Free Dia de los Muertos festival returning to New Braunfels
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Get ready to party in New Braunfels at the family friendly Dia de los Muertos festival. The free celebration of life festival will take place in downtown New Braunfels on Oct. 26 from noon to 10 p.m. There will be live music from the Grammy Award-winning band Los Texmaniacs in addition to Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers, Conjunto Cats, Bidi Bidi Banda, Yvonne Vasquez Mariachi Group and Mariachi Tesoro de San Antonio. Food vendors will be scattered throughout the festival, along with arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing and accessory vendors. Festival proceeds benefit:• Scholarships for numerous local high school students• Sponsorship's for students to attend the National Hispanic Institute• Small business grants• Support for numerous nonprofit organizations
San Antonio closes out Pride month with Pride Bigger Than Texas event
SAN ANTONIO – Pride month is going out with a bang this weekend in San Antonio. The Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and Parade will start at 11 a.m. and run till 7 p.m. Saturday. Starting at 8:45 p.m., the Krystal Kelly Running of the Queens High Heel Race will commence, acting as the official kickoff for the Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade. Those running in the race will be competing for many prizes including a VIP pass to the Bonham Exchange. Serving as 2019 Pride Bigger than Texas parade grand marshals will be Autumn Summers, who has raised over $1 million for local charities and has worked in the drag world for 38 years and Gene Elder, who managed the well-known gay bar San Antonio Country and will be serving posthumously.
Pride Month events in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – In recognition of Pride Month, several events are happening around the Alamo City to celebrate the LGBTQ community. Central LibraryThe Central Library is featuring the “Out and Proud in San Antonio: Pride Celebrations across the Years,” exhibit until July 31 in the Chihuly area. Pride Center San Antonio Icon BrunchPride Center San Antonio will host its first Icon Brunch on June 23. LGBTQ Ally Pride MixerThe Pride Center San Antonio and PFLAG San Antonio will host an LGBTQ Ally Pride Mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 28 at the Pride Center, located at 1303 McCullough Ave., Suite 160. Pride Bigger Than Texas Festival and ParadePride San Antonio will host the annual Pride Bigger than Texas Festival and Parade on June 29.
Woman with rare heart disease receives new heart
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Giant cell myocarditis kills by inflaming your heart muscles and it is so rare, it’s tough to diagnose. A woman who is one of only about 300 people ever to suffer from this heart disease lived to tell her story. She went to the doctor thinking it was asthma, not her heart and certainly not giant cell myocarditis, a heart disease so rare doctors only see three to four cases a year. “I just feel like I have this wonderful, wonderful blessing in life in front of me now,” said Kapp. Further testing of her old heart confirmed it was giant cell myocarditis.