Fiesta tradition of collecting medals.
Fiesta is an event held in San Antonio every year. Although this year's event is over, people are still searching for medals from this years and past events. It was first held in 1891 beginning with the Battle of Flowers Parade. Since then Fiesta has grown to include other parades, events, and traditions. One of…lakefrontollu.com
Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say
LONG BEACH, California — Crane operators who belong to a powerful union and earn up to $250,000 a year transferring containers from ships to trucks are worsening the supply chain crisis that threatens Christmas by goofing off on the job, frustrated truckers told the Washington Examiner.news.yahoo.com
An 18-year-old Venezuelan was among the first set free from Texas’ new jail for migrants. No one knew what to do with him.
After more than three weeks in jail, a trespassing charge against the man was dropped because state troopers shouldn’t have arrested him under Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security push. He wound up in bureaucratic limbo for days as federal agencies passed the responsibility for resolving his immigration status.
Changing mascot holds group responsible for acts of a few
Editor:Re: “Replacing mascot raises questions about college leaders” (July 8)Antonio the Ranger is a problem I haven’t heard of until I attended classes at San Antonio College and read The Ranger. Recently, I have learned the “ranger” has an unpleasant and terrifying past on the Tejanos. The Mexican-Americans nicknamed the period 1919-1920 La Hora De Sangre, during which records estimate victims from 500-5,000. Replacing the mascot is a trivial response to discrimination and suggests if a small portion of the group is deplorable, than the whole group is. Will we act and think the same way if a certain race, nationality or religion acts or does anything a certain way and consider the whole group the same?theranger.org
Pour One Out for Fiesta: The Crowds, the Beer, and the Royalty
Were it not for the wretched COVID-19, Tuesday night would be the opening of Fiestas Night in Old San Antonio, or NIOSA. I miss seeing you there, bumping into you, spilling beer on you, or having you spill beer on me. By comparison, San Antonio on Sunday had 1,015 cases and 39 deaths. Third, beer provides a large portion of the profits that enable NIOSAs sponsor, the Conservation Society of San Antonio, to do good work the rest of the year. Bob Reed told me the firm had already paid into that plan and would continue to do so.therivardreport.com
The Jim Crow film that just won’t die, “Song of the South”
Racially segregated movie theaters disappeared decades ago after court rulings struck down the legal framework of Jim Crow America, but another element of the era just wont die: Walt Disneys 1946 movie Song of the South. “Song of the South” is easily viewed on the internet either in whole or in pieces, and numerous websites offer versions of the movie or memorabilia for sale. Some have reinterpreted old, racist films in a new way rather than simply screening them in their original format. In “Rebirth of a Nation,” DJ Spooky (whose birth name is Paul D. Miller) trimmed the original film and applied new graphics and music he composed. In a live performance during the 2016 presidential campaign, he spliced together the original film with scenes from the civil rights movement and post-9/11 wars.
Fiesta User Guide 2017
Bring water to parades to stay hydrated, and alternate drinking water between alcoholic beverages at Fiesta events. SEE A FULL LIST OF FIESTA EVENTS FOR 2017 HERE. Cash is king at Fiesta events; almost everything is cash-only, so bring plenty. Plan for parkingVIA Park & Ride offers hassle-free transit to major Fiesta events at a cost of $2.50 for a one-way ticket. Fiesta medals are collected and worn with pride at all Fiesta events.
7-year-old boy suffers extreme neglect
7-year-old boy suffers extreme neglect Local police found 7-year-old Antonio nearly starving to death in his parent's Pennsylvania home. According to a Pennsylvania pediatrician, it was the worst case of child neglect she had ever seen. KDKA's Mary Robb Jackson reports.cbsnews.com