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

Texas Republican Mayra Flores Rejected From All-Democratic Hispanic Caucus

Rep. Mayra Flores (R-TX) cried foul Wednesday after getting rejected from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the most influential Latino group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill, whose bylaws explicitly block Republicans from joining due to major policy differences between members in the past.

  • Oct 26, 2022
  • 6:01 PM

Migrant Survivors of West Texas Shooting Detained by ICE

One migrant is dead, another is wounded and at least seven others are languishing in detention three weeks after twin brothers allegedly opened fire on them in the Texas desert, claiming they thought they were firing on wild hogs.

  • Oct 19, 2022
  • 10:22 AM

Why Venezuelans and Cubans Are Coming to Texas in Record Numbers

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol figures show that 110,061 Cubans crossed the border into Texas from October 2021 through September 2022. During that same time period, 109,106 Venezuelans crossed the border.

  • Oct 14, 2022
  • 1:06 PM

Family of Mexican Migrant Slain in West Texas Seek Answers

The family of a migrant that authorities say was shot to death in Texas by two brothers —including one who was the warden of a detention facility with a history of abuse allegations— are demanding more information this week, as the two men charged in the killing were released from jail.

  • Oct 6, 2022
  • 10:21 AM

Texas Sheriff Investigating Migrant Flights to Martha’s Vineyard

A Texas sheriff on Monday opened an investigation into two flights of migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, but did not say what laws may have been broken in putting 48 Venezuelans on private planes last week from San Antonio.

  • Sep 20, 2022
  • 5:15 PM

The Justice System in Texas Is Failing Victims of Crime and Their Families (OPINION)

A personal account about the murder of a young Latino man in Texas and the failure of the local court system to provide justice to his loved ones.

  • Aug 25, 2022
  • 3:43 PM

Family Still Searching for Salvadoran Mother Who Disappeared at Texas Border

Ana Guadalupe Robles last spoke to loved ones on June 10. Three days later, they received a photo supposedly showing the 29-year-old Salvadoran nurse and mother lying dead in the Texas desert. But more than two months later and still no body, friends and family members are left with questions.

  • Aug 24, 2022
  • 1:18 PM

From the Pulga to the Polls: Latina Looks to Keep South Texas District Blue

Born in McAllen and practically raised at her family’s flea market in the Rio Grande Valley, Michelle Vallejo is focused on defending Texas’ 15th congressional district from being flipped by her Trump-backed Republican opponent.

  • Aug 4, 2022
  • 11:00 AM

‘Miss Frijoles’: Blogger Paid by Latino Democrat Aims Slurs at Latina Opponent in Texas

A political blogger paid by Texas Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez to run campaign ads has aimed racially charged insults at Gonzalez’s Republican opponent, Rep. Mayra Flores, including “Miss Frijoles” and “Princess Pozole.”

  • Jul 20, 2022
  • 6:14 PM

Texas State Police Launch Internal Review of Uvalde Response

Two months after the Uvalde school massacre, Texas state police on Monday announced an internal review into the actions of dozens of troopers who were at Robb Elementary during 73 minutes of bewildering inaction by law enforcement as a gunman slaughtered 19 children and two teachers.

  • Jul 19, 2022
  • 12:34 PM

Extreme Heat Threatens Latino Residents in Texas

As high temperatures threaten to leave Texans without power to cool their homes, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates a grid carrying about 90 percent of the state’s power load, has asked residents to turn up their thermostats and reduce their use of major appliances from 2 to 8 p.m. to avoid outages.

  • Jul 15, 2022
  • 5:55 PM

Texas Hospitals Delaying Care Over Abortion Ban, Letter Says

Some hospitals in Texas have reportedly refused to treat patients with major pregnancy complications for fear of violating the state’s abortion ban, the Texas Medical Association said in a letter this week.

  • Jul 15, 2022
  • 11:29 AM

Bodies of Migrants Who Died in Texas Trailer Come to Mexico

After days of preparation and donations to cover funeral costs, this mountain community in eastern Mexico on Thursday mourned the return of three teens, all cousins, lost among the 53 migrants who died inside a semitrailer in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Jul 14, 2022
  • 12:58 PM

Texas Governor Authorizes State Forces to Return Migrants to Border

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday authorized state forces to apprehend and transport migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border, claiming the enforcement powers of federal agents and pushing the legal boundaries of the Republican’s escalating efforts to curb the rising number of crossings.

  • Jul 7, 2022
  • 5:46 PM

Report: Justice Department Investigating Texas’ Border Mission

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating potential civil rights violations in Texas’ multibillion-dollar border security mission that has given the National Guard arrest powers and seen state authorities bus migrants to Washington, D.C., according to public records.

  • Jul 7, 2022
  • 11:29 AM

Texas Officials ID All But 6 of 53 Migrant Truck Victims

All but six of the 53 migrants found dead or dying in a tractor-trailer in Texas last week have been identified, officials said Wednesday. The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office said 22 of the dead were from Mexico, 19 were from Guatemala and six were from Honduras.

  • Jul 6, 2022
  • 3:17 PM

Migrants in Texas Trailer Tragedy Died Seeking Better Lives

LAS VEGAS, Honduras (AP) — Children set out hoping to earn enough to support their siblings and parents. Young adults who sacrificed to attend college thinking it would lead to success left their country disillusioned. A man already working in the U.S. who returned to visit his wife and children decided to take a cousin on his return to the U.S.

  • Jul 2, 2022
  • 12:29 PM

Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar Declared Winner in Texas Recount

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.

  • Jun 22, 2022
  • 8:10 AM

South Texas Democratic Races Take Another Turn, With Calls of Victories and Recounts

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.

  • Jun 6, 2022
  • 6:54 PM

Cuellar, Cisneros Runoff in Texas Too Close to Call

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.

  • Jun 2, 2022
  • 12:19 PM

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