The Paisano

We don’t really remember the Alamo

Editorial staff

September 27, 2016

 Each year, 2.5 million people visit the landmark where - according to its website and reiterated by Texas history teachers across the state’s schools -  “men made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom” making the site “hallowed ground and the Shrine of Texas Liberty.” The National Historical Lan...

Libro de estudios México-americanos no está a la altura del nivel educativo en Texas

Libro de estudios México-americanos no está a la altura del nivel educativo en Texas

José Menéndez

July 8, 2016

Artículo de opinión por el Senador Estatal de Texas José Menéndez, Distrito 26 Cuando la Junta Estatal de Educación de Texas (SBOE) votó por agregar estudios México-americanos al programa educativo de Texas como curso oficial hace dos años, ya era algo largamente esperado.  Más de la mi...

Proposed Mexican-American studies textbook fails to live up to standards of Texas education

José Menéndez

July 8, 2016

Guest op-ed by José Menéndez, Texas State Senator, District 26 When the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE)  voted to add Mexican-American studies to Texas curricula as an official course two years ago, it was already long overdue. More than half of Texas public school students are Hispanic, an...


November 18, 2015

Johnee Jasso, The Paisano Since 1961, Wurstfest has been honoring German culture in New Braunfels. Wursfest is a non-profit corporation that promotes local commerce and preserves community heritage. Its annual festival brings visitors from around the country to raise money for community proje...

UTSA Sweeps Weekend

November 11, 2015

Andrea Velgis, The Paisano The UTSA Roadrunners captured two victories this weekend at the Convocation Center, taking down conference rivals Louisiana Tech and UAB. On Friday, Nov. 9, the Roadrunners captured a victory over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in three sets. On the following Sunday,...

Guns: the problem that keeps shooting

Mia Cabello

October 11, 2015

In the 1950s, Bert the Turtle showed American school children how to “duck and cover” in the event that the Soviet Union used nuclear force against the United States. The duck-and-cover approach — diving under a tree, desk or into a mottled shell in the fetal position — is and would hav...

Revenge Porn

September 22, 2015

Texas’ first law criminalizing revenge pornography went into effect Sept. 1, 2015. Texas joins 24 other states in banning the practice. Revenge porn is the distribution of sexually explicit media without the consent of the individual involved. It is generally used to describe content upload...

UT system leases West Texas land for fracking

September 22, 2015

Urub Khawaja , The Paisano Of the 2.1 million acres the UT system land owns across the region of West Texas, 95% of the land has been leased for the purpose of fracking ­or high-volume hydraulic fracturing, according to a report by the nonprofit organization Environment Texas Resear...

Behind the Beat: Andrew Reynosa

September 22, 2015

In this episode of Behind the Beat, I sit down with local singer songwriter, Andrew Reynosa. We discuss his recent music endeavors along with the growing San Antonio music scene. Opening track: Signalman-Thoughts and Prayers Middle track: Andrew Reynosa-I Know (It's Not ...

More aid soon to come for Texas vets

September 15, 2015

the Associated Press State Congress just closed, and Texas veterans are walking away with a number of new programs and benefits. As of Sept. 1, veterans and their spouses will be waived of application and examination fees for occupational licenses. A new grant program will sup...

Fashion Mistakes

September 7, 2015

Fashion mishaps happen every day, as no one is immune to style sins. The often rushed and frantic schedules of college students can lead to grievous dressing decisions. Part of developing an impeccable personal style is being aware of what does and what doesn’t work on your body. Learning from...