Julián Castro

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Update: The White House says Castro will not face any punishment for violating the Hatch Act when touting Hillary Clinton in a media interview. 

“To his credit, Secretary Castro acknowledged the mistake that he made," White House Press Secretray Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday. "He owned up to it and he’s taken the necessary steps to prevent it from happening again. I think that’s the expectation that people have when you make a mistake.”

Julián Castro went from being the youngest member of San Antonio's city council, to mayor of San Antonio, to U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Castro may know a lot about urban development, but what does he know about Urban Dictionary? We'll ask him three questions about the infamous online slang glossary.

Click the Play link above to find out how he does.

From Texas Standard:

Around this time last year, it appeared that Texas would play an outsized role in the 2016 race for the White House. A Texas senator was in the running, as well as a scion of a Texas political dynasty, a former business executive with Austin roots, the libertarian-leaning son of a longtime Texas congressman, and the longest-serving Texas governor in state history.

Texas Public Radio

A close confidant of U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro, who asked not to be named, has confirmed for Texas Public Radio what national media are reporting -- that Castro is indeed being vetted as a possible vice presidential running mate for Hillary Clinton. The news was different last week.

Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

The Texas Democratic Convention is in full swing in San Antonio.

Tonight's keynote speaker is HUD Secretary and former Mayor Julian Castro who just revealed some big news in a press conference. Castro announced that he is no longer being vetted as a vice presidential candidate for Hillary Clinton.

He went on to say, "I'm very confident she will make a prudent and great selection for vice president," he said.

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