Archive for August, 2017
 

 
Lydia Blanchard

Lydia Olvera Blanchard Bringing Art to the Blind and Visually Impaired

I had the pleasure of meeting Lydia and writing this article for Beyond Arts Magazine’s September issue. Lydia Olvera Blanchard had just fulfilled her dream of earning a degree in art education in 2011 when she received l...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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La Marcha 1

Video of the 1966 Civil Rights “La Marcha” in Starr County, Texas

This story was also featured in Beyond Arts Magazine’s September issue. Timing could not have been better for the Texas Historical Commission to launch its newest Texas Time Travel mobile tour application. Hispanic Texas:...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Columbus' Tomb

The Intriguing Story of Christopher Columbus and its Connection to South Texas and Northern Mexico

During a recent trip to Seville, Spain I visited its ┬áCathedral and marveled at the history and the pompousness of the structure. Inside the cathedral visitors find the “Giralda” the symbol of the city and initiall...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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TEDx McAllen. An Unforgettable Experience

TEDx McAllen: An Unforgettable Experience

TEDx McAllen is finally in my memory. The stress and anguish are gone, but a new list of friends bloomed. Nothing could be better than meeting such amazing leaders – people who are shaping and inspiring the Rio Grande Val...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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