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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 »

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 »

HORRIFIC: Houston Woman Savagely Attacked by Pack of Dogs, Has Heart Attack

HORRIFIC: Houston Woman Savagely Attacked by Pack of Dogs, Has Heart Attack

A Texas woman is in critical condition after being savagely attacked by a pack of wild dogs on her way to work. Maria Arcos, 52, was on her way to a new job as a housekeeper when she walked below an underpass and was met by a number of viscous dogs. 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 »