By Amaris Castillo | 11/28/2011 - 14:00
After an arduous battle surrounding a controversy over the state’s congressional redistricting, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) released a statement recently about a new court-proposed plan that promises Latinos increased electoral opportunity in Texas. According to MALDEF, a new redistricting plan was released by three federal judges in San Antonio that will improve the representation for Latinos in Texas.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/03/2011 - 09:25
Texas saw explosive growth in the past decade, according to the 2010 census, 65 percent of it fueled by Latinos as part of a total of 90 percent growth fueled by minorities. That lead to the state receiving four new Congressional districts, which equals four additional seats in Congress. How those new districts were drawn by the state is now the subject of two big court fights: One in Washington D.C., where Latino groups and the U.S. Dept.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/29/2011 - 18:00
Tonight on MTV Tr3s’ reality series, Quiero Mi Boda, we meet 28-year-old Michael and 29-year-old Kristopher. The couple met on a study abroad trip but did not officially date until a year and a half later. Since then, several more years passed before this couple decided to take the plunge. The wedding planning proved extremely challenging because Kristopher was in Mexico at the time and Michael was in Texas. Michael found herself planning the wedding mostly alone.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/08/2011 - 17:00
Tonight on MTV Tr3s’ reality series, Quiero Mi Boda, we meet 25-year-old Jessyca and 28-year-old Osaze, a Texan couple who share the same religious faith but very different cultural customs. Jessyca was born in Mexico and Osaze was born in Washington, D.C. to Nigerian parents and because their respective cultures mean a lot to them, figuring out how to mesh both backgrounds on their special day proved a challenge. They managed to do so, African dancers and the Virgin Mary included.
By Amaris Castillo | 04/05/2011 - 16:00
As many as 300,000 residents who live along the Texas-Mexico border could lose millions of dollars over the next decade because they were not counted in the 2010 U.S. Census. According to Equal Voice newspaper, 95 percent of these residents, many of whom are poverty-stricken and live in unincorporated subdivisions called "colonias", were not mailed census forms. Hidalgo County has hired a lawyer and plans to sue the U.S. government for violating the protocol of mailing the forms.
By Fox News Latino | 04/01/2011 - 11:34
The Week in Latino News begins with a Venezuelan beauty queen who chronicles her grueling battle with cancer.
By Stacey Rivera | 03/28/2011 - 13:44
We knew we liked him for a reason (besides the always on display six pack)! Watch as All American boy Matthew McConaughey explains to George Lopez—en Español— that he learned Spanish because he grew up in a town in Texas that was more than 80% Mexican.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/14/2011 - 14:55
Texas state representative Debbie Riddle has proposed a controversial new law that aims to keep illegal immigrants out of the state. House bill 2012 would make hiring an "unauthorized alien" a crime, punishable by up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine—unless they have been hired as domestic help.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/25/2011 - 17:28
Days after the Census Bureau released population numbers for Texas showing explosive growth driven by Latinos and other minorities, controversy—perhaps inevitably—is stirring in the state.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/22/2011 - 13:25
Just as Latino leaders warned, battle lines are being drawn surrounding congressional redistricting and the new Census numbers. Texas is one of the first states to see controversy, which is not surprising given that the state stands to gain more Congressional seats than any other state in the union (4).