LULAC investigates George West, Texas civic watchdog group. Members of the League of United Latin American Citizens want to know if members of the South Texas-based “Friends of George” are going after the city manager because she’s Hispanic.

Ben Tinsley, veteran Texas reporter

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Dr. Nick Adame, chairman of the LULAC national civil rights committee for 2014, said he has concerns the Friends of George’s campaign against City Manager Sandra Martinez, a Latina, could be “a racially charged situation.”

 

By BEN TINSLEY
The Progress

GEORGE WEST, TEXAS — Members of the League of United Latin American Citizens want to know if members of the “Friends of George” have been politically attacking City Manager Sandra Martinez because she’s a Latina.

Two high ranking members of LULAC–one of them the national civil rights committee chairman–told the George West City Council Monday LULAC is initiating an investigation into the actions of the city’s watchdog group in that regard.

Both LULAC representatives questioned whether racism has played a factor into the reasons Martinez has been so heavily criticized and relentlessly dogged in the media by the group.

Friends of George members deny that racism has played any…

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