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LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Crawls Through Family’s Doggy Door, Climbs in Bathtub

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Crawls Through Family’s Doggy Door, Climbs in Bathtub

A Texas family was surprised to find a naked woman roaming around their home last week after getting into the home in an unusual way. According to police in Weatherford, TX, Sara Elizabeth Soto, 25, continue reading »

Narco Singer Chuy Quintanilla Autopsy Results In, Burial Today

Narco Singer Chuy Quintanilla Autopsy Results In, Burial Today

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s in Texas have ruled singer Chuy Quintanilla’s death a homicide with death resulting from gunshot wounds to the head and neck. continue reading »

JUST IN:  U.S. Gov’t Lays Its Case Against “Unjustly Enriched” Lance Armstrong

JUST IN:  U.S. Gov’t Lays Its Case Against “Unjustly Enriched” Lance Armstrong

The U.S. Government through the Justice Department has labeled disgraced Tour de France winner “unjustly enriched” through his U.S. Postal Service (USPS) sponsorship contract. continue reading »

Death Toll of Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Stands at 14

Death Toll of Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Stands at 14

After two days of speculation, Texas authorities confirmed that the number of people who died in the explosion of a fertilizer plant in the town of West stands at 14 as the work of searching the ruins comes to an end. continue reading »

Willie Nelson Doing Concert to Benefit West, Texas Blast Victims

Willie Nelson Doing Concert to Benefit West, Texas Blast Victims

As residents of West, Texas are returning to their homes, many people are coming to their aid including country singer Willie Nelson. continue reading »

Explosion at Fertilizer Plant May Have Killed 15 in Texas

Explosion at Fertilizer Plant May Have Killed 15 in Texas

An explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, near Waco, may have killed between five and 15 people, and wounded at least 179 others, a police spokesman said Thursday. continue reading »

JUST IN:   Massive Explosion Near Waco, Texas Multiple Injuries Reported

JUST IN:  Massive Explosion Near Waco, Texas Multiple Injuries Reported

Texas authorities are reporting a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant 19 miles north of Waco, Texas with multiple injuries. Initial reports indicate that people might be trapped in a nearby nursing home and residential apartment building. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Stabbing Violence Comes to Lone Star College, 12 Reportedly Hurt

JUST IN:  Stabbing Violence Comes to Lone Star College, 12 Reportedly Hurt

Houston authorities are reporting a lock down situation at the Lone Star College Cy-Fair campus where 12 to 14 people were randomly stabbed. Two suspects were implicated in the attack one has been captured and the other suspect remains at large. continue reading »

JUST IN: Texas District Attorney and Wife Found Shot Dead in Their Home

JUST IN: Texas District Attorney and Wife Found Shot Dead in Their Home

Texas District Attorney, Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were found shot to dead in their home Saturday night. McLelland is Kaufman County’s district attorney. These killings are the third killings of Kaufman County officials this year – some believe they are all related. continue reading »

University of Texas Looking to Replicate Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak

University of Texas Looking to Replicate Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak

Most readers of the Harry Potter franchise experience such wonder, awe and adventure in the magical realm that is Hogwarts and its affiliates, however, researchers at the University of Texas have decided to take that experience to the next level and apply it to real life. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER UPDATE: Woman Who Stole Teacher’s Identity Sentenced

LATINO BLOTTER UPDATE: Woman Who Stole Teacher’s Identity Sentenced

On Monday, a Texas elementary school teacher was able to look at the face of the woman who turned her life upside down with she stole her identity. continue reading »

Sometimes Redundancy is a Good Thing

Sometimes Redundancy is a Good Thing

I know I have written several columns or essays decrying the dangers of guns. But in light of the recent Senate debate, highlighted by our own embarrassing United States Senator from Texas, que desmadre that guy is! But, anyway. What really gets me is the debate going on in Texas right now. Our esteemed (in the old days one of my camaradas would ask me if the vatos were steemed?) Texas state legislature is contemplating legislation that would allow students to carry concealed weapons on campuses. continue reading »

Texas Mariachi Band Director Charged with Having Sex with 16-Yr Old Student

Texas Mariachi Band Director Charged with Having Sex with 16-Yr Old Student

A 35-year-old former Mariachi director at a local Texas school has been charged with having sex with one of his 16-year-old students. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Sisters Throw Down at Hospital Following “Offensive” Facebook Post

LATINO BLOTTER: Sisters Throw Down at Hospital Following “Offensive” Facebook Post

A trio of Texas sisters was arrested last week after a Facebook post sparked an argument. On March 14, Becky Valdez Garcia, 42, Maria Dolores Torres, 50, and Victoria Valdez Flores, 43, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, and continue reading »

El Paso’s Raymond Telles Dies - 1st Big-City Latino Mayor and U.S. Ambassador

El Paso’s Raymond Telles Dies - 1st Big-City Latino Mayor and U.S. Ambassador

Latino political pioneer Raymond Telles has died at age 97. Telles was the first elected Latino to serve as Mayor of a major city - El Paso, Texas and he was also the first Latino to serve as a U.S. Ambassador. continue reading »