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Down Where The River Ends

James Moore | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
James Moore

U.S. foreign policy and economic aid to Central American countries, perhaps, instead of pumping billions into Mideast imbroglios, is likely to ease the flow of refugees toward Texas. But no answer is workable until politicians in Washington and Austin realize the Rio Grande Valley is not a battlefield.

The Women of Texas: Part 1 of a Series

Arcelia Hurtado | Posted 07.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Arcelia Hurtado

Texan Latinas are tough. They can and do handle so much without complaint. But the State of Texas, waving the 'pro-life' flag, is threatening these women's lives and denying them basic human rights by cutting funding to the clinics that once served them.

Two Women, Two Votes

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
James Moore

There is no end to growing season this close to the Mexican border and the fields are only barren between plantings. Crops, however, are not the only income producer for landowners in far South Texas.

The Unhealthy Presidential Politics of Ted Cruz

James Moore | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
James Moore

The senator fighting to make sure Obamacare covers no one, instead of the five million who have already signed up, next travels to New Hampshire where he will continue to insist he is not running for president.

Along a River, a While Ago

James Moore | Posted 03.07.2014 | Media
James Moore

The radio station was an unremarkable brick building encircled by palm and fruit trees. My intention was to use the airwaves of a local broadcaster to launch a journalism career after spending too much time as a disc jockey.

The Gloria Anzaldua Under Ground Library

Tony_Diaz | Posted 04.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

If there is anything we learn as writers and activists from Mexican American literary icon Gloria Anzaldúa's ground breaking book Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, it is to get mad at injustices and do something about it.

Undocumented Teen Commits Suicide, Consequences of Failed DREAM Act Continue

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 01.27.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

How much more bloodshed do we need to see before the system is fixed? May the suicide of Joaquin Luna not go in vain.

Enemy of the Valley: Aaron Peña's South Texas Party Switch Stings Constituents

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

Tony Martinez understands the significance of a powerful message. That's why it's unsurprising that he remembers what Aaron Peña's yard signs used to say -- and the promise they never fulfilled.