CASA recognizes Rep. Dukes for leadership

State Representative Dawnna Dukes presented Huston-Tillotson University President Dr. Larry Earvin a check for $20,000 during the 13th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival. The previous record amount of $15,000 was donated in 2010. “With this year’s donation, we have now given over $100,000 to the University over the past 13 years,” said Rep. Dukes. […]

President Obama heats up Austin

Air Force One arrived in Austin a little earlier than expected around 12:05 p.m. with Gov. Rick Perry, State Sen. Kirk Watson, State Rep. Mark Strama and Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell meeting the president on the tarmac. Media and special guests were also on hand to welcome him enduring the blistering Texas heat. Governor Perry […]

NHPO Hosts Think Tank on Arizona’s Immigration Law

A representative from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF, the organization leading efforts on disputing the Arizona immigration initiatives), members from the National Hispanic Professional Organization (NHPO) of Austin, and community members gathered at Dario’s Mexican Restaurant in East Austin to discuss the effect and consequences of Arizona’s Immigration Law, which will […]

Where is the emotion from the president?

The media lashed out at President Obama for failing to show enough emotion about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The complaining seems to be primarily from the White House media. This week during an extended press conference, the White House spokesperson was peppered with questions from the frustrated story seeking media. […]

LULAC State Convention Comes to Austin

The 2010 Texas League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) State Convention will take place in Austin at the Hilton Airport from June 2 to 6. The assembly will discuss hot topics with titles like “Civil Rights and You” to “Criminal and Justice Reform Efforts”. Elmy Bermejo, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department […]

Public input wanted on the National Museum of the American Latino

Members of the National Museum of the American Latino Commission (NMALC) will be in Austin this weekend to hold a public forum at the State Capitol Auditorium on Saturday, May 1, at 10am. This is the third in a series of public outreach sessions to seek input and feedback from the public on the development […]

Count Me Latino rally urges everyone to return census forms

At the Count Me Latino rally on the eve of Census Day, local lawmakers urged the crowd to fill out their census forms and mail them back. The mostly Latino crowd held signs that read “Today WE count” at the event, hosted by the National Hispanic Professional Organization (NHPO), along with Hispanic Organizations Working Together […]

Karin Crump for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2

I am running for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 (“JP2”), which handles civil claims up to $10K, Class C Misdemeanors, Juvenile Truancy cases, evictions, and other important matters.  I graduated from UT and St. Mary’s University School of Law, and have been a licensed attorney and a certified mediator for past 12 years trying […]

Eva Guzman for Texas Supreme Court Place 9

Justice Eva Guzman was appointed to the Supreme Court of Texas by Governor Rick Perry on October 8, 2009.  Before her appointment, Justice Guzman served as an Associate Justice on the Houston-based Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals.  A three- time gubernatorial appointee, she has served in the Texas judiciary for more than a decade, first […]

Debra Lehrmann for Texas Supreme Court Place 3

The Texas Supreme Court does not have the level of child protective service (CPS) and family law experience that is necessary to handle these critically important cases.  Having served as a family law judge for over 22 years, my election would fulfill the need for a jurist with this type of experience. No other candidate […]