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- 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio named “Crossover of Texas” and “Luxury Crossover of Texas” and took home “Most Drives” honor- All Stelvio models feature a perfect 50/50 weight distribution, class-leading power and performance and an eight-speed automatic transmission with available steering column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters with gear shifts in less...

To celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month, Vincent Vaccaro will present “History of Lorenzo’s,” on at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St.  The family-owned-and-operated business started at the apron strings of their Mama Gina. Vaccaro and his sister Mary Ostland, owners of Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant, r...

Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept, has opened a location in Conway in the Lewis Crossing Shopping Center. Rita’s Italian Ice got its start in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, in 1984, and now has more than 600 locations worldwide. Franchisees and owners Tim and Cheryl Nail got their first taste of Rita’s while in Pennsylvania. “Whi...

BRUNCHWIRE — Reginelli’s Pizza is moving into the brunch game with a new Italian-inspired brunch (frittatas, ciabatta French toast). In staying true to its brand, breakfast pizzas are on the menu. Brunch is now available at the Garden District location. [GAMBIT] EATER IDK — Taco Bell’s clothing collaboration with Forever 21 is way cooler than it ha...

Dallas will get a taste of la dolce vita this fall thanks to esteemed chef Giuliano Matarese and business partner Brian Ellard. The duo is getting ready to unveil Mille Lire, an Italian restaurant “rooted in the tradition and authenticity of Italy with an air of modernity.” Named after the country’s former currency, Mille Lire will take shape in Th...

In honor of Italian Heritage Month, UTSA’s Architecture and Modern Languages Departments have teamed up to host an Italian Film Festival throughout October. The department will be screening a modern Italian film every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the first floor gallery within the Monterey building on UTSA’s downtown campus this month. Four films in t...

In 1964 I turned 18 and was drafted into the Army. I was trained as a medic and assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, where I took care of my fellow comrades who had been wounded in Vietnam. Several dear friends were serving there at the time. In May 1965, I began caring for an outpatient named Mr. Garza....

What's there to do when the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta wraps up? How about an Italian Fiesta?! Savor Italian foods, beer and wine, register for prizes including an HDTV and dinner for 2, and preview Italian car design during the Italian Fiesta at Alfa Romeo and Fiat of Albuquerque. The event will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 19th-2...

Join us at the ICCC as we celebrate the 17th Week of Italian Language in the World, “l’italiano al cinema, l’italiano nel cinema (Italian in the movies and at the movies)” by showcasing Luigi Pirandello and his writing legacy as an Italian novelist, playwright, poet, shorty story writer, and winner of the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for “his alm...

It is with heavy hearts that we share with you the passing of a great lady and friend to the Italian community in Texas, Clara Vick. Clara was one of the only women to ever be “Knighted” by the Italian Government. She received this honor on October 21, 2010, for her efforts to restore and preserve a little chapel in Castro County, Texas. The chapel...

The University of Texas–San Antonio (UTSA) College of Architecture, Construction, and Planning (CACP), is hosting their first Italian Film Festival, presenting free screenings of Italian films every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. The films selected for screening are: October 4: “Habemus Papam” (“We Have a Pope”), directed by Nanni Moretti; October, 11: “Sm...

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" è una famosa canzone della guerra di secessione USA. Oggi la rosa gialla ha un fiocco nero e la rugiada sono le lacrime. Clara Vick, classe 1931, di Dimmitt, Texas, è deceduta il 1° ottobre 2017 ad Amarillo. Presidente della Castro County Texas Historical Commission e grande amica dei prigionieri italiani non cooperatori...