Understanding your home insurance policy

Scheduling a time to sit with your insurance agent once a year and review policies can help prepare a homeowner for unpredictable circumstances and provide added discounts. Questions on any changes being considered or made to the home should be mentioned at this time.   It is a great time to review any claims that are […]

Huston-Tillotson University commemorates 135 year history

A four-day celebration will commemorate the 135th anniversary for Austin’s oldest institution of higher education-Huston-Tillotson University. The University, a symbol of hope, with roots dating back to 1875 for Tillotson College and 1876 for Samuel Huston College, was founded by The United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ to educate freed slaves. Its […]

Backpacks for underprivileged students

Mano de Cristo’s goal is to provide more than 2200 students from pre-kindergarten through 5th grade with school supplies, backpacks, and clothing (2 changes of clothes, socks, and underwear) for the upcoming school year from August 2-6 and August 9-13 at the Travis County Building, 5335 Airport Blvd. “There is a difference between students coming […]

2010 HSC Scholar Leadership Conference

Empowering young Hispanic students for personal and professional success beyond degree attainment Austin, TX – The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium (HSC) will host its annual Scholar Leadership Conference on August 3–5, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Austin. The conference aims to empower scholars to enter the workforce as leaders upon degree attainment. Throughout the conference, […]

Pilot Leadership Academy to Prepare Central Texas Students for Future Challenges

AUSTIN, Texas — Fifty students from Central Texas high schools will arrive at The University of Texas at Austin on July 18, to begin an intensive four-day leadership academy designed to give them the skills to address the needs of the next generation, including a growing Hispanic population that has become the largest and youngest […]

Fitness fair focuses on combating Hispanic obesity trend

The largest gathering of sports and fitness groups in Central Texas is mobilizing this Saturday, July 17, to inspire Hispanic families to lead healthier lifestyles. Athletes from the Austin Aztex, the Austin Toros, the Round Rock Express, and the Texas Stars, along with 150 fitness guides, wellness specialists, counselors, and non-profit representatives, will be at […]

MBA associations gear up for 2010 Texas LEAD Conference

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) kicked off July with a pre-conference Salsa and Soul mixer at Copa on July 2. Both Austin chapters are gearing up for the 2010 Texas LEAD, the 8th annual professional development conference on leadership, education, and diversity taking place on July […]

El Ranchito: Teaching urban kids the beauty of nature

Nature—we’ve all experienced it. We feel calmness and a sense of freedom from the cares of everyday life when we’re surrounded by it. Birds welcoming the morning; cicadas singing through the night. When immersed in it, something about it moves us to enjoy profound breaths which, unbeknownst to us, reconnect us to the surrounding beautiful […]

Big Brother & Little Brother Austinites Revisit White House

Austin attorney and Big Brother mentor Ben De Leon and his little brother for five years, Anthony Saldana, have been invited to attend an event on mentoring at the White House on Monday, June 21, 2010.  This is not the first time the pair has been invited to meet with President Obama. After winning the […]

$10.5M multi-use indoor sports facility planned for East Austin

Developers plan to bring jobs, an anticipated $2 million dollars in revenue a year, as well as a healthier lifestyle and a safe place to play, to the East Austin community. The Central Texas Sports Alliance (CTSA) plans to start building an indoor/outdoor multi-use sports facility on a large plot of land on Springdale Road, […]

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