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

‘Real Women Have Curves’ play comes to Austin
 When the film “Real Women Have Curves” hit the big screen more than 15 years ago, it not only gave audiences a glimpse into the Latina immigrant experience but also highlighted issues such as body positivity and the strength of female bonds. Set in a small sewing factory, a group of women share their dreams and struggles. Ana...

Posted: 14 days ago

When the film “Real Women Have Curves” hit the big screen more than 15 years ago, it not only gave audiences a glimpse into the Latina immigrant experience but also highlighted issues such as body positivity and the strength of female bonds. Set in a small sewing factory, a group of women share their dreams and struggles. Ana...
Obra de teatro sobre mujeres latinas y más en agosto
 Cuando la película Real Women Have Curves (las mujeres verdaderas tienen curvas) se proyectó en la pantalla grande hace más de 15 años, no sólo les dio a las audiencias un vistazo a la experiencia de los inmigrantes latinos sino que también puso de relieve temas como sentirse bien acerca del propio...

Posted: 14 days ago

Cuando la película Real Women Have Curves (las mujeres verdaderas tienen curvas) se proyectó en la pantalla grande hace más de 15 años, no sólo les dio a las audiencias un vistazo a la experiencia de los inmigrantes latinos sino que también puso de relieve temas como sentirse bien acerca del propio...
Time is now, mayor says, to end homelessness in Austin
 About a dozen Austin organizations and companies, including Amazon Web Services and Cielo Property Group, pledged their support Tuesday to end homelessness in the city. Cielo, a real estate development and investment company, committed $1 million to the effort during a community summit at 3Ten at ACL Live that brought together more than 100...

Posted: 15 days ago

About a dozen Austin organizations and companies, including Amazon Web Services and Cielo Property Group, pledged their support Tuesday to end homelessness in the city. Cielo, a real estate development and investment company, committed $1 million to the effort during a community summit at 3Ten at ACL Live that brought together more than 100...
Austin companies, organizations pledge support to end homelessness
 3:15 p.m. update: About a dozen Austin companies, including Amazon Web Services and Cielo Property Group, pledged their support to end homelessness in the city. Cielo, a real estate development and investment company, committed $1 million for different nonprofit initiatives. Earlier: The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition on Tuesday...

Posted: 15 days ago

3:15 p.m. update: About a dozen Austin companies, including Amazon Web Services and Cielo Property Group, pledged their support to end homelessness in the city. Cielo, a real estate development and investment company, committed $1 million for different nonprofit initiatives. Earlier: The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition on Tuesday...
Victoria sobre mural en el barrio debido a proyecto municipal
 La primera vez que pintó en el muro del exterior de la ahora desmantelada planta eléctrica de Holly en el este de Austin hace más de 25 años, Robert “Kane” Herrera todavía era un joven artista abriéndose camino en la primera ola de grafiti y arte urbano de la ciudad. Como parte de la Liga...

Posted: 28 days ago

La primera vez que pintó en el muro del exterior de la ahora desmantelada planta eléctrica de Holly en el este de Austin hace más de 25 años, Robert “Kane” Herrera todavía era un joven artista abriéndose camino en la primera ola de grafiti y arte urbano de la ciudad. Como parte de la Liga...
EXCLUSIVE: Graffiti park’s move to Carson Creek Ranch moved to 2019
 Austinites and tourists will now have more time to visit the graffiti art park HOPE Outdoor Gallery in its downtown location. The private park, which was expected to close this summer and relocate to a permanent home near the airport, will remain open on Baylor Street through October. Plans for opening the new art park at Carson Creek Ranch...

Posted: 30 days ago

Austinites and tourists will now have more time to visit the graffiti art park HOPE Outdoor Gallery in its downtown location. The private park, which was expected to close this summer and relocate to a permanent home near the airport, will remain open on Baylor Street through October. Plans for opening the new art park at Carson Creek Ranch...
Father-and-son run Austin Animal Clinic closes after roughly 60 years
 As he prepares for a new chapter, veterinarian Don “Doc” McLeod faces a whirlwind of to-do-lists. But on a recent afternoon, despite a growing list of calls to return, “Doc” — as he’s lovingly called by his clients — sat in Austin Animal Clinic’s empty waiting room and paused. After more than...

8:43 PM Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2018

As he prepares for a new chapter, veterinarian Don “Doc” McLeod faces a whirlwind of to-do-lists. But on a recent afternoon, despite a growing list of calls to return, “Doc” — as he’s lovingly called by his clients — sat in Austin Animal Clinic’s empty waiting room and paused. After more than...
Caravana de arte visitó Brownsville, colgó pinturas
 La ilustradora y artista de la resistencia Yocelyn Riojas ha notado que, entre el mar de pancartas de protesta en las manifestaciones contra la separación de las familias, es raro ver imágenes positivas. “Hay tantas imágenes de rabia o que te deprimen y eso no siempre motiva a la comunidad a salir e involucrarse&rdquo...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2018

La ilustradora y artista de la resistencia Yocelyn Riojas ha notado que, entre el mar de pancartas de protesta en las manifestaciones contra la separación de las familias, es raro ver imágenes positivas. “Hay tantas imágenes de rabia o que te deprimen y eso no siempre motiva a la comunidad a salir e involucrarse&rdquo...
Art caravan heads to Brownsville, will hang artwork on border fence
 Illustrator and resistance artist Yocelyn Riojas has noticed that, amid the sea of protest signs at marches and rallies against family separation, it’s rare to spot any positive imagery. “There’s so much art, but it’s not the most inspirational,” she said. “So many images out there are so depressing and...

8:56 PM Thursday, Jul. 05, 2018

Illustrator and resistance artist Yocelyn Riojas has noticed that, amid the sea of protest signs at marches and rallies against family separation, it’s rare to spot any positive imagery. “There’s so much art, but it’s not the most inspirational,” she said. “So many images out there are so depressing and...
Catch New York’s Radio Jarocho perform in Austin
 Radio Jarocho of New York is among the wave of young artists embracing traditional son jarocho music and making it their own.
                  Photo contributed by Mar Joya At a time when anti-immigrant rhetoric keeps growing and debates over asylum seekers and border walls heat up, it might seem
            impossible to find solutions...

8:05 PM Thursday, Jul. 05, 2018

Radio Jarocho of New York is among the wave of young artists embracing traditional son jarocho music and making it their own. Photo contributed by Mar Joya At a time when anti-immigrant rhetoric keeps growing and debates over asylum seekers and border walls heat up, it might seem impossible to find solutions...
Oldest living WWII vet Richard Overton’s personal bank account depleted
 Richard Overton, America’s oldest living World War II veteran at age 112, had his personal bank account drained, according to his cousin Volma Overton Jr. “How could someone do this to Richard?” he asked. “He’s such a special person to Austin and to the country, and now someone is robbing him?” Volma Overton...

10:48 PM Friday, Jun. 29, 2018

Richard Overton, America’s oldest living World War II veteran at age 112, had his personal bank account drained, according to his cousin Volma Overton Jr. “How could someone do this to Richard?” he asked. “He’s such a special person to Austin and to the country, and now someone is robbing him?” Volma Overton...