SAN ANTONIO - It was a surprise for some of those at the Edison High vs Burbank High Basketball game to see a great halftime performance by the Edison Dance Team on Feb 31. Photo by Southsatoday.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Monday, April 11, 2016
April 9, 2016
SAN ANTONIO - The MDA Muscle Walk was held today at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. Hundreds of participants came out in support of this annual event as they have for several years. The event draws people afflicted with the muscular dystrophy and family members who care for those afflicted with this disease.
Every year this event draws many teams from the local area. These are teams that provide outreach and information to their specific communities. Organizers were pleased with the good weather, a good turnout and donations collected. Organizers were also grateful to volunteer groups from local businesses that help with the process and registration of participants. Without a doubt this annual event will continue throughout the following years.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Billy Martinez, professional league pitcher
"I have always loved baseball. I grew up in the Eastside around the Sutton Homes area and even though we had no organize baseball teams we waited until we had enough players to form two teams and them we would play. It was there that I learned baseball. Older retired baseball players may remember me as the tall lanky leftie pitcher. I remember the day that this man came to our game and asked me if I cared to try out for the San Antonio Missions. I said yes and became their pitcher.
I also remember the day in high school when I asked the baseball coach if I could play. Without hesitation his answer was simple. No, you will likely be in prison before you reach 16. That was a disappointing moment.
The San Antonio missions were pleased with my performance and I played with them for four years. Towards the end of those four years the Baltimore Orioles recruited me. That year was full of new experiences. For one, it was my first time away from home and my first airplane trip. I realize how significant it was for a 15-year-old left-handed pitcher to be playing for a National League. Because of my age I was assigned a chaperone. And yes, it was hard being away from home on my own. Towards the end of my second year I injured my shoulder and came home."
Billy Martinez is 80 years old and enjoys watching his grandson coach the McCollum High School baseball team.
This interview was conducted in the high school stadium which is the right place for Billy to be.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
|Senator Leticia Van de Putte address hundreds at San Antonio College.|
She will join her colleague and fellow Senator Wendy Davis who will be seeking the position of Texas Governor. If successful, Davis would be the third female to hold the office of Texas Governor.
Van de Putte is expected to launch her campaign in the weeks to come and is relying on the Hispanic vote to give them an edge.
It is out of frustration that I turn to this medium (blog). Sixteens years ago I created a website that served many for that many years. Lately, I was infected with a virus which no virus/malware program can clean out of my program. So I closed that website and in the future will use this space. My concerns grows when I see Yahoo, Google and Gmail all competing for our use and make it difficult to know what is what or which password belongs to which email. Enough. I will return when I have something meaningful to post.