Nancy Flores

Features writer

Nancy Flores is a features writer who covers general assignments including Latino culture for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360. Find her monthly column, Cultura en Austin, every last Friday of the month in Austin 360. Follow her on Twitter @latinoculture.

Latest from Nancy Flores

Wittliff exhibit gives Tejano music legends their due
 From shattering glass ceilings to creating anthems for the Chicano movement, the legends of Tejano music have helped lift not just Texas but American music. Oftentimes, though, recognition of their contributions to our nation’s soundtrack is overlooked. “I think (record companies) had a hard time knowing where to put us because...

Posted: 15 hours ago

From shattering glass ceilings to creating anthems for the Chicano movement, the legends of Tejano music have helped lift not just Texas but American music. Oftentimes, though, recognition of their contributions to our nation’s soundtrack is overlooked. “I think (record companies) had a hard time knowing where to put us because...
Rogaciano Ríos Marcial: Widowed father navigating raising kids alone
 After long days of construction work, Rogaciano Ríos Marcial enjoyed coming home to his wife’s comforting meals. Some days she’d treat him to chicken mole or his favorite traditional Mexican soup, menudo. The two would swap stories each evening and catch up on each other’s adventures. The couple met about 11 years...

Posted: a day ago

After long days of construction work, Rogaciano Ríos Marcial enjoyed coming home to his wife’s comforting meals. Some days she’d treat him to chicken mole or his favorite traditional Mexican soup, menudo. The two would swap stories each evening and catch up on each other’s adventures. The couple met about 11 years...
What a difference a year makes for 2016 Season for Caring recipients
 Liliana De La Paz Carrillo says nowadays she feels much more at ease. Last year, the mother of two young sons worried about being able to provide a stable place to live for them. De La Paz Carrillo and her husband, Juan Martínez Domínguez, purchased a mobile home in 2007 and made payments for years before they found out...

Posted: a day ago

Liliana De La Paz Carrillo says nowadays she feels much more at ease. Last year, the mother of two young sons worried about being able to provide a stable place to live for them. De La Paz Carrillo and her husband, Juan Martínez Domínguez, purchased a mobile home in 2007 and made payments for years before they found out...
Época de Caridad: viudo lucha por criar a hijos solo
 Después de pasar largos días trabajando en la construcción, Rogaciano Marcial disfrutaba de llegar a casa y comer los reconfortantes platillos que preparaba su esposa. Algunos días ella lo consentía con pollo en mole o un plato de menudo, su plato favorito. Los dos compartían historias cada noche...

Posted: a day ago

Después de pasar largos días trabajando en la construcción, Rogaciano Marcial disfrutaba de llegar a casa y comer los reconfortantes platillos que preparaba su esposa. Algunos días ella lo consentía con pollo en mole o un plato de menudo, su plato favorito. Los dos compartían historias cada noche...
EXCLUSIVE: HOPE Outdoor Gallery to relocate to Carson Creek Ranch
 When she first stepped on the downtown hillside property that overlooks the city’s skyline about seven years ago, Andi Scull Cheatham, founder and executive producer of HOPE Events, faced barren walls, poison ivy, thorns and old mattresses. “It was a mess,” she said. “Definitely not approachable.” But it was...

Posted: 5 days ago

When she first stepped on the downtown hillside property that overlooks the city’s skyline about seven years ago, Andi Scull Cheatham, founder and executive producer of HOPE Events, faced barren walls, poison ivy, thorns and old mattresses. “It was a mess,” she said. “Definitely not approachable.” But it was...
Hope Outdoor Gallery plans a big move in 2018
 For six years, the downtown HOPE Outdoor Gallery has elevated Austin’s street art and graffiti scene and has become an integral part of the city’s creative spirit. It’s been the site of dozens of marriage proposals and countless music videos, baby announcements and family portraits. But now the gallery on Baylor Street is...

Posted: 5 days ago

For six years, the downtown HOPE Outdoor Gallery has elevated Austin’s street art and graffiti scene and has become an integral part of the city’s creative spirit. It’s been the site of dozens of marriage proposals and countless music videos, baby announcements and family portraits. But now the gallery on Baylor Street is...
Second lady Karen Pence visits Dell Children’s Medical Center
 Second lady Karen Pence visited Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas on Wednesday to raise awareness about one of her key initiatives — art therapy. Pence, who was in Austin along with her husband, Vice President Mike Pence, met with 6-year-old Chloee Allen, who recently had a brain tumor removed and undergoes in-patient...

Posted: 7 days ago

Second lady Karen Pence visited Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas on Wednesday to raise awareness about one of her key initiatives — art therapy. Pence, who was in Austin along with her husband, Vice President Mike Pence, met with 6-year-old Chloee Allen, who recently had a brain tumor removed and undergoes in-patient...
Second lady Karen Pence visits art therapy program at Dell Children’s
 When second lady Karen Pence first observed an art therapy session in 2006, she was amazed by the children who kept asking when they could return to the hospital just so they could participate in another session. Witnessing the power of art therapy, she told a group of board members and staff at Dell Children’s Medical Center on Wednesday...

Posted: 7 days ago

When second lady Karen Pence first observed an art therapy session in 2006, she was amazed by the children who kept asking when they could return to the hospital just so they could participate in another session. Witnessing the power of art therapy, she told a group of board members and staff at Dell Children’s Medical Center on Wednesday...
New homeless plan includes expanding housing, reducing panhandling
 Mitigating homelessness in Austin during the next decade will take boosting affordable housing, reducing panhandling and transitioning people earning zero income back into the economy, according to Mobile Loaves & Fishes founder and CEO Alan Graham. The nonprofit, which created the 27-acre Community First Village development for...

Posted: 14 days ago

Mitigating homelessness in Austin during the next decade will take boosting affordable housing, reducing panhandling and transitioning people earning zero income back into the economy, according to Mobile Loaves & Fishes founder and CEO Alan Graham. The nonprofit, which created the 27-acre Community First Village development for...
Mobile Loaves & Fishes to expand homeless housing, reduce panhandling
 Mobile Loaves & Fishes, which provides the largest prepared feeding program to the city’s homeless people, on Wednesday announced a 10-year plan to mitigate homelessness in Austin. The plan includes creating more affordable and permanent housing for the chronically homeless and reducing panhandling in the city. As part of the plan,...

Posted: 15 days ago

Mobile Loaves & Fishes, which provides the largest prepared feeding program to the city’s homeless people, on Wednesday announced a 10-year plan to mitigate homelessness in Austin. The plan includes creating more affordable and permanent housing for the chronically homeless and reducing panhandling in the city. As part of the plan,...
Ways to help Sutherland Springs shooting victims
 Here’s a list of ways you can help the victims and families affected by the Sutherland Springs church shooting: Attend a vigil • The First Baptist Church of Austin (901 Trinity St.) will host a vigil at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. “We will collect an offering to help First Baptist Sutherland Springs with medical and funeral costs...

Posted: 15 days ago

Here’s a list of ways you can help the victims and families affected by the Sutherland Springs church shooting: Attend a vigil • The First Baptist Church of Austin (901 Trinity St.) will host a vigil at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. “We will collect an offering to help First Baptist Sutherland Springs with medical and funeral costs...