A joyful chorus of six different mariachi groups came together Tuesday night to serenade this year’s San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC) Business Awards honorees.
With passion, commitment and hope, 300,000 people joined together in peace to walk the 2.75-mile route of the 29th annual Martin Luther King Day March on San Antonio’s Eastside Monday.
When former state Sen. Van de Putte’s son Gregory, and his wife Samantha lost their five-month-old son Rex in 2012, they watched their home become a crime scene.
Hundreds of San Antonio Democrats crowded inside the Alamo Brewery beer hall on Tuesday night, as the party’s top candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and former Secretary of State and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton took their places on stage in Nevada for the first Democratic debate.
During a press conference Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-San Antonio) officially announced former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s visit to San Antonio on Thursday, Oct.
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.
The crowded, highly competitive San Antonio mayor’s race this year was the most expensive in city history, and for the first time included significant third-party money, most of which spent in support of Mayor Ivy Taylor and former state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, who emerged from a field of 14 candidates to face off in a June runoff that Taylor won.
Dixie Flag Manufacturing Co., the San Antonio manufacturer owned and operated by Pete Van de Putte, the spouse of mayoral runoff candidate and former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, has reversed course and announced it is halting production and sales of Confederate flags.
Interim Mayor Ivy Taylor was the last candidate to jump into the race, had the least experience in elected office of the four major candidates, and was outspent at least 2-1 by runoff opponent and former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte.
The race for San Antonio mayor has always been a nonpartisan affair, even when candidates reflected the traits and beliefs of one political party or the other.