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‘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: 13 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: 13 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: 14 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: 14 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: 27 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 now remain open on Baylor Street through October. Plans for opening the new art park at Carson Creek...

Posted: 29 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 now remain open on Baylor Street through October. Plans for opening the new art park at Carson Creek...
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: 29 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...
Oldest living WWII vet Richard Overton’s personal bank account drained
 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. “He’s a quite visible and well-known person, so if it can happen to him it can happen to anyone,” he said. Volma Overton discovered the issue Thursday and said that...

6:46 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. “He’s a quite visible and well-known person, so if it can happen to him it can happen to anyone,” he said. Volma Overton discovered the issue Thursday and said that...
Young artists explore what’s beyond walls in popular Mexic-Arte exhibit
 When I was in elementary school, my parents fueled something of a tween and teen fashion sensation in our small border town. Between parenting, working and running the household, they somehow also began creating personalized bracelets out of nylon thread and thin strips of plastic packaging material. (Did I mention they’re also resourceful?)...

5:00 AM Friday, Jun. 29, 2018

When I was in elementary school, my parents fueled something of a tween and teen fashion sensation in our small border town. Between parenting, working and running the household, they somehow also began creating personalized bracelets out of nylon thread and thin strips of plastic packaging material. (Did I mention they’re also resourceful?)...
5 ways Austinites can help support separated families
 Austin community groups in support of reuniting more than 2,000 immigrant children with parents they were separated from at the border have come together to organize rallies, create volunteer opportunities and launch fundraisers to shine a light on the issue that’s gained international attention. A federal judge this week ordered the...

8:56 PM Thursday, Jun. 28, 2018

Austin community groups in support of reuniting more than 2,000 immigrant children with parents they were separated from at the border have come together to organize rallies, create volunteer opportunities and launch fundraisers to shine a light on the issue that’s gained international attention. A federal judge this week ordered the...
Cultura en Austin: Arte de jóvenes latinos y son jarocho en julio
 Cuando yo iba en primaria, mis padres crearon una sensación entre los adolescentes de nuestro pueblito fronterizo. Entre cuidar a sus hijos, trabajar y mantener la casa, ellos se las arreglaron para hacer pulseritas personalizadas de hilo de nylon hechas con delgadas hebras de plástico del material de empaque. (¿Mencioné...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018

Cuando yo iba en primaria, mis padres crearon una sensación entre los adolescentes de nuestro pueblito fronterizo. Entre cuidar a sus hijos, trabajar y mantener la casa, ellos se las arreglaron para hacer pulseritas personalizadas de hilo de nylon hechas con delgadas hebras de plástico del material de empaque. (¿Mencioné...
Revival of Holly Shores mural seen as ‘a victory’ for neighborhood
 When he first painted on the sprawling exterior wall of the now-decommissioned Holly Power Plant in East Austin more than 25 years ago, Robert “Kane” Herrera, was still a promising young artist blazing a trail in the city’s early wave of graffiti and street art. As part of the Austin League of Tejano Artists, he began transforming...

10:54 PM Monday, Jun. 18, 2018

When he first painted on the sprawling exterior wall of the now-decommissioned Holly Power Plant in East Austin more than 25 years ago, Robert “Kane” Herrera, was still a promising young artist blazing a trail in the city’s early wave of graffiti and street art. As part of the Austin League of Tejano Artists, he began transforming...
Report seeks to ensure that no Austin community is left behind
 At Mainspring Schools, a nonprofit preschool that enrolls mostly economically disadvantaged children, families often struggle to find safe, affordable housing. Some parents, despite working full time, find themselves without a stable home as waiting lists grow and demand skyrockets for low-income living options. For some that means living...

10:19 PM Thursday, Jun. 07, 2018

At Mainspring Schools, a nonprofit preschool that enrolls mostly economically disadvantaged children, families often struggle to find safe, affordable housing. Some parents, despite working full time, find themselves without a stable home as waiting lists grow and demand skyrockets for low-income living options. For some that means living...
Report: Not everyone benefits equally from Austin’s strong economy
 Housing affordability is among the key socio-economic indicators analyzed in a report released Thursday by the Community Advancement Network. The report showed that although Austin’s rate of unemployment, crime and health-care access has improved in the past five years, there are significant racial disparities related to income, poverty...

2:06 PM Thursday, Jun. 07, 2018

Housing affordability is among the key socio-economic indicators analyzed in a report released Thursday by the Community Advancement Network. The report showed that although Austin’s rate of unemployment, crime and health-care access has improved in the past five years, there are significant racial disparities related to income, poverty...
Tejano music legend Jimmy Gonzalez dies

10:18 PM Wednesday, Jun. 06, 2018

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWeypTl6-rM&w=640&h=390] Tejano music legend and Grammy award-winner Jimmy Gonzalez died Wednesday. He was 67. Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz was scheduled to perform as headliners this weekend in Aransas Pass. The Brownsville native was admitted to a San Antonio hospital early Wednesday...
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