During the formative years of Dallas, Texas, the Hispanic population moved in circles that united and developed as a uniform society, building and molding the community to reach out and redefine themselves. But over the years, this trend slowly subsided. By uniting and bridging our differences, we can better appreciate today's increasingly misunderstood Hispanic culture. From personal experiences in an impoverished and violent neighborhood to his political race for the House of Representatives, author Tony Aguilar details the political history of Dallas and the rising tide of Hispanic immigrants in Texas. He also discusses political trends and shifts, and customs in various Mexican communities, including: The birth of the Tejano; The era of the dead horse; The flashback movement; Illegal immigration Aguilar addresses the faults and possible short-comings that await political leaders with regard to the increasing Hispanic population. He also demonstrates the influence of family and tradition in modern politics. Texas Tide serves as a survival guide and road map to success for anyone interested in entering or continuing in politics in the American Southwest.