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EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  More than $2 Million Worth of Pot Found in Watermelon Shipment

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  More than $2 Million Worth of Pot Found in Watermelon Shipment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) on Friday discovered and seized a substantial load of alleged marijuana weighing more than 2,500 pounds at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility in Texas. continue reading »

Latino Vote:  Republican Lawmakers Eye Tougher Election Laws

Latino Vote:  Republican Lawmakers Eye Tougher Election Laws

The run-up to the 2012 elections was one of court battles and legislative jockeying over Republican-backed voter ID and elections laws that critics called bald-faced attempts to suppress turnout and disenfranchise Democratic voters. continue reading »

Emilio Estefan to Produce 2013 People en Español Festival

Emilio Estefan to Produce 2013 People en Español Festival

The 2013 Festival PEOPLE EN ESPANOL, an event celebrating Hispanic entertainment, culture and community, will be produced by the, Grammy award-winning, Cuban-American musician and producer, Emilio Estefan continue reading »

Miriam Martinez Looking to Become Texas’ First Latino Governor

Miriam Martinez Looking to Become Texas’ First Latino Governor

Miriam Martinez, a Mexican-born journalist and activist who became a U.S. citizen barely two years ago, wants to make history in 2014 as the first Latino woman to become governor of Texas. continue reading »

Shooting at Lone Star University Injures 4

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 »

TRAGEDY: Teen Runs Away with Boyfriend, Both Die in Car Crash

TRAGEDY: Teen Runs Away with Boyfriend, Both Die in Car Crash

A young Houston-area girl and her boyfriend are dead after the pair attempted to run away together in a stolen vehicle. Last week, 14-year-olds Skyla Nuncio and Justin Henry died after the vehicle the continue reading »

Hispanic Brand Uses Old Process to Produce Authentic Cigars

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 »

Man Honored for Saving Another’s Horse from Drowning (VIDEO)

Man Honored for Saving Another’s Horse from Drowning (VIDEO)

After a heroic horse rescue, a Texas man was rewarded for his good deed. While driving to his San Benito home on Monday, Alfredo Marez spotted an animal in distress. As he got closer he realized it was a horse stuck in continue reading »

Latino Blotter: Man Who Vandalized Picasso Painting in Museum Arrested at Border

Latino Blotter: Man Who Vandalized Picasso Painting in Museum Arrested at Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a man wanted out of Houston, Texas for vandalizing a famous Picasso painting. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Setting the Record Straight on Immigration and Border Enforcement

INFOGRAPHIC: Setting the Record Straight on Immigration and Border Enforcement

One of the most common refrains voiced by opponents of immigration reform is that it must wait until the federal government has secured our border with Mexico and enforced the nation’s current immigration laws. continue reading »

University of Texas Mariachi Aztlán to Perform at President’s Inauguration

University of Texas Mariachi Aztlán to Perform at President’s Inauguration

The University of Texas-Pan America’s (UTPA) Mariachi Aztlán will be doing a repeat performance for President Obama’s inauguration on January 21, 2013. continue reading »

Flight From Brazil Diverted After Young Woman Dies on Plane

Flight From Brazil Diverted After Young Woman Dies on Plane

According to police a young woman onboard a flight from Brazil to Texas died mid-flight. The American Airlines flight had departed Sao Paolo, Brazil just after 1a.m. on continue reading »

U.S. Winter Storm Death Roll Stands at 6

U.S. Winter Storm Death Roll Stands at 6

The winter storm besetting much of the United States so far has resulted in at least six deaths and has caused the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights, authorities announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Border Agents in Laredo Rescue 10 Undocumented From Human Smugglers

Border Agents in Laredo Rescue 10 Undocumented From Human Smugglers

Zapata Border Patrol Agents Halt Human Smuggling Attempt - On Dec. 18, U. S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Station rescued 10 undocumented immigrants continue reading »

Spain’s Prado Sends 100 Piece Art Exhibition to Houston Museum

Spain’s Prado Sends 100 Piece Art Exhibition to Houston Museum

An exhibition of 100 masterpieces from Spain's Prado Museum opened Sunday at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, or MFAH, giving visitors a look at the evolution of Spanish painting from the 16th century to the 19th century. continue reading »