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Alamo City Comic Con Experience 2016

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 sergeant dies while saving drowning teens


Principal-660x390[1]A man credited with saving the lives of two teens, at the cost of his own, was reportedly a Marine Corps veteran and a two-time Purple Heart recipient.

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.

Sources: Tejano legend Emilio Navaira dead at 53

Tejano legend Emilio Navaira has died, according to multiple sources and colleagues.

The singer suffered a “massive heart attack” Monday, the sources said. He was 53.

Fans and fellow Tejano musicians began expressing condolences late Monday night on Facebook.

“Rest in paradise my Friend Emilio Navaira. I was just with him and Raulito 5 de Mayo weekend laughing about old times. My heart goes out to all his familia. Gonna miss you brother,” A.B. Quintanilla posted.

Quintanilla is the brother of the late Selena, who recorded the ballad “Tu Robaste Mi Corazon” with Navaira.

Mother Ship, Tribute to led Zeppelin

Mother Ship,

A Tribute to led Zeppelin

True to the style of “Led Zeppelin” Mother Ship rocked all night. The set begins with that all too famous song “Kashmir” It was wall to wall waves of adoring fans attended at “Sam’s Burger Joint. Belting out lyrics was front and center is “Sean Finch” handling the lead vocals. As the melodic deep tones of the cello rumbled, Sean in his black leather pants and suede boots brought the Audience to frenzy. Besides the excellent tunes that played all night long. One observation I noted that the age range of was 20 something to 50 years young. Does this mean that classic rock will never die? Judging by what I see, most probably not. It will endure. One generation leads  to the next.



If one hopes to analyze current trends and anticipate where we’re going, one must understand where we’ve been. Below, you’ll find the Hispanic voter breakdown for presidential elections from 1980 to present.
◾1980 Jimmy Carter, 56% Ronald Reagan, 35% +21
◾1984 Walter Mondale, 61% Ronald Reagan, 37% +24
◾1988 Michael Dukakis, 69% George H.W. Bush, 30% +39
◾1992 Bill Clinton, 61% George H.W. Bush, 25% +36
◾1996 Bill Clinton, 72% Bob Dole, 21% +51
◾2000 Al Gore, 62% George W. Bush, 35% +27
◾2004 John Kerry, 58% George W. Bush, 40% +18
◾2008 Barack Obama, 67% John McCain, 31% +36
◾2012 Barack Obama, 71% Mitt Romney, 27% +44

Alamo City Comic Con, Sept 11

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Alamo City Comic Con, Sept 11-13

NFL head of officiating: Cowboys got away with one

Dean Blandino says there should’ve been a holding penalty, better communication on officials’ part Sunday

The NFL’s head of officiating was pretty candid today when talking about the Dallas Cowboys’ 24-20 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Dean Blandino admitted to “Pro Football Talk Live” that Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens got away with a penalty on Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew in the fourth quarter, a critical no-call that derailed a possible Lions scoring drive.

Javier Galvan



For Re: New CD Immediate Release

Jan. 22, 2014

from Javier Galvan (Duet with Manny D.)  Simplemente Mi Historia”

Title Track: “La Mujer”

In 2009, after 25 years of a very successful and blessed career in the main stream music industry, Javier Galvan, lead singer, owner and founder of the musical group, Fama, decided to retire to spend more time with his family and pursue a calling to serve the Lord as a full time Christian minister. His ministry work took him throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and South America. Thanks to his loving wife, Norma, Javier was able to pursue his passion and serve the Lord while raising his family. In these past five years, Javier was able to produce new inspirational music and videos while spreading the Word and helping others.