Margarita Munoz Simon
Margarita Munoz Simon was a woman who used newspaper and radio broadcasting to advocate for the preservation of Mexican American culture and language in the Austin-area community around the 1940-50s. She and her husband founded a Spanish language newspaper called El Democratico and for more than three decades, she had a career with radio stations KTXN and KMXX. Munoz Simon was a big proponent of keeping tradition alive and helping the Latin American people value the "dignity and knowledge that comes from the home." She played a large role in community development of cultural activities and political activity ranging from work with a political action group called Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations (PASO) to organizing the first PTA meeting at Zavala Elementary School. For the majority of her life, Munoz Simon was dedicated to promoting a strong voice for the Mexican American community.