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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.