Elaine Ayala, S.A. Express-News

Elaine Ayala

S.A. Express-News

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Elaine:

Immigration law firm set on removing beloved San Antonio mural

The new owners of a West Side building, lawyers specializing in immigration cases, want to replace Adriana Garcia’s celebrated mural, writes Elaine Ayala. → Read More

Ayala: Enough already — it’s time to ban assault rifles

After three recent mass shootings, it’s time for elected officials to do what a majority... → Read More

Ayala: Asking for forgiveness is hard, so is forgiving oneself

We lug regrets around as if they’ll become lighter. They usually don’t. → Read More

Ayala: With so much at stake, non-voters have left choices up to the rest of us

Election chief Callanen wasn’t letting go of her hope that another 160,000 people will... → Read More

How Hinojosa is defending the rights of students of color

David Hinojosa argued his first case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week. → Read More

Latinas outvote their male counterparts

A parade of Latinas in quince dresses and graduation gowns will drive through the West Side on Saturday to promote voting. → Read More

Ayala: Texas voters may face more obstacles at the polls thanks to the Legislature’s SB1

Lydia Camarillo studies U.S. voting patterns and is considered what’s called in the... → Read More

Latino leaders coming to San Antonio for symposium

Lideramos is an organization that trains people who are running local leadership development programs. → Read More

Ayala: Driving a wedge between classical music groups is no formula for success

Bexar County Commissioners approved $300,000 in funding for the Classical Music Institute. Supporters of the rival San Antonio Philharmonic didn’t like it a bit. → Read More

Ayala: Racists of color deserve to be called out for their comments, ideals

First Kanye West’s ‘White Lives Matter,’ then L.A. Latino leaders heard using racist... → Read More

Raza Unida leader Ramsey Muñiz inspired and disappointed

Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz died in Corpus Christi, his hometown, where he spent the last four years of his life fighting a host of medical conditions. → Read More

Ayala: The San Antonio crowd needed a pep talk, and Gloria Steinem obliged

At 88, Gloria Steinem remains in the struggle, as sharp as ever but joking about her... → Read More

Ayala: ‘Salud y Cariño’ puts focus on care-giving and importance of sharing those stories

The story of care-giving ‘til death do us part is one most people don’t plan for... → Read More

Ayala: Puerto Rico is an island in need of transformation, not just ‘recovery’

Residents of Puerto Rico were struck not just by the effects of another weather disaster... → Read More

Ayala: DeSantis perpetrated a hoax on legal migrants

A major inaccuracy has been repeated and swallowed whole. → Read More

To one of her biggest tormentors, Monica Lewinsky responded with grace

One of the most compassionate reactions to the death of Ken Starr this week came from an unlikely source. → Read More

Park ranger’s book is a tribute to the great outdoors

Deputy parks director of the U.S. National Park Service, David Vela's, new book ‘Hola Ranger: My Journey through Our National Parks’ reflects on his four decades with the service, writes Elaine Ayala. → Read More

Ayala: ‘Two points separate us,’ Garza says of AG race

Progressive candidates like Garza have a shot at winning and pulling Texas out of a Dystopian nightmare over abortion rights. → Read More

Ayala: Without unions, we’d be much worse off

It’s to unions that we owe safer working conditions, the eight-hour workday, overtime pay, health care and retirement benefits and child labor laws. → Read More

Ayala: Biden’s speech was intentional, unequivocal, urgent and long in coming

I’m banking on Gen X and those who’ll come after them to right the wrongs of the... → Read More