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

Austin faith leaders say Christians should support ‘Dreamers’
 Christian faith leaders representing several Austin churches gathered Thursday night to speak out in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which offers deportation protection to young unauthorized immigrants brought to the United States as children. The pastors said they wanted to debunk the notion that Christians...

Posted: 2 days ago

Christian faith leaders representing several Austin churches gathered Thursday night to speak out in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which offers deportation protection to young unauthorized immigrants brought to the United States as children. The pastors said they wanted to debunk the notion that Christians...
Austin pastors speak out in support of ‘Dreamers’
 Pastors of several Austin churches gathered Thursday night to speak out in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young immigrants to live and work in the United States legally. The pastors said they wanted to debunk the notion that Christians opposed DACA recipients, something they said had become a common...

Posted: 2 days ago

Pastors of several Austin churches gathered Thursday night to speak out in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young immigrants to live and work in the United States legally. The pastors said they wanted to debunk the notion that Christians opposed DACA recipients, something they said had become a common...
Zeke Castro, pionero del mariachi se retira
 Después de impulsar el ámbito del mariachi en Austin, inspirar a generaciones de estudiantes y forjar un camino musical por todo el país, el maestro Ezekiel “Zeke” Castro, quien dirige el grupo del mariachi de la Universidad de Texas (UT), hará su última reverencia en mayo cuando se retire despué...

Posted: 4 days ago

Después de impulsar el ámbito del mariachi en Austin, inspirar a generaciones de estudiantes y forjar un camino musical por todo el país, el maestro Ezekiel “Zeke” Castro, quien dirige el grupo del mariachi de la Universidad de Texas (UT), hará su última reverencia en mayo cuando se retire despué...
East Austin Mama Sana mural to return after removal
 A year after its removal, an East Austin mural featuring the image of a pregnant black woman will be repainted Saturday from 4-6 p.m. in North Austin on 948 Payton Gin Road at Alli Mexican Cuisine. The mural, formerly on the corner of 12th and Chicon streets, informed passersby of the nonprofit organization Mama Sana Vibrant Woman, which...

Posted: 9 days ago

A year after its removal, an East Austin mural featuring the image of a pregnant black woman will be repainted Saturday from 4-6 p.m. in North Austin on 948 Payton Gin Road at Alli Mexican Cuisine. The mural, formerly on the corner of 12th and Chicon streets, informed passersby of the nonprofit organization Mama Sana Vibrant Woman, which...
12 things to know about Richard Overton on his 112th birthday
 Richard Overton, the country’s oldest living U.S. veteran of World War II, turns 112 Friday. In honor of the big day, here are 12 things to know about one of Austin’s most-revered residents.  Richard Overton was born in Bastrop County on May 11, 1906. Theodore Roosevelt was president, and it was less than a month after much...

Posted: 9 days ago

Richard Overton, the country’s oldest living U.S. veteran of World War II, turns 112 Friday. In honor of the big day, here are 12 things to know about one of Austin’s most-revered residents.  Richard Overton was born in Bastrop County on May 11, 1906. Theodore Roosevelt was president, and it was less than a month after much...
Richard Overton, America’s oldest WWII veteran, to turn 112
 He’s met celebrities, presidents and comedians. He’s experienced war and peace. He’s accumulated countless accolades. But for America’s oldest living World War II veteran Richard Overton, there’s nothing better than hanging out on his front porch, smoking cigars and greeting passers-by who treat him, rightly...

Posted: 10 days ago

He’s met celebrities, presidents and comedians. He’s experienced war and peace. He’s accumulated countless accolades. But for America’s oldest living World War II veteran Richard Overton, there’s nothing better than hanging out on his front porch, smoking cigars and greeting passers-by who treat him, rightly...
Incumbents Halsey, McGlothlin retain seats on San Marcos school board
 Incumbent candidates Anne Halsey and John McGlothlin won the two at-large positions on the San Marcos consolidated school district board Saturday night, based on unofficial final election results. RELATED: Additional election coverage Incumbent Halsey earned 1,067 votes (47.2 percent), and McGlothlin received 968 votes (42.8 percent). James...

Posted: 14 days ago

Incumbent candidates Anne Halsey and John McGlothlin won the two at-large positions on the San Marcos consolidated school district board Saturday night, based on unofficial final election results. RELATED: Additional election coverage Incumbent Halsey earned 1,067 votes (47.2 percent), and McGlothlin received 968 votes (42.8 percent). James...
Hays elections: McManus, Sánchez win races for Hays school board seats
 Unofficial election night results showed Will McManus, 48, vice president of Dynamic Systems, Inc., clinching the at-large trustee seat for the Hays school district on Saturday, winning 58.2 percent of the vote. Michelle Cohen, a systems analyst with the state comptroller’s office, earned 288 votes or 22.3 percent of the vote, and Susan...

Posted: 14 days ago

Unofficial election night results showed Will McManus, 48, vice president of Dynamic Systems, Inc., clinching the at-large trustee seat for the Hays school district on Saturday, winning 58.2 percent of the vote. Michelle Cohen, a systems analyst with the state comptroller’s office, earned 288 votes or 22.3 percent of the vote, and Susan...
7 Cinco de Mayo shows to catch in Austin
 Los Super Seven performs during SXSW in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, March 15, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN Infuse your 
            Cinco de Mayo celebrations with some local live music. The holiday commemorates the Battle of Puebla in 1862 when a scrappy Mexican army defeated Napoleon III’s powerful French
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Posted: 18 days ago

Los Super Seven performs during SXSW in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, March 15, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN Infuse your Cinco de Mayo celebrations with some local live music. The holiday commemorates the Battle of Puebla in 1862 when a scrappy Mexican army defeated Napoleon III’s powerful French ...
City Council approves action plan to end homelessness
 The Austin City Council on Thursday approved an action plan aimed at ending homelessness after an annual census found a 5 percent rise in homelessness in Austin and Travis County compared with 2017. The action plan, which includes forming public-private partnerships, calls for $30 million a year to move toward a systematic community approach...

Posted: 23 days ago

The Austin City Council on Thursday approved an action plan aimed at ending homelessness after an annual census found a 5 percent rise in homelessness in Austin and Travis County compared with 2017. The action plan, which includes forming public-private partnerships, calls for $30 million a year to move toward a systematic community approach...
Austin sees rise in homelessness; city officials to look for solutions
 Chronic homelessness in Austin and Travis County this year rose by about 5 percent from the total in 2017, according to an annual count released Thursday. The point-in-time count, which is a requirement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for communities receiving HUD funds, found a total of 2,147 people experiencing...

Posted: 24 days ago

Chronic homelessness in Austin and Travis County this year rose by about 5 percent from the total in 2017, according to an annual count released Thursday. The point-in-time count, which is a requirement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for communities receiving HUD funds, found a total of 2,147 people experiencing...