Mourners Gather in Houston to Remember Slain Soldier Vanessa Guillén

HOUSTON (AP) — Flags from the U.S., Texas and Mexico flew at half staff Friday as a white, horse-drawn carriage embellished with white flowers brought in the custom green casket that carried the remains of a slain soldier.

  • Aug 15, 2020
  • 10:27 AM

NPXXI = Houston’s Cultural Capital

This city is powerful.

  • Apr 18, 2019
  • 10:39 AM

Catching Up With Librotraficante Tony Diaz in Houston

Latino Rebels Radio: March 31, 2019

  • Mar 31, 2019
  • 3:42 PM

Houston-Area Elected Official Apologizes After Telling Harris County Judge to ‘Speak English’

“This is not Mexico,” Chambers County Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Tice said.

  • Mar 27, 2019
  • 1:51 PM

Apartment Complex in North Houston, TX Sends Letter Asking Resident to Speak ‘English Only’

“I feel like my rights are just being, you know, violated.”

  • Feb 20, 2019
  • 2:17 PM

Houston Supporters Demand Justice for John Hernandez as Second Court Hearing Takes Place

During the demonstration, relatives and friends of John wore white T-shirts with a picture of him and the hashtag #JusticeforJohn.

  • Jul 14, 2017
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Houston Mayor: Mexican American Heritage Textbook for Texas Schools Is ‘Offensive’ (VIDEO)

“The purpose of instructional material is not to undermine our educational system.”

  • Sep 8, 2016
  • 9:21 AM

Latina Met with Racism in Houston Airport (VIDEO)

In a Facebook video posted on Thursday, a Venezuelan-born woman describes what happened when she took her mother to the airport in Houston

  • Sep 11, 2015
  • 11:24 AM

Peña Nieto, You Are Not Welcome: Video from Jan. 6 Houston Demonstation

As part of yesterday’s #USTired2 national protests against Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, this YouTube video was tweeted to us today by @asambleahouston:

  • Jan 7, 2015
  • 10:59 AM

Houston Student Responds to Video of Police Officers Pinning Her Down for Using Cellphone

The following video of three Houston Independent School District (HISD) police officers has led to controversy at Sam Houston High School this week. Yesterday, Ixel Perez, the student in the video, spoke to local Houston media about what she said happened: video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Perez said it all started because she refused to […]

  • Sep 4, 2014
  • 9:51 AM

Houston Area Principal Loses Job After Trying to Ban Students from Speaking Spanish

Remember that Houston middle school principal who got slammed for telling students that they could not speak Spanish in school? Looks like she lost her job. We first found out via Twitter last night from those who were following the story: @HighTechAztec @KHOU @abc13houston @Univision @NPAirwaves #HempsteadmiddleSchool Principal contract nonrenewal approved #HempsteadISD — Tony Diaz […]

  • Mar 18, 2014
  • 3:04 PM

WTF? White Man from Houston Pretends He’s Black and Wins Election

You HAVE to be kidding us. Guess not. This is from local Houston news. We have now seen everything.

  • Nov 10, 2013
  • 11:54 AM

HoustonPress Story on Puerto Rico’s Crime Culture Simplifies the Issue and Offers Nothing

Originally published at JulioRVarela.com I am tired. I am tired of how the US mainland media continues to portray the island-territory of Puerto Rico with one broad brushstroke—that it is a new hotbed of violence and chaos. Recently, Fortune’s Cyrus Sanati told U.S. billionaires to “beware” of Puerto Rico, saying that the island “has a bevy […]

  • Mar 25, 2013
  • 9:12 AM

In Search of the ‘Latino Vote’ (OPINION)

The “Latino vote” is the Holy Grail of politics, and locking it down is more difficult than people seem to have anticipated. A breakdown of why viewing Latino voters as a monolith is a mistake.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 5:06 PM

Texas Judge Lina Hidalgo Wins Tight Race for Reelection

GOP donors spent millions to unseat Hidalgo, a Democrat who leads the state’s most populous county, and take back a seat they lost four years ago. Republican Alexandra del Moral Mealer conceded the race Wednesday morning.

  • Nov 9, 2022
  • 2:51 PM

Parents vs. Police (OPINION)

When reports of a shooting at Jefferson High School in San Antonio sent the school into lockdown on September 20, fearful parents attempting to enter the school clashed with police officers outside. After Parkland and Uvalde, parents have every right to distrust the police.

  • Oct 19, 2022
  • 3:01 PM

Former San Antonio Officer Charged in Shooting of 17-Year-Old

Former San Antonio police officer James Brennand, 25, has been charged in the shooting of Erik Cantu, 17, in a McDonald’s parking lot on October 2. The charges — two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public servant— are felonies and could increase if Cantu doesn’t survive his injuries.

  • Oct 12, 2022
  • 5:21 PM

San Antonio Police Officer Shoots Unarmed Teen in McDonald’s Parking Lot (VIDEO)

On Sunday, a San Antonio Police officer opened fire on a teen who had been eating in his car at a McDonald’s parking lot. Video released by SAPD shows the officer opening the driver-side door and ordering 17-year-old Erik Cantu out of the car without first identifying himself.

  • Oct 7, 2022
  • 1:41 PM

Appeals Court Orders Another Review of Revised DACA

A federal appeals court Wednesday ordered a lower court review of Biden administration revisions to a program preventing the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought into the United States as children.

  • Oct 5, 2022
  • 6:50 PM

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