Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Wednesday, May 5 in 2021, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.
Cinco de Mayo History
Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, a popular misconception. Instead, it commemorates a single battle. In 1861, Benito Juárez—a lawyer and member of the indigenous Zapotec tribe—was elected president of Mexico. At the time, the country was in financial ruin after years of internal strife, and the new president was forced to default on debt payments to European governments.
In response, France, Britain and Spain sent naval forces to Veracruz, Mexico, demanding repayment. Britain and Spain negotiated with Mexico and withdrew their forces.
France, however, ruled by Napoleon III, decided to use the opportunity to carve an empire out of Mexican territory. Late in 1861, a well-armed French fleet stormed Veracruz, landing a large force of troops and driving President Juárez and his government into retreat.
The Battle of Puebla
Certain that success would come swiftly, 6,000 French troops under General Charles Latrille de Lorencez set out to attack Puebla de Los Angeles, a small town in east-central Mexico. From his new headquarters in the north, Juárez rounded up a ragtag force of 2,000 loyal men—many of them either indigenous Mexicans or of mixed ancestry—and sent them to Puebla.
The vastly outnumbered and poorly supplied Mexicans, led by Texas-born General Ignacio Zaragoza, fortified the town and prepared for the French assault. On May 5, 1862, Lorencez gathered his army—supported by heavy artillery—before the city of Puebla and led an assault.
How Long Did the Battle of Puebla Last?
The battle lasted from daybreak to early evening, and when the French finally retreated they had lost nearly 500 soldiers. Fewer than 100 Mexicans had been killed in the clash.
Although not a major strategic win in the overall war against the French, Zaragoza’s success at the Battle of Puebla on May 5 represented a great symbolic victory for the Mexican government and bolstered the resistance movement. In 1867—thanks in part to military support and political pressure from the United States, which was finally in a position to aid its besieged neighbor after the end of the Civil War—France finally withdrew.
The same year, Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian, who had been installed as emperor of Mexico in 1864 by Napoleon, was captured and executed by Juárez’s forces. Puebla de Los Angeles was renamed for General Zaragoza, who died of typhoid fever months after his historic triumph there.
LA SANTÍSIMA VIRGEN MARÍA, NUESTRA MADRE E INTERCESORA
Par a poder adentrarnos en reflexión sobre la Santísima Virgen María, vale la pena que nos cuestionemos:
1. ¿Qué Significa su nombre? En egipcio, puede significar “bella” o “amada”; en hebreo “exaltada” o “glorificada”.
2. ¿Cuál es la fecha de su nacimiento? La fecha del 8 de septiembre es convencional. Fue fijada por el papa Sergio I en el siglo V. se puede calcular que María nació entre los años 18-16 antes de Cristo.
3. ¿Por qué podemos acudir a la Virgen para que interceda por nosotros? En las bodas de Caná de Galilea, la Virgen que fue invitada a la fiesta, al ver que los novios estaban en apuros le pide al Señor que los auxilie: “Por aquel tiempo se celebraba una boda en Caná de Galilea, cerca de Nazaret, y estaba allí la madre de Jesús. Fue invitado también a la boda Jesús con sus discípulos. Y, como faltara el vino, le dice su madre a Jesús: «No tienen vino». Jesús le responde: «Mujer, ¿qué nos va a mí y a ti? Todavía no ha llegado mi hora». Dice su madre a los sirvientes: «Haced lo que él os diga»”. (Jn 2, 1-5).
En el camino al Calvario La Virgen acompaña a Jesús y lo ve sufrir por amor a la humanidad y ella sufre y recuerda la profecía de Simeón: “¡y a ti misma una espada te atravesará el alma!” (Lc 2, 34). Y en la cruz, Jesús le dijo a su Madre: “Mujer, ahí tienes a tu hijo, hijo, ahí tienes a tu madre (Jn 19, 26-27). Desde aquella hora, afirma el apóstol, el discípulo la recibió en su casa. Por ello, la Virgen María también es Madre de todos los cristianos y como buena madre está pendiente de nuestras necesidades, intercede por nosotros y nos auxilia en todas nuestras tribulaciones.
El 7 de octubre del año 1571 los turcos quieren invadir a Europa y los cristianos invocando el auxilio maternal de la Santísima Virgen María consiguen su protección y vencen, aunque se encontraban en gran desventaja al frente de sus enemigos, pero son amparados por la Virgen y el Papa Pio V consagra ese día a nuestra Señora del Rosario.
No podemos desconocer que los cristianos sabemos claramente que, en nuestras necesidades y angustias, podemos acudir sin dudas a la Madre del Señor y en ella tenemos una intercesora y auxiliadora en nuestras angustias y necesidades.
4. ¿Qué retos y desafíos tiene la humanidad de nuestro tiempo? La realidad de los hombres y mujeres de este momento histórico es muy difícil y compleja y sin duda necesitamos que la Santísima Virgen María nos ayude. Hoy más que nunca se requiere que la Virgen nos defienda de los virus del alma que quieren perdernos y arrasar nuestra salvación, la fe, los valores, los principios cristianos, la vida familiar, social y eclesial.
También necesitamos que la Santísima Virgen María nos auxilie en este momento de la pandemia, para que el covid 19 no siga doblegando a la humanidad y para que los que se aprovechan del dolor y de las dificultades de los más vulnerables no puedan realizar sus planes egoístas de imponer sus ideologías y sus sistemas económicos y políticos para saciar su sed de dominio y manipulación de la sociedad.
Acudimos a la poderosa intercesión de la madre de Dios y madre nuestra para pedirle que, así como en otros tiempos se acercó a algunos lugares y situaciones concretas en que los creyentes pasaban por serias dificultades e imploraron su auxilio, también hoy venga a nosotros prodigándonos el amor, la misericordia y la gracia que nos trae de parte del Señor. Santísima Virgen, auxilio de los cristianos, ruega a Dios por nosotros y presérvanos de los virus del cuerpo y del alma. Amén. Dios los bendiga, Sady Pbro.
Las Vegas Nevada. The jewel of the dessert. The city of lights that most days just never seemed to sleep until this horrible pandemic that paralyzed it and so many more vacation destinations around the country and around the world.
Now, as more and more people get Vaccinated, lots of folks are starting to feel a little bit safer in going out. Many people are feeling a lost easier about gathering with family and close friends and some are even venturing out into the country again.
We were in Las Vegas the second week in March and even though there was a cold front moving through you could tell more and more people were starting to move around the city. Still, there were many places that remained closed and many others that were just being overwhelmed in trying to deal with the growing numbers of tourists without the full staff they had before the covid crisis.
People trying to catch and Uber or Lyft were having to wait 30 minutes to an hour for their ride share. Not a common thing in Las Vegas when before you could get one withing 5 or 10 minutes.
Since then, Millions more have got their vaccines and the crowds in Las Vegas have exploded in just over a month. Check out the photos provided in our article and if your one of those folks that likes to visit Las Vegas every now and then check out our website at www.TheLasVegas411.com for tons of current video and photos from Las Vegas.
Just keep in mind that traveling still requires a mask on the plane and most public transportation. Make sure you have carry an approved “Travel Size” container of Hand Sanitizer or Antibacterial hand wipes so you can keep yourself as safe as possible from public germs. Remember to wash your hands often as well.
You’ll also want to keep in mind that no matter where you go to right now, staff at many places is still below full capacity so service may be a bit slower than you expect.
By the way, we’ll be back in Las Vegas this month so we’ll have lost more updated information for you next month and don’t forget to go to www.TheLasVegas411.com for the very latest video of the current state of Las Vegas.Happy Traveling. Be Safe and GOD Speed.
I started doing electrical work bac in 1966. In 1967 I got my journeyman license and in 1969 I got my master license.
I started my own company in June of 1969 Macs Electric.
By 1974 I was doing so much business it was a miracle from god. I just did not know how to give thanks to the lord.
I had three trucks six employees and my wife Barbara took all the messages and collected all the money.
I drove a new pickup, Barbara drove a yellow Buick Rivera.
During that time, I cosigned a note for all my five brothers and sisters and every one of them left me hanging so to maintain my credit I had to
Pay all five of them off so much a month which took a lot of my income.
I got a job rewiring a motel that a captain from the base bought and hired my company to rewire it.
Now during that time, I was playing music every weekend and on special occasions.
One day while we were working the captain came up to me and said Freddie I have been to your dances and listen to you sing and my question is why haven’t you recorded any records.
I explained my problem to him and said I just don’t have enough money left to pay to go to a recording studio and record.
How much would it take to record two records a side and b side. I told him a thousand dollars. He said I will get you the thousand dollars with some conditions.
First you must do it as soon as possible and you must give me the rights to the song you wrote called Living in the past. You must pay me back the money one hundred a month. The last request is that I want to be in the studio when you record. Which turned out to be a big hassle.
I agreed to all of his request and called Joey Records in San Antonio and set up a recording date.
I am not going to talk about what happened in the studio except to say the captain tried to take over the recording session and only stopped when the owner of the studio told him shut up and sit down or get the hell out, I used my regular band as musicians instead of hiring studio mus1c1ans.
When it was received by the public the b side was an instant hit mostly because it was in English and Spanish
After about a week it was number one in this area and stayed number one for six weeks.
I started getting more and more jobs to go and play music.
One Saturday morning Barbara and I went to the Derby Cafe located on Ave F and Ninth Street. As we walked in, I saw a couple of men sitting at a table. I noticed when we sat down and ordered breakfast, people would stop by the table and talk about my work but mostly my music.
They would say how much they enjoyed my singing and how well the record was doing. My dad told me long ago treat people the way you want them to treat you. Because of that fact I always listened to what they had to say.
After we had eaten, we talked a while longer than we got up to leave, I noticed two men got up too. I didn’t pay any attention to them and we got in the car and drove home. Now we lived on Valente Lane off of Nicholson Street and there was only one way in and one was out.
Barbara said someone is following us. When we got to the house we went inside and Barbara went to the back of the house.
All of a sudden, the door flew open and two men ran in, it was the two from the cafe. They started screaming give us your money and no one
will get hurt. One had a hunting knife and the other what looked like a straight razor.
About that time Barbara came back in the room and she was carrying a twelve-gauge pump shot gun. She told them you got 15 seconds to get out or you will die here, they took off running. Barbara followed them outside and shot up in the air but they were gone.
We did not report it but I learned a lesson, when you go into your house lock the door. As my friend Tom says keep the faith and just continue to enjoy it while you can. Keep the faith and good times will come again just wait and see, good times will come again in sunny Del Rio Texas, My home town. Thanks to Victor Cirilo and the Val Verde County Library.
ENTREGAN 2.6M DE COMIDA
Comisionado Juan Carlos Vázquez y miembro de la mesa directiva el banco de alimentos de Laredo Texas informó que sólo los primeros tres meses de este año se logró distribuir en Val Verde 4.5 millones de dólares en alimentos a las familias que se han visto afectadas por el coronavirus y durante la tormenta invernal.
En Los Cuatro precintos de Valverde también en Comstock se logró destruir 2.6 millones de libras de comida la cual cada semana era trasladada por el personal del Condado desde Laredo Texas hasta esta frontera, la comida era distribuida entre los comisionados y también a Iglesias para que ayudarán a familias necesitadas.
Asimismo el comisionado Juan Carlos Vázquez del precinto 2 informó que en estos tres meses se logró registrar que sí ayudó a 15 mil familias esto debido a que se incrementó el número de distribuciones de que se están haciendo cada semana para ayudar a Quiénes se han visto afectados por la pandemia y también debido a la tormenta invernal que causó que está frontera al igual que muchas ciudades en todo el estado permanecieron sin energía eléctrica durante 5 días.
El proyecto es patrocinado por el Texas Department Of Agriculture con fondos del U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development a través del Community Development Block Grant Program, y el trabajo Fue iniciado por el personal del precinto 2 bajo la supervisión del comisionado Juan Carlos Vázquez.
Se estuvo instalando tubería de 8 pulgadas para que los residentes de esta área ahora pudieran tener agua potable que es proporcionada por el municipio ya que la planta tratadora de agua cuenta con la capacidad de abastecer la residente de Val Verde.
Asimismo el comisionado Juan Carlos Vázquez al igual que el juez del Condado Lewis Jones y el resto de los comisionados están luchando para proteger a la base aérea laughlin para que no se vea afectada por proyectos como los campos eólicos mismos que afectarían el entrenamiento de los pilotos locales.
Este ha sido una de las prioridades del Comisionado Juan Carlos Vázquez y al resto de las autoridades del condado para cuidar a las familias de la base, ya que se ha logrado evitar Qué compañías privadas hagan proyectos los cuales comprometan los vuelos de práctica ya esto podría causar el cierre de esta base militar.
Jalapeño Cheese Squares
Warmer weather is here and us Texans like things Hot anyway. Not long ago I discovered an amazing little snack that is easy to make and relatively healthy.
I’m talking about the Jalapeno Cheese Squares.
The Keto recipe is known by many names, including cheesy jalapeno egg squares, jalapeno egg bites, and Mexican egg casserole.
Simple to make the recipe requires about 30 minutes which makes it an excellent recipe when you’re running low on time. So, you ready? Let’s Get’er Done..
Here’s what we’re going to need,
This Recipe will make
a Total of 12 servings.
Prep Time – 5 minutes
Cooking Time – 30 minutes
• 4 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
• 4 eggs
• 1/4 cup canned jalapenos (diced)
• 1/4 cup onions (diced)
How to Prepare Low-carb Jalapeno Cheese Squares
1 – Spray a baking dish, 8×8 inch or some other, with non-stick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350°F.
2 – Take a bowl and add all the ingredients to it. Mix thoroughly until you get a smooth mixture.
3 – Add the mixture to the baking dish.
4 – Bake the mixture for about 30 minutes or up until jalapeno turns light golden brown on the top.
5 – Serve hot and enjoy!
Happy Healthy Eating !
A Del Rio, Texas: LLEGAN 100 MIGRANTES DIARIOS
Gracias al apoyo de voluntarios grupos de Iglesias y familias del interior del país se ha logrado atender y ayudar a los cientos de migrantes Qué son liberados por el Gobierno Federal y que llegan a Del Río al centro de ayuda de Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition.
Pastor Shon Young es quien dirige esta coalición la cual con el aumento de llegada de familias migrantes a esta frontera han tenido que trabajar los 7 días de la semana para ayudar a estas personas a que continúen su viaje hacia el interior del país para reunirse con sus familiares.
El pastor Young informó que sólo en el mes de marzo recibieron más de 2000 personas de diferentes edades quienes habían sido liberados por el Gobierno Federal y trasladados por la patrulla fronteriza al centro de apoyo a migrantes en esta frontera el cual está ubicado en el centro comunitario Chihuahua.
Actualmente este centro no cuenta con albergue ya que se está ayudando a las familias a continuar su viaje el mismo día sólo en dos ocasiones en lo que va de este año se han tenido que instalar albergues temporales el primero en el centro cívico en la segunda ocasión en el centro Jeo Ramos, esto debido a que no alcanzaron el autobús para poder viajar.
En el centro de apoyo a migrantes sí ayuda a estas personas comunicación alimentación vestimenta se les proporciona provisiones para su viaje también algunos regalos para los menores de edad y kits de higiene personal, la ayuda se les entrega gracias a las donaciones recibidas por familias.
También se les está ayudando con transporte a la estación de autobuses al aeropuerto de del Río y en ocasiones al aeropuerto de San Antonio Texas para que puedan viajar el mismo día Qué son liberados.
El Pastor Shon Young, dijo que este centro se abrió en el 2019 y desde entonces han estado trabajando para ayudar a estas familias pero fue a principios del 2021 cuando se incrementó de manera considerable la llegada de migrantes ya que anteriormente recibían de 25 a 40 personas por semana Y actualmente reciben de 80 a 100 diarios.
Todos los integrantes tel Valverde Border humanitarians coalition Siguen trabajando de manera normal para ayudar a estas personas a que continúen su viaje y se puedan reunir con sus familias en el interior del país donde esperarán la fecha para ir a corte donde se le dará la resolución sobre su estatus legalmente en el país.
A band that started out in 1970, and within ten years Queen gathered popularity and became one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world.
As some people think that rock stars dedicate their entire life to music and not good in studies. A big blow to such misconception is the Queen band.
Except for Freddie Mercury, every other band member has a post graduate degree. A degree doesn’t make you smarter, but educated. In the U.K. charts alone, Queen managed to have a total of 26 years on the album charts, which is more than any other artist to date.
In 1981, Queen set a new Argentine record in Buenos Aires for the most people at a single concert with 300 thousand fans attending the performance. And also only in the U.K. Queen’s “Greatest hits” album spent a total of 1,024 weeks in the chart. Estimated number of Queen’s albums sold are from 170 million to 300 million, making them one of the world’s best selling music artist. In September of 1982, the band performed their last two concerts in the U.S. with Freddie on lead vocals.
They stopped touring North America as their popularity began to wane. their fall in popularity In North America has been attributed to a homophobia.
At some shows of the bands 1980 American Tour, fans tossed disposable razor blades on stage: they didn’t like this identity of Freddie Mercury----what they didn’t like was as a brazenly gay rock”n”roll hero and they wanted Mercury to shave that off. Not much interesting information for a band that was so big in the 1980’s but they paid their dues.
Find out more on “Queen” as we feature them as artist of the month on kwmc 1490 AM and the “Little Red Rooster Show”. also remember that all interesting facts and information are by Wendy Johnson and all shows are produced by Javier Martinez Sr.
Rams, Queens soccer players help break KWMC voting records
The accomplishments of this year’s Del Rio High School soccer teams did not go unnoticed by the community.
When KWMC 1490 put out the word they were encouraging folks to vote for the station’s inaugural Del Rio High School Soccer Awards, the hope was for a turnout similar to the previous awards for football and basketball.
Instead, the poll, which honored players from both the Rams and Queens soccer teams, broke the record for votes cast as more than 2,600 votes were cast for the top offensive, top defensive and the rising star for each team.
The awards were presented by a bevy of local Del Rio High School sports supporters including representatives of the Del Rio Rams Soccer Booster Club, Lopez Roofing, Ashley Home Store, Cecil Atkission Ford, Offroad Recovery and Buffalo Wings and Rings.
On the Queens’ side, senior Ema Rojas was named the Offensive Player of the Year. Rojas was a scoring machine for the Queens, racking up 13 goals in 12 district matches. She was one of three Queens to have at least four goals during the district season and a key reason for Del Rio advancing to the playoffs after missing out last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senior Jocelyn Martinez was named the Defensive Player of the year. Martinez has been the rock in the Queens defense since she joined the program. She was a first team all-district selection the last two years and her work in the classroom was also recognized as she was an academic all-district and academic all-state honoree.
Freshman Andrea Sauceda was presented with the Queens Rising Star award. Sauceda did not get to play any sub-varsity games due to COVID-19 guidelines, so she was thrust into the varsity scene almost immediately. She did well enough to score a goal and earn an all-district honorable mention selection.
The Rams Offensive Player of the year was senior Angel Aldrete. Aldrete was the key to the Rams machine, leading the team in goals (8) and assists (9). His work wasn’t unrecognized by the district’s coaches as he was named the 30-6A Offensive Player of the Year.
Senior Noe Trujillo was voted the Rams Defensive Player of the Year. Trujillo could easily have been the offensive player of the year, scoring six goals, but his work as a defender was invaluable, often tasked with shadowing the best player on the opposing team. Like Aldrete, Trujillo also earned all-district honors as he was named the district’s Defensive Player of the year.
Junior Roberto Garza was voted the Rams Rising Star. Though Garza didn’t the publicity his teammates did, he was a steady defender who was another big part of the Rams sharing the district championship. He was also a first team, all-district selection this season.
San Felipe Del Rio CISD Athletic Director Ric Smith was also recognized at the awards ceremony as he was presented with the KWMC Alfredo Garza Lifetime Achievement Award.
AT THE MOVIES
As the times continue to seem to improve so do the releases of New Movies and attendance at local movie theaters all around the country.
Fans have been waiting a while for this next installment in this series. From Broken Road Productions, New Line Cinema, Atomic Monster, Warner Bros. It’s “Mortal Kombat,” where MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down.
Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana, the immense power from within his soul, in time, to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?
Mortal Kombat is Rated R and Runs 2:35mins.
Talk about to close to the truth is movie called IN THE EARTH. Horror film fans rejoice in et another full feature made just for the horror fan.
From Rook Films, Neon; “As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run. Through the night, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness, the forest coming to life around them.”
IN THE EARTH; Rated R and Runs 1:40 mins.
Take the time to duck out of the weather and into a nice cool theater and into a new adventure in a brand New Movie, At The Movies.