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Mexican American During the Kelly Years

By Dr. Ricardo Romo The Port of San Antonio, with 12,000 workers in more than 80 private and public-sector companies today, came about with the closure of Kelly Air Force Base in 1995. Over the past twenty years the Port has evolved as a $5 billion contributor to the regional economy. The transformation of Kelly Air Force Base and how it boosted San Antonio’s economic development is the subject of this story. Kelly had its beginning in 1917 when the United States entered World War I. Kelly Field was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps created. The base...

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“Loving Family Spirits on El Dia de Los Muertos (all Saints Day, All Souls’ Day)

By Ramsey Muniz How long has it been since we have reflected on that which unites us with our history, culture, ancestors, and families? For how long will society eradicate the true importance of this glorious and special day? Family members who have gone into the realm of the “flesh- less,” to be in ancient spirituality with all our noble ancestors, await us. Over five hundred years have passed since the time that those who refused to see the truth, rejected the notion of our communing with the spirit world. History accurately and truth- fully revealed that friars and...

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SAFC agradeció apoyo de sus seguidores Fin de temporada USL Championship 2019 con fuegos pirotécnicos

Por José I. Franco Más de ocho mil se- guidores del equipo San An- tonio Fútbol Club (SAFC), disfrutaron del espectacular partido contra el visitan- te rival Colorado Springs Swithchbacks FC, con el que al final empataron 2 por 2 goles. De acuerdo a vocero oficial del departa- mento de prensa, este par- tido contó con la asistencia de 8,406 aficionados, lo cual viene a ser la segunda cifra récord en la historia de SAFC. El capitán Pecka (nativo de Río, de Janeiro, Brasil), en representación de SAFC, dio las gracias a la base de seguidores, por el apoyo...

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“Ain’t done yet” Retired Living in San Antonio

By Steve Walker Steve Walker is a Vietnam Veteran, former Justice of the Peace and Journalist Like I told you in last week’s column part 1, I am now continuing to focus on my new column about Madi- son Estates where I currently live. At some point down the road I will revert to my writ- ing “Just a Thought.” For now “Ain’t done yet” is my focus. I mentioned last week that my new home was a beauti- ful compound with 5 floors and numerous amenities. In reality that is an understate- ment. When I walk down the various hallways it takes me a considerable time to do so because the artwork is awe- some and I want to take it all in. This past week Madison Estates celebrated October Fest. Boy was it fun. A full blown music extravaganza with blaring instruments and audience participation com- plete with dancing! The group that played was a smaller con- tingent of the group Boerne Village Hall. Every month a schedule is printed and distributed to the residents of upcoming events. The events range from 6-9 each day and residents are encouraged to participate in as many as they can. This past Sunday I ate lots of strawberry ice cream including one refill! Here are some ex-amples of the current events. (20th) Church Service, Trivia, Pen- ny Pokeno, Ice Cream...

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New at Investing? Follow These Suggestions

By Edward Jones Edward Jones is a licensed insurance producer in all states and Washington, D.C., through Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. and in California, New Mexico and Massachusetts through Edward Jones Insurance Agency of California, L.L.C.; Edward Jones Insurance Agency of New Mexico, L.L.C.; and Edward Jones Insurance Agency of Massachusetts, L.L.C. If you’re fairly new to investing, you might be wondering what sort of rules you should follow or moves you should make. And while everyone’s situation is different, there are indeed guidelines that make sense for all investors. Here are some to consider: Learn the basics. The investment world can seem confusing, but the more you know about the basic components, the more confident you’ll be when you begin to invest. For starters, you’ll want to be familiar with the essential types of investments: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, government securities and so And it’s also important to know that some investments are designed to provide growth – an increase in the investment’s value – while others provide income in the form of dividends or interest payments, and still others may offer growth and income. Set your goals. You need to know why you’re investing – and that means you must clearly define your goals. Do you want to retire early? When you do retire, what kind of lifestyle would you like to have? Are you...

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