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Izcan Ordaz, center, has been spending more time with his parents Simon Ordaz, left, and Xochitl Ortiz during the pandemic.

For this young Latino, spending more time with family is an upside to the pandemic

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Izcan Ordaz, an 18-year-old college freshman, expected to move to campus at the University of Texas at Austin last month. Instead, he’s taking classes virtually from home — and learning a lot more about his parents’ upbringing.

Izcan Ordaz, an 18-year-old high school graduate in Fort Worth, Texas, will vote in his first US presidential election this November.

Black Lives Matter protests are shaking up how this young Latino voter views US politics

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Izcan Ordaz, an 18-year-old high school senior in Fort Worth, Texas, poses for a photo while walking down steps wearing a navy blue Ralph Lauren polo.

This Latino teen voter worries about prom, graduation — and the economy

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Daniela Mack and Matthew Worth as John and Jackie Kennedy in the new opera “JFK”  (Nine Photography )

This opera explores JFK’s last night alive

Fracking site in North Dakota

Fracking went on trial and a Texas family beat the industry

Fracking site in North Dakota

Fracking went on trial and a Texas family beat the industry


For the first time, a jury has awarded nearly $3 million in a case claiming that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, caused health problems for a Texas family. It’s too soon, though, to know if it’s a turning point in the legal battle over fracking’s environmental effects.

American evangelical collectors buy up Dead Sea Scroll fragments

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A few fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have made their ways into the hands of American evangelical Christians — thanks to a man who was one of the first people to come into contact with the scrolls after Bedouin Arabs first found them in the late 1940s.

Texas Abortion Bill Fails to Pass After Filibuster

Around midnight last night, the Texas Senate shutdown Senator Wendy Davis’s (D-Fort Worth)  nearly 11 hour filibuster meant to prevent the passage of Senate Bill 5, a restrictive abortion law. The Republican sponsored bill is one of the toughest in the country. It would prevent abortions after 20 weeks and force the closure of all but […]

Oil and Gas Disposal Wells May Be to Blame for Texas Quakes

Tornadoes, maybe. Even hurricanes. But Texans are not used to feeling rumbling earthquakes in their state. At least, they weren’t used to it until recently, when earthquakes began to happen more frequently around the Dallas-Fort Worth area in northern Texas. While the cause of these quakes has yet to be officially determined, scientists and citizens […]

Top of the Hour: Romney Secures Three More Primary Wins, Morning Headlines

Mitt Romney has more than half the delegates needed to clinch the GOP presidential nomination after wins in three more presidential primaries Tuesday. In other headlines, the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area was struck by as many as a dozen tornadoes yesterday; President Obama will sign the STOCK Act today, which bars members of Congress from […]