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Texas Mexican Fusion

Since the 1900s, awareness of the Mexican American experience has grown, producing a myriad of fictional novels to be published. However, from the Tejano perspective, accurate Mexican American historical fiction about the time when Texas was a territory being fought between Mexico and the United States is still underrepresented. Historical Fiction stories about that time

Literary Women of the Nineteenth Century

Photo from Wiki/Matto Literary Latin-American women of the 19th century are seldom acknowledged. In celebration of Women’s History Month I dedicate this blog to some of those Ladies of the Quill who served as inspiring examples of the sisterhood. Juana Manuela Gorriti In 1845, the city of Lima, Peru, enjoyed the novel “La Quena,” Juana

San Valentin

Moon of Young Love by Roberto Rios, acrylic on canvas from the private collection of Eduardo and Moneta Rios Seventeen centuries after San Valentino of Turni’s death, we still celebrate his message of love across the World. In some Latin American countries, including Mexico and Ecuador, Valentine’s Day is a holiday to celebrate not only

Family Histories Workshop

We held the first of four Family Histories Workshops at the San Marcos Hispanic Cultural Center on February 4, 2023. Participants: standing from left-to-right Margie Villalpando, Irma Gaitan, Ovelia Mercado, our guest speaker was Gina Alba-Rogers from the Council for the Indigenous and Tejano Community, Adria Cruz Tabor, Gloria De Leon, Margarita Gutierrez, Shannon Fitzpatrick,

Seeking Freedom

Image by Pixabay    On January 1, since 1863, we celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States. There is a long history of enslaved freedom seekers in the Americas.    On December 5, 1492, Christopher Columbus anchored in Española (Little Spain), the second largest island of the West Indies. The island is now known