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Raymond Ruiz

Raymond Ruiz

Voters wait in line during the last day of early voting.
Harris County residents cast a record number of ballots during early voting. Officials predict over 1.4 million votes will be cast by the end of Election Day.

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The Twitter account @Pontifex that Pope Francis uses to communicate with his followers was first started by Pope Benedict XVI in December 2012. Pope Francis has tweeted over 600 times compared to his predecessor who only sent 39 tweets. According to the Catholic Telegraph, Pope Francis previously had a Facebook

Attendees at the United We Dream watch party address the media after Obama's immigration announcement.  Photo by Ray Ruiz
  As a volunteer for United We Dream, a national immigrant youth group, Ana Rodriguez joined about 16 of her fellow activists at the watch party they organized for President Obama’s Nov. 20 immigration announcement. “What brought me here today are the amazing people that I have been able to

  Journalism schools across the country are failing Latinos – and creating a talent deficit for media companies in the U.S. The chaos of the Internet has wrecked on the industry and has left journalism schools scurrying to plug the digital holes in their curriculum, while universities ignore the Latino

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    The University of Houston released details of the contract new basketball coach, Kelvin Sampson, signed in April. The five-year deal, with a mutual option for a two-year extension, is worth at least $4.5 million, but it is his incentive package that is now under scrutiny. Salary According to

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    In one of the most hotly contested Houston City Council races, businessman Ben Mendez was able to utilize his February campaign start to out-fundraise his closest opponent, Leticia Ablaza, by over $67,000. “We have walked various neighborhoods and listened to the concerns of residents in District I. The

Anthony Escamilla graduated from Texas A&M- Kingsville with a degree in fine arts. The El Campo native and teacher of the year is now using his talents to inspire Houston Texans fans.
  In December 2011, award-winning Katy ISD art teacher Anthony Escamilla, posted a picture of an empty woodframe on his Facebook page with the caption “Future Houston Texans Mural”. The posting kicked off what would become a two year project and turn Escamilla into a Houston social media sensation. Escamilla

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    Houston Cinema Arts Society today announces that it is partnering with Talento Bilingüe de Houston, Latino Public Broadcasting, Houston Public Media, MECA (Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts) and Houston Grand Opera to present a screening of Mariachi High, a one-hour documentary for that will take viewers

The youth leaders of United We Dream advocatees for access to higher education for immigrant youth.  Photo Courtesy: United We Dream
Latino advocacy organizations respond to Obama’s new executive order, who some are calling DREAM Act lite.

In May, undocumented students from the Houston area publically came out at an event at UHD.  Photo Courtesy: FIEL Houston
  Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the