With an influx of women and children coming to the United States illegally from Central America, more money might soon be spent domestically while cutting down foreign aid. United States Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) on Monday introduced H.R. 5014, the Illegal Entry Accountability Act ... More >>
Something we have in common?
We've known for some time that the American Constitution, that yellowed document containing all our inalienable and God-given rights, was a special slip of parchment. The first of its kind, we've been told. The example. The lodestar. The exceptional. But recent research, publicized last week in Blo ... More >>
Venezuela's Huge Chavez has been one of the more polarizing political figures on the world stage, beloved by many, hated by just as many if not more. Citgo is a huge energy company based in Houston, incorporated under U.S. laws....but owned by Venezuela. Which put the company in somewhat of a toug ... More >>
And Is Mexico a Tea Party Paradise?
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
La Migra, NAFTA and one piece at a time
NASA goes undergroundNASA may be out of the moon business and seen a lot of other space-related dreams curtailed, but now it looks like they can direct their energies underground.The government of Chile has asked for NASA's help in dealing with the 33 miners trapped in a tight space a half-mile u ... More >>
Unlike refugees from other troubled countries, only a fraction of Mexicans seeking U.S. asylum are accepted no matter how horrible their wounds or their stories.
Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital
Each Tuesday and Thursday for the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look at alternatives to cokes for the sticky Houston summer that lies ahead. I was prepared not to like Ironbeer from the start. I don't like the packaging. It looks too reminiscent of Dr Pepper and, therefore, like a knock ... More >>
From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border
The Classical Theatre Company's well-received production of Hamlet comes to a close on Sunday; it's a show we highly recommend.An original one-man adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet stars Guy Roberts, who adapted the piece and also co-directed with John Johnston. During the ninety-mi ... More >>
Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! And remember your sunscreen
The Mexican ambassador to Spain has written a letter to Burger King objecting to a new ad campaign for the "Texican Whopper." The print ads and commercials, which appear only in Europe, feature an unlikely pair of roommates--a tall cowboy who travels by horse and short Mexican who answers the front ... More >>
Simonton, Texas doesn't figure in many history books. Orville Schell thinks it should. Schell, a former correspondent for the New Yorker, believes that it was in this northwest Fort Bend County hamlet that Chinese-American relations finally normalized.In 1979, Deng Xiaoping became the first senior C ... More >>
For Cubans fleeing their country, the main entrance into the United States shifted to Texas a couple years ago, after traveling through Mexico became a safer bet than floating to the guarded Florida coast. (The U.S. policy on Cubans allows undocumented immigrants to stay once they reach dry land.) ... More >>
Margarita de la Vega Hurtado looks at Augusto Pinochet's political coup in Chile
It's officially a disaster! The TV weathercasters always get rapped for over-hyping approaching hurricanes, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not shy about jumping the gun. From Austin, he's already declared the counties of Harris, Bexar, Brazoria, Brazos, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grime ... More >>
The DA doesn't make deals. And that's why Jesus Salazar is living the free life in Venezuela while a teenage girl lies dead, stabbed 26 times.
Animated short revisits impact of tragedies