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Around the State | 8/18/2014, 10:38 a.m. | Updated on 8/18/2014, 4:45 p.m.
The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, whose mission is to serve the housing needs of low-income citizens,

The Dallas Examiner


The College Dropout Tour, featuring comedian Magnum Jackson, will be held Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. at Tap's Sports Cafe, located at 5600 Rufe Snow Drive in North Richland Hills.

During the show, Jackson will be joined by fellow comedians Ramon Garcia, Josh Pray and Spunky Robinson.

Jackson is best known for his performance on America's Got Talent. He has performed countless shows all over the country and has opened for many comedic celebrities such as Kevin Nealon and Kevin Hart. His is also known as “Kayne West of Comedy” for his huge ego and love for flashy clothes and hip hop music.

Tickets can be purchased in advance on Groupon or at 817-381-8277.


The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, whose mission is to serve the housing needs of low-income citizens, offers a special conventional loan. Individuals can apply for Fannie Mae HFA Preferred loans and save buyers thousands of dollars in upfront and monthly out-of-pocket expenses, compared to a standard conventional or traditional FHA loan. Military veterans with no income or low income can apply for the Affordable Communities of Texas-Veterans Housing Initiative, created in partnership with the Bank of America and the National Community Stabilization Trust. This program offers eligible veterans a discounted or donated rehabbed or renovated foreclosed house. For more information, call toll-free 877-508-4611 or visit http://www.tsahc.org.


Today, Dreamers from across Texas will join forces to rally against Sen. Ted Cruz for what they call “bullying tactics.”

“Since taking office, Sen. Cruz has bullied the undocumented community, blocking attempts at immigration reform that would lift my parents out of the shadows, and now he’s using his power among right-wing representatives in the House to allow a vote to get rid of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” stated Maria Fernanda Cabello, a Houston-based organizer for United We Dream. “DACA has provided me, and more than 600,000 young immigrants, an opportunity to work and drive for the first time, and Sen. Cruz’s attacks against Dreamers will not stand. We’re here to remind the Senator of his immigrant roots, and it’s shameful that he continues bullying families like his.”

During the protest, which will take place at 11:30 a.m. in front of Cruz’s office in Houston, Dreamers will hold a large poster with Cruz’s Canadian birth certificate to symbolize his own diverse citizenship.

Not knowing a word of English, Cruz’s father immigrated to Texas from Latin America in 1957, and according to reports, did not become a naturalized citizen until 2005.

In 1970, Cruz was born as Rafael Edward Cruz in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and has held a dual citizenship until less than three months ago.

To learn more about the rally, visit http://www.unitedwedream.org.