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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 »

JUST IN: Supreme Court Makes NO Decision on Affirmative Action, Sends Case Back to Lower Court

JUST IN: Supreme Court Makes NO Decision on Affirmative Action, Sends Case Back to Lower Court

The Supreme Court will not make a decision on the affirmative action case of Fisher v. University of Texas instead it will send the case back to the lower court. continue reading »

How did Luis de la Garza Go from Latino Leader to the “Mesh Mask Bandit” Bank Robber?

How did Luis de la Garza Go from Latino Leader to the “Mesh Mask Bandit” Bank Robber?

This week Texas FBI captured the prolific bank robber dubbed the “Mesh Mask Bandit” who is tied to at least 19 bank robberies in northern Texas. continue reading »

Texas Rounds Up ‘Mexican Mafia’ Gang Members with Ties to Los Zetas

Texas Rounds Up ‘Mexican Mafia’ Gang Members with Ties to Los Zetas

Yesterday federal officials arrested 30 alleged members of the prison gang – the Mexican Mafia – for working on this side of the border on behalf of Mexican narcos. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Miami Heat Repeat – 2013 NBA Champions

JUST IN:  Miami Heat Repeat – 2013 NBA Champions

The Miami Heat and LeBron James’ headband have claimed another straight NBA championship with a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. continue reading »