John Carrico

Best at Long Last Appearance

Mexican American Cultural Center

It took 30 years, feasibility studies, task forces, two bond elections, no lack of consternation, and a lot of determination, but the Mexican American Cultural Center is now a reality. While two more phases remain to bring the center to completion, there is no lack of activity at the great white origami building on the banks of Lady Bird Lake, the blankness of its snow-white walls calling for great things to happen. And those things will happen, now that a staff is in place and there are plenty of folks around bubbling with ideas. Inaugural program manager Amparo Garcia-Crow now has the weight of not only Austin’s Latino community on her narrow shoulders but of the entire city wondering, "What’s next?" Fortunately, she carries the weight of expectation with lightness.

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River St., 512/974-3772

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