Barbara Renaud Gonzalez

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The Testing Machine

by Barbara Renaud Gonzalez | Fri, May 6, 2011 at 18:48 CST
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The Testing Machine

San Antonio “You faaaaaiiiiiled!” The principal with the belly ballooning from his crisp, blue shirt is a former coach and athlete. He’s circling dozens of middle school students in the cafeteria. I’m here to do research at this public school … Read More

Postcards

Close to the Bone

San Antonio I live in a city of stories. Exploding, mystical, straining-at-the-leash, Lorca-esque rhapsodies made of green, ripening pomegranates and the worship of crepe myrtles, belovedness and its violation, scores of abandoned dogs, and the gangster opera of red-shirted redemption. … Read More

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The Politics of La Memoria

The Politics of La Memoria BY BARBARA RENAUD GONZALEZ tarch, corn tortillas, and a pencil. My first day of school. A mexicanita in a blue puffy-sleeved dress blooming with Texas wildflowers made from the twenty pound bags of white flour … Read More

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Afterword

Huevos by the Case

The Esperanza Center for Peace and Justice is a place of hope for all those who’ve never worn a cowboy hat in their lives. Or wanted to. But that takes courage and huevos. The Center, which has both, sued the … Read More

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