AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A recount in Texas affirmed Democrat U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar as the winner Tuesday of his primary race against progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros, who had trailed by fewer than 200 votes following a runoff in May.
On Monday afternoon, the Texas Democratic Party canvassed its primary runoff results, and the latest has South Texas progressive Michelle Vallejo leading opponent Ruben Ramirez by 30 votes in the 15th Congressional District, while in the South Texas 28th Congressional District, incumbent moderate Rep. Henry Cuellar leads progressive Jessica Cisneros by 281 votes.
The Texas primary runoff between Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and his progressive challenger, Jessica Cisneros, was too close to call Wednesday, more than a week after the election.
Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, “Please send the police now,” as officers waited in the hallway for more than 45 minutes, authorities said Friday.
Following the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were killed in the worst school shooting this decade, disinformation has been quickly spread by far-right users online and right-wing activists and politicians concerning the identity of the alleged shooter, Salvador Ramos.
In light of the tragedy in Texas, President Joe Biden and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott should say clearly that no one —regardless of immigration status— will be questioned when they come forward to receive support after the shooting.
On May 24, immigrant rights attorney and Laredo native Jessica Cisneros faces nine-term Congressman Henry Cuellar, the only anti-abortion Democrat in the House of Representatives, in a run-off election.
Whole Woman’s Health is in McAllen, Texas, a place documentarian Maya Cueva describes as already “post-Roe.” If this clinic closes, the next closest one is over 250 miles away, with checkpoints along the way.
HOUSTON — On Friday, April 29, members from a number of Latino civic organizations and other advocates of Latino and ethnic studies will deliver a collection of Mexican-American Studies books to the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, as a message to Texas legislators not to follow other states’ lead in limiting which texts are taught […]
By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court on Monday delayed the execution of a woman amid growing doubts about whether she fatally beat her two-year-old daughter in a case that has garnered the support of lawmakers, celebrities, and even some of the jurors who sentenced her to death. The […]
The census takes place every 10 years to apportion the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and to distribute federal funds based on the population count, so an undercount means our Latino community will be underrepresented politically and lose significant amounts of federal funds over the next 10 years.
One of the busiest trade ports on the U.S.-Mexico border remained effectively closed Wednesday as frustration and traffic snarls mounted over orders by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott requiring extra inspections of commercial trucks as part of the Republican’s sprawling border security operation.
In 2008, Melissa Lucio was convicted of capital murder after the death of her two-year-old daughter, Mariah Elizabeth Alvarez. She is the first Latina to be put on death row in Texas. Her family members and supporters believe she is innocent and did not receive a fair trial. Melissa has maintained her innocence.
While some pundits in various outlets have recently reported that the shift in politics shouldn’t be of concern for Democrats, Republicans — despite their embrace of extremism and bigotry — are making inroads in Latino and Black communities that Democrats have routinely ignored.
Democratic challenger Jessica Cisneros, a 28-year-old immigration attorney running for Congress with heavy support from progressives, has forced a primary runoff against U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar in South Texas.
While white Latinos dominate the airwaves and social media with bigotry, they do a disservice to the vast diversity of Latinos by fostering hate and division within the Latino community.
The LIBRE Initiative and its partner, Americans for Prosperity Action (a Koch Industries-funded group), withdrew its endorsement of Pete Flores, who is running in Texas Senate District 24. The withdrawal came after the candidate soundly rejected LIBRE’s initial endorsement.
Brothers Alejandro and Christian Trevino are charged with aggravated assault and engaging in organized criminal activity. Christian and friend Juan Eduardo Melendez are also charged with capital murder. A petition on Change.org calling on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to release the boys has already received over 46,000 signatures as of Wednesday morning.
Decades ago, Mexican activists drove women into the United States to terminate their pregnancies at clinics. Now it’s women in the U.S. who are facing more challenges to accessing abortion services and again Mexican activists are stepping up to offer support.
‘Blurred Boundaries,’ an art installation at the Chamizal Community Center in El Paso, replicates a dominant narrative that trivializes the role of barrio women and the still-open wound of the chamizal treaty between Mexico and the United States.
The term “living in the shadows” is something I’m familiar with, having grown up waiting for some type of path that would allow me to become a legal resident. I did so while surviving a relationship that involved domestic violence.