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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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The question is,
“What do you have to lose?” 

Being a native Texan I have seen change.  Cotton picking was replaced first by a simple machine to today’ complicated machine.  Cotton picking went from unskilled labor to highly technical operation.  Cotton picking did not change, how it was picked did.  The change affected my family.  Without a means of subsistence, we went to the big city.  The only job my father could get was the one he was skilled to do, drive a truck.  Neither my father nor mother had any education.  My father learned to speak English out of necessity.  My mother spoke only Spanish.  We went through some hard times...

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The Latino Vote –
Question or Trend

We are proudly celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15.

I am asking my Latino Brothers and Latina Sisters to celebrate our legacy with getting involved in our local communities. I am involved with several groups that are trying to motivate our community at large to put aside some old political habits and gain some new ones. I ask this for several reasons and will explain in detail.

Many of our Local, State and National elected officials ignore us and don’t pay attention to our requests and ...

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Mis Abuelos

My grandparents lived in a small two-bedroom house in a tiny town right along the border. He was not really my grandfather, he was my mom’s stepfather, we called him Tomás. He built the house for my abuelita (grandmother), with some help from friends and family. The dining room had vinyl flooring that did not match, but it was home and we were always welcome...

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An Editorial: Identity Through the  Representation of  Self-Expression

En La Calle Music and Lifestyle Maga-zine is oriented for a younger audience, not just young Latinos. We are all Mexican, Filipino, Cuban, or come form a mixture of colors of the cultural rainbow. We might even be certain of our own identity from the perspective of others. At first look, as a white conservative; dark brown liberal, black; straight; gay; transgender; bisexual; just normal or identified as lacking, or a more than fortunate human being.

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Say No to Freeze on Taxes for seniors and Disabled

I responded to the August 25th guest column submitted by Shirley Johnson and Shirley Martin, entitled, “City Must Freeze Taxes for seniors, Disabled.  In a guest column date September 1 in the Denton Record Chronicle, I outlined my reasons for opposing this proposal.  At first glance it sounded like a great idea. After all, I am a senior citizen and would definitely benefit from this proposal.   At a second glance it dawned on me, yes, it is great for me, but who will be impacted?  After all, we don’t get something for nothing.  Who is pushing this proposal?  It is a group with ties to Robson Ranch.  I totally disagree with this proposal the way it is being proposed for the following reasons...

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Si Se Puede

Hispanic Caucus of North Texas 1500 Circle Park Blvd Fort Worth, Texas 76164 Subject: Naming a Street in honor of Cesar Chavez TO: Mayor Betsy Price, Members of Fort Worth City Council We know how important role models are to the social and educational development of our children. Role models can be the difference between finishing school and being a productive member of society or being a dropout and a burden to society. This is a fact that does not need statistical data. In trying to improve how our children view themselves we feel that having an iconic leader they can look up to is very important. Unfortunately, at the moment, Cesar Chavez, the most well-known Mexican-American leader is obscured by the lack of a street being named after him. Fort Worth is the largest city in Texas that does not have a street honoring Cesar Chavez. The US Postal Service printed a stamp to commemorate him. The US Navy named a ship after him to commemorate his service to the Navy and to America...

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Extraterrestrials

We have all thought about it every now and then; even if you don’t like to admit it. Are aliens real? Are they among us or lightyears away on an unknown planet? Some may even reject the idea based on religious beliefs. Others want to believe we are not the only ones in this seemingly endless universe. Theories and experiences around UFO phenomenon can be intriguing, as well as extremely frightening. Statistics say that 1 out of 2 Americans believe in the existence of UFOS or Alien life forms.

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The Catholic Mass is Beautiful

So you go to Mass on Sundays because you were told you are supposed to go or you will surely go to hell after you die. After Mass is over you say to yourself, “Got-‘er- done, I put in my time. I should be all right with God”.  I am sorry to tell you you may not be leaving the service with all the grace you could have gained if you knew what the Mass is all about.

I will attempt to give you some information about what is going on up in front of the church on the Altar during Mass so that you can enjoy it more.

 

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Mis Abuelos

My grandparents lived in a small two-bedroom house in a tiny town right along the border.  He was not really my grandfather, he was my mom’s stepfather, we called him Tomás.  He built the house for my abuelita (grandmother), with some help from friends and family.  The dining room had vinyl flooring that did not match, but it was home and we were always welcome.  The sala (sitting/living room) had glass doors with glass door knobs.  Abuelita (grandmother) would take us through it and point out everyone in the pictures and tell us the year and what was going on. You know, “that’s your tio (uncle) Gollo with your mom that time we went to visit Allende” She also had some of our art on the walls, pieces we had embroidered or cards we had sent her.

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Denton Police Involved with Youth

The Denton Police Department School Resource Officers have operated a summer youth program for seven years. The goal of the program is to help young people make better choices through education, building self-confidence, and mentorship. The program has served approximately 250 boys since its inception. Many of the participants have gone from marginal students with poor attendance and poor company to high school graduates that have been accepted into college or the military. In 2015 the program started serving female students. Approximately 50 boys and 10 girls participated in the program in 2015. The participation and programming for the girls is expected to double for 2016. The Denton Police Summer Youth Pro-gram is a proactive measure aimed at improving the quality of life in the City of Denton. The program has shown to be a unique and effective method of encouraging positive behavior in young people.

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La pregunta es,
"¿Qué tienes que perder?"

Siendo un tejano nativo he visto mucho cambio. Recogiendo algodón algo que se hacía a mano, fue reemplazado primero por una simple máquina que solamente levantaba el algodón hasta la que existe hoy en día que hace todo el trabajo en el campo. Recogiendo algodón pasó de mano de obra no calificada a altamente una operación técnica complicada.

Recogiendo algodón no cambio, solo como se recogía. El cambio afectó a mi familia. Sin un medio de subsistencia, fuimos a la gran ciudad. El único añol. Fuimos a través de algunos tiempos difíciles...

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The Catholic Mass is beautiful

So you go to Mass on Sundays because you were told you are supposed to go or you will surely go to hell after you die. After Mass is over you say to yourself, “Got-‘er- done, I put in my time. I should be all right with God”.  I am sorry to tell you you may not be leaving the service with all the grace you could have gained if you knew what the Mass is all about.So you go to Mass on Sundays because you were told you are supposed to go or you will surely go to hell after you die. After Mass is over you say to yourself, “Got-‘er- done, I put in my time. I should be all right with God”.  I am sorry to tell you you may not be leaving the service with all the grace you could have gained if you knew what the Mass is all about...

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Hands of Stone

Hands of Stone is worth watching. The film portrays the dramatic and incredible life of legend Roberto Duran. It is impossible for a film to cover everything in the life of the great Duran, yet the film delivered and was entertaining. The film is a debt owed to Duran by all his fans, a way to celebrate the great Roberto Duran once more.

One element that was not touched upon by the film was the racial tensions between blacks and whites in the United States...

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Magic Number
for the Rangers is 7!

Going into the September 17th weekend the Texas Ranger magic number was 7. So any combination of Ranger wins and Seattle Mariner losses and the Rangers will clinch their 4th American League West Division title in the last 7 years. Since August 20th the Rangers have gone 15-10 with an 88-60 record and the best record in the American League. They have a 9 ½ game lead over the second place Mariners. They have been led by Adrian Beltre batting .346 with 98 RBi’s, Rougned Odor with 31 Home Runs and 31 doubles. A great bullpen lead by Sam Dyson with 34 saves, Matt Bush with a 7-2 record and 19 holds, and Jake Diekman with 4 saves and a team high 24 holds. Adding a punch has been, newly acquired Carlos Gomez has 6 homers with the Rangers in just 21 games, in comparison he had 6 homers 85 games with the Houston Astros this year.

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Life Without Romo

Hands of Stone is worth watching. The film portrays the dramatic and incredible life of legend Roberto Duran. It is impossible for a film to cover everything in the life of the great Duran, yet the film delivered and was entertaining. The film is a debt owed to Duran by all his fans, a way to celebrate the great Roberto Duran once more.

One element that was not touched upon by the film was the racial tensions between blacks and whites in the United States and how that indirectly played a role in Duran’s rise to universal fame. The film emphasized instead the tensions between the U.S. and Panama over the Canal.

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All Saints Catholic Youth Group-CIA Win Second Championship

Al mismo tiempo que mi abuelo, Tomás, se hirió su mano. Cada mañana mi abuela hacia café y torti-llas frescas para el desayuno. Y ahora, cada uno de ellos tomaba un extremo del palote y enrollaban las tortillas, que mañana. Riendo, hicieron el desayuno juntos. 

Me encantaba ir a su casa. Les hecho mucho de menos. Hecho de menos juntarme con mis tías, tíos y primos. Ahora tenemos miedo de ir al otro lado de la frontera y no pueden venir aquí. Se habla de la construcción de un muro; una pared física no es necesaria, el miedo y el papeleo son ya una pared. Sí, tenemos que proteger a nuestro país de aquellos que quieren hacernos daño, ¿pero no es justo permitir a alguien que nos haga temer un gru-po de personas que llamamos familiares y amigos? 

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High School wrestling through the eyes of a high school student

This year I realized a lot about people’s perspectives, and that changed my outlook on things. On the first day of school people tend to ask what your electives you are taking and what sports you're participating in. When male students would ask and I'd respond with "wrestling", I could pretty much know exactly what they were going to say," Oh...Football's harder ". I am always really confused because I never remember asking them which was going to be harder. I thought it's better to prove to them what I can do rather than to argue about it. Comments like that made me work harder in the weight room and the wrestling room.

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