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Texas BOE Ducks Mexican-American Studies Vote

The Texas Board of Education has bypassed voting on a hotly debated proposal to create a statewide Mexican-Americans studies course as a high school elective.

04/09/2014

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Texas Public School Enrollment Topped 5 Million In 2012

Texas says its public school enrollment surged by nearly 20 percent in a decade, enough to officially top 5 million as of the 2012-2013 academic year.

04/01/2014

Enrollment Specialist Horacio Castaneda (L) helps Rosa Ayala Cruz (R) apply for health benefits. (credit: Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Hispanics Being Left Behind In Health Care Overhaul

Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation’s uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6 million sign-ups by March 31.

03/24/2014

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Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis Target Hispanic Vote

There’s a new so-called battle- ground receiving more attention in this year’s governor’s race.

03/17/2014

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Focus On Hispanic Voters In Governor’s Race

Greg Abbott is bringing the governor’s race back to the Texas border, where Wendy Davis is on the defensive after losing heavily Hispanic counties in this week’s primary election.

03/06/2014

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Greg Abbott Widely Expected To Win Republican Primary In Governor’s Race

The moment Republican Greg Abbott announced he was running for Governor, political analysts started saying it’s his race to lose.

CBS 11–03/04/2014

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Changing Demographics Shows Hispanic Voters Shaping Future Of Texas Politics

A new report on the changing demographics in Texas shows Hispanic voters could be shaping the future of politics in the state.

02/27/2014

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Civil Rights Leader Adelfa Callejo Dies At 90

Civil rights leader, philanthropist, attorney and education activist Adelfa Callejo died on Saturday, Jan. 25 from a brain tumor.

01/25/2014

Enrollment Specialist Horacio Castaneda (L) helps Rosa Ayala Cruz (R) apply for health benefits. (credit: Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Many Immigrants Hesitate To Seek Health Insurance

Day after day, Adonias Arevalo tried to calm his parents’ nerves. Like many other immigrants, they worried personal information on their son’s application for government-subsidized health insurance could draw the attention of immigration authorities.

12/16/2013

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Health Law’s Spanish Sign-Up Tools Delayed

Add one more delay to the list for the rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care law. This time, it’s a postponement of the launch of online enrollment tools in Spanish.

CBS 11–11/26/2013

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City Leaders: Race Matters In Sheriff’s Office Appointment

A Dallas County commissioner is taking issue with Sheriff Lupe Valdez regarding the race of a deputy she promoted to her command staff.

CBS 11–11/19/2013

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Art Students Revitalize Park In South Fort Worth

Homeowners partnered with Fort Worth’s graffiti abatement team and students from the art department at Paschal High School to revamp Jennings-May-St. Louis Park in south Fort Worth.

08/09/2013

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