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The Birth of Borderland Folklore

Born in 1915, Americo Paredes, rose to become the founder of Mexican American Folklore in America and creator of Mexican American Studies in Texas. In 1937, Paredes published his first poems in La Prensa of San Antonio. Paredes, a native of Brownsville, studied at the...

Avoid Shady Contractors Following Storms

As the weather heats up, so does the threat of severe weather in Texas. Many homeowners may be finding themselves having to deal with damage from lightning, high winds and hail. Now is also the time when unethical contractors might be showing up trying to con people...

Native Plant Society of Texas San Antonio

By Andrew Awalt At Large Board Member Native Plant Society of Texas San Antonio The Medina River Area provides opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, picnicking, exploring, and rest for residents in south San Antonio. With the help of a grant from the Native Plant...

Employment Offer Scams

A San Antonio man recently applied to several jobs using CareerBuilder when he was contacted by what he felt was a legitimate company. They told him he immediately met all the qualifications for a remote, data-entry position and asked to interview using a third-party...

Caring for a Child with Special Needs

When you get the news that your child has been diagnosed with a physical disorder, mental disorder, or serious illness, it can be overwhelming. It is important to understand that you are not alone. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research has shown that 1...

Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story

This past week Eva Schloss, the step-sister of Anne Frank, Holocaust victim of the Nazis, spoke to nearly 1,000 attendees at Trinity’s Laurie Auditorium to a packed house. Robert Rivard, publisher of the Rivard Report sat down with Eva and held a discussion about her...

Meat-Based Environmental Destruction

You cannot have a serious discussion about the decay of our natural environment without addressing the monumental impact a meat-based diet has on it. And yet, the corporate mass media will tell you ditching plastic straws is progress and that it’s farming almonds that...

Gardopia Aims to Reduce Obesity

Effective interventions are needed to address the growing epidemic of childhood and adult obesity. Over the next 5 years, Gardopia aims to reduce obesity and malnutrition by increasing accessibility to fresh produce, providing free family fitness classes, and by...

Fall 1983 (Part 2)

...I told her everything. My mother, in all her cultural wisdom, told me not repeat what I had learned to anyone. I was heartbroken because I was being told, “We cannot help her.” I get emotional and angry now as a write this and even 35 years later, My Mom went on to...

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