The counties in question failed to provide voting and elections information online in both Spanish and English.
- Attorneys for the ACLU of Texas found that 36 counties failed to provide adequate, or any, voting information on in Spanish on their websites.
- Some counties' websites contained voting information that was misleading or poorly translated.
- The Hispanic vote could be key to Texas Democrats in upcoming elections.
Hispanics could be key to a "blue wave" in Texas<p>Texas is home to about 28 million people, about one-third of whom speak Spanish at home. The state has more majority-Hispanic counties than any other in the nation, and it seems like it's only a matter of time before Hispanics become the largest population group throughout all of the Lone Star State, according to recent census data.<br></p><p><img src="https://assets.rbl.ms/18658681/980x.jpg">Texas has historically been a red state. However, the data suggest Hispanics in Texas mostly voted Democrat in recent elections. In 2016, for instance, Hispanics vastly preferred Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump by a margin of 80% to 16%, according to the polling group Latino Decisions.</p><p>As American politics have become increasingly polarized, particularly in relation to anti-immigration rhetoric on the right, some have suggested Texas might see a <a href="https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/9/21/17852260/beto-orourke-cruz-down-ballot" target="_blank">"blue wave" in upcoming elections</a>. But, as Richard Parker notes in an opinion column for <em><a href="https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/04/13/texas-democrats-doomed-can-rally-hispanic-voters" target="_blank">Dallas News</a></em>, that would require Democrats to rally the Hispanic vote.</p><p>"To win, Democrats need to run Hispanic candidates and speak to Hispanic voters. That means, yes, being fluent in the language of immigration. Fairness and justice matter.</p><p>But so do good jobs, good pay, good education and decent health care. Yes, Latino voters want fairness in a country that has turned bitter and resentful. But they also want the same thing as everybody else: A decent shot at doing better than their parents. And the polling shows that.</p><p>That is the difference between a wave and a trickle."</p>
The first medicinal marijuana patient in Texas uses it to treat severe epilepsy. And although 10 companies are allowed to grow marijuana within Texas state borders, the substance itself is still illegal.
Texas passed a certain milestone as it became the 30th state in the U.S. to administer legal medical marijuana after doctors in central Texas prescribed CDB oil to a 6 year-old girl with epilepsy.