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San Antonio College President Robert Vela, right, poses for a photo with Antonio the Masked Ranger during a pep rally Oct. 9, 2019 introducing students to the mascot.
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A group of students at San Antonio College is concerned their school’s new mascot reinforces racist stereotypes.

Antonio the Masked Ranger was introduced to students at a pep rally earlier this month wearing a black mask, red cape and black sombrero.

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Tex-Mex cuisine has a special place in the hearts of Texans, but some may argue it’s not authentic food. Adán Medrano explores the ingredients and cooking techniques brought to the region centuries ago by the indigenous people and what defines ‘Texas Mexican’ cooking.

The Texas Historical Commission has recognized musician Lydia Mendoza as a significant contributor to Texas history by awarding her an official Texas History Marker.