The other day I was walking in my neighborhood and I witnessed something that I just could not understand or believe.
There was an elderly lady trying to hang clothes and she was having a really rough time. Later speaking to her son, he told me she is in her seventies, with a heart condition and real bad problems with her legs and it is hard for her to walk without a walker. She left the walker inside so that she could carry the clothes basket. She fell down and was asking for help. Dalinda and I went to help her and I noticed that not fifty feet away were three young men that looked to be in their twenties.
I ask them if they had not heard the lady asking for help and they said they did but they ignored it because they do not like her son. Now here is my question. Have we become a society that will let things like that stop helping someone that needs help?
The flood of 98 came to mind where during that time I saw so many people helping other people because they needed help. When I walked out my front door and saw that the water was two feet deep and was up to my front porch I began to worry. I heard my neighbor ask for help because the water was so deep in his yard that it was running into the house. The reason he was asking for help was because the water was so deep in his back yard that his dogs that were tied to a tree were drowning.
We were able to save his dogs. Inside we stacked up the furniture the best we could to save as much as we could.
At that time, I was still teaching vocational at the Del Rio high school and we were told to go to a meeting at the high school with MR. ROBERTO BOBBY FERNANDEZ. He told us all to go out into our neighborhood and help anyone that needed help. My son Michael was 13 years old and he went with me and we would go and pick up cases of water and drive through the streets of San Felipe and give out water.
We also helped the red cross deliver food to the area. No matter where you would go you would see someone helping someone. I know the flood was horrible but it brought people together and that is the way I wish it was today.
It is sad to say but a lot of people now days when you ask them for help they want to know how much can you pay. The destruction that flood Charlie caused is still visible today. There are so many stories to be told about people that put their own life in danger to help someone else.
Speaking to Victor Camposano he told me that he also would go and pick up cases of water and deliver them to any one that need it. Victor also told me about MR. DUB WHITEHEAD who lived on the curve just before you crossed the creek they called Los Patos. Victor said that the people from the Cienegas area would walk across the rail road bridge and go to Mr. Whitehead house and get water from his water well. He did that until the well went dry.
If you knew MR. WHITEHEAD then you knew he was a good hearted Christian man and always tried to help other people.
I was told that people were allowing people to get water out of there swimming pool so that it could be used to flush the toilets. Victor told me later on that he was over at the San Felipe creek area behind the San Felipe lions club and found a pair of scissors that were completely stuck through a tree. Can you imagine the force of the water to do something like that?
I realize now that this has two be a two or three-part article to be able to cover some of the things I have heard from people about what they did to save family friends and even strangers and countless lives. Next month I will continue with the flood of 98 and tell the story of the Hernandez family and all they did to save people from drowning.
In closing let me say if you see someone or know someone that needs help don’t hesitate help them out of the goodness of your heart and not for what you can get from them. GOD bless and remember be proud that you live in my hometown Del Rio Texas. Thanks to the Val Verde County Library and Victor Cirilo.
Preface: I Am Not A Doctor or Medical Professional. All Medical info posted herein has been given to me by a Doctor or Medical Professional.
It’s been an eye opening year for me healthy wise. Early in the year I found out by accident that I was having Kidney issues after applying to do a Fatty Liver Study. Just recently they did confirm my Liver Enzymes were Up and told me it could be a precursor to cirrhosis.
On top of the fact that I already suffer from Diabetes and High Blood Pressure I am now a walking Time Bomb. Needless to say I have immediately embarked on a plan to learn all I can about how to control and possibly reverse my diagnosis if possible. Prior to finding all this out I had wanted to embark on a KETO Diet. After an eye opening talk with my Kidney and Liver Doctors they nixed that idea telling me that a High Meat Protein Diet over taxes the function of both the Kidneys and the Liver and not in a good way. They suggested I eat a more plant based diet and told me there were plenty of veggies that were as high in protein if not higher than meat. The difference being that plant based protein did not tax the Kidneys or Liver the same way Meat Protein does.
There is a wealth of information on line to help us live a healthier life BUT we can’t just talk the talk WE MUST Walk the Walk as well in order for any of it to do us any good.
So it’s obvious we all need protein to live but what many of us do not know is that there are plenty of vegetables that ares high if not higher in protein thank meat. Watercress is a cruciferous plant that grows in water and has a high protein content.
One cup (34 grams) of chopped Watercress contains 0.8 grams of protein and 100% of your RDI of vitamin K. Spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense leafy green vegetables you can eat. Protein accounts for 30% of its calories and it contains all the essential amino acids. A 1-cup (30-gram) serving provides 1 gram of protein and 181% of the RDI for vitamin K.
Among others are Alfalfa sprouts, Chinese cabbage, Asparagus, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower and quite a few others.
Yes, it is a huge struggle, more so for us that love to eat than others but if we plan to live a longer and healthier life It Is Something We Must Learn To Do. Think about a healthy Plant Based Diet. Just Another Point of View.
La séptima obra de misericordia corporal nos manda: “Enterrar a los muertos” y la séptima obra de misericordia espiritual nos pide: “Rezar a Dios por los vivos y por los difuntos”. Es muy importante que nosotros tengamos en cuenta a nuestros seres queridos que “nos han precedido en el signo de la fe y duermen el sueño de la paz”, en cuanto que el cuarto mandamiento de la ley de Dios no es solamente para observarlo con quienes viven entre nosotros, sino también con los que se nos han adelantado.
La doctrina católica nos dice: “en el Cielo no puede entrar nada manchado. Por eso el alma que está afeada por las faltas y pecados veniales no puede entrar a la presencia de Dios: para llegar a la felicidad eterna es preciso estar purificado de toda culpa”. Hay en nosotros faltas o pecados cometidos contra Dios y contra nuestro prójimo: faltas en las que no le hemos respondido al amor infinito que Dios nos ofrece: nuestra impiedad, el mostrar agrado por el pecado, nuestras indiferencias con los necesitados, orgullos, vanaglorias y enojos. El purgatorio es como la antesala para entrar al Cielo y nosotros los que aun vivimos en este mundo tenemos el sagrado deber de orar por la purificación de las faltas de las benditas almas del purgatorio, para que prontamente participen de la presencia de Dios.
Entonces, al fin y al cabo, ¿por qué rezar por los muertos? Desde el Antiguo Testamento, en el 2º. Libro de los Macabeos encontramos: “Mandó Judas Macabeo ofrecer sacrificios por los muertos, para que quedaran libres de sus pecados, pensando en la resurrección. Pues de no esperar que los soldados caídos resucitarían, habría sido superfluo y necio rogar por los muertos” (2º. Mac 12, 41- 46).
Nuestro Señor Jesucristo nos dice: “Yo soy la Resurrección. El que cree en mí, aunque muera vivirá; y todo el que vive y cree en mí, no morirá para siempre” (Jn 11, 25-26).
El Apóstol Pablo en su primera Carta a los Corintios dice: “La obra de cada uno quedará al descubierto, el día en que pasen por fuego. Las obras que cada cual ha hecho se probarán en el fuego”. (1º. Cor 3, 14).
San Gregorio Magno afirma: “Si Jesucristo dijo que hay faltas que no serán perdonadas ni en este mundo ni en el otro, es señal de que hay faltas que sí son perdonadas en el otro mundo. Para que Dios perdone a los difuntos las faltas veniales que tenían sin perdonar en el momento de su muerte, para eso ofrecemos misas, oraciones y limosnas por su eterno descanso”.
El Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica nos recuerda que “los que mueren en gracia y amistad de Dios, pero no perfectamente purificados, pasan después de su muerte por un proceso de purificación, para obtener la completa hermosura de su alma”. A esto le llamamos purgatorio purificador.
San Juan Pablo II nos dice: “Con estos hermanos nuestros, que “también han sido partícipes de la fragilidad propia de todos ser humano, sentimos el deber -y la necesidad- de ofrecerles la ayuda afectuosa de nuestra oración, a fin de que cualquier eventual residuo de debilidad humana, que todavía pudiera retrasar su encuentro feliz con Dios, sea definitivamente borrado”.
Tenemos la concepción clara que la Iglesia es una sola, en tres estados: la Iglesia peregrinante (los que aun vivimos en este mundo); la celebramos en el día a día. La Iglesia purgante (las benditas almas del purgatorio) por quienes debemos pedir con actitud de caridad y solidaridad; la celebramos el 2 de noviembre: conmemoración de los fieles difuntos y la Iglesia triunfante (conformada por los hermanos y hermanas que ya se nos han adelantado y después de su purificación gozan de la presencia de Dios); la celebramos el 1º. de noviembre: Solemnidad de todos los Santos. Así manifestamos la unidad de la Iglesia de Dios, del pueblo de Dios llamado a vivir en unidad y Santidad.
Podemos concluir entonces, que, si creemos en la resurrección de los muertos, como rezamos en el Credo, entonces debemos orar por ellos, ofrecer la Eucaristía, rezar el Santo Rosario, ofrecer limosnas, ofrecer sacrificios y en lugar de desperdiciar los momentos de infortunio y tribulación ofrecérselos al Señor Jesucristo, pidiendo que todo esto les sirva a nuestros familiares, amigos, bienhechores y necesitados difuntos como sufragio por el perdón de sus pecados y puedan gozar prontamente de la presencia de Dios en el Cielo, participando del Banquete eterno. Oremos ferviente y constantemente por nuestros difuntos y como dicen nuestra gente sencilla, ganémonos el jornal, para cuando nosotros necesitemos de la oración para la purificación perfecta de nuestras almas para poder ver al Señor en su Gloria, tengamos también quien ore por nosotros, porque recordemos que de lo que se siembra se cosecha. Dios los bendiga, Sady Pbro.
“Se llevo a cabo la segunda fase del proyecto “32 Estados Indígenas Mexicanos”, que consistió en hacer el Festival de Artesanos Hidalguenses en esta frontera y en Ciudad Acuña para que mostraran su cultura, historia y sus artesanías y su primer lengua que es Ñahñu” expreso Adrián Falcón artista loca y organizador de este evento.
Fueron cinco días de actividades para los artesanos hidalguenses, quienes con la ayuda del Consulado de México tuvieron la oportunidad de exponer sus artesanías en esta población en la galería de Adrián Falcón, compartir su modo de vida sus culturas tradiciones y su idioma ya que el español es su segunda lengua.
Los artesanos visitaron diferentes áreas históricas de esta población entre ellas la vinatería de Val Verde, donde conocieron la historia de como una familia emigro a esta frontera e instalo este lugar el cual actualmente es el mas antiguo y funcional de Texas, y que actualmente es la tercer generación de la familia Qualia quien esta a cargo de la producción de los vinos.
Adrián Falcón dio a conocer que el proyecto “32 Estados Indígenas Mexicanos” arranco en Tasquillo Hidalgo México, por ello para la segunda fase se eligió a los artesanos de este Estado, para traerlos a Ciudad Acuña y Del Rio a mostrar su cultura y arte.
Los artesanos participantes estuvieron representando a los municipios de Cardonal quienes hicieron demostración de Tallado y extracción de fibra de ixtle, también hicieron enseñanzas de la cultura y lengua Ñahñu y bordado del Valle del Mezquital, representantes del municipio de Tasquillo hicieron demostración de Telar de Cintura y presentaron el vino de granada que es fabricado en Hidalgo, y también se tuvo artesanos de Alfajayucan quienes presentaron e hicieron demostraciones de artesanías de palma.
Octubre fue un mes lleno de actividades para esta frontera arrancando con las celebraciones de las Fiestas de la Amistad que se han realizado en esta población por 59 años consecutivos por EL Concejo Internacional de la Buena Vecindad.
Las actividades de las Fiestas Internacionales de la Amistad iniciaron con el tradicional certamen de belleza de Miss Del Rio, en el cual se tuvieron un total de 10 participantes la mayoría jovencitas de la escuela de Del Rio High School, quienes no solo buscaban la corona pero también ganar para obtener la beca escolar para continuar con sus estudios.
El titulo de Miss Del Rio fue otorgado a Dorian Sophia Guadarrama quien durante las fiestas de la amistad estuvo representando esta frontera acompañada por la nueva Miss Del Rio Teen Amaris Leon quien con 13 años de edad fue la participante mas joven para este certamen de belleza y debido a su desempeño sobre el escenario logro la mayor puntuación.
Otra de las actividades que se llevaron a cabo en el mes de octubre fue la Semana Binacional de Salud en donde participan autoridades de Del Rio,Ciudad Acuña y representantes de Guatemala, con la finalidad de llevar evento de salud e información sobre los programas a los que las familias pueden aplicar para recibir apoyos.
La inauguración de la XIX Semana Binacional de Salud se llevo a cabo en el Consulado de México en esta población, Cónsul Carlos Obrador Garrido fue quien dio la bienvenida a los participantes, se tuvo la participación del Mayor Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano, también el Alcalde de Ciudad Acuña Roberto De los Santos.
Con este evento dio arranque a las actividades de salud durante todo el mes de octubre que fueron desde entrega de sillas de ruedas gratuitas a familias de Ciudad Acuña por parte de la Asociación Cristiana Médica Dental de San Antonio Texas, también feria de salud, torneo de futbol para promover la salud entre otros, todos fue de manera gratuita a las comunidades.
Asimismo se llevo a cabo el tradicional evento de Andale Del Rio, que organizo la Coalición de CHIC, con la finalidad de involucrar a la comunidad en eventos deportivos para así promover el bienestar y prevenir enfermedades también hacer que cada vez mas personas de diferentes edades practiquen actividades en el exterior.
Al finalizar la carrera de 5K, se tuvo una enorme feria de salud con la participación de 30 agencias de salud, tanto de esta población como también de ciudades de alrededor, quienes estaban informando a la comunidad sobre los programas a los que se pueden registrar las familias para que puedan recibir apoyos de diferentes tipos.
Fall is here and along with the cool temps it would seem there are lot of cool movies on the way as well.
First, a performance so powerful by Joaquin Phoenix that even theaters themselves are putting out a serious parental warning about the movie “Joker”.
“PARENTAL WARNING, This is Not a Joke.
Joker is Rated R and for Good Reason. There’s a lot of very, very rough language, Brutal Violence and Over All Bad Vibes.
It’s a gritty and realistic, Taxi Driver-esque depiction of one man’s descent into Madness. It Is Not For Kids.” **If you suffer from any sort of Mental Condition Please Consult Your Mental Health Professional before deciding whether to see this movie.
From Warner Bros Pictures and Rated R, “Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night. Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events and his descent into Madness.”
Joker runs 122 minutes.
On TV, if you are into Suspense, Drama and Action shows, and you have not been watching the new FOX Series “The Prodigal Son”, you are certainly missing out.
The series revolves around a young man, the son of a nefarious serial killer who has been caught and locked away for life in prison but not before he put his young son through a life of horror while growing up. Needless to say, the son has recurring night terrors about his childhood and all the things his dad did in his presence but in spite it all he has grown up to be a serial killer pro-filer for the police in hopes he can prevent people like his dad from running free and getting away with murder.
Criminal Psychologist Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), due to his horrible upbringing has the best insight as to how a serial killer thinks and why they do what they do so he is the perfect person to profile them. Meanwhile his serial killer dad in prison keeps reaching out to him trying to be part of every case.
The Prodigal Son on the FOX Network, 8pm central on Monday’s. It’s worth a look.
Hope your Fall is off to a great start and sneak into another great adventure and escape At The Movies.
If your trying your best to eat Low Carb there are those times that you would just kill for something Sinful like a Waffle. Wait, Don’t despair, now there is an answer for you where you can enjoy a Waffle-Like creation that is Low Carb, KETO Friendly. It’s called The Chaffle.
Amazingly easy to make and all you’ll need is a waffle maker and the following ingredients.
An Egg, Vanilla Extract, Almond Flour, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, Mozzarella,
A chaffle is fairly simple to make. The Basic Chaffel is made of only two ingredients: Cheese and eggs. It is a cheese and egg waffle.
Of course there are all sorts of variations. Some folks add baking powder to get their chaffle to become a little fluffier, while others simply add things like bacon or cinnamon to make it tastier.
Preheat your mini waffle maker for a few minutes so its nice and hot or you’ll end up with a sticky, burned mess that doesn’t look like a waffle.
Chaffles are great for sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, and even tacos!
If you think your chaffle tastes too eggy, try using two egg whites instead of one whole egg.
Don’t open and close the maker while your chaffle is cooking, it will tear apart and be a huge mess!
Adding a teaspoon of baking powder to your batter, or a table spoon of almond flour will make your chaffle more bread-like.
So play around with the recipe you can’t possibly go wrong. Add things like raisins or spice it up with Jalapeno slices. Enjoy and Happy, Healthy Eating.
Filmed in early 2019. I also wrote the script and based it on a story and experience shared by too many people. The experience of growing up around an emotionally abusive or alcoholic parent is the theme of “Paint Runs”. More importantly, the film depicts the impact an abusive person has on those around them and how our very own thoughts can unfortunately perpetuate some of that same negative energy we experienced.
In the film an older gentleman speaks with a tattoo artist and recollects his youthful days and a life changing moment when he realized he too was perpetuating the same negativity he had endured from an abusive father.
I’m new to the film industry and just recently started taking part in mostly small budget indie films and a few larger film projects in the Texas area. As an actor, I have played a tuff guy, a mayor, and cartel henchmen in several films, including a Robert Rodriguez film titled, “Red 11” 2019. I’m a Texas native, grew up in Del Rio Tx and served in the Air Force for 21 years. After retiring from the military I settled in Austin because of the large open and creative culture.
I have always found myself to have a creative drive, playing the guitar and writing music as a hobby for years. I was able to incorporate some of that music I created as part of the original soundtrack in this film as well. With out a doubt this is a project of passion and a learning experience.
I filmed most of this 20 minute short film in the Austin Texas area and the entire short film was captured using smartphone.
Using a smartphone takes advantage of the new technical capabilities available on the market and at a much cheaper price compared to standard film equipment. With the help of Chris Escobar, a local Del Rio creative, I was able to incorporate some of the artwork he and the Del Rio Casa de la Cultura group created in murals throughout the city.
I produced “Paint Runs” on a very small budget with the help of a good actor friend, Robert P. Avila. This was my first film and a definite passion project. We recently started submitting the film to various indie film festivals and have been “officially selected“ for screening in several of the festivals already. We just won our first award, Best Smartphone Short Film in the Good Message International Film Festival 2019, held in India.
Our next screening will take place either on the 8th or 9th of November in Austin Texas as part of the Austin Indie Film Festival 2019. It was a pleasure to use some of the landscape and art in Del Rio as a backdrop for some of our scenes. We somehow always gravitate to what we grew up around and are familiar with. The challenge as is what I hope is depicted in this film and that is to raise awareness of these norms and become mindful of all of our habits and where and how they originate.
For a band that has sold millions of records and holds the record for various platinum, gold, and diamond status titles, there is really not much interesting information of interest to give out on the Eagles.
Shortly after 1972 Eagles are assigned to Asylum Records and travel to the U.K. to record their first album. Thier first song “Take it easy” is their debut song reaching U.S. #12 ,a song written by Glenn Frey and friend Jackson Browne. Remember also that Frey has said many times that the name of the group is EAGLES and not THE EAGLES.
On November 24,1972 they appear as a part of the superstar billed K-ROQ “Woodstock of the West” festival. Only 32 thousand people show up. By June of 1973 the song “Desperado” makes it to #41, the song was never released as a single. There were plans to make a movie from that album but plans fell through. On April 6,1974 Eagles play the “California Jam” rock festival to an audience of 200,000, and by 1975 the ballad “The Best Of My Love” is their first million selling single.
By 1976 they win the “Best Pop Vocal Performance” for the song “Lyin Eyes” at the 18th Annual Grammy Awards. And by 1976 their “Greatest Hits 1971-1975” tops the U.S. charts for 5 weeks and is certified platinum. On March 20th 1980, 28 year old Joseph Riviera holds up Asylum Records office in New York demanding to see either Jackson Brown or The Eagles wanting them to finance his trucking operation, he surrenders when he is told that neither artist are there in New York, they live in California.
Find out more on the Eagles as featured artist of the month on the “Little Red Rooster Show” on KWMC 1490 AM Classic Hits Station.And remember that all stories and facts of artist of the month are by Wendy Johnson and all shows are produced by Javier Martinez.
I was at a convience store and watched a lady check out amovie at the red box.
It took me back to the time when there were three drive in theaters in Del Rio and three regular theaters.
The drive in movies were the Ceniza, the Flamingo, and the Gay 90 drive in. There were three downtown movies on Main St. the Princess, the main theater the Rita, and then there was the Texas theater where they showed mexican movies. My best friend Robert Diaz and I were hired by MR. POAG to clean the drive in movies every morning.
They paid us a dollar a day and free admission to all movies. We did not miss any movie believe me. I loved going to the Texas theater and seeing and hearing the western type mexican movies and songs they would sing. I would go to Seegers bakery and get some glazed donuts and go and see my favorite .My favorite was any movie with Lola
Beltran, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Pedro Infante,among others. How I wish they still made movies like that. I recall one Saturday night some one had some kind of spell inside of the movie theater and the lady there ask Robert and I to help him. I walked over and put my hand on his arm and he grabbed me and threw me over the row of seats. He did the same to my friend. It took both of us to hold him down until the ambulance got there. I hurt the next morning like you would not believe. On Saturday I would go to the princess and watch a double feature movie with John Wayne, Roy Rodgers, Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Gaby Hayes and many more.
My friend Victor Camposano said he did the same thing almost every Saturday. In those days they had what they called dollar night at the Gay 90. No matter how many people you had in your car you got in for one dollar. As well as i can remember it was on a Tuesday night. I could be wrong. I called Victor to ask him but he didnt answer. In those days i knew a young musician that was a homosexual and when he dressed up if you did not know him you could not tell he was not a woman. On a dollar night I saw him with a man going into the drive in and he held his finger up to his mouth for me to keep quiet. It wasn’t any business of mine so I did not say a word. About thirty minutes after the movie started I heard him screaming Help me Freddie help. They stopped the movie and Robert Diaz and I ran over to the car which was parked two rows away and the man was beating the hell out of no names please. We tore him off of the guy and ask why were you beating on him. He said because he is a he not a she. He said I was kissing and touching and all of a sudden I put my hand in a certain place and found out it is a man. I am going to kill the so and so but the cops showed up and took him away.
One morning we were cleaning the drive in and found a set of diamond rings. About that time a gentleman walked up and ask if we had found a set of rings. I told him we had and he wanted me to give them to him and I refused. I tried to explain that i had to turn them in to my boss and then he could talk to him and work something out. Not no but hell no he said and tried to grabbed them out of Robert hand and Robert shoved him down and told him to get the hell out of there.
He said I will call the police. He went to the pay phone outside the concession stand and called the police. He told the police we were stealing a set of wedding rings from him and he needed help. I called my boss and ask him to come over there and told him what was going on.
When they all showed up the gentleman said that the night before him and his girlfriend came to the movies and he ask her to marry him. He said the rings had cost him 18 hundred dollars. He stated that the girl told him she was already married to a marine that was some where over seas.
He said he called her a few choice words and the girl got out and walked off. He said he threw the rings out the window and drove off. When he woke up that morning he knew he had to get the rings. To make a long story short he got his rings back. Another time at another drive in movie a friend of Robert borrowed his pocket knife and he ended stabbing someone with it there at the concession stand. In closing let me say that although there was few problems when alcohol was involved but over all it was a good time to be alive. Del Rio is a great place to live. If you live here are just visiting be sure you walk the Dora Alcala trail along the San Felipe Creek and visit the whitehead museum and the winery I am proud to say Del Rio is my home town thank you and GOD BLESS.