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Friday, June 29, 2007

Columnist Carlos Guerra Roast fills the room

L-R: Express-News Columnist Carlos Guerra celebrates his 60th birthday, Express-News Columnist & roaster Cary Clack, Express-News Political Columnist Jaime Castillo, Roast Master & featured Express-News Columnist Victor Landa & Executive Director of the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance Annalisa Peace, honoree Carlos Guerra & former SA Current Associate Editor Keli Dailey, Express-News Columnists Ed Tijerina & Ken Rodriguez, roasters American-Statesman Editorial Page Editor Arnold Garcia & Carlos' sister Marta Flores, Jorge Herrera & roaster Henry Munoz, Carlos & roaster and feminist leader Sissy Farenthold, ACCD Board Member Denver McClendon & wife State Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, roasters State Senator Eliot Shapeigh, former State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos & State Senator Leticia van de Putte, table, honoree Columnist Carlos Guerra

Despite the severe rain, closed highways and weather alerts warning people to stay off the roads and stay home, the Romeo & Julieta Room at the El Tropicana Hotel was packed with Columnist Carlos Guerra supporters, Thursday, June 28th.

Braving the elements, and throwing caution to the wind , a cross section of San Antonio residents turned out to see Guerra roasted by his media peers, mentors, politicans and friends who knew him over 40 years. Even his younger sister Marta Flores shared stories that brought laughter and tears to the audience.

The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance sponsored the 60th Birthday and Celebrity Roast of Carlos Guerra to raise money for the Alliance.

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