An allergy forces long-time florist to give up her beloved plants.
It was 64 years ago that Tucson's barrio boys went to war.
City residents give food, kindness and comfort to scared and hungry refugees.
Tucsonans could sense impending rain.
José Luis Baca tuvo un sueño muy lindo: traer al Mariachi Vargas nuevamente a Tucsón, lo cual sucedió el 29 de junio.
In leaving for "el Norte," he understood the risks.
The first time José Luis Baca danced onstage before an audience, he was 11 or 12 years old. He can’t exactly remember his age, but he recalled he didn’t want to dance because of his partner — his older sister.
There were 16 in all, from various parts of the state, young, curious and a bit tired. They were high school students who were spending the week in an intensive journalism training program at the University of Arizona.
La Santa Cecilia, a roots-rock Chicano band from Los Angeles, did not start out to become the musical poster child for immigration reform. It simply wanted to make good music.
Ron MEDVESCEK / La Estrella de TucsónUn par de botas vaqueras hechas para el tucsonense Ed F. Echols, ahora en la Sociedad de Historia de Arizona.
When Laura Penny got the chance to head up a local foundation that helps women, she didn’t flinch.
About 15 years ago several Tucsonans came up with an idea to honor our region’s indigenous ancestors. It would be a statue, somewhere at the foot of Sentinel Peak, where a Pima village existed when the first Europeans arrived in the late 17th century.
When Margarita and Rene Acosta arrived in San Manuel, the mining town north of Tucson in 1977, they did so with the hope of finding steady employment and, more importantly, getting an education for their three children.
When Jessica Garcia and Dario Andrade graduate this week from Pima Community College, they’ll do so with dreams of continuing their studies at the University of Arizona.
James S. Wood/foto tomada del edificio TransamericaUna excavación arqueológica en una pared del Presidio en el centro de Tucsón en el año 2012 descubrió una cápsula del tiempo que fue enterrada en 1954.
Ernesto Portillo Jr./Arizona Daily StarOne of several shrines found along the new walking paths on A Mountain. Taken May 8, 2014. — Credit: Ernesto Portillo jr.
Ernesto Portillo Jr./Arizona Daily StarAn Easter Sunday shrine to an Esther G. Castro on A Mountain. — Credit: Ernesto Portillo jr.
Ernesto Portillo Jr./Arizona Daily StarA small wooden cross serves as a shrine to Oscar Elias on A Mountain. — Credit: Ernesto Portillo jr.
I wonder who was Esther G. Castro. Also what was Oscar Elias like?
A small wooden cross bears the name of Oscar Elias, who is said to have died in 2012.
Shrines dot the new walking paths at Sentinel Peak Park.
An Easter Sunday shrine to Esther Castro includes a bouquet of colorful flowers.
One of several shrines which have sprouted along the new walking paths on A Mountain.
One of several shrines found along the new walking paths on A Mountain. Taken May 8, 2014.
Immigration can be and often is a complex and divisive issue. I have been writing about immigration for three decades.
Monday, I attended a special seder. About 200 Tucsonans, not all Jews, recalled during a Passover dinner the history of the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.
Este día es especial para celebrar la unión entre familias con recreación sana al aire libre y disfrutando de divertido juego de volibol.
Después de misa Pascua en la parroquia San Xavier del Bac, sus feligreses esperan en fila a visitar a San Francisco Xavier y rezarle sus oraciones.
The words, each one selected for a purpose and effect, erupt in staccato rhythm or they bend slowly. The words create images, both vivid and real, or sublime and surreal, taking the listener on a journey.
El grupo de danza Xochipilli Centeo, una familia de la comunidad indígena Nahua, con orgullo participó en una causa importante para ellos y para toda la comunidad que busca ampliar el reconocimiento a la lucha de César Chávez.
Tuesday, I sat in a meeting of special interests and a politician.
Bob Elliott is still the BMOC.
After years of drugs, running with a gang, seeing his life spiral away, Cesar Aguirre had a decision to make. Either continue or change.
In the past two editions of the ever-growing Tucson Festival of Books, TUSD’s now defunct Mexican-American Studies program has occupied a sliver of space in the sprawling two-day event at the University of Arizona.
When they lived in Nicaragua, Christian Ortiz and her husband, Yasbin Herrera, learned to garden where too much water was a problem. Now living in Tucson, her hometown, their problem is exactly the opposite.
Growing up in her native Tucson, Bernadette Quiroz had long heard of a special, small Sonoran town, not far south of the border.
When U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder remarked last week that we should restore voting rights to people who have served their sentences after a felony conviction, Andy Silverman couldn’t have agreed more.
Almost 10 years ago, I met Michael McDonald in the Pueblo Gardens neighborhood, around South Campbell Avenue and East 36th Street, an overstressed area filled with struggling families.
Much has been written about the demise of Mexican-American Studies in Tucson. News reports, locally and nationally, documented the state-sponsored campaign to eliminate the once-successful education program in the Tucson Unified School District.
In last week’s column, I wrote about a historical home in the Rincon Heights neighborhood that was threatened with demolition unless it was sold.
This home at the corner of East 10th Street and North Mountain Avenue near the University of Arizona is scheduled to be demolished Monday.
In the Rincon Heights neighborhood, at the southeast corner of East 10th Street and North Mountain Avenue, sits an old, lovely home. While it is empty and in need of lots of TLC, the house still radiates yesterday’s charm and character.
This 1897 home in Rincon Heights, at East 10th Street and North Mountain Avenue, is likely to be demolished and replaced by a multi-unit apartment building.
I can’t remember exactly when and where I first met Nancy Gallen, but it was in the late 1970s on a picket line, probably in front of a Safeway store in town. I was a student at the University of Arizona and she was the local organizer for the United Farm Workers grape boycott.
If it’s a Tuesday or Thursday morning, members of the Rattlers’ baseball team are carefully running the bases and misjudging fly balls at Mission Manor Park. What do you expect from the boys, who are over 60 years in age?
Democrats in Congress are finally getting some spine when it comes to President Obama and deportations.