Monday, June 30, 2008

A memorable "Quote of the Day" for Monday, June 30th


"Life isn't about how to survive the storm; but how to dance in the rain."

Texas Insider.Org is linked to Walker Report & visa versa


The Texas Insider.Org icon is now part of the Walker Report. In reciprocation, The Walker Report is linked on the Texas Insider.Org.

Other links on the Walker Report include various organizations on both sides of the political spectrum as well as community links of all types and even a museum. Check them out. Like Fox News, we report, you decide.

7th Latino Breakfast Club meeting of 2008 @ Cha Cha's


Speaker Patricia Diaz Dennis

You are invited to the 7th Latino Breakfast Club meeting of 2008.

Networking with a Latino Flair! Everybody is Welcome! (Just like Fiesta Week)

When: July 30th, (Wednesday)
Location: Cha-Cha's Restaurant, 2026 Babcock, (210) 615-7000,
www.cha-chas.com

Speaker: Patricia Diaz Dennis, AT&T Inc., Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel

Parking Advice: There is an EXTRA parking lot to the right of the restaurant. We encourage you to use it if you arrive after 7:50 a.m.

7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.-
Reception-8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Program Cost: Free

(Breakfast courtesy of Cha- Cha's)
The Latino Breakfast Club is a Virtual Networking Organization. There are no membership dues, bureaucracy, committee assignments, organizational duties, or fees to pay. We are a grassroots alternative to the historic downtown chambers of commerce.Our sponsors include Cha Cha's Fine Mexican Cuisine and The Hartford Insurance from Luxor Insurance Services. ________________________________________________

Walker Report blogs for the 3,800th time in two years


Steve Walker (9photo)
Walker Report Publisher

One more time the Walker Report sets the record by postng for the 3,800th time in two years. We just keep on, keepin on! Every time we set the record, we tell you about what we have accomplished in the past and what we hope we will accomplish in the future.

As you are reminded time and time again ad infinitem, we are a family-values oriented blog that does not promote alcohol, smoking, untoward behavior, graphic visuals, gottcha photos and trash talk.

We spell this out when we hit those milestones, not to preach, but to remind everyone what we perceive our mission to be and that is good positive photos that uplift everyone, rather than present a negative presentation.

We cover both Republican and Democrat as equally as possible, Christian, non-Christian, Jews & Muslims, secular, sports, neighborhoods, fundraisers, and the news that the mainstream media sometimes forgets to highlight. We even cover the media!

Without going into our long spiel on how we dare to make a difference, let's just say again, "We continue to keep on, keepin on!"

Steve Walker
Waker Report Publisher

A message from State Rep. Mike Villarreal on victim services


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Walker, qualified candidate for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2, Pl. 1


Steve Walker (photo caricature)

Councilman, Viet Nam Veteran, Union President, & Photoblog Publisher

Walker says, "Truancy is out of control and we must stop the bleeding now!" Walker points out that it is time to turn the corner on the truancy problem confronting our students before it gets out of hand and unmanageable.

“We must pinpoint the cause, redirect & refocus to take steps to remedy the situation and ensure our children have a future. It is time to think outside the box.

“That includes creative community service and working more closely with the school districts to ensure that students stay in school.

“It is counterproductive to see a student in JP court who is cited for something as frivolous as sleeping when more serious infractions occur that need to be addressed.

“As a Justice of the Peace, it is also my duty to rule on evictions, small claims and traffic tickets.

“Everyone who comes to my court will be afforded respect and the opportunity to have their case heard in an unbiased manner with no predisposition to their guilt or innocence."

People’s Court

JP Court has traditionally been the People’s Court where the Judge is and has been an active participant in the community. Walker fits the bill.

Viet Nam Vet

An Army Reservist for 30 years, Walker served in Viet Nam in 1970-71, activated for Desert Storm for 6 mos. @ the Pentagon in 1991 as a Public Affairs Specialist, and was assigned to the Pentagon for 12 years.

He also served 8 years on the Balcones Heights City Council where as a fiscal conservative he is on record voting four times against raising property taxes. He served as Mayor Pro Tem under two Mayors.

He also served as President of the San Antonio Junior Chamber of Commerce, Harlandale Federation of Teachers, (HFT) & is currently Publisher of the Walker Report, an internet family values oriented blog. www.walkerreport.net.

A grandfather of four, Walker is periodically a featured guest on the 550 KTSA Radio Talk Show, "Gang of Four," with host Jack Riccardi and he is an active member of the Northwest Church of Christ. He volunteers two days a week distributing Social Security disability checks to the homeless and near homeless.

JP 2 jurisdiction includes the Northeast ISD, Edgewood ISD, San Antonio ISD & Northside ISD. He taught in the first three districts listed and serves as an Adjunct Instructor for Wayland Baptist University overseeing student teachers in NSISD.

The cities of Helotes, Grey Forest, Leon Valley, Olmos Park & Balcones Heights are also part of JP Court 2, along with the St. Mary's University area, & segments of Council District 1, 6, 7. & 8.

Educational Background includes: a Master’s Degree in Education, (University of the Incarnate Word-San Antonio) Bachelor’s Degree in Speech/English from Texas Wesleyan University, (Ft. Worth) Military trained Broadcast /Print Photojournalist @ the Defense Information School @ Ft. Ben Harrison, Ind.

Mini-Bio:

Born in Evansville, Indiana, September 5th, 1946 to a Jewish father & Catholic mother. Oldest of six sons who attended Catholic & Public School. (St. Gregory's Catholic School in Balcones Heights) Backpacked 26 countries as a young man and participated in two evangelical missionary trips to Central America & Mexico. He was a reporter for the Express-News in 1979 & a reporter for KENS-5 Eyewitness News in 1982.

Political Ad to elect Democrat Steve Walker, JP Pct. 2, Pl. 1, Treas. Joe Linson

Endorsed by:
S.A. Firefighters
AFL-CIO
Communications Workers of America (CWA)
Stonewall Democrats
Bexar County Young Democrats
Northeast Democrats
SA Toll Party (normally only State Rep. candidates or higher receive endorsement)
More endorsements pending

International Graffiti Expert Victoria Wilson Merritt speaks


























































































L-R: Speaker & author Victoria Wilson-Merritt autographs her book, Harlandale ISD Public Information Officer Pete Barcenas, Dir. of SA Housing & Neighborhood Services Department David Garza, Anti-Graffiti Task Force Chair Ramon Mendez, attendees, volunteers, slide presentation, Dawn Larrios reading "Graffiti in Tahiti," book

The City of San Antonio Housing & Neighborhood Services Department Graffiti Abatement Program sponsored International Graffiti Expert Victoria Wilson -Merritt, June 28th @ the Carver Community Cultural Center on Hackberry.

Wilson-Merritt's topic: "Graffiti is Everyone's Problem: A New Approach to Graffiti Education." There was also a reading of "Graffiti in Tahiti" by Special Assistant to Mayor Phil Hardberger, Dawn Larrios. Wilson-Merritt autographed the book at the end of the workshop.

Coffee with Congressman Ciro Rodriguez, July 1st @ 8 a.m.


Congressman Ciro D. Rodriguez invites you to have coffee with your Congressman

Stop by to talk about the issues that are important to youand to hear what's new in Congress.
Next Coffee with the Congressman: West San Antonio
Tuesday July 1st
Bill Miller Bar-B-Q
410 West Loop 1604 @ Potranco Road
in West San Antonio
8-9 a.m.
Click here to let your friends know about Coffee with Your Congressman.

Joe Farias fundraiser @American Legion draws crowd






























































































L-R: State Rep. Joe Farias, & wife, Angie, son, Daniel, grandson, Judge Peter Sakai, Commissioner Tommy Adkisson, Congressman Ciro Rodriguez & staffer Ginette Magana, Bexar County Young Democrats President Jessica Ramos & former President Chris Garcia, Farias staffers Cliff Walker & Roger Garza, attendees, tee-shirt, sign, American Legion

State Rep. Joe Farias kicked off his Fall Campaign, Saturday, June 28th @ the American Legion Post 485 on Kendalia.