El mes de Mayo estuvo lleno de actividades para los residentes de Del Rio, iniciando con los festejos de la Batalla de Puebla del Cinco de Mayo, que tuvieron una duración de tres días consecutivos en la Plaza Brown.
Una de las principales actividades que se tuvo durante este festejos del Cinco de Mayo fue la coronación de Mrs. Cinco de Mayo titulo que fue otorgado por primera vez a María Martínez presidenta de la Border Federal Credit Union.
Otra de las actividades que se tuvieron en esta población fue el Opne House y Air Show de la base Laughlin, actividad que fue totalmente gratuito a la comunidad, y a los familias de las Ciudades del interior del Estado.
Fueron mas de cinco mil personas quienes entraron al Open House de la Base Laughlin, donde disfrutaron de la exhibición de enormes aviones, también actividades para los niños, presentaciones de las corporaciones de seguridad de este base militar, y por primera vez el tractocamión impulsado por una turbina, que los hace correr mas de 300 millas por hora lo cual es el mas rápido del mundo.
También en el mes de mayo se celebra la Semana Nacional de la Policía, por lo que se estuvieron colocando moños azules en los vehículos particulares quienes apoyan estas dependencias que protegen esta frontera.
El evento se llevo a cabo en el Centro Cívico en punto de las 6:00 de la tarde, en el interior del edificio se tuvieron exposiciones de las dependencias policiacas, también Aduan y Protección Fronteriza hicieron demostraciones del entrenamiento que le enseñan a los integrantes de la academia de Exploradores.
En el exterior se tuvieron pesadas unidades en exhibición de cada corporación, como Policía, Oficina del Sheriff, Border Patrol, Aduana entre otros, las familias disfrutaron de estas exposiciones.
Para finalizar se tuvo el evento anual de la caminata de Relay For Life, que hace la Asociación Americana de Cáncer, con la finalidad de reunir fondos para ayudar a las personas que están luchando contra el cáncer.
La caminata que inicio a las 6:00 de la tarde fue en el interior del Centro Cívico, y finalizo hasta las 6:00 de la mañana del próximo día, se tuvieron actividades para todos los equipos participantes también se hicieron rifas para todos los participantes.
“Como nuevo Alcalde de Del Rio, mi primer meta será unificar al Concilio de la Ciudad, para trabajar todos en el misma dirección para el beneficio de la comunidad también hacer que vean mi visión para ayudar esta frontera” expreso el Mayor electo Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano.
Bruno Lozano fue el ganadoras de las pasadas elecciones del 5 de Mayo, ganando la posición por mas de 800 votos a su favor, y se convirtió en el Alcalde mas joven de la historia de esta población, al tomar su cargo oficialmente dijo que se pondría al tanto de todos los proyectos pendientes.
“El Concilio de la Ciudad siempre debe trabajar en coordinación, por que estamos representando una ciudad, y si inversionistas acuden a una junta del Concilio y ven que no se pueden poner de acuerdo pueden llevarse sus inversiones a otra población” dijo Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano.
Asimismo dio a conocer que las peticiones mas comunes que le estuvieron haciendo los residentes de esta frontera, fue la reparación de calles en los diferentes sectores de la ciudad, también que buscaran traer mas fuentes de trabajo a esta frontera.
Pero antes de iniciar con los proyectos ambiciosos para esta ciudad fronteriza, estará unificando al Concilio de la Ciudad, buscará trabajar con el Condado de Val Verde y el Distrito Escolar Independiente de San Felipe, todo para el beneficio de esta población, y entre todos llevar a cabo programas de protección de la Base Aérea Laughlin.
Estas serán dos de las principales peticiones en las que se estará enfocando para ayudar a la comunidad debido a que dijo que no hizo promesas de cosas que no podría cumplir al estar al frente de esta población.
Continuará trabajando en las aerolíneas, pero al estar libre estará presente en sus oficina para atender a la comunidad asistirá a las juntas ordinarias del Concilio, y estará dispuesto a recibir ideas nuevas para ayudar la calidad de vida de los residentes de esta población.
Se a convertido en el Alcalde mas joven de esta población y espera hacer un buen trabajo dirigiendo la ciudad, crear proyectos que ayuden a la comunidad dejar huella en esta población ya que su único interés por haber buscado este cargo fue para ayudar a la comunidad.
Aprovechará los recursos naturales y los lugares histórico que se tienen en esta población para atraer mas turismo a esta frontera y crear fuentes de empleo.
La sociedad actual nos invita de una y de otra manera a dar pasos agigantados hacia la eliminación de la familia y quiere desconocer el rol del padre en la noble misión de formar integralmente a los hijos. Creyentes, no creyentes y todos los seres dotados de inteligencia debemos apelar a la coherencia para valorar la familia, el rol que tiene el padre y la madre, de acuerdo a la ley natural, cada uno en particular, no solo como instrumentos de procreación, sino como artesanos que crían, forman, tallan y entregan a la Iglesia y a la sociedad unas bellas obras de arte que con sus acciones, resultado de los valores que les forjaron en su hogar, harán más agradable el mundo en que vivimos. El padre y la madre son a la familia, lo que el agua es al pez.
En el libro “el Dios de Jesucristo”, del Cardenal Ratzinger, dice: “La crisis de la paternidad que estamos viviendo hoy en día es un aspecto básico de la crisis que amenaza a la humanidad en su conjunto”. Si el mundo está herido y en crisis es porque la célula de la sociedad, la familia, está sangrando, está rota, la estamos matando.
Los ataques al modelo de familia según la ley natural, el debilitamiento de la importancia del rol bien definido que tiene tanto el padre como la madre en el hogar y la carencia de un modelo de paternidad, es lo que está llevando a nuestra cultura a una crisis profunda y a su desmoronamiento. Tú y yo debemos dolernos de la familia y de la sociedad; salgamos a su paso, curémosla, hagamos buen uso de la prudencia, el amor, la verdadera libertad y la responsabilidad.
Querido papá, te invito a que adviertas qué grande e importante es la figura paterna en la vida de los nuevos seres que empiezan a crecer. No es suficiente con proveer y visitar, ni siquiera se es verdadero padre solo por engendrar; es urgente y vital el estar, amar, corregir, moldear, pulir, acariciar, proteger, servir de espejo y enseñar a volar.
Un buen padre ayuda a sus hijos varones a encontrar su identidad masculina. La madre es muy importante, pero no menos el padre, cada uno según su rol juega un papel importante y fundamental. A este respecto el cardenal Antonio Cannizares Llovera, refiriéndose a San José nos dice: “A él (José) se debe el honor y la gloria del crecimiento de Jesús, es decir, la alimentación y la enseñanza, que lo llevó por los caminos de la vida, para que pudiera aprender a ser un hombre, aprender a trabajar como un hombre, a amar como un hombre, con el corazón de un hombre, para que pudiera caber en una historia y una tradición auténtica, la de las personas elegidas y amadas de Dios”. “Y vosotros, padres, no provoquéis a ira a vuestros hijos, sino criadlos en disciplina y amonestación del Señor.” (Efesios 6, 4)
También el Padre Dominic De Dominico, OP. Nos dice: “Dado que, sin matrimonio, el niño tiende a quedarse con sólo la madre, la idea del padre es débil en la mente del niño, e incluso puede ser una causa de amargura y tristeza. Esto, a su vez, hace que sea muy difícil acercarse a Dios como padre. Por otra parte, en esta situación los chicos no tienen modelo a seguir, y, así, no tienen la menor idea de lo que significa ser un hombre”.
En el libro de los Proverbios encontramos que para poder dirigir a los demás es necesario adquirir la sabiduría que procede del saber escuchar. Para que el padre de familia pueda orientar a sus hijos y ser escuchado, primero debe saber escuchar al Señor y hacer su voluntad. “Que el sabio escuche y ganará en saber; el hombre inteligente sabrá dirigir a los demás” (Proverbios 1, 5).
Para concluir, es necesario enfatizar que la figura del padre en la vida familiar no ha pasado de moda, por el contrario, ahora más que nunca cobra vigencia en cuanto que la sociedad está sumida en más problemas y confusiones y se requiere del modelo de familia auténtico y tradicional que nos ofrece la ley natural, para iluminar y volver a la realidad.
Querido Papá, ten en cuenta estas cinco luces que te ayudarán a dejarle la mejor herencia a tus hijos: 1º. Recuerda que “La lógica del Evangelio no es la del mundo: la pequeñez es grandeza, el despojo es riqueza y el servicio es honor y dicha”. 2º. No olvides que el ejemplo ilumina más que mil palabras. 3º. “Es más grande tu vocación que tu profesión”. Haz una buena escala de valores: pon en primer lugar a Dios, en segundo lugar a tu familia y en tercer lugar tu trabajo. 4º. Tu deber no es ser buen amigo de tus hijos, tu gran deber es ser buen padre: ofréceles amor, sustento, educación, corrección, disciplina, tiempo y orientación. 5º. Enséñale a tu hijo a amar, amándolo: ama a tu esposa, perdona, se fiel y leal. Feliz día del padre. Bendiciones, Sady Pbro.
Summer just around the corner even though here in Texas we're already there but what a great time to duck into a nice cool theater and enjoy a great movie. No better time then now with such a variety of flicks to choose from.
If you've been waiting for a movie for grown folks that you may better relate to then I would suggest The Book Club out in theaters now. What a cast of great mature women whom you might or might not remember. We're talking Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen(yes, Ted Danson's real life wife), American film actress, director, and producer Diane Keaton, and who could ever forget Candice Bergen the once infamous TV Character better known as Murphy Brown.
From Paramount Pictures; Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey," catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.
Funny movie without any blood and guts and killing, who knew? Check it out.
Coming soon to a theater near you, Ocean's 8, or as I call it, a woman's tale with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Munn. From Warner Bros. Pictures; Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take -- a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target -- a necklace that's worth more than $150 million.
Look for Ocean's 8 coming soon to a theater near you. So with the summer heat looming do yourself a favor and sneak into a nice cool theater and get away into a great get away At The Movies.
May 5th, 2018. A date that will live in infamy, as far as Del Rio politics goes. Eighteen years into the 21st Century, those three thousand folks who chose to show up between Cinco de Mayo margaritas elected their first millennial leader with the selection of Bruno ‘Ralphy’ Lozano. While the overall turnout was significantly low by total registered voters’ standards, it was an overwhelming majority of 61 percent which lead to the defeat of baby boomer Mayor Robert Garza and crowning the 30 something mayor-elect. A title that he might consider for the 2022 campaign: Landslide Lozano.
While Bruno’s campaign of slightly over 90 days was never crafty, slick, or over produced, (as many political consultants would diagnose as the only way to defeat a highly successful and educated incumbent) his grass roots, low key approach was deer-in-the-headlight blinding to the opposition while attracting the masses with one, simple key word: Unity.
There are several factors why Del Rio chose Bruno Lozano for the big red chair. His timing was as crystal clear as a Steven Spielberg final scene, leaving nothing for the cutting room floor. There wasn’t rhetoric, trash-talking, or promises. The incumbent answers at public forums, mass-mailers outlying previous achievements, budgets met, and expectations that Del Rio must look at for the future did not seem to faze Bruno in the least and he kept on point. What his supporters took with them into the voting booth was the one word repeated from countless hours of block walking and public speaking at forums: Unity. To be determined over the next 48 months is can Bruno deliver?
In order to achieve collective cohesiveness, Del Rio still has to determine who will serve in District 2 for city council as well as Council at Large Place C. That will be a very difficult decision between Jim Dereus and David Scarbo in the District 2 showdown. Both men have high achievement with their past professional and community service experience. Their character alone demonstrates the comprehension of unity. Place C has voters deciding between Reno Luna and Raul Ojeda. Luna has served many years as councilman, so he does not need to be reminded of the definition of Lozano’s credo. Ojeda does understand and acknowledges a desire for what Del Rio demands of its future government.
What Mayor-elect Lozano probably will find in the upcoming months is how fortunate it is that District 1 voters chose Fred Carranza. If anything, Fred Carranza is a perfect synonym for unity. As for council persons Rowland Garza, Diana Salgado, and Elizabeth Elizalde-Calderon, Bruno will find that they too have Del Rio’s best interest at heart. But he shouldn’t feel surprised at the hard ball questions to come along with some opposition.
What Bruno Lozano must decide once the council is in place are the specific goals that will unify Del Rio.
More strategic economic growth plans. A continued pace of securing needed infrastructure. He has already hinted at the beautification of Del Rio and better containment of its natural resources. Bruno had me on my feet with applause when he said that he chooses not to compare Del Rio to Eagle Pass, but selects other cities of its size in the United States. That comment is rather bold and might even miff those who supported him.
Bruno might consider looking at the accomplishments of Robert Garza since 2016 which might guide him to unification at a steady pace. The Ports-To-Plains vision for Del Rio, along with future cooperation with interior Mexico is a laudable plan to pursue. The achievement of our financial status, bond rating, and payment of debt are to his credit. The one thing you can say about Robert Garza’s tenure, he left us in a better financial position than when he came into office.
Finally, mayor-elect Lozano might want to set his goals with a well outlined series of tasks in order to meet his ultimate summit. Once his council is selected, it’s time to roll the sleeves up and focus on amalgamation. Its definition is “the action, process, or result of combining or uniting. Welcome to City Hall Ralphy. Opport-Unity knocks!
Raised as a military brat, his family moved houses often. He spent part of his childhood living in San Diego and completed the third grade at Fairfax County Elementary School Fairfax County Virginia.
His father was then stationed at NAS Kingsville and then he attended elementary school in Kingsville Texas.
At an early age he read as much and probably more than any student in his class, but everything he read was off beat that a teacher was sent to the library of congress, to see if the books he was reading really existed because most of the books were from the 16th and 17th century on Demonolgy. How could a kid like this be later associated with one of the biggest and best bands of the 1960's.
As a story that is actually too lengthy to talk about in such a small article, it is best to get to the point. When you think about this band, it feels like a strange, beautiful psychedelic dream that actually happened. What has not been said about one of the all time greatest band of the late 60's"The Doors". In their early playing years when they played they could fit maybe 50 or 60 people. In the first night they managed to fill the bar, the next day if only 10 people were there that was it and no more.
Determination in any goal you want to achieve is the best answer. By September of 1965 The Doors recorded a demo version of one of their songs at World Pacific recording studios, they were helped by some family members and a female bass player, who all left immediately afterwards due to the fact that they disliked the material.
Although The Doors did recruit some bass players to record with them in the studio, none of them were ever really hired to play with the band. As much information that there is on Jim Morrison and the Doors it would be impossible to include many interesting stories about them. The best next thing is to listen to their music as they will be featured as the next Artist Of The Month on the all new Classic Hits Station KWMC 1490AM on THE LITTLE RED ROOSTER SHOW.
All information of known facts and interesting stories about the artist of the month are supplied by Wendy Johnson, and all shows of the Little Red Rooster show are all being produced by Mr. Javier Martinez.
Find out more on Jim Morrison and the Doors thisJune as we feature them as Artist Of The Month.
Why should everyone think about eating more Fruits and Vegetables?
Eating vegetables provides health benefits – people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are more likely to have a reduced risk of chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.
Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers.
Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, contribute to the help reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
Eating vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of an overall healthy diet may help lower blood pressure, and may also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss.
Foods such as vegetables that are lower in calories per cup instead of some other higher-calorie food may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake.
Fruits and Vegetables provide important Vitamins and Minerals. Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections. Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Vitamin C aids in iron absorption.
Dietary fiber from vegetables, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation and diverticulitis. Fiber-containing foods such as vegetables help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.
So give some serious thought to eating more Fruits and Vegetables. You'll look better, feel better and most probably live longer.
Happy Healthy Eating !
Have to admit it's been a tough couple of weeks. Had a few health issues going on but luckily most things seemed to have worked them selves out.
Mr renal output issues seemed to have been associated with dehydration. I seem to have that under control now but it was an eye opener for sure.
That along with a pesky Kidney Stone which bugged me for weeks and is STILL working its way out and still causing a bit of pain and digestive issues. Yikes.
They had also told me that I had a cyst on my renal tube but it turns out that is benign and has been there since 2013. Why would they they even tell about it then? Oh Well.
So, still working on things but nothing life threatening for now anyway. One good thing about everything is that I've lost quite a bit of weight, a good thing, all things considered.
I have learned that I need to stop drinking soda to avoid anymore pesky Kidney Stones. I need to Stop Drinking Cow Milk. When you investigate it you'll find that after your growth years, cow milk is not a good thing for us. Yes it does provide Protein and Calcium but it also provides High Fat and can contribute to cardiac issues. If you want to Drink Milk, Drink Soy or Coconut, Almond, Rice, Hemp or other Nut Milk. Much healthier for you.
"Clerks" filmmaker was ready to perform two of his "Kevin Smith Live!" stand-up shows at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California, recently, but canceled the second event due to illness.
47 Year Old Director and co-star of "Jay and Silent Bob" had a surprise heart attack. He Tweeted about it saying, “After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”). If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground”.
Kevin announced on Facebook just the other day that he would drink A Gallon of Milk at a time sometimes 2. Yikes. Plus he says he would hardly ever eat a vegetable. His diet consisted mostly of steak, milk and cheese which he has now All Cut Out.
Watch what you you eat and drink and start thinking about living longer. Just Another Point of View.
The wisdom-marinated anger of Mario Vazquez pours through the backdrop of decay and lack of pride like oil through a faulty filter as he again steps into San Felipe Cemetery to chronicle hundreds of unmarked and uncataloged gravesites there.
“I asked, ‘Who’s buried here?’ ‘Well, really we don’t know.’ I said, why?”
Vazquez is not shy to ask the questions, “why not” or “how come.”
“In one place they have five rusted crosses,” he lamented. “Who’s there? Who knows?”
Vazquez is on a quest to identify several hundred gravesites in the cemetery. Years of abysmal record-keeping and the pace of technology have kept the dead hidden. But for the past several months he has been bringing them back to life.
Interestingly, the cemetery, which claims to possess the grave of the famed La Adelita from the Mexican Revolution (and indeed it does), has the unknown interspersed with the known. But finding the unknown has led Vasquez to a rugged paper trail.
“Nobody has computerized records and the person in charge doesn’t have a computer,” he said.
And the 90-year old son of an ice salesman seems to be the right person for the undertaking. Vazquez is a man accustomed to full activation. Back in the day ̶ the Civil Rights era ̶ Vazquez got after it as a bonafide activist. During the early years, he crossed paths with labor leader Cesar Chavez and was elected secretary of the Southwest Council of La Raza.
“You have to make waves. But people here are afraid. I’ll stand up and talk to anybody…they’re no better than I am…I’m not afraid to tell anyone the truth,” he said.
He estimates that he has matched 500 names to their respective gravesites.
After identifying them, he creates a grid in order to map out the cemetery giving it some semblance of organization. He has just completed his first section; “Section 0.”
He is also making an alphabetical database to provide a digital guide for the cemetery. The earliest grave is from 1862.
Vazquez, who was born in San Felipe and grew up in a house on Chapoy Street, sees the cemetery project as one way to revitalize and reinvigorate San Felipe, a community he feels has lost its way.
“There are a lot of things in San Felipe that I’d like to revive…
I want to see the barrio flourish,” he commented. “People will start taking a little bit more pride in San Felipe.”
His affinity for San Felipe shines through his paternal-like concern. He even wrote a book, “Mario From The Barrio,” which recounts his time growing up there.
“I’m doing a service to the community…I have free time…don’t sit around and wait for death to catch up with you,” he remarked.
Ultimately, Vazquez would like to hand the project off to others and educate them in the system he has devised.
“We’ll get it done if we get enough people who are interested in doing it,” he said.
In the meantime, the quest continues as he plots the grids and chases the dead.
Story By Bob Corbell
The storyline of Del Rio’s awkward an insatiable past of airline service has raised its head again, but maybe this time the reality will unmask the unfounded perception. This has been a hot bed of conversation over the last 30 days on KWMC. The further discussions at City Hall can only conclude one thing for certain: it will be a well spirited month of May without any need of a rented margarita machine in the hallway left over from Cinco de Mayo.
A lot has happened since 1949 when a certified airline carrier by the Civil Aeronautics Board serviced Del Rio. Air Mail Route 82, was granted to Trans Texas Airlines which flew mail, passenger, and cargo along a line stretching from Houston to El Paso with stops in between that included Uvalde, Eagle Pass, Ft Stockton, and Van Horn. By 1978, when the airline industry was deregulated, service to Del Rio became more complicated. This was mainly due to regional carriers having to create alliances with an assortment of major carriers. The majors battled rapid expansion, fare wars, and quite frankly, chaos that continued well into the 1990s. Del Rio suffered from these consequences.
There are two misconceptions that have lead to the “no mas” attitude towards any future consideration for air service in Del Rio. Most recent is the contract with Texas Sky. It was costly and did not provide through ticketing outside of DFW airport. Also there were some frequent service interruptions and the mid afternoon departures which lead to a full day of travel. The other misconception is that future airline service will be a burden to the taxpayers.
The reality that strikes the first perception is the service which Colgan Air provided between 2004 and 2012. The operating load factors were respectable during this time. The carrier suffered some insurmountable circumstances following 2009. This put the service in question. Finally the merger between Continental and United Airlines lead to the exiting of Del Rio. Not one circumstance was due to the loss of profit or load factors.
The second reality that addresses the perception as “a burden to the taxpayer” was presented before the Del Rio City Council on April 10th, 2018. After months of strategic planning mastered by City Manager Henry Arredondo and staff, the council had to decide whether to begin an agreement between the city and American Airlines to establish service as early as November. While the exact terms are still within negotiation, American would offer two flights daily between Del Rio and Dallas/Ft. Worth for two years. The presentation was almost flawless, factual, and fiscally feasible for the gold standard of the air travel industry to sprout roots in Del Rio. As Mayor Robert Garza pointed out, the funding of the bottom line dollar amount to be committed by the city is “new money”. That new money is an increase in toll fare of the International Bridge by 25 cents and a commercial rate of 50 cents per axle. This hard assessment of current funds and projections through the year of 2020 more than met the expectations. Basically American Airlines wants a 2.9 million dollar commitment over two years and a 75 percent load factor on its flights. Garza also stressed to council that American would not consider entering into the agreement unless they saw a profit. He’s right. American Airlines losses close to 400 potential Del Rio customers per week, who now travel to San Antonio and Austin while boarding a Southwest, United, or Delta aircraft. The sales tax receipts from these customers prove that fact.
Finally, the economic support from fact and general comments made from the city’s top government and business leaders are laudable to say the least. If this city wants sustainable growth for the future and a commitment from its top three job sectors; an airline service is necessary. This deal presented to the Del Rio City Council gets absolutely no better than today. Meanwhile, it’s all up in the air. Until final approval.