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¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

August 14th, 2014

US immigration policy encourages lying

 By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: I’m not Mexican, but my son-in-law is. He is intelligent, bright, enthusiastic and pleasant to spend time with. He came here, illegally, at the age of 18 with his aunts. He and my daughter are married, have a three-and-a-half-year-old son, and have gone through the entire process …

u.s. rep. pete gallego

u.s. rep. pete gallego

August 14th, 2014

Congress finally acts for our veterans

 By Pete P. Gallego

 As a young kid growing up in West Texas, I often heard the phrase, “It takes an act of Congress … ” used to describe something that is difficult or nearly impossible to get done. I always wondered what that really meant. Now, …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

August 7th, 2014

Forget Montezuma’s revenge and enjoy the enchiladas

By Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I’m a handsome exemplar of the bronce race living in the motherland. I’m dating a beautiful and wonderful gringuita who is soon taking a trip over the border from the U.S. to Mexico for the first time to visit me, and my pinche big family. …

congressman pete gallego

congressman pete gallego

August 7th, 2014

Inviting House Speaker John Boehner to the Border

By Pete P. Gallego

On Tuesday, I sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, a Republican, inviting him to come to Texas and visit the U.S.-Mexico border where he can meet local community leaders and law enforcement personnel and learn about the ongoing influx …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

August 7th, 2014

Photographic memories and scenes best forgotten

By STEVE LANG

“The quickest way to make money at photography is to sell your camera.” – Anonymous

When digital photography arrived, my favorite line departed.

I was once asked if I took nude photographs. I replied I would, as long as I could wear socks in order to create storage space for …

the road to excellence

the road to excellence

July 31st, 2014

Marfa ISD tax rates and property values

 By ANDREW PETERS

Two weeks ago I provided information regarding increased property values and how they impact setting the tax rate. I received several inquiries and am providing you with answers to your questions as well as brief commentaries.

1. If the 2014 appraised tax base is doubled would we expect …

¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

July 31st, 2014

Dissing the mother tongue and Mexican food

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: What is it about the many gringos/gabachos who constantly slaughter Spanish words? Spanish is easy to pronounce- and spell – compared to English. The vowels – a, e, i, o, u – are always pronounced the same way. In English, vowels vary a lot, making it …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

July 31st, 2014

Batting around a few old memories

By STEVE LANG

“Bifocals are not a ballplayer’s friend.” – Dwight Walvatne

My previous experiences with meeting a county sheriff in the courthouse had nothing to do with baseball.

But I am no longer a card-carrying member of the Minnesota Newspaper Association and apparently old offenses committed during non-working hours had been long …

Taking care of our veterans

Taking care of our veterans

July 31st, 2014

By PETE P. GALLEGO

There are fewer than five legislative days before Congress adjourns for its traditional August recess. The month of August is called a “district work period.”

I enjoy each district work period because I get to leave the politics of Washington behind and do what I love most – spend time in the 23rd …

A bill to fix the child immigration issue on the border

A bill to fix the child immigration issue on the border

July 31st, 2014

 


By U.S. Sen. JOHN CORNYN

From its beginning, our nation has faced enormous challenges. During these times, leaders who didn’t always see eye to eye came together to solve our nation’s problems. Looking at the current situation in Washington, I find myself wondering if those days have passed. I wonder …

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