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Best Of Decibel 2021: Road Runners

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By Blair Waltman-Alexin | December 20, 2021

In March of 2021, the Decibel team announced we were shifting our reporting focus to Del Valle. In the nine months since, we’ve covered a…

Unwrapping A Legacy

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By Joe Rocha | December 13, 2021

It's a cold and rainy Saturday in Lockhart, Texas. Just outside of the Lockhart Evening Lions Club Holiday Bazaar, Max Varela and his father…

A Happy Kitchen

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By Blair Waltman-Alexin | December 06, 2021

For years, Grace Rivera Curry cooked up what she called her ‘go-to recipe,’ a savory concoction that used layers of chicken, jalapeños and…

Fuerte y Unidas

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By Joe Rocha | November 22, 2021

Blanca “Bella” Gonzalez’s workout instructions ring loudly. Her students’ grunts are only outdone by the bass of the tribal music emitting…

Road Runners

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By Blair Waltman-Alexin | November 15, 2021

It’s 6:30 p.m. on a Wednesday evening. Despite the hour, heat radiates up from the blacktop at the Del Valle High School parking lot where…