Cat Cardenas

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Cat Cardenas is a Latina writer and photographer from San Antonio who was formerly a staff writer for Texas Monthly. She founded the first National Association of Hispanic Journalists chapter at the University of Texas at Austin, in 2016, and was one of four UT students selected to report on the Olympics for a number of U.S. newspapers. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Texas Tribune, Teen Vogue, and Paper Magazine. During her tenure at Texas Monthly, she interviewed drag queens and politicians, and written about immigration, Texas history, film, music, and the state’s minority communities.

September 9, 2017

Chasing Escobar

Javier Peña, as a character, was popularized through the Netflix series 'Narcos.' But the story of the real Peña—who lives in San Antonio—and his quest to end the reign of Pablo Escobar is bigger than a screen.