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U.S. foundation support for programs benefiting Latinos has held steady at approximately one percent of overall funding, even as the Hispanic population has grown significantly.

  This Thursday, December 15, is the 220th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights, in response Occupy Houston will be joining the Houston Free Thinkers and other civil rights activists as part of a week-long series of national actions protesting the National Defense Authorization Act. The protestors …

  “Normal toasters are tamed and subdued by unfortunate limitations; but great toasters rise above them and become Jesus & Virgin Mary Toasters, ” claims Burnt Impressions, a fledgling company that sells toasters with iconic images browned into the bread. The Vermont startup sparked a media firestorm in 2010 when …

The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and biggest Hispanic civil rights organization in the U.S., is embroiled in a controversy over the election of its new president, Margaret Morán.

During the plea hearings, Rodriguez and Amaro admitted to working with the BA in buying and selling illegal drugs on the streets of El Paso and that the gang extorted money from drug dealers operating on the gang’s turf.

  In an effort to remain a key player in the automotive industry, Ford is pursuing a green technology strategy that it’s introducing into many of its vehicles. “Ford is invested in developing cleaner driving solutions that fit consumer needs,” said Carrie Majeske, product sustainability manager for Ford. Houston was …

  The City Council elections are well on their way and members are busy as usual. Melissa Noriega, City Council Member At-Large Position #3 is maintaining her positive energy, composure and dedicated momentum during this busy time in an effort to continue serving Houston. The Venture spoke to Noriega and …

  During their third annual “We Have a Dream Summit” on Saturday, activists from FIEL, an immigrant youth organization, stressed to the audience the existence of the Texas Application for State Financial Aid. Through TASFA, qualified undocumented students are eligible to receive grants and pay in-state college tuition. “People think …

  On Saturday, University of Houston alum and former opinion editor of The Daily Cougar, Andrew Taylor, passed away at the age of 23 after a cycling accident. Taylor was riding his bike with his cycling group when, according to a blog by spacecitycycling.com, he fell off his bike and …

   After a series of meetings and public sessions, Houston mayor Annise Parker, approved a redistricting plan that the city and community leaders felt was more representative of demographic realities. District J is one of the two new districts created this year. The district encompasses Gulfton, Sharpstown and a small …