For those who had a chance to read San Antonio Express’ former columnist, Carlos Guerra, or had a chance to see him in his times speaking at Texas A&M International University, it is with sadness that I tell you he was found dead in his Port Aransas home.
I saw a posting on a friend’s page that he had passed away and wondered why I had not seen his daily Facebook postings so I went to his latest writing project, the NewsTaco. The news was confirmed.
This past September 24, 2010, the city of San Antonio had Carlos Guerra day and held a fundraising effort for Mr. Guerra’s passion – education for South Texas students.
The note on the TAMU-Kingsville donation page:
Make a direct contribution to the Carlos Guerra Communications and Theatre Arts Scholarship Fund. 100% of your gift will go towards the scholarship fund at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Guerra, a Distinguished Alumni from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has designated the scholarship primarily to help first-generation South Texas students with access and opportunity to higher education. The scholarship will benefit students from the following South Texas counties: Atascosa, Aransas, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Dewitt, Dimmitt, Duval, Frio, Goliad, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kenedy, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, Medina, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Uvalde, Victoria, Webb, Willacy, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala.