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What Latinos are Learning from the Pandemic

Posted by Dr. Ricardo Romo Good health practices matter, but basic health practices are not enough.  All of us must follow the recommendations to  shelter in place,  practice safe distancing, and wear a mask in public settings.   Access to good health insurance makes all the difference to Latinos who need to  visit a doctor or  require hospital care.  As a state, Texas is making little progress in expanding medical insurance to a sufficient number of residents. According to texmed.org/uninsured, “Texas is the uninsured capital of the United States. More than 4.3 million Texans – including 623,000 children – lack...

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El Rampage fue comprado por Las Vegas Golden Knights

Por Sendero Deportivo La empresa SpursSports&Entertainment (SS&E), propietaria de los equipos Spurs de San Antonio (NBA), Spurs de Austin (G-League), y San Antonio Rampage, con afiliación en el circuito American Hockey League (AHL), en boletín informativo, indico su decisión de la venta de la franquicia Rampage, fundada durante el 2002. En la transacción se dio por conocer al nuevo propietario, el club Vegas Golden Knights (con afiliación en la National Hockey League/NHL), con sede en la famosa ciudad de Las Vegas, estado de Nevada. La venta quedará solidificada en los momentos de que el concejo de gobernadores de la...

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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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The “Bolillo”

By Steve Walker In 1978-79 the year before I taught at La Memorial High School in Edgewood and wrote for the Westside & Southside Suns for a brief stint, I taught at Pearce Elementary School in Southside ISD. I was a Migrant Reading Teacher, pulling students out from their regular classes during the day and working with them in the Library. One day after finishing lunch duty in the cafeteria I was walking down the hallway back to my designated teaching area when one of my second grade migrant reading students passed me on her way to her regular class. She paused for a moment and said “Hello Mr. Walker” in her sweet voice and then took me by surprise by asking me, “Mr. Walker areyou a Bolillo?” Not knowing how to respond, since I wasn’t familiar with the term at the time, I answered, “Graciela I am not sure but I will get back with you later on it ok?” She smiled and nodded and walked on to her class. Immediately I marched into the teacher’s lounge down the hall looking for a fellow teacher, preferably a Hispanic teacher who could tell me the definition of a “Bolillo!” I had no idea if it was good or bad. All I knew was that Graciela believed me to be one. Mrs. Guzman one of the 1st grade teachers was in the faculty...

Outstanding Hispanics

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Cristina Teuscher

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. Cristina Teuscher Quickly making swimming history and garnering national attention, swimmer Cristina Teuscher is compiling an enormous wealth of victories. A two-time U.S. national champion, Teuscher won a 1994 silver medal at the World Championships and three gold medals at the 1995 Pan Am Games. Recently making Olympic history at the 1996 games in Atlanta, Teuscher won a gold medal and set an Olympic...

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Humanitarian Missions are Being Carried Out at San Antonio International Airport

By Brian Pratte The San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is the epicenter of a three-day humanitarian cargo mission. Four international cargo flights from Tel Aviv, Israel, operated by EL AL Airlines, will arrive in San Antonio with medical personal protective equipment (PPE). On Sunday, two B787-9 aircraft arrived in San Antonio, dropped off equipment and returned to Israel. This pattern will be repeated today. Each of the B787-9 aircraft used its main cabin seats to secure the medical supplies on the plane, in addition to cargo holds below. SAT, Customs and Border Protection, El AL Airlines and various other...

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Dr. Ricardo Romo

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What Latinos are Learning from the Pandemic

What Latinos are Learning from the Pandemic

Posted by Dr. Ricardo Romo Good health practices matter, but basic health practices are not enough.  All of us must follow the recommendations to  shelter in place,  practice safe distancing, and wear a mask in public settings.   Access to good health insurance makes all the difference to Latinos who need to  visit a doctor or  require hospital care.  As a state, Texas is making little progress in expanding medical insurance to a sufficient number of residents. According to texmed.org/uninsured, “Texas is the uninsured capital of the United States. More than 4.3 million Texans - including 623,000 children - lack health insurance.”  Texas' lack of insurance coverage is unacceptable.  Instead of addressing this problem conservative voices in the White House and Congress have sought to dismantle  Obamacare. This must not be allowed to happen.  We have learned from the pandemic that the U.S. healthcare system is broken and desperately needs reform.   Working conditions matter. Latinos make up a sizable number of the essential workers in Texas. In San Antonio, Latinos go to work everyday  in jobs where infection and deaths have been most pronounced.  Most of the Covid-19  cases in San Antonio have been reported in the city’s jails, nursing homes, and meatpacking plants. Latinos work in these jobs. Employers are being pressed to provide sufficient safety equipment to their workers and to set social distancing regulations in the workplace.  We have learned that employers are not doing enough to make work places safe.   Working from home is not the solution for every Latino family. Many Latinos in Texas work in semi-skilled industries where remote work is not...

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El Rampage fue comprado por Las Vegas Golden Knights

El Rampage fue comprado por Las Vegas Golden Knights

Por Sendero Deportivo La empresa SpursSports&Entertainment (SS&E), propietaria de los equipos Spurs de San Antonio (NBA), Spurs de Austin (G-League), y San Antonio Rampage, con afiliación en el circuito American Hockey League (AHL), en boletín informativo, indico su decisión de la venta de la franquicia Rampage, fundada durante el 2002. En la transacción se dio por conocer al nuevo propietario, el club Vegas Golden Knights (con afiliación en la National Hockey League/NHL), con sede en la famosa ciudad de Las Vegas, estado de Nevada. La venta quedará solidificada en los momentos de que el concejo de gobernadores de la AHL, logre por unanimidad su aprobación para la venta de la mencionada franquicia que durante 18 temporadas jugó en San Antonio en su sede del estadio AT&T Center. De acuerdo al reporte informativo, el Rampage deberá de concluir su participación en el rol regular de la campaña AHL 2019-2020 en San Antonio, y posteriormente ser reubicado en el estado de Nevada en la temporada de 2020-21. “Extremadamente estamos agradecidos con nuestro personal (staff). La base de seguidores y socios que por 18 años nos han brindado su respaldo”, indicó R.C. Buford, Jefe Oficial Ejecutivo (CEO), de SS&E. “Esta fue una decisión difícil de realizar. Sin embargo creemos este movimiento es lo mejor a largo plazo para el éxito de nuestra empresa SpursSports&Entertainment”, añadió el ejecutivo Buford. La nueva sede del Rampage, será la región de Henderson, que colinda con la capital del juego Las Vegas, ello se convertirá en la segunda franquicia que SS&E vende a Las Vegas, el primer club fue Stars (2017) de San Antonio afiliada a la...

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Let’s Talk About It

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Recycling Surge with Online Shopping

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 impulse pur- chases.” Virginia Ann Sherwood: “ With growing baby’s it’s much easier to shop online, afraid to take the baby’s out. Yes sometimes we get overflow with too many boxes. We try to cut them down to size as to try to make room so it won’t be bulky” Gene A. Gomez : “Mine is full of pizza boxes” Gilbert Dimas Jr.: “It really hasn’t changed the way we shop; granted, we shop more in Castroville where the rules are much more relaxed than in San Antonio.” Jerry Leonard : “ I have been using the boxes as mulch in the garden. I lay them flat and put hay over the top to keep the weeds down and the soil from drying out.” Lila A’Giza: “Boxes and poly bags; I receive in- ventory regularly for my studio and let’s not get on my personal shopping. Welcome to my world!” Maria Chavez Rocco: “You might want to post on OfferUp someone might be moving or or- ganizing and could use...

Just a Thought

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The “Bolillo”

By Steve Walker In 1978-79 the year before I taught at La Memorial High School in Edgewood and wrote for the Westside & Southside Suns for a brief stint, I taught at Pearce Elementary School in Southside ISD. I was a Migrant Reading Teacher, pulling students out from their regular classes during the day and working with them in the Library. One day after finishing lunch duty in the cafeteria I was walking down the hallway back to my designated teaching area when one of my second grade migrant reading students passed me on her way to her regular class. She paused for a moment and said “Hello Mr. Walker” in her sweet voice and then took me by surprise by asking me, “Mr. Walker areyou a Bolillo?” Not knowing how to respond, since I wasn’t familiar with the term at the time, I answered, “Graciela I am not sure but I will get back with you later on it ok?” She smiled and nodded and walked on to her class. Immediately I marched into the teacher’s lounge down the hall looking for a fellow teacher, preferably a Hispanic teacher who could tell me the definition of a “Bolillo!” I had no idea if it was good or bad. All I knew was that Graciela believed me to be one. Mrs. Guzman one of the 1st grade teachers was in the faculty lounge and I told her one of my students asked me the question if I was a “Bolillo.”  Her answer was short and to the point. “In English it means a piece of white bread. I answered with a puzzled look...

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Outstanding Hispanics

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Cristina Teuscher

Cristina Teuscher

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. Cristina Teuscher Quickly making swimming history and garnering national attention, swimmer Cristina Teuscher is compiling an enormous wealth of victories. A two-time U.S. national champion, Teuscher won a 1994 silver medal at the World Championships and three gold medals at the 1995 Pan Am Games. Recently making Olympic history at the 1996 games in Atlanta, Teuscher won a gold medal and set an Olympic record in the Women’s 800-meter free-style relay, swimming the fastest 200-meter leg on the...

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Humanitarian Missions are Being Carried Out at San Antonio International Airport

Humanitarian Missions are Being Carried Out at San Antonio International Airport

By Brian Pratte The San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is the epicenter of a three-day humanitarian cargo mission. Four international cargo flights from Tel Aviv, Israel, operated by EL AL Airlines, will arrive in San Antonio with medical personal protective equipment (PPE). On Sunday, two B787-9 aircraft arrived in San Antonio, dropped off equipment and returned to Israel. This pattern will be repeated today. Each of the B787-9 aircraft used its main cabin seats to secure the medical supplies on the plane, in addition to cargo holds below. SAT, Customs and Border Protection, El AL Airlines and various other agencies and businesses worked together to perform this mission, which entailed a significant level of collaboration to coordinate all of the logistical details of these trips. San Antonio is a global city with a dynamic economy and workforce, a deep cultural heritage and diverse communities that are resilient and welcoming. It is one of the strongest fiscally managed cities in the country, nurturing entrepreneurship, encouraging investment and funding infrastructure. America’s seventh-largest city offers a vibrant business climate and growth opportunities in bioscience, financial services, aerospace, cybersecurity, energy, transportation, manufacturing and healthcare. In 2015, UNESCO designated San Antonio’s 18th century Spanish colonial missions as a World Heritage Site – the first in Texas. Proudly called Military City, USA®, San Antonio is home to one of the largest populations of active duty military, veterans and crucial military commands. For more information, visit www.sanantonio.gov Brian.Pratte@sanantonio.gov O:...

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