Viva, San Antonio!
Texas is roughly 800 miles from its farthest points north to south, and another 800 miles east to west. At its heart, and in its heart, lies the city of San Antonio. VIVA SAN ANTONIO! celebrates a community that still honors its Spanish/Mexican heritage, embraces its cowtown past and present, and shows the world that blending cultures is a wise and wonderful thing to do. In San Antonio, Spanish is as much spoken as English, cowboys and ranchers still meet at the Menger Hotel, Fiesta rules every spring in a week-long city-wide party, and Cinco de Mayo is as celebrated as the Fourth of July.
Bulldog vs. The Crusher
Book 1: Trini
Getting to Real
Book 2: Gabriel
Book 3: Kel
Meet three of the locals:
Pals from one of the barrios on the city’s southwest side, these three amigos began high school together, young and ready for the last leg of their public education. There’s Trinidad – Trini – Moscorro, the jock, ready and willing to pulverize on the football field but with a soft spot for the weak and wounded. And his friend Gabriel Trujillo, torn between his scholarly ambitions and work obligations to his family. Rounding out the trio is Kelton Lujan – Kel – who has gone from the studious boy he once was to the disruptive mischievous teen he became following his father’s death.
Only one of the three friends finished high school. For all of them, however, their greatest lessons came from life itself. Regrets, resentment, restructuring, all continue to take their toll.
After eighteen years and with the culturally rich city of San Antonio as backdrop, these three amigos have even more learning to do.
a little about doris rangel
A lover of history, far off places and empty spaces, former teacher, seasonal park ranger, and Peace Corps Volunteer Doris Rangel has been to plenty of areas where her imagination could run wild. She has always loved to write, but it was writing letters from some of those far off places (yes, back in the day people really did that) that propelled her into giving writing for publication a try. Her credits now include essays, short stories and novels. Fascinated by how much the people of the world have in common, she believes kindness will ultimately overcome meanness, generosity will overcome greed, and, of course, that true love in all its various forms is mankind’s greatest strength. It may take some work, however.