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

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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One Texas Latino Republican ‘on a path’ to change nation’s political discourse

LatinaLista — North Texas businessman Tony Pompa considers himself a strong conservative. It’s a credential he flashes proudly these days as one of four Republican contenders vying in the most watched race in the state of Texas. The political battle is for the District 10 seat belonging to Sen. Wendy Davis, the Tarrant County Democrat

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Indigenous Americans say Texas Land Commissioner Patterson crossed sacred line in opening up the Alamo to gun-carrying activists

By Lance Aaron La Prensa de San Antonio Indigenous American leader Fidel Castillo, a lineal descendent of a Yaqui Indian Chief and spiritual leader of the Indigenous People of the Red Root says, “Texas General Land Commissioner Mr. Jerry Patterson “crossed the sacred line”. “Patterson’s decision, taken unilaterally and without informed consultation, opens up a

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