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Ruthy Munoz

Ruthy Munoz

Ruthy Muñoz is a first-generation American born to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, she currently resides in Houston. Fluent in five languages including English, Spanish, French, Italian and Mandarin, Muñoz has an extensive understanding of people and cultures from traveling and living abroad. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Muñoz is currently pursuing her love of writing and languages at the University of Houston.

Reporter Ruth Muñoz sat down for an exclusive interview with indie singer/songwriter Sarah Jaffe at Free Press Summer Fest to discuss her humble beginnings of performing in Denton, Texas, her influences and her growth as an artist and a person. Follow Ruthy Muñoz @ruthymuñoz for more stories.

Reporter Ruthy Muñoz got a one-on-one interview with Moji Abiola from Moji at the Free Press Summer Festival this past June. The soul-blues based singer chatted about the band’s first EP “Desert Son”, their songwriting process, and shared some secrets her audience didn’t know about. For more stories from Ruthy …

Almost every young boy dreams of one day becoming a professional athlete, but only a select few ever realize that dream. In Houston, a young man named Pablo Salazar is working hard to turn that dream into a reality. 

Patricia Arquette was applauded for her speech advocating for women’s rights, while Sean Penn’s remarks cause a frenzy.

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    Growing up on a ranch in South Texas inspired designer Shayne Salinas to draw on the durable and functional workwear of his childhood to create kooTH, his latest clothing line. “I package every order individually, including a personalized thank you note,” says Shayne Salinas, an up and coming …

    David R. Dow, founder of the Texas Innocence Network and law professor at the University of Houston, is the author of “The Autobiography of an Execution.” Dow explains that out of the last 30 defendants in Harris County, 27 that faced the death penalty were people of color. …

  The Venture met with Soledad O’Brien while she was in Houston promoting her latest documentary, “Latino in America 2: In Her Corner,” which follows a Houston female boxer on the road to the Olympic trials. O’Brien is an award-winning anchor and special correspondent for CNN. The awards bestowed upon …

      Latino in America 2: In Her Corner is a gritty, suspenseful and funny documentary that chronicles U.S. national boxing champion Marlen Esparza’s road to the 2012 Olympics. CNN’s award-winning journalist, Soledad O’Brien, shares Esparza’s all-American story through a riveting narrative that leaves more than a few men weepy. …

  At the time I lived in my home town of the Bronx, one of the 5 boroughs that make up New York City. I remember a warm, clear beautiful day. The sky was pristine clear. As I left my home that morning, something told me to go back and …