The Mike Ramos Brigade, or MRB, formed the night Mike Ramos, an unarmed 42-year-old Black and Mexican-American man, was shot and killed by Austin police in April. The brigade’s demands started with justice for Ramos. They quickly started calling for justice for all victims of police brutality and the abolition of the criminal justice system, capitalism and the destruction of what they call the ruling class.
El que no nada se ahoga. He who does not swim drowns.
Growing up in a traditional immigrant household, this six-word declaration proved fundamental. My parents, both Salvadoran natives, imparted its wisdom on their children in response to misfortune— at times as a warning and at others as encouragement. It’s a lesson they learned from years of working long hours at one blue collared job or another, scraping together enough money to renew heftily priced work visas and keep the lights on, and finding a way to remain afloat as immigrants in the U.S.
Prohibition of the plant has made scientific work on best cultivation practices impossible, and taking market share from growers outside the state could be a challenge.
They’re both illegal, for now, and they’re both cannabis, but the similarities just about end there.
Billy Wayne Clayton, the figure at the center of the scandal, remade the office of Texas House speaker.
The annual Battle of Blackjack Grove, a mock Civil War battle, started in 2017 in the East Texas town of Groveton and has attracted more and more attendees each year.
On April 10, New York-based poet and immigration activist Javier Zamora will join a panel discussion at the LBJ Presidential Library.
National Democrats are targeting six congressional districts in Texas in 2020. Despite Democratic gains in the 2018 midterms, some political scientists say the party faces an uphill battle in the Lone Star State.
Dana DeBeauvoir helped conceive a system that is rugged, reliable and tamper-resistant.
Support is growing for legislation that would allow prisoners, even those convicted of violent crimes, to reduce their sentences through good behavior.
The debate over the proper role of standard tests in evaluating student performance returns to the Capitol.
Unlike most states, the Texas Legislature only meets every other year.
While the odds are stacked against Julie Oliver in her run for U.S. Congress, she has some advantages over Democrats who have run in Texas’ Congressional District 25 in the past.
Kittens up for adoption in Austin find love, care and mountains of toys at an unlikely place: the Travis County jail.
byChristopher De Los Santos
The new system will cost $12 million to $14 million, and some money already has been allocated.