The teen birth rates in Texas fell by some 24-percent over the last five years, but the Lone Star State still has the highest number of teen births in the nation, with nearly 43,000 in 2011.
Education Commissioner Michael Williams says Texas’ system for rating schools should rely in part on how well districts close achievement gaps between minority and white students.
Canvassers in several predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods in North Dallas are getting the word out to vote in advance of Tuesday’s elections. Several polling groups are expecting more than 12 million Hispanics to vote across the country this year.
Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.
Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few years behind.
A U.S. District Court ruling announced Thursday says the city of Farmers Branch is in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The Fort Worth City Council has approved a council-redistricting plan, but the vote was not unanimous. Critics argue the new plan completely ignores the booming Hispanic populations in the southern and central portions of Fort Worth.
President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are courting the nation’s swelling Hispanic population as immigration emerges as a big issue in the presidential contest.
For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Hispanics, reflecting a slowdown in illegal immigration while employers increase demand for high-skilled workers.
The description preferred by 51 percent of Hispanics is Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or other culture they are tied to through family or ancestry.
Rick Perry is calling his Republican rivals “heartless” and using ethnically charged language to defend moderate parts of his immigration record.
With immigration slowing, babies born in the U.S. rather than newly arrived Mexican immigrants are now driving most of the fast growth in the Latino population.
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