From being an ‘add on’ to ‘the story,’ one Latina journalist is elevating the voices in her community
Growing up along the South Texas border, Nancy Flores, the daughter of two Mexican immigrants, made it her mission to uplift the voices of Latinos "a long time ago."
The newest media company to cover Austin FC and soccer at all levels statewide has revealed its name, launch date and site as of Wednesday after journalists of the publication have been teasing the project for months.
The publication, named The Striker Texas, launched its site, TheStrikerTexas.com, which is taking emails for updates on the publication. Its site and app will have the latest soccer news in Texas starting next month, ahead of the Austin FC season opener.
After 32 years at the Austin American-Statesman, Executive Editor John Bridges is retiring, the newspaper announced Friday. He will be succeeded by ProPublica's Manny Garcia.
"It's an honor to be given the opportunity to lead the Austin American-Statesman as it turns 150 years old," Garcia told the Statesman. "I'm being handed the keys to a wonderful franchise, with a terrific team and I can't wait for us to begin this journey together."
Garcia led ProPublica's Austin-based investigative partnership with the Texas Tribune. In taking the new role, he will also serve at the organization's vice president.
The transition will take place next month, with Bridges officially leaving the organization in March.
If you've seen the screen above on your TV, you're not alone. DIRECT-TV, AT&T TV and U-Verse all lost channels recently due to disputes surrounding carriage fees with parent company Tegna Broadcasting.
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