The racial anger isn't just palpable any more; it's manifest. And again, Texas is getting attention for its ignorance instead of its greatness. In an upscale neighborhood of Northwest Austin, a Republican voter has hung an empty chair in effigy from a tree in his front yard.
These and other changes are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. I applaud the federal government for taking this important step that allows schools to create and reinforce healthy eating habits.
Tex-Mex (a cross between Southwestern and Mexican) is a super easy cuisine to play around with in your own kitchen, especially since it's fusion in nature and includes a lot of pantry ingredients.
What kind of lessons will our kids be learning from us? Will they be taught that we understood the harm that pollution is doing -- and took responsibility, and made serious changes? Or will they be learning about how and why adults -- their parents -- could ignore this threat to their future?
Last week's federal court ruling that Texas's 2011 plans for congressional districts and state legislative districts had both the purpose and effect of further reducing the representation of Texas's already underrepresented racial minority populations is just the state's latest salvo in the redistricting wars.
Ms. Roberts, like so many others who are moved to support a cause, says that she had never imagined a career in hospice work but found this new vision of her life through contemplation of death; in her senior year in college, she took a death and dying class.
For every uninspired destination name, there's one that's so wacky, you might wonder whether some town official from way-back-when named it on a dare.
A trio of federal court decisions in Florida, Ohio and Texas last week ripped the lid off the increasingly successful right-wing campaign to limit opportunities for low-income people, minorities and students to vote -- especially, and not coincidentally, in swing states.
Mayor Castro's family lore rings true. His grandmother, with a family tree extending back to Coahuila and Zacatecas, came here as a young girl and was taken in by relatives.
If you believe the hype, Ted Cruz is the future of the GOP. Republicans think he has the potential to attract Hispanics to their party. Cruz's supporters say he is going to shake things up in Congress. But Cruz actually had little Latino support in a race marked by low turnout.
In the first installment, shot at Houston's Uchi restaurant, I profiled a place that went out of its way to bring in fresh ingredients for each Staff Meal. At La Condesa, they go for a different approach, utilizing the "trim" from each night's service to create the staff meals the following day.
It isn't just that an overzealous pat-down can traumatize the most vulnerable among us, potentially leaving them with lifelong scars.
Nothing provides relief from the blazing heat quite like jumping into a cool, clear, spring-fed swimming hole.
Suppressing the vote diminishes election integrity by nurturing a political environment that ignores democracy and sustains social, economic, and ethnic disparities in today's society.
The last week has been all about Paul Ryan: his infamous budget, his fiscal extremism, his disdain for social safety nets like Medicaid, Medicare, and...
If you have been tempted to go on a safari, but you don't want to leave America, here's the solution! Leave your passport at home and take a wildlife adventure tour at a bed and breakfast in this country.