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Connexion W: One year making history


With this edition, Connexion W celebrates one year of being in existence. We are a product of our society’s undergoing rapid change. On a cultural, economic and social level, every month we feature events, personalities and services that have a positive impact on our community and environment. To commemorate this anniversary, we have invited some leaders to share their opinions […]

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Public Trust and Safety Are Essential in Immigrant Communities


Recent incidents have raised questions as to whether local law enforcement should be responsible for enforcing federal immigration law. No one wants violent crime in our communities. For people who are threats to national security or suspected of felony offenses and without legal status, local law enforcement agencies should and do cooperate with federal immigration officials. Violent offenders who lack […]

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Mexico on the Skin, A Synesthesia Festival in Xcaret


Sung by singers at the lavish park Xcaret, “México en la piel” (Mexico on the Skin), is the Grand Finale for the musical “México Espectacular” (Spectacular Mexico). This show, a celebration of “synesthesia” – a stimulus that captivates each of the senses and invites them to travel through time and cosmos simultaneously- allows the audience to experience the history of […]

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How Will You Save for Higher Education?


College costs are growing at a significant rate. Paying for a child’s or grandchild’s college education tomorrow requires forward thinking and planning today. Fact: In the past 10 years, the average inflation-adjusted cost of tuition and fees has risen by 26% at private four-year colleges and just under 66% at four-year public colleges. How should parents or grandparents save for […]

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Gear your children up for back to school

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“Let’s go! Let’s go! Come on, you’re going to miss the bus! Did you make your lunch? It’s not my responsibility. Did you brush your teeth yet? Let’s go! I’m leaving… Now!” These are words heard in almost every household with school-age children on that first week of school. Whether you are ready or not, it’s time to start gearing […]

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Houston Can Help New Americans Thrive


What an exciting time to be in Houston: we live in one of the fastest-growing cities in the country with substantial demographic changes taking place within less than one generation. Houston, with its vibrant patchwork of immigrant communities, offers a glimpse of what the United States will look like in a not-toodistant future. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, immigrants […]

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Salsa is Alive and Well


Musical festivals around the world are a great opportunity to delve into a certain musical genre. Downtown Houston was host on July 12, to the Colombian Fest, one of the most widely attended and best known annual events in the United States, which celebrates the independence of this South American country. Connexion W was there to talk with two of […]

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Stories of a Mom


BY ALBA MALAVER ConnexionW pays tribute to these wonderful human beings In a changing and global society, being a mom means taking on new challenges and responsibilities. The communications and information era came to revolutionize the family concept, but the devotion and affection of a mother ≠havenít changed. We congratulate all the women who have taken up this vocation. To […]

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