Texas finances and Education: It Goes on
Raymund Paredes was quoted on a Austin-American Statesman regarding Scott Hochberg Hochberg, chairman of the Texas House appropriations subcommittee on education. In Texas' ever growing initiative to cut off higher education funding to people of color and the poor, Paredes is quoted. READ MORE. Also see "Raymund Paredes: Why TEXAS Grants should factor in academic performance."
Also, see "Budget cuts likely to mean fewer black, Hispanic students in Texas colleges" and "Coordinating Board proposes formula change."
Zeta Acosta, Hunter S. Thompson: Lost Interview
Oscar Zeta Acosta is mentioned an article by Ian Johnston on Hunter S. Thompson about an unpublished interview with Thompson. (The Quetus). READ MORE. Also, check out The Generalist Blog for a good post on Acosta: "The story goes as follows. Oscar Zeta Acosta was the model for the attorney in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’, portrayed in the two movie versions of the story by Peter Boyle an"d Benito del Toro." READ MORE.
|Above left, Sal Castro, right Mario T. Garcia|
Mario T. Garcia visits the hometown
Mario T. Garcia was in town for the Texas Historical Association conference. He did two presentation at New Mexico State University and UT El Paso on his book
"Blowout! Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice" (The University of North Carolina Press, $34.95) by Castro and Mario T. García. Check out Dennis Bixler-Marquez' review in the El Paso Times: "Pivotal protests: New history provides important documentation of L.A. student walkouts."
Review Pop Up: Ray Gonzalez and Pat Mora
A few dated review have popped up on Publsihers Weekly. See a review of Ray Gonzalez The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande and Pat Mora's This Big Sky.
MySpace, your Space
There is a MySpace page for Claudia Guadalupe Martinez. Check it out.
Stavans and Morton on Oscar Zeta Acosta and "Zeta"
A neat article on Carlos Morton and Ilan Stavan's and their play "Zeta" on The Wicked Local: "Ghost of Oscar Acosta zones in at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater": "The play “Zeta” is the result of a chance conversation Stavans had with Carlos Morton, a prominent Mexican-American playwright, when they ran into each other in California a few years ago. Morton encouraged Stavans to follow his dream to write a play about Acosta, and Stavans asked Morton to collaborate. That conversation led to an early draft, and the two playwrights discovered they worked well together." READ MORE.
Pat Mora on Youtube.com
There is a little post on Pat Mora including a video about how she came to be a children's writer. READ MORE.