I only met Juan Garcia once. I was asked to visit him on September 15. For a couple of hours in a cold room in Livingston, Texas, we talked. With an unforgiving deadline approaching fast, the last things were at the forefront of our minds.
While the book ban has since been overturned, the controversy persists as national organizations take sides in this local debate. To extricate myself from this religious fervor, I rely on the peace gained from my time in nature.
The Department is refusing to accept consular IDs, a document it has accepted in the past, as a valid ID that would allow them to release birth certificates to the parents. Instead, the Department is asking undocumented parents to provide state issued driver's licenses, a privilege not afforded to undocumented Texans, or passports with valid visas.
Let me tell you a funny story - not funny as in ha ha lol, but hilarious in happenstances and implications. Last week in Paris, on the day-before-last of my stay there before flying to the States, I broke my big left toe with the heavy metal and glass door of my Parisian building.
While many adults 50 and over choose to visit the beach, take a cruise or explore Europe during their vacations, some are looking to take the road less traveled and are literally putting their money where their mouth is.
My first reaction to finding out about Ahmed Mohamed was fury. It rattled the Mom gene in me making me want to protect this child from the big bad world that was bullying him. I felt astonishment too. Do people seriously look at Muslim kids like they are not human? Like they are monsters?
Robin Murphy is the master of disaster robots. After 9/11, she deployed small mobile robots to investigate the rubble. In the wake of Katrina, she sent small, unmanned aerial vehicles to explore buildings on the Gulf Coast - the first time UAVs had been used for emergency structural inspections.
One of the greatest gifts a museum can supply a visitor is a free ticket to view important art works from around the world. Think of the many millions of people who are conveyed into a whole new arena of awareness because the door was open without cost.
Austin has become one of the most sought-after destinations in America. With its vast culture, sprawling hills, busy night life, and blend of international cuisine, art, and music, it has a little bit of everything.
Dr. Kendra Hatcher, a University of Kentucky College of Dentistry graduate, was murdered by an unidentified gunman in Dallas, TX on Wednesday.
This weekend, the teams of two legendary football programs will lock up in South Bend Indiana, when Texas visits Notre Dame for a game between teams and coaches with lots of questions that need answering.
This is a common tradition. But in 1938, did the Governors of Texas and Colorado take this tradition to the next level? Did they actually bet national landmarks on the results of a football game?
The 2014 midterm election results may have been a complete farce. All it takes is one insider who knows how to flip a switch and the outcome changes. When it comes to voting, should we trust our votes to a computer that doesn't even spit out a receipt for confirmation? Do you trust your voting machine manufacturer?
As the school year began last Monday, Houston's new Arabic Immersion Magnet School saw the first day marked by discriminatory, xenophobic protests. The protestors' claims conflate language and religion, implying that the Arabic language cannot be separated from the religion of Islam.
I'll be candid. I once started a blog because a boy broke my heart. Pretty typical, huh? Maybe it could've been. It could've been basic and predictable. It might have even been in the beginning. I used it as a platform to vent to the world, and to make sure others out there knew they weren't alone. I become vulnerable to offer others the strength they were missing.
The cost of voter restriction laws to our democracy is great. Voter ID laws disproportionately disenfranchise the elderly, the poor, non-drivers, and students -- those who typically don't vote Republican.