A work in progress

At the intersection of Santa María Ave. and Constantinople, a work in progress presents a striking visual as you head downtown. LareDOS tried to find the artist at the location, but the effort was without success. Yet to be painted, a wolf, a lion, and a bear are sketched in at the bottom of the mural. The work raised an interest in who might be the cowgirl with the flags of Texas and Mexico over the inverted pentagon in which she is painted, and to whom do the empty initialized chairs to the right belong.

So far ahead of her time

Journalist, educator, and borderland activist Jovita Idar, once the publisher of La Cronica, is remembered in St. Peter’s Plaza with a marker from the Texas Historic Commission. She reported on gender inequality, the lynchings of Mexicans, and politics. She stood up to the Texas Rangers who would subsequently burn La Cronica’s offices and presses.