Jorge Marín's "Alas de la Ciudad" – "Wings of the City" at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Wings of the City – Alas de la Ciudad by Jorge Marín is an exhibit of eight monumental bronze sculptures that recently arrived at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. I encourage art lovers of all ages to visit these classically beautiful and… Continue Reading

Coming to San Antonio Book Festival: Chris Barton (author) and Don Tate (illustrator) of "The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch"

In the back matter of The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, illustrator Don Tate charmingly confesses: I’m ashamed to admit that before illustrating The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, I wasn’t very knowledgeable about Reconstruction. Reconstruction is the era… Continue Reading

Celebrating reading at the 2014 San Antonio Book Festival

On Saturday, my kids and I had a great time at the San Antonio Book Festival at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. For our family, the highlight of festival was during the presentation by Joe Cepeda, a children’s book illustrator, when my… Continue Reading

Children's and young adult authors at the San Antonio Book Festival on April 5, 2014

The second annual San Antonio Book Festival, on April 5, 2014, will feature free activities and author showcases from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. I am looking forward to bringing my kids for the fun… Continue Reading

Cash prizes for young fiction writers at San Antonio Book Festival

First of all: Grab your calendar, find April 5, 2014, and mark down the San Antonio Book Festival. It will be here before you know it. Next, ask yourself: Do I know any promising young writers who are currently in… Continue Reading

Choose to Succeed and its supporters

A group of supporters gathered on October 17 in the Coates Chapel at the Southwest School of Art to launch Choose to Succeed, a movement to dramatically expand the community of high performing charter schools in San Antonio by growing the… Continue Reading

College For All Children: IDEA Carver Academy and College Prep

Last Friday, I toured IDEA Carver Academy and College Prep, an open enrollment, tuition-free, public charter school on San Antonio’s East Side. The campus started by David Robinson as The Carver Academy is now part of IDEA Public Schools, with Robinson’s continued… Continue Reading