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Past articles by Nancy:

Día de los Muertos in Austin: How celebrations will look in 2020

It’s been a tough few months for Latinos as we’ve been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.In Austin, it’s hurt to lose several prominent community leaders, such as Lois Villaseñor, co-founder of Mission Funeral Home in East Austin, who died at 87 from complications related to the coronavirus.Adding to our grief, several community titans have also recently died for reasons… → Read More

Virtual ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

As Hispanic Heritage Month,Sept. 15-Oct. 15, approaches, I find myself more introspective than ever. At this time last year, a slew of federal immigration → Read More

Cultura en Austin: 5 Latin songs to get you through dog days of summer

The mercury keeps rising, our summer plans continue vanishing and we’re still missing our live music. But not even the pandemic can keep us from a living room dance party.Austin- and Texas-based Latino artists have kept the new releases flowing, and now it’s time to crank up the volume. Here are five tracks sure to get us through the dog days of summer.• "Escándalo" by DJ El Dusty: No one can… → Read More

Austin’s Cine Las Americas film fest goes virtual

After postponing its annual spring film festival celebrating movies made by or about Latino and Indigenous communities, Cine Las Americas plans to debut a → Read More

Austinites share concern, enthusiasm for possible Tesla deal

Travis County commissioners listened to public comments but took no action Tuesday on a possible incentive package for California-based electric vehicle → Read More

Tejano music pioneer Manuel ‘Cowboy’ Donley dies

Austin-based Tejano music pioneer Manuel "Cowboy" Donley died early Sunday at 92 years old. Donley earned the title "Godfather of Tejano music" after a decadeslong career as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer.Over the years, he battled several health issues including macular degeneration, which clouded his vision, and he quietly endured more than a decade of dialysis. Still,… → Read More

Tejano music pioneer Manuel ‘Cowboy’ Donley dies

Austin-based Tejano music pioneer Manuel "Cowboy" Donley died early Sunday. Donley, earned the title "Godfather of Tejano music" after a decades-long noted career as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer. He was 92.Donley’s influential career heated up in the 1940s as he played for tips in East Sixth Street cantinas and continued blazing for decades as he took on a seminal role… → Read More

2 downtown bars lose alcohol permits for defying coronavirus rules

Alcohol permits for two downtown Austin bars have been suspended after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission found them violating protocols in place to → Read More

Austin police respond to two homicides within hours of each other

Austin police are investigating two separate homicides that occurred within hours of each other late Friday in East Austin and early Saturday in South → Read More

Protesters take to downtown Austin streets for 9th night

The ninth night of protests in downtown Austin against police brutality across the county drew hundreds of protesters on Saturday.At 10 p.m., a group of → Read More

TODAY: Austin police plan to kneel at headquarters at 1 p.m.

Austin police plan to kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds “to show solidarity in condemning the acts that killed George Floyd,” the Police Department announced on Twitter.Members of the department’s community engagement team invited the public to join them at 1 p.m. Saturday at police headquarters at 715 E. Eighth St.The length of time represents how long former Minneapolis police officer Derek… → Read More

With asylum case pending, mother, son living in Austin church make masks for coronavirus crisis

Uncertainty. Fear. Isolation.Those feelings were all too familiar for Austin-based asylum seeker Hilda Ramírez well before the coronavirus pandemic. Ramírez, from Guatemala, has been living with her 14-year-old son Iván at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in North Austin for about four years as she fights her pending immigration case.Fearing deportation to Central America, where she has said her… → Read More

‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters rally in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN More than 200 people marched around the Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown on Wednesday in a peaceful "Black Lives Matter" protest of the death of George Floyd and the treatment of black people by police.Christine Mann, a Democratic congressional candidate, told the crowd to urge their legislators for legal changes to combat police brutality. "This is a systemic problem that… → Read More

Travis County approves first climate action plan

Travis County has adopted its first climate action plan aimed at reducing resource consumption and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions produced by county → Read More

Cultura en Austin: Mexic-Arte mural brings you ánimo

We could all use a little ánimo right now – that dose of encouragement or cheering up that allows us to keep forging ahead.Whenever you’re in need of a boost, drive by the city’s latest large-scale mural, Ánimo Austin, which is part of Mexic-Arte’s El Mero Muro project located on the museum’s outer Fifth Street and Congress Avenue wall. The project launched in 2016 as a way to visually boost the… → Read More

Capitol protesters demand full Texas reopening immediately

Texas has been easing its restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic in recent weeks, but about 100 Texans rallied at the state Capitol on Saturday to → Read More

TODAY: Texas Freedom Rally featuring Dallas salon owner to gather at Capitol

Dallas salon owner and activist Shelley Luther and Allen West, who is running against incumbent James Dickey in the race for Texas Republican Party Chairman, will be among Saturday’s featured speakers at a rally on the south steps of the Texas Capitol.The Texas Freedom Rally against additional restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Luther… → Read More

Manor school district names Spencer as presumptive superintendent

A new superintendent will soon lead the Manor school district just as campuses across Texas face unprecedented challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic.On → Read More

Travis County has ‘flattened the curve,’ but Hispanics still suffering in pandemic

Travis County has managed to stem the spread of new coronavirus cases in the area, but a Travis County health official said Tuesday that concerns remain → Read More

Giving Tuesday Now to aid Austin nonprofits amid coronavirus crisis

Giving Tuesday Now, a new emergency global day of giving, will launch on May 5 as a response to the unprecedented need caused by the coronavirus crisis. → Read More