Texas Latino Conservatives News

  • 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.


  • 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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  • Trump States Set to Gain Electoral College Votes. Southwest to Gain House Seats.

    Posted by · January 07, 2020 10:04 AM

    January 4, 2020
    by Lance Tarrance, Jr.

    New state- by- state population estimates released at the end of 2019 in advance of the 2020 US Census count showed more signs that Southern and Western states will gain new political power when the 2020 Census is finalized (the next census count begins on April 15, 2020 by December 15, 2020).

    The “where” is important because in the states where the population has geopolitically shifted, the Hispanic vote is set to be the swing vote in many of them. The number of U.S. House seats is set at 435, so if some states have lost population relative to others ( and now have lost House seats for the next 10 years), it also means other faster growing states will gain U.S. House seats and increase their relevant political power for the next 10 years1.

    1 Adamy, Janet and Overberg, Paul (2019, December 31). Population Shift Helps South and Southwest, Wall Street Journal, pp. A1,A4.

    The chart below shows where the political power has shifted towards states with strong Hispanic populations, such as Texas, Florida, and Arizona.

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  • New Pew Research Report on Hispanic Population Growth

    Posted by · December 31, 2019 7:01 PM

    January, 2020
    V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.

    As we enter the 2020 year, two of the biggest events will be the 2020 U.S. Census and the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. The PEW Research Center released the latest estimates for the Hispanic population, which will be over 60 million when the U.S. Census is finalized. This report brings us up to date on the U.S. Hispanic population and its potential for the 2020 Presidential election. All who care about and analyze the Hispanic vote in the next election, should read this research report, as it is an advance report on what to expect from the next U.S. Census.

    Some key points:

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    Posted by · December 31, 2019 6:33 PM

    January, 2020
    V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.

    We know from our own polling in August of 2019 (N=500 registered Republicans in 5 of the largest counties), that the illegal immigration issue was more than twice the focus of Texas Republicans than the general economy. But, that’s not the priority that Hispanics are setting for themselves in the next election.

    A Texas statewide poll conducted by Univision (August 2019) revealed a lot more issues of concern for Texas Hispanics than immigration. Another statewide poll of Latino Voters, but in California, conducted by Latino Decisions (June 2019) showed almost an identical list of issue priorities, as that of the Texas poll. The two charts below show that lowering cost of healthcare, improving wages, affordable housing, and creating more jobs, were some of the most important. As you can see, Hispanic issues are all about life-centric economic concerns, totally different than the Republican survey taken by our PAC.

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  • How the Hispanic Population in Texas is Changing

    Posted by · December 06, 2019 8:13 PM

    by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr. December 4, 2019

    texas.jpgAs it is often said, “Change is inevitable” or, as others say, “Nothing ever stays the same”.

    The Hispanic population in Texas has shifted considerably since the last U.S. Census in 2010. A report by the PEW Research Center in advance of the next year’s Census (“In a Rising Number of U.S. Counties, Hispanic Americans are The Majority”, November 20, 2019; and, “Key Facts about How the U.S. Hispanic Population is Changing”, September 8, 2016) that took a look at the growth of the Hispanic population state by state and, since 2010, showed that several counties in Texas will catch your eye.

    For example, Andrews County had a Hispanic population in 2000 of 40.0%, but in the 2018 estimates, it now has a majority of the population as Hispanic (56.6%). Ector County, in West Texas, jumped from 42.4% Hispanic to a now majority of 61.3% of the total population; a +19% jump in just eight years.

    These population estimates by PEW in 2018, using US Census interim data, confirm that the ethnic population of Hispanics in Texas is now moving from minority status to majority status in many counties. Hispanics will be now a real force in Texas politics at the local level, as well as the state level.

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