Equal Pay Issue Rockets into Governor’s Race
Mar10

Equal Pay Issue Rockets into Governor’s Race

Texas Democratic governor candidate Wendy Davis is pounding her Republican opponent today for refusing to say how he would act if the Legislature passed a bill mandating equal pay for women, 1200 WOAI news reports. The Legislature in 2013 did in fact pass an Equal Pay measure, but Governor Perry vetoed it, saying it would simply lead to more lawsuits against employers. “Greg Abbott needs to stop dodging and give a straight...

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Laredo’s Next Class of Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees
Mar10

Laredo’s Next Class of Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2014 class of inductees for the City of Laredo Commission for Women Hall of Fame will be presented to the public for the first time. Every two years, the Laredo Commission for Women selects a class of outstanding women to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, recognizing them for their accomplishments for improving the Laredo community. “What an amazing group of women who have been selected as this year’s honorees,” said City of...

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Missing Medal
Sep06

Missing Medal

By Jay Root Texas Tribune Audie Murphy, one of the most decorated soldiers of World War II, was awarded almost every ribbon and medal available. His name can be found on a commemorative postage stamp, a veterans’ hospital and even the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But Murphy’s home state has never bestowed its highest military award, the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor. And for the second time in two years, an effort to give him one has...

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Minorities Drove Texas Growth, Census Figures Show
Sep06

Minorities Drove Texas Growth, Census Figures Show

By Ross Ramsey, Matt Stiles, Julián Aguilar and Ryan Murphy Texas Tribune The state’s explosive growth during the past decade was fueled by a boom in its minority population, which accounted for 89 percent of the total increase in population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Hispanics alone accounted for 65 percent of the state’s growth over the last 10 years.  Census officials said late last year that Texas grew 20.6...

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Hidalgo County Fights to Ensure Census Counts Everyone
Sep06

Hidalgo County Fights to Ensure Census Counts Everyone

By Corrie MacLaggan Texas Tribune Armed with maps, photos and data, Hidalgo County officials say they are fighting to undo the consequences of what they see as a dramatic undercount of the rapidly growing Rio Grande Valley county in the 2010 census.  In the overwhelmingly Hispanic county, where more than a third of residents have incomes below the federal poverty level, such population figures are crucial. They can translate into...

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