Author: Dr. Ricardo Romo

Mexican Independence Day

San Antonioians have celebrated Mexican Independence Day since 1821. The have every reason to do so. Although San Antonio was nearly 800 miles away from where Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla first launched his famous rebellion...

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Everyday Work in Texas

My grandfather, Jose Maria Saenz, came to America in 1882, the year of the first Labor Day parade in New York City. He came to Texas from the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon where work was scarce and salaries seldom matched the hard...

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Young Cleto Rodriguez

Young Cleto Rodriguez moved to the Westside of San Antonio at the age of nine to live with relatives after the death of both this parents. After working as a newsboy at the downtown Gunter Hotel, he joined the United States Army...

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