Southside-raised author debuts novel inspired by great-grandmother’s journey to US during the Mexican Revolution
Alda P. Dobbs is the author of the novel "Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna." She was born in a small town in northern Mexico but moved to San Antonio and was raised on the South Side as a child. She studied physics and worked as an engineer before pursuing her love of storytelling. She’s as passionate about connecting children to their past, their communities, different cultures and nature as she is about writing. Alda lives with her husband and two children outside Houston.
Rosie’s Gracious Heart opens new location on Southeast Side to help people with disabilities
The pandemic put a strain on many this past year, including non-profit organization Rosie's Gracious Heart. The non-profit serves the southside of San Antonio’s special needs community by providing food, clothing, hygiene, and school supplies when there is a need.
South Side community advocate and 2 Latina youth authors honored by Texas Legislature
House Resolution 86 mentions several contributions made to the local community by Monterrosa, including her effort “to be a positive role model and a source of encouragement to others,” creating a group “to empower, support, and educate women in an environment of mutual respect and acceptance” and promoting literacy among young people.