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More than avocados, tequila at risk

MEXICO CITY (AP) — If the United States imposes a border tax on Mexican imports, it’s not just tequila, beer and avocados that would jump in price.
Mexico is the world’s leading exporter of refrigerators and flat-screen TVs. Cars and trucks such as the Ram 1500 crew cab, Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Trax fill U.S. dealer lots. Mexican berries, vegetables and beef born south of the border abound at American supermarkets.

‘Sanctuary city’ bill draws ire, support

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans eager to reinforce President Donald Trump’s call for a crackdown on illegal immigration pushed Thursday to deny state money for local jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate, an issue Gov. Greg Abbott has declared to be an “emergency” facing the state.
The Republican-controlled state Senate held its first hearing on a bill targeting so-called “sanctuary cities,” a meeting that was disrupted several times by demonstrators singing songs or directing jeers at Abbott.

Texas civil rights talk Saturday

A book talk for Texas civil rights scholar Dr. Max Krochmal will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. in the Calaboose African American History Museum.
His book — titled “Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era”— explores our state during the mid-twentieth-century as a hotbed of community organizing and civil rights activism.

‘Two Streams — One River’ poetry reading Sunday at Centro

On Sunday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m., the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos will host the fourth of a series of bi-monthly poetry and short story readings titled “Two Streams ~ One River: Readings from Our Lives” featuring authors from both north and south of the border, reading in both English and Spanish. On this occasion authors Norma Cantú and Ramiro Rodríguez will be reading selections from their own works.

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