‘La Prensa' founder Tino Duran passes away, funeral arrangements set

Tino Duran, the founder of the bilingual San Antonio newspaper La Prensa has died. His daughter Nina Duran posted on Facebook that he passed away in his sleep Saturday.

SAN ANTONIO – The founder of the bilingual newspaper La Prensa, Tino Duran, passed away on June 25, according to Duran’s daughter Nina Duran. He was 82.

“Our sweet, beautiful and loving daddy went to be with the Lord. He passed peacefully in his sleep with my mama by his side,” Nina wrote to Facebook.

La Prensa de San Antonio Newspaper shared Nina’s post and picture remembering their “fearless leader and ‘Jefe.’”

“We will always honor his legacy and heart for people. He loved the City of San Antonio and surely left a mark on many lives,” the post read.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at Porter Loring Mortuary on McCullough Avenue followed by his burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the La Prensa Foundation.

La Prensa De San Antonio was originally established in 1913. In 1989, Tino and his wife, Amelia Duran, resurrected the paper, bringing a much needed positive voice for the Hispanic community, according to La Prensa’s website. The paper is printed on Sundays and Wednesdays, covering positive, informative, and inspirational stories.

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