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A Texas Social Revolución At SXSW

by Lauren Silverman 11 Mar 2013 1:12 PM

More on SXSW Interactive’s celebration of Latinos at the conference.


The Social Revolución party At SXSW promises local music, networking, ‘blogeando,’ and good times.

You might not rock out at SXSW Interactive quite as much as you would at SXSW Music, but there are still a lot of parties to party at and lounges to lounge in.

For the second year in a row, Social Revolución — the official Latino event at Interactive — is throwing a big fiesta this Tuesday. What for? To celebrate online Latinos influencing cultural shifts and trends. One of the organizers is Armando Rayo — known locally as the taco guy. He’s featured in this KERA radio story about creating content online that speaks to Latinos in Texas.

There are over nine million Hispanic-Americans in Texas —  approximately 38% of the state’s total population. Here are a few more facts about Texas’ Hispanic-American population. After you digest this information, get on over to the fiesta in East Austin.

  • Texas has the 2nd largest Hispanic population in the nation.
  • There are 3.8 million eligible Hispanic voters in Texas, which constitute 25% of all eligible voters in the state.