Oh, so many expressions on TV news, about or from national figures, uttered by television hosts or guests, that often defy—but are badly in need of—translation.  Like “oh, he walked that back.” They make...
Trump to destroy the Garden of Eden? The U.S. to wage war on Persia, modern day Iran?  Sure, why not? Everything else seems up for grabs, including, oh, like the world’s environment - “no...
North Alamo Water Supply Corporation is the state leader in the use of reverse osmosis to produce drinking water and is now pioneering the possible use of nanofiltration in the desalination of groundwater. Faced...
El Cinco de Mayo celebrations honor an important military victory in Mexico’s history.   Specifically, the Mexican Army led by Goliad, Texas native General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated the French Army under General Charles de Lorencez...
Juego de Tronos, or “Game of Thrones,”Aztec style! It came long before the setting of the epoch television blockbuster.   It will re-appear to us soon in the form of “Malinalli.” This original musical, like the...
“Un Pueblo sin Teatro es Un Pueblo sin Verdad--A People without Theater is a People without Truth,” Rodolfo Usigli, 1905-1979. Don’t know of Usigli? He was the “Redeemer of Mexican Theater,” author of...
Because of the memories of experiences visiting the San Antonio Missions and the Riverwalk and for those restful nights dreaming about days gone by in lodgings like the Menger Hotel, the Emily Morgan, the Crockett Hotel, La Mansion del...
For most of the last three years, the immigration topic has taken the lion's share of the news. There’s one primary reason: anti-immigration border wall coverage on TV is constant. Certain politicians and news personalities even used it as their...
Next month on March 2, we recall the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico in 1836.   Although the occasion sounds significant, the date is actually a pseudo holiday in Texas. Is there a hidden story? The...
“Veneziola, or “Little Venice.” So-named the stilt houses around Lake Maracaibo, the Italian explorer/cartographer, Amerigo Vespucci, in 1499. (He also lent his name to the whole of the “Americas.”) Later, for the USA, the whole of the Caribbean became known...

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