Friday, August 29, 2014

Immigration Reform's Future Town Hall Meeting, 8-30

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with Congressman Lloyd Doggett @ Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 314 Merida. Town Hall Meeting to Stop Deportation Now

Calendar of Republican/Dems political events for September

  • Sep. 1st-Northeast Bexar County Democrats will host a Labor Day celebration from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. @ Aggie Park, 6205 West Ave., Monday, September 1st with Speakers County Judge Nelson Wolff, & Commissioner Pct. 4 candidate Tommy Calvert
  • Sep. 3rd-Susan Narvaiz for Congress Joint Fund Raising Event with Pete Sessions September 3rd, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. @ Club Giraud, Navarro Street, with Congressman and former NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions  For more information call 210-387-9766
  • Sep. 3rd-Fundraiser for judicial candidate John Longoria for CC #12 from 5-7 p.m. @ Pico de Gallo, 111 Leona Street
  • Sep. 4th-Kevin O’Connell for Judge of the 227th District Court Fundraiser
    September 4, 5:30 p.m.– 7 7 p.m. @ the Quarry Hofbrau, 7310 Jones Maltsberger, Contact Lydia at 279-8964
  • Sep. 4th-Fundraiser for Judicial candidate Michael Deleon, @ Chris Madrid's 1900 Blanco from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Sep 5th Join Lt. Gov. candidate Senator Leticia van de Putte, Friday, September 5th at the home of Margaret Vera located at 228 West Agarita @ 6 p.m. to show the Senator you are ready  to put Texas "First.
  • Sep. 6th-Kickoff for St. senator candidate Daniel Boone at the home of Bob Comeaux & wife, Joann from 5-7 p.m. @ 702 W. French
  • Sep. 7th-Annual Chairman's BBQ Guest Speaker Rafael Cruz, September 7th, 4 p.m. – 7p p.m. @ the Alzafar Shrine Center, 901 North Loop 1604 W. $25 per ticket Children 10 and under $10, $35 at the door * Food * Fun * Music
  • Sep. 10th-Steve Hilbig for District Judge Fundraiser September 10th, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. @ Petroleum Club at 8620 N. New Braunfels Ave. For more sponsorships and more information contact Sylvia @ 210-913-1670
  • Sep. 11th-Renee McElhaney Fundraiser at the home of Jane & Larry Macon, September 11th, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. @ 230 W Elsmere Pl.
  • Sep. 15th-Re-Elect DA Susan Reed Fundraiser September 15th,  5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. @ Club Giraud, 707 North Saint Mary’s St. Contact Janelle McArthur @ JanelleMac@aol.​com
  • Sep. 16th-Meet & Greet for Judge Jason PulliamSeptember 16th, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. @ Aldaco's Mexican Restaurant, 100 Hoefgen Avenue
  • Sep. 17th-Melisa Skinner Fundraiser, September 17th from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.@ Aldaco's Mexican Restaurant, 100 Hoefgen Ave.
  • Judge Jason Wolff Fundraiser, September 17th,  noon- 1:30 p.m. @ La Margarita Mexican Restaurant & Oyster Bar,120 Produce Row
  • Sep. 18th-Judge Walden Sheldon, County Court #9 Fundraiser September 18th, 5:30-7: p.m. @ Paesano's, 555 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, RSVP to: 210-724-5196
  • Sep. 25th-Jason Garrahan Fundraiser, Thursday, September 25th, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. @ Cadillac Bar, South Flores Street
  • 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​

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Recap of recent San Antonio Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies

Inductee Jerry King presented honor by Liz Patranella
Hello, Everybody!
Now that a couple of weeks have gone by and the dust has settled, I thought I would take the opportunity to report on the San Antonio Radio Hall of Fame Induction event.
It was a WOW!  For those of you who attended, I think you will agree.  For those of you who missed it, you definitely missed something special.
First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who contributed their time and talents to make the event a success.  Thanks to my fellow Selection Committee members … Mark Carrillo, Bruce Hathaway, Paul Kirby & Chrissie Murnin for their time and careful consideration of the nominees.
To Mark Carrillo, who got us the big room at the Beethoven Halle (for free!), who recorded the voice overs for all the Inductees’ bios for the slide presentation, and who supported me throughout the long and detailed process of putting the event together. 
To Hector Reyes, who brought his sound system, set it all up, and calmly made all the equipment work when I was in a panic!
To Tom Bray, who jumped in and moved the mikes and ran the audio system during the presentation.
To Chrissie Murnin who donated money needed for the Induction Certificates.
To Steve Dietrick who brought food then took charge of the food setup and arranged a delightful buffet.
To Johnny Shannon, Mike Collie, Sally Yates, Tom Bray, Herb Carl, Albert Calvo and anyone else who supplied food and drinks.
To Alex Alvarez and his wife who helped set up the name badge table and helped Steve with the food.
To Steve Walker, who showed up with his camera and became our official event photographer.
To my husband, Francis, and everyone who helped him set up and take down all the tables and chairs in the room. And to anyone else who pitched in and did anything to help out that day! 
The time that people got to spend together, reminiscing, taking photos and meeting their heroes, was very special to watch and to be a part of. The food was good and thanks to our generous volunteers, there was more than enough. The beer was cheap…where can you get $2 longnecks these days?
The presentations went off without a hitch and there were lots of magical moments. Ricci Ware (who had 14 members of his family in attendance) saying this meant more to him than his Texas Radio Hall of Fame induction. Bob Sinclair accepting his induction with the help of his radio sidekick, Sagamore Subsoil (a voice we haven’t heard since 1968). And there were so many others.
The room was perfect for our needs and we can’t thank the folks at the Beethoven Halle enough for all they do for us. I hope we can go back there again next year. I am looking forward to this being an annual event.
Very soon we will be updating the Hall of Fame website, so keep watching for that. And I will see you all at our fall luncheon, to be announced soon!
Liz Patranella

Turn Texas Blue, Campaign Kick-Off for Daniel Boone, 9-6

Fight for your neighborhood public schools...

Friends, Dan Boone is fighting for all public school children, parents and public school employees.  He needs our help to spread his message into the six counties of the 25th Senatorial District.
Please join us next Saturday, September 6th at 5 p.m. 

There is no charge to attend and food will be available. We will raise money seeking donations for beverages and we will have other fundraising activities for your enjoyment.
Stand with Dan against the extreme anti-education policies of the Texas Tea Party.

Click here to RSVP, Sponsor or Donate:

Fundraising Reception for judicial canddate Michael DeLeon, 9-4

Message from judicial candidate for CC #9, Carlos Quezada

Today, Bexar County needs a new face for justice who is prepared to take action, make important decisions and show judicial temperance. The people of our county deserve an expert who understands the judicial system and the community. 

As your next Judge of Bexar County Court at Law No. 9, my mission is to make sure that justice is delivered fairly. I will work to re-introduce "Courts in the classroom" into our schools systems. This program will strengthen our community by giving kids the opportunity to see our justice system in action. They will learn from judges and attorneys about the effect of making good and bad choices.

In order to make these positive changes for our community, my campaign will require signs, mailers and financial support. Join our team!

Your contribution of $50, $25, $10 or $5 will help us make this a reality!

Remember, Election Day is Nov. 4TH! Time is running out!

Thank you for your support!


Carlos Quezada

Mayors Hardberger, Wolff & Cisneros take Bucket Challenge, 8-27

L-R: Former Mayors Henry Cisneros & Phil Hardberger get dumped on by former Mayor Nelson Wolff & the Spurs Coyote as part of the ice bucket challenge raising money for the cure of ALS,  in return former Mayor Nelson Wolff has ice water dumped on him from the Spurs Coyote, Spurs Coyote poses with fans to include a selfie and Victor Cavazos, La Prensa photographer Roberto Perez, Marcie Trevino, Fox News 29  Reporter Yami Virgin, Christian Archer, former Bexar County Democratic Party Chair Choco Meza, Bill Kaufman, County Judge Nelson Wolff with wife, Tracey, former Councilman Bobby Perez, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros with wife, former Councilwoman Mary Alice Cisneros, former SAEN Managing Editor and current Editor of the Rivard Report, Robert Rivard, attendees, Military Plaza fountain

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Adkisson Fundraiser @ Davila's home draws supporters, 8-27

L-R: Hosts Erica, Eva & George Davila, Commissioner Tommy Adkisson & wife, Karen, Pct. 4 Commissioner candidate Tommy Calvert, Judge Michael LaHood & wife Norma, Tina Guerrero, Veronica Gonzalez, Marquis Williams, judicial candidate & former Judge Karen Crouch, Christian Anderson, Earl Roberts, Derek Naiser, Bruce Bugg, Eva Davila, husband, George, Michael Shackleford, Ralph Medina, Eva Davila with Norma LaHood, judicial candidate & former Judge Renee McElhaney & fiancé Virgil Yanta, George Davila & daughter, Erica, Commissioner Pct 4 candidate with Commissioner Pct. 4 Tommy Adkisson, Andrew Solano & Bexar County Young Democrats President Mary Helen Velez, supporters, sign