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By John Newton La Voz Latina When Pastor Samuel Rodriguez and his family moved to Savannah in 1995, his goal was to establish a protestant church for the region’s growing Hispanic population. Now, 20 years later, there are at least a dozen churches serving Latinos in the Savannah area. But under Rodriguez’ leadership, the congregation […]

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The Venture News The University of Houston’s decision to host the GOP debate on Feb. 25 has sparked a protest among students and community members calling on the masses to “Dump Trump”. Students for a Democratic Society have organized a national campaign called “Dump Trump” in opposition to the Republican front­-runner Donald Trump, who has […]

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By Valeria Merino The Venture   With his signature red and black zoot suit inspired by the Chicano movement, Richard Reyes, also known as Pancho Claus, has been a staple among Latinos in the Houston community. But to Facebook, he’s nonexistent. Pancho Claus’ profile was recently removed from the social network as questions of his […]

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By Adda Montalvo La Prensa SAN ANTONIO — Something is certain: In this lotería game, you're always going to touch the skeleton. And to see for yourself, you can visit the "Lotería de los Muertos" exhibit by Mexican painter Leonardo Peralta Phillips at the Autonomous University of Mexico located at San Antonio's Hemisphere Plaza. In […]

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By Lucia Murguia Borderzine   Griselda Reyna, never imagined she would be fleeing a group of armed men who had just kidnapped and murdered her two sons.  She knew she would be killed if she stayed in Ciudad Juarez. And that would leave her three young daughters without a mother.  Reyna, 42, grabbed her daughters, […]

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By John Newton La Voz Latina   Historically, Latino students in the U.S. have lagged behind other ethnic groups in post-secondary academic achievement. Reasons for this disparity range from a lack of financial support to inadequate college preparation during high school years. But today, there are many scholarships and academic programs available to help these […]

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La Prensa Bookshare, the world’s largest online library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities, is preparing for the upcoming 2015-16 school year in Texas by introducing three new testimonial videos, one of which is a Spanish-language video to help reach Spanish-speaking and bilingual students. Bookshare is also working on expanding its 350,000-ebook library, […]

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By Jose Arredondo La Prensa Google Fiber’s ultra fast internet makes its way to the fast-growing city of San Antonio, Texas. Mayor Ivy Taylor made the googly-announcement this past Wednesday. This fairly new internet service is said to bring 1,000 megabits per second which exceeds the average American broadband speed currently at 11.9 megabits per […]

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By Lisette Garcia The Venture EGMN reporter Lizette Garcia sets out to find the top five Hispanic leaders everyone in the Space City should know. Whether they’re helping young students land their dream job or helping citizens better themselves, these distinct individuals have been recognized as exceptional beings who are contributing to their community. Discover […]

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By Natalia Bobadilla La Prensa SAN ANTONIO — More than 150 local students between the ages of 10 and 18 spent two days out of their summer delving into the realm of technology at San Antonio’s very own Geek Squad Academy. The free summer program organized by Best Buy partnered with local nonprofit Family Service […]

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By KeAnna Whisenhunt La Prensa de San Antonio San Antonio native and artist Moni Avila has designed a program that will educate the public on the importance of Mexican American culture and its history. Inspired by her own upbringing and family background, Moni Avila wanted to create a way for people to learn more about […]

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By Adda Montalvo La Prensa “El gentleman andaba por allí por los fifty” … Sounds right, no? He was tall, skinny and his mind merged one day with all the books he read of chivalry and dreaming of adventures. Who else? It is the famous Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, the story that begins […]

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By Lea Thompson La Prensa San Antonio’s missions already attract millions of tourists each year, but that number could grow thanks to the International Council on Monuments and Sites’ recent recommendation to classify them as a World Heritage Site. The council’s recommendation will be considered during the upcoming session of United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]

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By John Newton La Voz Latina SAVANNAH, GA — When Puerto Rican native, Pedro Ortiz, arrived in Savannah from Cleveland back in 2001, he didn’t bring any suitcases but he was loaded down with personal baggage. “I got off the Greyhound bus in Savannah with nothing but the shirt on my back and a pack […]

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By Lea Thompson La Prensa San Antonio.- International students attend college in the U.S. for quality educational experiences, but the problem occurs when they choose to return home. Student groups like the Mexicanos at the University of Incarnate Word (UIW) hope to prevent that “brain drain” by creating professional and social resources for students on […]

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