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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Mary Kristene Chapa
Gay Texas Teen Recovers After Shooting, Learns of Girlfriend's Death
By Samantha Leal | 07/16/2012 - 15:00

Mary Kristene Chapa, the 18-year-old Texas teen who was shot along with her girlfriend Mollie Olgin (who was killed), is slowly recovering, reports NBC Latino. The teen left Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital and entered rehab last week. 


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Solar Eclipse
Don't Miss the Solar Eclipse This Weekend!
By Samantha Leal | 05/17/2012 - 09:45

Parts of the U.S. will get a treat this weekend. On Sunday, May 20, a solar eclipse will blot out part of the sun (up to 94 percent!), causing the sun to appear as a thin ring behind the moon. This will be visible to the western states, appearing to northern California first and then making its way across to the Texas panhandle.


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Would Passage of the DREAM Act Have Saved Joaquin Luna?
Could Passage of the DREAM Act Have Saved Joaquin Luna?
By Viviana Hurtado | 12/07/2011 - 08:30

Despite being a good student with dreams of becoming an engineer, 18-year-old Joaquin Luna committed suicide the Friday after Thanksgiving.  Why?  His family insists that the Mission, Texas teen (who was brought illegally to the U.S. by his parents as a six month old baby) became depressed after the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act failed to pass Congress last December.  In a note addressed to Jesus Christ, he suggests he has no future:


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