Performs Weddings!

Performs Weddings!
Ages 18-81 so far. Call number for appointment

Monday, September 30, 2013

Walker Report Postings for month of September, 47 posts

Senator Wendy Davis to announce run for Governor, ...
"Just a Thought" column continues in La Prensa of ...
Just a few more photos of "Monte Carlos" @ Hotel, ...
More "Monte Carlos" fundraiser @ St. Anthony's Ho...
"Monte Carlos" for Senator Uresti, draws supporter...
Fundraiser for Councilman Diego Bernal @ Sparky's,...
Brothers of Fallen Heroes 6th Anniversary Event, 9...
Local Dem. candidates gather for signatures for Pr...
"A Night in Monte Carlos" Uresti @ St. Anthony Hot...
3rd posting of 10th Annual Gala @ Skyroom @ UIW, 9...
Many more photos of the 10th Annual Gala Event, 9-...
Hundreds turn out for 10th Annual Gala @ Skyroom, ...
What Day is It???? Say it...Say it....It is Hump D...
Center for Family Relations 10th Annual Gala Event...
Deputy Constables Association of Bexar County @ Lu...
Mireles Charitable Foundation presents Newlywed Ga...
First Tuesday @ Bohanon's sponosored by NSide Maga...
Breakfast with Mayor Julian Castro @ Marriott Plaz...
Northwest Democrats Political Workshop @ 1st Nat'l...
Fundraiser-Elva Abundis-Esparza @ Margie Vera's ho...
La Prensa Foundation 2013 Leadership Awards Gala, ...
"Just a Thought" continues in La Prensa of SA, 9-2...
Celebrity Waiters for 10th Annual Celebrity Dinner...
10th Annual Celebrity Dinner with Sean & Claudia E...
"We Will Make It Happen" with Elections Adminstrat...
Campaign Kick-Off for candidate Eric DeWalt, 9-26
3rd & final post of Castro Brother's Birthday Par...
More photos of Castro Brother 39th Birthday Party,...
Hundreds turn out for Castro Brothers 39th B-Day, ...
"Just a Thought" continues in La Prensa of SA, 8-1...
9/11/2001 Never Forget that day that will live in ...
"Just a Thought" Column continues in La Prensa of ...
Bexar Republicans hold debate for next Party Chair...
Jon Gary Herrera invites you to Passport to Educat...
BCYD Meeting featuring Speaker Sen. van de Putte, ...
39th Birthday for Castro Brothers @ Peral Stables...
More photos Immigration gathering with Cong. Dogge...
Immigration gathering with Congressman Lloyd Dogge...
Today I am 67, I am old, feisty, and cantankerous ...
Senator Wendy Davis: Broad & Growing Support acros...
Debate to replace Republican Party Chair Curt Nels...
Immigration Reform Forum @ UTSA Downtown Campus, 9...
3rd & final post of NEBCD Labor Day Picnic & Rally...
More photos of NEBCD Old Tyme Politicial Rally, 9-...
NE Bex. County Dems host Labor Day Picnic @ VFW, 9...
Anti Anti-Discrimation Ordinance Rally @ City Hall...
"Just a Thought" column continues in La Prensa of ...

Editor's Note: Hit the headline and see what photos are posted. A look back at September.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

"Just a Thought" column continues in La Prensa of SA, 9-29

Just a Thought: “Never Got To….”
By Steve Walker

Watching one of many old re-runs of one of my all-time favorite TV shows the other night starring Della Reece, Roma Downey & John Dye, in “Touched By An Angel,” on a cable channel, I had a revelation.

Besides hearing Angels Tess, Monica, & Andrew, saying “God Loves You,’ in every episode, I heard a particular phrase in that episode that stopped me in my tracks and made me think. As the show went on I was taken by numerous other statements that touched me as well, but those are for a future column or two.

In the show a woman diagnosed with cancer runs into Andrew in a museum. Andrew introduces himself as the “Angel of Death,” and assures her that death is not imminent. They begin a conversation.

A Godly woman, she shares her concerns about leaving behind her young son and husband. She begins listing all the “never got to” things she hoped to accomplish in her life. Today we call that a “Bucket List.”

I believe many of us have “Bucket Lists” that we hope to check off before we die. Some of us have a long list and others of us are content to complete a few quality encounters with life as we define it.

The character in the show listed a few common to many of us like getting a college degree, being around to hug her grandchildren, travelling to all parts of the world, learning to play a piano and such. Playing piano was not one of my items on my “Bucket List,” although my mother played a piano well for years. I like to listen.

They actually even made a movie entitled “The Bucket List” (2007) with actors Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as two ill and dying men who make a list to experience things they never made the time to do in the past.

As one who has been fortunate in getting to do lots of neat things and visit many cities and countries and meeting numerous famous people and having taught school for 26 years, I am content with that. However my bucket is not full yet since I am only a young 67 years old!! I still find myself as many of La Prensa readers that I can still say, “I Never Got To...”

Never knowing when it is our time we move on and continue to check off the “Never Got To..” list. Weeks ago I wrote two columns on “Making a Difference.”  This is technically a continuation of those columns. Let’s continue to make a difference as we check off our list. And oh by the way, the number one “Never Got to Do,” for me is working in the White House Press Corps. As I wait by the phone for the call, I can only say, “It ain’t over yet.”

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

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

Just a few more photos of "Monte Carlos" @ Hotel, 9-28


L-R: Illeana Uresti (c) and friends, Senator Carlos Uresti during setup of event, Albert Uresti lll, Dr. Thomas Uribe & Wife, Gloria, photographer Mark Langford,  former HISD Board Member Tomas Uresti & Ben Factor, judicial candidate Milton Fagin, casino table

More "Monte Carlos" fundraiser @ St. Anthony's Hotel, 9-28


L-R: Senator Carlos Uresti & wife, Illeana, & Firefighter's Union Legis. Dir. Nathan Alonzo & Cindy Zertuche, Judge Phil Kazen, Ben Factor, KENS- Acnhorwoman Karen Grace, Rey Feo candidate Jon Garry Herrerra, former HISD Board Member Tomas Uresti, former Rey Feo Ronnie Gabriel, Gladys Samaniego, judicial candidate Milton Fagin & Ed Bravanec, Commissioner Paul Elizondo & wife, Irene, Leon Valley Councilman Ricardo Ruiz, photographer Mark Langford, Walker Report Editor & former Judge Steve Walker & Firefighter's Union Legis,.Dir. Nathan Alonzo, Tax Assessor Albert Uresti & wife, Michael Uresti & wife, Pete Humble & wife, Pam, Aaron & Albert Uresti lll, Commisioner Tommy Adkisson & wife, Karen, Firefighter's Union Legis. Dir. Nathan Alonzo & Cindy Zertuche, Judge Phil Kazen & wife, Susan, ACCD Board Member Joe Alderete & wife, Chris, Commissioner Paul Elizondo & wife, Irene, Nelson Balido & wife, display

"Monte Carlos" for Senator Uresti, draws supporters, 9-28


L-R: Senator Carlos Uresti & wife, Illeana, attendees, chips