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Ricardo Romo

Ricardo Romo
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Ricardo Romo, Ph.D., served as the fifth president of the University of Texas at San Antonio from 1999 to 2017. A recognized urban historian, he has taught and published in the field of civil rights, Mexican American history, and urban history. His book, East Los Angeles: History of a Barrio, is in its 9th edition. Romo currently serves as Executive Director of the SA Artistic Collective and is co-founder of the Tricentennial Art Project, both based in San Antonio, Texas.

Alicia Saenz Romo, my mom and role model

By Dr. Ricardo Romo My mom was my first real friend—and what a friend she was. My first trips to Brackenridge Park, the Majestic...

How the Mexican Revolution Shaped San Antonio

The way the Mexican Revolution has shaped San Antonio is one of the many accounts of our city’s immigrant story. Critically acclaimed author Sandra...

Cultural Icons of the Westside

A history of San Antonio’s Westside would not be complete without examining its cultural institutions. Perhaps none had greater presence in the 1940s and...

Ana Fernandez: Painter and Chef

Ana Fernandez, a native of San Antonio, is a Latina artist who has won prestigious awards in painting and cooking. This year she is...

Recordando a Selena

Selena no fue una reina común y corriente. Ella fue la reina de la música texana. Su imperio estaba compuesto por los admiradores de...

Remembering Selena Quintanilla

Selena was no ordinary queen. She was the queen of Tejano music. Her empire included music fans from the United States and Mexico and...

Las contribuciones de España en San Antonio

No se necesita ir muy lejos para encontrar evidencias de las contribuciones de España.  Nuestro español, catolicismo y muchas de nuestras tradiciones, cocina y...

Michael Menchaca; S.A. artist, continues growth 

Michael Menchaca’s “Vignettes from San Antonio,”  at Ruiz-Healy Art gallery in Olmos Park introduces new works dedicated to celebrating his memories, his Latino heritage,...

El origen de los primeros presidios y Misiones de San Antonio

Si has tenido la oportunidad de vivir o haber vivido en San Antonio, sabes que esta ciudad tiene una larga y rica historia. Sin...