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Got Milk? Too Bad. This Texas Shop Wants to Know if you Got Papers Instead

As if things were not already difficult for Hispanics living in America these days, local businesses are now trolling us with a supposedly funny t-shirt that takes a jab at Hispanics by questioning their legal status. The above t-shirt –that … Continue reading

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Texas Water Agency Thinks this Poster Is in Spanish

A small brouhaha erupted this week on Twitter after @LeChanclé posted this image (left) and tagged the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTWD) with the following message: “With so many Spanish speaking people in Texas, the @ntmwd  thinks it’s better … Continue reading

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This Company Wants you to Celebrate the Holidays with Vegan, Make-Believe Buñuelos

Some company in Texas wants you to celebrate the holidays with the ultimate Latin-inspired treat: Cinnamon crisp “mini-buñuelos,” which are not only cooked in 100% avocado oil, but are also paleo, vegan and gluten free… Just like the ones my … Continue reading

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Being Hispanic in America Used to Be Challenging; Now It’s Outright Dangerous 😱

I’m not going to lie: These days –after many, many years living on this side of the border– I’ve become increasingly uneasy about doing things that I normally would do in public: Speak Spanish, wear hoop earrings, say outloud I’m … Continue reading

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See? Even Beto O’Rourke Knows America is not a Country

Former Texas congressman Robert “Beto” O’Rourke this week officially launched his presidential campaign Website but despite touting the slogan Beto for America that he uses for his English-language page, he decided to go for a combination of Beto para Estados … Continue reading

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Monolingual Drunk Berates Woman for Speaking Spanish; He Gets Lectured… in Spanglish

Another day, another drunken, monolingual moron in America feels threatened by people speaking Spanish around them. In the latest episode of an increasingly common occurence, a man in El Paso, Texas claiming to be a war veteran goes off on … Continue reading

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This Man Has Made a Song about Topo Chico, Because Texas

Robert Ellis, a Houston-native, has written a song about the deliciousness of…. Topo Chico, that other Mexican import that –along with avocados– has swept Americans off their feet. The song is called –what else?– Topo Chico and it’s, well, an ode … Continue reading

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I’m no Texan, but Beto Has my Vote

Say what you will about Texas (and I say a lot of not-so-nice things) but Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke not only has a reported 62 percent of the Latino vote in the Texas senate race (vs. Rafael “Ted” Cruz) but … Continue reading

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I Don’t Like Rap, but ‘They Can’t Deport Us All’ Is Catchy as Hell

If you are not Hispanic or –like me– are not a fan of rap, chances are you have never heard of Chingo Bling, but he has a new single out and it has the best title ever. They Can’t Deport … Continue reading

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Show your Lover you Care with a $20 Heart-Shaped Quesadilla

  Want to say I love you, but you’re shy and/or not sure how to go about it? Worry not. Tex-Taco, a taquería in Katy [SIC] Texas, has a very romantic, albeit expensive, solution: A $20 heart-shaped quesadilla, most likely the … Continue reading

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This Zumba Establishment Wants you to Lose your ‘Bolas’

From the always-creative #SpanishFail Texas signs and advertisements, comes the “Corazon [sic] Latino Dance Fitness” in Austin, where you can go dance until you lose not one, nor two, but 20 “bolas!”… Or, did they mean “bolsas?” 🤔 #ItsLbsNotBls Hat tip: … Continue reading

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Watch Out, Geico! Here Comes El Martillo Tejano

Who cares if switching to Geico can save you 15 percent or more on car insurance? If I were to have a car — or live in Texas — (both very unlikely scenarios) I’d totally call Jim Adler, aka El … Continue reading

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This Mexican Dude Has Changed His Name to Trump –and I Can’t Stop Laughing

A 34-year-old Mexican-American dude who brands himself “The Undeportable One” is such a fan of you-know-who that he decided to change his surname to… Trump. The move, mind you, was approved by a judge. According to The Daily Mail: “Heavily … Continue reading

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Texas Protesters to Rep. Matt Rinaldi: ‘No Guacamole for You!’

Hispanics might have found the perfect way to make politicians think twice before taking away their rights and/or implement some BS anti-immigration legislation: Cut down their salsa *and* guacamole supply. That was in full display earlier this week in Austin, … Continue reading

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Texans Want to Make Tacos the National Food of Texas. I’m Totally Cool with that, But…

A new change.org petition wants Texans to embrace the taco as a new official state symbol, because — as everybody knows — the taco is a waaaay more diverse dish than chili, the state dish of Texas since 1977. (Think about it: You … Continue reading

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