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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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After the Election: Real Fears Among Mexican Immigrant Families

“During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump called Mexican immigrants criminals and vowed to build a border wall, rescind the Obama Administration’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) initiatives, and mass deport millions of undocumented immigrants. Many families feel afraid and confused.”~~~ From MALDEF document “Immigrants’ Rights Under a Trump Presidency.” News media outlets across the nation report that after the presidential election,,,

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As the saying goes —
...take no prisoners

The 2016 election campaign was characterized best by a well know saying of unknown origin “take no prisoners”. Armies don’t take the battlefield to tie or lose. They take the battlefield to win. Campaigns are as such. In my political campaigns one of my sayings was “Campaigns are like gladiator events, if you can ‘t stand the sight of blood you don’t belong in politics.” The Trump campaign applied the principle well. Anyone that opposed him was summarily deposed of. Ted, Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, to name some. Another saying is “to the victor belong the spoils”. So, we see Trump applying pressure to the Republicans that opposed him to join the “winning team”. That goes with the saying “slay the king”. In this case King Donald is not ...

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Let  the purge begin

The Purge is a movie that first came out about 5 years ago, since then 3 others have followed. The premise of the movie is that once a year all crime is legal for 12 hours from 7:00pm to 7:00am, including murder. This is to allow American Citizens a specific day and time to allow their inner demons to come out, it is presented as a (SIK) cleansing. In addition, it brings unemployment down to 1% and makes ...

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Matilde gets to vote

Actually no one calls her Matilda…every­one calls her Grandma or Grandma Tillie…but Matilda is on her voter registration card. My 90-year-old grandmother immigrated to the US (in California) from Mexico when she was 23 years old...marrying a Mexi­can-American citizen. She became a citizen, here in Texas, under President Reagan’s amnesty plan. She started out working as a waitress and eventually became a bi-lingual secretary working for the YMCA. At 90 years old, she still has her wits about her…she still drives her car...

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Rude Awakening

The United States and the world woke up November 9, 2016 to a rude awakening, Donald Trump had been elected president of the US. Thousands of books will be written about this election by thousands of professors and political pundits about the election. Every textbook will try to answer, how Trump won and how Hillary lost. The numbers will be looked at demographically for every racial group in America in every state, county district, you name it.

Trump’s victory was not a foreseeable event. Contrary, he should have lost. In the beginning, it probably was not a plan. It was a plan that was born out of the rallies that he had. It started ...

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COMMISSIONER ROY CHARLES BROOKS

BIOGRAPHY

Roy Charles Brooks stands at the forefront of one of the fastest growing urban counties in the United States.  Located in the north central part of Texas, Tarrant County serves a population of approximately 1.8 million citizens.  Known for his strong leadership, ability to forge collaborations and influential voice not just in Tarrant County, but in the State and the Country, Roy fights for the rights of those he serves.
For over 30 years, Roy has represented his community, as a community volunteer, a city elected official, and now as County Commissioner.  He embraces the core values of integrity, innovation and growth. Roy is committed to the health and welfare of the people. Since entering office on January 1, 2005, he is continuously addressing the healthcare issues in his community. He has taken on issues such as: Healthcare for the Homeless, Infant Mortality, Obesity, Access of Care, Health Disparities, Criminal...

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A life filled with potholes

My name is Belinda Flowers and I am twenty-three years old. I am a divorced mother of two wonderful children. I have two outstanding and supportive grandparents who I consider to be my "parents." After all, they raised me throughout my life. I am currently living with them in Podunk, Texas. I am a responsible, mature young woman. Since I was born, I have lived a rough, violent life. I was abused on a daily basis by my alcoholic, drug-addict mother and stepdad. Being the oldest of three children meant that an enormous amount of responsibility had been laid upon me-already. Over many months I experienced horror and confusion at what was being done to me. I didn't do well academically in school. The questions always crossed my mind, "Aren't I somebody? Why is' this happening .,,

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“No” on the Senior Property
Tax Freeze For Denton.

So, what comes to mind when someone asks you to sign a petition to freeze property taxes for Senior Citizens and the disabled-- yes or no? How a request is framed makes a big difference on how a person responds. Now let’s take the same petition and reframe the question providing a little more information on the effects of the petition. What will be your response? Would you sign this petition to freeze property taxes for senior citizens and the disabled if: 1) you knew that those who will mostly benefit will be those seniors with more expensive houses, 2) the tax freeze will shift the tax burden to young people, renters, young families, etc., and 3) the tax freeze once implemented by the city can only be removed by the legislature...

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“My Life is a Telenovela”
WEtv

“My life is a Telenovela” premiered on WEtv Date and Time gives you exactly what the name of this hilarious television show offers, but instead of a scripted soap opera this show is based on the real lives of six Actors, Models and Musicians. Charged with back handed complements, deep seeded resentment and extravagant fun this show is entertaining for Adults; definitely not for children. Enrique Sapene, a dedicated completely self-obsessed actor who has his sights set on a vastly sought after role on a popular Telenovela, uses gossip and backstabbing fake friendships to make his way through the harsh world of television and movies. Marie ‘Raquenel’ Portillo’ according to the WEtv Website reveals how she was discovered at the age of 15 by Sergio Andrade, she sang with Gloria Trevi in the girl group “Boquitas Pintadas” and now she is a Telenovela Actress for Telemundo with secrets and a past that could destroy her career…according to Enrique. You quickly notice the lack of sincerity between the two “friends”, Enrique and ‘Raquenel’. Gustavo Pedraza an Actor infatuated with the spotlight is even willing to throw his fellow castmates under the bus during red carpet interviews. Gustavo and Sissi Fleitas alliance against ‘Raquenel’ seems to have her work cut out for her. There are no true friends here. WEtv also ads in Liliana Rodríguez Morillo, the daughter of Jose Luis Rodríguez (El Puma) and Lila Morillo known for their music and work on popular Telenovelas in Latin America,...

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God and Government

One thing that is being revealed by the Presidential elections is racism and prejudice. Those kinds of feelings are dangerous. One of the main reasons Jesus was crucified was due to prejudice. The Jewish leaders were prejudice against the Nazarenes. They could not accept that the Messiah would be a Nazarene. They believe the Messiah was supposed to come from the upper class of the Jewish nation. They also believed the Messiah was supposed to create a new kingdom that would take over government powers under Jewish rule led by the Messiah. Jesus did not do that even though he could have if he wanted to. No, he came to create another kind of Kingdom and that is the Kingdom of his Church. His Church is a spiritual kingdom by which we can come to his love and gain enteral life after death if we live according to his teachings. He helps us by giving us a way to be forgiven for our sins when we make mistakes.

For those of you that have not heard about Jesus let me give a quick history lesson. Adam, the first man, created by God, failed to obey God’s only law at that time which was “do not eat the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge”. When he ate from it, that act made man unworthy of eternal life. Thousands of years later after the...

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Después de la elección: los temores reales entre las familias inmigrantes mexicanas

Residentes Permanentes Legales) de la administración de Obama, y deportar en masa a millones de inmigrantes indocumentados. Muchas familias se sienten con miedo y confusión.~~del documento de MALDEF "Derechos de Inmigrantes Bajo la Presidencia de Trump." Las noticias en todo el país reportan que después de las elecciones presidenciales se han hecho hostigamientos e intimidaciones...

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Will We See Antonio
AKA Tony Play Again?

Back in August of this year I wrote an article with the title Adios Antonio AKA Tony, he had not yet played in Seattle game that had him out this season for 10 weeks. In fact, all the talk was about how good he felt and how this might be his/their season. There was a lot to be excited about with rookie Ezekiel Elliot expected to carry a big workload on offense. A healthy Dez was also expected to have a great season and Witten not showing any signs of slowing down. And even the defense had to be better than last season, after all they must have learned something. All this came crashing down in the pre-season dress rehearsal game against Seattle, Tony goes down with another back injury. In the same article, I wrote in August I stated that one more serious injury and would likely have to say Adios Tony. I considered the alternatives and that time it was Kellen Moore with 0/2 Cowboy record or some rookie named Dak Prescott. Well that some rookie, has turned into Some Real Quarterback out of nowhere, for sure he was not the Cowboys first or second or third draft choice for that position. No one saw this coming, Cowboys 9/1 with a rookie QB leading this team...

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El despertar rudo

Los Estados Unidos y el mundo despertaron el 09 de noviembre de 2016 a un rudo despertar, Donald Trump había sido elegido Presidente de los Estados Unidos. ! Que susto! Miles de libros se escribirán acerca de esta elección por miles de profesores y expertos políticos sobre las elecciones. Cada libro de texto intentará de explicar, como fue que gano Trump y porque perdio Hillary. Investigaran los números demográficamente para cada grupo racial en Estados Unidos en el distrito de cada Estado, Condado, lo que sea. La victoria de Trump no fue un evento previsible. Al contrario, él debe ...

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Chicano Art to Fund Education

Joe Ruiz did not start his life planning to open a Custom Car Shop. No, his goal was simpler than that. In High School, all he wanted to do is to be able to have a car of his own (A 1976 Monte Carlo) and he figured if he could learn to fix himself that would increase his chances of doing so. That of course are normal desires for most teenagers, in fact I think most of us can remember their first car, a thing of beauty maybe not, but hey it was wheels. And besides if it needed a little work, who better to do it then yourself, the Lowrider Onda was big then and was not only cool but spoke to his love of culture. As for me personally I never got around to matching my dreams to my car’s reality, but Joe did and still does today not only for himself but also for many area car enthusiasts that have the vision but lack the skills to make it happen...

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Scored a perfect score
on the AP Science test

Miguel was born in December, 1998 in Grapevine Texas. His mother Maria, is from Monterrey, NL, Mex. and his father Michael, is from El Paso, TX. Maria, owns and operates a maid service business. His father is an IT Analyst for the City of Fort Worth. His father also holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, and Masters of Public Administration. Miguel has an older sister Ester, and a younger brother, Rafael. In January 2000, the family moved to Ft Worth.

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BACK IN THE DAY

Flipping through records of various artists past and present, 41-year-old veteran DJ Jason Guereca, peruses through vinyl at Lola’s Saloon’s record rummage in Fort Worth, TX. Forgotten talent mixed with music everyone should own, Guereca eyes the keepers and shelves back already owned albums. While searching, Guereca finds a white label bootleg of Blur’s “Song 2,” which he helped fund and produce. The self-retired DJ along with a generation of DJ’s and fans of old school dance music share experiences and memories of the hazy limelight of downtown Fort Worth. Once owner and operator of R-Type records and resident DJ at late club venues in Fort Worth during the mid 2000’s such as: 8.0’s, Saffire Lounge, Duce and Vivid. Guereca, along with many club kids, ravers and some of Fort Worth’s...

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El Curendero Letters

My problem is not my golf game; in fact my friends tell me I should attend the P.G.A. Qualifier School Senor Curandero my problem is my wife, she’s demanding I spend more time with her and the kids. I play (5) times a week 3 quick 9s & 2 18s. I also work 6 days a week_ she has no problem with work. Please help as divorce is not an option due to my strong religious beliefs. Signed Great Golfer with Desperate Housewife Handicap

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