Texas Latino Conservatives
By Texas Latino Conservatives
News and information from Texas Latino Conservatives, 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.
First Latino Chairman of Texas Young Republicans
Orlando welcomes Joacim Hernandez, the first Latino state chairman of the Texas Young Republicans. Joacim has disrupted the status quo in the state as a leader in the move of voters away from reflexive votes for establishment democrats to an embrace of conservative values. More About Joacim: https://www.facebook.com/joacimhz/ More about TYR: https://texasyr.gop/ Watch TLC Live! On Facebook or on YouTube, and Comment Live on Facebook Every Wednesday at 11 AM!
September 22, 2021
New Laws and Special Elections in Texas
Our guests are Rafael Bejar of the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) discussing the truth about a number of the new laws recently passed by the Texas Legislature and by John Lujan, retired firefighter, businessman and candidate for Texas House District 118 in the upcoming September 28 special election. We take a deep dive into the issues facing Texas and District 118. And -- if you are registered to vote and live in District 118, early voting begins September 20 -- be sure to get out and vote! More About John Lujan: https://www.votelujan.com More about TPPF: https://www.texaspolicy.com/ Watch TLC Live! On Facebook or on YouTube, and Comment Live on Facebook Every Wednesday at 11 AM!
September 15, 2021
School Board and State House Candidates
Listen to a "Meet the Candidates" edition of TLC Live! Andrea and Orlando speak with Bridget Wade, candidate for Houston ISD Trustee in District VII and Nelson Jarrin, candidate for House District 52 in Southeastern Williamson County. More About Bridget Wade More About Nelson Jarrin More About LeadershipLatino Watch TLC Live! On Facebook or on YouTube, and Comment Live on Facebook Every Wednesday at 11 AM!
September 8, 2021
COVID-19 and the Vaccines with Dr. Luis Ostrosky
Andrea and Orlando speak with Dr. Luis Ostrosky, chief of infectious diseases at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and answers questions about masking and vaccines. The advice and answers are straightforward and unbiased! Watch TLC Live! On Facebook or on YouTube, and Comment Live on Facebook Every Wednesday at 11 AM!
September 1, 2021
Bail Bond Reform and Public Safety
Andrea and Orlando speak with Irene Villarreal, owner of 3-Amigos Bonding, and Julian Ramirez, retired Harris County Assistant District Attorney, about the need for Bail Bond reform and about the impact crimes committed by those out on bond have had on communities in Texas. Watch TLC Live! On Facebook or on YouTube, and Comment Live on Facebook Every Wednesday at 11 AM!
August 25, 2021
Latino Veterans Talk Afghanistan
Andrea and Orlando speak with Raymond Amador, military veteran advocate and construction management consultant, and Jonathan Ramirez, Afghanistan veteran, about the impact of the events in Afghanistan on our veterans. Raymond Amador Links: https://www.texasveteransoutdoors.org/ https://www.lovehoperanch.com/ https://www.livinglegacycenter.com/ https://www.milvetpeer.net/ https://dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov/ https://www.apprenticeship.gov/ http://www.transgloballlc.com/ Jonathan Ramirez Link: https://cv4a.org Watch TLC Live! On Facebook or on YouTube , and Comment Live on Facebook Every Wednesday at 11 AM!
August 18, 2021
The Border Crisis and Immigration Today
Andrea and Orlando speak with Charles Foster, Chairman of Foster LLP, a firm which specializes in US and global immigration services, and Jorge Ventura, field correspondent for the Daily Caller. Charles Foster has a distinguished record of public service, serves on the board of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and brings deep knowledge of the issues of immigration facing Texas and the US today. Jorge Ventura currently covers the border for the Daily Caller. More about Charles Foster Follow Jorge: Dailycaller.com Daily Caller YouTube Twitter Instagram Watch TLC Live! On Facebook or on YouTube, and Comment Live on Facebook Every Wednesday at 11 AM!
August 11, 2021
TLC Live! Veterans Helping Veterans
Andrea and Orlando proudly welcome two veterans of America's Armed Forces, Andy Valadez and Vicki Cruz, to talk about how they and fellow Veterans are helping other Veterans. Andy is a veteran of the US Marines and a founding member of Veterans Business Force, a division of Network In Action based in Houston, Texas. Vicki is a Navy veteran and Community Relations Director at Houston Lady Lions. Veterans Business Force Houston American Legion Marine Corps League GI Forum Watch TLC Live! On Facebook or on YouTube, and Comment Live on Facebook Every Wednesday at 11 AM!
August 4, 2021
Rising Crime, Bail Reform, and the Effects on our Communities
Mary Nan Huffman, former Chief Felony Prosecutor in Montgomery County and current Legal Counsel for the Houston Police Officers Union, joins Andrea and Orlando to talk about the causes of the alarming rise in crime in our communities. Watch TLC Live! On Facebook or on YouTube, and Comment Live on Facebook Every Wednesday at 11 AM!
July 28, 2021
A Mom Fights Against Critical Race Theory
Tatiana Ibrahim is a regular mom who loves her kids, God and country too much to watch them be indoctrinated at school. She's organizing to end the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT). Andrea and Orlando speak with Tatiana about what she has learned and how she began to speak up against CRT in her kids' schools. Tatiana on Facebook Watch TLC Live! On Facebook or on YouTube, and Comment Live on Facebook Every Wednesday at 11 AM!
July 22, 2021
SOS CUBA: The Ravages of Socialism
Shouting “Freedom” and other anti-government slogans, thousands of Cubans took to the streets in cities around the country on Sunday to protest food and medicine shortages, in a remarkable eruption of discontent not seen in nearly 30 years. Andrea, Orlando, and guest co-host, Carmen Maria Montiel, speak with Omar Bula Escobar, international analyst and expert on Geopolitics and with famed musician John Benitez. They discuss the plight of Cubans and others who suffer under socialism, and how 'socialism' stopped being a dirty word for some American voters. The protesters pouring into streets across Cuba have a common rallying cry: “Patria y Vida,” or “Fatherland and Life.” The phrase comes from a hip-hop song released a few months ago by dissident Cuban artists who set out to challenge the government—and in the process helped spark a wave of protests against the 62-year communist regime. "Patria y Vida" Watch TLC Live! On Facebook or on YouTube, and Comment Live on Facebook Every Wednesday at 11 AM!
July 14, 2021
Ethics in Journalism
Mark Tapscott, an award-winning veteran investigative journalist who covers Congress for The Epoch Times, and the founding editor of HillFaith, and Dr Bobby Eberle, a conservative political analyst, writer, commentator, and owner of GOPUSA.com and a professional race car driver and former aerospace engineer, join Andrea and special guest host Carmen Montiel for an hour of lively conversation. Mark Tapscott: https://www.hillfaith.org https://www.theepochtimes.com/author-mark-tapscott Bobby Eberle: https://www.facebook.com/BobbyEberle13 http://gopusa.com/ Watch TLC Live! On Facebook or on YouTube, and Comment Live on Facebook Every Wednesday at 11 AM!
July 7, 2021
Journalists Risking Their Jobs To Bring You The Truth
Andrea and special guest co-host and former NBC reporter Cindy Garza speak with brave journalists: Houston journalist Ivory Hecker, Detroit meteorologist and journalist April Moss, and Houston journalist Scarlett Horton who put their jobs on the line to bring their viewers the stories some did not want their viewers to see or hear. They also speak with Willie Lora, President of Lora Media Consulting, who is developing a conservative Spanish language news and opinion network. April Moss Ivory Hecker Scarlett Horton Willie Lora Watch TLC Live! on Facebook or on YouTube, and comment live on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 AM!
June 30, 2021
TLC Live! Can the Modern Media Be Trusted?
Andrea and special guest co-host and former NBC reporter Cindy Garza speak with Francisco Agraz, former ABC Anchor/Reporter, and Nick Givas, Managing Editor of Project Veritas. They discuss whether or not the modern media can be trusted. Frank Agraz is an attorney with a passion for solo attorneys, small law firms, and SMB companies with IT Design, IT Management and Cyber Security issues. He has worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and for Exxon USA as a media spokesman. Nick Givas is the Managing Editor at Project Veritas and serves as an instructor at The Leadership Institute in Arlington, VA. He began his journalism career at the Daily Caller in 2015, later serving as a full-time reporter and TV/Movie critic for the Daily Caller News Foundation's DC bureau before moving to Fox News as a digital reporter. His work has been featured by CheddarTV, OAN, The Washington Post, Politico, The New York Post, Fox Business, The Joe Piscopo Show, Yahoo News, The Daily Signal and more. FJA: https://franciscoagraz.com Project Veritas: http://projectveritas.com/ Email tips to Project Veritas: email@example.com Watch TLC Live! on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TLCforTexas) or on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTi1LGIYZDNRyEL08eYm90Q), and comment live on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 AM!
June 23, 2021
TLC Live! Talks About Inspiring Conservative Trailblazers from Generation Z
Orlando and Andrea are joined by LTC Allen West, former Congressman and Texas Republican Party chair discussing the border crisis, then by Alvin City Councilmember and Mayor Pro-Tem Joel Castro and Run GenZ Conference and Outreach Administrator Vianca Rodriguez talking about preparing Generation Z leaders to take action, take charge and take control of the future by supporting the vision of the founders of this country and supporting conservative political values such as limited government, free market capitalism, individual responsibility and fiscal restraint. For his activism and service to his community both as an elected official as well as a volunteer, Joel has received a Congressional Recognition and was named the Rotarian of the Year by his local Rotary club. Vianca is extremely passionate about serving others and advancing conservative causes, co-hosting a weekly podcast, and raising continuous awareness on public policy issues that involve immigration reform, constitutional rights, and taxation reform. Run GenZ: https://rungenz.com/ Brazoria County Young Republicans: https://www.facebook.com/brazoriacountyyr Watch TLC Live! on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TLCforTexas) or on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTi1LGIYZDNRyEL08eYm90Q), and comment live on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 AM!
June 16, 2021
TLC Live! talks Hispanic Realignment in Texas
Orlando Sanchez and Andrea Gomez discuss Hispanic realignment in Texas with pollster and political strategist V. Lance Tarrance, Jr, and, from the Rio Grande Valley, Hidalgo County Republican Party Chair Adrienne Pena-Garza, and Texas Young Republican Secretary Chelsea Howell Garcia. For more information: TLC on the Web: Texas Latino Conservatives TLC on Facebook: @TLCforTexas TLC on YouTube Hidalgo County Republican Party: @HidalgoCountyRepublicanParty Texas Young Republicans: @TexasYR Watch TLC Live! on Facebook and YouTube, and comment live on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 AM!
June 9, 2021
TLC Live! Interviews Conservative Latino Congressional Candidates
Orlando and Andrea are joined by dynamic young conservative Latino candidates for the US House of Representatives: Monica de la Cruz in District 15, Maya Flores in District 34 and Girien Salazar in District 32. Hear their inspiring stories and learn more about the issues that affect all Texans. Show recorded 6/2/2021. Watch TLC Live! on Facebook and YouTube, and comment live on Facebook every Wednesday at 11 AM! TLC on the web: https://www.texaslatinoconservatives.com/ TLC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TLCforTexas TLC on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTi1LGIYZDNRyEL08eYm90Q For more information about our guests, visit: Monica de la Cruz: https://www.facebook.com/monicaforcongress Maya Flores: https://www.facebook.com/mayrafloresforcongress Girien Salazar: https://www.facebook.com/SalazarforCongress
June 4, 2021
Orlando and Andrea Interview Michelle Fraga.
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.
May 27, 2020
Arrested for Earning a Living
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. More about this story
May 21, 2020
Orlando Sanchez and Andrea Gomez talk Tele-Medicine with Dr. Stan Packard, MD
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
May 7, 2020
Contributions of Mexicans and Tejanos to the Texas War of Independence
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. About Texas Latino Conservatives: 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.
April 24, 2020
Answers to your Health and Business Questions about Covid-19
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
April 15, 2020
A Distillery Switches From Whiskey to Hand Sanitizer
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
April 10, 2020
Covid-19 Small Business Tele-Town Hall
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.
April 9, 2020