Stories By Carmina Danini

  • Legendary San Antonio banker, civic leader Tom Frost dies “This is the passing of a giant and a person who quite literally built, invested, inspired the modern San Antonio,” former Mayor Henry Cisneros said.
  • East Side leader’s love of children led her to working in... Barbara Ford-Young, founder of the San Antonio chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and active in her church, was in the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame.
  • Longtime Alpha XR employee was much loved by locals, Mexico... Frances Rogers, working at the cosmetics counter, learned Spanish from a colleague so she could better serve her many well-to-do clients from Mexico.
  • Odilon Arambula was respected South Texas newsman and tireless... Friends and colleagues remembered his sense of humor, colorful vocabulary and dedication to accurate, thorough journalism.
  • Bertha Gonzalez, married to the veteran congressman for 60 years, was a strong partner, known for her warmth and charm.
  • 25 years of dance and tradition The Guadalupe Dance Company celebrates 25 years with performance of holiday favorite, Fiesta de Navidad — La Pastorela Folklórica on Dec. 16 and 17.
  • Blau was an Air Force firefighter by day and piano player by... Ira Leonard “Lennie’’ Blau, who accompanied Elvis Presley and Frankie Valli, among others, died on Aug. 19. He was 91.
  • Fuerza Unida founders educate, encourage youth Summer leadership program offers FUN field trips but also teaches about serious topics, from teen pregnancy to human trafficking.
  • Former police officer and his wife wanted to give back to the people who have helped them establish their business.
  • San Antonio’s ‘Quilt-a-Beasts’ notches its 1,000th quilt Active volunteers create colorful blankets for abused and neglected children to give them a warm hug from afar.
  • Circus camp teaches confidence, not just tumbling and tricks A summer circus camps patterned after the traveling circus tent shows of the early 1900s, taught local children at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center about tumbling, tricks and history.
  • Craig Thomason, much-loved Express-News journalist, dies at 65 A former Express-News metro editor and AME, Thomason was a respected newsroom leader, enjoyed golf in retirement.
  • San Antonio Clubhouse helps members cope Bexar County residents with mental illness find acceptance, help and hope at progressive community facility.
  • At any one time, there are nearly 100 people living at the Strong Foundation Ministries.
  • More than three decades after its founding, CAMP continues its mission to “strengthen and inspire individuals with special needs.”
  • The book features photographs and an interview by artist/photographer Mark Menjivar; an essay by author and art writer Wendy Atwell and remembrances by women who own several of Gonzalez's paintings, including Fredericka Chica' Younger, Amy...
  • Prestigious Instituto Cervantes coming to San Antonio After intense efforts, Texas A&M University-San Antonio is bringing the world-famous language institute to serve multiple groups
  • Annual Pushcart Derby Official Dignowity Hill event is in its 10th year, drawing homemade vehicles from across the city
  • 'Carpa Garcia' comes to life in unique production SAY Sí ALAS Theatre Company brings tears to eyes of a Garcia descendant
  • San Antonio is only Texas city offering a casting call for popular TV show