Jack Morgan

There’s something significant going on downtown, and it’s scale is quite impressive. I heard about it from a friend, and drove down to inspect what was going on. At a noisy place, where I-10 meets I-35, right behind the Christopher Columbus Italian-American Society, there’s a very unremarkable urban parking lot. In that lot three young men pour skin-colored paint into big, hand-pump paint cans. Then they begin spraying the paint onto the asphalt.

“My name is Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada.”

Rodriguez-Gerada is the world renowned artist behind this project. 

Texas Tribune

— Last summer tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American minors crossed the Rio Grande and entered the United States.  Many were fleeing violence in their countries.  Ambassador Thomas Shannon tells Fronteras the U.S. government is hoping a plan being implemented will prevent another wave of child migrants.  

—After living illegally for years in the United States many residents of  Tijuana, Mexico,  are being deported to Mexico.   Read on for why they're waiting in Tijuana.

This Week in the Civil War - #1057

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  During his working vacation, President Abraham Lincoln remained quite busy, reviewing Union military units and strategizing at City Point, Virginia with Grant, Sherman, and Admiral Porter.  Sherman had come from Goldsborough, North Carolina where his army was concentrated.  For the better part of a day, Sherman provided a detailed account of his campaign through the Carolinas.  On the following day, Tuesday, March 28, 1865, aboard the River Queen the generals detailed for the president their plans for a final campaign against the Confederacy.  Sherman later claimed that Lincoln noted that

You might think you have deep roots in Texas, but they do not compare to some of the great trees of the state. These Live Oaks, Pecans, Elms and Cypress have stood tall through the ages. They watched the six flags come and go. They gave shade to the history makers and sometimes provided the limbs for grim lynchings.

The Texas A&M Forest Service has collected the most storied trees of the state in the book “Famous Trees of Texas” Gretchen Riley co-authored the book with Peter D.Smith.

A Gift Of Art From Two Philanthropic Giants

Mar 27, 2015
James Baker

As I walked out of San Antonio's McNay Museum of Art this morning, after a wonderful interview with Linda Hardberger, I felt as though I were swimming upstream against an unstoppable current of children. They were there to tour the McNay's current exhibition of pieces from the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts. I had only moments earlier been speaking to Mrs.