University of Texas at Austin Looks To Expand Programming In Mexico
University of Texas at Austin Looks To Expand Programming In Mexico
By Cindy Casares | 01/27/2016 - 11:35

While Texas politicians call for the federal government to “


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‘Invisible In Austin’ Looks At Being Poor In One Of America’s Hippest Cities
‘Invisible In Austin’ Looks at Being Poor in One of America’s Hippest Cities
By Cindy Casares | 10/22/2015 - 17:32

A new book from a group of social researchers at the University of Texas at Austin examines the personal stories of so-called invisible members of Austin. Invisible In Austin is described on its website as “an examination of the lived experiences of social suffering in Austin, Texas—a thriving, rapidly-growing, highly unequal, and segregated technopolis.


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Austin Commissions Piñata Statues To Remember Demolished Piñata Store
Texas Commissions Piñata Statues to Remember Demolished Piñata Store
By Cindy Casares | 10/22/2015 - 13:06

The City of Austin’s public arts program is helping to sponsor a "herd of massive piñata burros" as a tribute to


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Latina's Guide to Austin: Where to Eat, Drink, and Play
Latina's Guide to Austin: Where to Eat, Drink, and Play
By Kelli Acciardo | 10/14/2015 - 16:12

Everything is bigger (and better) in Texas.
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Austin, Texas Likes Cats More Than Mexicans
Demolished Piñata Store Replaced With Parking Lot For Cat-Friendly Café
By Cindy Casares | 08/18/2015 - 15:24

Here’s a disheartening update to the Jumpolin story. Earlier this year, an immigrant couple from Mexico had their East Austin piñata store bulldozed to make way for a SXSW party. Well, the Austin Chronicle reports that Jumpolin’s former location has been leased to a new enterprise called the Blue Cat Café. The café made local headlines after the owner began a fundraising campaign to get her business plan off the ground: an establishment where patrons can visit with Humane Society cats as they drink coffee and dine at food trucks.


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Austin City Manager Hires Consultant To Explain How to Work With Women
Austin City Manager Hires Consultant To Explain How to Work With Women
By Cindy Casares | 05/18/2015 - 15:36

The City of Austin has once again proven its liberal, progressive reputation to be false by holding


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Austin Landlords Demolish Piñata Store For SXSW, Calls Mexican Tenants ‘Roaches’
Austin Landlords Demolish Piñata Store For SXSW, Call Mexican Tenants ‘Roaches’
By Cindy Casares | 03/16/2015 - 17:29

The morning of February 12, 2015, Austinite Sergio Lejarazu was driving past his small business, a piñata and bouncy house store called Jumpolin at


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Jon Favreau and Sofia Vergara in The Chef
SXSW 2014 Preview: 5 Things I Can't Wait For
By Irina Gonzalez | 03/05/2014 - 08:41

If you're a fan of film or music, then you have probably heart of the immensely popular South by South West (SXSW Music Film Interactive) conferenc


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