Dr. Juliana Rangel-Posada
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Entomology Professor & Bee Researcher Dr. Juliana Rangel-Posada
By Valerie Tejeda | 08/20/2013 - 11:47

Dr. Juliana Rangel-Posada, Ph.D., is the associate professor for Texas A&M's Entomology Department. Only in her early thirties, this native Colombian has quite the impressive resume! 

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Latina Texans Face Health Crisis
WATCH: Latina Texans Face Health Crisis
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/23/2013 - 16:52

The passing of the new Texas abortion law last week has left many women in the state feeling worried when it comes to reproductive health.

According to The Huffington Post, the restrictive abortion law is now forcing the community to be faced with several challenges.

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Rosy Esparza
Woman Killed Riding Roller Coaster
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/22/2013 - 10:17

A Texas woman died on Friday while riding a roller coaster at a Six Flags in Dallas.

According to NBC Latino, Rosy Esparza was killed when she was ejected from a roller coaster at the Dallas theme park. It was Esparza's first trip to the park.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Signs Abortion Bill Into Law
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Signs Abortion Bill Into Law
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/18/2013 - 12:16

After the Texas Senate approved the widely protested abortion bill on Friday, it was only a matter of time before the bill would become a Texas state law.

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Texas Abortion Bill Passed in the Senate
Texas Abortion Bill Passed in the Senate
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/15/2013 - 12:29

Texas will soon have a new abortion law to follow.

According to The New York Times, on Friday, the Texas Senate approved the abortion bill which was passed by the Texas House last week. With the Senate's passage, the bill can now be signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry.

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Flea Market Abortions on the Rise in Texas
Flea Market Abortions on the Rise in Texas
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/12/2013 - 13:34

After the House approved a bill on Tuesday to ban abortion, flea market abortions have been on the rise in Texas.

According to MSN Now, women who want abortions can buy drugs to induce miscarriages at an open-air flea market on the Mexican border town of McAllen. Most women who choose to buy these drugs are often too poor to afford an abortion at a clinic or are deterred by some states' 24-hour waiting period.

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Cecile Richards
House Ignores Texans, Approves Dangerous Bill to Virtually Ban Abortion
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/10/2013 - 10:16

More than 1,000 Texans rallied in Houston on Tuesday for Planned Parenthood's "Stand with Texas Women' bus tour stop in a final attempt to stop legislators from passing a bill that could virtually ban abortion. But, their continued protests were unsuccessful.

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6 dead, 7 Missing After Tornado Hits North Texas
6 dead, 7 Missing After Tornadoes Hit North Texas
By Sugey Palomares | 05/16/2013 - 10:44

At least six people were killed and dozens were injured after a string of powerful tornadoes hit two neighborhoods in North Texas on Wednesday evening. Authorities are searching for seven missing adults in the town of Granbury, just outside of Fort Worth.

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Ana Reyes
After Voting Rights Debate, First Latina EVER is Elected to City Council Seat
By Samantha Leal | 05/16/2013 - 10:35

In a state where almost 40 percent of the population is Latino, you'd think an all-white city government would be a thing of the past. But Ana Reyes just made history in Farmers Branch, Texas, where she became the first Latino ever to be elected to a City Council seat, reports Fox News Latino. 

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Ted Cruz at the Republican National Convention
Politician Ted Cruz Accused of Not Being Latino Enough
By Samantha Leal | 11/02/2012 - 15:11

Texas Politician and Cuban-American Ted Cruz is getting criticism from those who accuse him of not being Latino enough to represent Texas Hispanics in Congress.

The Republican Texas Senator hopeful is going up against Democrat Paul Sadler, and while his father is Cuban and immigrated to the United States, many say his stance doesn't align with that of the average Texas Latino, reports the Huffington Post.

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