Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fundraiser for CC#4 Judge candidate Alfredo Ximenez, 10-1

Alfredo Ximenez for County Court #4, Fundraiser, October 1st from 5:30-7:30 p.m. @ Growler Station, 1221 Broadway.
Tickets are $100 presale. Contact my office for tickets!!Alfredo M. Ximenez
Attorney at Law
604 E. LaChapelle St.
210-222-9006 fax

Fundraiser & Reception for CC#7 Judge Genie Wright, 9-25

Fundraiser & Reception to re-elect County Court Judge Genie Wright @ the home of Larry & Kellen Davis, from 6-8 p.m., 831 Grant Ave.

Political Calendar for the month of September for Repubs & Dems

Sep. 23rd-Meet & Greet for Carlton Soules from 7-8:30 p.m., 143 N. Tower @ home of Monica & Mark Dorazio, RSVP: 210-495-3944
Sep. 23rd-Congressman Lloyd Doggett Reception @ 210 Encino Ave. from 6-7:30 p.m.
Sep. 24th- State Rep. Joe Farias Fundraiser @ VFW #76 on Tenth Street from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sep. 24th-Fundraiser for the re-election of County Court Judge Carlo Key @ Mary Lou's Café, 4405 McCullough September 24th @ 5:30 p.m. & again on September 25th @ 7 p.m.
Sep. 24th-Will Hurd Fundraiser 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., 720 Ivy Lane @ Nick and Liecie Hollis Fundraiser*
Sep. 24th-Commisioner Pct. 4 candidate Tommy Calvert will celebrate his 34th birthday. Join him for his birthday celebration at Brick in the Blue Star Arts Complex on Wednesday, September 24th from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Sep. 25th-Fundraiser for Judge Tina Torres @ Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo
from 5:30--7:30 p.m. September 25th

Sep. 25th-Fundraiser & Reception to re-elect County Judge Genie Wright @ the home of Larry & Kellen Davis, from 6-8 p.m., 831 Grant Ave
Sep. 25th-Jason Garrahan Fundraiser, Thursday, September 25th, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. @ Cadillac Bar, South Flores Street
Sep. 25th-Mixer - Bexar GOP Candidate Meet and Greet Thursday September 25th, 6-8 p.m. @ Dorcol Distilling Company (1902 South Flores)
Sep. 26th-Sixth Annual Pete Leal Awards Dinner, Friday Sept 26th @ 6 p.m. @  El Tropicano Hotel. Individual Ticket $55  Table of 10 $550See www.missiondemocrats.org
See. 27th-Bexar County Tejano Democrats BBQ @5213 Bandera Road from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $6 per plate
Sep. 28th-Calton souls for County Judge, from 2-4 p.m. @ 351 E, Tterra Alta Rd. @ home of Judith Rodriguez. RSVP 738 -1994
Sep. 29th-The second statewide debate watch party @ NW Dems Hqs. 5809 Babcock Rd. will be the Lieutenant Governor debate on Monday, September 29th.  The debate is scheduled for 7 p.m.  Come cheer on Senator Leticia van de Putte!
Sep. 30th-Visit the CandidatesSeptember 30th, 5:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. @ 4201 De Zavala Rd,. Your friends & neighbors invite you to an evening of fellowship and conversation at a special event for you to visit the candidates. Don't miss this Free event where you can talk face to face and get to know the Federal, State and local Republican candidates who will represent You. Tuesday, September 30th, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. @ St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Road. Contact Edgar Morales 210-260-1308 emorales1358@ao​l.com
Sep. 30th-The final statewide debate watch party @ NW Dems Hqs. 5809 Babcock Road will be a second Gubernatorial debate on Tuesday, September 30th.  The debate is scheduled for 8 p.m. Once again, come cheer on Gubernatorial candidate Senator Wendy Davis!
Oct. 1st-Lt. Gov. candidate Senator Leticia van de Putte fundraiser @ home of Aimee & Ernest Bromley @ 6 p.m., 104 E. Elsmere
Oct. 1st-from 5:30-7 p.m. @ Cadillac Bar, 212 S Flores,, Meet & Greet Fundraiser with Judge Lorina Rummel
Oct. 1st-Alfredo Ximenez for County Court #4, Fundraiser, October 1st from 5:30-7:30 p.m. @ Growler Station, 1221 Broadway.Tickets are $100 presale. Contact my office for tickets!! Alfredo M. Ximenez, Attorney at Law,  604 E. LaChapelle St.  210-277-1807,  210-222-9006 fax.
Oct. 9th-reception with Senator Wendy Davis, Candidate for Governor of Texas @ the home of Pamela and Troy Toman, 305 Luther Drive, 5:30-6 p.m. General Reception from 6-7 p.m.

35th B-Day celebration for Crystal Vargas @ The Davenport, 9-26

Monday, September 22, 2014

Nico LaHood for Bexar County District Attorney in November

Reception for Congressman Lloyd Doggett @ Flato House, 9-23

Home of Katy & Ted Flato, 210 Encino Ave. from 6-7:30 p.m.

Taste & Culture of Pct. 4 with Candidate Tommy Calvert, 9-24

Sunday, September 21, 2014

"Just a Thought" Column continues in La Prensa of SA, 9-21

Just a Thought: Celebrating Diez Y Seis
By Steve Walker

San Antonio loves to party year round especially in September because we celebrate Diez Y Seis, Mexico’s Independence Day from Spain. Since those of Hispanic origin are the majority population in the Alamo City it is only logical we remember that rich Hispanic heritage. 
Those who studied Texas history know that Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla's called for the end of the Spanish rule in Mexico, September 16th, 1810. That same day in 1825, the Republic of Mexico officially declared September 16th to commemorate its freedom from Spain.

For 167 years the Alamo city has celebrated that declaration of freedom complete with parades and various festivities. I have participated in the annual Diez Y Seis Parade for years. As a Councilman in Balcones Heights I rode on a Balcones Heights float a number of years.
This year San Antonio’s celebration of Diez Y Seis coincides with the 40th birthday of its favorite sons HUD Secretary Julian Castro & twin brother Congressman Joaquin Castro. Born one minute before his younger sibling, Joaquin, Julian recently was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden last month as the youngest HUD Secretary in history.
This past week over 500 San Antonio residents, well-wishers, friends and former classmates, gathered at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate the brother’s birthday. Along with the brothers were Julian’s wife Erica, and daughter Carina, and Joaquin’s wife Anna and daughter Andrea, and mother Rosie Castro, a long time civil rights activist.
Certainly not the first public birthday celebration of the brothers over the years, it was a milestone now that both are serving in Washington D.C. I have covered numerous of their joint birthday parties for a few years since they entered public service.

The party included mariachi singers, elected officials, dignitaries, various people of all ages to wish the duo a Diez Y Seis “Happy Birthday.”

As San Antonio Mayor and City Councilman, Julian served nearly three terms as Mayor after three terms as District 7 Councilman. His brother Joaquin served three terms as a State Rep. covering the same area in the legislature before his current two terms as Congressman.

The reader may remember former Mayor Julian Castro was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Democratic Convention. That was a San Antonio celebration in itself.

Now that Diez Y Seis is history, we can anticipate and look to next year’s celebration with San Antonio’s two favorite sons, Julian and Joaquin.

As always, I write “Just a Thought.”

Steve Walker is a Vietnam Veteran, former Journalist and Justice of the Peace.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

BC District Clerk candidate Mary Angie Garcia fundraiser, 9-20

L-R: Bexar County District Clerk candidate Mary Angie Garcia hosts take out plates fundraiser, with granddaughter, Linda & Charlie Jones, Gerardo Ponce, Daniela Deleon with mother,,sister, Silvana, brother Bexar County Young Tejano President Carlos Deleon & brother Bruno, kids & volunteers putting the plates together, sign, hot dog plate option

Texas Democratic Party Chair speaks to Tejano Dems, 9-20

L-R: Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa, Milton Fagin, judicial candidate Rosie Gonzalez, Joseph Nazaroff, Judge Michael LaHood, Bexar County Young Tejano Democrats President Carlos Deleon, Judge Liza Rodriguez, Kathy Scheidel, Silvana Deleon, Elizabeth Parra, Bruno Deleon, Dr. Angie Cadena, judicial candidate Mary Green, Commissoner Pct. 4 Tommy Adkisson, Democrats, signs