared to the district’s student demographics is once again illustrated below.

As a result of the dramatic changes in demographics in communities...

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Want to be happy get into the correct cycle

I opened the Bible to Ezekiel and started reading what he had to say. Ezekiel was a prophet in the Old Testament. Most of his writing in the Bible talks about God punishing the Israeli people because they turned away from him and became immoral. They had become proud and believed they did not need God. The people were breaking all the commandments and...

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Acculturation and Assimilation

As a World Geography teacher I used to show a short film on “I am an American.”  The message of the film was simple we are all American.  We are of different ethnic background, different religion, Speak different dialect of English and sometimes even a different language.  Sometimes we refer ourselves according to our skin color, White, Black or Brown. The phrase “People of Color” coined to label all of us that are off-White. 

What makes us American is our unique brand of White, Anglo Saxon, Protestant (WASP) culture.  American culture has its roots going back to the original thirteen colonies.  At that time cultures from different European, native and African cultures blended together to form the American culture that we have today.  Many others have contributed along the way from Pizza to Tacos....

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Adios Antonio Ramiro Romo
AKA Tony Romo

Tony is now 36 years old, in NFL Quarterback years that is approaching 50. Which if you listen Cowboy’s GM and owner Jerry Jones he might still be playing at 50. As it is he expects him to keep playing past 40 years old to fulfill his contract. Which goes a long way in explaining why we have not managed to either draft or trade for at least a serviceable Quarterback...

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Sheriff Tax Sales

A few years ago, I learned about properties being sold by the Sheriff Department in Denton County because people failed to pay the property taxes assessed by the county on their real property.  I have obtained a few of these properties and would like to share this information with others.  Each First Tuesday of the month at the court house on McKinney Street in Denton, Texas, the Sheriff Department sells properties that have been cleared to be sold because owners failed to pay the property taxes.

The sales start at 10:00 a.m. and the properties are sold to the highest bidder.  A list of the properties can be obtained by going to “Denton Country Sheriff Sales” then clicking on Sheriff Sales.  These are cash sales so the property has to be paid by 4:00 p.m....

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Quieres ser feliz entrar en el ciclo

Abrí la Biblia a Ezequiel y empecé a leer lo que tenía que decir. Ezequiel era un profeta en el Antiguo Testamento. La mayoría de sus escrituras en la Biblia hablan sobre Dios castigando al pueblo de Israel porque se dan la media vuelta y se retiran de él a una vida inmoral. Se habían vuelto orgullosos y no necesitan a Dios. Las personas estaban rompiendo todos los mandamientos y también adoraban ídolos. Ezequiel sigue y sabe cómo Dios castigará a Israel. La gente no le creyeron hasta que ...

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