Carlos Guerra QEPD

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.

Que En Paz Descanse, Señor Carlos Guerra.


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2 Responses to Carlos Guerra QEPD

  1. Andy A. says:

    Carlos was a great influence on the Chicano movement and Mexican-American
    politics in South Texas, to say the least. He was a friend of my father’s, who
    was also involved in politics in the 70’s in Carlos’ hometown of Robstown, Texas.
    Rest in peace, Carlos . And thank you for your contributions to others.

  2. Selina says:

    I had no idea he passed away. So sad.

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