Barbecue head-on shrimp made at Pascal's Manale. It may be hard to find head-on shrimp in cities away from the coast, so Pascal's Manale co-owner and chef Mark DeFelice came up with a shortcut. awiederhoeft/Flickr hide caption

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Nicholas Herrera sits in his studio, surrounded by his carvings. (Photos are courtesy of David Michael Kennedy, another El Rito artist, who was featured on NPR in 2011.) Courtesy of David Michael Kennedy hide caption

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Mary Helen Flores (center) is the founder of Citizens Against Voter Abuse. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Jonathan Treviño poses in front of a drug bust. Courtesy of Jonathan Treviño hide caption

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Jonathan Treviño shows seized contraband. The former police narcotics squad leader is currently serving 17 years in prison for reselling narcotics back to drug dealers. Courtesy of Jonathan Treviño hide caption

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Kelly O'Keefe is usually volunteering to help others. Now she's accepting help from strangers after her home was destroyed by floods. "It's really difficult to be the one with my hand out," she says. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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