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

Selena to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on Nov. 3
 Photo contributed by Scoop Marketing On the heels of a popular 
            Google Doodle this week honoring 
            Selena Quintanilla Pérez, the pop culture icon will now posthumously receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 3. “Before there was JLo, Shakira or Beyoncé, there was a transformative...

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Photo contributed by Scoop Marketing On the heels of a popular Google Doodle this week honoring  Selena Quintanilla Pérez, the pop culture icon will now posthumously receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 3. “Before there was JLo, Shakira or Beyoncé, there was a transformative...
Richard Overton, nation’s oldest vet, receives home makeover
 From the beige recliner in his living room, Richard Overton, America’s oldest World War II veteran, said it felt good to have the home he’s lived in for nearly 70 years renovated with much-needed repairs. The Meals on Wheels Central Texas’ home repair program, which is a partnership with the Home Depot Foundation, provided...

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From the beige recliner in his living room, Richard Overton, America’s oldest World War II veteran, said it felt good to have the home he’s lived in for nearly 70 years renovated with much-needed repairs. The Meals on Wheels Central Texas’ home repair program, which is a partnership with the Home Depot Foundation, provided...
Richard Overton, nation’s oldest WWII vet, shows off home renovations
 The decades-worn carpet filled with allergens is gone. Central air and updated ceiling fans have replaced window units. The old bathtub and toilet have been replaced with a roll-in shower and accessible toilet. “I love it!,” said Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest World War II veteran at age 111. The makeover of Overton&rsquo...

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The decades-worn carpet filled with allergens is gone. Central air and updated ceiling fans have replaced window units. The old bathtub and toilet have been replaced with a roll-in shower and accessible toilet. “I love it!,” said Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest World War II veteran at age 111. The makeover of Overton&rsquo...
Austin to celebrate Día de los Muertos across city
 In addition to signature events such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival and South by Southwest, Austin hopes to be known for its Day of the Dead festivities. On Wednesday, Mayor Steve Adler announced plans for a citywide Día de los Muertos celebration aimed at boosting the visibility of the city’s diverse arts, increasing...

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In addition to signature events such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival and South by Southwest, Austin hopes to be known for its Day of the Dead festivities. On Wednesday, Mayor Steve Adler announced plans for a citywide Día de los Muertos celebration aimed at boosting the visibility of the city’s diverse arts, increasing...
Austin mayor kicks off citywide Día de los Muertos celebration
 Mayor Steve Adler on Wednesday announced plans for a citywide Día de los Muertos celebration aimed at boosting the visibility of the city’s diverse arts as well as preserving Austin’s Hispanic heritage. Austin Día de los Muertos from Saturday through Nov. 4 will highlight existing annual events along with new ones...

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Mayor Steve Adler on Wednesday announced plans for a citywide Día de los Muertos celebration aimed at boosting the visibility of the city’s diverse arts as well as preserving Austin’s Hispanic heritage. Austin Día de los Muertos from Saturday through Nov. 4 will highlight existing annual events along with new ones...
Exhibit chronicles two decades of Mexico, U.S. cultural exchange
 In the aftermath of Mexico’s long and brutal revolution, the country in the early 1920s sought to shape a new national identity through socially engaged art and culture. This era of Mexican cultural renaissance catapulted creatives such as Diego Rivera, José Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros onto the world stage. But artists...

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In the aftermath of Mexico’s long and brutal revolution, the country in the early 1920s sought to shape a new national identity through socially engaged art and culture. This era of Mexican cultural renaissance catapulted creatives such as Diego Rivera, José Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros onto the world stage. But artists...
Bouldin Creek neighbors reject wildlife gallery permit
 More than 100 Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association members on Tuesday night voted to oppose the Warren Wildlife Gallery’s application for a permit that would allow the public more access to the private gallery. The South Austin wildlife gallery, which was built on the site of a former church, displays hundreds of specimens that owner...

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More than 100 Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association members on Tuesday night voted to oppose the Warren Wildlife Gallery’s application for a permit that would allow the public more access to the private gallery. The South Austin wildlife gallery, which was built on the site of a former church, displays hundreds of specimens that owner...
Bouldin Creek neighbors vote to oppose wildlife gallery permit
 A South Austin wildlife gallery on Wednesday filed for a conditional use permit despite opposition from the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association, which voted the night before to reject supporting the permit. The conditional use permit would allow the public more access to the Warren Wildlife Gallery owned by outdoor sportsman Rick Warren...

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A South Austin wildlife gallery on Wednesday filed for a conditional use permit despite opposition from the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association, which voted the night before to reject supporting the permit. The conditional use permit would allow the public more access to the Warren Wildlife Gallery owned by outdoor sportsman Rick Warren...
Bouldin Creek residents to vote on supporting wildlife gallery permit
 After years of ongoing construction at the Warren Wildlife Gallery in South Austin, the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association on Tuesday night will vote on whether to support the private gallery’s application for a permit that would allow the public more access to the gallery, which displays a taxidermy collection of hundreds of mammals...

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After years of ongoing construction at the Warren Wildlife Gallery in South Austin, the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association on Tuesday night will vote on whether to support the private gallery’s application for a permit that would allow the public more access to the gallery, which displays a taxidermy collection of hundreds of mammals...
Where to celebrate Day of the Dead 2017 in Austin
 John Ruiz waits for the start of the Dia De Los Muertos parade at the Viva La Vida Festival in downtown Austin in 2016.  JAY
                  JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN When Mayor Steve Adler announces a citywide Día de los Muertos celebration later this month, it’ll signal a momentous step
            forward for many...

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John Ruiz waits for the start of the Dia De Los Muertos parade at the Viva La Vida Festival in downtown Austin in 2016.  JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN When Mayor Steve Adler announces a citywide Día de los Muertos celebration later this month, it’ll signal a momentous step forward for many...
Celebraciones del Día de los Muertos este mes
 Cuando el alcalde Steve Adler anuncie una celebración en toda la ciudad por el Día de los Muertos, señalará un enorme paso hacia adelante para los muchos líderes comunitarios, quienes por años han estado trabajando para aumentar la visibilidad de los eventos en Austin por el Día de los Muertos...

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Cuando el alcalde Steve Adler anuncie una celebración en toda la ciudad por el Día de los Muertos, señalará un enorme paso hacia adelante para los muchos líderes comunitarios, quienes por años han estado trabajando para aumentar la visibilidad de los eventos en Austin por el Día de los Muertos...