DIECIOCHO Podcast: Texas Rep. Rafael Anchia – Trump, Gerrymandering and Money

DIECIOCHO Podcast: Texas Rep. Rafael Anchia – Trump, Gerrymandering and Money

NewsTaco June 8, 2017

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read, 34 minute listen)  It’s safe to say that the just-ended Texas legislative session was the most acrimonious in memory. We can talk for […]

A fight among Texas legislators, a civil rights budget cut, a US citizen detained by ICE – Is this a “new normal?”

NewsTaco May 30, 2017

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (4 minute read)    A Memorial Day scuffle on the floor of the Texas legislature reminded me of something Mexican Writer Carlos Fuentes is reported to […]

The Redistricting Wars Redux

June 3, 2013

By Dr. Herny Flores, NewsTaco Bueno, the redistricting wars have started again in Texas; they began Wednesday, May 29 in San Antonio.  Well, at least the latest chapter of the […]

Texas Sen. Carlos Truan, A Living Legacy

NewsTaco April 12, 2012

If you venture too far from South Texas or the mired halls of Texas’ state capitol politics you may not not run into too many people who’ve heard of Carlos Truan. But […]

Did Texas Rep. Peña Lie About Drawing Own District?

September 26, 2011

By Cindy Casares Texas Representative Aaron Peña (R, but formerly D–Edinburg) is in the hot seat this week after testimony in San Antonio federal court last week proved inconsistent with Peña’s […]

How Many Is “Too Many” Latino Elected Officials?

June 27, 2011

By Dr. Henry Flores, Ph.D. The reason we can’t get anything done in the Texas state legislature is that there are too many Latinos elected to that “august body.” So […]