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Esperanza Center Celebrates 30 Years of Community Empowerment

Esperanza Center Celebrates 30 Years of Community Empowerment

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Imelda Arismendez sits on a ladder, molding adobe with her bare hands. Her long, brown braid hangs behind her as she sculpts details onto the front of her new home, or so it’s beginning to feel like. This building will house MujerArtes’ new studio — the Esperanza Peace

What you’ll need to get married in TX

We asked our sister pub the Current for a get-me-to-the courthouse-on-time checklist and they quickly obliged: Bexar County Clerk Gerard Rickhoff says his office will begin to grant licenses within 30 minutes of a ruling and he’ll stay open after hours if he needs to.  Both applicants will need proof of age and identity by

Garcia denies motion to lift stay on Texas marriage ban

With one month left before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans takes up the constitutionality of Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia has denied a motion to lift the stay on his ruling that struck down that ban. “Lifting the stay would not bring finality