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Raymond Ruiz

Raymond Ruiz

College success tip from big bro
The summer after high school graduation I thought college success was inevitable. I was 18, arrogantly confident and the first in my family to attend a university.  It ended up taking 10 years to get my bachelor’s degree. Life punched me in the gut and left me gasping for air.  …

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.

Pope's social media
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 …

  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 …

    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 …

    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 …

  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 …

    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 …

Latino advocacy organizations respond to Obama’s new executive order, who some are calling DREAM Act lite.