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San Antonio’s farmer’s market offers more low-income access

San Antonio’s farmer’s market offers more low-income access

By Lea Thompson La Prensa de San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Despite the rising temperatures, this summer is the perfect time to explore the growing Farmer’s Market landscape in San Antonio. Every Tuesday, the San Antonio Food Bank brings nutritional education and new food options to locals at the downtown Farmer’s Market on Main Plaza.


After excluding undocumented students, Latino scholarships revise eligibility

The Venture HOUSTON — Undocumented Hispanic students who applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals find that although they are lawfully present in the U.S., they remain ineligible to apply for many scholarships aimed at Hispanics because they do not fulfill the requirement of being a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident. DACA, a


Migrant students attend Georgia university’s summer camp

By John Newton La Voz Latina Last month, 24 Georgia middle school students from around the state spent a week living on the campus of Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro while attending the second annual Georgia Migrant Education Program (MEP) summer camp. They represented immigrant families from six different countries including Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam,


French artist creates first video facade installation in the United States on San Antonio landmark

By Alyssa Bunting La Prensa de San Antonio San Antonio, the magical city of historical landmarks, is giving one of its oldest a facelift with a modern twist using some advanced technology. The San Fernando Cathedral is the oldest functioning sanctuary in the United States and the first church in San Antonio that stands the


Texas’ Hispanic Republicans urged to switch parties

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian AUSTIN — Given what happened with the vote on immigration reform at the Texas GOP Convention last weekend, Hispanic Republicans are being urged to ditch their party and join the Democratic ranks. State Reps. Bobby Guerra, D-McAllen, and Armando Martinez, D-Weslaco, say Hispanic Republicans will find the Democratic Party

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Latino student wins scholarship to Yale University

By John Newton La Voz Latina Forgive Christopher Rios-Villalobos if life seems a little surreal these days. The Latino teen has just graduated with the highest grade-point-average in his class at Swainsboro High School, has been recognized as the star student of Emmanuel County and has been offered scholarships to attend several prestigious Ivy League