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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… Read more »

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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.      

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »