• Transportation

    How to solve the Texas traffic problem


    It’s clear that Washington is the wrong place to look for help with our transportation problems. We must take matters into our own hands, and voting for Proposition 1 in November is just the first step.

  • Public Education

    Living in two worlds as a black educator


    As an African-American educator in Texas public schools, I’ve been viewed as both a token and a savior. Only when we start to look beyond teaching professionals’ race will we be able to do the same for students.

  • Immigration

    The case for compassion at the border


    Our dysfunctional immigration system is overwhelmed and needs to be fixed, but is there not a place for mercy? People who just want a safe place to work and raise their families are not a threat to our nation. They're an asset.


A small-business owner's recipe for reform

Call me a hypocrite, but I don't support amnesty for all. As an immigrant and owner of a successful restaurant, however, I realize that we all need a helping hand sometimes. Here's how I would change the system.


Where are all the Latina Republicans?

There’s not a single female Hispanic Republican in the Texas Legislature or representing the state in Congress. That's troubling, but the first step toward fixing the problem is empowering all women.


Crossing the border into 2016

Whether you consider the border crisis a humanitarian problem or a policy failure, it's also a striking reminder that Texas is already playing an outsize role in the 2016 GOP presidential race.


We can do better, Gov. Perry

We can follow our conscience and calmly accept the migrant children on the border in their hour of need. Or we can do what the governor has done: sensationalize a humanitarian crisis and prey on fears.

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