Monthly Archives: July 2015

Meet the Candidates for Houston’s Next Mayor

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Houston’s Mayoral campaign has begun. This global city faces new challenges in the areas of public policies, urban re-structuring, budget, environment and transportation. Referring to this metropolis, Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research notes that “no city more clearly exemplifies the trends that are rapidly refashioning the social and political landscape across all of urban America.” The elections to […]

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Conservative Texas Leaders Agree on the Need For a More Productive Immigration Conversation

By Brenda Kirk With the State Legislature headed home for the next months without passing any of the negative bills related to immigration, it’s safe to say that our state’s communities have made it out unscathed. Senate Bill 1819, proposed to exclude non-citizens from in-state tuition rates at Texas public colleges and universities. Through Senate Bill 185, some legislators urged […]

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United Way Develops a Program To Engage the Hispanic Community

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The Hispanic Outreach Program at the Montgomery County United Way (MCUW) was launched in response to the tremendous growth in the county’s Hispanic population. The program aims to address the educational, health, and financial needs of the Hispanic community; to connect them with volunteer opportunities, and to assist other non-profit organizations in better serving the Hispanic community. The Hispanic Outreach […]

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The Route of Quinua

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By María Clara de Greiff Quinua, also known as quinoa, is the quintessential Andean seed grown in the Andes of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile. For more than 5,000 years, it has been consumed by the Andean people almost as much as potato. Currently, Bolivia stands out as one of the largest producers of this nutritious seed; which has […]

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Making an Impression: The College Interview

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  By Susy Brown Interviews are opportunities given to prospective students and colleges to yield good impressions. It helps to see if the college is a good match for the student and the student for the university. Most of that college interview is meant to help and rarely to put the student in an uncomfortable situation to make him/her feel […]

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Houston’s Emmy Award Winning Presents Workshop

Every day, people record their public and private moments with the ease of a simple click, but how can they shape them into stories that communicate the meaning of their experiences? The workshop, held in the Museum District, will teach attendees how to create meaningful video narratives without expensive equipment or prior experience. Through hands-on training, participants will discover how […]

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UDLAP Presented The First Edition of the Global Impunity Index

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San Antonio, TX.- By invitation from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista, President of Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) presented the first edition of the Global Impunity Index (IGI, from its acronym in Spanish) to San Antonio’s academics, businessmen […]

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New Consul General of Mexico in Houston Met with the Mexican Entrepreneurs Association-The Woodlands

Attorney Oscar Rodriguez Cabrera, the new consul general of Mexico in Houston, met with  members of the Mexican Entrepreneurs Association-The Woodlands Chapter, better known as AEM, on June 3, at the Carlton Woods Club House. Rodriguez Cabrera focused his speech on the energy reform in Mexico. He appeared enthusiastic about the opportunities arising between Mexico and Houston. “It is a […]

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