The Paisano

Us and them: even after death

Us and them: even after death

Analisa Sulaica

August 27, 2019

“The Cemeteries were separated by religion: Catholics and Protestants.” I wonder if the tour guide actually believes what he’s saying as he leads me through a cemetery. The names on the tombstones are very different from the one my family carries. I can’t help but feel erased. I know the tru...

We’re still here

“Genetic Memory: Xinachtli to Xochitl,” 2018, Jake Prendez

Sydney Jensen

March 27, 2019

The current exhibition at the Centro de Artes Gallery, “Nuestra Latinidad”, consists of artwork from four solo shows which explore identity and connection to one’s heritage and Latinx culture through photography, paintings and drawings. These shows feature pieces from artists of Mexican descent...

Popping off

The muffler family welcomes guests.

Alfonzo Mendoza

February 6, 2019

Brownsville native Cande Aguilar is revolutionizing the meaning of cultural imagery in the world of modern art. His work, displayed at the McNay Museum of Art, is part of his barrioPOP art collection that utilizes a set ideas and social norms that commonly exist in border towns and amongst Mexican-Amer...

We “Remember the Alamo…” but do we remember correctly? (Commentary)


Raquel Zuniga

April 20, 2017

Since I was born and raised in San Antonio, you would think that I have some basic knowledge of the weeklong event in April that takes place in the heart of my hometown, right? Wrong. Growing up, I would sit around the T.V. with my family to watch the decorated floats pass through downtown for the B...

Proposed Mexican-American studies textbook fails to live up to standards of Texas education

José Menéndez

July 8, 2016

Guest op-ed by José Menéndez, Texas State Senator, District 26 When the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE)  voted to add Mexican-American studies to Texas curricula as an official course two years ago, it was already long overdue. More than half of Texas public school students are Hispanic, an...