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Tag Results for "Hispanics In Texas"

Death Toll of Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Stands at 14

After two days of speculation, Texas authorities confirmed that the number of people who died in the explosion of a fertilizer plant in the town of West stands at 14 as the work of searching the ruins comes to an end. continue reading »

Explosion at Fertilizer Plant May Have Killed 15 in Texas

An explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, near Waco, may have killed between five and 15 people, and wounded at least 179 others, a police spokesman said Thursday. continue reading »

STUDY: Border Violence May Have Negative Effect on Kids’ Mental Health

Violence and poverty harm the mental health of children living near the Texas-Mexico border, a new study shows. Researchers looked at the mental health of children and teens living in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in 2007 and again in 2010. All of the children were Mexican or Mexican-American and lived in homes below the poverty level. None had a history of diagnosed mental illness. continue reading »

Latino Groups Files Redistricting Lawsuit in Texas

A lawsuit has been filed in federal court to have Texas House and congressional maps redrawn to better reflect the demographics of the state. ‚ÄúLatinos in Texas have earned the right to districts that reflect their strength and importance in the state continue reading »

In 13 out of 13 State Census Reports Released, Hispanic Population Exceeds Estimates

In 13 of the 13 states for which the Census Bureau has released information thus far, the Hispanic populations have exceeded the Census's most recent projections continue reading »