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All the Mexican immigrant wanted was a hug and some conversation. His guera Texas girlfriend? Not so much. [Video by Luis Fernando Puente.]

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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 Martillo Tejano, who promises to protect my people (i.e. The Hispanics) from sleazy insurance companies and give us the most compensation possible in case of a car accident.

Watch Adler inform us about his services in the best Gringo-Spanish I’ve heard in a while.

Take it away Jim!

Reprinted with permission from MiBlogEsTuBlog by Laura Martinez.

[P.S.: Martillo = hammer.]

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Just across the Rio Grande from El Paso is Ciudad Juarez, where suits are still zoot and chucos are still suave.

Photographer Francesco Giusti shared his Ciudad Juarez photos with Roads and Kingdoms and we’re sharing some with you. [Mas…]


Que Taco taqueria on the north side of San Antonio takes its flavors from the heart of Mexico.


There's a small stretch of soil north of the Rio Grande that's still part of the United States south of the Mexican border wall. The Atlantic went inside this No-Man’s Land to uncover what life is like in a place that feels like not-quite America, but not-quite Mexico.


Shot in East Austin, Que Pasara features Haydn Vitera, POCHO amiga Vanessa del Fierro, and the one and only Ruben Ramos “El Gato Negro” and celebrates the raza who made America (and Austin) great.

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Unclear on the concept? Two vids for Tink-A-Tāko Mexican Food & Bar

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 11, 2017 Cultura
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Tink-A-Tāko? TAY-KOH? What the heck is a tāko? Is it a San Antonio accent thing? Here’s a second Tink-A-Tako commercial with the same pronunciation:

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Tish Hinojosa: He was from ‘The West Side of Town’ (video, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan December 7, 2016 Cultura
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Folk/country singer songwriter Tish Hinojosa sings a song about a pilgrim’s progress in America — a Mexican pilgrim in Texas. Felipe, the father, lived in San Antonio, on The West Side of Town. That’s were Felipe met Maria… Los lyrics:

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MEXCLUSIVE VIDEO EXPOSE: In Texas, a ‘Pachanga for Trump’

by Barney Asada October 28, 2016 El Now
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What really goes on when Latinos for Trump throw a get-out-the-vote campaign party for their candidate? Pachanga for Trump goes into the belly of the GOP beast to find out the shocking truth. [Video by the Latino Comedy Project.]

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Border high school’s pep rally smells like quinceañera spirit (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 23, 2016 Cultura
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When the kids at Eagle Pass Independent School District’s C.C. Winn High School — on the Mexico-US border west of San Antonio — planned a pep rally, they wanted it to reflect their heritage. MySanAntonio reports: Internet is loving Texas school’s pep rally that looked, sounded more like a quinceañera

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From 2012: TGIF Music Video: Girl in a Coma ‘Say’

by Soy Capitan September 9, 2016 Cultura
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TGIF Music Video: Rock your way into the weekend with Say by Girl in a Coma, an all-woman power trio from San Antonio, TX. The band is made up of pocha sisters Nina (vocals/guitar) and Phanie Diaz (drums) and long-time friend, Jenn Alva (bass).

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Mexican food without those Mexicans: Tamales, $110, delivered

by EresNerd August 22, 2016 Cultura
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Got a hankerin’ for authentic Mexican tamales made with stone ground corn, top quality meats, lard, spices and natural flavoring? How would you like those little “Mexican power bars” delivered to your door all frozen and stuff? Got $110? There are three colors to choose from, all for just under $20 a pound! Here’s your […]

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Austin city councilman to Latino kids: ‘Do something useful’ (video)

by María Purísima August 19, 2016 El Now
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Ughhhhhhhh. There goes another crazy Texas politico saying something crazy. This time it’s Austin City Councilman Don Zimmerman, who told a group of Latino parents and students who testified in front of the council, some in Spanish, to stop being moochers (basically).

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What’s that smell? Is somebody roasting Hatch Chiles? (video)

by Barney Asada August 15, 2016 Cultura
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It’s that time of the year — Hatch Chile Season.

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What is it? UFO/OVNI photo’d over San Antonio high school (photos)

by ROD ESTERLING August 10, 2016 El Now

Have the Space Brothers come to straighten out a screwed-up America and an especially messed-up Lone Star State? Were they here Monday? Photos submitted to MUFON sure show something strange in the skies over a San Antonio high school named after the racist traitor Robert E. Lee. [All photos are minimized on this page. Click […]

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WANTED FOR MURDER! The notorious Pancho Villa (1950 comic book)

by Cartoonistas July 26, 2016 Corporate
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“Western” adventure comics, true crime comics, and gringo-written history all came together when publisher Avon gave birth to a Pancho Villa issue as part of their notorious outlaws series: Steve Lopez explains:

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Texans in trucks ambush Fort Bliss soldiers with Mexican MREs (video)

by Barney Asada July 15, 2016 Cultura
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In El Paso, mechanized squads of senior citizens sneak up on soldiers and offer them exotic foreign “Meals, Ready-To-Eat” with origins South of the Border. These metal-encased MREs are called “burritos,” according to the truck people. And the Fort Bliss soldiers like them! The USO explains:

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Batsh1t crazy TX Rep. Louie Gohmert: Beware of gays in space! (videos)

by CAPTAIN SULU July 12, 2016 Cultura
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Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has deep feels about his gay brothers and sisters in space because an asteroid killed the dinosaurs and what about extra-terrestrial colonies like Matt Damon and God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. He shared his concerns on the floor of the United States House of Representatives in late […]

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Pinche pocha wakes up from surgery talking like a bloody Brit (video)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 28, 2016 El Now
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A ruca Tejana named Lisa Alamia had jaw surgery and emerged from the operation with a British accent. It’s a rare but documented medical condition called foreign accent syndrome that typically occurs after people emerge from comas and other brain trauma. This pinche pocha claims that the only foreign country she’s ever been to is […]

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Los Lonely Boys: Yo Quiero Creedence ‘Born on the Bayou’ (video)

by Soy Capitan June 27, 2016 El Now
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Los Lonely Boys — three pochos from Texas — rock hard on this burning version of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic Born on the Bayou and make it SPANGLISH at the end. Here’s the backstory via Rolling Stone:

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De Alba Bakery makes tamales, donuts y rosca de reyes (videos)

by JEFE BOYARDEE June 22, 2016 Cultura
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How do the three Texas locations (McAllen, Mission, Pharr) of De Alba Bakery de La Familia make tamales, donuts and rosca de reyes? Glad you asked!  We’ve got (three) videos: Tamales (two kinds:)

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Ted Cruz (R-Pendejo): Jesus told me to run for President (photo)

by Comic Saenz April 15, 2016 El Now
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Is it true what they say about Senator Ted Cruz (R- Pendejo)? [toon]

by Verdana Bold March 29, 2016 Cartoons
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.@tedcruz explain this. pic.twitter.com/TstLruLapJ — eve peyser (@evepeyser) March 26, 2016 Is it true what they say about Texas Senator Ted Cruz? This screen capture looks legit.

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A professor visits migrants at the border near Nogales, Mexico

by Marisel Moreno March 18, 2016 Cultura
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By the time the two young women walked into the shelter, the other migrants were mostly finished with their meals. They stood out as two women among dozens of recently deported men enjoying a meal before continuing on their way. I did what I had been doing all that January morning: I served them each […]

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