Hispanics online

Here are a few stories about Hispanics and Internet usage:

  • Hispanics Trail Others on Net Use, by Hispanic Business; “The report shows that 71 percent of non-Hispanic whites and 60 percent of non-Hispanic blacks go online. One in three Latinos who speak only Spanish go online.”
  • Pew: English, Education Reflect Which Hispanics Are Online — by Hispanic Business; “Hispanics who use the Internet are more than likely to speak and read English fluently, be U.S. born, and have higher education levels than Hispanics who don’t go online, according to a study released Wednesday. Those characteristics help explain the gap in Internet usage between Hispanics and non-Hispanics.”
  • Latino Population Slow to Adopt Web, by ClickZ; “Latinos account for 14 percent of the adult U.S. population. While 56 percent of this group go online, 71 percent of non-Hispanic whites, and 60 percent of non-Hispanic blacks use the Web. Of the Hispanic segment who do go online, 78 percent are English-dominant; 76 percent are bilingual, and 32 percent are Spanish-dominant.”

charities have a good year in 2006

I consider this good news.

Charities see fund-raising increases in 2006
— reported by the Houston Business Journal

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, in its 2006 State of Fundraising report, on Monday reported that 69 percent of charities saw some increase in income, with 25 percent of charities seeing increases of 50 percent or more.

Of the remainder, 24 percent raised less money and 7 percent raised about the same amount as in 2005.


Butler Longhorn Museum receives funding

League City OKs $401,000 for Butler Longhorn Museum
Despite setbacks, facility expected to open next summer

— reported by the Houston Chronicle

League City officials approved spending $401,000 Tuesday night for a trio of Houston-area companies to finish the city’s long-delayed Butler Longhorn Museum.


The approved funding is about $50,000 more than the original estimate submitted by the three companies in October.

Excluding the new funding, the city has already spent $1.5 million to purchase and refurbish the three-story, 8,000-square-foot museum, which is located at 1220 Coryell.


teachers receive cash bonuses

“Eight Houston-area educators and their schools were surprised this week with cash prizes for being selected as finalists for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards,” reported the Houston Chronicle’s School Zone blog. See their post for a great reaction picture.

Local teacher finalists include: Kathalene Jernigan, Clear Brook High School; Monica Ramirez, Anderson Elementary; Sergio Reyna, Gladys Birdwell-Horn Elementary; Hanne Rodriguez, Housman Elementary; Patricia “Bibby” Savage, Humble Middle School; and Ronald Burke II, North Shore Middle School. The two local principal finalists are Ann Kucera, Stratford High School; and Valerie Vogt, Coulson Tough K-6 School.