ON THE COVER
Did you know expensive shotguns are a popular gift lobbyists send to Texas legislators? We’re sure hot shots like House Speaker Tom Craddick and Governor Perry know. Read the Current’s Lege Roundup. Cover Illustration by Matt Bors.
Jeremy Martin’s comic book review of Army@Love `Straight Shooter, May 9-15` hits our empire’s propaganda nail on its covert head. His insight into the realities of our military personnel (“disadvantaged teens or misguided patriots”) shows up Memorial Day/Veterans Day rhetoric for what it is: We make them victims and call them heroes.
TOM KEENE, SAN ANTONIO
WEB COMMENTSRe: Mex in Manhattan, posted May 29, 2007
Added: Sunday June 03, 2007 at 01:45 PM EST
What an excellent article! Im glad you brought on Mario’s wit and old world charm. He is another San Antonio present day icon. I look forward to reading his articles.
Nathaniel Garcia, San Antonio, TX
Re: “Billing me softly,” posted May 29, 2007
An Alternative to Hospital Emergency Rooms
Brent Evans should have gone to the nearest Texas Med Clinic instead of to the hospital emergency room. Last week a heavy floor safe lid fell on my hand. My husband took me to the nearest TX Med Clinic, where I had to wait a mere ten minutes before seeing Dr. Juan Garza. When I left an hour and a half later, I paid $438 for the 12 stitches, 3 x-rays, and tetanus shot. This isn’t my first positive experience, either. Almost seven years ago, when I went over the handlebars of my bike on a Sunday morning, the same clinic stablized my fractured elbow, set me up with a surgeon, did multiple x-rays, and cleaned up my lacerated chin. Especially for the uninsured, TX Med Clinic is a reasonable alternative to the hospital emergency room. They even call the next day to see how you’re doing.
Susan Conrad, San Antonio, TX
Re: That’s a Wrap, posted May 29, 2007
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Ed. note: Current staff writer Dave Maass has confirmed that (KABOOM!) RH is the Rutger Hauer original y auténtico.
The Southwest School of Art & Craft and the San Antonio Museum of Art have pointed out that our May 26 story on the Baroque World of Fernando Botero `“Beloved, especially when edited”` could leave the impression that SAMA and SSAC were offered the Abu Ghraib paintings as part of the show and turned them down. Although the Associated Press has reported, and Botero has stated, that ASI offered the Abu Ghraib paintings as part of the retrospective and no American museums were interested in including them in the exhibition, SAMA and SSAC have told the Current that they were never offered the Abu Ghraib images. ASI has not returned phone calls seeking comment.