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Friday, October 31, 2008

State Rep. Joe Farias & Election Night Celebration, Nov. 4th

Joe Farias (photo) Election Night Celebration!

Join us to congratulate State Rep. Joe Farias on his re-election! This campaign season has been long and memorable. We've spent so many hours knocking thousands of doors and making thousands of phone calls. On Election Night, let's enjoy the fruits of our labor as the live reports roll in.

Tuesday, November 4 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Agave Mexican Restaurant (San Antonio, TX)3302 Pleasanton Rd.

Food and drink provided.
Directions:From the Pleasanton/Military Drive intersection, travel south on Pleasanton. Agave will be on your left, right after you pass Vestal.

Can you take a walk with us?
We’re going to be out in the neighborhoods blockwalking everyday from Saturday until Election Day. The following shifts are available:
Saturday and Sunday:10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

3p.m. – 7 p. m.

Monday: 4-7 p.m.
Tuesday: 7-10 p.m. – 11 p.m.-4 p.m.– 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Please contact our field director Sarah Hanrahan at (210) 923-1100 or to set up a time to come and help re-elect Joe.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

NHPO Professional Organization Networking Event, 11-6

NHPO Professional Networking Event

Every First Thursday of the Month

Date: November 6th
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Location: Tomatillo's (3210 Broadway in Alamo Heights)
Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members or clothes donation
Special Guests: Dress for Success

All members are encouraged to donate professional attire for women. Please read the guidelines below.

Dress for Success currently accepts new or nearly-new and cleaned: Coordinated, contemporary, interview-appropriate skirt and pant suits Beautiful, crisp blouses Gorgeous blazers and jackets Professional shoes We are particularly in need of larger-size suits and apparel.

For a list of what not to bring:

The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Read more at

Members are also welcome to bring men's professional clothing. They will be received and given to a local charity.

NHPO emails: sign up by visiting

Shavano Park Business Association to host 11th mixer

Danny Rodriguez (photo)

Shavano Park Business Association is inviting everyone to their 11th mixer of 2008. No cost to attend!

Please join us to mix, mingle and meet new business partners, Wednesday, November 5th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sketching the Galleries: Now weekly every Tuesday @ SAMA

Sketching in the Galleries: Now weekly!

Every Tuesday
6 to 8 p.m.
November 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Meet at the Front Desk Free

Our popular sketching class is now offered every Tuesday. November's artist is Ethel Shipton. Thanks to the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, admission is free every Tuesday from 4 to 9 pm.

To learn more about all of the "free Tuesday" events, please view the online calendar. - The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Asian Art Wing

HTA to hold press conference @ Bexar Appraisal Office

Bob Martin (photo)
Homeowner-Taxpayer Association of Bexar County
6323 Sovereign Suite 187
San Antonio, Texas 78229
(210) 340-0011

To: Concerned Taxpayers

News Conference @ 1:45 p.m. Sunday, November 2nd @ the Bexar Appraisal District Office, 411 N. Frio @ West Martin.

Contact: Bob Martin @ 690-1660.

Pastor Richard Boyd shares his weekly video mini-sermon

Pastor Richard Boyd (photo)

This week’s video email!

Please click on link below to view:

Believe that I am able to do this?
That’s the question Jesus is asking us all!
Watch this weeks PASSION TV with Richard Boyd Click on Link now below!
We Care!
Richard & Nellie Boyd

Wurzbach Group meets @ Orderup in Colonnade, 10-30

L-R: Yan Yan, President,The Greater San Antonio Chinese Chamber of Commerce, candidates Walker Report Publisher & Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 candidate & former Balcones Heights Councilman Steve Walker, Judge Joe F. Brown, State Rep. candidates John Garza & Frances Carnot, write-in for Commissioner Pct. 3 Rhett Smith, Walker Report Blogger & Founder of the Wurzbach Group Joe Solis, Arturo Castillo, Robet Vasquez & Robert Rodriguez, Laurie Wiglesworth, Heidi Price, John Hill, Firefighter John Lujan, NSISD Board President Katie Reed, Rich Didelot, attendees, cards, political material

The Wurzbach Group hosted a candidates forum @ the Colonnade on Wurzbach Rd. Thursday, Oct. 30th. Participants included District Judge Joe F. Brown, State Rep. candidate John Garza, State Rep. candidate Frances Carnot, write-in candidate for Commissioner Pct. 3 Rhett Smith & Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 candidate & former Balcones Heights Councilman Steve Walker.

Chip Haass, Election Night Party @ Pericos @ 6 p.m.

Chip Haass would like to invite you to his Election Night Victory Party, Tuesday, Nov. 4th @ 6 p.m. @ Pericos, 1439 E. Sonterra Blvd.

Obama supporter in Colorado Springs, a former SA resident

Michelle Reynolds (formerly of SA) in Colorado Springs working for Senator Barack Obama

La Prensa Display Rates, all rates effective January 1, 2008

Sunday Edition, Local rates $18 per column inch. Call 242-7900 or Fax: 242-7901. La Prensa is located @ 318 S. Flores. Translations are $4.50 per column inch. Enlarge photo for detailed information.

Watch Making History on the Big Screen @ Bijou Theatre

Watch Making History on the Big Screen @ the Bijou Theatre @ Crossroads Mall, Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4th beginning @ 6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

With Early Vote in full swing, Vote Walker, Walker, Walker!

Early voting is nearly finished and it is not too late to vote for Steve Walker, candidate for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2, Pl. 1!

San Antonio Express-News Voter's Guide excerpt:
  • Democrat
  • Steve Walker, Age 62
  • A retired public school teacher who taught for 26 years, runs a political blog and formerly was a Balcones Heights City Councilman
  • Spent 30 years in the U.S. Army Reserves, (Viet Nam Veteran)
  • Obtained Master’s Degree in Education at the University of the Incarnate Word
  • Promises more flexible court times -- possibly at night and on the weekends -- and creative terms of community service, including cutting time if truants obtain library cards and write book reviews

Wurzbach Group to meet @ Orderup in Colonnade, 10-30

You are invited to our October 2008 breakfast:

Speakers: Bexar County Candidates Forum
(All candidates welcome.)

Date: October 30th, (Thursday)
Location: Orderup, The Colonnade, 9873 IH- 10 W,
(210) 877-0007
(Behind the Texas MedClinic)

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

On your own: "For breakfast we have locally roasted, Mexican Altura coffee, made from scratch sweet rolls, made to order breakfast tacos, breakfast pizza, and breakfast burgers, and fruit cups with fresh strawberries and blueberries."- Orderup

Event Sponsors: Orderup, John Hill/TechSage Solutions, J's Party Rentals & Supplies, The Walker Report and Luxor Insurance Services.

Courtesy of the Walker Report/Steve Walker.

Latino Breakfast Club 3rd Anniversary meeting @ Cha Cha's

You are invited to the 11th Latino Breakfast Club meeting of 2008.3rd Anniversary Breakfast!!! Networking with a Latino Flair!

Everybody is Welcome! (Just like Fiesta Week)
When: November 5th (Wednesday)
Location: Cha-Cha's Restaurant, 2026 Babcock, 78229,

November Speakers:Kaye Lenox, President/CEO San Antonio Public Library Foundation
& Guillermo Nicolas
Chairman of the Board
San Antonio Public Library Foundation

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.

South Texas Women's Business Center hosts seminar

Celina Pena (photo)
(210) 207-0117

Ever wonder how successful women business owners made it to where they are today? Meet experts in five fields and learn from their experiences.

The South Texas Women’s Business Center (STWBC) is hosting this long awaited event, which is aimed for women business owners who are starting or expanding their business. Come listen to successful business woman who have lived through the trials and tribulations of starting their businesses.

Attendees, bring your questions and experiences to share with peers. The roundtables will be led by selected women business owners in retail, construction, engineering, food and beauty.

Debbie Treviño, President of Treco Janitorial Services, Pam Bain, M.A, President of Bain Medina Bain, Inc., Alicia Cendejas, Owner of Lisa’s Mexican Restaurant, and Julissa Carrielo, Owner of Tejas Premier Builders will be hosting the roundtables.

What: STWBC Mentoring Roundtables
Who: November 05, 2008 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: San Antonio Central Public Library in the Sky Room, 3rd Floor
(600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX 78205)
Register: or call 210.207.0112

About the South Texas Women’s Business Center:
The STWBC is a program of the South Texas Business Fund, which is the non profit lending arm of the City of San Antonio’s Economic Development Department. The Center offers education, counseling, and training services to aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners.

Councilwoman Mary Alice Cisneros hosts business summit

Councilwoman Mary Alice Cisneros invites you to a District 1 Business Summit, Saturday, November 1st 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. @ San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro in the Loflin Center

For more information call: 207-0112.

Socorro's Grill, Open Friday, October 31st-Halloween

Socorro's Grill, 802 S. Alamo @ 8th Street, open Friday, Oct. 31st Halloween, doors open at 7 p.m.

Cong. Rodriguez presents Firefighter patches to Nat'l Guard

L-R: Congressman Ciro Rodriguez, Firefighter's Association President Chris Steele, VFW Cdr. John Rodriguez, 1200 WOAI Radio Reporter Michael Board, Congressman Ciro Rodrgiuez staffers Tomas Larralde, & Ginette Magana, firefighters families & firefighters, soldier interviewed by KSAT-12 & 1200 WOAI Radio, 71st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade of the Texas National Guard soldiers, Firefighter patch, banner, Firefighter Logo, Honor Guard Patch

Congressman Ciro D. Rodriguez joined the San Antonio Firefighters Association in presenting patches to the 71st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade of the Texas National Guard, Wednesday, Oct. 29th at the Firefighters Association Hall.