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San Antonio food bank culinary program a success, honored with USPS stamp

San Antonio food bank culinary program a success, honored with USPS stamp

By Amanda Lozano La Prensa de San Antonio After 18 weeks of learning the fundamentals of cooking, the students of the Culinary Training Program at the San Antonio Food Bank have finally completed their curriculum. It wasn’t easy, but seeing that people, local shelters and children were enjoying the food they cooked made it worth

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Students with deferred-action status face obstacles in higher education

By Dylan Chesser El Nuevo Tennessean A woman stands before a crowd of fellow North Carolinians, prepared to deliver a speech on a topic of great importance to her. Carolina Siliceo Perez told how, as a college student, she stood in line to register for classes after the other students, paid out-of-state tuition without having

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S. TX Lawmakers: Too many state troopers unfamiliar with border culture

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian McALLEN, TX — Too many of the Department of Public Safety troopers assigned to the South Texas border region do not understand the local Hispanic culture and are unable to speak Spanish. This is the view of state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and state Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra. To

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Savannah Music Festival 2015 includes “Sonero” cubano

By John Newton La Voz Latina The 26th Anniversary Season of the Savannah Music Festival (SMF) features an international roster of artists and includes two one-act operas by Puccini. SMF is Georgia’s largest musical arts event and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. Aficionados of latin dance music will be

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Vochitos, San Antonio car club helps needy with Thanksgiving dinners

By Amanda Lozano La Prensa de San Antonio What was supposed to be a small act of kindness ended up growing into a legacy for a group of Volkswagen enthusiasts. Vochitos, a family oriented car club hosts Operation Tur­key, where the entire club donates an entire thanksgiving dinner — ham, turkey, the entire shebang —

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English without borders

By Whitney Palmeter El Nuevo Tennessean Every Thursday evening at Cherokee United Methodist Church in Johnson City, Tenn., an exchange takes place as different tongues learn to speak in one common language. Leading this conversation is Dr. Rosalind Gann, an East Tennessee State University professor and English as a Second Language advocate. The main goal

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