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Retired writer, church musician, substitute teacher

Harry Page, one of the first African Americans hired as a journalist at the San Antonio Express-News, died on March 5, 2019. Scroll down to see the biography he wrote about himself.

Harry Page celebrated Jesus on the Hammond organ. For more than 40 years, he was the organist at the Mount Calvary Baptist in San Antonio. Here he is playing "I'll Follow Jesus" gospel rendition, featuring director and Carolina native James Bennett and the senior choir, on Jan. 5, 2014.








  • Graduated fifth his senior class from Edgewood High School (now closed) 1965. Also was member of the National Honor Society, and Quill and Scroll organization, and sports editor of the school paper as a junior and a senior.


  • Earned degree in history from St. Mary's University, 1970. Also was sports editor of the school newspaper for two years.


  • Sports editor of the weekly newspapers SNAP (two years) and the Alamo Messenger (now Today's Catholic, two years), 1966-70.


  • Worked for the San Antonio Express-News as a sports writer from April 19, 1970 to Nov. 7, 2007


  • Member of the San Antonio Bowling Council, Edgewood School District and Counting My Blessings halls of fames


  • Member of the San Antonio Sports Foundation's Hall of Fame selection committee for 12 years.


  • Member of the San Antonio Bowling Council's Hall of Fame selection committee


  • Member of the Melberger Award selection committee (to determine the best NCAA Division III football player in the country) for five years (1997-2001); and a member of the Express-News Ambassadors' Group for three years (2000-2003).


  • Member of the Bowling Writers Association of America for 36 years


  • Past member of the Bowling Writers Association's of America board of directors


  • Past member of the United States Bowling Congress' Hall of Fame selection committee


  • Current member of the BWAA’s national collegiate Top 20 men’s and women’s polls, and the men’s and women’s Collegiate Bowler of the Year committees.


  • Nominee for the BWAA's Mort Luby Sr. Award for Meritorious Service in Journalism (in the sport of bowling) for 12 years – (1995-2007).


  • Organist/youth choir director at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas, since 1976. Also a deacon at Mount Calvary since 1988. Earned award as a music director for the youth choir from Mount Calvary in 1989.


  • Earn the 1995 Black Achievement Award for Athletics •Has earned more than 50 awards, plaques and certificates for covering bowling (had column for 29 years), writing a "Where Are They?" feature (for more than 15 years) and having a "Post Card Home" feature (five years, featuring San Antonio area athletes participating in college sports); and for involvement in community and church services (i.e. speaking and participating at/in school career days, athletic functions, and civic and religious affairs)


  • Among the more than 40 bowling writing awards were earning first place in the former PBA Media Awards program for Continue Coverage/General Excellence category in 1983, 1985, 1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 and 1998; and finishing second in the same category in 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1992. Won first place in the PBA Media Awards for Column/Editorial writing in 1986.


  • Murrey International’s Bowling Writer Of The Year in 1989.


  • Covered more than 50 PBA events during his tenure as bowling columinst at the San Antonio Express-News, including five Tournament of Champion events in the 1980s in Fairlawn, Ohio; all the former Austin Open events in Texas; the AMF MagicScore event at Wonder Lanes in San Antonio in the late 1970s; five PBA events in the Houston area; and six Quaker State Opens in Grand Prairie, Texas (including the event where Bob Benoit rolled a televised 300 game in the finals); and the Senior-Touring Pros doubles in San Antonio, in which John Forst-Louie Blancarte won in the 1980s.


  • Was commissioned the write the article on the late Earl Anthony of Tacoma, Wash., for BOWLING magazine when Anthony was inducted into the ABC Hall of Fame; and wrote several articles for the PBA press book in the late 1970s and early 1980s.


  • Received two Honorable Doctorates Degrees for Christian Music (as an organist) from both the Guadalupe and San Antonio Theological Seminaries in 2011.


  • Currently serving as a substitute teacher in the San Antonio Independent School District since April 2008


  • Married to Bertha Mae Tease, and has an adult daughter, Katrina Tease, who lives in Atlanta.


 

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The mission of the Ronald McDonald House is to provide a home, not just a room, to critically ill children and their families who must travel miles outside of their own community to seek medical attention.

The cost associated with providing shelter, meals and a variety of other services is significant. The Ronald McDonald House relies on financial, in-kind and volunteer support from our community.

NOWCastSA Executive Director

Charlotte-Anne Lucas was selected to lead NOWCastSA in 2009 because of her strong background in journalism, online news technology, community building and innovation. 

Under her leadership, NOWCastSA has published more than 10,000 articles, 1,500 videos and webcast live more than 375 civic, cultural and eductional events. NOWCastSA’s most popular piece of content is the early voting map that has helped more than 185,000 individuals find a polling place and vote.

Lucas is on the Advisory Board of the Journalism Studies Department of Texas A&M University San Antonio and is a founding member and officer of the Local Independent Online News publishers, online news leaders who are innovating in business, technology, communication and storytelling, while honoring the rich heritage of local journalism. 

Lucas wrote her first news story on a manual typewriter, and she has taught online journalism, Web design, digital storytelling, interviewing, content management systems, media literacy and public relations at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, St. Mary's University in San Antonio and Texas A&M University San Antonio.

Lucas worked for newspapers in Philadelphia, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco and San Antonio, and her freelance writing has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to the Auckland, New Zealand Herald. Her journalism has earned dozens of awards, including being named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service journalism.

In 1997, she became the first woman business editor of the San Antonio Express-News. Under her leadership, the paper's business section was named the Best in the Business by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She graduated from Leadership San Antonio, a program jointly sponsored by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to develop emerging and existing community leaders.

Lucas went to the Web in 1999, becoming managing editor of the online-only financial news Web site, TheStreet.com. She later became Content Director of MySanAntonio.com, the converged website of the San Antonio Express-News and KENS-5 TV. The website was named The Best in Texas by The Texas APME under her leadership. Both TheStreet.com and MySanAntonio.com became profitable during her tenure.

In 2007 she was a manager for the Knight News Challenge-funded Innovation Incubator project, in which 35 college students at seven universities across the United States collaborated to create new models of participatory community news production.

email her at calucas@nowcastsa.org

Her full vitae is on her blog here.

Newsletter Editor

Beth Graham is NOWCastSA's MVV (Most Valuable Volunteer) because she manages the newsletter, our primary contact with the NOWCastSA community.

In her spare time, she is a board member for the Friends of San Antonio Public Library, and a freelance journalist who prefers the Oxford Comma.

 

Intern, 2018-2019

Calasia Haynes is currently a senior at the University of Texas at San Antonio gaining her bachelors degree in communications.

Outside of her studies, Calasia is an active member of NAACP, NPHC, videographer, photographer, and editor in her spare time. Now, a new intern at NOWCastSA

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