PUENTES

Emily Guerra covers the people and issues important to our growing Hispanic communities.

Out of the Shadows: The Women of Southern New Mexico

Dec 12, 2012

December 12, 2012 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board member, Martha Shipman Andrews, who was recently appointed to NMHRAB, by Governor Susana Martinez. NMHRAB is a branch of the National Archives and Records Administration. It reviews grant proposals for projects that identify, preserve, increase accessibility to, and promotes the use of New Mexico’s Historical records and documents.

Rotary Club's "Don't Meth With Us Project"

Nov 19, 2012

November 19, 2012 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Project Chairman of the Rotary Club’s “Don’t Meth With Us Project,” in Las Cruces, Mel Parish. He is going to tell us about the dangers of the most addictive substance currently known, and a menace to our society, methamphetamine, Also known as ice, crystal, speed and meth, once a person is addicted it is difficult to stop using.

Pecan Farmers Face Predators Year-round

Nov 8, 2012

Las Cruces – November 8, 2012 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Farm Manager for Dixie Ranch, Greg Daviet. A strong supporter of agriculture and public education in agriculture, he served as president of the Doña Ana County Farm and Livestock Bureau. He grows and harvests pecans on a 255 acre farm, south of Mesilla, from trees his grandmother planted in the 1960’s.

With many years of experience as a pecan farmer, Daviet is very knowledgeable about the profitable pecan industry.

Mariachi Music in our Community

Oct 29, 2012

Las Cruces – October 29, 2012 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra takes a look at Mariachi music in the community with KRWG’S Underwriting coordinator, and Co-director of a local group, Mariachi Real de Chihuahua, Marcus Royo.  With nearly 20 years of Mariachi music experience, Royo draws inspiration from the music’s history.

Las Cruces – October 12, 2012 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Director of Las Cruces Museum of Art, Lisa Pugh to tell us more about the museum’s two current exhibitions featuring works of award-winning illustrators and artists. “Latino Folktales: Cuentos Populares – Art by Latino Artists” and “Artist/Illustrator” will be on display through Saturday, November 24th at the Las Cruces Museum of Art.

Commemoration of 150th Civil War in Mesilla

Oct 4, 2012

Las Cruces – October 5, 2012 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with curator and co-owner of the Gadsden Museum in Mesilla, Tancy Alexander Bird. She is a 7th generation Mesillera and descendent of one of La Mesilla’s settlers, Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain.

 

Las Cruces - March 31, 2012 - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Chair of the Hearts for Autism Board, Abel Covarrubias, and with Camp New Amigos Liaison, Amanda Morton to talk about this year’s benefit for area children with autism. 

 Las Cruces - March 20, 2012 - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Dona Ana County Commissioner, Billy Garrett. He is also the Co-Chair of the "8th Annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium." The first symposium began in 2005 at New Mexico State University in honor of J. Paul Taylor’s lifelong commitments to the community. Scholars, students, community stakeholders, and policy makers from across the state and region come together each spring to explore, learn and work in unity on strategies for justice and reform.

Borderland Photographer and Artist Diana Molina

Mar 8, 2012

March 8, 2012 - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with regional photographer and journalist, Diana Molina and her new contemporary collection of art and photographs.  Molina was invited by Deming Arts Center Board Member, Judy Welch, to display her exhibit entitled “Symbols and Icons of New Mexico”  through the month of March.

March 5, 2012 - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Maury Castro, President of La Alianza Para Emigrantes Mexicanos en Busca de Asilo Politico (Alliance for Political Asylum Seekers) and Member, Charlotte Lipson, with a newly formed local nonprofit organization. Their purpose is to help provide a better life for individuals that live in our community  who are seeking political asylum in the United States by providing economic, cultural and educational assistance. 

February 20, 2012 - 

Emily Guerra bridges the community on this edition of PUENTES with StoryCorps Mobile Senior Coordinator, Rose Kue, with the largest oral history project in our community.  

February 3, 2012 – Emily Guerra bridges the community on this edition of PUENTES with 1970's Dona Ana County Commissioner and Retired Dona Ana Community College Construction Program Educator, Manuel M. Leyva. His family has been in the community for over a century. Leyva served in the Army during the Korean War, and has been married to local resident, Lupe Reyes Leyva for 53 years. On this segment Leyva shares his experiences about pecan farming. Part One-pecans.

November 1, 2010 – On this edition of PUENTES we bridge the community with Los Angeles Producer, Composer and Musician, Frank Wolf, whose stage name is AngelOrGhost. Wolf will present his production of "Dreams," a concert with original music and visuals at the Flickinger Center in Alamogordo on Friday, November 5th and Saturday, the 6th at 7:30 p.m. There will be a matinee performance on Sunday, November 7th at 2:30 p.m. For more information visit angelorghost dot com.

October 11, 2010 – Emily Guerra bridges the community on this edition of PUENTES with Dona Ana Community College Coordinator of Donor Services and Special Events, Erlinda Portillo. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month in Las Cruces, NMSU's Dona Ana Community College will hold their eighth annual education benefit Dance and Golf Tournament on October 15th with the Texas Tornados and Rick Trevino.

September 27, 2010 – Emily Guerra bridges the community on this edition of PUENTES with Author and Professor of Spanish Linguistics at New Mexico State University, Dr. Daniel J. Villa. Villa will be presenting at the 39th Annual Conference of the Linguistics Association of the Southwest - LASSO, scheduled for October 7, 8 & 9 in Las Cruces, with the theme, "Celebrating Linguistic Diversity in the United States." The focus is "Spanish for Heritage Speakers," and "Spanish West of the Mississippi."

September 27, 2010 – Emily Guerra bridges the community on this edition of PUENTES with Author and Professor of Spanish Linguistics at New Mexico State University, Dr. Daniel J. Villa. Villa will be presenting at the 39th Annual Conference of the Linguistics Association of the Southwest - LASSO, scheduled for October 7, 8 & 9 in Las Cruces, with the theme, "Celebrating Linguistic Diversity in the United States." The focus is "Spanish for Heritage Speakers," and "Spanish West of the Mississippi."

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