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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Upcoming Texas Constitution Amendment Election, Nov. 3rd

State Rep. Lyle Larson

Information on the Upcoming Texas

Constitutional Amendment Election
 
Unlike the United States Constitution, the Texas Constitution is amended often and relatively easily. Proposed constitutional amendments are introduced during the legislative session, which occurs only in odd-numbered years. If approved by two-thirds of each chamber, the proposal must then be approved by voters, usually during the uniform election in November of that year.
 
Since the Constitution was adopted in 1876, Texas voters have approved 484 amendments to the lengthy document. This year, seven proposed amendments will be on the ballot for consideration of voters at the general election on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
 
Here is a link to an analysis of each of the 7 propositions by the Texas House Research Organization.
 
Early voting takes place October 19th - October 30th and election day is November 3rd, 2015.
  

Not So Newly Wed Game with Cleto @ Omni Hotel, 10-2

Featuring Comedian & News 4 WOAI Reporter Cleto Rodriguez & wife, Lynette,  Judge Laura Parker & husband, Dr. Fred Rhame, Spurs Hall of Fame inductee Sean Elliot & wife Claudia, Restauranteur Diana Barrios Trevino & husband Roland Trevino @ Omni Hotel, 9128 Colonnade Blvd. @ 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Ride Mission Reach celebrating Missions World Heritage, 10-3


We had over 40 riders at our last Mission Reach bike ride!  Please join me this Saturday for the last ride down the Mission Reach celebrating the Missions World Heritage inscription!

Riders will meet at the south end of the courthouse before 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3rd.

Riders who want to use San Antonio B-Cycle will be provided with a promo code for a $5 day pass.

The group will ride along the Mission Reach to Mission Espada.  I will not be able to ride my bike back to the Courthouse, so if you do not want to ride your bike back please plan accordingly.

San Antonio River Authority staff will be along for the ride to educate us about river conservation and the Mission Reach project.

For other Missions of San Antonio events please visit missionsofsanantonio.org.


RSVP for Saturday's ride by clicking here.

Hope to see you Saturday!
County Judge Nelson Wolff

4th Annual BRAVO Luncheon honoring Jcque Callanen, 10-14


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bexar County Sheriff's National Night Out Kickoff Party, 10-3

Saturday October 3rd, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office will be hosting the 2nd Annual National Night Out Kickoff Party at Raymond Russell Park on IH0 West from 4 p.m. til 8 p.m. 

This is a free event. We will several of our Division and Units there for you to meet and ask questions. We will have Burglary Investigators, Crime Prevention, Cellular on Patrol, Traffic, Detention and many more. 

We will have free food, live band "Bitter Sweet", a Game Truck, Moon Bounce, Car Show and much more. Come Join me and my fellow officer. Hope to see you all there.

BC Commissioner Pct. 4 Tommy Calvert Jr. Golf Classic, 10-16

Debbie Martinez
Calvert Campaign Director
(210) 262-6272 (cell)
Tommy Calvert 
Bexar County Commissioner, Precinct 4

Free Community Health Fair @ Davis Scott Family YMCA, 11-5


Monday, September 28, 2015

A Night in Monte Carlo Annual Fundraiser @ Pearl Stable, 10-9

Senator Carlos Uresti invites you to the Night in Monte Carlos, from 7 p.m.-11 p.m.@ Pearl Stable

A fun-filled formal casino/James Bond 007 themed event, featuring casino tables, live music, dancing, delicious food, and a great assortment of silent and live auction items!

To RSVP or for more info visit www.carlosuresti.com/Nimc-2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

"Just a Thought" Column continues in La Prensa of SA, 9-27

Just a Thought: Artist Lionel Sosa
 By Steve Walker       

For the last two weeks the local Hispanic community and the entire City of San Antonio has been celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. (September 15 to October 15)

Fresh off the Diez Y Seis parade on the Westside that drew thousands of excited parade watchers and participants, plus the 41st birthday party of the Castro twins at Sunset Station, it has been exciting.

During September through mid-October, we recognize the contributions and important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States and especially in the Alamo City. Locally we celebrate the rich heritage and culture that is so prevalent here, anytime we are given the opportunity.  

As part of the national celebration, an art exhibit entitled “Windows to the Soul,” featured the artwork of local Hispanic Icon Lionel Sosa, at St. Philip’s College, September 17th.

The portrait exhibit was well-received by the students in attendance for the formal presentation. As an Adjunct Instructor at St. Philip’s, I was thrilled to bring my class of Medical Assistants and also take photos of the event. Over the years I have had the privilege of covering Lionel Sosa at community events as well as political events.

Before the official presentation kicked off, I spent a few minutes visiting with Mr. Sosa reminiscing about those times to include photographing him in February this past year at the Hispanic Chamber Gala. As I initially approached him he quickly recognized me and grabbed my hand to shake it. It was like earlier times. He thanked me for those times and said he was thrilled to know I was going take photos of his paintings.

Various classes of college campus students, faculty members and staff crowded into the exhibit hall in the Watson Fine Arts Center, Kathy Morgan Gallery, for a short presentation of his work. He posed for students taking Selfie’s, group pictures and individual photos. 

My students were no exception as he readily posed with them as a group and as individuals. Truly he is a gracious man.

Sosa is the author of "Think and Grow Rich, A Latino Choice," published in 2006 by Random House, and "The Americano Dream: How Latinos Can Achieve Success in Business and in Life," published in 1998 by Dutton Publishing.

Founder of Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar & Associates, now, Bromley Communications, Sosa is an expert in Hispanic consumer and voter behavior, education and achievement.

Serving as a media consultant for President George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 campaigns, he has been a Hispanic media consultant in six Republican presidential campaigns since 1980.

Sosa was named "One of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America" by Time Magazine in July 2005 and is a member of the Texas Business Hall of Fame. In spring 2001, he was named a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.

Most recently, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. I have taken photos of him at the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists in previous years.

According to the recent Census, 50.5 million people or 16% of the population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from 2000, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13% of the total U.S. population.

Lionel Sosa best exemplifies the best of the Latino community nationally and locally in San Antonio. I was fortunate to be at the opening of his exhibit at St. Philip’s College for National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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

Steve Walker is a Vietnam Veteran, former Judge and Journalist.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The People's Judge for the People's Court, JP2, Steve Walker


Bexar Democrats turn out for Democratic Appreciation Day, 9-26

Congressman Lloyd Doggett with host St. Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, with supporter, Walker Report Editor, JP2 candidate & former Judge Steve Walker, Diana Arevelo, Don Nichols, William B. Johnson, Congressman Lloyd Doggett staffer Mark Reyna, & Chief of Staff MaryHelen Velez, judicial candidates Norma Gonzales, & Virgil Yanta, Bob Comaux, Al Kaufman, Rudy Morales, Lauro Bustamante, Rose Mary DeHoyos, judicial candidate Rosie Alvarado, former Judge Al Alonzo, Rene Hernandez, St. Rep D117 candidate Carlos Antonio Raymond, St. Rep. Roland Gutierrez,  Patsy & Judge Ron Rangel, judicial candidate & former Judge Catherine Torres-Stahl, husband, Paul Stahl & daughter, Diane Arevelo, Angie Garcia, Maria Elena Torralva, Chris Garcia, judicial candidate Norma Gonzales  mother Zulema & Walker Report & JP2 candidate & former Judge Steve Walker, AFL-CIO CLC President Tom Cummins, judicial candidate Angelica Jimenez, former HISD Board Member Mike Pacheco, Woodlawn Lake, Democrats, State Rep.Trey Martin Fischer banner