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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Lesford Dixon, a carpentry teacher at Construction Careers Academy in San Antonio, named as semifinalists for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools 2018

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.

CALABASAS, Calif.— August 16, 2018.- A Texas high school skilled trades teacher is among the 52 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who were named today as semifinalists for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools 2018 Prize for Teaching Excellence and are in the running for a share of $1 million in cash prizes.

Lesford Dixon, a carpentry teacher at Construction Careers Academy in San Antonio, was chosen from among a field of more than 500 skilled trades teachers who applied for the prize. The semifinalists—some competing as individuals and some as teacher teams—hail from 27 states and specialize in trades ranging from construction and carpentry to automotive repair, welding, advanced manufacturing and agriculture mechanics.

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Texas in the number one position in the twelfth annual list of America’s Top States for Business

Since the study was introduced in 2007, Texas has placed in the top five every year and is the only state to be named a four-time winner.  This year, the state had top ten finishes in five of the ten categories of competitiveness, including two number one spots.  Texas added more than 350,000 jobs in the past year and had solid economic growth—including a 5.2% state GDP increase in the fourth quarter— putting the state in first place for the Economy category, up from number 25 last year. 

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 13, 2018—CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, unveiled the results of its twelfth annual list of America’s Top States for Business with Texas taking the number one position.  The Lone Star state scored 1,651 out of 2,500 points.

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Children, Separated Families, Faith Leaders and Artists Unite For Massive June 30 Protest Against Trump Immigration Policies in DC

Lin-Manuel Miranda, 11-year old Leah, John Tateishi, Aliza Erber, America Ferrera, Rev. Traci Blackmon, Eugenio Derbez, Diane Guerrero and others to join faith leaders, human rights advocates and many more

Washington, DC—Jun 29, 2018.- Event organizers today announced that momentum and energy is continuing to grow for a massive national day of action this Saturday June 30th, anchored by a massive protest in Washington, D.C. against family separation and other Trump administration immigration policies. Organizers also released a preliminary list of speakers for Saturday’s protests in D.C. and other major cities across the country. Attendees are encouraged to wear white to the events to show unity.

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Real Estate News: May brings record home sales in San Antonio

Homes priced below $300,000 account for more than 70 percent of San Antonio’s sales through an MLS, most of which are existing homes. The area's housing supply has provided sufficient room for growth to date but is on the brink of squeezing future transactions, as witnessed in hot housing markets across the nation. 

SAN ANTONIO, June 27, 2018.-  (Real Estate Center) – Real Estate Center research shows the local single-family sales boom continued in May, reaching a record-high 2,889 seasonally adjusted transactions through Multiple Listing Services (MLS). The area has benefitted from substantial population growth, adding nearly 500,000 residents in the past decade alone.

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Bilingual video series "Immigration 101" breaks down some of the basics of US Immigration

“Immigration 101,” is available to viewers starting today online at kcet.org/immigration and linktv.org/immigration as well as on KCET’s YouTube and social media platforms.

Burbank, Calif. – June 19, 2018 – KCETLink Media Group, a leading national independent nonprofit public broadcast and digital network, announced today the online launch of “Immigration 101,” a key initiative designed to help viewers better understand the sometimes complex and ever-changing issues involving immigration in the US.

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