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Hidalgo County

Border Wars

James Moore | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
James Moore

While drug runners and police officers fire at each other on camera, community leaders shoot themselves in the foot by allowing access to these scenes. Self-inflicted wounds tend to be the worst kind.

Two Women, Two Votes

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
James Moore

There is no end to growing season this close to the Mexican border and the fields are only barren between plantings. Crops, however, are not the only income producer for landowners in far South Texas.

6 Dead After Stolen Truck Slams Into Vehicles

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.13.2013 | Crime

A high-speed chase in Hidalgo County, Texas ended tragically when the driver of a stolen truck crashed into vehicles, leaving six dead. A Texas Hig...

Undocumented Teen Commits Suicide, Consequences of Failed DREAM Act Continue

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 01.27.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

How much more bloodshed do we need to see before the system is fixed? May the suicide of Joaquin Luna not go in vain.

Weekly Diaspora: Texas Excludes Low-Income Latinos from Census, Expedites Visas for Wealthy Mexican Immigrants

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Newly released census figures show that the Latino population in the United States surged by 43 per...

Twenty-Seven Percent Of Texans Hold College Degrees

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Texas may be the second largest state in the union, but it's hardly leading the country in college graduates. According to a recent report from the Co...