Wal-Mart replaces Garland Hypermart with first 'Hispanic community' store

May 7, 2008 Full story: WFAA 59

Antonio Saucedo worked on a tortilla machine Monday at the new Wal-Mart 'Hispanic community' store, which replaces a Hypermart USA, on Garland's Marketplace Drive. via WFAA

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Kay

Richardson, TX

#1 May 7, 2008
They built this in a nice quiet well maintained area of Garland. Residents protested to keep it out, but the City Council of Garland seems bent on making South part of Garland, closest to Mesquite, a Sancutary area were illegals are welcome. They protect the Fire Wheel area on North part of town & throw rest of city under the bus.
Wal-Mart can go their merry way trying to attract the Hispanic customer's with their made in China products. But have they ever considered why competition like Target is doing so well??? Sam Walton must be rolling in his grave.
Amanda

Canadian, OK

#2 May 11, 2008
I think they need to tear this walmart down. It's gross and nothing but trash goes to that store. And anything i get from there is always ruined in some way.
DontCallMeByMySl aveName

Texarkana, TX

#3 May 11, 2008
Kay wrote:
They built this in a nice quiet well maintained area of Garland. Residents protested to keep it out, but the City Council of Garland seems bent on making South part of Garland, closest to Mesquite, a Sancutary area were illegals are welcome. They protect the Fire Wheel area on North part of town & throw rest of city under the bus.
Wal-Mart can go their merry way trying to attract the Hispanic customer's with their made in China products. But have they ever considered why competition like Target is doing so well??? Sam Walton must be rolling in his grave.
Is there something wrong with catering to the desires of the hispanic population that is here legally?
DontCallMeByMySl aveName

Texarkana, TX

#4 May 11, 2008
And what about those of us who are not hispanic? Some of us like tortillas too.
omyti

Plano, TX

#5 May 13, 2008
I live three streets from the new Walmart.I laughed when I went on Sunday.I saw all of the Hispanic advertising and such.I am white ,however I felt that I was being left out because of the specific catering to Mexicans.I am sick and tired of the USA laying on their butts and letting the Mexicans take back America.As far as the comment about lets not worry about them, why do you think the economy sucks so much? They birth 10plus babies a second in Dallas and WE pay for it with our taxes.I am sick of the free loaders.If they love Mexico so much get the hell out and go back
pissed in BIG D

Arlington, TX

#6 May 13, 2008
This just goes to show you why I like the new bumper sticker I saw:

"It's cool not to shop Wal-Mart"

Go to the following links;

www.walmartwatch.com

www.walmartsubsidywatch.org/index.html

www.walmartwatchdogs.org

www.walmartworkersrights.org
NOTMexican

Richardson, TX

#7 May 14, 2008
Born here, generations back settled most of East Texas. Sorry not a mexican in the bunch. I'm NOT prejudiced, not racist, but I am reasonable. What's happening to this state and to Garland specifically is NOT reasonable.

Why should I have to learn texmex just to be able to know what the hell I'm buying at a grocery store like I do NOW at "mi super"? give me an effin break. Maybe it wouldn't bother me so much if my whole friggin neighborhood with the exception of one other resident within a 5 block area at LEAST, spoke english and didn't act like they just came here to throw garbage in everyone else's yard, park their trucks anywhere they want and steal shopping carts and leave them everywhere and blast their car woofers playing mexican music loud enough to rattle my windows every time they drive down the damn street for starters? Oh and lets not forget that their herd mentality for he most part doesn't include moving out of the way when ANYBODY else walks down the sidewalk or down an aisle, and they all assume WE SHOULD understand their language? If you blindfolded someone and dropped them in Garland they would SWEAR they're in Tiajuana when you removed the blindfold. And lets not leave out the masses on Parkland's healthcare system for low income people which I am also on, and can't get an appointment no matter what the problem is because there are thousands of fraud perpetrators in the system? My husband was denied because the system is too crowded with MEXICANS...That was told to me by and admin AT Parkland. When I last had an appointment and the desk was asking who had an appointment at 8:20 and I asked her to please repeat it in english she GLARED AT ME?! Are we tired of this yet? Tolerance?! you MUST BE JOKING!
214-275-ONDA

Lake Dallas, TX

#10 Sep 30, 2008
CALLING ALL CHOLOS

Since: Sep 08

United States

#11 Oct 1, 2008
pissed in BIG D wrote:
This just goes to show you why I like the new bumper sticker I saw:
"It's cool not to shop Wal-Mart"
Go to the following links;
www.walmartwatch.com
www.walmartsubsidywatch.org/index.html
www.walmartwatchdogs.org
www.walmartworkersrights.org
Walmart has their company logo on websites for Child Lures Prevention ( www.childluresprevention.com )and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children ( www.ncmec.org ). Yet when a child got molested on their property 2 or 3 years ago in Dallas Texas they told the public it was not their problem. An offspring of Sam Walton's lives in the Highland/University Park area and never once complained about the child molested on Wal-Mart property.

Since: Sep 08

Junction, TX

#12 Oct 4, 2008
I think that this store being changed to bring in items that will better serve the needs of our diverse community is a good thing. I for one think it is wonderful to be able to get wonderful ingredients to prepare authentic recipes mexican, gautemalan, puerto rican, salvadorian, spanish and the list goes on and on. I am white and I think that diversity is a good thing. I love learning about other ethnic foods and cultures. Many of our hispanic neighbors are legally here and they should be able to find and enjoy ethnic foods for their families. I love to cook and we have a growing hispanic population here in Garland. I am proud to be married to a born and bred puerto rican american and I am excited about the changes. I hope that they will invest in remodeling the store and making it clean and inviting for all to come and enjoy. The United States of America is a country filled with immigrants. I am an Irish American 6th generation and I believe majority of us have ancestors that came from some where else originally. The only ones who are not immigrants are the American Indians. Who are we to deny immigrants that are legally here? The diversity of our city, state and country is what makes this place we call home, so wonderful a melting pot brimming with diversity, wonderful ethnic foods and cultures.
Just a test

Dallas, TX

#13 Oct 5, 2008
testing
RAWR

Rowlett, TX

#14 Oct 9, 2008
Amanda wrote:
I think they need to tear this walmart down. It's gross and nothing but trash goes to that store. And anything i get from there is always ruined in some way.
WEll iF Y0U d0N'T likE iT,ST0P C0MPlAiNiNg ANd B0UNCE T0 AN0THA ST0REE,AiNT N0B0dY MAkiNg Y0U G00 BUY FR0M THERE,WHAT's Y0 PR0BlEM MAkiNg Y0 liFE S00 "diFFiCUlT",dURRRRRR !
RAWR

Rowlett, TX

#15 Oct 9, 2008
Kay wrote:
They built this in a nice quiet well maintained area of Garland. Residents protested to keep it out, but the City Council of Garland seems bent on making South part of Garland, closest to Mesquite, a Sancutary area were illegals are welcome. They protect the Fire Wheel area on North part of town & throw rest of city under the bus.
Wal-Mart can go their merry way trying to attract the Hispanic customer's with their made in China products. But have they ever considered why competition like Target is doing so well??? Sam Walton must be rolling in his grave.
MANN i THiNK Y0U'RE S0ME kiNd 0F RASCiST HUMAN BEiGN,CHill-BillY-CHill!dANG.. iF THiS AiNT AFFECTiNg Y0U FiCCiCAllY,MENTAllY 0R VERBAllY JUST TAke A BRAke,Y0U'RE STRESSiNg Y0URSElF T00 HARd!
trying to understand

Plano, TX

#16 Oct 9, 2008
Arin wrote:
I think that this store being changed to bring in items that will better serve the needs of our diverse community is a good thing. I for one think it is wonderful to be able to get wonderful ingredients to prepare authentic recipes mexican, gautemalan, puerto rican, salvadorian, spanish and the list goes on and on. I am white and I think that diversity is a good thing. I love learning about other ethnic foods and cultures. Many of our hispanic neighbors are legally here and they should be able to find and enjoy ethnic foods for their families. I love to cook and we have a growing hispanic population here in Garland. I am proud to be married to a born and bred puerto rican american and I am excited about the changes. I hope that they will invest in remodeling the store and making it clean and inviting for all to come and enjoy. The United States of America is a country filled with immigrants. I am an Irish American 6th generation and I believe majority of us have ancestors that came from some where else originally. The only ones who are not immigrants are the American Indians. Who are we to deny immigrants that are legally here? The diversity of our city, state and country is what makes this place we call home, so wonderful a melting pot brimming with diversity, wonderful ethnic foods and cultures.
I have many latino friends who were born and raised here it's the illegal ones that I have a problem with. Immigration is great just wish those that break the law by coming here illegally would be sent back oh and I wish they would learn english they moved here I did not move there so why do I have to learn spanish ????
Firewalker

Eastland, TX

#17 Oct 10, 2008
First off there is no such thing as a Mexican American, Irish American, African American. When an immigrant comes here legally they leave their home land behind to become an AMERICAN. They may be of Mexican,Irish,African desent but if they are here legally they can only be AMERICAN. They must assimilate to the American culture and language. If a person wants to be anything else besides an American in America they should go back home. I am of Scottish and Irish desent and proud of it but I am an American only.

Since: Sep 08

Junction, TX

#18 Oct 12, 2008
I have friends of mine that have parents that want to become Americans. It is very expensive to become a united states citizen. I agree that they should learn the language of the land,understand American laws, history and culture. I do think it is a good thing also for Americans to be multi-lingual. I am currently learning spanish. It upsets me, when I can't communicate with someone that I come in contact with. There are so many wonderful people everyday and many of them are not legal. I feel that it is a good thing to allow illegal immigrants to become citizens, pay taxes just like the rest of us and educate them to be able to contribute to society. There are many reasons why immigrants come here from around the world: poverty, war, discrimination, and lack of freedom and opportunity for living a successful life, to provide for their families. I know that education in America is lacking and has to improve for Americans to become more competitive and successful in the world market. Other countries are way ahead of us in terms of technology, more of their work force is better educated and know multiple languages. That has got to change here in America, more of us need to become college graduates and to become innovators in science, technology, engineering and etc.

My ancestors came her during the great potato famine in Ireland, people were starving and that was the primary motivation of the time. We all have opportunities to be successful, we have public schools and we have community colleges that help make it more affordable for middle class and lower class income families children to attend college. I have worked hard to pay as I go, going to college part time at a local junior college to work toward attending a university to obtain a bachelor's degree and hopefully later on master's degree. I need more education to be more competitive in the job market. The job marktet is not good right now, because of the economy. A good time to prepare for the future when the job market is better.

I see both sides of the coin. I see hardworking people taking any job and then educating themselves to achieve their dreams and goals. Many become successful teachers, police officers, doctors, lawyers and the list goes on and on. They have families, and many voluntarily pay taxes, contribute to society and work toward becoming citizens. I feel everyone has something to bring to the table and that we all benefit from the diversity and gifts that each person brings.

However, I do believe that when you are dealing with people who are involved in the criminal element or are already covicted felons from their country of origin that are illegal immigrants that they do not belong here, because their contribution is destructive to society. I think that the majority of immigrants that are here legally or illegally are good people that want to learn more about the American culture and want to make a positive contribution to society. On that note, it is hard for me to understand why anyone would want to deny them the opportunity to be here.

I feel if the government would make it possible for them to be able to obtain work visas to contribute and to make it more affordable to become citizens that would help the situation. Then they could pay taxes and have access to medical insurance through their jobs just like everyone else and help pay for their education, health care and etc. This will in turn help lift the heavy burden off of citizens that are currently paying the tab for illegal immigrants who currently can't contribute taxes to pay their own way.
Passing Gas

Fort Worth, TX

#19 Oct 12, 2008
Way to go WalDump. Cater to and coddle the illegal immigrants in Texas. I hope those thieving illegals rob your damn store blind. No more illegals. Go back to the cesspool you call home, Mexico, and take your stinking gangbanger thug kids with you. Don't forget all your old jualitas too.
Oops

Fort Worth, TX

#20 Oct 12, 2008
Put an end to illegal immigration and also close this WalMart!
proudtexasnative

United States

#21 Jan 1, 2009
Passing Gas wrote:
Way to go WalDump. Cater to and coddle the illegal immigrants in Texas. I hope those thieving illegals rob your damn store blind. No more illegals. Go back to the cesspool you call home, Mexico, and take your stinking gangbanger thug kids with you. Don't forget all your old jualitas too.
Oh thank you for saying that! My sentiments exactly. I live right down the street from the "old" Hypermart and it was pretty disgusting. I am sure the new and improved Wal Mart will follow suit in a short amount of time.
billy

United States

#22 Jan 1, 2009
Hi i;m 8. can somewun tell me why mexicuns are so attracted to filth and dirt ? the 12 supercneters in my naborhood are so dirty i guess this all makes since.

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