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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 »

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 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 »