American Orange

AMERICAN ORANGE investigates and chronicles the devastating, toxic poisoning of four generations of a community in Mission, Texas. Here, over 30 chemical companies produced multiple deadly chemicals at the Helena Chemical Plant. Among them were Agent Orange and 8 others which the United Nations have hailed among the “Dirty Dozen” – labeling them as “the…

Bringing Xicanx and Mexican American Studies home

Dedication This site was (re)launched in honor of the high school students who participated in NACCS Tejas Foco 2015 and thanks to our dear friend Bryan Parras of T.E.J.A.S. Courtesy of the former Mission Texas Coalition community archive.      

Former website and archive

In the time before Facebook, Twitter and hashtags, there was www.Mission-Texas.com, a guerrilla media resistance website that exposed the toxic legacy and government-backed, inter-generational epidemiological studies of the people and lands of Mission, Texas. This is a duplicate of the site formerly located at www.Mission-Texas.com.  Referred to as “the birth of rascuacha tech” by what would later…

Palabra: The science of Mission, Texas

“DDT levels nearest the Hayes Sammons site were as much as 582 times higher than the average for locations further away.”   For years I have wondered and prayed for the right time to share this story – an unwritten chapter of the toxic legacy of Mission, Texas – because it should never fade from collective memory. I’ll tell you…

Join the MTX Files

Through our experience as investigators, storytellers, and activists we have learned that we cannot allow the power of justice to solely lie in the hands of our court system. To do so renders us powerless. It is up to us to tell, share, and distribute our stories and the stories of our people, and utilize…

Update: Lawsuit

Plaintiffs in the tort case against the Hayes Sammons Chemical Plant and 20+ chemical companies are still awaiting settlement payments for a lawsuit filed almost 2 decades ago. Although the world’s most dangerous chemicals began their inhabitance in the community in the early 1940’s, the victims have yet to receive full or just compensation for…