This week in Just This, Rick and I discuss the more than century-long history of San Antonio’s annual Fiesta, including the founding of the exclusive Order of the Alamo by a Virginia transplant, John Baron Carrington; the Cavaliers; the annual selection of King Antonio; the establishment of a separate but equal Latino king, El Rey Feo; and celebrations from La Villita to Market Square to the Alamodome. And Rick recalls his own experience with Fiesta royalty.

We also point out more Rivard Report coverage of Fiesta and invite our listeners (and readers) to comment on this story. Please share your favorite Fiesta events, must-go celebrations, and tips on how best to navigate San Antonio’s annual 11-day citywide carnival.

Join us every Friday for Just This. Listen in, and send us your feedback. Just This, produced by Photo Editor Scott Ball, will be available here on the Rivard Report and on iTunes and Stitcher at 5 a.m.

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Beth Frerking

Beth Frerking

Beth Frerking is the former editor-in-chief of the Rivard Report.

Rick Casey

Rick Casey's career spans four decades of award-winning reporting on San Antonio. He previously worked as a metro columnist for the former San Antonio Light and, later, the San Antonio Express-News.