Category: ARKANSAS

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe sworn in for second term

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Governor Mike Beebe was sworn in Tuesday, January 11 to his second and final term in a joint session of the Arkansas House and Senate. With First Lady Ginger Beebe by his side, Governor Beebes inauguration got underway at the stroke of noon.

The wintry weather moved Beebes inaugural speech inside to the Capitol rotunda instead of on the front steps. Beebes granddaughter sang the national anthem.

The Arkansas’ governor is a bit out of the ordinary; hes a popular Democratic incumbent in the South who won every county in an anti-incumbent, pro-GOP election…

For holiday season Arkansans are urged to buckled up

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Across the nation the approaching Thanksgiving holiday means increased traffic on state roads and U.S. highways. In Arkansas state and local law enforcement agencies will be working extra-duty patrols throughout the holiday period to ensure holiday travelers remain safe.

The initiative is part of the Click It or Ticket campaign and the objective to increase seat belt use by reminding motorists to buckle-up, every trip, day and night.

“The importance of buckling up every time you get into a vehicle cannot be stressed often enough,” said Colonel Winford E. Phillips,…

Mexico’s Ambassador visited Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan met with Arkansas governor Mike Beebe during his visit on 31 August.

During his a working tour to Arkansas, Ambassador Sarukhan met with governor, Mike Beebe, where he discussed issues related to the Mexican community that resides in the state.

The Ambassador attended several events and opened ARKANSAS MEXICO 2010.

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UAMS and Mexican Consulate team up for health initiatives

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and the Mexican Consulate on Tuesday, February 23 took two steps toward offering better health education and screening programs to the more than 25,000 visitors at the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock each year.

Along with an initial $30,000 commitment from the Mexican government presented to UAMS today, the College of Public Health and the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock also signed a memorandum of understanding to team up for future efforts to boost health education…

Mexican Consulates signed another repatriation agreement with ICE

NEW ORLEANS, LA — On February 6, Mexican Consul Andres Chao, participated on the signage of the second agreement on the repatriation of Mexican nationals with representatives of the United States federal immigration authorities.

Mexican president, Felipe Calderon said of the agreement, “we must assure that the interests of Mexicans national and their human rights are respected.”

The agreement was signed between the Mexican Consulates in Little Rock. Dallas and Kansas City and the offices of ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, with the purpose to cover Oklahoma….

Binational Health Week will take place October 6-15 in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Binational Health Week (BHW) has become one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of underserved immigrants and migrants of Latin American origin living in the United States, and Canada.

It encompasses an annual week long series of health promotion and health education activities that include workshops, insurance referrals, and…

Teachers from Pachuca Mexico visited Arkansas as part of goodwill exchange

LITTLE ROCK, AR – When the Mexican Consulate office in Arkansas opened its doors on Wednesday, 25 of April the ceremony included the signing of a sister-city agreement between Little Rock and Pachuca, in the Mexican state of Hidalgo. On hand to sign the deal was Omar Fayad, that city’s mayor, the Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and the president of the Sister Cities Commission, Sherman Banks.

Three months later, two Spanish teachers from Pachuca, Mexico offered their insights and learning experience on how Spanish should be taught.

Alejandra Aguilar Martinez and Maria De Los…

Mexican Consulate opens it’s doors in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The Mexican Consulate office in Arkansas opened it’s doors on Wednesday, 25 of April with a public opening at the new consulate office in Little Rock. This is Mexico’s 47th consulate in the United States.

The new consulate will issue matricula consular identification cards, which some commercial institutions accept when opening accounts. Bank of America, which has a branch next to the consulate, uses the cards as identification to open up checking accounts, as well as to send money orders to Mexico. Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, represented Gov. Mike Beebe, when…

Ozark Foothills FilmFest presents: ACCORDION DREAMS

Friday, March 30

3:00 PM

Market Street Cinema


(2000, 57 min.)

The arrival of the European button accordion to Texas and the merging of German polka music with traditional Mexican songs gave birth to Conjunto, a unique American music genre native to the state.

From lively polkas to smooth waltzes, Hector Galán’s spirited ACCORDION DREAMS looks at the contemporary evolution of the music and a new generation of musicians who are taking traditional sounds to the fringes of rock, blues and pop. Featuring squeezebox trailblazers such as Flaco…

2007 OZARK FOOTHILLS FILMFEST to present Latina filmmaker Laura Varela’s film “As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos” on March 24

Saturday, March 24, 2007

7:30 PM

Independence Hall, UACCB


Directed by Laura Varela, San Antonio TX.

Produced by Fernando S. Cano II.

Edited by Anne Lewis and Guillermina Zabala.

Sponsored by: ¡Hola! Arkansas

“As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos,” examines the personal toll and legacy of the Vietnam War on three South Texas artists, visual artist Juan Farias, author Michael Rodriguez, and poet/performance artist Eduardo Garza. The stories of these veterans and their families take us through a journey of their lives:…