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Fight over sanctuary cities in Texas ramps up as state awaits Trump’s immigration actions January 25, 2017 AUSTIN — On the same day President Donald Trump is expected to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities and Gov. Greg Abbott called for the ouster of public officials who support them, Hispanic Texas lawmakers called the policies nothing more than government-sanctioned racial profiling… Read More Here.

Community celebrates opening of new community center May 21, 2016 Elected officials and community members gathered at the new John Thomas LGBT Community Center at 5750 Cedar Springs Road today (May 21) to cut the ribbon and open the new building. The Turtle Creek Chorale and the Oak Lawn Band performed. State Reps. Eric Johnson and Rafael Anchia presented a proclamation from the Texas House of ...

Toll road body-check clobbers Dallas news this week March 28, 2016 No more boondoggle Trinity toll road advocates got body-checked on Monday, when a citizens advisory committee made a hastily-called presentation on the toll road project. This was the committee appointed by Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dallas city council member Sandy Greyson to review the toll road design by the so-called dream team….Read More Here.

New Trinity Parkway Advisory Committee Includes Vocal Critics January 15, 2016 So reports the Morning News this afternoon: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings today sent word…Read More Here.

Rangel: Next legislative session shaping up as heated November 13, 2015 AUSTIN — The start of the 85th Texas Legislature is more than a year away but there are already signs the 2017 session could be one of the most polemical since Republicans gained control of all branches of the state government 13 years ago….Read More Here.

Rafael Anchia: The Trans-Pacific Partnership makes sense for Texas November 10, 2015 The Obama administration recently completed negotiations with 11 other nations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and we now have access to the full and complete text of the agreement….Read More Here

Anti-Gay Texas State Lawmaker: Marriage Equality Doesn’t Exist (Audio) November 2, 2015 Democrat Responds To Homophobic Lawmaker: ‘Them’s The Rules, Bubby’… Read More Here.

Abbott’s Campaign Against Sanctuary Cities is Misguided October 28, 2015 Two tweets appeared consecutively on Gov. Greg Abbott’s account yesterday…Read more here.

Rafael Anchia Honored by the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association September 29, 2015 The Dallas Hispanic Bar Association recently awarded Haynes and Boone, LLP Of Counsel Rafael Anchia with the “La Luz” Award, the organization’s highest honor, at their 10th Annual Noche de Luz celebration… Read more here.

The Audacity of Pope September 24, 2015 Love each other and our planet. Like many Texans, both Catholic and otherwise, I listened closely to the hopeful yet cautionary message that Pope Francis delivered Wednesday on the south lawn of the White House…Read More Here.