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Top 10 Posts of 2017

This had to be my most un-busy year in the last 12 years of blogging about local/state politics, culture, etc. By the end of 2017, I’ll be lucky to have written up to 75 posts for the year, with December being my busiest–on which I blame the 2018 Dem Primary.

The good thing is that these Top 10 of the year earned me thousands of views, lots of social media shares, a few complaints, lots of cool compliments (thanks, Campos!), and even a couple of threats (bodily injury and being reported to INS). Annoyances include friends who didn’t bother to share my posts, but are sharing obviously fake posts from sites with non-Spanish names. But that’s nothing new. Obviously, blogging can still be fun, although, my reasons for being un-busy are plentiful. I won’t bother explaining that, but I will continue to be a thorn in the side of candidates who are too willing to sell out entire constituencies in their quest to earn unattainable votes.

2018 will be my 13th year writing up stuff. Yes, DosCentavos will be a teenager. Perhaps a “treceañera” is in order so I can score some free drinks. Maybe a fajita taco? (I miss the good ol’ days when candidates offered up steak dinners.). In 2018, I expect to be busier and, as always, not fair and balanced.

Thanks to all who read, share, etc. Thanks to partners like Tejano Nation and local and national issues groups who share information, and to some of my favorite politicians and officeholders (you know who you are). Gracias!

“First they laugh, then they copy.”

  1. SB4 Passes Texas Senate Committee
  2. 38th Annual Festival Chicano
  3. It’s Election Season 2017 (Alief)
  4. DC Reviews:  Joe Posada – Zapatos En La Mano
  5. Houston Texas House Members Send SB4 Letter to Houston Council
  6. Houston Texas Senators Send SB4 Letter to Harris County
  7. La Fiebre Rocks Proof Rooftop
  8. Sheriff Gonzalez Ends 287(g)
  9. Democratic Reaction to SB4 Passage
  10. DC Reviews:  The Mavericks – Brand New Day
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DosCentavos’ Top 10 Posts of 2016

It wasn’t a very productive year at DosCentavos.net. In fact, it’s been quite a bad year production-wise. Still, thanks to all my readers for keeping traffic steady despite a lack of content. We’ll still be around in 2017. We need to be.

Here are my Top 10 Posts of 2016 which earned good traffic from you all.

  1. 24 Hours in Cristal
  2. Juliet Stipeche Joins Turner Administration
  3. The Annoyance That Is Democratic Pragmatism
  4. Rest In Peace – Emilio Navaira
  5. Democrats Sweep Harris County
  6. Rest in Peace – Florencia (Flora) Medellin
  7. DC Reviews – Intocable ~ Highway
  8. DC Book Review – Johnny Hernandez ~ The Cottonpicker: An Odyssey
  9. Los Texmaniacs Conquer The Heights Theater
  10. Safety Pins, Obama, and Immigration Realities

Thoughts on Viernes (Last One of 2013)

Top 10 Posts

My Top 10 of 2013’s most read posts turned out to be a mix of politics and culture, which goes to show I need to keep this formula. Here’s the list.

  1. Joaquin Martinez Announces for Senate District 6
  2. SB5 Is Now HB2 and SB9 [Special Session 2]
  3. RNC Ban Stiffs Latino Viewers, Too
  4. Mayor Parker Honors Five With Hispanic Heritage Award
  5. COH Money Reports – City Council (2013 Campaign)
  6. Another Choice in District D – Christina Sanders
  7. DC Reviews: David Lee Garza Presents… ~ Just Friends
  8. DC Reviews ~ Los Palominos – Siente El Amor
  9. DC Reviews ~ Intocable – En Peligro De Extincion
  10. Dan Patrick Targets Ethnic History Courses

Honorable Mention goes to my post on the 2014 Primaries/Line-Up, as well as to Dr. Rey Guerra’s 3rd Centavo Series on the realities of S.744 (here and here and here). Overall, I think I have some pretty eclectic readers; plus, for those who insist that Tejano music is dying, there are a lot of folks searching for Tejano music news and reviews. What’s up in 2014? As I always, I think it’ll be a work in progress. So, stay connected to see what’s next.

Favorite Videos of 2013

The Mavericks – Born To Be Blue

Intocable – Nos Falto Hablar

This one pokes fun at all the music, dance and crowd crazes. Give it a look-see.

 

 

DCs Top Posts of 2012

Music Reviews – Top 3

The Mavericks – Suited Up and Ready

Los Texmaniacs – Texas Towns and Tex-Mex Sounds

Johnny Hernandez – Gracias…Por Los Exitos!

Political Posts – Top 10

Did Ann Just Lose The Other 30% of Latinos? (Romney Mouth)

Dude, This Election Makes No Sense (Post-Primary)

Tacos and Votes – To Protect the Vote (Latino Vote)

Endorsement:  Vote FOR the City of Houston Bonds

RIP – Texas Senator Mario V. Gallegos

Helena is Doing What and With Whom? (City Council)

Tacos and Votes ~ All About Engaging the Community

Fort Bend Dems Open HQ

Finally, Let’s Move Toward November (Post-Primary)

Dos Centavos Endorses in Dem Primary (Post Primary)

Top 3 Posts w/ Staying Power (Pre-2012)

Celebrating 40 Years of La Raza Unida Party (by Carlos Munoz)

DC Reviews ~ Intocable – 2011

2010 Profiles ~ Kathy Cheng for the 209th Court

Top 5 Cultura and Community Posts

Tejano Music Awards Fanfare is Coming

FIEL Announces Deferred Action Assistance Program

RIP – Shaun Chapa

Houston – 33rd Annual Festival Chicano

RIP – Mike Kelley