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Thursday, July 31, 2008

SAAHJ hosts 10th Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala @ Westin

L-R: Honoree KTSA Newswoman Elizabth Ruiz & mother, Honoree AT&T Executive Patricia Diaz Dennis with State Senator Leticia van de Putte, attendees, three silent auction items, table setting, sign in sheet, SAAHJ sign

The San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists held their 10th annual Awards Gala @ the Westin Hotel, Thursday, July 31st honoring AT&T Executive Patrica Diaz Dennis with a community award while honoring KTSA Newswoman Elizabeth Ruiz for Lifetime Achievement.

Walker Report Publisher Steve Walker to be on "Gang of 4"

L-R: Walker Report Publisher & former Balcones Heights Coucilman Steve Walker (JP2, Pl. 1 candidate) 550 KTSA "Gang of Four" Talk Show Host Jack Riccardi, KENS-5 Sportscaster Joe Reinagel, SA Current Editor Elaine Wolff, former Express-News Reporter Laura Jesse, Steven Stoli Playhouse Producer Steven Stoli, singer Ken Slavin, attorney Jimmy Parks, Justice Steve Hilbig, Walker Report Publisher & former Balcones Heights Councilman Steve Walker & ESPN Sportscaster Paul "Coach A" Alexander

Walker Report Publisher & former Balcones Heights Councilman Steve Walker (JP2, Pl. 1 candidate) will be a part of the 550 KTSA "Gang of Four" with Talk Show Host Jack Riccardi from 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, August 1st.

As a regular on the "Gang of Four," this will be the seventh appearance by Walker since last October. The Gang discusses local current events as well as national political news.

In the past, Walker has appeared with such guests as KENS-5 Sportscaster Joe Reinegel, ESPN Sportscaster Paul "Coach A" Alexander, local attorneys Rey De Los Santos & Jimmy Parks, OLLU Vice President Jim Eskine, former Express-News Reporter Laura Jesse, SA Current Publisher/Editor Elaine Wolff, Steven Stoli from the Steven Stoli Playhouse & Justice Steve Hilbig & more.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists honor their own

Elizabeth Ruiz (photo)
Lifetime Achievement Award winner
Excellence in Journalism

The San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists (SAAHJ) will host their 10th Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 31st at the Westin Riverwalk San Antonio, 420. W. Market St.For nearly a decade, SAAHJ has awarded scholarships to Bexar County residents majoring in journalism or communication.

Approximately $100,000 in scholarships has been distributed by the organization to promising students who want to further their education. "This is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring students with hopes and dreams of becoming a journalist or working in the communications field," said Elaine Rodriguez, SAAHJ president.

"It's also an opportunity for SAAHJ members in the radio, television and print media to pass along their appreciation and help develop future journalists." In addition to the scholarship distribution, SAAHJ will also present Elizabeth Ruiz with KTSA-AM Radio with the Henry Guerra Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Journalism and Patricia Diaz-Dennis of AT&T, Inc. with the Community Service Award.

Established in 1986, SAAHJ is comprised of local journalists, public relations professionals and students interested in communications or the public relations industry. The silent auction begins at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and awards presentations at 7 p.m.

Corporate tables are available for $1,500, $1,000 and $800. Individual tickets can be purchased for $75. To make a reservation or learn more about SAAHJ, call (210) 508-0621 or visit

Amadeo Ortiz hosts a Texas Hold'em Tournament, July 31st

Amadeo Ortiz & wife, Liz (photo) for Sheriff Hosts a Texas Hold'em Tournament, Thursday July 31st @ Wurzbach Estates, 8542 Wurzbach road from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Tournament begins @ 7p.m. Registration: $1,500 for table of 10 or $150 per person. Food and Drinks included with entry, Door Prizes, Live Auction and Trophy's to be awarded to the top 3 winners.

For entry registration information, please call Liz @ 334-9078.

Northwest Democrats to open campaign office for November

Jacob Middleton (photo)
NW Democrats Vice Chair

NW Democrats will be moving into our office this week, but we will need some help if you are available. We will first be meeting tomorrow at 10 am at our storage facility on Bandera (Public Storage, 7106 Bandera Rd), near the Bandera & Huebner intersection.

We will be moving furniture and supplies from storage to the our office at 96 Crossroads Blvd. We have a small pickup truck available if someone can drive it. Joyce’s email is not working, but you can call her at 387-3931; she has said that you can contact her up to midnight tonight to let her know if you can help out tomorrow.

You can also let me know by responding to this email and letting me know.

Jacob Middleton

Latino Breakfast Club features speaker Patricia Diaz Dennis

L-R: Speaker Patricia Diaz Dennis with Latino Breakfast Club Founder & Walker Report Blogger Joe Solis, Arturo Castillo, Kris Rodriguez, author Sandra Cisneros, Republican candidate for Texas 4th Court of Appeals Justice Ann Comerio, Comerio staffer Tracie Hasslocher, Javier Roman, Irma Duran, Robert Rodriguez, Charles Guerra, Rey Pena, Danny Saenz, Benevolence Works CEO Linda Hartman, Joe Avila, Melissa Cochran, Tino Moreno, Richard Cardenas, attendees, Sandra Cisneros flyer, card table

AT&T Executive Patricia Diaz Dennis spoke to the monthly meeting of the Latino Breakfast Club @ Cha Cha's Restaurant on Babcock across from the Medical Center, Wednesday, July 30th. Dennis will also be honored at the Hispanic Association of Journalists @ the Westin Hotel, July 31st.