The Unresolved Case in the Pre-trial Hearing for Amethyst Sistine Silva

In a pre-trial hearing on June 5th, Judge David Klein presided over the State of Texas vs. Jacob Joseph Leal, a case that has left the Silva family yearning for closure. The proceedings, held in the shadow of tragedy, mark a crucial step in their quest for justice. As 2023 New Year approached, the Silva family gathered to capture the moment in a photograph. Little did they know, this innocent act would forever alter the fabric of their lives. As 11-year-old Amethyst Silva stood alongside her father, a stray bullet cruelly cut short her aspirations and dreams. Every New Year…

Running Turtle Salazar’s Speech Sparks Community Engagement

On May 09, Larry Running Turtle Salazar, a prominent figure in the Indigenous rights movement, delivered a stirring speech at the YWCA in Corpus Christi. With a focus on his own background and the often-overlooked history of the city’s original inhabitants, the Karankawa people, Running Turtle mesmerize the audience with his sincere advocacy. Salazar, who’s name his people received in 1836 during the Indian Removal Act, began by sharing personal anecdotes, detailing his upbringing. “My first indication that there was a problem with who I am was in the first grade when the teachers cut my hair and took my…

Alcorta’s Mexican folk-dance company echoes of tradition at DMC Auditorium

Alcorta’s Compania De Danza Folklorica brought the vibrant traditions of Mexico to life at DMC’s Richardson Auditorium on May 03. With the auditorium nearly packed, audiences were treated to a mesmerizing display of classic folklorico dances. From the colorful costumes to the energetic footwork, Alcorta’s transported everyone on a cultural journey through Mexico’s rich heritage. It was a night filled with joy, passion, and the celebration of Mexican culture.

Vigil held to honor non-binary teen

Corpus Christi residents stood in solidarity with the passing of two-spirit Dagny “Nex” Benedict at Unitarian Universalist Church located at 6901 Holly Rd on Feb 25. 16-year-old Benedict, who identified as non-binary, pronouns preferred they, them, was murdered after an altercation at Owasso High School, Oklahoma on Feb 7. Nex’s mother, Sue, took them to the hospital after the altercation. On Feb 8 Nex took their last breath. Volunteer for Nex’s vigil, Kelly Macias assisted with greeting and handing out programs, flags, as well as memorabilia of the event. “I am a trans man. It’s important to be here especially…