Salsa is a lot of things for a lot of people. For Leila, it’s a way to show off her Mexican culture. For Carlos, it’s just something his whole family does. At Huston-Tillotson College, the celebration “Grito 2002” is also a way for African-American and Hispanic students, who don’t always mingle, to develop friendships.
Alexis Carreiro,Ruth Ann Knudsen,Jamie Lagesse,Josh Neu
Darwin Hamilton struggles with the City of Austin over an eminent domain abuse case of his property at 912 East 11th St.
Jessie Pollak,Gerald Martinez,Alex Skalomenos
Nothing like the ice cream truck on a hot Texas day. Our crew rides along with ice cream truck drivers through the neighborhood. What's your favorite? A cherry chill cup?
Megan Bennett,Traci Duran,Tony Faia,Landry Gideon
Johnny Holmes opened the doors of the Victory Grill in 1945, the first customers being Black servicemen from Fort Hood who were not allowed in the USO or other segregated Austin clubs. This portrayal of the people behind one of Austin's original spots offers a taste of authentic Blues and Jazz and down-home hospitality.
Carlyn Hudson,Creston Whittington,Benjamin Lyon,Hannah Kitziger
When the Holly power plant was built in the 1960s, no one in the city government cared that it was being located in a residential neighborhood in the heart of Mexican-American East Austin. In 2001, an accident at the plant reminded the city that the danger is still real, and raised the buried questions of environmental racism to the surface.
Apolinar Garza,Matthew Drenik,Kevin Terrill
2011 - Hosea Hargrove is a legend of Texas post-WWII Blues. He lives, gardens, and plays the Blues in Austin, TX. Produced by Preston Hicks, Anthony Montemayor, Melissa Moralez, and Ryan Smith.
Update: Hosea died on September 5, 2018. https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily...
Preston Hicks,Anthony Montemayor,Melissa Moralez,Ryan Smith
Roller Derby is alive and well in Austin and Rebecca Gutierrez (aka radioACTIVE) is here to talk about it. While it didn't exactly save her life, it definitely gave her another way to have some fun. Meet radioActive, Cherry Crush, and the other Hot Rod Honeys who are part of the txrollergirls.com scene.
Wayne Cheong,Jeb Kendrick
David Elkins,Chris Case
Is art "just art"? At the George Washington Carver Museum, people say it's a lot more than something pretty to hang on the wall. Rather, it's a way African-Americans can present their own visions of the world, and reflect their pride in their culture.
The taco: it's a perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. One of the many fine Tex-Mex establishments in East Austin is Juan in a Million, where the people are friendly and the tacos, migas, and menudo won't leave you hungry.
John Cazeras is the owner of the Green and White. This East Austin landmark has changed roles over time. Formerly a neighborhood grocery store it now offers more esoteric goods, from herbs and incense to lucky candles and arcane artifacts. His clientele is growing. La India or La Mistica is one of his regular customers. She also has her own business in the store. She can break a curse or give you a reading. A film by Caitlin Diaz, Araceli Jaime,Lauren Pruitt, and Jazmine Ulloa.
Caitlin Diaz,Araceli Jaime,Jazmine Ulloa
When the developers came knocking, Senora Lopez said no. She spent her whole life working to buy her house, and she's going to die there. Even as the rest of the block is razed, and plans progress for a high-rise, her bungalow on Ninth Street stands as testament to her force of will.
Andrew Cadelago, Lauren Hardy, Isaac Simon
People leave their homes and move to the United States for many reasons. As Francisco Rodriguez explains, the move may be difficult, but it also comes with rewards.
Raul Erivez,Eric Jenkins,Andrew Lasky,Amy Mullin,Steven Ray
Writer, storyteller, slam poet, Lacey Roop, performing and just talking about life and art.
Champion boxer Ann Wolfe wasn't always on top of the world. On the contrary: boxing gave her a way out of poverty, personal tragedy, and homelessness. Now it gives her a way to share something with East Austin kids, and to live her philosophy that it's the people whose lives you touch that really make a difference. (And as an added bonus, it gives her a way to make fools of a lot of guys who think women can't box.)
Amy Khoshbin,Matthew Carey,Aaron Castillo
LBJ High School in East Austin has a magnet program and a non-magnet program in one building. The magnet school draws kids from all over Austin, while the non-magnet is mainly local students. Students from both schools discuss their high school experience.
Vanessa Orr,Mariah Taylor
Jeff Gipson,Joshua Tate,Yuta Yamaguchi
Manuel Almarez remembers what it’s like to be in a combat zone—sometimes all too vividly.
At Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, there's a lot more going on than religious services. One of the many ways the community uses the church is for an after-school tutoring program where older students help younger ones—and learn a lot in the process.
Chip McElroy has one goal: world domination. That, and brewing the finest beer in East Austin. His Live Oak brewery has been bubbling, fizzing, and chilling since 1997, and even Chip is surprised how well things have gone. In this unconventional look at the beer-making process, Chip explains how higher education really does help one brew up a fine lager, ale, or hefeweisen.
Luissana Santibañez’s family is torn apart when their mother is arrested and detained in the infamous Hutto immigration detention center, near Houston Luissana must now care for her three siblings, all U.S. citizens, using her student loans and welfare. What has happened to Luissana’s family is happening to families all across America.
Luissana’s parents are both Mexican nationals with no green card. When her father is deported, her mother is forced to find employment to support her family. Luciana’s mother was arrested by ICE officials during a routine traffic accident involving the van in which she was riding. She has been detained for the past 15 months. If their mother gets deported, the Santibañez children will be forced to move to Mexico, a country and culture they do not know, radically changing their educations and their futures.
Luissana Santibanez,Jenny Alvarado,Sarah Lim