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Luis Elizondo-Thomson Wants To Change The Latino Political Landscape In Texas

Posted on · Texas Latinos could represent a formidable source of political power. But that potential clout hasn’t translated to large numbers of officeholders who effectively represent the community’s interests. Elizondo-Thomson helped launch Latino Texas PAC to try and change that, including getting candidates elected to office during this November's elections.

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Social Studies Textbooks and the Hispanic Vote: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Posted on · For the first time since 2002, the Texas Board of Education is considering more than 100 proposed social studies, history, geography and government textbooks, which publishers have submitted for approval and use in public schools statewide. While the board won’t take a final vote until November, a public hearing the state board held earlier this […]

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The Hispanic Vote, Curling & Valentine’s Day Angst: Houston Matters for Thurs., Feb. 13, 2014

Posted on · A new Gallup poll calls into question the conventional wisdom that changing demographics in Texas might lead to a change in statewide political power. The concept goes like this: more and more Hispanics are in Texas every year. Historically, they’re a voting bloc that leans heavily Democratic. Therefore, changing demographics in Texas suggest Democrats might […]