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By Michelle Lecumberry  John Hernandez was choked to death by Terry Thompson just outside a Denny’s. Thompson’s wife, Chauna, Harris County Sheriff deputy, held Hernandez’s arms under her knees while her husband choked him, according to witnesses. When Cesar Espinosa was asked if he considered this a hate crime, he …

The Lone Star state received a visit from the Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton fresh off of her expected win in the Nevada caucus on Saturday.

EGMN reporter Lizette Garcia sets out to find the top five hispanic leader’s everyone in the space city should know. Whether they’re helping young students land their dream job, or helping citizens better themselves, these distinct individuals have been recognized as exceptional beings who are contributing to their community. Follow …

Associated press drops illegal immigrant
    While the Associated Press may have stopped using “illegal immigrants” in their stories, many publications in the country continue to struggle with the terminology. The AP’s change was made in April 2013. In 2012, according to the U.S Census Bureau, individuals with Hispanic or Latino heritage now make …

    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 …

  VICTORIA, TX – CentroVictoria makes national news this week! The Los Angeles Times features Huizache magazine, the country’s premiere Latino literary publication from University of Houston-Victoria’s Center for Mexican American Literature and Culture. LA Times Book Editor Hector Tobar interviews Dagoberto Gilb, CentroVictoria’s executive director and Huizache’s founding editor, …

    The Tejano Monument in Austin Texas was unveiled to the community on March of 2012. The monument was established to serve as a memorial to recognize Spanish-Mexican culture. After almost a year since its ribbon cutting ceremony, who is truly stopping by to check out this new monument? A …

  Houston exhibits a rich yet implicit art scene. As such, there are numerous and influential non-profit organizations that attempt to flesh out an art scene into a defining aspect of Houston’s identity; part of this identity is the strong Latino presence with its population projected to take the majority …

  I noticed that Disney’s ‘The Lion King 3D’ topped the box office rankings again this past weekend.  This brought to mind a few points I had come across years ago, suggesting that this film has anti-Latino undertones. I know, I know. I can hear the scoffs and criticisms now, …

Brown fist
A New Organization is forming with the hopes of transforming how Latino voters cast their ballots and conceptualize the voting process in Harris County. The group’s name tells a great deal about their concept; the Progresista Voter Union took many months to find their identity, but finally came up with a …