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Texas’ Hispanic Republicans urged to switch parties

Texas’ Hispanic Republicans urged to switch parties

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian AUSTIN — Given what happened with the vote on immigration reform at the Texas GOP Convention last weekend, Hispanic Republicans are being urged to ditch their party and join the Democratic ranks. State Reps. Bobby Guerra, D-McAllen, and Armando Martinez, D-Weslaco, say Hispanic Republicans will find the Democratic Party

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Founder of one of the most successful charter schools in nation shares 3 suggestions on helping students achieve academic success

By Mike Feiberg La Voz de Austin The debate over public education in Texas has been loud and heated. There’s nothing wrong with that, as long as we debate productively. But we’ve been bogged down in trivial fights that have prevented us from finding real solutions. If we want to set children up for success

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Report: Rio Grande Valley has highest concentration of Hispanic voters in Texas

By Raul de la Cruz Rio Grande Guardian McALLEN, TX — There is a big difference between the total number of Hispanics living in the Rio Grande Valley and the number that are U.S. citizens, a new report shows. The number of Hispanics living in Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr and Willacy counties is 1,138,350, according to

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As another Texas election campaign heats up, state’s Latinos find themselves (again) the butt of GOP politics

LatinaLista — This year marks 32 years living in Texas, and after all this time, I’m still surprised and insulted at the lack of respect state politicians unashamedly display towards Latinos in the Lone Star State. In a state whose history is among the most intertwined with that of Mexico, and where 38 percent of

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El Paso woman running for the U.S. Senate stands for women and minorities

By Jasmine Aguilera Borderzine EL PASO — One El Pasoan said she’s tired of Texas being on “Cruz control,” so she has decided to run for a U.S. Senate seat, the first from this region to take the step. Maxey Scherr, a 33-year-old El Paso attorney, will be campaigning against incumbent Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).

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TX State Sen. Van de Putte: Year round border surge plan is pure politics

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian McALLEN, TX — State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte has questioned the motives of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst after he pushed for the Department of Public to mount a year round “border surge” operation. Van de Putte, who is running to replace Dewhurst as the presiding officer in the

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