Addition to the array

Seven issues strong is La Voz Hispana, a small broadsheet published every two weeks. It’s headquartered in Bryan, but claims to be distributed in Williamson, Travis, Hays, Bastrop, and Caldwell counties. Here in Austin it’s been found at corner stores on the east side.

One of the four sections is given to sports, and large chunks of the contents are furnished by a syndicated news service from Mexico (public-service articles, world politics, and the like). There’s no classified section, but a good number of display ads from Austin businesses. The Austin news has for the most part been very extensive coverage of crimes, fires, and vehicular accidents, complete with photographs and interviews where possible, and including much more information than the brief squibs contained in the local daily.

La Prensa publishes more frequently and has more of an on-line presence than ever before. El Mundo seems to flourish, while El Norte, published monthly, holds its own. Arriba Art & Business News continues its excellent coverage monthly of arts and cultural events, but isn’t as fat as it once was.

With much fanfare,

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