Written by Don Mathis on Mar 7 2017 - 9:30pm
Just outside the historic steps of the Alamo, the light begins to fall and dusk begins to take form. It is March 6 and the flag outside hangs at half-mast.
Written by Don Mathis on Feb 21 2017 - 8:02pm
The Esperanza Center opened its doors in solidarity with the National General Strike in opposition to the current administration. On Friday, Feb. 17, Strike4Democracy coordinated more than 100 strike actions across the country to stand up for America’s democratic principles. Local poets and protestors included Eliza Perez, Don Mathis, Enrique Sanchez, Gianna Rendon, Monica Landry, and Elva Treviño.
Written by Don Mathis on Jan 31 2017 - 3:10pm
Las Tesoros de San Antonio are aptly named. These ranchera singers from the Westside are city as well as national treasures.   The women of Las Tesoros are Rita “La Calandria” Vidaurri, Beatriz “La Paloma del Norte” Llamas,” and Blanca “Blanquita Rosa” Rodriguez – three strong women who helped build the foundations for San Antonio’s rich musical cultura.  
Written by Don Mathis on Jan 20 2017 - 10:06pm
Renovations of the Elmendorf Lake Park Improvements Project, approved by voters in 2012, was celebrated Jan 21 at 10:30 a.m.    Jeff Tyler, an engineer with the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), described some of the new features at the park.   “The main goal was to get the community close to water,” Tyler said. “New amenities include a floating dock and picnic areas overlooking the lake.”