The Long and Winding Road of Jimmy González
By Ramón Hernández
Was Jimmy González trying to tell us something through his music?
Normally, this writer would say, his most ‘recent CD,’ but in this case Jimmy’s latest production was his ‘last CD.’ And, the title to the last song, which was sung by Danny Ortíz was “The Long and Winding Road.”
The previous CD was titled “Que Cante El Mundo (Mi Dolor).” Today radio stations are playing his music all day long and fans are singing along in sorrow. And before that, he included “Porque Me Gusta a Morir” (“Because I Like You till Death”). Was the multi-Grammy Award winner telling his fans – between the lines – that he loved them until he died?
Jimmy Gonzalez of Grupo Mazz dies in San Antonio hospital
Gonzalez was taken to the hospital after his blood sugar dropped. Family members said he died around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Author: Rudy Trevino / KIII TV south Texas ABC
Published: 10:19 AM CDT June 6, 2018
Jimmy Gonzalez of Tejano band Grupo Mazz died Wednesday morning after being hospitalized in San Antonio, according to Gonzalez’ relatives.
Gonzalez was taken to the Methodist Hospital of San Antonio after his blood sugar dropped. Family members said he died around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
SAN ANTONIO – A Memorial High School student will be the first in her family to not only attend college, but also go to an Ivy League school.
Then consider Indiana’s Raven Osborne.
Osborne, who has been taking college classes part-time, is about to graduate from college — before she gets her high school diploma.
And now she is going to be a teacher at the same high school.
Osborne, a senior at the 895-student 21st Century Charter School in Gary, will earn a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in early childhood education from Purdue University Northwest on May 5, then graduate from high school on May 22.
OPEN LETTER TO GUSTAVO SILLER, ARCHBISHOP, DIOCESE OF SAN ANTONIO
Your Excellency, very public pronouncements in support of keeping together undocumented families have been made by secular institutions, civic and public agencies, ordinary clubs and organizations. Even our Chief of Police has stated that our police will distance itself from ICE, unless necessary. Our schools have advised their parents that their children will be safe. An admirable list of entities and persons speaking out in support of these families; It continues to grow!
And, we await the active moral leadership and public voice of our Archbishop.
Story by: David A. De La Rosa
Photographs by: Joseph Martinez
Alamo City Comic Con Experience 2016
It seems during the fall, in recent years, there is one event that I impatiently look forward to attending, and that is the Alamo City Comic Con (Oct 28th – 30th at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center). Throughout the rest of the year I miss the spectacle, and festival like atmosphere of our local celebration of pop culture. This year’s addition, the fourth year of this pop culture festival had many highlights, but also a few disappointing aspects, which will be discussed at the end of this article.
Ever since the members of San Antonio-forged, Tex-Mex/Pop-Rock outfit The Last Bandoleros can remember, they’ve been surrounded by dynamic and diverse musical influences. From Diego’s early Rock ‘n’ Roll collection and the Tex-Mex music of his father to the Country-Blues of Jerry’s guitar instructors and Derek’s Jangly Brit-Rock records, the sounds around the members of The Last Bandoleros have always had an urgency and emphasis on songs and songwriting.
Retired Marine Master Sgt. Rodney Buentello was spending Wednesday afternoon with his family at Bandera City Park, about an hour northwest of San Antonio, when he witnessed the two teens in peril.
The Bandera Marshal’s office said that one of the teens was trying to walk across a park dam illegally when she was swept away by rushing water. The other teen went into the water to help her, but he got stuck as well.