In the past two editions of the ever-growing Tucson Festival of Books, TUSD’s now defunct Mexican-American Studies program has occupied a sliver of space in the sprawling two-day event at the University of Arizona.
When they lived in Nicaragua, Christian Ortiz and her husband, Yasbin Herrera, learned to garden where too much water was a problem. Now living in Tucson, her hometown, their problem is exactly the opposite.
Growing up in her native Tucson, Bernadette Quiroz had long heard of a special, small Sonoran town, not far south of the border.
When U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder remarked last week that we should restore voting rights to people who have served their sentences after a felony conviction, Andy Silverman couldn’t have agreed more.
Almost 10 years ago, I met Michael McDonald in the Pueblo Gardens neighborhood, around South Campbell Avenue and East 36th Street, an overstressed area filled with struggling families.
Much has been written about the demise of Mexican-American Studies in Tucson. News reports, locally and nationally, documented the state-sponsored campaign to eliminate the once-successful education program in the Tucson Unified School District.
In last week’s column, I wrote about a historical home in the Rincon Heights neighborhood that was threatened with demolition unless it was sold.
This home at the corner of East 10th Street and North Mountain Avenue near the University of Arizona is scheduled to be demolished Monday.
In the Rincon Heights neighborhood, at the southeast corner of East 10th Street and North Mountain Avenue, sits an old, lovely home. While it is empty and in need of lots of TLC, the house still radiates yesterday’s charm and character.
This 1897 home in Rincon Heights, at East 10th Street and North Mountain Avenue, is likely to be demolished and replaced by a multi-unit apartment building.
The Rev. Emilio Chapa, left, the Rev. Gonzalo Villegas, with Margaret Gallegos and her husband, Deacon Charles A. Gallegos, will participate in the annual March For Life, Saturday, Jan. 18, from St. Augustine Cathedral on South Stone Avenue to Holy Hope Catholic Cemetery on North Oracle Road…
I can’t remember exactly when and where I first met Nancy Gallen, but it was in the late 1970s on a picket line, probably in front of a Safeway store in town. I was a student at the University of Arizona and she was the local organizer for the United Farm Workers grape boycott.
If it’s a Tuesday or Thursday morning, members of the Rattlers’ baseball team are carefully running the bases and misjudging fly balls at Mission Manor Park. What do you expect from the boys, who are over 60 years in age?
Democrats in Congress are finally getting some spine when it comes to President Obama and deportations.
I figure this is how heaven smells when I walk into Oliver Ray’s workplace. It’s the aroma of coffee.
When Tucson passed from Mexican to American hands in the mid-1800s, newcomers began to flow from the East. Not all of them spoke English, either. Some spoke Yiddish or an Eastern European language.
As the Latino population continues to increase in Pima County and in the state, it portends positive dividends for businesses seeking to grow. But at the same time, it poses a challenge for all Arizona residents, according to a report released Thursday by the Tucson and Arizona Hispanic cham…
Long before President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act and even before former President Bill Clinton attempted to implement heath-care reform, Julia Corral Soto talked about providing fair and inexpensive medical services for everyone.
It was Christmas Eve 1944, and Manuel Encinas, a U.S. Army soldier, was on a reconnaissance mission.
Geraldo Cadava was born in Tucson but left when he was a child. Still, he returns often to visit family.
It was a day like another day. Before the sun rose over the Rincon Mountains, Jesús Ramón González headed off to his construction job. He left his three children, sister and parents sleeping in the home they share in South Tucson.
It was several months before Wall Street crashed, ushering in the financial maelstrom of the 1929. In Tucson, so goes the story, Grace Bakewell called her friend Clara Hughes with a grand idea: “How would you like to help me start a Junior League?”
Ron Medvescek / La Estrella de TucsónLos estudiantes Hzayana Leyva, Nubia González y Óscar Elías escuchaban atentos la charla el pasado 4 de octubre del ex senador Alfredo Gutiérrez sobre cómo este país les ha fallado a los inmigrantes. El político resaltó en entrevista la valentía del ex re…
Anyone who has remodeled an old house has made unexpected discoveries.
Teatro Libertad fue un colectivo de artistas, activistas, educadores, que unieron su energía y creatividad para dar voz a los reclamos sociales.
Cortesía de Colecciones Especiales de la UA.Este volante describe el trabajo del Teatro Libertad, un colectivo chicano de teatro bilingüe creado en 1975 y que actuó por alrededor de 15 años. La Biblioteca Central de la UA exhibe la historia de este grupo y su influencia en el debate de los t…
Teatro Libertad’s members
It was the beginning of 1975 and clamors for social change were loud.
Pardon Carla Morrison if she sounds a bit giddy about her newfound success. It’s just that the Mexican singer-songwriter did not expect her star to ascend so quickly.
Armando C. Elías loved local history. He studied it, talked about it and wrote what he discovered.
Lea Marquez-Peterson, presidenta de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Tucsón.
Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/APPedro Almodóvar, director de “I’m So Excited”, firma autógrafos a sus fans en el Festival de Cine de Los Ángeles el pasado mes de junio.
When Ray Suarez, the senior correspondent for the PBS “Newshour” program, began to write about Latinos in the United States, he began with a conundrum: how to compress centuries of history into a book that could be accessible to a teenager as well as an adult.
foto de archivo/La estrella de TucsónEn una foto de 2003, Mary Helen Aguilar visita la tumba de su hermano, José Manuel Quesney, en el panteón de South Lawn. La familia de Quesney celebró su vida y su memoria el pasado 15 de septiembre, 45 años después de su muerte en la guerra de Vietnam en 1968.
This afternoon, family and friends of Jose Manuel Quesney will gather at South Lawn Memorial Cemetery to remember and to celebrate him.
Cuban diva Omara Portuondo returns to Tucson with the Buena Vista Social Club, Saturday, Sept. 14, at UA Centennial Hall. Portuondo, a long time singing star, has anchored the BVSC club since the release of the orchestra's debut 1997 recording. -- Credit: Courtesy the artist.
En esta foto del 27 de octubre del 2012, el músico Carlos Santana habla en una conferencia de prensa en Nueva Delhi, India. Santana, Billy Joel, el jazzista Herbie Hancock y la estrella de la ópera Martina Arroyo son los cuatro músicos que recibirán este año honores del Centro Kennedy, junto…
When the popular Buena Vista Social Club takes to the stage Saturday at the UA’s Centennial Hall, it will come after Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca wows the audience with his brilliant jazz improvisation, Afro-Cuban songs and Middle Eastern sounds.
When the Tucson High School football team took to its home field late last month for its first game of the season, most people did not realize that the large, west-facing “T” atop the main school building looked different.
It’s highly unusual for a touring band to return to Tucson less than five months after appearing before a rousing audience.
Foto AP/Florida Keys Bureau, Andy NewmanDiana Nyad recibe atención médica luego de nadar 110 millas de Cuba a Cayo Hueso, Florida, en imagen proporcionada por Florida Keys News Bureau. Nyad, de 64 años, se convirtió en la primera persona en cruzar el Estrecho de Florida Straits sin una jaula…
In the sparsely decorated office of Tucson City Manager Richard Miranda, on the top floor of City Hall, a copy of a February 1958 Arizona Highways magazine lays on a small table. A photo of Tucson, the Santa Catalina Mountains in the background and a bank of thick white clouds in a smog-free…
Challenger Middle School is not only home to Little League Softball champions. It is home to an academic team of champions.
Typical roadside shrine in Arivaca. According to No More Deaths' volunteers, the shrine was put up near the spot were an undocumented migrant was found. 2007 file photo.
For nearly 25 years, Ana Ma, who has labored in the political worlds of Tucson and Washington, D.C., has done so behind the scenes, shunning the public light. She preferred that others stand in its brightness.
I'm feelin' blue. While the corpulent white clouds form and collect nearly every afternoon, this summer's rains haven't given us much to cheer about. Even the little rain that has managed to make its way into our water-starved valley has left me unimpressed.
When students at Sam Hughes Elementary School return to classes Thursday, they'll have a gift waiting for them. They won't have to unwrap it, but they won't be able to take it home.