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Sometimes Redundancy is a Good Thing

I know I have written several columns or essays decrying the dangers of guns. But in light of the recent Senate debate, highlighted by our own embarrassing United States Senator from Texas, que desmadre that guy is! But, anyway. What really gets me is the debate going on in Texas right now. Our esteemed (in the old days one of my camaradas would ask me if the vatos were steemed?) Texas state legislature is contemplating legislation that would allow students to carry concealed weapons on campuses. continue reading »

Shooting at Lone Star University Injures 4

At least three people were wounded Tuesday in a shootout on the north campus of Lone Star University in Houston and a fourth person suffered a heart attack, local media including the daily Houston Chronicle reported. continue reading »

Hispanic Brand Uses Old Process to Produce Authentic Cigars

A group of Hispanics in southeastern Texas is selling handmade Cuban-style cigars that have been increasing in popularity thanks to a old manufacturing process that is being maintained in the United States. continue reading »

Texas Church Offers Firearms Classes To Train Parishioners To Defend Against Bands Of Mexicans

The Times of London reports that several American churches are now offering concealed firearms training in order to attract worshipers to their pews. continue reading »

TLC to Air the Story of Mayra Rosales the “Half-Ton Killer” (VIDEO)

A new documentary,"Half-Ton Killer?", is set to air on TLC covering the life story of a Texas woman who falsely testified to murdering her nephew who was killed while she was babysitting. Her testimony was overturned when experts revealed that her obesity would not have allowed her to commit the crime. continue reading »

Texas Couple Arrested For Aiding Mexican Cartels

Federal authorities arrested a couple who own a firearms store in Laredo, Texas, for allegedly selling large quantities ammunition that were destined for Mexican drug cartels. continue reading »

Mexican Arrested for Smuggling Immigrants Via Chartered Planes

A Mexican citizen was accused of being part of a sophisticated operation that hid undocumented immigrants and sent them into the country's interior on board chartered airplanes. continue reading »

Life Without Parole for Peruvian Nanny Who Killed Child in Texas

Peruvian nanny Ana Cuadros was sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of capital murder for the beating death in 2005 of a child in her care. continue reading »

Texas Congressional Candidate Looks to Facilitate U.S.-Mexico Border Traffic

The Democratic candidate to represent El Paso, Texas border city in Congress, Beto O'Rourke, said that if he wins he will seek to create alliances to speed up border traffic between Mexico and the United States. continue reading »

Hispanic Candidate Forces Run-off in Texas Republican Primary

Cuban-American Ted Cruz, a rising star within the Republican Party in Texas, will face off in a run-off election for his party's Senate nomination with rival David Dewhurst in a contest that presents several challenges. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

Alien Smuggling Ringleader Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

A 27-year-old southwest Texas man was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison Monday for alien smuggling that resulted in the death of a Honduran national. The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Border Patrol. continue reading »

15-Year Old Charged with Murder and Human Smuggling that Left 9 Undocumented Migrants Dead in Crash

Texas authorities filed murder charges Monday against a 15-year-old boy who was at the wheel of a minivan that flipped over and crashed, killing nine undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Your backstage pass to HS-News showcase of emerging and established Latino musical talent. Introducing This Week From San Antonio, Tx, Girl In a Coma continue reading »

Photo Exhibit “Riding With Pancho Villa” Opens in El Paso, Tx.

The Grandson and Great Grandson of the Mexican revolution icon launched a photo show aimed at keeping Villa’s memory alive. continue reading »

Criminal Charges Filed Against Latina Teen Who Faked Cancer

Angie Gómez told everyone she had leukemia, and 6 months to live. She raised 17,000 in donations before it surfaced that she was lying. continue reading »

11 Year-old Texas Mayor For a Day Changes Main St. to Justin Bieber Way (VIDEO)

11 year-old Caroline González won a Facebook contest to be the Mayor of Forney Texas for a Day. Her first official decree? Justin Bieber Way. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Former Miss El Paso USA Arrested for Shoplifting a $69 Shirt!

Lorena Tavera, a former pageant winner allegedly left a El Paso department store before paying for a shirt tucked inside her plastic shopping bag. continue reading »

MALDEF Secures Court Victory: Texas Can’t Deny Drivers Licenses to Legally Working Immigrants

Yesterday, the 345th District Court in Travis County granted a declaratory judgment and enjoined the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) from enforcing rules it created that deny driver’s licenses to immigrants living and working in Texas with authorization from the federal government. continue reading »

Miss San Antonio 2011 Brouhaha FINALLY Settled

Both Miss San Antonio and the runner-up, who was crowned during a court confrontation, will compete for the Miss Texas 2011 title. Domonique Ramírez was stripped off the title of Miss San Ant continue reading »