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Lost dog during Hurricane Harvey becomes unlikely symbol of Texas strength

A dog that accidentally got loose Friday night during Hurricane Harvey has become an unlikely symbol of Texas strength.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Otis, a German shepherd mix, got loose Friday night from a screened-in back porch in Sinton, Texas, […]

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Miracle At Midnight: A true story

Note: No matter where you may be in the world as your read this, may you be inspired to face each moment of your life with gratitude and love. ~Sonny
The hail pounded like machine gun bullets on Laura Hanna’s car […]

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My Father’s Spirit

When my brother Rick, who lives in El Paso, visits San Antonio, we always take a walk in the neighborhood where we grew up.
The building where my father’s small barbershop was located still stands at the corner of Nolan & […]

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A Surprise Marriage Proposal at TEDxSanAntonio!

Screen shots from Amy Zhang’s family cell phone as they watched LIVE in China!
Recently, I had the honor of emceeing the official TEDxSanAntonio event, held at the RackSpace Theater, featuring 16 of the most remarkable speakers you will ever experience.
(TEDx is […]

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I Believe In You!

My thanks to all the teachers, administrators & educational professionals at Crystal City ISD for their tremendous welcome & invitation to deliver the conference keynote this morning. I was truly inspired by the commitment of Federal Programs Director, Adelicia Leeper […]

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Why I Carry 31 Cents In My Pocket Every Day

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~Thomas Campbell

 
Each morning, as my father would drop me off in front of St. Michael’s School in San Antonio, Texas, he would give me 31 cents from his pocket […]

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908 1/2 Nolan St. ~ A Tribute to My Dad

My dad, the late Joe A. Melendrez, Sr., was a barber who probably never made more than $600 in a single month, and yet he was able to support his family and send his boys to a private Catholic school. […]

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Take Me Out AT the Ball Game

 
You may not believe the story I’m about to tell you, but I promise you it all really happened.
Several years ago, in San Antonio, Texas, Karen Sexton, came home with a souvenir from a Friday night ,San Antonio Mission’s baseball […]

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Eva Longoria’s Versus Series: The Sport of Overcoming Moral Obstacles

Award-winning actor, director and executive producer, Eva Longoria is on a mission. She wants to connect the dots between sports and stories that overcome the challenges of life: racism, sexism, discrimination, etc.
The first film she directs in the Versus Series, […]

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Rocking Dreams with the Rolling Stones

Everyone in radio has a story about their young fascination with this incredible medium. Some of us will even tell you about the irony of our future as it relates to our past. We’re the ones with the most pinch […]

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