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

Court-at-Law No. 3 judge faces Democratic challenger
 As Travis County faces racial disparities in its jails, both Democratic judicial candidates for Court-at-Law No. 3 said tackling the issue will be among the biggest challenges for the winner. This summer, the civil rights organization Grassroots Leadership revealed that, according to an analysis of 2015 jail booking data, African-Americans...

Posted: 12 hours ago

As Travis County faces racial disparities in its jails, both Democratic judicial candidates for Court-at-Law No. 3 said tackling the issue will be among the biggest challenges for the winner. This summer, the civil rights organization Grassroots Leadership revealed that, according to an analysis of 2015 jail booking data, African-Americans...
Voters Guide: Travis County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3
 Justices of the peace handle civil and criminal cases, including small claims court, justice court and administrative hearings, among other duties. They hear lawsuits over debts, evictions, car accidents, unlawful towing and property disputes. They serve four-year terms and make $120,540. CANDIDATES FOR TRAVIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Justices of the peace handle civil and criminal cases, including small claims court, justice court and administrative hearings, among other duties. They hear lawsuits over debts, evictions, car accidents, unlawful towing and property disputes. They serve four-year terms and make $120,540. CANDIDATES FOR TRAVIS COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE...
Voters Guide: Travis County Court-at-Law, No. 3
 County court-at-law judges preside over misdemeanor criminal cases for offenses such as drunken driving, drug possession and some assaults. They serve four-year terms and make $158,000 a year. JOHN LIPSCOMBE, 61, has served as Travis County Court-at-Law judge since 2011. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and...

Posted: a day ago

County court-at-law judges preside over misdemeanor criminal cases for offenses such as drunken driving, drug possession and some assaults. They serve four-year terms and make $158,000 a year. JOHN LIPSCOMBE, 61, has served as Travis County Court-at-Law judge since 2011. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and...
Amplify Austin aims to raise $10 million in 24 hours to aid nonprofits
 After Amplify Austin last year made it possible to save more than 400 pets, plant 235 trees, offer 1.1 million free meals to local families in need and more, the popular Central Texas online fundraising event will return March 1-2. Amplify Austin aims to raise $10 million in 24 hours, its most ambitious goal to date. “We’re all...

Posted: 7 days ago

After Amplify Austin last year made it possible to save more than 400 pets, plant 235 trees, offer 1.1 million free meals to local families in need and more, the popular Central Texas online fundraising event will return March 1-2. Amplify Austin aims to raise $10 million in 24 hours, its most ambitious goal to date. “We’re all...
Conjunto Los Pinkys wants you to be part of Saturday music video shoot
 Javier Cruz, left, and Isidro Samilpa of Conjunto Los Pinky’s perform at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Plaza Saltillo
                  District on Wednesday June 28, 2017. Scores of people attended the ceremony to mark the official beginning of construction
                  on the 10-acre mixed use development next to the Plaza...

Posted: 8 days ago

Javier Cruz, left, and Isidro Samilpa of Conjunto Los Pinky’s perform at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Plaza Saltillo District on Wednesday June 28, 2017. Scores of people attended the ceremony to mark the official beginning of construction on the 10-acre mixed use development next to the Plaza...
Texas union leaders demand Dream Act, TPS protections from Sen. Cornyn
 As the deadline for the next government shutdown looms, members of the Texas AFL-CIO on Wednesday met in Austin with a staffer for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn to demand the passage of a clean Dream Act as well as extensions for temporary protected status holders. “The ball is in Senator Cornyn’s court and the nation is watching,&rdquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

As the deadline for the next government shutdown looms, members of the Texas AFL-CIO on Wednesday met in Austin with a staffer for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn to demand the passage of a clean Dream Act as well as extensions for temporary protected status holders. “The ball is in Senator Cornyn’s court and the nation is watching,&rdquo...
Mobile home residents fear they’ll get displaced out of Austin
 The sleepless nights don’t seem to end for Magda Acuña. On most days she drives from her Southeast Austin home throughout Austin and to nearby cities searching desperately for a new mobile home park to live in. The clock is ticking. Before New Year’s Eve, her family received a notice to vacate a mobile home park off East...

Posted: 10 days ago

The sleepless nights don’t seem to end for Magda Acuña. On most days she drives from her Southeast Austin home throughout Austin and to nearby cities searching desperately for a new mobile home park to live in. The clock is ticking. Before New Year’s Eve, her family received a notice to vacate a mobile home park off East...
Mobile home parks at risk of redevelopment
 The sleepless nights don’t seem to end for Magda Acuña. On most days she drives from her Southeast Austin home throughout Austin and to nearby cities such as Bastrop, Lockhart and Buda, searching desperately for a new mobile home park to live in. Each time Acuña returns without any leads, she’s deflated. The clock...

Posted: 10 days ago

The sleepless nights don’t seem to end for Magda Acuña. On most days she drives from her Southeast Austin home throughout Austin and to nearby cities such as Bastrop, Lockhart and Buda, searching desperately for a new mobile home park to live in. Each time Acuña returns without any leads, she’s deflated. The clock...
Frida Friday ATX market features female artisans of color
 When jewelry maker TK Tunchez found herself having a hard time breaking into Austin’s pop-up market scene with her Latina-inspired art and stylish handmade flower crowns, she decided to create a new path for minority women artisans whose work wasn’t always understood. Last spring, Tunchez launched Frida Friday ATX, a monthly market...

Posted: 16 days ago

When jewelry maker TK Tunchez found herself having a hard time breaking into Austin’s pop-up market scene with her Latina-inspired art and stylish handmade flower crowns, she decided to create a new path for minority women artisans whose work wasn’t always understood. Last spring, Tunchez launched Frida Friday ATX, a monthly market...
Texas immigrant advocates denounce Trump’s ‘divisive rhetoric’
 While President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union speech mostly struck a conciliatory tone Tuesday night, Texas immigrant rights advocates said that wasn’t the case when he spoke about immigration. “Trump’s divisive rhetoric, likening Central American immigrants to MS-13 and saying that ‘Americans are Dreamers...

Posted: 16 days ago

While President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union speech mostly struck a conciliatory tone Tuesday night, Texas immigrant rights advocates said that wasn’t the case when he spoke about immigration. “Trump’s divisive rhetoric, likening Central American immigrants to MS-13 and saying that ‘Americans are Dreamers...
Cultura en Austin: Disfruta de mercados y música de conjunto
 Cultura en Austin Cuando la fabricante de joyas TK Tunchez se enfrentó a dificultades para entrar al sector de mercados callejeros en Austin con su arte inspirado en la cultura latina y coronas de flores hechas a mano, decidió crear un nuevo camino para artesanas minoritarias cuyo trabajo no siempre es entendido. La primavera...

Posted: 17 days ago

Cultura en Austin Cuando la fabricante de joyas TK Tunchez se enfrentó a dificultades para entrar al sector de mercados callejeros en Austin con su arte inspirado en la cultura latina y coronas de flores hechas a mano, decidió crear un nuevo camino para artesanas minoritarias cuyo trabajo no siempre es entendido. La primavera...