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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 Sen. Ted Cruz Renounces Canadian Citizenship he Just Learned he Had

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Renounces Canadian Citizenship he Just Learned he Had

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas renounced his Canadian nationality, to which he has the right because he was born there but which complicates his presidential aspirations for 2016. 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 »

HORRIBLE: Texas Man Accused of Raping Three-Year-Old Boy

HORRIBLE: Texas Man Accused of Raping Three-Year-Old Boy

A 29-year-old man in Texas has been arrested on suspicion of raping a toddler . Last week, Eleazar Resendez III was arrested by Harlingen police after an investigation which began in January, revealed him as a suspect the unthinkable rape of a 3-year-old boy. 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 »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Gets 10 Years Probation After Luring 7th-Grader to Motel

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Gets 10 Years Probation After Luring 7th-Grader to Motel

After allegedly having sex with a child still in middle school, a Texas man was sentenced to 10 years probation. Jeremy Andrew Martinez, 22, was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Leads Police on High-Speed Chase, Daughter in Car

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Leads Police on High-Speed Chase, Daughter in Car

A Texas man was arrested over the weekend after he led police on a high-speed chase with his baby daughter in the back seat. Alexis Treviño, 20, was spotted speeding Sunday continue reading »

Father Charged with Abandonment After Tow Truck Takes His Car with Kids in Back

Father Charged with Abandonment After Tow Truck Takes His Car with Kids in Back

A Texas father was charged with child abandonment after his car was towed away with his children inside. According to police, Victor Ruiz had parked his car in a no-parking zone outside his 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 »