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Excerpts about Jovita Idar from the award-winning book, “Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability and Rights,” by Dr. Gabriela González Foreword By R. Eguia This month,the staff of La Prensa Texas have looked back on the accomplishments of the Latinx people in this state that have paved the way for us to grow. As a long time reporter who studied journalism in college, I was so surprised to just now be learning of the accomplishments of the Laredo born, Tejana Icon, Jovita Idar. The book,“Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability and Rights,” by Dr. Gabriela González provides...

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Emerson Fittipaldi

By Leonard Rodriguez This column highlights inspiring stories of Latino leaders. For more than 500 years, Latino men and wom- en have positively influenced the face of United States so- ciety. Let us celebrate these outstanding hispanics. Emerson Fittipaldi A two-time world driving champion and two-time Indy 500 winner, Emerson Fittipaldi is one of the greatest Formula 1 and IndyCar drivers in history. Born in Brazil, he grew up around racing and worked as a mechanic as a teen. He has made a significant contri- bution to World Wide Open Wheel racing, winning number numerous titles, poles, sponsor- ships...

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Alberto González guió al triunfo a Cachorros de Nava vs. Potosinos Águilas y Mineros victoriosos en partidos amistosos de Liga Potranco Abierta

Por Sendero Deportivo La onceava fecha de la temporada Veteranos Verano Liga Potranco 2019, registró interesantes resultados, con espectaculares jugadas y beisbolistas destacándose en el terreno de juego. Así como las estrategias de los managers de equipos que estuvieron buscando llevarse la victoria. En el partido Cachorros de Nava y Potosinos, el lanzador Alberto González, lanzando nueve entradas (toda la ruta), se agenció la importante victoria con pizarra de 14 a 4 carreras. Potosinos, tuvo en la lomita de los disparos al abridor Calixto Moreno, seguido por los relevistas Alfredo Obregón y Daniel Amaro. El timonel de Cachorros, Alejandro...

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New AVANCE Leadership Leads to New Advancements in Pre K Preparation

By M. Teresa Granillo, Ph.D., MSW In June 2019, AVANCE, Inc. brought on a new CEO to lead the organization’s innovation and expansion efforts. Dr. Teresa Granillo came to AVANCE, Inc. with experience as a research professor and as an executive director in the nonprofit sector, but she was initially drawn to the AVANCE mission by her personal experience. Having grown up in a low-income, single-parent household, Dr. Granillo knows firsthand the impact education has on ending intergenerational poverty. This past year, across its network of chapter and regional offices and licensees, AVANCE served over 7,000 families. While this is an incredible reach, it represents only a fraction of the much greater need. Dr. Granillo and her team understand that need and are focused on growing the organization’s impact to be able to reach all the parents and young children who could benefit from their evidence-based, culturally responsive programming. To accomplish that type of growth, the AVANCE, Inc. team has been exploring strategic partnerships and innovations, like the use of technology to deliver AVANCE programs to families who live outside current service areas. The organization has also been in talks with other providers and programs in the early childhood education field to see where there is alignment with the AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP) and evaluate the possibility of partnerships that make sense for providing holistic services to parents...

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