• Spring into action – April is Military Child month

    By Angela Covo La Prensa de San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio is a military city – and we have a lot of military kids. Military children understand the impact of war and the sacrifice it requires. While their parents and loved ones serve, they are serving their country too; and...

  • How I remember my grandfather, Cesar Chavez

    By Barbara Chavez Ybarra La Voz de Austin My earliest childhood memory of my Tata Cesar is being in La Paz where we lived with him and my Nana Helen, spending time with him while he would teach me to read. I was named by him because his favorite city was Santa...

  • Economic wealth not trickling down to South Texas colonia residents

    By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian EDINBURG, TX - Speaking at the South Texas Mayors’ Stakeholder Summit,...

  • Influential Houston Hispanics: William Hernandez, actor finds passion in Africa

    By Edith Manzanares The Venture Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, William Hernandez and his family moved to Houston, TX 23 years ago. Hernandez’s parents worked two jobs and helped him and his younger brother and older sister provide for with all that they could. His passion to help others started at...

  • Campus Visits: What you Need to Ask

    By Veronikha Salazar La Voz Latina I know they (campus visits) are very important; especially if you are first generation student. So, based on my 12 years of experience of working with college students, I would like you to start thinking about visiting some campuses. I do not only want you to...

  • New San Antonio program helps drunk deputies get home safely

    By Trey Hilburn La Prensa de San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Lately San Antonio has seen an increasing number of deputies being arrested for drunk driving. In fact after winning the election, newly appointed Sheriff Susan Pamerleau has seen four deputies arrested for DWI in Bexar County alone. “My first week as...

  • Texas organizer says Gov. Perry opposes Medicaid expansion because it would help South Texas, Hispanics

    By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian McALLEN — A community organizer says Gov. Rick Perry’s opposition to...

  • NRA ramps up minority outreach

    By Jessica Crawford The Venture As the National Rifle Association’s numbers grow, it has ramped up minority outreach. Colion Noir, Youtube personality and gun enthusiast, is the latest contributor to NRA News. Critics contend that the NRA continues to be predominately Caucasian and male, while often portraying minority men in a negative...

  • Young Latino Accomplishing Goal

    La Costa Latina PENSACOLA — At the young age of 20, Bryan Mejia accomplished what many college students struggle to do. He received his diploma and secured a job within his field. On February 1, he celebrated his graduation from Fortis College and a mere two days later he started his job...

  • San Antonio artists instigate downtown development

    By Dennis M. Ayotte Jr. La Prensa de San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Last October, Councilman Diego Bernal and the city announced a call for artists to create installation in abandon storefronts downtown in order to help liven up San Antonio’s paltry downtown. Now dubbed, “X Marks the Art” the goal is...

  • Martial arts training to a Brazilian beat

    La Voz Latina Capoeira is a 500-year-old martial art developed by African slaves brought to Brazil by the conquering Portuguese. Unlike the slaves of the United States, the slaves in Brazil were allowed to keep possession of musical instruments as the Portuguese valued their percussion skills for use in marching bands and...

  • Civil Rights Coalition Files Lawsuit to Block Alabama from “Black Listing” Immigrants: Case Is Latest Example of State Attempting to Target and Drive Out Immigrants

    La Costa Latina Montgomery, Ala. — A coalition of civil rights organizations filed a lawsuit on February 7 to block a portion of Alabama’s anti-immigrant law requiring state officials to publicly post an online list of immigrants who may be undocumented. The lawsuit was filed in federal district court on behalf of...

  • San Antonio dropouts build house for low-income, first-time homebuyers

    By Rudy Arispe La Prensa de San Antonio San Antonio.- Sixty former high-school dropouts, who are now AmeriCorps members of SA Youth’s YouthBuild program, spent the past 17 months hammering, drilling and sawing to construct one of their biggest outdoor projects – a 1,216-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 2-bath house complete with energy-efficient features at...

  • Tejano Filmmaker Challenges Texas History As She Honors Her Heritage

    La Voz de Austin The mythic image of the Texas frontier is made more complex by the newly released indie film “Atanasia.” Written and directed in South Texas by Austinite Alicia Villarreal, (who also stars as the title character), the film is now available on the newly-launched website It Will Be Told,...

  • A ray of hope for a hungry Houston community and the environment

    By Yanet Pintor The Venture HOUSTON — It’s a cold December night in the city of Houston and David Rodriguez is sitting on his wheelchair in the patio of a Starbucks waiting to share his story. Eager to help. He is wearing a dark green polo and a smile on his face....

  • Recognizing the Latino artist behind San Antonio’s MLK statue

    By Lorraine Pantoja La Prensa San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — This Monday, San Antonio will host what...

  • Columbus’ Ships Pinta and Nina to Land in Gulf Shores, Alabama

    La Costa Latina Gulf Shores, Al. — On Tuesday February 5, the “Pinta” and the “Nina,” replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Gulf Shores. The ships will be docked at Lulu’s Homeport Marina, 200 E. 25th Ave., until their departure early Monday morning February 11. The Nina was built completely by...

  • Appeals court approves Georgia’s “show-me-your-papers” statute

    By John Newton La Voz Latina The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta gave state and local police the right to begin enforcing one of the most controversial parts of Georgia’s illegal immigration law (HB:87) last month. This provision — also known as the “show-me-your-papers” law gives police the option...

  • Latina social activist honored at Texas State History Museum

    By Mary Jo Galindo, Ph.D. La Prensa de San Antonio San Antonio.- San Antonio’s María Látigo de...

  • Out of the shadows at last

    By John Newton La Voz Latina Cinthia Godoy, age 17, was just two-years-old when her family moved...

  • Diagnosed diabetes grows at a dramatic rate throughout the United States

    La Costa Latina The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes increased in all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico between 1995 and 2010, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During that time, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes increased by 50 percent or more in...

  • White gay male comes to terms with Latino heritage, becomes education advocate

    By Mark Osborne The Venture Since I started on staff in 2009, by-in-large my identity has been that of a white gay male from a low-income background. As such, that was largely the perspective that was often solicited from me. However in my personal life, when I am asked to define myself...

  • Texas’ 10 Thousand Dollar College Degree

    La Voz de Austin The Texas State University System is the state’s third major university system to...

  • Hispanics and the Civil War

    La Voz Latina Editor's note: Last month the National Parks Service commemorated National Hispanic Heritage Month with...

  • Henry Cuellar, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico?

    By Raul de la Cruz Rio Grande Guardian LAREDO - A former editorial page editor for the...