The Cleto Rodriguez Elementary School library is receiving a complete renovation and makeover with the addition of new books.
Volunteers were hard at work piecing together new tables and bookshelves and thanks to The Heart of America Foundation and Capital One 6,000 books are being donated.
"We’ll be painting the walls, we’ve added inspiration quotes, we’ve shelved books, we’re also providing financial literacy in all the classrooms ," Monica Shortino, a community relations manager with Capital One.
Domingo Martinez's "The Boy Kings of Texas" transports people into his Brownsville childhood, warts and all, in his memoir.
It's been called "an emotional roller coaster rendered in exquisite detail," by Publisher's Weekly and was a finalist for the National Book Award.
Martinez was in town for the San Antonio Texas Book Festival last weekend and stops by the studio to talk about his recent literary success and why living in Texas is not something he ever sees himself doing again.
John Ford's 1956 film "The Searchers" is one of the finest of the great director's career. And with its overtones of racism, it's also one of his most complicated. In the movie, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) goes on a years-long quest to find his niece, Debbie, who has been abducted by Comanche Indians. As the search drags on, his hatred for the Comanche intensifies, and by the time he finds Debbie (Natalie Wood), fully integrated into the Comanche Nation, he doesn't know whether to save her or kill her.
I don't know what it says about me, but when a new book was sent to TPR called "Rest in Pieces," I was deemed the person to review it.
I have been in love with spooky stuff since I was about four and my horror movie collection is huge, but I think of myself as a fairly regular fellow. If you are lucky enough to read, retain and enjoy disturbing and arcane facts, this book is for you.
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” may not have been the first animated film, but as author and film historian J.B. Kaufman points out, Walt Disney “completely redefined the concept of what an animated feature could be” with his 1937 film, celebrating 75 years this December.
With the political and cultural movements of the 1960s and 1970s came a burgeoning interest in the many cultures that make up our cinematic landscape that has continued unabated to this day. Heroes, Lovers, and Others by Fordham University professor Clara Rodríguez, continues this tradition.