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Texas Group Touts Bilingual Schooling

Texas Group Touts Bilingual Schooling

The president of the Texas Association for Bilingual Education has issued a warning about the ongoing gap between "Anglo" students and those who have a mother tongue different from English. continue reading »

Are Texas Republicans Behind Offensive ‘Catch an Illegal’ Event on UT Campus?

Are Texas Republicans Behind Offensive ‘Catch an Illegal’ Event on UT Campus?

A University of Texas (UT) conservative student group is holding a mock immigration round up whereby someone can win a prize for catching an “illegal” immigrant. continue reading »

Check Out: Pot-Stuffed Car Seized by Border Patrol

Check Out: Pot-Stuffed Car Seized by Border Patrol

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Check out this picture from Border Patrol of a Ford Exhibition stuffed to the gills with pot. continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO: Border Security Campaign, South Texas Style

NELSON BALIDO: Border Security Campaign, South Texas Style

The South Texas Campaign (STC) is the first campaign the Border Patrol has initiated since it made public the U.S. Border Patrol 2012-2016 Strategy, which reflects a shift from a resource-based to a risk-based enforcement. continue reading »

Shameful: Former U.S. Marine Arrested for Leading Gang of Mexican Kidnappers

Shameful: Former U.S. Marine Arrested for Leading Gang of Mexican Kidnappers

Luis Ricardo Gonzalez Garcia, former U.S. Marine and Texas cop, has been arrested by Mexican authorities for leading a gang of vicious kidnappers operating throughout Mexico. continue reading »

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Has No Presidential Plans for 2016

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Has No Presidential Plans for 2016

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, considered the Latino rising star of the Democratic Party, told Efe here Friday that he will not seek his party's 2016 presidential nomination. continue reading »

Could Late Night TV Get Any Worse? Ted Cruz Makes His Debut

Could Late Night TV Get Any Worse? Ted Cruz Makes His Debut

Last night Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz made his late night talk show debut on Jay Leno’s ‘Tonight Show.’ We assume Cruz was there to share his vitriol, not wanting to keep it inside the confines of Capital Hill. We are just not sure why Leno would extend an invitation to such a controversial figure who is less than entertaining and such a rage-a-holic. continue reading »

Fertilizer Plant Explosion Causes Immigration Setback for Hispanic Family

Fertilizer Plant Explosion Causes Immigration Setback for Hispanic Family

After April's deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, the family of Sandra Villalobos has been adrift in the world, having lost her husband in the accident and with him the chance to have her family living together in the United States. continue reading »

Texas Leads In Number of Residents Eligible for Obamacare Tax Credits

Texas Leads In Number of Residents Eligible for Obamacare Tax Credits

Texas leads the nation in the number of residents eligible for tax credits to reduce the cost of buying health insurance on the new exchanges, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. continue reading »

Houston’s Mayoral Candidates Look to Sway Hispanic Vote

Houston’s Mayoral Candidates Look to Sway Hispanic Vote

The two main contenders in the Houston mayoral race hope that Hispanics, who make up 44 percent of the Texas city's population, will go to the polls and will be decisive in the Nov. 5 balloting. continue reading »

Senator Ted Cruz the Hispanic Candidate for President?

Senator Ted Cruz the Hispanic Candidate for President?

Senator Ted Cruz has become the darling of the Tea Party and other extreme right Republicans. He is seen as their potential presidential candidate. He is a superb orator and the big plus – he’s Hispanic. One needs to put a pan below the chin of the right wing members to catch the drool. continue reading »

Opinion: Government Not Tending to Issues Affecting Border States

Opinion: Government Not Tending to Issues Affecting Border States

Despite President Barack Obama's call on Congress to go forward with immigration reform, politicians in Texas say that Washington ignores the real problems facing border cities. continue reading »

Latino Texas Politician Serves Seven Terms Under Alias Name

Latino Texas Politician Serves Seven Terms Under Alias Name

Ferdinand Frank Fischer III would be a great name for a Mexican monarchist trying to reclaim the crown of Emperor Maximilian, but it’s a lousy name for an ambitious American politician from a Latino district of San Antonio. continue reading »

Hispanic Book Festival a Big Hit in Houston

Hispanic Book Festival a Big Hit in Houston

The 11th Hispanic Book Festival in this Texas metropolis was a resounding success despite a scheduling change that saw the event shifted from February to October, organizers said. continue reading »

How Wendy Davis and Latinos Could Turn Texas Blue, or Not

How Wendy Davis and Latinos Could Turn Texas Blue, or Not

The big news out of Texas, “leaked” before it was “ready,” is that Wendy Davis will run for Governor. Some background: Wendy Davis is Senator Wendy Davis, the Democrat from Fort Worth who pulled off the real filibuster on the floor of the Texas Senate some months ago, the filibuster that stalled a strict abortion bill backed by every conservative that works in the capitol in Austin. continue reading »