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Monday, March 02, 2015

Re-Election Fundraiser for Councilman Cris Medina, 3-18

Fundraiser @ Augie's Alamo City BBQ, 909 Broadway
 from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
For more info: 912-4738

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Council District 9 candidate Jeff van Slycke hosts meet & greet, 3-1

District 9 Council candidate Jeffry van Slycke with Jimmy Rodriguez, with wife, sons, daughters, granddaughter & grandson, son Jason, Joe Carillo, Andy Laird, supporters, Pizzareia Luciano's Richard Cervera, Joe Carillo & candidate Jeffry van Slycke

San Antonio Mayoral Forum @ Northwest Vista College, 3-5

WHAT:  Forum for candidates for San Antonio Mayor

WHEN:  Thursday, March 5th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Palmetto Performing Arts Center, Northwest Vista College, 3535 N. Ellison

WHO:  As of Feb. 16th, the following candidates have accepted invitations: Gerard Ponce, Pogo Mochello Reese, Mike Villarreal, Leticia Van De Putte, Raymond Zavala, Tommy Adkisson, Cynthia Brehm, and Cynthia Cavazos

The forum will be held in the Palmetto Center for the Performing Arts on the NVC campus and will begin with a 30 minute “Meet & Greet” in the main foyer; the candidates will then move to the main theater for a formal forum from 2-3:30 p.m.

The forum is sponsored by the NVC Student Government Association, the NVC Project Dem student organization, the NVC Humanities department, and the Alamo Colleges Democracy Commitment.

"Just a Thought" Column continues in La Prensa of SA, 3-1

Just a Thought: “What If?”
By Steve Walker

This week’s column will be the final in my series,“What If?”  Over the last couple of weeks, I have offered my speculations and possible consequences concerning faith and the lack of faith. On any given day we make hundreds of split second decisions that alter the course of our destiny. I have suggested that faith is a necessary ingredient to successfully reach one’s goals and I truly believe that to be a fact.

When you ask yourself “What If” I…”, you can pose many subjects, such as lost my job? Get married? Get hit by a car? Win the lottery?  Can you imagine your life being different if these questions are different from the life you now live?    
I certainly can if events in my life had turned out much differently.

At Christmas every year, the television broadcasts the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” with actor Jimmy Stewart. (aka George Bailey) The question is raised to make us address as to whether or not we make a difference in people’s lives. Hopefully the answer is “yes.”

In a quick synopsis, a depressed Bailey prepares to jump from a bridge because he believed his life was falling apart and his family would be better off without him. His guardian angel Clarence intercedes, shows George what life in Bedford Falls would have become for the residents there if he had never lived. 

The whole movie speculates how the Bedford Falls citizens would have fared without him. Obviously they would all have lived much different lives as well as his family. That detail affected everyone in the city.

In my own life I still wonder “What If?” Had I not served on the Balcones Heights City Council some years ago, and not fought for a bus for the 20 elementary students who were being forced to walk across IH10 where there was no safe crossing to attend school? They were put at risk because the district didn’t provide them with transportation and many of the parents didn’t have vehicles to take them.

Thank God I was able to convince other council members to vote to budget a bus for the little ones. My teacher instinct kicked in. They have that bus even today. “What If” I hadn’t been there to insist they do so and one of those precious students were killed walking to school? Scary to think about it.

I always beat myself over the head asking “What If” I had not graduated high school or college despite the fact I was told I couldn’t because I wasn’t smart enough. Thank God I didn’t buy into that or life would be totally different for me.  I certainly could have never been elected as a judge for four years and made a difference in many people’s lives especially truant students.

Taking this thought of “What If” to a different or a much large arena, I pose the challenge to the reader to speculate on “What If” we lost the Battle of the Alamo? How would our lives be different? Would we all carry Mexican passports and all speak Spanish?  Since the first week of March is the anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo, I leave you with just that thought.

As I grow older and hopefully wiser, I have posed the question many times as many of La Prensa readers may have at one time or other. Apparently it is a lifelong process that won’t stop any time soon. It is what it is.

You could say that the thought of “What if” has given me a new perspective. Perhaps you the reader have come to the same conclusion. But then again, “What If” you didn’t?

Anyway, as always, what I write is “Just a Thought.”

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

Elect candidate Nathan Alonzo for State Rep. District 124

SA Mayoral Forum Debate @ Bentley Adrive Apartments, 3-4

Paul Martinez
A Mayoral debate @ Bentley Adrive Apts, 8004 Bentley Drive, Wednesday, March 4th from 6-8 p.m. to include Mayoral hopefuls  Paul Martinez, Ivy Taylor , Leticia Van de Putte,  Mike Villarreal & Tommy Adkisson.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

25th San Antonio International Woman's Day March & Rally, 3-7

2015 Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship Gala @ El Tropicano, 3-26

John Quinones
2015 CECLEF Scholarship Gala

This year's gala is Thursday, March 26th at El Tropicano Hotel. This year's keynote speaker is John Quinones, Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News and creator and host for the ABC show “What Would You Do ?" It will be a night to award scholarships and recognize community champions. 

Latin Grammy winner Joe Posada will be entertaining us with the unique melodic fuse of tejano and jazz sound that many have come to love throughout his career.For sponsorship information email us at fund@ceclef.org or call 364-5506.  

Visit our new website at www.ceclef.org

I hope to see you at the march ! If you have any questions, you can reach us at the Cesar Chavez Center at 226-3731 or email us at info@ceclef.org

Si Se Puede!

Ernest J. Martinez, Interim President
Cesar E. Chavez Legacy & Educational Foundation

The 19th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice, 3-28

The 19th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice

This year's march, Co-Sponsored by the City of San Antonio is scheduled for Saturday, March 28th. Join us for this beautiful San Antonio tradition as we march to honor and pay tribute to a great American role model and hero Cesar E. Chavez. 

This year's Grand Marshal is Tejano music legend and Grammy winner Joe Hernandez, "Little Joe of Little Joe y La Familia." We will depart from Avenida Guadalupe to Alamo Plaza at 10 a.m. 

Greater Faith Church to host 18th Annual Co-ED Conference, 3-6

Please see time of all four sessions below. If you have any questions please respond and of course you all know!!!

"I love you ain't a thing you can do about it in Jesus' name, be blessed" (smile)

Greater Faith Institutional Church A.O.T.W.M. will be hosting our 18th Annual Co-Ed Conference Friday-Sunday, March 6th-8th. We are requesting your presence at either session if only for a brief moment. The Dates and times of the sessions are as follows:

Friday, March 6th @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 7th @ 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 7th @ 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 8th @ 11:30 a.m.

The Lord as blessed us for 18 years to be able to give back to our city through educational scholarships, membership fees to the boys and girls club of San Antonio, honor the elderly, support our neighborhood associations, bless families that go through the lost of a family member or friend, be a active voice for those that are not able to speak for themselves and so much more through our conferences. 

Your presence will be greatly appreciated. This is one more great event that you can make a difference, be a voice to shape and change someones life for the better. Prayerfully we see you at this Great Move of God in our city and of course you know!!!

"I love you ain't a thing you can do about it in Jesus' name, be blessed." (smile)

Chief-Apostle/Bishop Rosa L. Wilson (Rosita)
Greater Faith Institutional Church A.O.T.W.M.
(210) 326-7738
Phil. 4:13