Octavio Olivas is from Mexico City. His wife is American, and they live in LA. Before getting married, he got a taste of Texas hospitality on a trip into the US from Mexico.
This profile of Octavio Olivas was produced by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and Matt Holzman. Sound design by Ray Guarna. Sonic Trace is part of Localore and the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR). It's funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The project is co-produced by Zeega, a nonprofit inventing new forms of interactive storytelling.