Soldiers in la Guerra

Soldiers in la Guerra

By Deborah Paredez – NYTimes.com – Photo: Gilberto C. Villarreal, the author’s father, in Vietnam. The Edgewood Independent School District, located in a predominantly lower-income Mexican immigrant and Mexican-American west side neighborhood of San...
Luciana Vega, New “American Girl” doll, launched by Mattel

Luciana Vega, New “American Girl” doll, launched by Mattel

By MoneyWatch – CBSNews.com – Image: American Girl doll/Mattel. Mattel consulted with an actual female astronaut, Megan McArthur Behnken, and other NASA scientists in developing the doll named Luciana Vega. That included  American Girl  designers visiting...
Mexican Immigrant Earns Medal of Honor During World War II

Mexican Immigrant Earns Medal of Honor During World War II

By Katie Lange – DODLive.mil – National Archives photo. Photo: President Harry Truman awards the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Macario Garcia in 1945. Medal of Honor recipient, Army Staff Sgt. Macario Garcia, became the first Mexican immigrant to earn...
Texas’ first Hispanic female sheriff enters governor’s race

Texas’ first Hispanic female sheriff enters governor’s race

By Paul J. Weber, Associated Press – ABCNews.Go.com – Photo: The Associated Press. Texas’ first Hispanic female sheriff announced Wednesday she is running for governor in 2018, making her the biggest Democrat in the race to challenge Republican Gov....