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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 »

Customs Urged to Speed U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing Times

Customs Urged to Speed U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing Times

The federal agency that oversees border checkpoints says it will need more than 3,800 new officers to fix delays that waste millions of dollars every year while cargo trucks sit in long lines to cross the U.S.-Mexican border. continue reading »

Efforts to Get Out Hispanic 2014 Vote Under Way in Arizona, Nevada, Texas

Efforts to Get Out Hispanic 2014 Vote Under Way in Arizona, Nevada, Texas

National organizations announced Thursday their efforts to get out the Hispanic vote for the 2014 legislative elections in states such as Arizona, Nevada and Texas. continue reading »

REPORT:  Latinos Face Discrimination When Seeking Housing in Certain Southern Cities

REPORT:  Latinos Face Discrimination When Seeking Housing in Certain Southern Cities

Latinos suffer discrimination when they try to get a home in three metropolitan areas of the Southern United States, in part due to state regulations that invite discriminatory treatment of people who look "foreign," according to a report released Monday by the National Council of La Raza. continue reading »

Latina Mom’s First Visit to Six-Flags Turns Fatal as “Texas Giant” Flings Her to Death

Latina Mom’s First Visit to Six-Flags Turns Fatal as “Texas Giant” Flings Her to Death

It was Rosy Esparza’s first visit to Six Flags Over Texas and unfortunately it was her last when she plunged to her death on Friday from the Texas Giant roll coaster ride. continue reading »

Texas Lawmakers Pass Strict Abortion Bill in Senate

Texas Lawmakers Pass Strict Abortion Bill in Senate

The Texas Senate has passed a bill tightening restictions on abortion following three weeks of protests by activists and groups defending a woman's right to choose. continue reading »

Latinos in Fort Worth, Texas being Targeted by Black Armed Robbers

Latinos in Fort Worth, Texas being Targeted by Black Armed Robbers

Fort Worth, Texas authorities are on the look out for armed gunmen who are targeting Latinos in their crimes. continue reading »

Rick Perry’s Motives

Rick Perry’s Motives

Sixth graders in Texas have known no Governor in their state other than Rick Perry. He was elected the year they were born. If you’re a Latino sixth grader this is significant. Public education in Texas during Perry’s tenure has been at best stagnant and at worst declining. Public school funding in the state has diminished as minority student enrollment has increased. And over the past 12 years Texas school children have become a casualty of political battles. continue reading »