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Orlando Sanchez and Andrea Gomez interview Houston attorney and former Republican Judicial Nominee, Michelle Fraga, who 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.
Michelle Fraga is a seasoned lawyer with a strong commitment to excellence and the rule of law. She is battle tested within the Republican Party – having won a hotly contested Primary for the Texas 295th District Court against two opponents.
“It is time for a new generation of Republican Leadership and I am excited for the General Election in November. I expect to win the Republican nomination and I expect to prevail in the General Election. I will work tirelessly to ensure victory in November”, Fraga concluded.
In addition to serving as Chief Elections Officer, the Harris County Clerk records and maintains the records of Commissioners Court, the Probate Courts and the County Civil Courts at Law. The office records vital documents such as property records, marriage licenses, assumed name certificates, birth records, death records, and notices of government meetings.
Orlando Sanchez and Andrea Gomez interview special guest Brenda Mata, a Laredo beautician who was arrested in a sting operation for providing beauty services during the COVID-19 lockdown. A compelling look at government overreach and the harm it can inflict on hard-working ordinary people.
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Join us and learn about tele-medicine, which has grown dramatically during the Covid-19 crisis, in a conversation with Dr. Stan Packard, MD, an expert in this area, who is working to bring affordable care to underserved Texas communities. #somosconservadores
Our San Jacinto Day podcast, recorded on April 21, 2020, celebrates the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, as a result of which Texas won its independence from Mexico.
Orlando Sanchez, Director of Texas Latino Conservatives, joined by Andrea Gomez, interviews Texas History expert, Mike Vance, about the the important contributions Mexicans and Tejanos made to the war for Texas Independence, and about the fascinating -- and sometimes tragic -- personal stories of heroes like Juan Seguin, Carlos de la Garza and Plácido Benavides. They also touch briefly on the history of Tejano music.
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Texas Latino Conservatives is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, motivating and encouraging Texas Latinos to be involved in the political process and to helping them understand public policy.
About Mike Vance:
Mike Vance has taken a unique path to becoming a Texas historian, building on decades of work in professional media combined with a lifetime of history study. Mike is now the Creative Director at Bright Sky Publishing and the Content Coordinator for the upcoming remake of the Brenham Heritage Museum. Previously, he hosted a weekly regional history television program, co-hosted both a television sports show and an afternoon talk radio program in Houston, and performed a litany of award-winning national and regional voice-over work and script and content writing. In 2005, Vance founded Houston Arts and Media, a non-profit organization that creates innovative ways to educate Texans about their history. Through HAM, Vance wrote, produced and directed feature-length documentaries, short films, web content, and publications on Texas and Houston. HAM merged with The Heritage Society for two years (2016-2018). There he conceived and managed the notable mural Mexican-American History & Culture in 20th Century Houston and oversaw programming both on and off the Heritage Society campus in downtown Houston. Today, Mike Vance is one of the best history storytellers in Texas. The documentary work that he has written, directed and produced has been recognized by top entities around the state and has enjoyed multiple airings on Texas PBS stations and HISD-TV. His work totals seven feature-length documentaries and over 100 short educational videos. His sixth book, Mud & Money: A Timeline of Houston History, was released by Bright Sky Publishing in June 2019. It follows Murder and Mayhem in Houston that was released in October 2014 by The History Press and Houston Baseball: The Early Years: 1861-1961, from Bright Sky Press in April 2014. He also wrote Houston’s Sporting Life: 1900-1950 from Arcadia Publishing. Vance lectured for several years on Houston history topics as part of the Continuing Studies program at Rice University and currently serves on the Harris County Historical Commission where he has authored five historical markers and contributed to many others.
Orlando Sanchez, Director of Texas Latino Conservatives, hosted Texas' senior Senator John Cornyn and special guest experts Dr. Luis Ostrosky, Medical Director of Epidemiology for Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, and Abigail Gonzalez from the Small Business Administration, answering Texan's health and business questions concerning the Covid-19 crisis during the TLC April 14 Tele-Town Hall
Orlando Sanchez, Director of Texas Latino Conservatives, speaks with Juan Carlos Martinez De Aldecoa, a representative of the family which owns Gulf Coast Distillers, Texas' largest distillery, which has shifted their production lines from making Whiskey and Vodka to making C4U Sanitizer for Hospitals, First Responders and the Public as a response to the Covid-19 Crisis.
The conversation is in English and Spanish, and was recorded live at the Distillery in East Houston on April 8, 2020.
You can find C4U Sanitizer at Village Liquor Stores in Houston.
Una destilería pasa de whisky a desinfectante para manos.
Orlando Sánchez, Director del Comité de Acción Política de Latinos Conservadores de Texas, habla con Juan Carlos Martinez De Aldecoa, uno de los representantes de la familia de Gulf Coast Distillers, la destilería más grande de Texas, que en tiempos de crisis cambió su línea de producción, pasando de la fabricación de Whisky y Vodka al desinfectante de manos C4U, ideal para hospitales, rescatistas y el público en general, esto como respuesta a la crisis que ha generado COVID-19.
Esta conversación se llevó a cabo en vivo el 8 de Abril de 2020 en Ingles y en Español.
Si usted quiere adquirir el desinfectante C4U, esta disponible en Village Liquor Stores en Houston o ingresando a la página de internet
Over 13,000 Texans joined the April 6th Small Business Tele-Town Hall presented as a public service by Texas Latino Conservatives.
Orlando Sanchez, Director of Texas Latino Conservatives hosted our experts Gary Henderson and Robert Rios from Allegiance Bank, Abigail Gonzales from the Small Business Administration and Ana Garcia and Clarissa Sanchez from Senator John Cornyn's Harlingen Office to answer questions about the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and other help available to Texas Small Businesses.