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Saturday, April 30, 2016

41 years ago today the US officially pulled out of Viet Nam, 4-30

 Viet Nam veterans,  Viet Nam Veteran & Walker Report Editor & former Judge, Steve Walker (70-71 Phu Bai, Viet Nam) 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Special Election for State Representative District 120, May 7th

Special Election State
Representative, District No. 120
(Elección Especial Representante
Estatal, Distrito Núm. 120)
State Representative, District 120,
Unexpired Term
(Representante Estatal, Distrito
Núm. 120, Duración Restante del
o Laura Thompson 
o Chris Dawkins
o Lou Miller
o LaTronda Darnell

Alamo Community College District Trustee General Election, 5-7

Alamo Community College District General Election
(Distrito Del Colegio Comunitario de Alamo Elección General)

Trustee, District No. 1
(Regentes, Distrito Núm.1)
o Joe Alderete, incumbent
o Adan Hernandez
Trustee, District No. 2
(Regentes, Distrito Núm.2)
o Denver McClendon, incumbent
o Elmo Aycock
o Viviana Valdez Sandoval
o Marc Deadrick
Trustee, District No. 3
(Regentes, Distrito Núm. 3)
o Anna Uriegas Bustamante, incumbent
o Joschua Beres
o Anthony Alcoser
Trustee, District No. 4
(Unexpired Term)
(Regentes, Distrito Núm. 4,
(Duración Restante del Cargo))
o Phillip "Felipe" Vargas
o Marcelo Casillas

Summer Camp Humane @ the SA Humane Society, June-August

Javier Salazar for Bexar County Sheriff, Early vote from May 16-20

 Vote – Runoff Election
                       Early Voting May 16 thru 20
                        The Choice is Clear
-  JAVIER SALAZAR  for SHERIFF .–  Javier is The Only Candidate in this race with a Master Peace Officer CertificationThe Highest Level Possible.                                                                                                 
-Javier - As a 23 year Law Enforcement Veteran has worn  One  Badge ---
      With Honor & Distriction – With no blemish on his record.
--Javier has been responsible for managing the public image and ensuring the integrity
      of a police force of over 2,300 officers. 
--Javier has honorably distinguished himself as a Bilingual Media Communicator.
--Javier is THE only candidate with almost 8,000 hours of training and
     continuing education….. ten  times  more than all opponents in this race combined. 
--Javier is highly experienced in drafting and implementing policies/practices which are
      relevant TODAY:  Body Cameras – Racial Profiling – Immigration - Recruitment
-- Javier, Democratic candidate for Bexar County sheriff,.... Breaking with tradition,
     the Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Bexar County has endorsed a challenger.
--Javier has also earned the endorsement of
n San Antonio Police Officers Association
n CLEAT – Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
n American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization (AFL-CIO)
n San Antonio Express-News
n American Federation of Teachers
n Bexar County Adult Probation Officers Association
n Communication Workers Association (CWA)
n Bexar County Tejano Democrats
n Bexar County Young Tejano Democrats
n Mexican-American Democrats of Texas’
n Stonewall Democrats
n Northside Coalition of Women
n South Texas High School Democrats                    
  Javier’s parents, Placido and Maria said,  “Are we Proud of JavierYou Bet We Are!  Do we believe he will be The next & best  Sheriff of Bexar County?   With God's help, your vote and your generous financial support, he will be elected.
He is the best qualified, no question about it. We respectfully  thank you.”   
                         For Online contributions please go now to:   JAVIERSALAZARFORSHERIFF.COM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
         As one of Javier’s opponents said:  “There is NO Comparison.”
                                               Sir, you are So Right !!!
                    Please pass on this info to all your contacts, family and friends

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Save the Date for Big Give S.A. @ Bihl Haus on Fredericksburg, 5-3

Join us for the BIG Give BIG Picture at Bihl Haus on May 3rd, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
.  The Big Give awards prizes for organizations with the most unique donors.  Small donations can be multiplied many times!  Help us continue bringing unique and interesting programming to you by making your donation on May 3rd and encouraging your friends to do the same! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Big Thank You to our 2016 El Rey Fido Court & Supporters!!!

to our 2016 El Rey Fido Court & Supporters!

There's a lot of people to thank each year for the success of our annual El Rey Fido fundraising event and coronation. From volunteers and staff, to coronation guests and sponsors--right to the 2016 El Rey Fido court themselves! Here's a Big Thank You for all that you all did and continue to do!

Together at the Table, San Antonio, Hunger & Poverty Summit, 5-4

Monday, April 25, 2016

6th Annual Hispanic Chamber Reading @ Adams Elementary, 5-5

Volunteer with us for the 6th Annual Hispanic Chamber Reading Day

We need volunteers! Sign up today to read a book to an elementary school class at our 6th Annual Hispanic Chamber Reading Day in partnership with Communities in Schools of San Antonio on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 9 a.m.. - 11:30 a.m. at Adam's Elementary, 135 E. Southcross Blvd.

To sign up, please contact Monica Riojas, AVP of Membership, via phone at
(210) 208-8212, or email at

"Just a Thought" Column continues in La Prensa-San Antonio, 4-24

Just a Thought: San Antonio Hispanics contribute
By Steve Walker

Although the majority of Hispanics living in San Antonio are of Mexican descent, there are several other groups representing the city's Latino population.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, people of Mexican origin make up 91.3 percent of San Antonio's Hispanic population, which totals 1,035,000.

Making up the rest are Puerto Ricans, with 1.5 percent of the local Hispanic population, and other groups, including those of Cuban and South American ancestry, making up an additional 3.9 percent.

Nationally, people of Mexican ancestry make up the largest percentage of the country's Hispanic population, with 63 percent of the total Hispanic population in the United States, according to the latest census figures. Hispanics of Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban descent remain the country's three largest Hispanic groups.

When you look at the current San Antonio City Council you see six Hispanics representing various parts of town to include the Westside, Southside and Northside. In District 1 you have Roberto Trevino, District 3 Rebecca Viagran, District 4 Rey Saldana, District 5 Shirley Gonzales, District 6 Ray Lopez and District 7 Cris Medina. They include an architect, business owners, a former Northside ISD School Board President and an Air Force Reserve Officer.

Two of the five serving on Commissioner’s Court include long time Pct. 2 Commissioner Paul Elizondo who was a former high school band director for many years, and Pct. 1 Commissioner Chico Rodriguez whose brother Ciro Rodriguez is a former Congressman and current Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace.

Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, the current President of Texas A&M University San Antonio is a native born San Antonian who is only the second president of the campus following Dr. Maria Ferrier who received her Master’s Degree from Our Lady of the Lake.

Both Dr. Teniente Matson and Dr. Ferrier have been instrumental in increasing educational opportunities for not only Hispanic students but all students to earn degrees and make a better life for themselves and their families.

Recently selected SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez is already raising the bar for the largest school district in San Antonio to ensure higher tests scores. Before coming to San Antonio he was Superintendent in Residence for the Nevada Department of Education in Reno, Nevada and was responsible for advising the Governor’s office and the State Superintendent of Instruction on education policy decisions. 

Currently in the midst of the presidential cycle, rumors are flying about
a possible Hispanic Vice-Presidential candidate being picked for the Democratic ticket.

San Antonio’s own former Mayor and current HUD Secretary Julian Castro’s name has been mentioned by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as being on her short list of VP candidates should she be nominated.

Imagine if that happened and the first Hispanic Vice President of the United States was from San Antonio. It could happen and that would put the Alamo City Hispanic community once again in the spotlight. What a thought!

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

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

Hodge Podge of photos from various events during Fiesta, 4-14/24

Hodge Podge of photos not yet posted.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fiesta Tribute to Viet Nam Veterans in front of Tobin Center, 4-24

Speaker Air Force Lt. General Darryl Roberson , Rey Feo Darren Casey with Court Member, Dave Jauer, Phil Reininger, former Rey Feo Fernando Reyes, Mari Ayala, Viet Nam Veterans Chapter President Dan Medrano, King Antonio William Hunt, Mary Davidson, Director of Selective Service Larry Romo, James Fenimore, Republican nominee for Congress District 35 Susan Narvaiz & family, former Councilman Chip Haass & Rey Feo fellow Court Member, attendees, Gilbert Castillo, Viet Nam Veterans of America Alamo Chapter £366 banner