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In a political atmosphere where the phrases “illegals,” “DREAM Act” and “racial profiling” are constantly thrown at the public, individuals known as Latino Republicans seem unusual to people on both sides of the argument. What exactly drives this group of Latinos, especially younger ones, to gravitate toward a party that …

  The Venture met with Soledad O’Brien while she was in Houston promoting her latest documentary, “Latino in America 2: In Her Corner,” which follows a Houston female boxer on the road to the Olympic trials. O’Brien is an award-winning anchor and special correspondent for CNN. The awards bestowed upon …

    In the late 80s, nothing distinguished Jacob Monty from the other people working with him in construction. He had no dreams of going to college and was happy making $10.66 an hour right out of high school to support his fledgling family. After three years on the job, …

  The 82nd Texas Legislature has passed bills that, together, change the days of the state’s annual Sales Tax Holiday from August to July beginning in 2012. The Sales Tax Holiday for 2012 will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 27 and end at 12 a.m. (midnight) Sunday, July …

  Tony Diaz the founder of Nuestra Palabra, a Latino literature and literacy organization, has announced a state-wide book tour in Texas for critically acclaimed Latino authors.  The group’s book events in Houston have been hugely successful.  They plan to build on their grassroots efforts in Houston to draw large …

The Occupy Wall Street Protests have spread to major cities across the United States which now include Houston. Protesting began on October 6th in Market Square Park with pro-bono legal advice.

  The University Leadership Initiative, a student organization at the University of Texas that promotes the DREAM Act, condemned a petition circulated by the Texas Aggie Conservatives on Monday. The petition from TAC, a registered student organization at Texas A&M, calls for a special session to reverse legislation that allows …

Pollo Campero, the Guatemalan-based chicken restaurant chain, has revitalized their look to appeal to U.S. customers, and Houstonians are the first to get a taste with the opening of a new restaurant in Webster.

  Hundreds of fed up taxpayers participated in Occupy Houston on Thursday in downtown Houston’s Market Square, armed with colorful signs blaming the titans of Wall Street for the country’s economic woes and alleged corporate greed. “The people united, will never be defeated,” cried the young and old on the …

On Saturday, October 1, Marina Ouano and Antonina Kurtova were finally able to reap the benefits of months of preparation for their second annual, “Artsy Affair” Cocktail Party that also served as an art auction for patients at Texas Children’s Hospital.