JORGE ANTONIO RENAUD was born in New Mexico and has lived in Texas
most of his life. A former copy editor for the Austin-American
Statesman and the Waco Tribune-Herald, Renaud is a contributing
columnist for Hispanic Link News Service. His op/ed columns have
appeared in newspapers across the country. A former editor of the ECHO,
the Texas Prison newspaper, Renaud has served time for armed robbery and
was paroled in 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from
Sam Houston State University and currently lives in Austin, Texas.