Scholarships to study Spanish

The Spanish Language Foundation offers scholarship to students and teachers to learn Spanish. Students can apply directly or their professors can apply for scholarships for 10 students. Courses take place during two weeks in Valladolid, Spain.

Sorry pilgrims, the Spanish beat you to the first Thanksgiving

Researchers claim the pilgrims weren’t the first to host a banquet in America. More than 50 years earlier, Spanish settlers landed in St. Augustine, Florida where they gave thanks and dined with natives. According to this research, Spanish sailors celebrated the first Thanksgiving in Florida 50 years before the Pilgrims in 1621 - with salted pork and red wine.

Uber Español now Available in San Antonio

Uber has announces that it's now offering San Antonio its Uber Español service, which allows customers to select Spanish-speaking drivers when they're ordering up a ride. The service is available in a handful of cities, including San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles and Phoenix.  To request a Spanish-speaking driver, users need to enter the code ESPANOLTX in the Promotions tab, select UberX in the vehicle menu, then select the Español option. Sounds more complicated than it really is. 

Lexington, Kentucky University to host renowned Spanish artists.

Transylvania University will welcome two prominent Spanish artists and poets to campus for their North American debut."Alexandra Dominguez and Juan Carlos Mestre will visit classes at Transylvania and two public schools: Bryan Station High School and the School of the Creative and Performing Arts. They also will give a free, public reading of their work on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Transylvania’s Carrick Theater. Following the reading, a reception in Morlan Gallery will feature “Swept Up in Whispers,” a colorful exhibition of their art books, etchings and paintings.