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New Perspective on Fast Food Opportunities with Pedro Carrazana – from Hourly to Owner By Yvette Tello What would you do if your teenager came home and told you he decided to pursue a career with McDonald’s? According to Pedro Carrazana, his father had a cow. The family had saved up their entire lives for him to go to college. Pedro began working at age 17 as a crewmember at a Florida McDonald’s, he was just a senior in high school. From there, Pedro worked his way up the ranks of the company. He held a variety of positions...



SAY Sí Senior Success Showcased Online

By Stephen Guzman This August, SAY Sí celebrates 23 seniors graduating from its programs with two virtual experiences for the public: Fragments, SAY Sí’s Senior Thesis Exhibition, and HelloGoodbye, A Virtual Graduation Ceremony. The Senior Thesis Exhibition, Fragments, is available for viewing now at Celebrating the culminating works of graduating senior-artists, this exhibition showcases the class of 2020’s skills as multidisciplinary artists and diverse storytellers. Mediums chosen include painting, photography, sculpture, film, animation and other creative processes. On Friday, August 14, 2020, at 7 pm, SAY Sí will host HelloGoodbye, a virtual graduation ceremony available for viewing on...



Latinos Can Help Preserve Democracy

By Dr. Ricardo Romo Congressman John Lewis’s last public writing appeared in a New York Times editorial page on July 30 following his death a week earlier.  He wrote: “Democracy is not a state.  It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.”  His generation  of civil rights activists contributed to a more robust and fair American democracy through the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and by their vigilant promotion to social justice. “The vote,” John Lewis  noted in his...

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Get Shift Done Initiative Employs Recently Unemployed Workers in San Antonio to Help with Hunger Relief Services

By Allison Rhodes  Recently unemployed workers in the San Antonio area who lost jobs relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will experience some relief through Get Shift Done for San Antonio, an initiative of United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. With support from the USAA Foundation, Charles Butt and San Antonio’s COVID-10 Community Response Fund, Get Shift Done for San Antonio provides paid opportunities for positions at local food banks and supply organizations that are experiencing an increased demand for assistance. The Get Shift Done for San Antonio initiative hires workers, predominantly from the hospitality industry, at...

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New Perspectives Amid Pandemic

By Yvette Tello This pandemic has changed our lives. I have seen people create art, cooking, changing their careers. Many have greater pur- pose, spirituality, empathy and appreciation of life, as well as strengthened relationships. What are you doing with the new time you have available? What would you like to do? Are you pursuing your dream? Let’s talk about it… Jeff Hull: “ I am resting. What’s made me laugh is that people are always saying they wish they had time to rest or simply do nothing. Then when given the opportunity. So many stresses out over it. Unfortunately bills do have to be paid.” Mary Svetlik Watkins: “I want to learn to knit. “ Rose De La Fuente : “I wanted to go back to school. ” Charlene Smith: “I’m building a house” John Gonzales: “Pfffft. I was working on personal growth trying to get out of a crap work situation and get my young adults launched. Now I am stuck- er than stuck and kids are unemployed and miserably holed away in their child- hood bedrooms with no prospects. I climbed out of a devastating situation a decade ago and was just getting above water. Only people who haven’t had much adversity see this as a good thing. Give us some Ehrenreich and spare us the bright side of the things.” William Barrera: “The fundamental question...

Outstanding Hispanics


John Lopez Jr.

By Leonard Rodriguez This column highlights inspiring stories of Latino leaders. For more than 500 years, Latino men and women have positively influenced the face of United States society. Let us celebrate these outstanding hispanics. John Lopez Jr. How do you become one of the largest minority companies in the U.S without advertising? According to John Lopez Jr., you keep your one multi-billion dollar client -The McDonald’s Corp.- happy. Operating several McDonald’s franchises since 1978, Lopez was approached by McDonald’s when their supplier of hamburger patties, sausage patties and bacon went up for sale. Presented with the financial opportunity,...



Cachorros de Nava apaleó a Mets y Broncos doblegó a Pistoleros Indios de Nava y Águilas del Veracruz disputaran final del playoff

Por Sendero Deportivo La pelota caliente en la categoría Veteranos, volvió a jugarse en el diamante del circuito Oldtimers Colt 45 Baseball League, donde su gerente general Jaime Guerrero, agradeció a cuatro equipos su participación en jornada sabatina con partidos de preparación, mismos que estarán jugando en la temporada que esta por arrancar. Cachorros de Nava dirigidos por el timonel Alejandro (Rábano) Becerra, los coaches Benito Martínez y Rubén (Alacrán) Galindo, así como el coordinador Adolfo Morones, dieron cuenta del rival Mets con pizarra de 22 a 7 carreras. La victoria se la agenció el lanzador abridor Rodolfo Briseño...

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