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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 »

Latino Gang Member Roberto Garza Becomes 12th Person Executed in Texas this Year

Latino Gang Member Roberto Garza Becomes 12th Person Executed in Texas this Year

Latino gang member, Roberto Garza, has become the 12th person executed in the state of Texas after a last minute stay of execution failed. continue reading »

Who is the Dead Woman Found in Vicente Fernandez’ Backyard Pool?

Who is the Dead Woman Found in Vicente Fernandez’ Backyard Pool?

Texas authorities are investigating the circumstances behind the dead body of a woman found in the pool of the Texas home of “El Charro of Huentitan” Vicente Fernandez earlier this week. continue reading »

Parents of Latina Former San Antonio City Councilwoman Respond to Intolerance

Parents of Latina Former San Antonio City Councilwoman Respond to Intolerance

A storm of controversy has settled over San Antonio, Texas, concerning the expansion of the City’s anti-discrimination ordinance. The expansion proposes the inclusion of LGBT persons under the ordinance’s protective umbrella. continue reading »

12-Year-Old Latina Girl Fighting for Spot on School’s Football Team

12-Year-Old Latina Girl Fighting for Spot on School’s Football Team

12-year-old Hailey Fuentes just wants to play football like her siblings and doesn’t understand why she can’t. continue reading »

Texas Dog Saves Maya Delarosa From Rattlesnake, Loses Eye

Texas Dog Saves Maya Delarosa From Rattlesnake, Loses Eye

A Texas family has their fearless little dog to thank for saving the lives of two young girls. Martha Rodriguez says her granddaughters, Maya and Guadalupe Delarosa, and her dog were playing outside her rural Hueco Mountain range home continue reading »

Five-Sister Band Las Fenix Now Promoting 6th Album

Five-Sister Band Las Fenix Now Promoting 6th Album

Las Fenix, a band of five sisters who discovered their singing talent at family gatherings in Texas, are promoting their recently released sixth album in the Regional Mexican genre, a work titled "Heliopolis." continue reading »

Former President George W. Bush Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery

Former President George W. Bush Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery

Former U.S. President George W. Bush is hospitalized in Dallas after successfully undergoing heart surgery on Tuesday to clear an artery, his spokesman said. continue reading »

JUST IN:  George Zimmerman Stopped for Speeding in Texas, Admits to Gun in Car

JUST IN:  George Zimmerman Stopped for Speeding in Texas, Admits to Gun in Car

George Zimmerman was reportedly stopped for speeding this past Sunday in Forney, Texas and released with a warning. Zimmerman, 29, did admit to carrying a gun in his car’s glove compartment. continue reading »