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    Isiah Cuevas Stakes His Claim

    By KA1230 in Just a Mom's View

    (This brief piece is about my son, Isiah Cuevas, who is a local boxer at 2nd Chance Boxing Club here in Victoria. Any and all support and positive thoughts are appreciated and welcome, but I kindly ask to refrain from ...

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    Duking It Out

    By KA1230 in Just a Mom's View

    The road to get here is long and tough. Contrary to what some might believe, not everyone can do it. It takes months of preparation, for the most dedicated of these young athletes, to reach the pinnacle of perfection. The ...

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    It's never too late

    By KA1230 in Just a Mom's View

    (This was previously featured as a guest column in a previous issue of the Victoria Advocate.) There is a huge misconception among young girls, especially in the Hispanic culture, that once they enter the realm of teenage motherhood, all hopes ...

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    It's just a game

    By KA1230 in Just a Mom's View

    There’s nothing I enjoy more than watching my kids participate in their sports activities. My son boxes and plays football, and my daughters participate in volleyball, softball and cheerleading. I’m the typical, rooting mom. But I’ve witnessed on many occasions ...

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    More than a drop-out problem

    By KA1230 in Just a Mom's View

    I cannot grasp the idea of a parent knowingly and willingly letting their child just stop attending school. Today, when a variety educational opportunities are being afforded to kids, it's disheartening to know that in some cases, it is parents ...

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    Never hurts to learn something different

    By KA1230 in Just a Mom's View

    Yesterday and today, I had the opportunity to “broaden my cultural horizons.” For one of my UH-V classes, we got to listen to a Denmark-based Muslim scholar, Riem Spielhaus, talk to us about her area of research focus, Muslim identity ...

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    Enforcing the dress codes

    By KA1230 in Just a Mom's View

    I knew it was only going to be a matter of time that I would have an issue with enforcing the VISD dress code. I was all for this "new" dress code for VISD. I was tired of boys sagging ...

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    Parents Behaving Badly

    By KA1230 in Just a Mom's View

    Recently, my 11-year-old daughter was accused of being a bully. In this day and age, labels like that are being taken very seriously and with good reason. The problem I have with this incident is how the mother handled it. ...