A Brief Welcome and Some Info
It all started because I was looking for events for Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe in Houston and couldn’t find anything listed online. After a lot of research I found two listings, both in Spanish, and both hard to find. And I wondered why there wasn’t a resource that was easy to find, all-inclusive, and in English. I was complaining to friends over brunch that in a city the size of Houston, and with our population base, I couldn’t believe no one had an events calendar I could use for these kinds of culturally-relevant events. And they said, “Let’s build one.”
Welcome to HispanicHouston.com. We’ve created this site to provide you with events listings and news & information relevant to the Hispanic community in Houston and its surrounding areas. Beyond that, we’re still figuring out what we’re going to be doing in this space.
What you will find on this site: fun things to do, events for and about your community, arts and entertainment, cultural events, profiles on people and places significant to the Hispanic community, and information about workshops and galas and scholarships and other things to benefit you and your family.
Of course, we’re also going to include videos and guest posts from local bloggers and video bloggers, reviews of restaurants, movies and arts events, photos from around the city and at the featured events, etc., etc., etc.
Things we’re not anticipating including (as of today): political endorsements for specific parties, platforms, legislation or candidates. Whenever possible, we may run a post spotlighting an issue from an unbiased perspective, encourage you to go out and get involved (vote!!!!), but we’re not going to tell you which way to lean or for whom you need to vote. (Okay, I probably will tell you how I’m going to vote, but truly, that’s going to be the extent of my persuasion.)
We promise to disclose when we run promoted posts or content. We promise not to sell your email or contact information (from the “submit an event” accounts or the enewsletter we’re launching). And we promise to listen to your suggestions on how to make the site better.
As of today our commenting policy can be summed up in two words: BE NICE!
— Written by: Sandra Fernandez
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Sandra Fernandez is a professional communicator, tech enthusiast, book lover, and blogger. You can find her main blog at SandraSays.com and more of her writing at HispanicHouston.com.
Sandra this is fantastic! I’m not in Houston, but my family frequents Houston a lot as we only live 1.5 hours away. This will be a great resource for my family and myself when I’m in East Texas. Thanks so much for this site! All the best!
Thank you! Please share the site with others. The only way we’re going to be as inclusive as possible is to have multiple people submitting events that are relevant to Houston’s Hispanic community. We are expecting to cover the metro Houston area, but we literally just started to spread the word on this.
This is great!!! I am also looking for local events that are both for Hispanic and family friendly! Love this idea! Thank you for sharing!!!
Thank you, Connie! And if you find events you think need to be added, either submit them online or just send me a note about it.
What a fab idea! Looking forward to adding page to my faves.
I am the sales manager for Houston latina magazine. We are fairly new in the Houston market, with a circulation of 15,000 copies. We are here to promote hispanic businesses within Houston and surrounding areas.
We are putting together a special event where we are planning
to officially launch our magazine. I’m wondering about publishing the event here. Can you give me a call so we can discuss. Manuel
I’m glad I found your website. I’ll be moving with my family to Houston next summer and I’m looking forward to participating in the Hispanic community.
I’m glad you found the site too. Welcome back… even if I’m early with that. I hope you find things and events of interest for you and your family.