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Monday, November 15, 2010

Good Job!!

The Rock and Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon took place over the weekend. The race route came through part of western edge of our neighborhood. Over 30,000 runners/walkers signed up for the event including one our daughters. She ran the half marathon and finished in 2:05 hrs....Good Job, Jen!

The STAR project finished up this weekend. Close to 150 University of Texas at San Antonio students swarmed through the neighborhood to finish working on the 13 houses....Good Job, UTSA students!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

STAR in Dignowity Hill

About 150 students from, the University of Texas at San Antonio School of Architecture showed up bright and early on Saturday morning in Dignowity Park to participate in the first annual Students Together Achieving Revitalization (STAR) project. The project's aim is to introduce the students to historic preservation and aid in the on going revitalization of Dignowity Hill. Kudos to the city's Office of Historic Preservation, Mr Victor Salas a local contractor who provided expertise and tools to get the job done and Sue Anne Pemberton, professor of architecture at UTSA, for coordinating the students from UTSA!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Day After

As the saying goes, "the people have spoken".....and the political landscape at the national level has once again shifted. We'll have to wait and see what this really means. The big question is can this new group of political leaders learn to govern without having political ideology get in the way. The landscape may have changed but the challenges and problems remain: the economy has not fully recovered, unemployment is still high, the housing market is still struggling, millions of people still do not have adequate health care, immigration reform is still needed, our public education system is in dire need of get the picture. It makes me wonder if this new congress will make any headway.

In the meantime, life in our corner of the world goes on....... school guard Bob still waves at me every morning on my way to work, neighbors and friends stop by to chat, my fall veggie garden is doing well, the weather is getting cooler and over the next two weekends about 300 students from the University of Texas at San Antonio School of Architecture will be doing a service project in the neighborhood. Maybe those things don't mean much the day after a big election but they are significant reminders that the important things in life don't need to be earth shattering events!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dia de Los Muertos

Dia de Los Muertos
City Cemeteries on the Eastside

Mid Term Madness

Today is election day. Finally, the loud noise that comes with elections will get down to a more tolerable level. I'll be so glad when the tiresome incivility and irrational rhetoric is put away till the next election! Change seems to be the dominant theme every election yet I'm not sure if things really do change as the only real change that seems to be occurring is changing out our representatives every election! The one thing that remains constant is the right to vote. So get up, get out and Vote!!