Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy-Dallas Photo Exhibit

Vaquero:  Genesis of the Texas Cowboy is the latest photograph exhibit presented by the Dallas Historical Society. In the early 1970’s, noted Texas historian Joe Frantz offered Bill Wittliff a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit a ranch in northern Mexico where the vaqueros still worked cattle in traditional ways. Wittliff photographed the vaqueros as they went…

Jorge Solis Collage

Federal Judge Jorge Solis Announces Retirement

On April 18, 2016 Judge Jorge Solis, the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, informed Chief Justice John Roberts of his retirement effective on May 1, 2016. Judge Solis is best known for declaring the Irving Texas City Council at-large method of election unconstitutional in 2010.   Manuel Benavidez, a…


Voter Registration App Launched at SXSW

Voto Latino CEO María Teresa Kumar and Actress and Artist Coalition America Ferrera speak at SXSW.   Photo and article by Sharis Delgadillo | NBC News | FIRST PUBLISHED MAR 16 2016, 9:36 AM ET   AUSTIN, TX — At one of the foremost gatherings of tech-oriented, young and influential leaders, a Latino organization announced a new…

Ailynn Perez

Great Reviews for Opera Star Ailyn Pérez

  Ailyn Pérez, daughter of first-generation Mexican immigrants, was born in Chicago and grew up in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.  What people have said about her: The New York Times  “The makings of a major soprano.”  Her voice has a distinctive timbre, with plaintive richness blended into its youthful bloom … Ms. Pérez, a beautiful…

Linda Vargas assists Harvey Stroh with voter registration papers at the Hadley Branch Library.

Texas has never elected a Latina to Congress

More than 5 million Latinas live in Texas, whose voters have sent 17 Hispanic men to Congress — and no Latinas. Texas’ Hispanic population in 2014 numbered 10.4 million—with the female Hispanic population totaling nearly 5.2 million residents. Put another way, Latinos made up about 39 percent of the state’s nearly 27 million residents in…

Judge Jack Weil

Immigration Judge: 3-year-old Can Represent Self in Court

Jack Weil, pictured here, is Assistant Chief Immigration Judge for Vulnerable Populations with the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review. Weil was deposed in a lawsuit that could determine whether immigrant children facing deportation are entitled to taxpayer-funded attorneys. “I’ve taught immigration law literally to 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds,” Weil said. “It takes a…

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference Monday, July 13, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Hillary Clinton wins 71% of Hispanic vote in Texas

Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz win Hispanic vote in Texas, exit polls show Published March 01, 2016 on Fox News Latino LatinoCentric is sharing this Fox News Latino report located here: Hillary Clinton wins the Hispanic vote in Texas, capturing 71 percent of the vote while Bernie Sanders won 29 percent, according to Fox News…

Texas undocumented

Texas’ Undocumented Workers pay $1.5B in taxes

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy  reports that undocumented immigrants in the United States contribute significantly to state and local taxes, collectively paying an estimated $11.64 billion a year.  This total does not include the amount they pay in federal income tax and social security. The report, titled “Undocumented Immigrants’ State & Local Tax Contributions,” charts contributions…

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