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Cheryl Smith

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Cross-Border Craziness

Why frontera residents are appalled by the wall

News Feature, Mar. 21, 2008

Frontera Residents Blast 'Frankenfence'

Hatred of feds' planned fence/wall hybrid for region is bipartisan, far-reaching

News Feature, Mar. 14, 2008

Cross-Border Craziness: Frontera Residents Blast ‘Frankenfence’

News Daily, Mar. 10, 2008 2:39 PM

Debate Notebook: Outside Looking In

News Feature, Feb. 29, 2008

'Arf Arf' ... or Is It 'Barf Barf'?

Beverage company unveils bottled water for dogs

News Feature, Feb. 22, 2008

Cross-Border Craziness

Judge says feds can take Eagle Pass land for fence, and more

News Feature, Jan. 25, 2008

Wage Vigilance

Local businessman under fire for owing money to employees of his former West Lake Hills restaurant

News Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

Double Standard?

Federal Emergency Management Agency bars employees from entering stored travel trailers – the same ones it gave tens of thousands of hurricane evacuees in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas to reside in

News Feature, Nov. 16, 2007

Open House Sunday for Dyslexic Children’s Preschool

News Daily, Oct. 26, 2007 4:15 PM

Cross-Border Craziness

Temporary injunction blocks feds' plan to use 'no match' Social Security letters, Senate authorizes construction of large chunk of border wall, and more

News Feature, Oct. 19, 2007

Hurricane Hindsight

Learning from our hurricanes' past

News Feature, Oct. 12, 2007

Cross-Border Craziness

Illinois workers allegedly fired due to 'no match' problems with Social Security numbers

News Feature, Sep. 28, 2007

Opposition to Social Security 'No Match' Letters Mounting

Activists take action against Department of Homeland Security plans to turn Social Security 'no match' letters into a vehicle for immigration enforcement

News Feature, Sep. 21, 2007

Cross-Border Craziness

Feds finally release guidelines for new visas, civil rights lawyers file more claims pertaining to May 1 immigration protest in L.A., and Cuero rancher finds possible chupacabra

News Feature, Sep. 14, 2007

Not Getting By in Texas

According to new report, more than one-third of working families in Texas are low-income

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2007

Hurricane Katrina Legal Roundup

A by-no-means-exhaustive recap of recent Katrina-related legal activity

News Feature, Aug. 24, 2007

Cross-Border Craziness Continues

Erroneously deported man returns home; Congress urges action on Juarez murders

News Feature, Aug. 17, 2007

Public Forum Tomorrow on Local Immigrant Population

St. Edward’s University, beginning at 8:30am

News Daily, Jun. 28, 2007 10:21 AM

Cross-Border Madness

Family of Los Angeles-area man says he was mistakenly deported to Mexico; and Oaxaca's government apologizes for infamous police raid

News Feature, Jun. 22, 2007

Bucks for Bullets: Federal minimum-wage raise approved

When Congress passed Iraq war spending bill last Thursday, it approved a raise in federal minimum wage for first time in a decade

News Feature, Jun. 1, 2007

Bikes, Babes, and Burlesque: Republic of Texas Biker Rally Roars Through Town (Updated)

Tips and info on the upcoming ROT weekend.

News Daily, May. 24, 2007 4:42 PM

Immigration News

Some Central Americans catch a temporary break; and lawsuit filed against LAPD on behalf of organizers of May 1 rally in Los Angeles

News Feature, May. 18, 2007

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of LA Immigrant Rights Ralliers

Attorneys file class-action lawsuit against LA Police Department on behalf of “community groups who organized a May Day immigrants rights rally at MacArthur Park in the city’s heavily Latino immigrant community”

News Daily, May. 11, 2007 2:48 PM

Special Immigration Status Extended for Some Central Americans

Department of Homeland Security has announced it will extend by 18 months amount of time it will allow hundreds of thousands of Central Americans in US to continue residing and working here legally

News Daily, May. 11, 2007 11:15 AM

Minimum Wage: Keepin' 'Em Down

News Feature, May. 11, 2007

Oaxaca Conflict Flares Back Up

Political tension resurfaces in southern Mexican state

News Feature, May. 11, 2007

The Hunt Is On

The Ninth Annual Career Expo is Wednesday, May 9 from 9am to 3pm at the Palmer Events Center.

News Daily, May. 4, 2007 11:29 AM

Immigrants Tell Country to 'Listen Up'

Thousands take to Austin streets for immigrant rights rally and march

News Feature, May. 4, 2007

Days of Our Minimum-Wage Workers' Lives

'The hour glass is running out of sand' in dramatic struggle to raise minimum wage for first time in more than nine years

News Feature, Apr. 27, 2007

Minimum-Wage Delays

Republican pork tax breaks are holding up the much ballyhooed minimum-wage raises Democrats promised

News Feature, Mar. 9, 2007

Marching for Educational Equality

Mothers Against Discriminatory Racism in Education and Society hopes to call attention to group's cause

News Feature, Mar. 1, 2007

Put Your Money Where Your Beads Are

The hurricane of all charitable party causes is upon us.

News Daily, Feb. 23, 2007 2:27 PM

Hurricane Housing Censorship

Housing Authority of New Orleans sends letter to attorney representing former public housing tenants, requesting that he stop talking to media about government's plan to demolish complexes deemed too damaged by Katrina to fix

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2007

Senate Passes Minimum-Wage Raise

U.S. Senate approves $2.10 minimum-wage raise, first increase in more than nine years.

News Daily, Feb. 2, 2007 3:37 PM

Hurricane Housing Censorship News

Housing Authority of New Orleans asks attorney helping Katrina-evacuee tenants to stop talking to media about contentous government plan to demolish public housing deemed too damaged by Katrina to fix

News Daily, Feb. 2, 2007 10:40 AM

Hope on Minimum-Wage Horizon

Serious state and federal efforts under way to pass legislation that would raise minimum wage, stuck more than nine years at a pathetic $5.15 an hour

News Feature, Feb. 2, 2007

No End in Sight for Hurricane-Housing Limbo

FEMA once again extends cutoff deadline for hurricane evacuees still receiving housing assistance in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas

News Feature, Jan. 26, 2007

Disaster Assistance: Numbers vs. People

FEMA spent tens of millions of dollars improperly on hurricane evacuees, Government Accountability Office says; others beg to differ

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2006

Homelessness: The Big Picture

Poverty and lack of affordable housing keep people down both locally and nationwide

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2006

Oaxacan Turmoil Touches Austin

Oaxacan artist with Austin connections arrested during police sweep in Oaxaca City

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2006

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