Trending
MOST READ
New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

Music: Like the bulk of Austin Mahone’s Instagram account, this one’s a selfie. In a white tank top, hair coifed up real big, Mahone arranges his facial... By Matt Stieb 7/22/2014
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Best Thai Food

Best Thai Food

Best of SA 2012: Tucked off Blanco Road in a bland shopping strip lies a tasty secret that has been keeping SA foodies smiling for over a decade. Once you pass through the rough exterior, you'll... 4/25/2012
Best Food Truck

Best Food Truck

Best of SA 2012: We love food trucks. But, honestly, there are days when the restaurant-on-wheels trend feels completely out of hand. Frequently operators wheeling out new mobile eateries... 4/25/2012
Best Brunch

Best Brunch

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

News

Glitter Political: For Mary Angie Garcia, it’s all in the name

Photo: Jade Esteban Estrada, License: N/A

Jade Esteban Estrada

Go ahead, get a little "I Voted" sticker this month


With the exception of the Bexar County Young Tejano Democrats, the lone political group to officially support her, the endorsements never came. It’s spilled milk now, but she still fumes that the San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association never contacted her for an interview. “When I found out that the firefighters only interviewed [Abundis-Esparza] for the endorsement process you could see smoke coming out of my ears!” she says.

But, turns out she didn’t need those endorsements, anyway, because of the not-so-secret weapon.

When showing her how it’s used, her supporters sat her down a la My Fair Lady and asked her to say her name. Then asked her how many Mary Garcias she thought there were in San Antonio.

“I guess chingos,” she replied. Then an attorney friend asked her to tell him how many Sister Marys there were in the town named after St. Anthony of Padua—then went on to remind her that almost “everybody’s grandmother’s name is Mary Garcia.”

The message was as clear as the mole on Garcia’s chin.

“Do you believe your name is a big part of this campaign?” I ask.

“You tell me, Jade,” she says, looking directly into my eyes. “Would you rather have a Garcia or a McKinney in San Antonio as District Clerk?”

The general election will answer that all in good time.

Recently in News
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus