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The Hispanic Factor
Place 5 Poses Moral Quandary for Some Latino Voters
"...recurring theme in the Place 5 race: That a Hispanic should continue the tradition of holding that seat. Then..."

May 16, 1997 News Feature by Amy Smith

Hispanic Pass Over
Garcia, Spelman Open Cans of Racial Controversy
"...expressing his anger over council's failure to appoint a Hispanic to the Planning Commission. Calling Kirk Watson an "asshole"..."

Aug. 22, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Hispanic Chamber Honors Eastside Pioneer
Mission Funeral Home's Lois Villaseñor earns honors from biz group
"...her husband started from scratch to serve East Austin's Hispanic community after moving here from Houston. More than 44..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

RIP Gus Garcia, Austin’s First Elected Hispanic Mayor
Civic and education leader dies at 84
"...fought for civil rights and blazed a trail for Hispanic public officials in Austin. Garcia was Austin’s first elected..."

Dec. 17, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Herman Versus Hispanic Voters
Education Austin president calls Statesman column "wildly offensive"
"...Herman singled out one section of the electorate – "Hispanics" – for particular opprobrium. If they could turn out..."

May 12, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Concerned Over Lack of Organized Hispanic Opposition to Nomination
"...La Raza, which claims to be the largest constituency-based Hispanic rights organization (35,000 members). NCLR issued a press release..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Postmarks

Hispanic Voices Need to Be Heard
"...the reflections she had regarding the lack of prominent Latino/Hispanic figures in mainstream TV. I must admit, now at..."

June 2, 2004 Postmarks

" in Orange County, Calif., are not white but Hispanic? Newport Beach has a small kids population while Santa..."

July 31, 2003 Postmarks

Hispanic Today calendar
Cable access show Hispanic Today features host Peggy Vasquez interviewing various Austin Latinos.
"...Marco Mancillas Home Loans for Women representative, Lillie Sosa Hispanic Today airs at 7pm on cable access channel 10...."

Oct. 14, 2007 Screens Post by Belinda Acosta

Study Shows Growing Racial Disparities in APD Traffic Stops and Arrests
Black, Hispanic drivers overrepresented in police enforcement
"...From 2015 to 2018, Black and Hispanic drivers in Austin were stopped and arrested by the..."

Jan. 30, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Farewell and “Gracias” to Gus Garcia, Austin Trailblazer
Hispanic activist, former trustee, council member, mayor died Monday, at 84
"...on the Austin ISD board of trustees (as first Hispanic trustee and then chair), where he helped initiate Austin..."

Dec. 21, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

David Van Os on Single-Member Districts
Texas attorney on the history of the "gentlemen’s agreement"
"...African-Americans and one seat on the City Council for Hispanics. The “gentlemen’s agreement” is not just a myth or..."

Feb. 28, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

American Me
Olmos delivers a stark and unflinching study of the self-destructive perpetuation of violence, crime, and gang warfare in the Hispanic-American community.
"...perpetuation of violence, crime and gang warfare in the Hispanic-American community. The movie looks at three generations of one..."

March 20, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

APD Weed Arrests Decline, but Racial Disparities Remain
Of the 86 people jailed, 41 were Hispanic, 31 were African American, and 14 were Caucasian
"...Sept. 10. Among the 86 individuals jailed, 41 were Hispanic, 31 were African American, and 14 were Caucasian...."

Sept. 20, 2019 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Adler Pulls Frank Rodriguez Nomination
Aide won't serve on Charter Review Commission
"...Rodriguez, a mayoral aide and one of Austin’s longest-serving Hispanic community advocates, from consideration to join the city’s new..."

Nov. 1, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

“Young Latino Artists 22: ¡Ahora!” at Mexic-Arte Museum
At a time when Hispanic identity is ever more complex, the artists in “YLA 22” seem pretty sure of their own
"...exploring varying spheres of identity at a time when Hispanic identity itself has become an ever more complex system..."

Aug. 18, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Gangster Squad
Despite uneven filmmaking and questionable facts, an extraordinary cast brings this story about mobster Mickey Cohen's attempted takeover of L.A. and the handful of honest cops who thwarted him.
"...and old-timer Max Kennard (Patrick) brings along his young Hispanic protégé Navidad Ramirez (Peña), while Officer Conway Keeler (Ribisi)..."

Jan. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

From Prada to Nada
Former Spy Kid Alexa Vega co-stars in this comedy that provides a Hispanic spin on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.
"...manners. Aimed, for all intents and purposes, at the Hispanic moviegoing public, From Prada to Nada follows the downward..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Welcome to El Partido de Té
Can the GOP expand and base-pander at the same time?
" hand, the Republican Party of Texas launched its Hispanic Republicans of Texas political action committee on Tuesday. On..."

July 23, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Nothing Like the Holidays
This Christmas-themed movie centers on a family gathering in Chicago's Humboldt Park, a predominantly Puerto Rican section of the city.
" Christmas drama, featuring a veritable checklist of prominent Hispanic actors, falls victim to the shortcoming so prevalent in..."

Dec. 19, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

"...its gangster cliché origins. Skewing it all from a Hispanic perspective is a grand idea, but there's fewer bodega-candles..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...its objective. It accurately portrays the apolitical black and Hispanic drag queens as unwitting revolutionaries who simply refused to..."

Sept. 20, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Lotto Land
"...the center are a young black man and a Hispanic woman, both high school seniors, both living with single..."

Oct. 6, 1995 Movie Review by Patrick Taggart

"...of thugs led by the sheriff's son (Wiles). His Hispanic girlfriend Donna (Hayek), living with her Anglo parents, is..."

July 22, 1994 Movie Review by Louis Black

"...(Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez is especially nonexistent as the only Hispanic prisoner in sight). Only Jeffrey Combs (late of Re-Animator),..."

Sept. 10, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In the Soup
This Sundance multiaward-winner provides a fantastic showcase for the outsized vitality of Seymour Cassell, who plays a gangster investing in dour screenwriter Steve Buscemi's work.
"...of perpetually dour befuddlement and Beals' depiction of a Hispanic waitress. (Interestingly, Beals is married to director Alexandre Rockwell,..."

Aug. 6, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Street Knight
"...this silly tale about ex-cops murdering rival black and Hispanic gang members in order to start a major gang..."

March 19, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

Texas State Hosts Puntos de Vista Festival
Spanish-language documentaries produced by Hispanic students
"...a land rich with culture, and we've absorbed many Hispanic traditions of language, food, and entertainment in our daily..."

April 11, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

The Daily Hustle: 4/19/10
This post is for the birds
"...including $5 million for the Mexic-Arte Museum, a new Hispanic/Latino Community Oversight Team, and some grackle-addled proposals for what..."

April 19, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Termagant Homosexuals...
"...Even with the data suggesting the growing populace of Hispanics in the Southwest, the Hispanic community cannot unite itself..."

May 23, 1997 Column

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