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Community Activism

Koury Angelo

Cristela Alonzo is a comedian, writer, producer, and actor. She’s a native of the Rio Grande Valley and doesn’t want you to forget it. 

Alonzo’s new memoir is called “Music to My Years: A Mixtape-Memoir of Growing Up and Standing Up.”

She recently wrapped up a stand up tour she called “My Affordable Care Act.”

Alonzo took the tour to her hometown of McAllen in November. That’s where Texas Public Radio’s Reynaldo Leaños, Jr. — another native of the Valley — caught up with her. 

Credit Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

There's a groundbreaking at 10 a.m. Monday to restore an old West Side nightclub which ended up being much more than just a nightclub.


Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Community activists, business owners, and residents are speaking up about crime problems in Prospect Hill, a community on the West Side of San Antonio.