State Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla reads "The Leticia Stories: a tribute to a life of service" to commemorate Leticia Van de Putte's work as a mother, pharmacist, state senator, and neighbor. Photo by Nicki Roberson.

Carmen Tafolla: The Leticia Stories

Editor’s Note: This homage to former state Sen. and Mayoral Candidate Leticia Van de Putte was read by State Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla, San Antonio’s first poet laureate, at a recent Save Miguel’s Home event at Miguel and Guadalupe Calzada’s home in Beacon Hill, in appreciation for Van De Putte’s support for the project while still in office, and later, on the campaign trail.