In the annals of college football, there have been several instances where two teams have met on the gridiron where the game has been so massive, so filled with legends and superstars, so seismic on the landscape of the sport, those games have earned the moniker of “Game of the Century.”
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) currently provides health coverage for over 9 million U.S. children. For Latinos, CHIP has been especially beneficial; in 2015, 92.5% of all U.S. Latino kids were covered in large part due to CHIP.
But CHIP expired on Sept. 30, 2017. It has hung in the balance since.
The Rio Grande Valley of South Texas is an area of the state unlike any other. The blending of American and Mexican culture is everywhere. With the palm tree-lined streets and nearly year-round warm weather, it is possible to close your eyes and imagine you are in another country entirely.
Growing up in Texas, Cameron Allen knew he wanted to be a teacher.
How could Allen be the best teacher possible in Texas? Where could he make the most impact?
He got a higher education in both English and Spanish—an effort that planted a “seed” for his desire to help Spanish-speakers of all ages gain a path to better, healthier lives.
Located in the Texoma region of Texas – that area close enough to the border where you can practically see Oklahoma – the city of Wichita Falls has a long history as a town that loves sports, especially football. With over 100,000 people residing there, the city is one of the fastest growing mid-size metro areas in the state.
Located just outside the city of Houston in Sugar Land, Texas, Constellation Field has been home to the Atlantic League’s Sugar Land Skeeters since 2012. In that time, the independent minor league club has won three division titles. Managed by former major league All-Star Gary Gaetti, the club took home the whole prize by winning the league championship in 2016.
In the state of Texas, there are few more historic venues – at least in terms of high school football – than Alamo Stadium in San Antonio, Texas.
High school football is king in the state of Texas. Few teams have reigned atop the mountain as state champions more than the co-occupants of D. W. Rutledge Stadium – the Judson High School Rockets. Located in a suburb of Converse, Texas, Judson High School has reached the Texas state football championship 11 times, and won the final prize a remarkable six times.
Many Latino families suffer a big lack of access to support for economic and educational success, and quality healthcare. This makes it harder for Latino kids to achieve academically, socially, and physically.
However, hope appears to be on the horizon for Latino and all families, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.
When the final whistle blew on Jan. 14, 1973 at the close of Super Bowl VII, the Miami Dolphins capped the first – and to date, only – perfect season in NFL history, when they defeated the Washington Redskins 14-7 to finish 17-0.
Contributing 34 yards on the ground that day, running back Eugene “Mercury” Morris – then in his fourth season with Miami – witnessed the team’s rise from perennial doormat to one of the greatest ever assembled.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach Marv Levy is credited with the saying, “Football doesn’t build character, it reveals character.” The sport has often been attributed with “revealing” such character traits as dedication, hard work, self-sacrifice, and perseverance.
One case in point is the career of former La Vernia High School star and current Texas Tech Red Raider sophomore defensive back Justus Parker. Growing up, Parker had a dream: to play Division I football. Starting out at 5 ...
Most people know about cyberbullying these days.
Continual cyberbullying online and through social media platforms can cause and/or increase depression, anxiety, low self-esteem among children, and Latinos especially struggle with bullying and discrimination. Texas even has David’s Law to criminalize and prevent cyberbullying.
The term “income inequality” is one that has gained a great deal of attention in recent years. Referring to the “extent” in which income is distributed in an uneven manner in a population.
In the U.S., according to the Institute for Policy Studies, the gap between the rich, poor, and everyone else has grown markedly in the past 30 years.
A Sweet Spot for the National Pastime in Aggieland!
To say that there is a buzz of excitement constantly hovering around the region of Texas colloquially known as Aggieland would be a bit of an understatement. Texas A&M’s move to the SEC in 2013 elevated the profile of every team, including the baseball program. Just before the conference move, the Aggies opened up one of the true jewels in college baseball, Blue Bell Park. The $24 million project was spearheaded by nearby Blue Bell Creamerie...