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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...

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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: 2 days 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...

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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...

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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: 6 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...

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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: 8 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...

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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...

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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: 16 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...

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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...
Area churches look for ways to be safe and welcoming
 When Steve Blake, lead pastor and founder of Catalyst of Austin heard the news of the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on Sunday, he immediately felt a gut-wrenching pain. He thought of all the pain and loss, and couldn’t help but think of his own East Austin church. “While churches have always been...

Posted: 17 days ago

When Steve Blake, lead pastor and founder of Catalyst of Austin heard the news of the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on Sunday, he immediately felt a gut-wrenching pain. He thought of all the pain and loss, and couldn’t help but think of his own East Austin church. “While churches have always been...
Sutherland Springs church shooting: Here’s how to help the victims
 Here’s a list of ways you can help the victims and families affected by the Sutherland Springs church shooting: Donate Blood The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center has provided more than 200 units of blood to hospitals in South Texas treating Sunday’s shooting victims in Sutherland Springs. They now have a low supply, according...

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Here’s a list of ways you can help the victims and families affected by the Sutherland Springs church shooting: Donate Blood The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center has provided more than 200 units of blood to hospitals in South Texas treating Sunday’s shooting victims in Sutherland Springs. They now have a low supply, according...
Anita Hill in Austin: ‘We are ready to end sexual harassment’
 Lawyer, civil rights advocate and educator Anita Hill, who raised sexual harassment claims against a Supreme Court nominee more than two decades ago, asked attendees at the Texas Conference for Women on Thursday to share their own stories. After a recent wave of women have come forward to denounce sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood...

Posted: 21 days ago

Lawyer, civil rights advocate and educator Anita Hill, who raised sexual harassment claims against a Supreme Court nominee more than two decades ago, asked attendees at the Texas Conference for Women on Thursday to share their own stories. After a recent wave of women have come forward to denounce sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood...
Lesly Reynaga goes from ‘Mariachi Girl’ to pop-rock artist
  Photo contributed by Lemonade Photography Rising Austin-based artist 
            Lesly Reynaga gained recognition in the Live Music Capital of the World as a featured soloist of the 
            University of Texas Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlán. Her skills were also showcased in the 2012 ZACH Theatre/Teatro Vivo musical &ldquo...

Posted: 22 days ago

Photo contributed by Lemonade Photography Rising Austin-based artist Lesly Reynaga gained recognition in the Live Music Capital of the World as a featured soloist of the University of Texas Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlán. Her skills were also showcased in the 2012 ZACH Theatre/Teatro Vivo musical &ldquo...
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera photo exhibit offers inside look into couple’s relationship
 Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907 1954), Diego y yo (Diego and I), 1930. Charcoal and ink on paper, 29.5 x 21.5 cm. Courtesy Harry
                  Ransom Center. 2017 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New
                  York Theirs was a tumultuous relationship, filled with...

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Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907 1954), Diego y yo (Diego and I), 1930. Charcoal and ink on paper, 29.5 x 21.5 cm. Courtesy Harry Ransom Center. 2017 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Theirs was a tumultuous relationship, filled with...
Mural of Kevin Durant to replace longtime Drag mural
 A mural featuring basketball player Kevin Durant sporting his former Texas Longhorns uniform will soon replace the longtime mural “Le Bonheur de Vivre,” which recently was removed near the intersection of 24th and Guadalupe streets. Local muralist Doug Jaques, who died in 2013, painted the mural featuring several surreal...

Posted: 24 days ago

A mural featuring basketball player Kevin Durant sporting his former Texas Longhorns uniform will soon replace the longtime mural “Le Bonheur de Vivre,” which recently was removed near the intersection of 24th and Guadalupe streets. Local muralist Doug Jaques, who died in 2013, painted the mural featuring several surreal...
5 things to know about opioids in Travis County
 President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the opioid addiction crisis a public health emergency, although he did not release additional funding to tackle the epidemic. The drug crisis has claimed the lives of more than 60,000 Americans. Here are five things to know about how the epidemic has affected Travis County and the state: 1. Age...

Posted: 26 days ago

President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the opioid addiction crisis a public health emergency, although he did not release additional funding to tackle the epidemic. The drug crisis has claimed the lives of more than 60,000 Americans. Here are five things to know about how the epidemic has affected Travis County and the state: 1. Age...
Where to find Day of the Dead altars
 Although I grew up on the Texas-Mexico border and spent time during the Día de los Muertos season polishing the gravestones of loved ones in Mexico and sprucing up their resting places with new flowers, I don’t remember my family creating Day of the Dead altars. I fell in love with this Día de los Muertos tradition later...

Posted: 29 days ago

Although I grew up on the Texas-Mexico border and spent time during the Día de los Muertos season polishing the gravestones of loved ones in Mexico and sprucing up their resting places with new flowers, I don’t remember my family creating Day of the Dead altars. I fell in love with this Día de los Muertos tradition later...
Cultura en Austin: Altares, rock y grafiti en noviembre
 Aunque crecí en la frontera entre Texas y México y pasé tiempo puliendo las tumbas de seres queridos y arreglando con nuevas flores su lugar de descanso durante la temporada de Día de Muertos, no recuerdo que mi familia pusiera un altar del Día de los Muertos. Mas tarde en mi vida me enamoré de esta...

Posted: 30 days ago

Aunque crecí en la frontera entre Texas y México y pasé tiempo puliendo las tumbas de seres queridos y arreglando con nuevas flores su lugar de descanso durante la temporada de Día de Muertos, no recuerdo que mi familia pusiera un altar del Día de los Muertos. Mas tarde en mi vida me enamoré de esta...
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