- City Committee Kills BBQ Ordinance
- No Paxton Press Conference As Democrats Call For Resignation
- Texas AG Ken Paxton Booked On Criminal Charges
- Attack targets Donald Trump website as Gawker posts old cell number
- Trump dominates while Perry may not make debate cut
- Reports: Paxton Indicted by Collin County Grand Jury
- Scrutiny Of Latest Round Of Hillary Clinton Emails Begins
- DPS Director Hammered At Hearing On Bland Case
- Sandra Bland's Arrest, Death Takes Stage At Texas Capitol
- Planned Parenthood Skips 'Political' Texas Senate Hearing
- Court of appeals drops one charge against former Governor Rick Perry
- Trump Tours Texas-Mexico Border
- Kerry Defends Iran Nuclear Deal
- Trump Says Hispanics Love Him
- George Bush Senior Out Of ME. Hospital After Fall
- Abbott Accosted By Traveler Angered Over Gay-Marriage Stance
- Obama Challenges Critics Of Iran Nuclear Deal
- Abbott Orders Investigation Of Use Of Tissue From Abortions
- Local Opponents Of Gay Marriage Vow To Fight On
- Louisiana Gov. Jindal ready to jump into 2016 presidential race
- Abbott Signs Bill To Limit Pollution Lawsuits
- Young Protester Demands Veto Of Texas Budget Measure
- Commissioner To Leave HHSC As Deputy Takes Over
- Clinton: GOP Trying To Make It Difficult For People To Vote
- Perry Announces Presidential Run
- Travis County Gears Up To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
- Like Perry, Abbott Says He'll Leave Texas To Lure Businesses
- Texas Legislature Ends 2015 Session
- Abbott: Texas Won't Legalize Medicinal Or Recreational Pot
- Texas Legislature Ends 2015 Session
- 'Open Carry' Bill Heads To Gov. Abbott
- Austin's Top Cop Says Governor Needs To Step In On Open Carry
- Texas Senate Debating Major Open Carry Handgun Bill
- Texas House OKs Letting Clergy Refuse To Marry Gay Couples
- COA Spends $70K On Austin Code Ad Campaign
- Texas Senate Panel Passes Restrictions On Teen Abortions
- Perry Set To Announce Presidential Bid June 4 In Dallas
- Governor Abbott Signs Kari's Law for better 911 Access
- Texas Anti-Gay Marriage Bill In Limbo With Time Running Out
- House OKs Bill Restricting Minors Seeking Abortions
- Austin City Council Denounces Stereotypes In Training Session
- Supreme Court Rules Police Can't Extend Traffic Stops
- Senate Backs Allowing Pastors To Refuse To Marry Same-Sex Couples
- East Austin Could Get Luxury Golf Course
- Committee Votes Against Requiring Scrubbers For BBQ Food Trucks/Restaurants
- Waste Of Time: Texas House Votes To Keep Daylight Savings
- Senate Gives High Sign To Limited Medical Marijuana
- Pot Legalization Bill Clears House Panel
- School Shooting Victims, Families Voice Against Campus Carry
- Petition May Put Fluoridation Before San Marcos Voters
Teachers Give Lawmakers Failing Grades
Updated: Friday, December 6 2013, 05:37 PM CST
More than 100 educators from across Texas braved the cold today to come to the State Capitol to give lawmakers a big F- grade for their handling of immigration reform.
They pointed to families whose dreams were dashed by a simple traffic stop.
Juan Beltran, a UT student describes what happens, "They see that they don't have a driver's license. The police is able to stop them and send them with immigration and that creates a lot of problems because families are being torn apart and then the children are being put in foster care."
This rally was for broad topics like immigration reform and public education. But for the teachers in this group those diverse topics are very much related.
Montserrat Garibay, VP of Education Austin, is also a pre-kindergarten teacher. She says, "I had many families, many students, their families were being deported. And of course they were sad. They were devastated and they could not focus in school."
These folks know they've been here before without much success. But they say they have to keep trying.
Garibay told her supporters, "If we don't do something about it then how good are we as teachers. We must advocate for them and for their families so they can study and become good productive citizens."
The rally in austin was a precursor to the National Education Association's "Day of Action" which is Monday, Dec. 9.