Tagged: Immigration

A better burger made a better America.

In 1951, a short, round, jolly Greek immigrant named Jack Koustoubardis began cooking hamburgers in a tiny little spot on Hillcrest Avenue in Dallas just down the hill from SMU. The place is still there and it’s called the Burger House. Everybody knew Jack. (His real name was actually Prometheus. Jack is the name he chose to authenticate his new status as an American.) The Burger House opened at 11 in the morning, closed at...

Es tiempo aprender inglés. (It’s time to learn English.)

Es tiempo aprender inglés. (It’s time to learn English.)

Recently I was driving on south Broadway in front of Hogg Middle School in Tyler when I saw a series of yard signs on the campus announcing that progress reports were being issued. The signs appeared in the parkway in front of the school in a row, alternating between signs in English and signs in Spanish. Honest to goodness, if you’re in middle school in Tyler, Texas and you need a sign in Spanish to...