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Diminishing Access to Women’s Health Care Continues in Southern Texas

Diminishing Access to Women’s Health Care Continues in Southern Texas

Isabel will not have any medical tests done in Texas because her doctor's bill is already $15,000. So she will cross the border into Mexico to see a physician. continue reading »

Another Migrant Detention Center Infiltrated by Immigration Activists

Another Migrant Detention Center Infiltrated by Immigration Activists

An activist with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance infiltrated the El Paso Detention Center in Texas to get to know the situation in which the undocumented migrants being held there are living. continue reading »

Texas School Suspends Principal Who Banned Spanish in Classroom

Texas School Suspends Principal Who Banned Spanish in Classroom

The principal of a middle school in Hempstead, Texas, was suspended with pay for telling students not to use Spanish in class. School authorities received complaints about the matter, opened an investigation and decided to put Amy Lacey on leave pending the outcome of the probe, Laurie Bettis, a spokeswoman for the school district in Hempstead, a town some 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Houston, told Efe. continue reading »

Archaeologist May Have Discovered Earliest Spanish Mission, Alamo’s Original Location

Archaeologist May Have Discovered Earliest Spanish Mission, Alamo’s Original Location

Texas archaeologists are excited about the possibility they have located the oldest Spanish mission in San Antonio and the precursor to the famous Alamo. continue reading »

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 »