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

Oral history project documenting Latino veterans celebrates milestone
 Between 250,000 to 750,000 Latinos and Latinas served in the U.S. military during World War II. Upon returning home, those veterans found themselves facing inequality and segregated cities. Many of them became instrumental in helping desegregate schools and creating civil rights organizations. On June 7, the Voces Oral History Project, which...

Posted: 15 hours ago

Between 250,000 to 750,000 Latinos and Latinas served in the U.S. military during World War II. Upon returning home, those veterans found themselves facing inequality and segregated cities. Many of them became instrumental in helping desegregate schools and creating civil rights organizations. On June 7, the Voces Oral History Project, which...
Iconic Latin rock bands Enanitos Verdes, Hombres G to play in Austin
 After the last encore had been performed, the stage lights turned off and the fans had gone home, members of the iconic Latin rock-pop groups Los Enanitos Verdes of Argentina and Hombres G of Spain headed to a celebratory post-show dinner in Austin two years ago. It was there where a genius musical idea emerged for a future show, says Felipe...

Posted: 2 days ago

After the last encore had been performed, the stage lights turned off and the fans had gone home, members of the iconic Latin rock-pop groups Los Enanitos Verdes of Argentina and Hombres G of Spain headed to a celebratory post-show dinner in Austin two years ago. It was there where a genius musical idea emerged for a future show, says Felipe...
Pastores de Austin a favor de ‘soñadores’
 Los pastores de varias iglesias evangélicas de Austin se reunieron el jueves 17 por la noche para hablar a favor del programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA), el cual permite vivir y trabajar en Estados Unidos legalmente a los inmigrantes jóvenes que fueron traídos de niños. Los...

Posted: 2 days ago

Los pastores de varias iglesias evangélicas de Austin se reunieron el jueves 17 por la noche para hablar a favor del programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA), el cual permite vivir y trabajar en Estados Unidos legalmente a los inmigrantes jóvenes que fueron traídos de niños. Los...
Cultura en Austin: Latino América llega en forma de conciertos
 Hace dos años en Austin, después de que se tocara la última canción, se apagaran las luces del escenario y se fueran todos los fanáticos, los miembros de las bandas icónicas del pop rock latino Los Enanitos Verdes de Argentina y los Hombre G de España fueron a una cena para celebrar. Fue ahí...

Posted: 3 days ago

Hace dos años en Austin, después de que se tocara la última canción, se apagaran las luces del escenario y se fueran todos los fanáticos, los miembros de las bandas icónicas del pop rock latino Los Enanitos Verdes de Argentina y los Hombre G de España fueron a una cena para celebrar. Fue ahí...
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: 7 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: 8 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: 9 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: 14 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: 15 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: 15 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: 20 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...