The rivard report

Edgewood Vietnam Veterans Honor Their Fallen: ‘We Always Come Back’

By the time Daniel Salazar was drafted into the United States Army in 1967, dozens of friends and acquaintances in his tight-knit West San Antonio community were headed off to fight in Vietnam.

Salazar deployed alongside 10 friends. Only four of them survived.


Second Annual Mariachi Lab Highlights Female Innovation of the Genre

When Vanessa Del Fierro started playing mariachi music in high school, she immersed herself in the genre’s traditions. The music, the arrangements, the attire all dated back centuries, but as she became more passionate about it, she was ready to make the genre her own.


Arts Program Opens Door to Printmaking Skills for Westside Youth

In 1980, Harvey Mireles was a high school dropout headed toward a 20-year career in the Air Force. 

Now, almost 40 years later, Mireles is giving back to the community in which he grew up.


Hoodrat Snacks Brings San Antonio Treats to Your Doorstep

As a kid in West Side San Antonio, Jackie Earhart grew up on roasted corn, raspas, and sour pickles. They were staples of her childhood – treats she took for granted until she moved 2,000 miles away for college.