It is great to be back and able to write this article about Del Rio the way it was or as my friend VICTOR CAMPOSANO says REMEMBER WHEN.
I would like to thank Mr. JAVIER MARTINEZ for the chance to do this article again. I will always focus on the way things were in Del Rio when I was growing up. From the time I lived in the San Jose project and now where I live in the San Felipe area. My comments this time will be about the barrio de San Felipe the Calle Garza has a lot of history.
I can remember Johnny’s hamburgers on the corner of Mclymont and Garza the San Felipe high school where I would go to watch the San Felipe Mustangs play their football games and to check out the cheer leaders.
Chemas tortillas and let’s not forget the white house on the corner of Broadbent and Garza street where to this day the first lady of San Felipe lives. I am referring to the grand lady a beautiful person and so loved in this area she was a teacher for some forty odd years. She is a proud San Felipe resident. I am speaking of none other than Mrs. MARIA ELENA CALDERON RAMIREZ.
If you were able to see the parade this past weekend the staff including myself were broadcasting from her house as we have done for several years.
The first lady was in the parade as she went by where we were, I could see the pride and joy on her face. she is a great lady and I call her a true friend.
I would also like to thank Ms. Bea Vallejo for her help and all of the good information she provided. This past weekend was the San Felipe ex’s reunion and they were very busy with the parade, meetings, lunches, dinners, and a dance. They also had the dedication of the arch located on Cantu street as you cross the bridge and come in to San Felipe. There was also the rededication of the Loma de la Cruz cemetery.
The Brown Plaza is also a big part of the San Felipe area and there is a story that needs to be told on a later date I am proud to say I live in the San Felipe area and I enjoy walking around or driving around to see if there has been anything new in the area.
I would invite you to enjoy the Del Rio San Felipe area from the walking trail at Moore park all the way up to the old Eagle Pass hill. A sight to behold is going up old eagle pass road or Broadbent street at night and get to the top.get out of your car and look at Del Rio at night or look over your shoulder and see Cuidad Acuña Mexico it is my hope that when you read this you will want to know more about the beautiful city of Del Rio Texas and I will take you back down memory lane and talk about the way it was.
To a time that when you met someone on the street, they did not have a cell phone up to their ear or sending text messages.
There is a lot of good memories to share and we invite you to be a part of it thank you for your attention god bless god bless the United States of America and Del Rio Texas.