Amnesty policies backed by big business will shortchange America’s minority and legal immigrant populations, and Hispanics in Texas are beginning to take note.
Education in science and math helped me escape the poverty of the Rio Grande Valley. But those educational opportunities also led me to return to my community with a determination to help put struggling students on a different path.
Leticia Van de Putte’s decision to resign from the Texas Senate to run for mayor of San Antonio has set the stage for the highest-profile battle for the soul of the state's Democratic Party in recent years.
Texas Democrats got hit pretty hard in November. Wouldn't it feel good to hit back? By electing me the next mayor of Austin, you'll help ensure that our city never belongs to the Republicans who back my opponent.
Austin is already a great place to live, but the challenges our city faces will require thoughtful, proactive leaders who can collaborate and negotiate with the rest of the state. I'll do that as our next mayor.
Many factors play a role in rising health costs, including the misuse of emergency care. But firmer regulations and a little education can help minimize the impact.
Texas may not be at the center of the recent national conversation about the deaths of black men at the hands of police, but our state's criminal justice system is failing poor communities, too. Luckily, there's something we can do about it.
Our nation should leverage the immense opportunities that come with its rich racial, ethnic and religious diversity.
Attending college in Texas shouldn't be a luxury afforded only to the wealthy or those willing to take on massive student loan debt. But that's what's happened in our state since we deregulated tuition.