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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 »

After Six Years, Family Finds Lost Chihuahua

After Six Years, Family Finds Lost Chihuahua

When a Texas man and his wife were going through a divorce, they asked a friend to watch their chihuahua. Unfortunately, the little dog got out and had not been seen in years. continue reading »

The World of Tequila in Pictures

The World of Tequila in Pictures

Austin-based Photographer Joel Salcido has captured the world of tequila in a new exhibition currently being shown in Texas. The exhibit, "Aliento a Tequila," encapsulates the traditions of tequila and its culture in Mexico. continue reading »

Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Not Seek Re-Election

Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Not Seek Re-Election

After more than a decade in office, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday he wouldn’t seek re-election next year, saying he would serve out the remaining year-and-a-half of his term before stepping down. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Texas Man Arrested for Having Sex with Horse  -  Again

LATINO BLOTTER: Texas Man Arrested for Having Sex with Horse -  Again

A Texas man was arrested for having sex with a horse for the second time say police. Authorities say Hidalgo County resident Cirilo Castillo was arr continue reading »

Chef Serves Traditional Mexican Food in Austin

Chef Serves Traditional Mexican Food in Austin

Deep in the heart of Austin's historic Rainey Street, El Naranjo restaurant tells a tale of Mexican ancestors, traditions and flavors, a cultural richness that chef Iliana de La Vega defends dish after dish. continue reading »

CHECK OUT:  Illegal Immigrant Camp Found in Texas  (VIDEO)

CHECK OUT:  Illegal Immigrant Camp Found in Texas (VIDEO)

Border Patrol agents raided an illegal immigrant camp in Texas that is believed to have been used by over 100 undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

TRAGIC: Texas Teen Dies After Accidentally Impaling Self on Bull Statue

TRAGIC: Texas Teen Dies After Accidentally Impaling Self on Bull Statue

The family and friends of a Texas teen are in mourning after a tragic accident result in the teen's death over the weekend. According to police, 14-year-old Miguel Martinez was spending the night at a friend's continue reading »

Where Can Undocumented Immigrants Drive “Legally”?

Where Can Undocumented Immigrants Drive “Legally”?

Across the country from California to Vermont, lawmakers are changing legislation in regards to driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. In the past year many states have passed new bills and laws allowing the undocumented the right to drive legally. continue reading »