You have all seen San Antonio come together in ways unimaginable. We are all faced with challenges and hard decisions during this crisis — you all more-so than most — but something to consider is our privilege and the omission of our Nation’s undocumented residents by the federal government. … Continue readingAn Open Letter to City Council During COVID-19
an Antonio recently celebrated its 300-year “birthday.” Birthday is in quotation marks because we know that 300 years ago was not when San Antonio just popped up out of the earth. Three hundred years ago Spain founded San Antonio de Padua on the date that recognizes the saint. … Continue readingDigital History Review: Vintage San Antonio – a photo history
Every morning I walk up to my desk and take a seat. I could have twelve different things pending that need my attention, but I take the time to sit and visit NPR or National Public Radio to hear the daily release of the top news from the day before. … Continue readingDigital History Review of the Morning Edition (NPR)
Let’s talk tables. Tables for everything! Tables
Let us talk tables. Tables are for everything! Tables are for projects! Tables are for birthdays! Tables are for eating on! No. No. All jokes aside, tables are amazing tools that, if used the right way, can maximize efforts and can maximize productivity. … Continue readingTool Test: Airtable
The cool thing about being a graphic designer for the beautiful City of San Antonio is that learning new things is a daily adventure. I work for Pre-K 4 SA, a corporation that began by through the ideas of some smart individuals that understood that early childhood education was the way to ensure a change in the infrastructure and workforce of San Antonio. … Continue readingTool Test: Adobe Indesign
Equity Maps is a teaching tool that allows the teacher or presenter to track how frequently and how long a participant in a conversation takes part. The site not only follows the talk but also records it in a way that is easy for playback and sharing. This is a downloadable application for smart devices with wifi capabilities. … Continue readingDigital Review of “Equity Maps”
Recently, The Western History Association had a conference in San Antonio, Texas. It was of no surprise to me that the participants of the conference were very interested in the history of San Antonio and the past of a city reborn.
As part of a course at St. Mary’s University, Dr. Teresa Van Hoy gathered a group of her brightest minds as well as a grad student (that would be me). … Continue readingHistoria en Vivo | Living History: The Mission to Market Walking Tour
It could be argued that much of the local history that occurs today is brought forth by our “leaders”, those who are elected or placed into a public office or position. Well, I was able to spend some time with many of those leaders on a day called “Civic Engagement Day” that was hosted and arranged by the LSA 300 team. … Continue readingCivic Engagement and Public History Collide
Everett Fly, distinguished guest and speaker at the Esperanza Center was the first speaker for the Westside Community and Preservation Speaker Series. “This series will explore community history and historic preservation in communities of color.” … Continue reading“Samuel McCullough Was a Mullato Man”
A developing population can grow out of the past or it can grow with the past in mind and in sight.
Laugh, smile, and cry seem to just be those emotions present at events like these. … Continue readingAnd a Grito Filled the Air