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Hugs Not Walls

Irving Castillo hadn’t seen his family in fifteen years. At the ’Hugs Not Walls’ event, they were able to reunite—for 180 seconds.

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Telling the Story of a Texas Freedom Colony Through Decades of Photos

The Upshaws of County Line, a new book and exhibit currently at the Museum of the Big Bend, chronicles a safe haven established by African American Texans.

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At SXSW, the Pop-Up Abolish ICEbox Exhibits the Painful Conditions Asylum Seekers Face

RAICES brings a challenging immersive experience to an event overrun by corporate brand ”activations.”

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Honoring My Loved Ones on Día de los Muertos

I’ve struggled to keep my grandma and aunt with me since their deaths. But this year, I decided to honor their memories—and show them my life as an adult—by making my first día de los muertos altar.

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With the retirement of his jersey, the Spurs and the city of San Antonio honor Manu Ginobili and how he changed the game.

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Chasing Escobar

Javier Peña, as a character, was popularized through the Netflix series ’Narcos.’ But the story of the real Peña—who lives in San Antonio—and his quest to end the reign of Pablo Escobar is bigger than a screen.

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Famed Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Perform on Laredo’s International Bridge

Following a Friday concert in San Antonio, Ma will travel to the border to celebrate the region’s culture and spark conversations about all that unifies Mexicans and Americans.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Outdraws Presidential Candidates at SXSW

The freshman congresswoman even took a question from Bill Nye, the Science Guy.

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At the Altars

Six ofrendas created by San Antonians to celebrate día de los muertos.

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The Queen of Cumbia’s birthday may become an annual day of recognition in the state of Texas.

— CAT CARDENAS —

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