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Carlos I. Uresti: Dual-language programs benefit Texas

June 12, 2010

El Paso Times
by Sen. Carlos Uresti


The old saying about cooperation and problem-solving -- two heads are better than one -- continues to withstand the test of time.

That same idea is quickly becoming the foundation of another common wisdom: Two languages are better than one.

Because of Texas' economic and cultural ties to Mexico and our rapidly changing demographics, the linguistic diversity that has always existed in the Lone Star State is becoming more common and more important -- both socially and economically.

This new reality is evident everywhere in Texas.

Harlandale hosts annual tribute

May 30, 2010

San Antonio Express News

Harlandale Independent School District will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 9 a.m. today at Memorial Stadium, 4002 Roosevelt Ave. The event will honor the 93 students from Harlandale who lost their lives serving the country.

After Vela, Democrats still have plenty of worries

April 17, 2010

San Antonio Express News

by Greg Jefferson

The campaign to smash Carla Vela's chances of winning the Democratic nomination for county clerk was a marvel of coordination: grass-roots organizing married to fundraising, passion to cool-headed strategizing.

Joyce Dorrycott, who has worked for Democratic candidates and causes since 1972, called it the “most united effort” she'd seen.

Uresti presides over first meeting of new statewide task force on child abuse

April 16, 2010

Launching an effort to enhance child abuse prevention efforts in Texas, Sen. Carlos Uresti hosted the  first meeting of the Statewide Blue Ribbon Task Force he created in the last session of the Legislature.

"Today we lay the groundwork for what's to come," Uresti told task force members and state agency officials at the Jan. 28 meeting at the state Capitol.

As provided in SB 2080, the task force will review the existing programs and resources that address child abuse and neglect prevention, formulate new strategies, and submit a plan to state leaders by Aug. 1, 2011.