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[Especial guest artist POCHO’s Chicano Punk Rock Artesano Junco Canché.]


The River is new video from Brandon Callies (Black Tie Vendetta, Brandon Callies and The American Revival) of Austin and Paco Estrada (SouthFM, Paco Estrada and One Love) of Dallas.

But The Heart of the City — as these Texans call themselves — won’t let life get them down.

Hungerlust: The Migas Breakfast Tacoo takes us to Austin, Texas, called by many the American home of the breakfast taco. Veracruz All Natural Tacos doubles down for breakfast by filling their freshly-made corn tortillas with MIGAS — the homestyle breakfast dish that combines leftover fried tortillas with eggs, cheese and salsa. What could be malo? [Video by Mark Choi.]


Alien invaders tried to mess with the gringos at the Alamo in 1836, but they didn’t count on brave defenders Laurence Harvey, John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner, James Coburn, Clint Eastwood, Henry Fonda, Terence Hill, Steve McQueen, Gian Maria Volonte, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. Far Alamo documents the epic battle they never taught you in school.

[Mashup by Fabrice Mathieu.]


Newbie vlogger Jose Reyes visits three taquerias in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley and shares his impressions. Because we are committed to accurate portrayals of whatever it is we seek to accurately portray, we asked POCHO’s Texas Burro Jefe Beto Mesta aka Eres Nerd if this video was legit. “Yup!” he replied.

Buy this house near Houston and get $250 in tacos, too! (video)

by Lucida Grandé February 6, 2018 Cultura
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Nicole Lopez is a real estate agent who knows what people want — TACOS! Paraphrasing the ABC13 Eyewitness News report,

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La Cucaracha: Where are all the ‘Good Guys with Guns?’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 28, 2017 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: What can we learn from just-released JFK files? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 14, 2017 Cartoons
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‘A Brief History of the USA’ or ‘White People: Why So Gunny?’ (video)

by P. STOLERO November 6, 2017 Cartoons
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What is the deal with White People and why do they love their guns so much? This animated short — A Brief History of the USA— was included in Michael Moore’s Bowling For Columbine.

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Texas taco trailer lets you order corn tortillas, so no poop (video)

by Barney Asada September 26, 2017 Cultura
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In Bridgeport, Texas, near Dallas, the La Campechanita Taqueria trailer (now up on blocks) serves terrific tacos on corn tortillas so you won’t get all bloated and have to poop. Because Texas.

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La Cucaracha: Gosh darn DREAMers are stealing our jobs! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 22, 2017 Cartoons
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POCHO’s Texas Editor: How to help the gente affected by Harvey

by ERES NERD, ESQUIRE August 30, 2017 El Now
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As a legal aid attorney, I know victims of Hurricane Harvey will need assistance in asserting and protecting their rights. I recommend donating to the following funds:

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When Harvey met Donald: Who will save us? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 28, 2017 Cartoons
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I guess white girls don’t like frijoles for breakfast (video)

by Bronco del Camino August 7, 2017 Cultura
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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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Watch out, Geico! Here comes El Martillo Tejano (video)

by LAURA MARTINEZ August 4, 2017 Cultura
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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 […]

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The Zoot Suits you are looking for are in Ciudad Juarez (photos)

by EDDIE ALMOST July 17, 2017 Cultura
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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.

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Que Taco in San Antonio serves it up Mexico City style (video)

by Barney Asada March 22, 2017 Cultura
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Que Taco taqueria on the north side of San Antonio takes its flavors from the heart of Mexico.

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Exploring the no-man’s land south of the border wall (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 23, 2017 El Now
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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.

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Haydn Vitera, Vanessa del Fierro: ‘Que Pasara’ (music video, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan February 6, 2017 Cultura
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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. ¡Mira los lyrics:

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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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