Category: Let’s Talk About It

Recycling Surge with Online Shopping

By Yvette Tello This pandemic has changed the way we shop. Amazon is my go-to for everything possible. The problem is my recycle bin is full and I have so many cardboard boxes to get rid of and have not been able to because I have so many boxes a week.. Am I the only one with this prob- lem? Let’s talk about it… Letty Garcia Tijerina: “You’d think that Amazon would have drop off places for all of these boxes we get! They think of every- thing but this!” Mary Svetlik Watkins: “I love online grocery shopping. No...

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Are We Doing All We Can Do?

By Yvette Tello I just spoke to a Director at Haven for Hope. I asked  how many confirmed cases they have had of the coronavirus. There are 1700 people on this campus. Not one! I was in disbelief and so happy to hear this. They credit this to following COVID protocol that has been put in place by the CDC, the Mayor and the County Judge and they require every person entering the campus to have their temperature checked. Any person with a fever will be denied entry and sent to Centromed to be tested and cleared for re-entry....

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Face Masks

By Yvette Tello Should it be considered a right to wear a mask instead of a requirement when mandated by city officials to help prevent the spread of this pandemic coronavirus? Let’s talk about it. Virginia Ann Sherwood: “ It should be up to the person in my opinion. I am claustrophobic and I get anxiety just thinking when I walk out my door I have to wear one. So it’s either be imprisoned in my home or wear a mask. I feel that is part of our freedom. Are we now going to be told what to wear...

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China Beat The Corona Virus

By Yvette Tello According to BBC news, China beat the coronavirus. Business is back to normal. Is there hope for us? Let’s talk about it. Corina Corina: “There’s always hope.” Lonnie Bradley: “ I don’t believe what China is saying” Nina A. Sanchez: “They didn’t inform us when they should have. We really don’t know how long they were going through this virus before actually telling us. Yes, we do have hope; there is always hope but we can’t go by what China says. We just gotta have our own faith. It is in God’s hands. He’s in control,...

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Opening Up Businesses- Is It Time?

By Yvette Tello I just read that Greg Abbott our governor is thinking of opening the businesses back up. It will be the biggest mistake Texas makes! We will be hit with a second wave of this virus! Mark my words, if businesses open up again , right now, we will be in trouble! Please keep practicing what we’re doing now washing your hands, not going out and staying home because if businesses open up this will get bad! Greg Abbott, you will be making a very big mistake by opening up businesses again! I hope you have better...

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Resurrection

By Yvette Tello Life after death.. Have you ever had a near-death experience and came back? Have you ever lost everything and recovered from it? Have you ever lost someone in your life that caused you to lose yourself and you overcame it? Have you ever been “resurrected?” Let’s talk about it…#letstalkaboutit Jazmin D Zuñiga: “ I was having surgery. I was put under. I saw myself as a 3rd grader but somehow I knew I was dying. I saw “The light” above me and I was a child, I was praying for a second chance asking God to...

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Quarantine

By Yvette Tello If someone has  tested positive for the Covid -19 and has been quarantined at home  and has a family, should the other family members be making day trips to local grocery stores? ( It is happening) Shouldn’t there be something in place for the entire family to be quarantined? Let’s talk about it.. #letstalkaboutit Mary Svetlik Watkins: “I think there should be delivery service for people who are quarantined.” Beverly Brooks: “ It makes sense that IF the other family members can stay home, they should. That’s not always the case. Nonetheless, as long as the...

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Corona Lock Down

By Yvette Tello According to President Trump and Politicians, Elders should take one for the team, businesses should be able to bring employees back in a week or two. What do you think? Let’s talk about… Nina A. Sanchez : “Screw him…I hope he loses this election this time. There are no words to explain our President. He’s really something else. He says all this will be all over by Easter…he wants to open everything by then. “Oh yes Mr. Present, just because YOU said.” It’s like he’s telling people that if you take “this” it will help you...

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Corona Lock Down

San Francisco has gone on a 24 hour lock down for three weeks.  If this happens here in San Antonio, and it is very much a possibility, are you prepared? What are you doing to prepare? Let’s talk about it…#letstalkaboutit Mary Svetlik Watkins: “ San Francisco is a literal crap box. You can legally defecate in the street there. People need to stay home. Stop this before it really gets out of hand. In 2009, H1N1 was a novel coronavirus. We didn’t do anything to stop it and hundreds of thousands people died. Stay inside.” Luann DeLashmit Stewart :...

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a reminder to salute the women who have inspired us to be us. I only had one woman in my life that could handle my fearless spirit; my ma. Once she realized there was no stopping me, she joined me. She always said if I was going to do it, I better do it right. That was my inspiration. Who is the woman who inspired you to be you? Let’s talk about it… Carolina Rodriguez-Roberts: “My mother; every part of my life was inspired by her the way I did things. She taught me how...

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Coronavirus Hysteria

By Yvette Tello There are many questions about the coronavirus. Is the food coming in or that people have eaten from gotten tested? Perhaps the virus spreads or lives in food/fruits. According to the American Medical Association, viruses aren’t bacteria. They can’t survive long outside of a living host. So with that said, why is there such mayhem about getting things sent from China? Why the shortages? Why is everyone in such a panic? Let’s talk about it…. Benjamin Godina: “ Some people are just naturally wired that way. Panic. Anxiety. Hysteria.” Mary Svetlik Watkins: “ The media likes...

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Racism in 2020

By Yvette Tello In a world that continues to insist on organizing people on racial lines, I would like to say that our newspaper does not only serve the Hispanic community but the San Antonio Community. That means all races, all cultures, all colors; we are all inclusive to the beautiful diverse community that we are all a part of. Today, I saw a story about a bus driver that was assigning children’s seats on a bus by race in Comal county. I read a post by a dear friend of mine who’s 4 year old bi-racial daughter was...

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