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Old 12-06-2010, 03:59 PM
 
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Default Former Express News Columnist Found Dead

Carlos Guerra, a former columnist at the San Antonio Express-News, was found dead Monday in Port Aransas, officials there said.

Officers with the Port Aransas Police Department found Guerra in the one-bedroom condominium where he was staying on Mustang Island, said Lt. Darryl Johnson.

The cause of death is unknown.


Former E-N columnist found dead - San Antonio Express-News

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Old 12-06-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Medina Co., TX
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I just heard. Carlos Guerra was my favorite newspaper columnist. I was so sad to hear he was leaving the S.A. Express-News. And now THIS! He was such a great man and aided us out here so much in our efforts to save this area (Hwy. 16 & Park Rd. 37) from the reckless plans of the developer of Hills of Castle Rock. I can't believe he's gone!
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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That's sad. I remember reading his columns.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Charleston AFB SC
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Wow sad, I remember his columns rather well. Not to mention that pic always got my attention for some reason ha.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:00 PM
 
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That's sad. I remember reading his columns.
I have also read his columns every now and then.......
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Man, that makes me sad,
the fact that he was so controversial makes me wonder how he died.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Man, that makes me sad,
the fact that he was so controversial makes me wonder how he died.
Exactly. I started thinking the same thing.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:01 PM
 
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A great loss to our community. A voice for the people has been silenced. I remember reading his column religiously over fifteen years ago. His legacy runs far deeper to the dark days of the Civil Rights struggle in South Texas in the very heart of the kineña (King Ranch) in Kingsville, his connection to the events at Crystal City, and LRUP. Those guys really put their lives on the line to give us a more free and just state, helped enable our community join the political process, and to become Americans when others would have rather kept us apart.

He was more than just a footnote in Chicano history books and reported on issues far and wide before his retirement. It is his work as a reporter that he will be remembered for.

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Old 12-07-2010, 12:09 AM
 
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When I got the Sunday paper regularly, I almost always read his columns.
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:10 AM
 
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A poster in another thread a couple of years ago had recently seen Guerra in person, and was struck by how frail he looked. Guerra retired from the Express-News months later at age 62.

Makes me wonder if Guerra had health problems?
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