Johnny Samaniego and Thomas Valles, members 1987 McFarland High School Championship Cross Country Team inspire thousands in El Paso to pursue a college degree

“We want to show that we were once these kids. We came from similar backgrounds and faced similar challenges growing up. But what they need to know is that no dream is too big and that through hard work, determination and the support of family and community they can achieve those dreams,” said Valles.

EL PASO, Texas – February 10, 2019.- Today, CommUNITY en ACCIÓN—a nonprofit dedicated to advocating for the Hispanic community in El Paso—held its eighth annual Young Achievers Forum (YAF) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). YAF is an education focused event that gives at-risk sixth-grade students and their families a taste of college for a day. 

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, 20% of San Antonio Seniors admit to trying online dating according to Clover Health Survey

Establishing social ties is especially important during the colder months. Additional survey results from Clover reveal 32% of San Antonio seniors feel more lonely in winter, compared to the rest of the year.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas. (Feb. 6, 2019) – Newly released survey results from Clover Health reveal 20% of San Antonio adults 60 and older have used online dating tools, such as smartphone apps and internet sites, at least once. 

Nationwide, only 18% of seniors have used these types of digital dating tools, putting Bexar County ahead of the national average.

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5 Digital Diet Solutions for Slimdown Success this New Year 

By Merilee Kern, MBA

DigitalRunLO.jpgWith the recent CES show having debuted multiple diet-focused consumer technologies, including devices that analyze the gases in people’s breath to uncover what diet improvements would be helpful for them, there is much ado about progressive digital solutions fostering slimdown success this New Year and beyond. With that in mind, here’s a roundup of five savvy tech solutions poised to help us shed those stubborn, unwanted pounds easier, more effectively and more sustainably for the long-term:

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San Antonio Seniors List Eating Healthier and Exercising More as Top New Year’s Resolutions for 2019, According to Survey

Nationally, 63% of seniors surveyed cited exercising more frequently followed by eating better (60%) as their top health goals for the year ahead.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas.- January 1st, 2019 – Newly released survey results from Clover Health highlight the most popular New Year’s resolutions for San Antonio area seniors, namely that 63% of local residents 60 and older cite eating healthier food as one of their top health goals in 2019 while 59% resolve to exercise more frequently.

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With a new film on Netflix this month, the iconoclastic auteur Alfonso Cuarón opens up about facing his insecurities

The Mexican film director has no fear of the unknown. Upon the release of his new film, “Roma,” the Oscar winner shares how he overcame feelings of insecurity and why his curiosity to explore uncharted territory is what challenges him to unlock new levels of creative freedom.

By MARCO PAYÁN/The Red Bulletin

Alfonso Cuarón does not like to repeat himself.

Over the course of his nearly 30-year career, the acclaimed director has created eight distinctive universes, an octet of films not bound by genre or geography — from the enchanting fairy tale “A Little Princess” and the coming-of-age road trip “Y Tu Mamá También” to the apocalyptic nightmare of “Children of Men” and his Oscar-winning turn in space with “Gravity.”

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Andrew Saucedo a San Antonio native earns Military Excellence Award at Recruit Training Command

The Navy Club of the United States Military Excellence Award is the top award presented to the No. 1 recruit of their graduating training group. The MEA is awarded to the recruit that best exemplifies the qualities of enthusiasm, devotion to duty, military bearing and teamwork. The award placed him at the pinnacle of today’s newest Sailors; he was awarded a flag letter of commendation for his achievements.

GREAT LAKES, Ill. – November 21, 2018.-  Seaman Recruit Andrew Saucedo, a San Antonio native, graduated as top Sailor from Recruit Training Command, Division 012, earning the Military Excellence Award.

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Lesford Dixon, who teaches carpentry at Construction Careers Academy (CCA) in San Antonio, will receive a $50,000 Award

Dixon has worked in construction for 18 years in three countries but is most proud of building the carpentry program at Construction Careers Academy. Dixon teaches his students how to build houses, and he brings the work and skills to life through stories of his work experiences and early life in Jamaica. In addition to being a licensed home inspector, he is an adjunct professor of construction technology at St. Phillips Community College and a National Center for Construction Education & Research certified instructor.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas.- November 17th, 2018.- A carpentry teacher from San Antonio has won second-place in the 2018 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence, earning him and his high school skilled trades program $50,000 as part of $1 million awarded nationally.

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Four Latina veterans from across the Armed Forces will be recognized for their leadership and service to the nation

The awardees, Ret. Major General Angela Salinas, Colonel Ivette Falto-Heck, PhD., Rear Admiral Christina Alvarado, and Brigadier General Irene Zoppi, will be honored at the ceremony on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

(Washington, DC.- November 14th, 2018) – Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) announced today that among the awardees at the 2018 American Latino Influencer Awards (ALIAs) ceremony will be four recipients of the Valor Award, an award to honor Latino and Latina veterans whose sacrifices for our nation and our freedoms embody the legacy of Latinx military service in the United States.

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Stephanie Urbina Jones makes history in Grand Ole Opry debut as the first female artist to perform with mariachis

Jones was joined on stage by her producer Patterson Barrett and seven-piece band, Mariachi Internacional Nueva Galicia. Jones’ appearance marks the first time in the Opry’s 93-year history that a woman performed on the iconic stage with mariachis — a designation fitting for Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), which the Opry marked by hosting this performance. 

Nashville, TN  – October 7, 2018 — Stephanie Urbina Jones made her Grand Ole Opry debut on Tuesday, October 2 to a standing ovation. For Jones, performing on the Opry stage alongside mariachis has been a life-long dream, and if the audience reaction is any indication, Jones made their dreams come true as well.

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Noticias Telemundo wins a News and Documentary Emmy® Award in the category of Journalism in Spanish for “Los Nadien”

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The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards ceremony took place at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P Rose Hall in the Time Warner Complex at Columbus Circle in New York City. The event was attended by more than 1,000 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists.

Miami –October 3, 2018 – Noticias Telemundo was awarded a News and Documentary Emmy® Award in the category of Outstanding Investigative Journalism in Spanish for “Los Nadien,” a two-part report produced by Noticias Telemundo Investiga. “Los Nadien” offers an inside look at the dangerous expedition of migrants attempting to reach U.S. soil and sheds light onto the experience of children born during the journey.

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