Folklorico dancer Annette Flores dances on stage. Photo by Scott Ball.

City Stages Inaugural Celebration of Arts and Artists

Some of the city’s most respected artists were honored Monday evening at the inaugural Distinction in the Arts event at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, a celebration of achievements in the arts and culture organized by the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture and Creative Development.

From top left to bottom right: David Liss, Naomi Shihab Nye, Jan Jarboe Russell, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Lawrence Wright. Courtesy photos.

Editor’s Picks for San Antonio Book Festival

There are 89 authors from around the country converging on the city for the third annual San Antonio Book Festival, but if I were acting as judge and jury, I’d tell festival-goers the six or so must-see authors happen to be from San Antonio and Austin, with one great Latino storyteller from Southern California added to my list.

Rendon Retrato: Naomi Shihab Nye

Education has become more oriented toward measurable results and statistics in the last couple of decades, but some of us who were working with kids in schools locally remember the glories of being involved with children on a regular basis.