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Bill proposes statewide holiday

Potential Texas holiday aims to honor Selena Quintanilla Perez.

Breahna Luera

April 2, 2019

The Texas Legislature has proposed a bill that would make April 16 a statewide holiday celebrating Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Sonya Aleman, Mexican-American studies professor at UTSA, advocates for a “Selena Day” and speaks the effects of having a Tejano holiday. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was...

Proposed bill would tie tuition to inflation

April 14, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano Since 2003, The Texas Legislature has relinquished the ability to set the price of college tuition to the Board of Regents of Individual University Systems (BRIUS). Since the deregulation of tuition was passed, Texans have noticed a steady rise in the c...

Junk food could soon be unattainable through food stamps

February 26, 2013

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp program, may no longer be availablefor the purchase of energy drinks and other specified junk food items such as chips, candy and cookies. Earlier this month, Texas representatives filed two bills that would prohibi...