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Their paths were different, but Johnson City interpreters Daniela Dau and Courtney Cevallos are dedicated to using language to break down barriers in the court system.

Dau was born into the Spanish language as a native of Chile, and can usually identify herself as the only Latina next to the judge’s bench. Cevallos, with her blonde hair, blue eyes and pale complexion, takes a moment longer to convince her clients that she’s qualified for her job.

Published in 2018

Soccer, football o fútbol, sea cual sea la lengua que se hable e independientemente del origen, este deporte tiene un idioma mundial.

Durante las frías noches de invierno en Johnson City, grupos de hombres y mujeres de diversos orígenes se reúnen para jugar al fútbol.

Para los estadounidenses de origen hispano, el fútbol es una parte importante de sus vidas.

Published in 2017

Soccer, football, futbol, whatever language is spoken and no matter where the origin, this sport has a global language.

Throughout the cold winter nights in Johnson City, groups of men and women from various backgrounds come together to play futbol.

For Hispanic Americans, futbol is an important part of life. The Johnson City Indoor Soccer leagues offer a place for communities to come together and play the game they love.

Published in 2017

Todo empezó en el Sur de Texas. De niña, a Esmeralda López le encantaba visitar “raspas”, vendedores ambulantes vendiendo hielo raspado con sabores mexicanos tradicionales. En 2011, con la graduación de la preparatoria de su hija Sam, ella vio una oportunidad para un negocio nuevo.
El verano después de la graduación de Sam, sus padres, Esmeralda y Miguel, le compraron un camión de comida y le ayudaron a comenzar lo que es hoy El Paraíso de Raspados de Sam.

Published in 2016
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 16:47

Latino family reinvents the snowcone

It all started in South Texas. As a kid, Esmeralda Lopez loved visiting “raspas,” street vendors selling finely shaved flavored ice with traditional Mexican toppings. In 2011, with daughter Sam graduating from high school, she saw an opportunity for a new business.

The summer after Sam’s graduation, her parents, Esmeralda and Miguel, bought her a food truck and helped her start what is today Sam’s Snoball Paradise.

Published in 2016