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Written by Dania Pulido on Jun 24, 2010
Self-educated and fiercely outspoken, Linda Chavez-Thompson has become the spokesperson for labor workers around the state.Now, if she wins election in November, Linda Chavez-Thompson will become the first Latina lieutenant governor of TexasBorn and raised in Lorenzo, Texas as a second generation Mexican-American, she hoed and picked cotton from age 10 until she was 19 years old. As one of 10 children, she had to drop out of high school as a freshman to help support her family.
Written by Rosalynn Warren on Jun 15, 2010
As a representative of the International Woman's Day March Planning Committee, I traveled to New Orleans by bus on Sunday, April 25, with a delegation from San Antonio, including members of the IWD Committee and of the San Antonio Free Speech Coalition. We headed to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to defend our right to free speech and assembly. This first-person article was originally published in "La Voz".
Written by Susan Finch on Jun 10, 2010
NEW ORLEANS -- Traveling by bus from San Antonio to New Orleans isn't easy if you 're in a wheelchair. But that was the price Lorinda Carr was willing to pay recently in support of an ongoing court fight to force San Antonio to quit letting groups it endorses parade for free while billing all others for traffic control and cleanup.
Written by David McLemore on May 28, 2010
It's another Memorial Day and the veterans gather as they do most days, to remember the fallen. They meet at the old white, two-story house with the Corinthian columns and the wrap-around porch that sits on a curved bank above the San Antonio River. This is home ground of Veterans of Foreign War Post 76, founded in 1917 and the oldest VFW post in Texas. Here, the veterans gather. They joke, tell war stories and remember.

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 18, 2010
Did you ever wonder what it is like to ride in the Texas Cavalier's River Parade at the height of Fiesta? You can find out by watching the video that NOWCastSA streamed from aboard the San Antonio Library Foundation's pirate-themed barge in the parade. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look before the parade and then a view from the barge. You can see it all from any Internet-enabled computer at our Kyte channel here. You can also see the conversation and chat in the window next to the video player.