Texas Latino Conservatives News

  • Michelle Fraga Announces her Candidacy for the Republican Nomination for Harris County Clerk

    Posted by · May 27, 2020 10:24 AM

    Houston attorney and former Republican Judicial Nominee, Michelle Fraga, has announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for Harris County Clerk.

    “I am overwhelmed by the reaction my candidacy has already received”, said Fraga, a first-generation Texan and daughter of Mexican Immigrants. “I decided to run for the nomination because I could no longer watch the dangerous direction Harris county was heading in. The citizens of Harris County deserve free and fair elections administered according to the laws prescribed by the State of Texas”, she added.

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  • Texas Latino Conservatives Oppose Judge Hidalgo’s Mask Mandate

    Posted by · April 22, 2020 3:26 PM

    The Texas Latino Conservatives (TLC), an Education and Advocacy Non-Profit, strongly opposes County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s order for every resident in Harris County to wear a mask when out in public for the next 30 days.

    “Judge Hidalgo has gone too far this time”, said Orlando Sanchez, President of TLC. “Harris County residents have been very good at staying home, social distancing and practicing good hygiene out of respect for those older and infirmed in our community”, Sanchez added. “To now order every resident to wear a mask is not only draconian, it is tyrannical. Nothing in Chapter 418 of the Government Code allows government to fine us for being in public without masks. Government cannot usurp power we have not granted. The Judge has overstepped her authority”.

    TLC has been holding Tele-Town Halls over the past two weeks, educating Latinos state-wide on the COVID-19 crisis and how to best navigate personal, business and health related issues. Senator John Cornyn was on the call last week speaking directly to over 13,000 Texas Latinos about the Legislation being considered and offering any help his office could provide directly to help those in need. Also, on the call was the head of Epidemiology at UT Health Science Center – Texas Medical Center, Dr. Luis Ostrosky and a representative from the Small Business Administration.

    “TLC will continue to provide experts to help the Latinos across the state of Texas with this pandemic. However, it will not stand by and allow an over reaching authoritarian to tell people how to live their lives”, Sanchez concluded.

  • TLC Answers Your Health Questions about COVID-19

    Posted by · April 10, 2020 3:46 PM

    from Orlando Sanchez:

    Covid-19 has affected all of our lives, our health and our businesses. As former Harris County Treasurer and Director of Texas Latino Conservatives, I'm writing to let you know about a very informative, bi-lingual Tele-Town Hall for Texans interested in asking medical and health-care related questions about the COVID-19 virus and about the SBA’s new programs.

    The Tele-town hall will be Tuesday, April 14th at 6:00 PM with special guests Dr. Luis Ostrosky, Medical Director of Epidemiology for Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Senator John Cornyn’s office, and Abigail Gonzalez from the Small Business Administration.

    This Tele-town hall will be in English and Spanish and is open to anyone who dials in. The number is 888-652-0386. Please share with your friends and family.

    Thank you and I look forward to having you on the Texas Latino Conservatives Tele-Town Hall.


    Covid-19 ha afectado nuestras vidas, nuestra salud y nuestros negocios. Como ex Tesorero del Condado Harris y ahora Director del Comité de Acción Política de Conservadores Latinos de Texas, les quiero informar sobre un Tele-Town-Hall bilingüe informativo para tejanos interesados en despejar dudas médicas y relacionadas con la salud sobre el virus COVID-19 y sobre los nuevos préstamos de la Administración de Pequeños Negocios, SBA.

    El Tele-Town-Hall se llevará a cabo el Martes 14 de Abril a las 6:00 PM contaremos con invitados expertos en el tema, Dr. Luis Ostrosky, Director Médico de Epidemiología para el Centro Médico Memorial Hermann-Texas, un representante de la oficina del Senador John Cornyn y Abigail González de la Administración de Pequeños Negocios SBA.

    Este Tele-Town-Hall se llevará a cabo en Inglés y en Español y está abierto a cualquier persona que se comunique marcando al 888-652-0386.

    Por favor, comparta esta información con sus amigos y familiares.

    Gracias y espero contar con ustedes en el Tele-Town-Hall del Texas Latino Conservatives PAC.

  • PEW Research: US Latinos Among Hardest Hit by Pay Cuts and Job Losses Due to Coronavirus

    Posted by · April 06, 2020 9:02 AM

    by V. Lance Tarrance
    April 5, 2020

    A recent PEW Research Center study (April 3, 2020) said that about one-half of the Hispanics in the United States say they, or someone in their household, have lost their job or taken a pay reduction because of the Coronavirus pandemic.  This is 16% higher when compared to all U.S. adults and U.S. economic policy makers should be talking about this for immediate attention.  The PEW Research Center estimates 8 million Hispanics in the U.S. are in service sector positions.  

    BOTTOM LINE:  Hispanics in the U.S. are at a much higher risk of job loss and, attention to this fact, should be addressed in Washington, D.C.

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  • Your Questions About SBA Assistance Answered: TLC Tele Town Hall

    Posted by · April 04, 2020 2:49 PM

    Covid-19 has affected all of our lives and all of our businesses. In response, Texas Latino Conservatives is sponsoring, as a public service, a very informative Tele-town hall for Texas Hispanics interested in knowing about the SBA’s new Payroll Protection Programs.

    The Tele-town hall will be Monday, April 6th at 6:00 PM and will feature Gary Henderson, Manager with Allegiance Bank’s SBA lending group and Abigail Gonzalez with the Houston office of the SBA. These experts will take your questions about the programs being offered, how to apply and who is eligible.

    This Tele-town hall will be bi-lingual for those more comfortable speaking Spanish and is open to anyone who dials in.

    The number is 888-652-0386. Please share this information with your friends and family.

  • FDA Approves First Plasma Therapy for Houston Methodist COVID-19 Patient

    Posted by · April 01, 2020 11:18 AM

    Houston - March 28, 2020

    [En Español]

    Houston Methodist received FDA approval Saturday to become the first academic medical center in the nation to transfuse donated plasma from a recovered COVID-19 patient into a critically ill patient. This treatment was fast-tracked to the bedside over the weekend as the death toll in the COVID-19 pandemic soared to more than 2,000 people across the United States, with more than 100,000 Americans sick from the virus.

    Houston Methodist physician scientists began recruiting blood plasma donors on Friday from among the approximately 250 patients who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus at Houston Methodist hospitals. Willing donors were immediately identified, who each give a quart of blood plasma in a procedure much like donating whole blood. Plasma from someone who has recovered from COVID-19 contains antibodies made by the immune system and used to kill the virus. Transfusing this antibody-rich plasma into a COVID-19 patient – a patient still fighting the virus - may transfer the power of the antibodies into a healing, possibly life-saving therapy.

    The first recovered COVID-19 patient to donate plasma was an individual from the Houston metropolitan area who has been in good health for more than two weeks. The plasma was transfused into a COVID-19 patient on Saturday evening at Houston Methodist Hospital.

    Known as convalescent serum therapy, the concept dates back more than a century, when similar treatments were used during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, a diphtheria outbreak in the 1920s, a flesh-eating bacteria epidemic in the 1930s, and during other outbreaks of infectious diseases. While literature abounds on the theory that immunity can be transferred from a healthy individual to a sick individual using convalescent plasma, results have varied. A description of the treatment of five patients in China was published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggesting that the treatment was beneficial.

     

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  • Texas Latino Conservatives Respond to Covid-19

    Posted by · March 26, 2020 2:14 PM

    Texas Latino Conservatives PAC is continuing to reach out to conservative Latinos during this time to ensure they have the necessary information to stay safe and protect their jobs and businesses. To that end, we have changed our website with a host of governmental and private sector resources for our visitors to access.

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  • La Organización de Texas de Conservadores Latinos, responde a la crisis de COVID-19

    Posted by · March 26, 2020 2:10 PM

    Texas Latino Conservatives PAC, continuará llevando su mensaje a los latinos conservadores durante este tiempo de crisis, para asegurar que tengan la información necesaria para mantenerse seguros y proteger sus trabajos y empresas.

    Visite nuestra página web donde encontrara un enlace especial para COVID19.

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  • Texas Latino Conservatives PAC Solution for Non-Voting Legal Status on Right Track, PEW Study Shows

    Posted by · February 20, 2020 11:33 AM

    February, 2020
    by V. Lance Tarrence, Jr.:

    A new study by the PEW Research Center in Washington D.C. of Hispanics in the US  showed that the Texas Latino Conservative PAC solution for non-voting legal status is on the right track.

    Legal status is now the top immigration policy goal for Hispanics  in the U.S. and 76% of Latinos say improving security of our country's borders is 'very or somewhat important'.  This study also showed that 59% of Latinos identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, while 30% affiliate with or lean toward the Republican Party. 

    Hispanic Republicans want to improve border security by 86%.

    This study is the largest recent study of its kind of U.S. Hispanics (December 3-23, 2019) concerning legal status and, for the first time, segments Republican (i.e., conservative ) and Democratic Hispanics.

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  • Democrats Should Be Worried About The Latino Vote

    Posted by · January 18, 2020 4:01 PM

    From The Atlantic (January 14, 2020 by Christian Paz)

    Political organizers who have been in the field in the past few months canvassing the Hispanic vote provided a new insight into the run-up to the 2020 elections.  Three key points in the article are: 

    •  "The first warning sign of the new year came three days into 2020.  (President Donald Trump) ...speaking at a rally of conservative evangelicals in south Florida...what the Democrats missed was the significance of the rally's location: the home of the country's largest Hispanic evangelical congregation."

     

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