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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Brownsville, Texas
Chi Texas nation Francisco Sancho 84, entered into eternal rest on Friday july 24, 201s, in Brownsville Texas. Prayer service was held sunday Juty 26,2015, at 730 pm Ai Rne Rii Dei Angel Buna vim Ompad service will be held monday july 27, St i pm at Fine Maria Del Angel Buena Vista. Funeral arrangements Are pending under the care of Fine note Del Angel Buena Vista. 956 541-5400. Ofelia 86, of Olmito if was passed away an saturday july 25,2015 at Harl sign medal Center so handed by her Laving family. Visitation will begin today monday july 27, 2015, from i 9 pm with a Rosary at 7 pm Man is tentatively scheduled for tuesday july 28, 2015, at immaculate Conception Church at to am with burial to follow to Rose Lawn memorial gardens in Brownsville Fexas. Services have been entrusted to Sunset memorial funeral Home of Brownsville Texas. Theater shooting gunman left Trail of vengeance seeking Lafayette Strang or clenched his fete and Shook hts head recounting a time when he tried and tailed to beat a cat to death with a steel Rod. Us audience two women lunching at a Lafayette Bisso Ona saturday afternoon sat across from him spotted and Dent the Man in a shirt had plied a Char in to heir table minutes Earfie he waled tar dogs and suited to ramble people spend too much Money on their should be a cheaper Way to Euha nhe an Arenal ibis stranger told them he once took in a stray cat and it got sick so he bashed its head with the Rod bul failed to Kilt Quot he was Hurt that the cat bred Quot rooted borate Bartter who is Enid r horror to tie bluster for 30 minutes Quot it was his to sled sense that he was doing the Days late John Russell Houser s photo Cyan Tias Nea onto Tei Evson screens Amoss America As the Man who opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater my stomach topped Bartter said of the moment she saw his photo Stem and craning. That was the Man from saturday at the Bistre the Man seemed unhinged and self night eos Bartter remembered. He had written fetal to newspapers about cons prarie he told Hee but he was too smart for the Wold and had to dumb Down his missives so the masses misfit understand Mem. I m just sitting there thinking there s something Wong with Tifis he a out of his mind because Normal in if. Re _ i in re i people dont to about tors land at thin Quot she said he was just so Odd and i Felt realy wad feelings with him. Something inside was fee just Don t set him Oft just Smie and nod Quot she and her Friend found an excuse to sip away Houser a mental m 59-year-Oid, terrified he of family and ranted in online forums about african americans jews and Gays he had lost his wife and his House and left behind a paper trial documenting a Long history of seeking vengeance. Five Days after the Diana meeting at the Bistro Houser waled into the theater bought a Tinct to the 7 pm shoving of Quot train red Quot and pitted a seat two rows from toe bade Twenty minutes into the movie he stood up in toe darkness and actor Cong to those who knew him let Loose a lifetime s Reserve of rage in or mov Nothe associated press Resa Henderson works behind the counter at the a-1 variety Flea Marmet Beauty Supply a apparel shop on wednesday in Hempstead. Henderson 48, has lived in the area All her life and said she never has Felt discrimination. Sylvester Nunn leans against his pickup and talks about growing up in Waller county. Nunn Sells watermelons from the Back of his truck along the Highway a generations old summer tradition. Texas county where inmate died has history of racial tension by the associated press Hempstead in the searing Loo degree Texas heat Sylvester Nunn uses three worn Beach umbrellas to protect himself and the produce piled in the bed of his old Chevy pickup truck As he carries on a generations old summer tradition. The 78-year-old is Selling watermelons by the Roadside just outside Hempstead where the perfect combination of Sandy soil and rainfall make this the Watermelon capital of Fexas. During the first half of the 20th Century die area was the nations largest shipper of the Sweet red fruit. But its a More troubling tradition a of racial strife a that has resurfaced Here in the Days since a Black woman named Sandra Bland died in the county jail after a traffic Stop by a White state trooper. Video of the confrontational Stop ignited Long simmering passions and caused some Blacks to raise their guard around Law enforcement in Waller county and the county seat of Hempstead once known As a six shooter Junction a because of White supremacist violence in the 1800s. A a in be lived Here my whole life a said Nunn who is Black. A i know How it could happen but nothing a happened to me. Its been All right with other people insist the area about so Miles Northwest of Houston has left its troubled past behind Bland a 2009 graduate of nearby Prairie View Aam University had just accepted a Job at her Alma mater when she was jailed july to for allegedly assaulting the trooper who pulled her Over for an improper Lane change. Three Days later the woman from the Chicago suburb of Naperville was found hanged in her cell a suicide according to a medical examiner. Blands relatives and other supporters dispute that finding. The Fri is leading an investigation. A ifs a sad thing a a Michael Wolfe Hempstead a mayor since 2004 and the City a third Black mayor since die 1980s, said of Blands death and the negative attention it has drawn. A it is not a True reflection of people who live Brae. It creates a level of animosity that May not be True. The Community has changed District attorney Elton Mathis acknowledges the county a does and did have a lot of thing that went on Here that we re not particularly proud of As far As racial Mathis said he could understand How some people a looking at some of the things in our past would jump to the conclusion that this was a murder and not a but he added a people need to realize there is a new generation in control of government Here. A More progressive Waller county was named for Edwin Waller a signer of the Texas declaration of Independence from Mexico in 1836, who four years later became the first elected mayor of Austin. Whites make up 44 percent of die 47,000 residents hispanics 29 percent and Blacks 25 percent first settled in the Early 1820s, the area became Home to slave labor gotten plantations. Hempstead was incorporated in 1858 thanks to a Railroad terminus. The plantations were dismantled with die old of the civil War in 1865. Three years later historical records report a race riot followed by unrest in the 1880s, when a White Many a party was established to Blunt Active Black political participation in the county where Blacks outnumbered Whites. That a when violence blamed on the Kun flux Elan and other extremist groups gave it die a sue shooter sobriquet More recency voter intimidation and voting rights complaints have Arisen from students at Prairie View Aam University a College established in 1876 specifically to train Mack teachers. The complaints led to a Federal lawsuit the District attorney at the time in 2004, reached a settlement and apologized. But the Issue resurfaced Only two years later and again in 2008, when additional Early voting Sites in the county were established Only after Federal pressure. A there a a lot of prejudice going on a said Eugene Hood citing a history of police harassment As he Cut hair at Chad Sbarber shop on University drive just South of where Bland was arrested outside the main Entrance to the University. Marie Armstrong of Dallas a Prairie View senior remembers being pulled Over and ticketed for a broken Brake Light and being forced to go court she wished police would exercise some judgment a to not saying he was wrong a she said of the officer who stopped her. A a we re College students. I was just going Down the Street i got it fixed the next Ren Henderson 48, has lived in the area All her life and said she has never Felt discrimination. A i try to stay out of trouble a she said from behind a counter at the a-1 variety Flea Market Beauty Supply amp apparel shop where she works now after a 20-year nursing career. Sheriff Glenn Smith has been singled out by some activists As the first head that needs to Roll in the Wall of Blands death. Smith was suspended for two weeks in 2007 and ordered to take anger management classes after using profanity and pushing a Mack Man during an arrest according to Patricia Semosky Hempstead a mayor pro tem. He was fired As Hempstead police chief in 2006 and then elected county sheriff. A atm not a racist a Smith insisted blaming a Small town he plans to seek re election next year. Jessica Cotton a Junior at Prairie View from Houston said she a never had any problems with Law enforcement but what happened to Bland gave her pause. A it could have been me a she said. On la radio show a peek into the love lives of immigrants by Christine Marx the associated press los Angeles a on weekday evenings carpenters and longshoremen working mothers and Young professionals hailing from latin America and living in los Angeles and throughout the . Tune their radios to Oswaldo Diaz s show and get a peek into the love lives of immigrants. The moment has arrived Quot the 33-year-old Diaz announces in a deep authoritative voice in Spanish. To do away with doubt. To test your partner s Fidelity changing the tone of his voice into the High pitched Plain speaking character of Quot la Cho Kolata Diaz Fields Calls from Lovesick listeners wondering if wives left behind in Mexico deported husbands and love interests sparked on Facebook remain faithful despite months and sometimes years apart. Then he Calls their unsuspecting partners pretending to be from a new company offering to Send a free heart shaped Box of chocolates to Quot someone special on their behalf. Do they Send it to their significant other or someone else i want to see whether she still loves me a said one caller identified Only As Felipe who had not seen his wife in five years. To see if she still thinks of me Diaz s show is broadcast by enter vision and reaches Over 2 million people nationwide. Quot Al show de Eranzo y la Cho Kolata Quot features Many of the Staples of a Quot Sabado Gigante Quot Type variety show a recent episode featured funny headlines from Mexico Quot Goat attacks Dona Maura today they la Barbecue him Quot an interview with Madonna boy a a Man who has undergone More than a dozen surgeries to look like the pop Star and advice from resident sexologist Elvia Contreras. But it is Diaz s segment on love called Al Chokola Tazo Quot or a the big chocolate Quot that strikes the strongest chord in More than 10 years of doing the show Diaz has witnessed marriage proposals heartwarming reconciliations and a fair share of scornful breakups. Sometimes i feel bad a Diaz said. �?�1 Don t have the Power to make people say things that Are not really what they mean they Are stories Diaz knows Well. Growing up in the Western Mexico state of Michoacan Diaz watched his own father leave each year to spend Long months working in the us. Diaz immigrated to California As a teen and held jobs planting Broccoli and landscaping before his Knack for imitating voices landed him a Job on the radio. People say they Haven t seen their husband or wife for two or three years and you Start to think a Diaz said. The work week feels Normal because everyone is Busy. But then toe weekend comes and you realize there Are women with their husbands. And my mom was Diaz got the idea for toe Chokola Tazo after hearing Ryan Seacrest stage something similar on his radio show involving sending a bouquet of roses. Diaz thought toe concept would work Well with the real life dramas of toe immigrants listening to his show. The vast majority of callers into the show Are men with a significant other in Mexico a a reflection of Long standing patterns of staggered migration in which toe family breadwinner immigrated first increasingly though Diaz notes he receives Calls from men who Are meeting girlfriends from their hometowns online. When there is a Spike in deportations from one month to the next hell get More Calls from women inquiring about their husbands. Joanna Dreby a sociology professor at toe University of Albany said increased Border enforcement has had two notable Ripple effects on relationships those in toe . Are less Likely to risk travelling Back to visit a spouse in Mexico and when deported a husband or wife left behind in the United states must decide whether to stay without them or return a an arduous decision to make especially when a couple has children bom and raised in toe . Quot deportation is really dividing spouses in ways we Haven t seen in toe past a Dreby said. Quot and Bumm associated press radio djs Daniel Perez Quot Al Garbanzo far left Quot and Oswaldo Diaz Quot Eranzo a third from left pose on july 23 with show producers Raul Martinez Quot Al Diableto Quot Edwin roman and Hessler de la Cruz far right on Quot Al show de Eranzo y la cd Okolata radio show in los com listen to the radio show online or on a Mobile device. Making it extremely difficult for people to maintain relationships without that Hope of reunification unless big sacrifices Are whether a show broadcast to millions is the Best Way or even an ethical one to resolve any doubts remains an open question. Quot i wonder do producers have toe right to prey on and or expose the unresolved personal histories and emotional vulnerabilities of people who participate in these exchanges a wrote University of Texas at Austin professor Gloria Gonzalez Lopez in an email to the associated press after listening to toe show. Felipe had t doubted his wife Silvia s Fidelity despite a half decade without seeing each other he told Diaz when he called into toe show. But his brother joined him in toe . Three years ago and recently remarked he d once seen Silvia out with another Man. Quot i Don t believe it Quot Felipe said his voice insistent but perturbed. Quot i know she loves Nae. I capable it Diaz dialled Silvia s number. After one Long and fuzzy sounding ringtone Silvia picked up. Feigning the voice of a chocolate company Saleswoman Diaz told her about toe promotion. Silvia said she did t have anyone special to Send the chocolates to. Quot no on Quot Diaz said so optically. Quot and who is Felipe a Felipe then came on the line. Quot you say you love me he said in a Hurt mocking tone. I Don t deny you Silvia said. Quot when someone asks i Tell them he s obviously my partner but he s in toe Diaz cued a romantic Ballad in toe background. Quot i love Youl Silvia cried. A wok i love you too Quot Felipe conceded after several minutes of Back and Forth wrangling. Quot but let s not let this happen again of a this was Al Chokola Tazo Diaz said returning to his deeper voice. And you Are you going to stay in doubt Quot
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